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December 17, 2014 Updates

Of course, Dirk Nowitzki has always been a big fan of Bryant, who now sits in the No. 3 spot among the league’s all-time scoring leaders with 32,331 career points. “He’s probably the greatest player in my generation that I played against,” said Nowitzki, who has 27,239 career points and will likely pass Elvin Hayes and Moses Malone over the next few weeks to move up to seventh on the list. “Obviously Shaq was very dominant, Tim Duncan was great, but I just loved watching Kobe. ESPN.com

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When former University of Houston coach Guy V. Lewis is inducted next month into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. his presenter will be fellow Hall of Famer Elvin Hayes. Inductees can chose their presenter from any member of the Hall of Fame and Hayes told FOX 26 Sports the Lewis family chose him, and he could not be more thrilled. Hayes, who was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1990, was twice an Associated Press First-Team All-American under Lewis at the University of Houston, where he played from 1964-1968. Lewis was the AP's NCAA Player of the year in 1968. "To be able to be a presenter for Guy Lewis at the Basketball Hall of Fame, it probably means just as much as when I was inducted into the Hall of Fame," Hayes said. FOX 26 Sports

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No matter what locker room I’ve ever walked into, I’ve heard identical grumbling about touches, minutes, broken promises, lack of appreciation, ignorant coaches, trade demands and, of course, money, money, money. At one time, Bob Love, Norm Van Lier, Clifford Ray and Chet Walker complained about one or more of the above. And the Bulls were winning 47 to 54 games a year in those days. New York Post

Several days after eating with Barnett, I was at Pauley Pavilion talking to Stu Lantz, the Lakers’ long-time TV analyst. Out of nowhere, he brings up Hayes and McMahon. As it turns out, he and the Big E were Rockets’ roommates during that period. “We were tight,” Lantz said, “but I felt terrible the way Elvin treated Jack.” By any chance, do you know what happened when Hannum spoke to Hayes alone, I wondered? “Yeah, when we got back to our room that day, Elvin told me, ‘He crazy. He told me he was gonna kick my [butt]!” I’m not so sure it would do Cousins or Evans any good. New York Post

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