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Michael Brooks, former La Salle great, dies at 58

philly.com — By Mike Sielski Michael Brooks, 58, a Philadelphia high school and college star who years after his playing career ended remained one of the most admired and mysterious figures in the city's basketball history, died Monday.

Mystery man speaks: Michael Brooks on his career, health, and hometown

articles.philly.com — It became about him and his mysterious decision to cut himself off from hundreds of people here who knew him or knew of him. He had been a superstar at West Catholic High and La Salle University (La Salle College then), the NCAA's Kodak player of the year in 1980, the captain of a U.S.

The mystery of Michael Brooks

articles.philly.com — Brooks had been a remarkable college basketball player - a member of the all-American team, the leading scorer in La Salle history at the time of his graduation. He had been selected to the 1980 United States Olympic team. He had played six years in the NBA.

Mike Sielski: Nick Williams' time has come, is he ready?

heraldonline.com — This was mid-January, a freezing day in a freezing month, but already Nick Williams was thinking warm thoughts. The Phillies had brought him to Citizens Bank Park, with several other young players and prospects, for a tour of the place, and in walking the concourse Williams began eyeballing the right-field wall and its alluring distance from home plate.

Sielski: Nick Williams' time has come; is he ready?

philly.com — This was mid-January, a freezing day in a freezing month, but already Nick Williams was thinking warm thoughts. The Phillies had brought him to Citizens Bank Park, with several other young players and prospects, for a tour of the place, and in walking the - Mike Sielski, Philadelphia Inquirer

Sielski: Nick Williams' time has come. Is he ready?

philly.com — This was mid-January, a freezing day in a freezing month, but already Nick Williams was thinking warm thoughts. The Phillies had brought him to Citizens Bank Park, with several other young players and prospects, for a tour of the place, and in walking the - Mike Sielski, Philadelphia Inquirer

Sielski: Progress on Sixers training center might be slower than they've said

philly.com — In less than six weeks, the 76ers will begin what can accurately be called their most anticipated training camp since Allen Iverson's distaste for poom-poom pants became public knowledge. It's no wonder why. This will be a different team and a different season, tank-free.

Sielski: Progress on Sixers training center might be slower than they've said

philly.com — In less than six weeks, the 76ers will begin what can accurately be called their most anticipated training camp since Allen Iverson's distaste for poom-poom pants became public knowledge. It's no wonder why. This will be a different team and a different season, tank-free.

Sielski: Eagles' desperation shows Bradford was right to want out

philly.com — Sam Bradford says the right things and smiles the right smiles at the right moments, but it's hard to believe that he's not wondering what he has gotten himself into. He took all that criticism back in April when, after the Eagles made two trades to move up to draft Carson Wentz, he requested that they in turn trade him.

Even Eagles not immune to NFL's 'over-discipline'

articles.philly.com — Everyone had better be careful now, and everyone includes Jeffrey Lurie, Chip Kelly, and the Eagles. Yes, this is the new NFL, where following the reasoning behind the ever-increasing punishments that Goodell and the league office dole out is becoming a party game, where everyone, including one of the league's most esteemed owners, is fair game.
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