Star-Bulletin Sports

Friday, July 27, 2001


Lakers to train, play
exhibition in Hawaii

From staff and wire reports

Lindsay Hunter, who holds the NCAA and Rainbow Classic records for most 3-point field goal attempts in a game, will make his debut in a Los Angeles Lakers uniform when the two-time defending NBA champions open their training camp at the University of Hawaii.

The Lakers are scheduled to arrive Sept. 28 and conclude their camp on Oct. 8. On Oct 7, Los Angeles will take on the Golden State Warriors in a preseason game at 3 p.m. at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The Warriors will also train at UH beginning Oct. 6. The teams will leave Oct. 9 for Japan, where they will play two exhibitions in the Tokyo Dome Oct. 13 and 14.

Tickets go on sale late next month at the Stan Sheriff Center Box Office. Prices range from $10 to $65.

This will be the ninth time the Lakers have visited Hawaii to train and play exhibitions since 1988.

Hunter, who was acquired from Milwaukee last month, set the single-game 3-point attempt mark of 26 during the 1992 Rainbow Classic.

The Jackson State guard made 11 3-pointers, tying the record set by Dennis Scott of Georgia Tech in 1988.

Lakers open against Blazers: The Lakers will begin their quest for a third straight NBA championship when they play Portland on Oct. 30 at Los Angeles.

It will be one of 12 games on opening night of the league's 2001-02 season, which was released yesterday.

The Lakers-Trail Blazers game will be telecast by TBS as part of an opening-night doubleheader. The first game will pit the Philadelphia 76ers, who lost to the Lakers in the finals, against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBC will begin its regular-season telecasts with a Christmas Day doubleheader between the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden and the 76ers and Lakers at the Staples Center.

NBC will televise 23 of its 32 games on Sundays, including the All-Star Game in Philadelphia on Feb. 10. For a complete list of this season's NBA telecasts, please see Scoreboard, page C6.

Wesley signs extension: Charlotte Hornets guard David Wesley agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2004-05 season yesterday.

"We wanted three years, but we will settle for two," said Wesley's agent, Frank Catapano.

The 30-year-old player left Boston to sign a seven-year $20.16 million deal in July 1997. Wesley, who has played in a franchise-record 285 consecutive games, averaged a career-high 17.2 points and shot 37.6 percent from 3-point range last season.

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