Rex Chapman
American basketball player
Rex Chapman
Rex Everett Chapman is a retired American professional basketball player. Chapman was a college standout at the University of Kentucky and went on to play for four NBA teams through his 12-year career in the league. He later served as the vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.
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Steve Nash Dissects Why The NBA's Rookie-Veteran Relationship Is So Crucial
Huffington Post - about 1 year
A blur of purple and orange, and seemingly everywhere at once, Steve Nash had the kind of vision and innate understanding of the game that point guards dream of. If a teammate were out in transition or waiting, hands up, in the corner, it took just a quick moment and a flick of his wrist for Nash to seemingly bend space and stop time, lacing the ball through the swarm of defenders and straight to the chest of his target, setting up the shot perfectly, per usual. If you also donned a Phoenix Suns jersey, the two-time MVP would find you before you yourself even knew you were open. That’s simply what Nash did throughout his 18-year NBA career -- he’d scan the open floor before him, then guide his teammates toward the spots in which they’d excel, maximizing their potential with just the jerk of his head or the look in his eye. So it makes sense that even today, the now retired, 41-year-old Nash is still fixated on this idea of helping teammates grow. As he sees it, a car ...
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Praying school bus driver fired
CNN - over 3 years
A Minnesota school bus driver says he was dismissed for praying on the job. WCCO's Reg Chapman reports.
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They're Back
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Charlotte is the home of the Hornets once again. The NBA unanimously approved Charlotte's nickname change from Bobcats to Hornets on Thursday at the league's Board of Governors meeting. The original Hornets built a supportive fan base in Charlotte from the time they entered the league in 1988 until they moved to New Orleans in 2002. But the new owners in New Orleans have changed the team's name to the Pelicans. That opened the door for owner Michael Jordan to bring the Hornets name back to Charlotte. The change will take place after the 2013-14 season. "We're thrilled to bring back the Hornets to Charlotte and the Carolinas," Jordan said in a statement issued by the team. "The passion and enthusiasm around this name change by fans in this market has been unmatched. They overwhelmingly told us what they wanted, we listened and we couldn't be happier with the Board of Governors' approval of the name change. With th ...
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Amile Jefferson Headed to Kentucky…for All-Star Tournament
Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch - almost 5 years
The Amile Jefferson tour will continue tomorrow, but this time he’s taking a friend with him. The Friends' Central standout and two-time ESPN/Gatorade Pennsylvania Boys Player of the Year will head to Kentucky next, where he’ll be coached by Phoenix head coach Jason Polykoff in the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic from April 4 through 7. "I'm extremely proud of Amile for receiving this terrific honor yet again," Polykoff said of Jefferson's Player of the Year selection, and the laundry list of other accolades he’s received.  "He's a great player, a wonderful student, and an even better person. The boys' basketball team, Friends' Central, and Pennsylvania have an outstanding representative for their player of the year." The Kentucky Derby exhibition, now in its 30th year, draws some of the best prep basketball talent in the country. Past participants include NBA All-Stars Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Rex Chapman, Pervis Ellison, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Da ...
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Stan The Fan's NFL Picks - Press Box
Google News - over 5 years
But Tom Coughlin's Giants lost to Rex Chapman, while the Rams lost to Michael Vick and the uber-ready Philadelphia Eagles. The Rams may lose the game, but this early season opportunity to show the world they are moving on up is too good an opportunity
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Joe McGinniss Does Not Have the Hots for Sarah Palin - Slate Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Shocker. East Coast establishment Whole Foods humor doesn't translate well into Teabonics?" On the Facebook update: "I'm old school. John Starks, Rex Chapman, Glenn Rice were among my basketball heroes. But I only recently went looking for him to add
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Ranking the 50 Greatest Dunks in NBA Slam Dunk Contest History - Bleacher Report
Google News - over 5 years
Easily one of the most underrated players of his generation, Rex Chapman was an iconic man both as a shooter and a dunker. In 1991, he finished third in the dunk contest and kicked off his performance with a shot he launched off of the backboard before
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Angry Canadians Question Steve Nash's Decision to "Snub" National Team, Nash ... - Bright Side of the Sun
Google News - over 5 years
(mike Finley) {A Steve Nash/Rex Chapman/Michael Finley tweet? My heart is aflutter.} @SteveNash: RT @Bueller27: @SteveNash where do you rank Santa Clara's win over Arizona? top 10? or not a big deal? (for sure top 10) ASU fans have to love this,
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The… “No Look dunk” - Sport 24
Google News - over 5 years
Μεγάλο φαβορί θεωρούταν ο Shawn Kemp των Sonics, ενώ ελπίδες είχαν ακόμα ο Kenny Smith των Rockets και ο Rex Chapman, που τότε αγωνιζόταν στους Hornets και είχε τον κόσμο με το μέρος του. Στον διαγωνισμό έπαιρναν ακόμα μέρος ο Kendall Gill (Hornets),
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Rex Chapman Sings Prince's “When Doves Cry” in a Bad 90s Outfit - Business Insider
Google News - over 5 years
First of all, I have to throw it out there that Rex Chapman is my favorite Kentucky basketball player of all time, even though he was only at the school for two years. Chapman could do it all, plus the fact that he was a geeky white kid with a crazy
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Rex Chapman needs to purify himself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka - NBA.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
I don't want to hate too much for this rendition of “When Doves Cry” by former NBA marksman Rex Chapman, because just about anyone who's ever been to Six Flags between the ages of 10-14 probably has a similar video floating around
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Links: Andray Blatche's Birthday, Capital Punishment Recapping - Bullets Forever (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
[Capital Games] Unsurprisingly, the two leagues couldn't stop trash talking the day after the game. [SB Nation DC] John Wall seems happy at the afterparty at Love. [Photo] Finally, because we remember him too, here's Rex Chapman singing "When Doves Cry
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Profile of a Hall of Famer: Chris Mullin - Bloguin (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
John Stockton's already in, and maybe guys like Mark Price, Rex Chapman, Thunder Dan and Jeff Hornacek have a chance, but that's pretty doubtful. Wally Szcerbiak's not getting in there for sure, and I don't think Jason Williams, Kirk Heinrich,
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Manute Bol's Last Bullets - Truth About It - Washington Wizards Blog (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
On February 21, with the Bullets experiencing a myriad of ailments as usual (to the likes of Calbert Cheaney, Rex Chapman, Kenny Walker, Larry Stewart and Duckworth), Manute Bol was signed to a 10-day contract. Fulfilling the heights of my 13-year old
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#88 Ball State Cardinals: College Basketball 111 in 111 - The Sports Bank
Google News - over 5 years
Chapman is the son of former NBA player Rex Chapman and will provide the Cards with a capable shooter off the bench, something they lacked last season, and also play some point until Robinson returns. While Ball State will boast a small starting five,
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Derby Festival Classic Moves To Thunder Weekend In 2012 - WLKY Louisville
Google News - over 5 years
The Derby Festival Basketball Classic has featured some of the nation's best high school players before they moved up to the college and professional levels. Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Rex Chapman, Pervis Ellison, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins,
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Duke Commits Recruiting Violation? - TweetsCenter
Google News - over 5 years
Much less integrity today,” tweeted Rex Chapman, ex-NBA player. “UK, UNC, Duke, U of L & other “top-dawg's” r playing different game.” One tactic that Coach K has used to skirt the rule that prevents him from making contact during NCAA's July
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rex Chapman
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    Age 47
    In 2015, Chapman stated that he had battled prescription pain pill addiction for 17 years and that he had 10 surgeries during his 14-year NBA career.
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    On March 31, 2015, Louisville's WDRB reported that prosecutors had not filed charges against Chapman, referring his case back to the Scottsdale police for further investigation.
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  • 2014
    Age 46
    On September 30, 2014, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Chapman had entered a substance-abuse rehabilitation program in Louisville, Kentucky, to be treated for suboxone dependence, a medication prescribed to help patients stop using opioid-based pain medication.
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    On September 19, 2014, Chapman was arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple Store in Scottsdale, Arizona.
    More Details Hide Details Sgt. Mark Clark said Chapman was alleged to have picked up items in the store, located near Scottsdale Road and Greenway, and made it appear that he was paying for the items through the store's self-checkout. He would then leave the store without actually paying for the items. He reportedly took the items to a local pawn shop and sold the goods for cash. Chapman was originally identified by multiple employees based on his stint in the NBA, which included several seasons with the Phoenix Suns.
  • 2013
    Age 45
    For the 2013–2014 season, it was announced that Chapman would serve as the network TV color analyst for the Grand Canyon University men's basketball team.
    More Details Hide Details The 'Lopes began their first year in transition from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, and Chapman served as the analyst alongside play-by-play voice Matt Rosen for Cox7 Arizona. All of the 'Lopes home games played at Grand Canyon University Arena were broadcast on Cox7 Arizona.
    In 2013, Chapman served as an analyst for the NCAA Tournament for both CBS and Turner during the First Four and second round.
    More Details Hide Details He broadcast alongside Seth Davis, Steve Smith, and Matt Winer.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2006
    Age 38
    In 2006, he accepted the position of vice president of player personnel with the Denver Nuggets.
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  • 2005
    Age 37
    In 2005, Chapman claimed in an interview that interracial dating during his college and pro days was looked down upon and discouraged.
    More Details Hide Details He also argued that players like Allan Houston and Derek Anderson were overlooked by Kentucky sportswriters while they were in high school because they were not white.
    In 2005, he moved from Phoenix to accept a personnel scout position with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
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  • 2004
    Age 36
    After retiring from active play Chapman remained with the Suns, first as a scout and later as Director of Basketball Operations. For the 2004 and 2005 NBA Playoffs, he served as a color commentator on TNT.
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  • 1999
    Age 31
    Chapman would play 53 games during the 1999–2000 season, but he became re-injured and decided to retire from the NBA then.
    More Details Hide Details Chapman played a total of 666 regular season NBA games, scoring 9,731 points for an average of 14.6 points per game, with 1,798 assists for an average of 2.7 assists per game, and 1,645 rebounds, for 2.5 rebounds per game.
    But he would be injured again during the strike shortened 1999 season, playing 38 games.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1997
    Age 29
    Chapman played 68 games during the 1997–1998 season for the Suns, scoring almost 16 points per game.
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    His popularity in Phoenix was enhanced by a shot in game four of the 1997 First Round against the Seattle SuperSonics.
    More Details Hide Details Chapman is probably best known by basketball fans because of this one particular moment: the Phoenix Suns, up two games to one, were trailing the SuperSonics by three points with seconds to go at America West Arena in Phoenix. With the inbounded ball seemingly on its way out of bounds, Chapman saved it and threw up a three-pointer, making the shot with 1.9 seconds left and sending the game into overtime. Despite this miraculous play, the Suns ended up losing the game, and the deciding game 5, and were eliminated from the playoffs. Chapman has declared publicly he does not like to be reminded of the moment too much because the Suns still lost.
  • 1996
    Age 28
    As with many other Suns players, Chapman became a fan favorite upon his arrival in Phoenix for the 1996–1997 season.
    More Details Hide Details He played in 65 games, and scored 13 points per game.
    On February 23, 1996, he scored 39 points (converting 9 of 10 3-point attempts) and lead an injury-plagued Miami Heat team with an 8-man roster to a 113-104 victory over the Chicago Bulls, handing the Bulls one of their 10 losses during their historic 72-10 run.
    More Details Hide Details Unfortunately, later in the season he found himself on the injured list again and only participated in 56 games. He eventually signed with the Phoenix Suns.
  • 1993
    Age 25
    Here he played 60 games during the 1993–94 season and 45 games during the 1994–95 season.
    More Details Hide Details He had his second major injury during the latter season, after which he was traded to the Miami Heat. Chapman had what started out as a great season, and averaged 14.8 points per game that year.
  • 1992
    Age 24
    Chapman was traded to the Washington Bullets in exchange for Tom Hammonds on February 19, 1992.
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  • 1991
    Age 23
    After one-and-a-half more seasons with the Hornets, Chapman was traded midway through the 1991–1992 season to the Washington Bullets.
    More Details Hide Details He was injured, however, and could only participate in the final game of the season. This would turn out to be the first of a number of injuries that gave Chapman trouble during the rest of his career.
  • 1990
    Age 22
    Chapman finished 6th behind Dominique Wilkins during his first NBA Slam Dunk Contest but during the 1990–1991 season, Chapman, along with his teammate Kendall Gill, entered the NBA all star dunk competition for the second time.
    More Details Hide Details He lost to the Celtics Dee Brown, finishing in third place behind Brown and Shawn Kemp in the competition. Chapman averaged 17 points per game that year, but the Hornets were not much better than a year earlier.
  • 1988
    Age 20
    Chapman was selected with the 8th overall pick in the 1988 NBA draft and became the first player ever signed by the Charlotte Hornets in the franchise's history.
    More Details Hide Details Chapman was popular among basketball fans in Charlotte, as he averaged 16.9 points per game his first season there. He could not help the Hornets win many games, however, as the expansion team went 20-62 that year.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1967
    Born
    Born on October 5, 1967.
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