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* 9× List of NBA champions/NBA champion/Points

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"James Mitchell "Jim" Cleamons" (born September 13, 1949) is a retired American professional basketball player and current coach. He played collegiately at the Ohio State University, and was selected by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 13th pick of the 1971 NBA Draft. He had a nine-year NBA career for four different teams (the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, and the Washington Wizards/Washington Bullets). In 1976, Cleamons was selected to the NBA All-Defense 2nd team.

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This isn't about personalities. This is a business deal. Anyone reading anything else into it is wrong.

This is just another brick in the wall, and there will be others. I don't see this as being significant except that we're trying to improve our basketball team.

Phil's a great person. He'll take the high road. And Kobe's an outstanding player. I'm quite sure they will work through their differences.

With Michael and Scottie, we didn't let you get into your offense. They took away your first and second options.

I wasn't going to part with anyone in our organization until Michael Finley was part of the deal. He was the linchpin.