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Arthur Evans, American gay rights activist and author, aortic aneurysm, died he was 68.


Arthur Scott Evans was an early gay rights advocate and author, most well known for his 1978 book Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture died he was 68..

(October 12, 1942– September 11, 2011) 


Early life

When Evans graduated from public high school in 1960, he received a four-year scholarship from the Glatfelter Paper Company in York to study chemistry at Brown University. While at Brown, Evans and several friends founded the Brown Freethinkers Society, describing themselves as “militant atheists” seeking to combat the harmful effects of organized religion.
The society picketed the weekly chapel services at Brown, then
required of all students, and urged students to stand in silent protest
against compulsory prayer. National news services picked up the story,
which appeared in a local York newspaper.
As a result, the paper company informed Evans that his scholarship was cancelled. Evans contacted Joseph Lewis,
the elderly millionaire who headed the national Freethinkers Society.
Lewis threatened the paper company with a highly publicized lawsuit if
the scholarship were revoked. The company relented, the scholarship
continued, and Evans changed his major from chemistry to political
science.

Move to New York City

Evans withdrew from Brown and moved to Greenwich Village, which he later described it as the best move he ever made in his life.
In 1963, Evans discovered gay life in Greenwich Village, and in 1964 became lovers with Arthur Bell who later became a columnist for The Village Voice. In 1966, Evans was admitted to City College of New York, which accepted all his credits from Brown University.
Evans participated in his first sit-in on May 13, 1966, when students
occupied the administration building of City College in protest against
the college’s involvement in Selective Service. A picture of the students, including Evans, appeared the next day on the front page of The New York Times.
In 1967, after graduating with a BA degree from City College, Evans was admitted into the doctoral program in philosophy at Columbia University, specializing in ancient Greek philosophy. His doctoral advisor was Paul Oskar Kristeller, one of the world’s leading authority on Renaissance humanist philosophy. Kristeller had studied under Karl Jaspers and Martin Heidegger in Germany but fled to the US after his parents were killed in the Holocaust.
Evans participated in many anti-war protests during these years,
including the celebrated upheaval at Columbia in the spring of 1968. He
also participated in the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. While at Columbia, Evans joined the Student Homophile League, founded by Nino Romano and Stephen Donaldson,
although Evans himself was still closeted. On December 21, 1969, Evans,
Marty Robinson, and several others met to found the early gay rights
group Gay Activists Alliance.[3]
In November 1970, Robinson and Evans, along with Dick Leitsch of the Mattachine Society, appeared on The Dick Cavett Show,
making them among the first openly gay activists to be prominently
featured on a national TV program. In 1971, Evans and Bell separated.
Bell died from complications of diabetes in 1984.

Move to Washington

By the end of 1971, Evans had become alienated from urban life and
the academic world. With a second lover, Jacob Schraeter, he left New
York in April 1972 to seek a new, countercultural existence in the
countryside.
Evans, Schraeter, and a third gay man formed a group called the
“Weird Sisters Partnership”. They bought a 40-acre spread of land on a
mountain in Washington State, which they named New Sodom. Evans and Schraeter lived there in tents during summers.
During winter months in Seattle,
Evans continued research that he had begun in New York on the
underlying historical origins of the counterculture, particularly in
regard to sex. In 1973, he began publishing some of his findings in the
gay journal Out and later in Fag Rag. He also wrote a column on the political strategy of zapping for The Advocate, the gay newspaper.

Move to San Francisco

In 1974, Evans and Schraeter moved into an apartment at the corner of
Haight and Ashbury Streets in San Francisco, in which Evans remained
until he died. Schraeter returned to New York in 1981 and died from AIDS
in 1989.
In the fall of the 1975, Evans formed a new pagan-inspired spiritual
group in San Francisco, the Faery Circle. The Circle combined
countercultural consciousness, gay sensibility, and ceremonial
playfulness.
In early 1976 he gave a series of public lectures based on his
research on the historical origins of the gay counterculture; these
“Faeries” lectures took place at 32 Page Street, an early San Francisco
gay community center. In 1978 he published this material in his
groundbreaking book Witchcraft and the Gay Counterculture. The book offered evidence that many of the people accused of “witchcraft” and “heresy” in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance were actually persecuted because of their sexuality and ancient pagan practices.
Evans also was active in Bay Area Gay Liberation (BAGL) and the San Francisco Gay Democratic Club, which later became the vehicle through which Harvey Milk rose to political prominence.
In the late 1970s, Evans became upset at the pattern of butch conformity that was then overtaking gay men in the Castro neighborhood. Adopting the nom de plume “The Red Queen”, he distributed a series of controversial satirical leaflets on the subject. In a leaflet titled Afraid You’re Not Butch Enough? (1978) he skewered those who pursued hypermasculine bodies and wardrobes as “zombies” and “clones”, presaging the “Castro clone” moniker.

Later writings and activism

In 1984 Evans directed a production at the Valencia Rose Cabaret in San Francisco of his own new translation, from ancient Greek, of the Euripides play The Bacchae.
The hero of Euripides’ play is the Greek god Dionysos, the patron of
homosexuality. In 1988, this translation, with Evans’ commentary on the
historical significance of the play, was published by St. Martin’s Press as The God of Ecstasy: Sex-Roles and the Madness of Dionysos.
As AIDS began to spread in 1980s, Evans became active in several groups that later became ACT UP/SF. Evans was HIV-negative. With his close friend, the late Hank Wilson,
Evans was arrested while demonstrating against pharmaceutical companies
making AIDS drugs, accusing the companies of price-gouging.
In 1988, Evans began work on a nine-year project on philosophy. Thanks to a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission, it was published in 1997 as Critique of Patriarchal Reason and included artwork by San Francisco artist Frank Pietronigro. The book is an overview of Western philosophy from ancient times to the present, showing how misogyny and homophobia have influenced the supposedly objective fields of formal logic, higher mathematics, and physical science.
Evans’ former advisor at Columbia University, Dr. Kristeller, called
the work “a major contribution to the study of philosophy and its
history.”
In his later years, Evans devoted much time to improving neighborhood safety in the Haight-Ashbury district. As part of that effort he wrote a series of scathing reports, “What I Saw at the Supes Today”, which he distributed free on the Internet.

Death

Diagnosed in October 2010 with an aortic aneurysm, Evans died in his Haight-Ashbury apartment of a massive heart attack on September 11, 2011.
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Cliff Brittle, English sports administrator, Chairman of the Rugby Football Union (1996–1998), died he was 69.

Benjamin Clifford “Cliff” Brittle was an English business man and former rugby union player who was the chairman of the Rugby Football Union from 1996 to 1998 died he was 69..

(1952 – 11 September 2011) 

Rugby career

Brittle first played rugby as a student while at Longton High School, and as a senior played for Old Longtonians, Stoke on Trent and most notably for Sale.[1]
He also played county rugby for Staffordshire.In 1996 he took the post
of Chairman of the Rugby Football Union, the year after the game of
rugby union adopted professionalism. In his role of Chairman, Brittle
appointed Fran Cotton as vice-chairman who in turn recommended Clive Woodward as England head coach.[2]
Brittle’s time in office was turbulent; he resisted attempts by club
owners and the media to overpay players in a rushed attempt to cash in
on the professional era. This caused Brittle to be vilified by sections
of the media, and in 1998 Cotton resigned when Brittle was excluded from
talks between the English clubs and the RFU.[3]
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Christian Bakkerud, Danish racing driver, died from injuries sustained in a car accident he was 26.

Christian Bakkerud  was a Danish racing driver, who competed in the 2007 and 2008 GP2 Series seasons, albeit hindered by a recurrent back injury died from injuries sustained in a car accident he was 26.. Prior to GP2 he competed in British Formula Three and Formula BMW.

(November 3, 1984 – September 11, 2011)

Formula BMW

Bakkerud competed in Formula BMW from 2002 to 2004, joining the British version of the series in the latter year after two seasons in Germany.

Formula Three

Bakkerud competed in British Formula Three
in 2005 and 2006. Having finished seventh in the championship in 2005,
he improved to sixth place in 2006, and also scored his first series win
for Carlin at Mugello in 2006 – arguably his career highlight. During
this time he also competed in the Macau Grand Prix and the Ultimate Masters of Formula Three race.

GP2 Series


Bakkerud driving for Super Nova in the 2008 GP2 Asia Series season.

Bakkerud took part in the 2007 GP2 Series season for the DPR team,[1] paired with Spaniard Andy Soucek.
The season was disappointing, as Bakkerud failed to score any points.
He also suffered back injuries, trapping nerves whilst racing on two
separate occasions.[2]
He moved to the Super Nova team for the 2008 GP2 Asia Series, reinforcing his unlucky reputation by retiring from all but three of the races.[3] He remained for the 2008 GP2 Series proper, he suffered a recurrence of his back injury after a collision with Ben Hanley in the first race.[4] He was replaced by Soucek whilst he recovered,[5] and made his return to the cockpit at Monaco, after missing the championship round at Istanbul. He crashed at the start of the sprint race at Monaco, briefly going airborne after hitting Kamui Kobayashi. He did not suffer a recurrence of his back injury despite a heavy landing.[6]
However, the injury flared up once more following a testing session,
and he withdrew from the rest of the season on medical grounds. He was
replaced by Soucek.[7]

DTM


Christian Bakkerud on the Hockenheimring 2009

In 2009, Bakkerud raced in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in a two-year-old Audi A4 for Futurecom-TME.

Le Mans

Bakkerud also made his Le Mans début in 2009, driving an Audi R10 TDI privately entered by Colin Kolles‘s team. Paired with Christijan Albers and Giorgio Mondini, he finished ninth overall and in class. He returned to the event in 2010 with the same team and car, but on this occasion he, Albers and Oliver Jarvis failed to finish.

Retirement

Bakkerud retired from driving following the 2010 Le Mans race. In the
year prior to his death, he worked as an import manager at a shipping
company.[8]

Death

On September 10, 2011, Bakkerud was involved in a car crash at the Tibbet’s Corner roundabout at Putney Heath, near Wimbledon Common. He died a day later, in St George’s Hospital, from his injuries. He was driving an Audi RS6 at the time of the accident; a police investigation is ongoing.[8][9] Travelling south on the A219 on Tibbet’s Ride from Putney Hill,
the car appeared to fail to negotiate a left turn into the large
roundabout itself and instead travelled onwards and hit a thick,
1.5-metre (4.9 ft) high concrete barrier on the inside of the dual lane
roundabout. The car then flipped over the barrier, fell down a steep
3-metre (9.8 ft) grass incline before smashing through the steel fence
separating the bridleway and pedestrian/cyclist underpass routes. Crash
investigators used yellow spray paint to mark skid and impact points on
the road and where the car flipped over the barrier. The straight skid
marks showed his car crossed from nearside to inside lane, as the road
veered left at the roundabout entry, before it made a glancing blow on a
heavy steel crash barrier prior to the barrier impact some six metres later.[citation needed]
Within a week a large number of flower bouquets were left at the
location where the car came to rest. Police had also erected a yellow
sign appealing for witnesses, which stated the accident occurred at
about 6am on September 10.
Formula One team HRT, led by Colin Kolles, added a tribute to Bakkerud to the livery of their cars during the 2011 Singapore Grand Prix weekend.[10] McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton also paid tribute to Bakkerud by wearing a helmet featuring his initials.

Racing record

Complete GP2 Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 DC Points
2007 David Price Racing BHR
FEA

13
BHR
SPR

Ret
ESP
FEA

12
ESP
SPR

Ret
MON
FEA

Ret
FRA
FEA

Ret
FRA
SPR

12
GBR
FEA

Ret
GBR
SPR

21
EUR
FEA

Ret
EUR
SPR

18
HUN
FEA

Ret
HUN
SPR

DNS
TUR
FEA

DNQ
TUR
SPR

DNQ
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
BEL
FEA

12
BEL
SPR

Ret
VAL
FEA

Ret
VAL
SPR

Ret
32nd 0
2008 Super Nova Racing ESP
FEA

Ret
ESP
SPR
TUR
FEA
TUR
SPR
MON
FEA

10
MON
SPR

Ret
FRA
FEA
FRA
SPR
GBR
FEA
GBR
SPR
GER
FEA
GER
SPR
HUN
FEA
HUN
SPR
EUR
FEA
EUR
SPR
BEL
FEA
BEL
SPR
ITA
FEA
ITA
SPR
27th 0

Complete GP2 Asia Series results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 DC Points
2008 Super Nova Racing UAE1
FEA

Ret
UAE1
SPR

11
IND
FEA

Ret
IND
SPR

14
MAL
FEA

Ret
MAL
SPR

Ret
BHR
FEA

Ret
BHR
SPR

Ret
UAE2
FEA

Ret
UAE2
SPR

9
27th 0

Complete DTM results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Pos Points
2009 Audi HOC1
14
LAU
14
NOR
15
LAU
DSQ
OSC NÜR
13
BRH
16
CAT
17
DIJ
Ret
HOC2
12
19th 0

24 Hours of Le Mans results

Year Class No Tyres Car Team Co-Drivers Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2009 LMP1 15 M Audi R10 TDI
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
Germany Kolles Netherlands Christijan Albers
Switzerland Giorgio Mondini
360 9th 9th
2010 LMP1 15 M Audi R10 TDI
Audi TDI 5.5L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
Germany Kolles United Kingdom Oliver Jarvis
Netherlands Christijan Albers
331 DNF DNF

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Douglas Allen, Baron Croham, British civil servant, Head of the Home Civil Service (1974–1977), died he was 93.

Douglas Albert Vivian Allen, Baron Croham  was a British politician and civil servant died he was 93..

(15 December 1917 – 11 September 2011)

The son of Albert John Allen, Douglas Allen was only one when his father was killed in action during the First World War. Allen was educated at Wallington County Grammar School and at the London School of Economics (LSE), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in statistics in 1938. During the Second World War, from 1940 to 1945, he served in the Royal Artillery.
Having entered the British Civil Service, Allen worked in the Board of Trade between 1939 and 1947, and in Her Majesty’s Treasury between 1948 to 1958. In 1958, he became a Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Health, a post he held until 1960, when he changed to Her Majesty’s Treasury again. Made a Third Secretary in 1962 and a Permanent Secretary in 1966, he worked for the Department of Economic Affairs from 1964 to 1968. Allen was Permanent Secretary of Her Majesty’s Treasury from 1968 to 1974, and Permanent Secretary of the Civil Service Department and Head of the Home Civil Service from 1974 to 1977.
Allen was chairman of British National Oil Corporation (BNOC) from 1982 to 1986, of Guinness Peat Group from 1982 to 1987, and of Trinity Insurance Ltd from 1987 to 1992. He was president of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) between 1978 to 1992, and of the British Institute of Energy Economics between 1986 to 1994. For the Anglo-German Foundation
he was chairman from 1982 and 1998. Allen was governor of the London
School of Economics between 1977 and 2004 and of the Wallington County
Grammar School between 1993 and 2003. He was member of the First Division Association (FDA) and vice-president of the Anglo-German Association. He was also a member of the Institute of Directors and a companion of the British Institute of Management.
Allen was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and was made an Honorary Doctor of Social Science (DSocSc) by the University of Southampton. In 1963, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the Bath (CB), in 1967 a Knight Commander (KCB) and in 1973, a Knight Grand Cross (GCB). On 8 February 1978, he was created a life peer as Baron Croham, of the London Borough of Croydon.
Allen was married to Sybil Eileen Allegro from 1941 until 1994, when his wife died. They had two sons and a daughter.

Offices held

Government offices
Preceded by
Sir William Armstrong
Head of the Home Civil Service
1974–1977
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Armstrong

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Robin Williams – Weapons Of Self Destruction

Now Thats Funny!!!!

6 people got busted on March 21, 2012

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2 people got busted on March 20, 2012

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4 people got busted on March 19, 2012

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Memphis Man Busted For having Sex With A Dog!

Police arrested 40-year-old
Kimberly Lawson for allegedly having sex with a
dog, a German Shepherd named Adam.

The dog’s owner Caroline Morris says she found out
about the abuse when her neighbors came and told
her what they saw.

“Saturday morning and he just said someone is
having sex with my dog, and I just could not
believe it and I said lets call 911 and that’s
what we did,” said Morris.” – Memphis 

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Who is Tyson Cleotis Chandler?

Who is Tyson Cleotis Chandler? The sports world knows hims as Tyson Chandler, he is an American professional basketball center who currently plays for the New York Knicks of the National Basketball Association. Chandler was the second overall pick of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, then was immediately traded to the Chicago Bulls. He has also played for the New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Dallas Mavericks. As starting center for Dallas, he helped win the franchise’s first NBA championship in 2011. He was also a member of the United States men’s national basketball team‘s gold medal run in the 2010 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

Early life and high school career

Chandler was born October 2, 1982 to a single mother. He and his two brothers, Terrell and Tervon, grew up in their family’s farm in Hanford, California, just south of Fresno, California.
Chandler began playing basketball at three years old on a basket
Chandler’s grandfather, Cleotis, fixed on a tree. Chandler grew up doing
farm work such as milking cows, slopping pigs, and cultivating crops.
At nine years old Chandler and his mother moved to San Bernadino, California;
he was already nearly six feet tall. As a child Chandler was teased
because of his height; children on his school basketball team joked that
he was older than he really was, and that he had been left back several
times in school.[1]
Chandler and his family then moved to Compton, California, where he enrolled at Dominguez High School, a school known for its athletics, producing basketball players such as Dennis Johnson and Cedric Ceballos. In his freshman year, Chandler made the varsity team and played with future NBA player Tayshaun Prince, who was then a senior. With the Dominguez Dons, Chandler became a teenage sensation; current players such as DeMar DeRozan watched him play and claimed “he was like Shaq“. Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings,
who was a ball boy for Dominguez at the time, said, “You’d see the
girls around Tyson, the Escalade he drove, and you wanted to be like
him,”[2] Chandler earned accolades from Parade Magazine and USA Today, and was selected to the McDonald’s High School All-America Team. As a freshman, he was profiled on current affairs TV program 60 Minutes.
In his junior year, Chandler averaged 20 points, 12 rebounds, 6
assists and 3 blocks. In his senior year, Chandler led Dominguez to a
state championship and a 31-4 record, averaging 26 points, 15 boards,
and 8 blocks a game.[1] Chandler was recruited by several universities and considered UCLA, Arizona, Syracuse, Memphis, Kentucky and Michigan. Chandler then declared for the 2001 NBA draft as a prep-to-pro.

Professional career

Chicago Bulls (2001-2006)

Tyson Chandler was selected 2nd overall by the Los Angeles Clippers, who immediately traded his rights to the Chicago Bulls for former NBA Rookie of the Year Award recipient Elton Brand. The Bulls intended to pair Chandler with fellow high school phenomenon Eddy Curry
in the front court. However, while both players had stretches of
success during their time with the Bulls, they rarely coincided. In
Chandler’s case, back problems were a recurring issue throughout his
career, particularly during the 2003–04 season. During the early part of his career, Chandler feuded with Brendan Haywood of the Washington Wizards and Amar’e Stoudemire of the Phoenix Suns. Later, although the feuds became less frequent, Chandler struggled with foul trouble, which limited his playing time.
Chandler also played a major role in the resurgent Bulls’ playoff run in the 2004–05 season. Finding a role as a fourth-quarter defensive specialist, with notable game-saving blocks against stars like Paul Pierce and Carmelo Anthony, he was rewarded with a long-term deal to remain with the Chicago Bulls
for the next six years, reportedly worth close to $63 million. With
Curry’s departure after the 2004–05 season, Chandler became the last
member of the Bulls left from the Jerry Krause era.
During the 2005–2006 season,
Chandler’s biggest impact was on defense, but he struggled again with
foul problems and averaged only 5.3 points per game. Due in part to his
sub-par playoff performance and the Bulls’ signing of four-time Defensive Player of the Year Ben Wallace in the off-season after the 2005–2006 season, Bulls GM John Paxson
began to consider moving Chandler. On July 5, 2006, the Bulls and the
Hornets verbally agreed to a trade that would send Chandler to the New
Orleans Hornets in exchange for J.R. Smith and P.J. Brown.[3] The deal was finalized the following week.[4]

New Orleans Hornets (2006-2009)

In his first year in New Orleans, Chandler had a breakout season in
2006–2007, averaging 9.5 ppg and 12.4 rpg to go with 1.8 bpg.
Chandler followed that up with an even better season where he put up
11.7 points and 11.8 rebounds a game and led the league in offensive
rebounding. His defense, rebounding and the ability to connect with
Chris Paul on the Crescent City Connection (Name for their alleyoop
pass) allowed the Hornets to claim the 2007–08 Southwest division for
the first time ever with 56 wins. Chandler played well in the playoffs
and defended Tim Duncan valiantly but in the end the Hornets lost a
heartbreaking Game 7 where Chandler limited Duncan to 5–17 shooting.
Chandler was named to Team USA as the number 1 alternate to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 197 regular season games with the Hornets franchise, Chandler
averaged 10.2 ppg, 11.3 rpg and 1.4 bpg, while shooting 61.1% from the
field. On February 17, 2009, Chandler was traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Chris Wilcox, Joe Smith and the rights to DeVon Hardin.[5]
However, he failed the physical because of a toe injury, and one day
later, the Thunder announced that they rescinded the trade.[6]
Coincidentally, the doctor in Oklahoma City who failed Chandler on the
physical was the same doctor who had performed corrective surgery on the
toe two years earlier.[7]

Charlotte Bobcats (2009-2010)

On July 28, 2009, he was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for Emeka Okafor.[8]
Chandler joined a Bobcats team that had never made the playoffs in
their young history. Chandler struggled with injuries in 2009–10,
missing more than a month with a stress fracture in his left foot.
Chandler still helped the Bobcats win 44 games and earn their first-ever
postseason berth. The Bobcats, led by Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson, made it to the playoffs as the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference, and went up against the Orlando Magic. Chandler had the task of defending Dwight Howard. Chandler limited Howard to 9 points and 9 rebounds per game, both below his season and career averages.[9] The Bobcats were, however, swept in their first trip to the playoffs.

Dallas Mavericks (2010-2011)

On July 13, 2010, Chandler was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, along with Alexis Ajinça, in exchange for Matt Carroll, Erick Dampier and Eduardo Nájera.[10] Chandler was expected to shine next to all-stars Dirk Nowitzki and point guard Jason Kidd.
Chandler quickly became a fan-favorite in Dallas because of his
defensive efforts and athleticism on both ends of the floor. He was
credited with making the Mavericks “tough” and anchoring the defense
with his hustle and intensity.[11] The Mavericks went 57–25, earning the third seed in the western conference. They defeated a deep Portland Trail Blazers team in six games, swept Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers, and defeated Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in 5 games. The Mavericks went in to the NBA Finals as an underdog,[12][13] facing the Miami Heat and their “Big Three” of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. Chandler was instrumental in the series,[14] defensively stopping LeBron James‘ and Dwyane Wade‘s penetration to the rim. Chandler was forced to play major minutes because of an injury to backup center Brendan Haywood and the inexperience of Ian Mahinmi[citation needed].
In game 5, Chandler recorded 13 points and 16 rebounds. In the decisive
game 6, Chandler recorded 13 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks, helping
the Mavericks win their first championship.[15] For his defensive efforts throughout regular season, Chandler was selected to the All-Defensive Second Team.

New York Knicks (2011-present)

On December 9, 2011, Chandler announced that he agreed to terms on a four-year contract with the New York Knicks worth $58 million.[16] He was officially acquired by the Knicks in a three-team sign-and-trade.[17] On Opening Day, Christmas 2011, Chandler finished with 7 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 6 blocks in a 106–104 win over the Boston Celtics.
Chandler finished the regular season with a 67.9% field goal percentage, the third highest in NBA history, exceeded only by Wilt Chamberlain in 1967 (68.26%) and 1973 (72.7%).[18] He won the 2012 NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award with 45 first place votes and 311 points overall, ahead of Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder with 41 first place votes and 294 votes,[19] and became the first ever Knick to win the award.[20]
In May 2012, Chandler was named second team All-Defensive behind Ibaka and Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, who made first-team All-Defensive.[21]
Although Chandler was voted Defensive Player of the Year by the press,
the All-Defensive Team is chosen by the league’s 30 head coaches (who
cannot vote for their own players). And while his 13 first-team votes
and 36 overall points were more than the totals for first-team
selections Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers, Howard received 41 points with 16 first-team votes, and only one center can be named to the team.[22]

United States national team

Chandler was chosen to play for the United States men’s basketball team in the 2012 London Summer Olympics.

Career transactions

Personal life

Until the age of 10, Chandler grew up on a farm in central California.[26]
Chandler and his wife Kimberly organized a charity to help New Orleans families who suffered from Hurricane Katrina.
The charity helped purchase “small things” (as Chandler said) for the
families’ homes: TVs, stoves, microwaves, refrigerators, pots, pans etc.
The wives of Chandler’s teammates helped in the efforts.[27]
His paternal grandmother is of German descent.[28]
He was the subject of a limited edition 100 copy zine titled “Tyson Chandler”. The zine was created in fall 2011 by Camilla Venturini and the photographer Ari Marcopoulos, and was the subject of a lengthy article in the Wall Street Journal.[29]

NBA career statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Chicago 71 31 19.6 .497 .000 .604 4.8 .8 .4 1.3 6.1
2002–03 Chicago 75 68 24.4 .531 .000 .608 6.9 1.0 .5 1.4 9.2
2003–04 Chicago 35 8 22.3 .424 .000 .669 7.7 .7 .5 1.2 6.1
2004–05 Chicago 80 10 27.4 .494 .000 .673 9.7 .8 .9 1.8 8.0
2005–06 Chicago 79 50 26.8 .565 .000 .503 9.0 1.0 .5 1.3 5.3
2006–07 NO/Oklahoma City 73 73 34.6 .624 .000 .527 12.4 .9 .5 1.8 9.5
2007–08 New Orleans 79 79 35.2 .623 .000 .593 11.7 1.0 .6 1.1 11.8
2008–09 New Orleans 45 45 32.1 .565 .000 .579 8.7 .5 .3 1.2 8.8
2009–10 Charlotte 51 27 22.8 .574 .000 .732 6.3 1.1 .3 1.1 6.5
2010–11 Dallas 74 74 27.8 .654 .000 .732 9.4 .4 .5 1.1 10.1
2011–12 New York 62 62 33.2 .679 .000 .689 9.9 .9 .9 1.4 11.3
Career 724 527 28.1 .578 .000 .633 8.9 .8 .6 1.4 8.6

Playoffs

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005 Chicago 6 0 28.7 .475 .000 .696 9.7 1.3 .2 2.2 11.7
2006 Chicago 6 0 17.3 .667 .000 .300 4.5 .5 .3 .3 1.8
2008 New Orleans 12 12 34.3 .632 .000 .625 10.3 .4 .4 1.7 8.0
2009 New Orleans 4 4 23.5 .500 .000 .500 5.3 .5 .5 .2 3.8
2010 Charlotte 4 0 15.0 .545 .000 .667 2.5 .5 .5 .8 3.5
2011 Dallas 21 21 32.4 .582 .000 .679 9.2 .4 .6 .9 8.0
2012 New York 5 5 33.4 .440 .000 .600 9.0 .8 1.4 1.4 6.2
Career 58 42 29.1 .562 .000 .644 8.2 .6 .6 1.1 7.0


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