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Apparently, Jennifer Lopez really does have it all -- hit singles and videos, high-grossing movies, and a boyfriend who was chosen the "sexiest man alive." And now comes word that she won a cool $400k betting on the Bucs in the Super Bowl. Page 2's Eric Immerman reveals what happened on that very special afternoon.


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While everybody else is busy contemplating and admiring the last All-Star Game appearance of Michael Jordan, Page 2's Ralph Wiley is using the occasion to say goodbye to someone who won't be there -- underappreciated "civilized warrior" David Robinson.

Basketball Diaries Old School
Kids, the NBA All-Star Exhibition was once a real game, with guys actually trying to win, writes Charley Rosen. But today's game is good enough for Dan Shanoff, whose take on What's Hot and What's Not is not to be missed.
Old is new, powder blue suddenly cool, tangerine orange the rage, and Wes Unseld the hottest thing around. Jim Caple says the retro jerseys finally answer the prayers he had as a kid and we ask you to vote for the top throwback of all.

The Lakers are on a run and it's got the Daily Quickie all worked up in an All-Star frenzy (just like Mario!) In fact, in its first-half awards, the Quickie almost said Shaq was the MVP. Check to see who really deserves it and read all about Kobe's dunk of the year, Halle's ex calling it quits, Mr. October wooing King James and J-Lo's odds.

With our the next NBA No. 1 pick sitting on the bench, Page 2 reflects on the 10 best high school athletes ever.. Check out our list and vote for the best ever.

10]  Connie Hawkins (Boys High, New York City)
Hawkins was All-City first team as a junior as Boys went undefeated and won New York's ultra-competitive PSAL (Public School Athletic League) title in 1959. His senior year he averaged 25.5 ppg., including one game in which he scored 60, and Boys again went undefeated and won the 1960 PSAL title.
9]  Marion Jones (Rio Mesa High and Thousand Oaks High, Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
As a 16-year-old, Jones was already one of the fastest sprinters in the world, and won an alternate spot on the 1992 Olympics 400 meter relay team. She chose not to go to Barcelona, but if she had, she probably would have raced in at least one prelim round and taken home a team gold.
8]  Wilt Chamberlain (Overbrook High School, Philadelphia)
In a preview of what would come when he hit the NBA, Chamberlain scored a city-record 90 points in one game his senior year, even though he only played about 28 minutes (he ran off 60 points during one 10-minute run).

Eagles 5-1   Raiders 10-1
Rams 6-1   Dolphins 10-1
Buccaneers 7-1   Packers 15-1
Steelers 7-1   49ers 15-1
Patriots 10-1   Giants 15-1
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Got a comment about something you've seen on Page 2? Here's your chance to sound off to the editors and columnists. Plus, if you'd like to send an e-mail to The Sports Guy, here's your direct link to Bill Simmons.

While he loves throwback jerseys, Page 2's Eric Neel can't wait until he can pick any player from any era.

Sporting a retro jersey may say you're hip, but according to Page 2's Dan Shanoff, it can say a lot more than that.

How is The Sports Guy biding his time until March Madness begins? Well, we've got four sad words for you: The Yard Sale Guy.

So LeBron James loses out on a few games? That's nothing, says Page 2's Jeff Merron as he looks at the top 10 suspensions ever.

Nobody is watching, but the Nets are headed back to the NBA Finals, says Page 2's Jim Armstrong.
If your favorite writer isn't on Page 2 today, click here to check out our full roster of columnists.

It's Mavs guard Nick Van Exel, left, and talk show superstar Oprah Winfrey. Page 2 has received 49 requests for this match. Browse our archives of past pairs or click here to submit a future duo for Page 2.

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If you missed Page 2 over the last week, check out our back issues:
• Thurs., Feb. 6: Goin' Retro
• Wed., Feb. 5: Banned in USA
• Tues., Feb. 4: Indianapolis Dolt
• Mon., Feb. 3: Keepin' It Real

Other featured content:
• The Top 10 suspensions of all-time
• Sex and the Super Bowl
• MJ vs. MJ commerical
• The Bad Sports Hair Hall of Shame
• 10 Burning Questions with Shannon Elizabeth
Friday, Feb. 7, 2003