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Tark The Shark’s Path To The L.A. Lakers Blocked By Mob Hit Of Agent

A notorious unsolved California mafia murder prevented Jerry Tarkanian from coaching the “Showtime” L.A. Lakers of the 1980s.Tarkanian, a legendary college basketball coach who led University of Nevada-Las Vegas to back-to-back NCAA championship games and the 1990 National Title, was about to sign on as the Lakers new coach in the summer of 1979 until

Famous Stolen Painting Sent Detroit Mob Power Horseface Pete To Twilight Prison Term

Deceased Detroit mob underboss Peter (Horseface Pete) Licavoli did a year in prison for trying to move a historically-significant piece of artwork on the black market in the years before his death in the early 1980s – it was his fourth and final trip to the clink. Licavoli, a titan in underworld circles around the country

News Of Isiah Thomas’ Affairs With The Mob Came To Light As Pistons Repeated In 1990

Spirits were dampened in the immediate aftermath of the Detroit Pistons winning their second straight NBA World Championship 25 years ago this week with the news breaking that Pistons Hall of Fame point guard, team captain and just-elected Finals MVP Isiah Thomas was on the verge of being called in front of a federal grand