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LA Lakers hold book drive at Sunday's game for Chick Hearn Night

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles Lakers will hold a book drive at Sunday's game against the Sacramento Kings in connection with their annual Chick Hearn Night.

Books will be collected from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Star Plaza in front of Staples Center. Book donors will receive a Lakers prize.

The books will be donated to a Los Angeles-area literacy organization.

Since Hearn's death in 2002, the Lakers have designated their home game closest to the Nov. 27 anniversary of his birth as Chick Hearn Night, which also includes the presentation of scholarships to two students attending the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Hearn was the Lakers play-by-play announcer from the start of their radio broadcasts during the 1961 NBA playoffs until his death. He coined many phrases, including slam dunk, which has transcended basketball into use in everyday life.

Hearn's skill as an announcer is credited with helping turn the Lakers from a team that drew 4,008 fans for its first game in Los Angeles in 1960 to becoming the region's most popular team at the time of his death.

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