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Randy Smith dies at 60; All-Star basketball player with Braves, Clippers
Randy Smith dies at 60; All-Star basketball player with Braves, Clippers

Randy Smith, an All-Star basketball player in the 1970s with the Buffalo Braves -- the precursor to the Clippers -- who once held the NBA record for consecutive games played and remains the Clippers' franchise leader in several statistical categories, died Thursday at a hospital in Norwich, Conn. He was 60. He had a heart attack while exercising on a treadmill at the Connecticut casino complex where he worked, son-in-law Lekan Bashua told the Associated Press on Friday. Smith was pronounced dead at William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich. Smith played 13 years in the NBA, including two seasons with the San Diego Clippers before the franchise moved to Los Angeles, and appeared in 906...

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