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  • 13 Aug
    导出博客文章A 41-year-old page ripped from a barbers appointment book sold for $1,824 last
    week on eBay.The reason? It might be the last dated autograph of acclaimed
    runner Steve Prefontaine.The item became available when Pete Peterson, who had
    been at the Red Rooster for more than 45 years, left after selling the
    barbershop earlier this year. He sold memorabilia to a customer named Eric
    Warlick, who eventually posted it on eBay.Jordy Geller, the worlds most famous
    Nike collector, spotted it and made the purchase last week.Prefontaine is such a
    legend, and this is a one-of-a-kind piece, said Geller, who has four original
    pairs of the model shoes made for Prefontaine for the 1976 Olympics.Prefontaine
    never made it to Montreal, of course, as he died in a car crash in the early
    morning hours of May 30, 1975, after winning a 5,000-meter race and attending a
    party hosted by Geoff Hollister, who was Nikes third employee.The date in the
    appointment book was May 29. That morning, as Peterson tells it, Prefontaine
    walked into to make a 2 p.m. appointment, and wrote his name down as customers
    would do, but he came in again and crossed it out.I just want to concentrate on
    the race, Prefontaine told Peterson.The next day, Petersons wife came into the
    bathroom as Peterson was showering and told him that a reporter on the radio was
    reporting that Prefontaine had died at the age of 24. I was shell-shocked, said
    Peterson.The two had hung out together countless times since Prefontaine started
    getting his hair cut as a student on the track team at the University of Oregon.
    They would frequently go to the local pub and Prefontaine would smoke
    cigars.People never believe me because he was the runner that he was, but he did
    love the cigars, Peterson said. I was friends with one of the investigators of
    his accident, and they said his autopsy showed he had twice the normal lung
    capacity of a normal human.After winning seven NCAA titles, Nike -- which was
    co-founded by Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman and one of his runners, Phil
    Knight -- signed Prefontaine as its first endorser in 1973.He kept trying to get
    me to invest, Peterson said. He started with $5,000 and eventually was down to
    $1,000.Peterson said he doesnt have any regrets about saying no to a deal that
    would have made him a millionaire because he didnt have the kind of cash to make
    the investment.Peterson cut the hair of the likes of Norv Turner and Dan Fouts
    when they were at Oregon. Fouts famously said that Peterson had the best reading
    material, which referred to Petersons full collection of Playboy
    magazines.Geller bought the memorabilia in the shop and, aside from the
    Prefontaine piece, will be auctioning that off on eBay in the coming weeks.
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    LOS ANGELES -- The Oklahoma City Thunder are the last unbeaten team in the
    Western Conference after taking down the?Clippers?85-83?on Wednesday to improve
    to 4-0.Awaiting the Thunder next: a trip to Oracle Arena in Oakland to take on
    the Golden State Warriors on Thursday.The upcoming matchup carries heavy amounts
    of hype and anticipation, with Russell Westbrook and the Thunder meeting former
    teammate Kevin Durant for the first time since he joined the Warriors over the
    summer. Asked if theres any extra level of excitement going into Thursdays game,
    Westbrook said its just another game on the schedule.I play every game like its
    my last, Westbrook said. I play every game the same, always. Like Ive been
    saying for years. And regardless of who we play, Im going to play the same
    way.Thunder coach Billy Donovan offered his take on the matchup.Its not just
    Kevin. Were playing the Warriors, Donovan said. Hes part of that. Thats Klay
    Thompson. Steph Curry. Draymond Green. Its Kevin. Its all those guys. Its their
    whole team we have to prepare for.Durant was asked in an interview on Tuesday if
    there was any beef with Westbrook but downplayed any kind of animosity. After
    being teammates for eight years in Oklahoma Cityy, the two have not spoken since
    Durant sent a text to Westbrook informing him of his decision.dddddddddddd In
    the interview, Durant expressed some regret about how he handled that
    situation.Asked if he saw the comments, Westbrook declined to answer.Like I said
    in Oklahoma City, I dont know if you guys know, but Im not answering any more
    Kevin questions, he said. If you want to talk about basketball, Im more than
    welcome to talk about that. But other than that.Following Durants departure,
    there was expectation from many that the Thunder would drop off as a contender.
    Westbrook scoffed at that notion.Who said that? Westbrook responded. Informed it
    was a lot of people, Westbrook said, Thats where they went wrong.On Wednesday,
    Westbrook scored 35 points on 14 of 30 shooting and posted six rebounds, five
    assists and 10 turnovers in the win over the Clippers. He scored eight of the
    Thunders final 11 points and set up the other three -- a 3-pointer by rookie
    Domantas Sabonis. Westbrook is averaging 37.8 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.0
    assists through the first four games of the season. ' ' '