A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sun, 1 May '22
#1 N.B.A. draft pick in 1992
Fri, 8 Apr '22
Former center of Los Angeles
Mon, 28 Mar '22
15-time N.B.A. All-Star Shaquille
Sun, 6 Mar '22
Actress Tatum
Fri, 31 Dec '21
Longtime "Inside the N.B.A." commentator
Thu, 16 Sep '21
2016 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame
Thu, 2 Sep '21
N.B.A. great with a doctorate in education
Mon, 23 Aug '21
Shaquille of the N.B.A.