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KEMP ENDS HOLDOUT; SPURS' 'ADMIRAL' SUFFERING

Tuesday was a tale of different fortunes for a pair of NBA all-stars.

Holdout Shawn Kemp went back to work for the Seattle SuperSonics but David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs won't be working out anytime soon.

Kemp, a power forward, reported to the Sonics' training camp, ending a 22-day holdout despite still being the sixth-highest paid player on the team.

Kemp, the Sonics' leading scorer and rebounder last season and a four-time all-star, is an eight-year NBA veteran who averaged a career-best 19.6 points and 11.4 rebounds last season in leading the Sonics to the NBA Finals. He also was the Sonics' leading scorer and rebounder in the playoffs, posting 20.9 scoring and 10.4 rebounding averages.

Robinson, who has never had a serious injury in his career, will be sidelined for the next two to four weeks with back problems. The all-star center had his back examined by specialists on Tuesday.

Robinson, the 1995 NBA Most Valuable Player, will miss the start of the season and may not return until the end of November.

A team spokesman described the injury as a lower back strain. The 31-year-old Robinson averaged 25 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game last season, his seventh in the league.

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