Tuesday, May 29, 2007

No More Camera Tricks

Remember this Lebron James commercial? This time he does it with no camera tricks!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Mission Accomplish in Thailand!

Team Pilipinas wins its 3rd straight game at the FIBA-SEABA and has now formally acquired a ticket to the FIBA-ASIAN qualifiers. A 102-72 win over Malaysia cliches the Asian qualifier slot for the Philippines and keeps its Olympic appearance hopes on track.


Friday, May 18, 2007

The Ironic Twists of History

Yeah you guys still talking about the suspensions on Stoudamire and Diaw of the Phoenix Suns. Was it right or unfair?

It would be good to read a historical perspective on the bench clearing rule and show the irony of it all years later.

"The tipping point for the rule probably occurred in March 1993 in, of all places, Phoenix. After a sprawling slugfest between the Suns and New York Knicks, the best teams in their respective conferences, a record 21 players and the two teams were fined a total of $160,500.

Most memorable in the melee was the injured Greg Anthony coming off the Knicks bench in street clothes to sucker-punch the Suns' Kevin Johnson. Knicks coach Pat Riley put a headlock on Johnson, and was subsequently knocked to the floor and had his pants torn."

Phoenix? But here is where it gets interesting.

"How nuts were those days? Three months before the Phoenix debacle, a Houston Rockets player was shoved into the Sonics bench during a game at the old Coliseum, where he tangled up with the Sonics 66-year-old assistant coach, Bob Kloppenburg. Getting up, the player shoved down Kloppenburg, causing the Sonics bench to explode in anger. After the game, the coach called the player "classless," and the player called the coach "senile." But no fouls or fines."

"The perpetrator of this elder skelter? Robert Horry."

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Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Fantastic Playoffs

Drama In the Playoffs

Derek Fisher's day started out as not a very pleasant one. He flew to New York to attend to his daughter who had surgery then he flew back to Utah to get into the game in the 3rd. It was game that will bring tremendous pressure on him as their lead point guard was in trouble and the temporary backup got injured.

Utah in the meanwhile could have opted to put Fisher out of the lineup but they chose to wait for him and play 11 men in games 1 and 2. Both did not know that God was setting up something wonderful this night.

It will be a day Fisher and the Utah Jazz will never forget. Read this account of Derek Fisher's day.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

NBA Funniest Quotes

Basketball is a so serious sport and so we're told. But once in a while the funniest words can come from the pressure packed world of the NBA. Here is my Top 5 funniest.

1. "We lose at home. We lose on the road. For the life of me, I can't figure out where else to play." - Pat Williams (Orlando Magic GM 2003)

2. Marv Albert, explaining the Atlanta Hawks' problems in the NBA: "They have a great bunch of outside shooters. It's just too bad they play all of their games indoors."

3. Here is Charles Barkley talking about Karl Malone on Jay Leno.
Jay Leno: "Karl's in great shape though!"
Charles Barkley: "Me too. Round is a shape!"

4. "I will never forget the time when me and Michael (Jordan) combined for 63 points in a playoff game" - Stacey King said after Jordan scored 61 points when they were both playing for Chicago

5. Tom Nissalke, Coach of the NBA's Houston Rockets, when he was asked to pronounced his name in 1966. "Tom."

Friday, May 04, 2007

When David Slings The Stone

The NBA Playoffs are once again on and basketball fans and observers are viewing the games with great interest. However; you will observe that such interest is heightened to another level whenever the underdog teams make some noise. When Golden State, Denver and Chicago won their initial games against very powerful and championship caliber opponents everybody took a second glance and the media were all over them. Eventually, as we all know, Golden State and Chicago will advance beating both last year's divisional champions while Denver just came short in their series with the Spurs.

What is with us and cheering for the underdogs?

First of all we don't cheer for the underdog all the time, whenever it is our favorite team for the ages like our alma-mater school, a team we have since we are in diapers, we don't care for the hapless team. As much as possible we want them crushed.

But make no mistake about it, as long as it is not our guys we love a good underdog story. We cheer at every basket, we cringe at every mistake and we imagine what it would feel like if they do win. They become media darlings and put heaps of praise as another David like victory unfolded.

Could this heart for the underdog been implanted within our hearts by God? First of all it is because of God that we know how to love.

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love" (1 John 4:8)

God also told us to take care for the underdogs in life.

"'The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.'" (Matthew 25:40)

It seems that this cheering for the underdog has much more to it than the idea of preference,. It is a natural tendency to see something amazing. It is a tendency to see justice and lift people up. The problem is that in basketball it is enough to cheer but in life the underdogs really need our hands and hearts to lift them up. not just words but deeds.

In real life are we are either cheering and lifting the underdog or we are looking out for own team... ourselves.

Warriors Beat Mavs - Post Game Reactions

The Warriors has concluded the biggest upset in NBA history. Catch the Post game reactions.

TNT NBA Playoffs Intro

This one is really late but its a great one so enjoy!