• September 21, 2017 /  Basketball

    Springfield – The name of controversial former basketball player, Dennis Rodman was enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. This eccentric man looked very emotional time welcome the honor it.

    Proclaimed ESPN, ceremonies took place on Saturday (13/8/2011) early morning hrs. Rodman looked even shed tears often choked several times when delivering a speech that lasted 13 minutes.

    Rodman express gratitude for their coaches and apologizing to his family for the shortcomings and mistakes over the years.

    Besides Rodman, there are nine others who entered in the Hall of Fame class of 2011. But Rodman managed to emerge as the center of attention at the event.

    In this event, Rodman wore two outfits. When he arrived, a man who has a lot of tattoos was wearing a gray suit and matching cowboy hat feathers.

    He then changed into a black suit complete with a logo of the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls at the back. Both clubs were brought Rodman won five NBA championship.

    “I do not play basketball for money, I do not play basketball for the sake of popularity,” said Rodman. “What you see here is more than an illusion that I love to be someone who is very colorful.”

    During his career, Rodman was known as a ferocious defensive style and accomplished rebounder. Men’s 198 cm berpostur touted as the greatest rebounder of all time according to statistics in the NBA by scoring the highest rebound 11 954 times.

    Rodman began his career with the Pistons in 1986. For seven years, he successfully presented two titles in a row in 1988-89, 1989-1990.

    San Antonio Spurs had defended two seasons before moving to the Bulls. With Michael Jordan, a former basketball player Dennis The Menace is nicknamed earn three championship rings and move to Los Angeles in 1998 continued to Maverciks Dallas next year before continuing his career outside the NBA.

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  • September 20, 2017 /  Basketball

    The Miami Heat waived veteran guard Mike Miller through the NBA’s amnesty provision on Tuesday, a move that saves the two-time NBA champions $17 million in luxury tax fees.

    Miller appeared in 59 regular-season games last season, and averaged 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 15.3 minutes.

    The Heat still owe Miller $12.8 million over the next two seasons. Miller signed with the Heat in summer of 2010 but suffered through injuries to his thumbs and back that limited his playing time.

    —Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and will speak with young drivers as a condition of a settlement, according to News12 Long Island.

    Kidd was arrested in Long Island on July 16, 2012, when he crashed his Cadillac SUV into a telephone pole. The 40-year-old was placed on interim probation pending his appearance at two Suffolk County schools regarding the dangers of drunken driving. After he speaks, News 12 Long Island reported that Kidd will be allowed to change his plea to driving while impaired, a lesser charge. His driver’s license remains suspended.

    Kidd retired as an NBA player after last season and was hired to coach the Nets.

    —Metta World Peace officially joined the New York Knicks on Tuesday, signing a contract with his hometown team.

    The Knicks made the announcement and World Peace confirmed it by tweeting a picture of the signing. After World Peace was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers under the amnesty provision, he received a $1.7 million contract from the Knicks and the Lakers will play the remaining $7.7 million of his deal in LA.

    —The Philadelphia 76ers claimed swingman James Anderson and center Tim Ohlbrecht off waivers from the Houston Rockets. the team announced Tuesday.

    Selected No. 20 overall in the 2010 NBA Draft by San Antonio, Anderson played three seasons with the Spurs and Rockets, averaging 3.7 points and 1.5 rebounds in 116 games.

    The 6-foot-11 Ohlbrecht is a native of Germany who spent time this past season in the D-League with Rio Grande Valley, averaging 13.4 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.63 blocks and 1.13 steals. Ohlbrecht also saw action in three games for the Rockets.

    —Omri Casspi, the first Israeli-born athlete to play in the NBA, has joined the Houston Rockets on a two-year, $2 million deal.

    The 6-foot-9 forward spent his first four NBA seasons split between the Sacramento Kings andCleveland Cavaliers. His best season came in his rookie year of 2009-10, when he averaged 10.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game. Casspi has averaged 7.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 256 career games.

    —The Denver Nuggets continued to transform their front office Tuesday when they named Arturas Karnisovas as assistant general manager.

    Karnisovas, 42, joins the Nuggets after five years with the Houston Rockets. He started with the team as an international scout in 2008, and was most recently the team’s director of scouting. Karnisovas will assist new general manager Tim Connelly and team president Josh Kroenke with day-to-day operations related to scouting and player personnel matters.

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  • September 12, 2017 /  Basketball, Sport Equipments, Sports Rule

    The Brooklyn Nets are all-in for the 2013-14 season. How will this play out? We go 5-on-5:

     

     

     

    1. Fact or Fiction: The Nets have the best starting five in basketball.

     

     

     

     

     

    Chris Forsberg, ESPNBoston.com: Fiction. On paper, the Nets have a very talented starting five. But let’s see it on the floor before we start handing out superlatives. For the moment, Miami holds the right to all of the “best” titles, including the only one that truly matters in the NBA.

     

     

    Jeremy Gordon, Brooklyn’s Finest: Fiction. If it’s where each individual player might fall within the ranking of his position, then sure — you can make an argument that the Nets have a top-10 player at every spot. But it’s still the sum that ultimately matters, and this Nets starting five needs to play at least one game before they make any designs on the top position.

    Michael Wallace, ESPN.com: Fiction. On paper? Yes. It’s hard to out-fantasy that unit of Deron Williams, Joe Johnson, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Brook Lopez. But dig a bit deeper based on recent evidence, and there are some serious concerns with each one of those players, from age to consistency. Until the Nets prove their value on the court, it’s all fiction.

    Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com: Fiction. They have the most high-profile starting five, I would agree with that. We need to see them play together to have a feel for how they define their roles. There are two All-Stars from last season in the lineup. The Heat had three All-Stars in their lineup, the Bulls have two and get Derrick Rose back, the Clippers have two, the Rockets have two, the Knicks have two, the Thunder have two, and the Spurs have two. There are a lot of excellent starting lineups, let’s wait and see.

    Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPNNew York.com: Fiction. Few can match the name recognition, and there will be nights when they look like an All-Star squad. However, Jason Kidd’s starters may not even play a ton together for much of the season because he has to regulate Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce’s minutes. And there isn’t one Nets starter who’s in the top two at his position.

     

     


     

     

    2. Fact or Fiction: KG and Pierce are still All-Star caliber players.

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fact. With Boston’s 2007-08 squad as a guide, the Nets ought to expect a downturn in individual production from all of their stars as they assemble, but Garnett and Pierce still can make a case for the midseason exhibition. Garnett, a fan-voted starter last season, rebounded like an All-Star in the postseason and his defense remains a game-changer, while Pierce’s all-around efforts help him garner consideration annually.

    Gordon: Fact. When they play, that is. Last season, Garnett averaged his lowest minutes count since his first year; Pierce, in his career. Their per-36 stats remained the same and the Celtics were better with them on the court, but Jason Kidd managing their minutes should keep them off the All-Star squad, barring some unexpected collapse from the rest of the competition.

    Wallace: Fact. But only based on fans voting them in as starters. Otherwise, they’ll have a difficult time at this stage beating out LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Paul George, Luol Deng, Chris Bosh and possibly Josh Smith at those dynamic frontcourt spots. If Brooklyn lives up to expectations, the Nets’ balance may make it difficult for Pierce or Garnett to register the numbers necessary to make them surefire All-Stars.

    Windhorst: Fact. Pierce had a pretty good season last year but had to compete with the likes of James, Anthony, Deng and George as a wing player and didn’t make it. Garnett is still one of the most valuable big men in the game. There is some question about the minutes they’ll probably get with such a deep team and that may affect their numbers and perhaps their candidacy.

    Youngmisuk: Fiction. Because of age, new roles and the minutes limit they should be on, Garnett and Pierce likely won’t be All-Star caliber players this season. Nor do they have to be during the regular season. They still may be voted All-Stars, but the goal is to have Garnett and Pierce fresh and playing like All-Stars in the postseason.

     

     


     

     

    3. Fact or Fiction: Deron Williams will reassert himself as a top-five PG.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fact. With both Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo coming off ACL rehab, this is probably easier than it sounds. But Williams should absolutely benefit from the additional talent around him. After averaging 18.9 points and 7.7 assists in a bit of a “down” year last season, it’s scary to think of the numbers Williams is capable of posting now. And team success has a way of making every floor general look even better.

    Gordon: Fact. He’s got tough competition, but he was already playing like a top-five point after the All-Star break. The tricky thing is that all the best points play so differently that it’s hard to rank them along a firm scale — how do you value Stephen Curry against Rajon Rondo, for example? — but Deron should be in the conversation.

    Wallace: Fact. I’m willing to write off the past two seasons based on the injuries, turmoil and drastic roster turnover. But D-Will is all out of excuses at this point. He’s either going to solidify his stature as an elite player or he’ll hitch himself to Joe Johnson as the biggest bust of a starting backcourt max money could buy. He’ll get his mojo back.

    Windhorst: Fact. If you look at the numbers after the All-Star break last season you could make the argument he was already there. Williams seemed to be soured a bit by that season and a half he was mired on bad teams in Newark and didn’t come in the best shape or with the best mindset to Brooklyn. He seemed like a different player in March and April and you would assume he carries that over to November.

    Youngmisuk: Fact. Williams will be even more rejuvenated with the talent surrounding him. He will be eager to show that this is his team and veterans such as Garnett and Pierce will make him better. Also, Kidd — his friend, mentor and coach –- will push the right buttons and get the best out of Williams.

     

     

     


     

     

    4. Fact or Fiction: Coaching will be the Nets’ biggest weakness in 2013-14.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fiction. Coaching is one of the team’s biggest wild cards at the moment given the untested nature of first-year coach Jason Kidd. That said, having a proven top assistant such as Lawrence Frank will ease Kidd’s transition and prevent coaching from hurting this team. Coaching will get blamed as the Nets’ biggest weakness if they struggle, but chances are the Nets will have more glaring issues elsewhere.

    Gordon: Fact. Only by default, though. It’s hard to look at the lineup and see a strongly identifiable weakness, and we know that Kidd is still learning the ropes — some of the plays during his first Summer League games were drawn up by Frank, who’s surely going to justify his fat contract. It hopefully will be less so as the year wears on.

     

     

    Wallace: Fiction. Kidd has a solid mentor beside him on the bench in Frank. Kidd was always a coach on the floor during his remarkable career at point guard. Managing clutch situations, egos and minutes will be a challenge as coach. But he’s got a team of veterans who appear to have his back. But it’s still early. Adversity hasn’t struck yet. Age will be their biggest strength — and potential weakness.

    Windhorst: Fiction. While I think it is a risk to trust a team with such championship aspirations to a rookie coach, health will be a huge factor. This is an older team and their youngest star, Brook Lopez, is coming off foot surgery. Last season, injuries to Lopez and Joe Johnson really gave the Nets problems. If they’re healthy, they’ll be contenders.

    Youngmisuk: Fiction. Kidd may be a rookie and there certainly will be a learning curve. Kidd, though, will lean on his staff, especially Frank. The Nets have potentially bigger pitfalls such as health, age and chemistry.

     

     

     


     

     

    5. Fact or Fiction: The Nets will win a championship by 2015.

     

     

     

     

     

    Forsberg: Fiction. Money can build you a competitive team and a fantasy roster, but championship teams have a little something extra and we won’t know if Brooklyn has that until we see this group on the floor. The Nets will give themselves a short window to compete for a crown, but winning one in the next two seasons is no slam dunk, particularly if the group in Miami keeps its band together.

     

     

    Gordon: You’re not getting me to answer this one with a straight face. If everything breaks right for them — Garnett and Pierce’s health, Kidd’s feel for the job, etc. — the Nets should surely be in the running. But all of that means they carry more risk than any other contender, too. (Hey, the boom-or-bust thing is kind of fun, right?)

    Wallace: Fiction. It’s hard to say for sure that any team will certainly win a title by 2015. But the Nets have their work cut out with the Heat, Pacers and Bulls collectively in the midst of their prime. Considering Garnett and Pierce have a relatively short window of opportunity, the Nets have this season and next to get it done. I’ll believe how reliable they are when I see it. But I wouldn’t be absolutely stunned if they broke through.

    Windhorst: Fiction. I can’t possibly predict what the landscape will be in the 2014-15 season, so basically I’m answering this on this season. If all teams stay healthy, I believe the Heat and Pacers are still better than the Nets. The Bulls are right there as well. I am not picking them to win the East at this point, so I can’t say they’ll win the title.

    Youngmisuk: Fiction. They will contend but they might be the third-best team in the East. If they don’t win it all, the task only gets more difficult. The Nets’ cap-strapped roster will only get older while the 2014 superstar free-agent crop may alter the balance of power in the league, with the top players constantly looking to join forces to create the next star-studded team.

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  • Beermen face Warriors in final

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    September 9, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Bangkok – San Miguel Beermen stepped into the ASEAN Basketball League finals after eliminating Sports Rev. Thailand Slammers. In the fourth game, 77-61 win over Slammers Beermen.

    With the victory at Nimibutr Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday (30/05/2013), the Beermen won the semifinal playoff round with a score of 3-1.

    Paulo Hubalde had 16 points and five assists for the Beermen. While teammate Hubalde, Pauliasi Taulava, had 15 points. While the camp Slammers, Christien Charles had 15 points and nine rebounds.

    Beermen appeared dominant since the first quarter, in which they excel over Slammers 21-13. Only in the second quarter alone they lost the points of the Slammers.

    An additional 24 points in the final quarter and then took Slammers to meet the Warriors, who had first advanced after defeating Westports Malaysia Dragons.

    This is the final test. Last year, the Warriors defeated success to become a champion Beermen through three games.

    Beermen won the first game by a score of 86-83 at the Ynares Sports Arena. However, the Warriors got up and won the next two games, each with a score of 81-61 and 78-76.

    The first final between the Beermen and the Warriors will be held at the Ynares Arena on June 7.

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  • Beat Warriors, Champion ABL Beermen

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    August 26, 2017 /  Basketball

    Jakarta – San Miguel Beermen came out as the champion of ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) 2013. They make sure the title after win over Indonesia Warriors 70-55 in the third game.

    In a match in Mahaka Square, Wednesday (06/12/2013) night local time, Beermen already winning since the first quarter. They closed the quarter with a 14-10 advantage over the Warriors.

    In the second quarter, the Warriors had time to catch up and just left half a 20-21 ball in position. But this quarter remain the property Beermen with a score of 33-27.

    Beermen getting away in the third quarter and was ahead 11 points at 53-42 position. Beermen then closes the quarter with a 53-43 advantage.

    Beermen advantages persist in the fourth quarter and 17 points in their winning positions 65-48. Beermen were kept going and won 70-55.

    With the victory in the third game, the ABL Beermen juar clinched with a 3-0 aggregate advantage over the Warriors in the final best of five format. In the two previous games were played at home, the Beermen also recorded victories.

    Pauliasi Taulava became the best performers of the Beermen had 19 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists. While the Warriors camp, Mario Wuysang so it’s best with 21 points and 3 rebounds.

    For the Beermen, this is their first ABL title. As for the Warriors, this defeat means the failure to defend the title in the 2012 season earned last.

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  • Early triumph Djokovic

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    August 20, 2017 /  Basketball

    akarta – Novak Djokovic fasting Grand Slam title by appearing as the champion of the Australian Open. The glorious result was the beginning of the Serb’s success throughout the year 2011.

    The title is relatively easily achieved by Djokovic. Face Andy Murray in the final round, the player who was a successful third seed beat Murray in straight sets 6-4 6-2 6-3 in 159 minutes.

    In his struggle to the top of the party, Djokovic managed to beat tough as Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals and former world number one, Roger Federer in the semifinals.

    This title is the second major title for 24-year-old after the first achieved at the same event in 2008 by beating Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

    While in the women’s champion Kim Clijsters became. After trailing in the first set, the Belgian fought back to conquer the representative of China, Li Na in three-set battle 3-6 6-3 6-3 in the final.

    This success is the continued success of former world number one was in a Grand Slam after winning in 2010 with a cover series won the U.S. Open.

    Still from the tennis arena, the former world number one Justine Henin retired again shortly after being eliminated in the Grand Slam tournament’s biggest prize. Prolonged elbow injury is the reason Henin withdrew from the world that has made his name is.

    Of the badminton arena, Indonesia failed to win a title in the Super Series Masters Finals in 2010 after his last vice Vita Marissa / Hendra Aprida Gunawan and Greysia Polii / Jauhari Meilina only until the semifinals.

    Packelik achievements continued in Indonesia Super Series title. In the tournament opener, held Malaysia in 2011, ‘Red and White’ is represented only by Taufik Hidayat in the final round.

    In the end, Indonesia was again vacant title after champion Taufik defeated host, Lee Chong Wei 8-21 17-21 in just 37 minutes.

    Of basketball country, Satria Muda Britama forced to bury his dream to qualify for the playoffs the second season of the ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) after bent Philippines Patriots 74-77.

    This defeat practically bury SM ambition to enter the top four and qualify for the playoffs ABL because they only finished fifth in 15 games.

    From automotive, Toni Elias returned to MotoGP this year after the previous season as the champion Moto2. In addition, Karel Abraham and Cal Cruthlow into two rookie who enliven motor racing this premium.

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  • Terry: Nets Have Strategy Beat the Heat

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    August 8, 2017 /  Basketball

    Perkenalan Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce dan Jason Terry. (Foto: Ist)

    BROOKLYN – Brooklyn Nets confident to face the NBA season 2013/2014. In fact, Jason Terry insists the Nets have the formula to beat the Miami Heat.

    Nets did clean up after a failure in the playoffs last season. The squad is now dibesut Jason Kidd was brought three veteran players, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Terry, who today has been introduced.

    Many great teams from the Eastern Conference has to face the Nets. In addition to the New York Knicks, the defending champion Heat is one of them. Terry assess the Nets have a strategy to subvert LeBron James et al.

    “It’s time. If we could start the final game at training camp, I could do it. We know the need of the process, but it will not require adaptation for two years. Let’s do it this year, and why not, we get all the pieces, “said Terry.

    “I’m not worried. We have a strategy. Me and Jason Kidd is a player who never beat them, “said the former Boston Celtics star, the Daily News reported on Saturday (07/20/2013).

    Yes, when I was with the Dallas Mavericks, Kidd and Terry berhasul beat the Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. They won the first title in history.

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  • Kobe Bryant Practicing With AC Milan squad

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    August 7, 2017 /  Basketball, Football

    Kobe Bryant, berlatih sejenak dengan skuat Milan selain menjalani perawatan cedera tendon Achilles

    Barcelona apparently not the only European club football are popular Kobe Bryant.

    U.S. basketball star who played for the LA Lakers for this is known as a supporter Blauragana. But, aside from the Catalan giants, Kobe was also supports elite team of the Italian Serie A, AC Milan.

    On Saturday (20/7) is, Kobe was caught visiting Rossoneri at Milanello training base for treatment of Achilles tendon injuries recently smother.

    However, in addition to these reasons, the 34-year-old basketball player also take advantage of the visit to the practice squad for a moment with the Rossoneri. Milan tifosi itself then appreciate the arrival of their fame to give this one back number 24 jersey, corresponding Kobe in Lakers uniform.

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  • Todd Purves and Indonesia Warriors Split

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    July 30, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Jakarta – Todd Purves will no longer be the coach of Indonesia Warriors in the Asean Basketball League (ABL) next season. Warriors decided not to extend the contract which runs out Todd on June 30, 2013.

    Todd underwent two that could be considered a successful season with the Warriors. In his first season in 2012, coach from the United States successfully led the Warriors won the first title in the ABL.

    In the second season, Todd returned with the Warriors until the final round. But they failed to retain the title after losing to San Miguel Beermen.

    “There is nothing wrong or something. It was a wonderful time here and the success that I have had here has given me a good chance in the NBA and internationally,” Todd said as quoted by the official website of the ABL.

    “So I hope to continue my career and I owe a lot of the Indonesia Warriors.”

    After leaving the Warriors, Purves has not decided where he will continue his career. But Purves admitted that he had received an offer from a number of clubs.

    “There are a few options that I was considering with the help of an agent. Has been no decision made ​​at this time but I’ve been contacted by several teams, both internationally and domestically in the United States,” said Purves.

    “I will consider the options and will make a decision that I thought would be best for my career and my family,” he said.

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  • Metta World Peace Join Knicks

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    July 7, 2017 /  Basketball

    Las Vegas – After Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers take a player again. Metta World Peace is to ensure that it defends New York Knicks next season.

    Reported Fox, World Peace actually still have remaining almost a year contract with the Lakers. However, the two sides agreed to end more quickly through the amnesty clause.

    The player formerly known as Ron Artest who’s agreed to two-year contract with the Knicks with values ​​touted reach about 3.2 million U.S. dollars (USD 32 billion).

    With this move, World Peace after the first Howard left the Staples Center. Howard crossed to the Houston Rockets after just one season to strengthen the Lakers.

    “I do not care if I’ll be a starter or just sweeping the floor. You hear me? I just want to win,” World Peace said in a press conference as proclaimed ESPN.

    World Peace is ready to work together with Knicks star Carmelo Anthony in an effort to win the NBA title. “This is not about someone helping someone else.”

    “It’s about us doing it together., And they (the Knicks) got it. – If I’m not mistaken. They have a strong relationship, and everyone is team mates,” said 33-year-old small forward this.

    World Peace had an average of 12.4 points, five rebounds and 1.5 assists in 75 games, including 66 times so the starter with the Lakers last season. He also suffered a left knee injury that required surgery in March.

    Since starting his career with the Chicago Bulls in 1999, World Peace has appeared in 902 games with 832 times to be a starter.

    He once became NBA champion with the Lakers (2010) and had an average of 14.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists and 1.8 steals in his career overall Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings, Rockets and Lakers.

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