IS LEBRON STILL HUNGY FOR TITLE?

Oktubre 12, 2018

Credit to photo owner

 

My take is this…

It is hard to say now.

The King been in a lot
of battles, from different
kingdoms as well and he
fairly did a good job.

He won a ring in Miami
and in Cleveland too.

Though on his land (Cleveland)
he didn’t able to repeat
it, as the mighty GSW
brutally buried Cavs
in a series sweep of
NBA Finals 2017-2018.

I can feel the kings
fatigue thru the
years of his career,
it is truly exhausting,
I cant imagine how
he can rejuvenate
back and be ready for
next season. No wonder
why millions of dollars
is reported that being
spent on his body
every year, sounds
absurd or ridiculous
but if you think about
playing professional
basketball for
lets just say 82 games
per year not including
the practices, exhibition
games and if your team
reach the semis then the
finals, just imagine
how much tension, abuse,
pain and probably minor
or semi-major injury
your body will take?

Not to mention the
mental fatigues
that will tax an
athlete, basketball is not
just a physical
game like most people
think about
the truth is that basketball
is absolutely a mind game
and a very brutal mind game
sometimes, the “mind game”
like trash talking are
not just end when the player
leave the court especially
to athletes like Lebron,
the media and other likes
are trolling him even his
personal life, some could
be related to piss him off
to the game or maybe just
fooling around.

So the million dollar
spent on his body alone
is not really something
a big thing as a matter
of fact it makes me think
that this is what most
athlete should realize,
not actually spending
that a lot of cash to
their body but put your
health as a top priority
because as cliché it might
sound but to all athletes
who are on the level of
Lebron they will all agree
on some point that their

“health is their wealth”

Nobody will sign-up
a player to the kind
of contract that Lebron
have if that athlete
is either fractured
or broken.

They want
someone who are tough
as hell and his arsenal
for battel are all still
sharp and available.

Every team
owner want to assure that
all of those gears and
weapons that are in
athlete’s arsenal will
be utilized and
guess what Lebron still
got all of that.

The way I see it from
a far is that the King
still got the
in tact arsenal
but he is just
not having the right
troops to be with in
order for him to succeed
another mission which is
winning another title.

So that’s why it is
hard to say now, maybe
even the King is not
sure and it could all
depend how it will turn
out to the kind of
team chemistry they have
and from there if it
works out a bit the king
can push the team for
a title but for him
to carry a team the way
he did in Cleveland is
something his fans would
like to see.

 

 

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DeMarcus Cousins: GSW’s ASSET or RISK LIABILITY???

Hulyo 9, 2018

CREDIT TO THE PHOTO OWNER

 

I love NBA basketball drama
sometimes it surpass how
I love the game itself and
on NBA one of the biggest
drama is when a big
star is being traded or
demand a trade.

Today fan like me
are not just being WOW
if a star player is being
traded but when a team
like Golden State Warriors
buff-up their roster eventhough
they are a contender or just
won a championship title.

This past few days NBA
basketball fan again
are surprised when
DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins
signed a 1 year deal
contract to GSW.

I myself is excited
and ecstatic to the news
I am happy for Boogie
I was anticipating he
will team-up with Lebron
but did not happen.

Eventhough it still a
good deal for him.
GSW is like a guranteed
ticket to shine especially
on Boogie’s situation where
he been in several issues
from the teams he joined
with.

The way I see it is
that Boogie had somehow
issue on attitude or how
he go along to the
people on the team he
joined before and now
adding that he had
Achilles injury the
doubt of his relevance
on GSW raised my curiosity.

No wonder why its only
a 1 year contract which
is for me it is quite
fair for both side.

Boogie could drag down
the team or he could
add another reinforcement
to make a convincing
momentum for GSW to again
win another title.

However it must be noted
that this point of Boogie’s
career is somehow crucial
because if he dont work-out
to GSW it would be the end
for him, in a way that his
value will decline, not unlike
before fan like me would
contimplate on the possibility
that he is being mismanage
and not being in the right
team or chemistry is just not
right but that must not be
the case now as he joined
to GSW where coaching staff
is good and player as well.

The mind game here is
GSW management must
see afar if Boogie will
be a relevant force or
will drag the team down,
again they must see it
before it happens especially
if it will drag the team
down so before that they
could part ways and it will
be a win-win on both side
again.

For me this deal is risky
but the hope is more
appealing that even myself
will convince even if I
am on the chair of GSW
making this deal.

We’ll see all that next
year as Boogie will not
be forced to play until
he is all good from injury
and the question is if he
will be an asset or liability
is still hanging…

 


IF THEY CAN ONLY PLAY FOREVER

Disyembre 13, 2016

Players who started from
late 90’s to mid 00’s are
now hanging their jerseys one by one
and some of them already left
the game.

From Kobe, Tim, Ray Allen, KG, then
Paul Pierce could be his
last season and now maybe
Vince Carter soon to be saying
his goodbye’s maybe not this
year but it will not be a surprise
once he say’s his done.

I feel old when I come to see
this guys games are declining
and some of them suffers from
great pain of injuries, time
flies too fast because it seems
to me like only yesterday where
Kobe looks indistructable, where
KG is slaming the rim like a storm
and Ray Allen swoshing the net
from the 3 point lane just like
that!

If they can only play forever
or maybe at least 5 years more
at their prime level Kobe could
have another ring, KG could bring
Minnesota to Play-offs and it’s
interesting to know what team
Ray will join.

But we all know it aitn goanna
happen no more, this guys I am
talking about already decided and
from there I am fine. It’s just like
as a basketball fan some of them
we take it for granted and
we wish before what the game of
basketball look like without them
but now we asked how great this game
will be if they still here at their
prime.

 


WHY DURANT MUST SIGN TO SPURS (UNCLE TIM)

Hunyo 28, 2016

TK

One of the most interesting
free agency at this moment is
Kevin Durant.

Personally I dont want him
to go… Ballers like him
who has superstar status must
stay on his first team until he
retire because for me if you
are a superstar and left your
first team the credibility
of your title decreases…

There are lot’s of stuffs
to debate about that but
focusing to the topic, I
want KD to stay on OKC
however if there’s some
reason that pushed him
to leave Oaklahoma the
question is what team
he should go then?

Sigining another team is like
applying to another company
or applying to another department.

Team also apply the same rule
of “probationary period” to some
company it is 3 to 6 months
to asses you if their happy to
you or not. In NBA I guess they’ll
give you 1 year or a bit more than
that to see how you be a benefit
to their team and if you dont
they put you to free agancy or trade.

So hunting for another team
is pretty much like
finding another job or company.

And to that you consider
Money, Growth and Work environtment,
it’s really up to you which one
you’ll prioritize.

In case of Durant what I can
vibe to him is he want championship
title badly and for that to happen
he must have a good work environement
he must have a good team etc.
but also if I am KD my superstar
status is also important although
leaving OKC will surely decline
his superstar value a bit but that
could be reverse depends to a
team that he will join…

If he will join to a team
where he can have a ring his
value as a superstar will go
up! But as we all know being
on top is not a bed of roses
there are some hard stuffs that
people up there are struggleling
to handle so having a good mentor
is a big help.

So here is why I say KD must
sign to Spurs, it is not just
because the team is well tuned for
another trip to Play-offs finals
but the team status is in the
transition where they are finding
someone to whom they can pass
the torch.

I am not saying that Kwahi, Aldrich
or others are not worth it to
receive the torch but what I am
refering here about “passing the torch”
is not just about to individual but
to the generation… We all have the
expectation that Tim Duncan
will retire any time soon much
as well his fellow troops and
remaining will be Kwahi and Aldrich.

They are both good but to say
that they are enough to get
the ring is kinda doubtful, they
need another force which is pretty
much ideal in the persona of Durant.

Beside on a good set-up of the
team and it’s timing, If KD
will sign to Spurs he could
benefit “growth” in his career.

The way I vibe Tim Duncan is he
is a good man, he shape’s his
team in a good manner so If
ever KD got himself or Spurs
on top he’ll not having any
issue to whom who he will ask
for what to do because uncle Tim
is there.

 

 


STOP CHASING THE MICHAEL JORDAN STATUS (Please)

Hunyo 19, 2015

 

2015 Finals is over and
congratulation to Golden State Warriors
for winning the championship and good
job to Cleveland Cavaliers for being
number two of this year’s league.

However before game 6 we seen a lot
of mims and stuffs about Lebron
and most of this are something about
LBJ comparing to MJ. The debate
or comparison wouldn’t stop though
we know that it’s kinda difficult
to compare this two who technically
lived in different world of NBA.
Some say that in 90’s the game is
more intense and more about “competition”
compare today NBA is prep-up as
an Family thing and kinda more
wholesome compare to 80’s-90’s.

Anyway whether the mode of NBA
game has change or not what I want
to say is let us just stop trying
to label the new player to be
“The Next Michael Jordan”

Even Mike itself in his
time he is being
compared to Clyde Drexler and people
ask who’s the best guard? I remember
watching some movie or documentary
where MJ said that he don’t want
to be compared to anybody because
he want to be remember as one
and only Michael Jordan.

I believe that rookies should
be on that kind of mind-set today.

Well I can’t blame them because
being compared to Michael Jordan
is kinda big compliment as a
professional basketball player
compare on the time where
Jordan is being compared to Drexler.

I’m not saying that Drexler
is not that great of course he is!
He is just not having that MJ status
which is not bad at all, if I am
an pro ball player and asked what
kind of legacy I would like to have
is just like how Clyde did. Of course
I will not deny that I also
want to have that MJ status but I
dont want to be remember as someone
who just follow someone’s path and
did a little better than him, I want
to be remember in a bit different way
like how they recognize Duncan and today
Curry. Definitely you must win a
ring but there are plenty of ways
to win it either by one man game, team
or by the effort of the whole franchise.

I’m not saying that there’s something
wrong if you try to follow MJ’s foot step

I’m not saying that Kobe should not
try to outshine MJ

I’m not saying that Lebron should
not do the same thing what Kobe did

There’s nothing wrong on chasing MJ
status but it should not come to the
point where we are trying to expect
every player to be the next MJ-

Even MJ itself said to his son
that donn’t be hard on his self
because there’s only one Michael Jordan.

For sure most of the players today
are inspired by Michael Jordan and
dont be surprise that as the time
goes by another era of youth
will be inspired by Michael Jordan
in many ways…

But that should not mean that all
Player who are inspired
should be scoring 60 plus point in
the game, winning 6 championships,
 winning two 3P’s in a row and
being in the flu game etc. which
is not bad if they did there’s nothing
wrong on that but that’s not what
the message of Michael Jordan’s
achievements, that’s not the reason
why you are inspired by him, thats
not the beauty of the game, thats
not the game of basketball to Michael.

According to one of his interview
with Ahmad Rashad the game of basketball
to MJ is the Love that he had for.
Because as what MJ said thru love
he manage to endure everything!

Let this ball players or rookies be
who they are
and let us just see what they
can bring to the table and who
knows there might be another
reason to love this game beside
on labeling players in order
to relive the greatness of their
ancestors.

Just saying here…

 

 


I PERSIST D.ROSE WILL RISE… GIVE HIM TWO MORE SEASON!

Hunyo 8, 2015

 

Well NBA Finals 2015 already
started as I am writing this
blog… the season is tied
to 1-1. And I am
wondering what Derrick Rose might
be doing this time? Is he in the gym
doing his routine or taking an off to
recover from this past Play-off games?

I am hyped-up on D. Rose return
this season but also nearly disapointed
when he almost being reinjured
but again at the end
he didn’t let me down when he and
the Bulls reach the Playoffs.

For me Chicago Bulls
reaching the Playoffs is enough but
it amazed me alot when they push it
further. I would say Bulls should
not feel bad on this season. Because
after all of what happen on this team
then managing to almost reach the finals
is a miracle for me.

Honestly what I feel is that
D. Rose is kinda hurt and not that
fully recovered and I say he must rest well on this off season and think on how to play smarter next year.

I also feel that even though he had that devastating
injuries and reinjured, he still
got his “prime” maybe not that sharp
compare before but enough to be one
of the key player to lead Chicago on
another trip to Playoffs/Finals but in
order to take that Championship ring
he needs someone to hang-on. I wish
Paul Gasol will stick around and the rest
of the players who’s doing a pretty Good
job as a wingman.

I’ll give D. Rose another 2 season to
comeback big! and I mean to comeback
and take that ring(s) but after 2 season
and still he didn’t get it…

Well I hate to say
that maybe that’s it!

But still I persist that D.Rose
will rise!

 


MICHAEL JORDAN (ALAM NA)

Marso 8, 2015

Sa pagkakataong ito nais kung saluduhan
ang masasabin nating hangang ngayon ay
nagiisang Michael Jordan!

Kailangan ko pa bang sabihin ulit
ang mga kadakilaang kanyang nagawa sa
mundo ng basketball?

Siguro ang bago sa kanya ngayon
ay siya ang

“first professional athlete
to make the Forbes Worlds Billionaire list.”
quoted from Sundial.csun.edu website

Unang propesyonal na athletang
naging billionaryo na naitala
sa Forbes!

Hangang sa pag edad ni Mike
ay competitive parin siya
Hindi tumitigil, parte na ata
ng kanyang buhay ang makipag
laro o magpalago sa kung ano
mang parte ng buhay siya
interesado.

May balita rin akong nabasa
kamakailan lang na balak nitong
magpatayo ng isang Golf course
na kung saan ang mga manlalaro
ay magiging “exclusive” maraming
ekpekulasyon na sinasabi kung bakit
niya gusto magpatayo ng sariling laruan
pero para sa akin ano man sa mga usaping
iyon ang totoo ang mensaheng nararamdaman
ko dito is…

 “Michael Jordan is still in
the game”

Maybe not in the game of basketball
technically but in the spotlight
of fame you can still feel his presence
Maybe not the same how he did in 90’s
but like what happen in 90’s media
is making a different ground for him.

For me Michael Jordan is surely
an ideal role model, need to be put
in the high schools history book and set-up
a course or a teaching/studying about his
life because whether you like it or
not Michael Jordan is not just a Chicago’s
Super Hero or someone idolize he is
now a culture… Absurd but that’s a fact!

All in all I dont want to write the stuffs
that is already written about his greatness

Simply I want to send my great respect and
A BIG SALUTE to the Airness!