Professional Basketball – Sneer Sat, 18 Sep 2021 07:19:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Professional Basketball – Sneer 32 32 Ateneo understood decision to go pro in Japan, says Dwight Ramos Sat, 18 Sep 2021 06:13:00 +0000
Luisa Morales –

September 18, 2021 | 2:13 p.m.

MANILA, Philippines – No one had lost more with Dwight Ramos’ decision to turn pro in the Japan B. League than the Ateneo Blue Eagles who brought him to the Philippines for the first time to play in the UAAP.

While they knew what they might have had with Gilas’ custody, the defending three-round champions knew they couldn’t hold back a talent like Ramos as college sports remain elusive in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to Noli Eala on his Power & Play radio show on Saturday, new goalie Toyama Grouses explained how the Katipunan School reacted to his decision to leave the Eagles’ nest.

“Of course Ateneo wanted me to stay because I came here to play for Ateneo, it was my first priority to come to the Philippines,” said Ramos.

“But they really understand the situation here and how I felt… I’m not getting any younger. I’ll probably be the oldest in college by then,” he added.

Ramos still had two years of eligibility for the Blue Eagles, who could certainly use a player of his caliber after star player Thirdy Ravena graduated.

After spending a year in residence at Ateneo, Ramos was already ready for action for the basketball powerhouse.

But as COVID-19 forced uncertainty out of the UAAP, Ramos had no choice but to find new opportunities.

That’s how he made it to Japan, where he is expected to make his professional debut at 23.

“I probably didn’t even think about [going pro], at that time, ”Ramos said of his first visit to the Philippines a few years ago.

“I was probably thinking of Ateneo, I was thinking of Gilas … Japan was not even in my head then,” he said.

Ramos and Toyama’s campaign in the 2021-22 B. League season takes place on October 2 when they face the Shinshu Brave Warriors.

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How an Atlanta basketball team went from Republican hands to LGBTQ ownership Fri, 17 Sep 2021 16:39:09 +0000

Last summer, at the height of the Black Lives Matter protests sweeping the nation, the Atlanta Dream players united against an off-field opponent: Kelly Loeffler, then U.S. Senator from Georgia and co-owner of the team. .

Loeffler, a Republican, had publicly and repeatedly mocked the WNBA for dedicating his season to social justice issues, and in response, Dream players and other teams in the league wore jerseys endorsing Raphael Warnock , a Democrat who then toppled Loeffler in one of two contentious second-round elections in January 2020. It was around this time that talks to sell the team, which had long been in the market and had attracted many potential buyers have started to gain momentum.

Less than two months later, the boards of governors of the WNBA and the NBA unanimously approved the sale of the Atlanta Dream to a group of investors of three members: Larry Gottesdiener, president of the company of Northland real estate investment and now majority owner of the team; Suzanne Abair, President and Chief Operating Officer of Northland; and two-time WNBA champion Renee Montgomery, who became the first former player to become both a WNBA team owner and manager.

Renée Montgomery with Suzanne Abair and Larry Gottesdiener. Courtesy of Atlanta Dream

After stepping down from the 2020 season to focus on social justice issues, Montgomery, who said she was inspired by LeBron James’ role in the “More Than a Vote” campaign, acknowledged the ‘rare and unique opportunity to have a stake in an ownership group that matched her own values, which prompted her to announce her retirement after 11 seasons.

“You can’t be a player and an owner at the same time, and for me it was a pretty quick decision, because I understood it was a big moment that I basically wanted to capitalize on,” Montgomery told NBC News. . “I felt like women’s basketball was changing.

Although there had been no official announcements that the Atlanta Dream was looking for a new owner, Montgomery had “heard the rumblings” from various sources and contacted WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert, who introduced her to Abair and Gottesdiener, who were in talks with the league over acquiring a squad.

“At Northland, we essentially focus our philanthropic initiatives around three elements: ending racism, empowering women and ending homelessness,” said Abair. “If you look at these three issues, I think it’s very easy to see that there is a clear alignment in both the progressive nature of the Northland organization and the core values ​​of the WNBA.”

With a similar set of core values, the trio bonded around a common desire to invest in professional and college women’s sports – which they say continues to be underestimated and underrated – and in minority communities in the Greater Atlanta area.

“We really do think there is a need for investors like us to do a number of things: uplift the league, basically bring deep-pocketed investors to the league, build model franchises, respect our players as players. ‘athletes and people. ”Abair said, adding that there is a“ need to change that narrative ”that women’s sports are not worth investing in.

“I would say having Renee as the third member of the owning team has been really incredibly valuable to Larry and I – just to get that former player’s perspective,” Abair continued. “Renee knows the market from a different perspective than ours, and I think the three of us focusing on different aspects as we start to build the organization has been a really good mix. “

Montgomery echoed those sentiments, adding that she understands the “inner workings of the league” and therefore can “do more player-friendly things” during times of travel and free agency. She also thanked Abair and Gottesdiener for bringing best practices from their work at Northland to their business relationship with the team.

“And then, to take it further, I don’t need to keep kicking and screaming to talk about social justice or to lean on the Atlanta community because they are so into business belonging. to minority, small-owned businesses, “Montgomery said.” How can we be part of the community? How can we be part of the culture? ‘ They’re stuck, so any ideas we all have together will always be going to the community first. Obviously we want to be great on the pitch – and it will come, but we want to make sure we’ve been doing our part since. the front office. ”

As a result of their acquisition of the Atlanta Dream, Abair and Montgomery also became among the first openly LGBTQ people to own and operate a large professional sports franchise in the United States, helping to pave the way for an industry that has historically lacked queer representation on and off the field (although the WNBA has a long list of absent players). It is a responsibility that the two women, who know what it is like not to be seen or portrayed, do not take lightly.

“I think it’s important for community members, especially the younger ones, to see it and know that if you’re a member of the LGBTQ community, you can do great things,” Abair said. “There is a tremendous opportunity for you everywhere, and I think if you see it you can be, or you can believe it. I think just being visible to members of the community is really important, whether it’s as a female business owner in the real estate industry or as the owner of a professional female sports team.

For Montgomery, “representation is the foundation I stand on in everything I do,” she said with natural fervor. “So when I’m in a room and it’s a project I’m creating, I want to make sure there’s representation all around – black women, Latin women, LGBTQ. [people]. I want to make sure that in all the things I do, there are voices out there that can add to it. Because, for me, when you have different people from different backgrounds, you have different contributions, and that’s how you build a great brand, a great company.

When they officially acquired the squad in early March, Gottesdiener, Abair and Montgomery were within six weeks of the start of training camp. Describing the next month and a half of preparation as “a total sprint,” Abair said the group faced a steep learning curve as they worked diligently to familiarize themselves with the inner workings of the team and the team. strict, league-mandated Covid-19 protocols.

But as the direction of the front office has changed, the new co-owners have been keen to reaffirm their determination to honor the same spirit that brought women’s basketball to the fore last year – and recently earned the Atlanta Dream. ESPN’s “Sports Humanitarian Team of the Year Award.”

“It’s not like this is a one-size-fits-all goal for the players, and we will continue to honor that spirit and commitment around causes that players and others in the organization care deeply about,” said Abair. “We have to live up to our name. We are the Atlanta Dream, named after Martin Luther King’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech. Our goal is to build an organization that honors the legacy of our name by standing up to respond to the urgency of the present, whatever the political landscape. “

“With the civil unrest that occurred in 2020, I think a lot of people have opened their eyes not just to social justice but to women’s sport,” Montgomery added. “A lot of people were introduced to the WNBA in 2020 in the sense that they didn’t know the culture of the league, the players in the league, what we stood for. I was really happy to see people starting to dig deeper into the WNBA players and storylines, and now we have new fans.

Despite the change in leadership in the United States Senate, Montgomery said the country’s current socio-political situation continues to be a priority for the entire organization, particularly as state and federal governments embrace laws on increasingly sensitive issues such as the right to vote and abortion.

With no intention of rehashing the past, the co-owners reported that with their acquisition of the Dream, they were committed to creating a “flagship WNBA franchise”, partnering with other community organizations and winning. both on and off the field.

“It means building an organization on both the business side and the basketball side with a winning culture,” said Abair. “When we talk about winning on the pitch, we mean [something] that lives up to our name… that our players are visible in the community and that we are fundamentally a valued member of the Atlanta and Greater Atlanta market, like other professional sports teams in the market. [We mean] occupy our own space and have our own brand and really elevate professional women’s sport in a relatively crowded sports market.

In the end, it comes down to “not being afraid to take a stand on issues, even though it might not be the most popular thing, but you do it because you think it’s right.” , said Abair.

“I would be lying if I said that I didn’t want to create a dynasty here, where every year we compete, and it’s a surprise if we don’t… And then, in the same breath, our goal is to to be that North Star in the WNBA, ”Montgomery added. “Suzanne emailed all the players at the start of the season asking, ‘What questions are you passionate about? What do you want us to look at? “We want to be able to adapt to the players we have. … But we really want to be that organization that looks at social justice, that looks at empowering women. These are the pillars on which we stand.

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Ware and Woods attended the NCAA Elite Student-Athlete Symposium Thu, 16 Sep 2021 23:01:47 +0000

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 16, 2021) – Morgan State Junior Guard De’Torrion Ware and senior redshirt Seventh Wood were two of many NCAA Division I male basketball players invited to attend the NCAA Elite Student-Athlete Symposium September 10-12 at the NCAA National Office in Indianapolis, Indiana.

It was the first time that a historically black college or university (HBCU) program was invited.

“It is an honor and a privilege to have our Morgan State student-athletes invited to the Elite Athletes Symposium,” said the head coach. Kevin broadus. “It shows that the HBCUs also have elite student-athletes.”

A product of the NCAA Leadership Development Program, the Symposium aims to educate college players about the expectations and responsibilities of being a professional athlete as well as planning for post-professional career opportunities. Among the features of the forum will be a panel of former student-athletes, discussions between agents and player unions, engagement with professional leagues and a seminar on personal branding.

Topics covered at this year’s symposium included athlete brand management / social media, financial literacy, decision making, eligibility protection, the agent and financial advisor selection process and more. Again. As part of the program, attendees heard from current and former elite student-athletes, representatives from the NBA, NBPA, team front office and NBA G-League, as well as guest speakers. insightful who will share their perspectives on dealing with the realities of life as a professional athlete. and how to avoid common obstacles.

Ware, a BOXTOROW All-American, finished the season leading the Bears with 375 points (17.0 points per game; No.1 in MEAC) and was second on the team in rebounds with 125 ( 5.7 on average; # 7). He was among the league leaders in three-point baskets scored with 54 (T-No. 1) and his three-point field goal percentage of .388 was eighth.

Ware, a second-team All-MEAC selection, has played in 22 games and scored 20 or more points in 10 games. He has scored in double digits in 9 of 17 games, including a 36-point outing against Delaware State (Jan. 24) and 35 points against Florida A&M in the quarterfinals of the MEAC tournament. In three games during the tournament, Ware scored a total of 80 points, just nine points off the all-time MEAC tournament record.

Woods, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound goalie from Columbia, South Carolina, will be a college senior in a red shirt when the season kicks off at Morgan.

Woods transferred to South Carolina ahead of the 2019-20 season after playing three seasons and winning a national championship with Roy Williams’ North Carolina side.

In his second season with MSU, Broadus led the Bears to a better MEAC 14-8 record, including a 3-1 record against non-conference Division I opponents. The Bears advanced to the MEAC tournament title match where they fell to Norfolk State. It was the Bears’ first appearance in the conference finals since 2014.

MSU’s De’Torrion Ware (left) and Seventh Woods (right) with
former San Antonio Spur and two-time NBA champion Malik Rose.

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Morgan State University, founded in 1867, is a Carnegie-ranked doctoral research institution offering more than 100 university degree programs ranging from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees. As Maryland’s premier public urban research university, Morgan serves a multiethnic, multiracial student body and seeks to ensure that the doors to higher education are opened as wide as possible to as many people as possible. For more information about Morgan State University, visit

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Rose Pest Solutions continues its partnership with Bernie’s Book Bank Thu, 16 Sep 2021 17:20:27 +0000


Chicago, Ill.-Rose Pest Solutions will partner with Northwestern University and Chicago Wolves for the fourth year in a row to raise literacy awareness and help get books to underserved communities through the bank of Bernie’s books.

Janelle Iaccino, a bug expert at Rose Pest Solutions, said the company wants to help make it easier to create stronger, smarter kids in the community it serves.

“There is a fragile window to childhood where you can make a difference by reading physical books,” Iaccino said. “We want to be part of it. “

The Books for Buckets campaign was created by Northwestern Athletics and Rose Pest Solutions in 2018 to help promote literature. Over the past two fall and winter sports seasons, Northwestern Men’s Basketball and Rose Pest Solutions have teamed up to host community book drives, fan contests, three point donations and other activities. Book for Buckets promotes literacy in several ways.

For every three-point score in the Northwestern men’s basketball home games, Rose Pest Solutions donates a set of 12 pounds through Bernie’s book bank.

During basketball season, for every six pounds donated, donors will receive one Northwestern men’s basketball ticket. Donations can be made at Rose Pest Solution locations in Chicago, Wheeling, Northfield and Lombard, Ill. So far 17,582 books have been donated through Books for Buckets.

Each year, donations followed one after the previous year. During the 2020-2021 football playoffs, Rose Pest Control launched an expansion to Books for Buckers called “Books for Boots,” where the company donated 12 pounds for every extra point or field goal achieved by Northwestern. in the Big Ten Championship game and the Citrus Bol. This resulted in a donation of an additional 84 pounds.

During the 2020-21 basketball season, the Books for Buckers campaign turned to a virtual literacy program to encourage home reading among K-8 children who were at home. during the pandemic. All attendees who read age-appropriate books in November 2020 had the opportunity to receive Northwestern Athletics and Rose Pest Solution giveaways and special discounts from local businesses.

Over 240 Chicago-area students participated in the 2020 Virtual Literacy Reading Program and read 1,718 books throughout the month of November. The program was so popular during the pandemic that it will return in the spring of 2022 even if the students are back to school. This year, Rose Pest Solution plans to reach hundreds of additional students in the surrounding area.

Rose Pest Control also encourages families to participate in the Score for Charity program with the Chicago Wolves. For every save made by the Wolves goalie, Rose Pest Solutions will donate a set of books to Bernie’s book bank. In exchange for donations of books throughout the season, donors will receive tickets to Wolves.

“We recently gave two checks to Bernie’s, one from our program with NU Sports for $ 2,400 and one from our program with Wolves for $ 2,100 for the last few seasons with them,” said Iaccino. “It’s so good to be a part of such an awesome community effort.”

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In Japan, Dwight Ramos seeks to prove himself Wed, 15 Sep 2021 06:04:00 +0000
Dwight Ramos warms up ahead of Gilas Pilipinas’ game against South Korea in the 2021 FIBA ​​Asia Cup Qualifying.

MANILA, Philippines – He became a star for Gilas Pilipinas earlier this year, but Dwight Ramos knows he still has a lot to prove as he begins his career as a professional basketball player.

Ramos signed last week with the Toyama Grouses in the Japanese B.League, making him the eighth Filipino player to join the league as an Asian import. The development meant he would no longer play for Ateneo de Manila University in the UAAP.

“It was just the situation here, the uncertainty of the UAAP,” Ramos said on “The Game,” as he explained his decision. “I really don’t know when this is going to happen.”

Ramos transferred to Ateneo in 2019 after playing for California State University, Fullerton from 2016 to 2018. He would have been eligible to play in the UAAP Season 83 men’s basketball tournament, which was canceled due to the pandemic. of COVID-19.

Without any certainty as to when collegiate sports in the Philippines can resume, Ramos has decided to seize the opportunity presented to him in Japan.

“I really needed to keep playing. It’s really hard to get into the gym, so I couldn’t wait to get back to that daily training, consistent games, and that’s what I was looking for,” a- he explained.

“I found a good team, one of the B.League teams, and they wanted me, so that’s how it all went,” he added.

For Ramos, 23, this stint in Japan is a way for him to show what he is truly capable of, after giving Filipino fans a glimpse of his talent through his time for the national team.

Ramos played six games for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2021 FIBA ​​Asia Cup qualifiers, averaging 13.8 points and 6.2 rebounds per game. He drew attention during their game against Thailand in November, when he managed all seven shots en route to a 20-point, seven-rebound performance. Gilas Pilipinas won comfortably, 93-61.

“Every time I play I feel like I have to prove something,” Ramos said.

“I only played a few games with Gilas, I couldn’t play in the UAAP. So really, I’m still relatively new to the Philippine basketball scene,” he said.

“I think this year I hope to consolidate my name in the Philippines.”

Dwight Ramos in action for Gilas Pilipinas against South Korea in the 2021 FIBA ​​Asia Cup Qualifying. FIBA.basket.
Dwight Ramos in action for Gilas Pilipinas against South Korea in the 2021 FIBA ​​Asia Cup Qualifiers. FIBA.basket.

Ramos joins a Toyama side that have high hopes for B.League’s next season, having made the playoffs last year. The team is already touting their arrival as well, as they are already accepting pre-orders for their # 24 jersey.

Ramos understands that the B.League will be an entirely different challenge, but he believes it’s a challenge he’s ready for, thanks to the training he received from coach Tab Baldwin both at Ateneo and at Gilas Pilipinas.

“I came here (to the Philippines) quite inexperienced. I came and learned with Coach Tab as long as I could with Ateneo, then I continued with him with Gilas. And he really prepared me. to become a professional player, ”Ramos said.

“So I’m going to take everything I’ve learned from him and the rest of the Ateneo guys, and use it when I go to Japan,” he added.

His time with the national team, in particular, has been crucial for his development.

“Gilas is really a good preparation for me, it is very high level basketball that we played in the OQT (Olympic qualifying tournament), the Asian Cup against Korea, then we went to Jordan and have played against those guys over there, ”he explained.

“So I think Gilas really prepared me for this and I just can’t wait to go out there and get down to business.”

Aside from Ramos, the other B.League players this season are: Thirdy Ravena (San-En NeoPhoenix), Kiefer Ravena (Shiga Lakestars), Juan Gomez de Liano (Earthfriends Tokyo Z), Bobby Ray Parks Jr. (Nagoya Diamond Dolphins), Javi Gomez de Liano (Ibaraki Robots), Kemark Carino (Aomori Wat’s) and Kobe Paras (Niigata Albirex).

Toyama’s campaign opens on October 2 against the Shinshu Brave Warriors. Ramos will face a fellow Filipino for the first time on October 16, when they face Parks and the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins.

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Trade by Ben Simmons, Rich Paul, Klutch Sports, Philadelphia 76ers, Doc Rivers, LeBron James Wed, 08 Sep 2021 04:00:00 +0000

Over a decade ago, LeBron James caused a seismic shift in the NBA landscape for years to come and did so in a nutshell.

“I’m going to bring my talents to South Beach,” he said, ushering in what is now the era of player empowerment.

A current NBA general manager called it “the worst thing that has ever happened to professional sport at any level” in an interview with The New Yorker This year.

This prospect, however, ignores the overwhelmingly positive impact of the move, which has given black NBA players a bigger voice in the league.

James described the televised press conference announcing his move from Cleveland to Miami as a pivotal moment in the player empowerment movement.

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“I’m happy that I was able to fall on the sword for the rest of these athletes, men and women, to be able to feel empowered,” he said. The New Yorker.

While James may have been the public face of the movement, behind the scenes there was another man at the heart of it – the same key figure who now holds the key to the Ben Simmons business saga.

Since meeting James in 2002 at Akron-Canton Airport, Rich Paul has established himself as one of the most powerful men in the league.

At the time, Paul was only 21 years old.

Anthony Davis, Fara Leff, LeBron James, Rich Paul, Ben Simmons and Miles Bridges attend the 2019 Klutch All-Star Weekend Dinner. (Photo by Dominique Oliveto / Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group All-Star Weekend 2019)Source: Getty Images

He is now the head of Klutch Sports Group and has built an empire, negotiating nearly $ 2 billion (A $ 2.7 billion) in transactions for his clients.

James is the biggest name in a long list of players managed by Klutch, including Anthony Davis, Trae Young and Simmons.

The 25-year-old wants to leave Philadelphia and the Sixers don’t see a future with Simmons either – but neither side has come to an agreement.

Neither seems to have any influence in this situation, but in Paul, Simmons has the most powerful agent in the sport.

This explains why the same Simmons who missed a wide open dunk against the Atlanta Hawks feels confident enough not to show up to training camp.

Take Simmons who allegedly requested that he be traded to one of the three Californian teams, it is “not a coincidence” because The ring Rob Mahoney explained.

“The influence is real,” he said on “The Ringer NBA Show”.

“We’re talking about Ben Simmons wanting to go to all three California teams. It’s no coincidence that the Lakers have huge ties to Klutch, Eric Bledsoe now a Clipper, you have Draymond, I think Moses Moody is represented by Klutch in the Warriors.

“These are teams with established relationships with this agency.”

With Paul by his side, Simmons can hold the Sixers hostage until he gets what he wants.

“He is absolutely relentless in getting his players what they want, and he will use any means at his disposal to do so,” said an NBA general manager. The New Yorker from Paul.

This includes using current client Tyrese Maxey as a pawn in his game of chess with the Sixers, according to NBA reporter Jason Dumas.

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Dumas claimed Paul wanted Maxey to leave Philadelphia and that the 20-year-old would be removed from community events to clarify his point.

He then made it clear in a follow-up tweet that Paul did not want Maxey to leave Philadelphia, further clouding the situation with claims elsewhere that it was a threat and nothing more.

What he reiterated, however, was the need for the Sixers to be cautious with Paul or risk damaging their relationship with him and, by extension, future players they could pursue in free agency.

For now, the Sixers are remaining patient and not backing down on their offer for a James Harden-style package in exchange for Simmons.

It’s the right approach, but one that might not end in a quick resolution if Paul’s story is something to do.

Take Davis’ business saga in 2019, when the current Los Angeles Lakers star and Paul went public with their demands in the hopes that he would be transferred before the February deadline.

Broadcasting their dirty laundry in public put immediate pressure on New Orleans, but the Pelicans, like the Sixers, refused to accept any low offer despite their weak influence.

In the end, they waited until June, when the saga ended and the Pelicans landed one of the biggest commercial packages in NBA history.

Paul is revolutionizing the game and that means his failures are just as scrutinized as his successes are celebrated.

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“It’s an agency that we talk about, for better or for worse, people talk about what Klutch does in a way that people weren’t talking about Happy Walters or Dan Fegan,” Mahoney said on ‘ The Ringer NBA Show ‘.

“It’s a different level of visibility.

The 39-year-old has a reputation for getting results but it doesn’t always work, as it does with Nerlens Noel.

He made one of the worst financial decisions in recent NBA history when he turned down a $ 70 million (AU $ 95 million) contract offer from the Dallas Mavericks in 2017.

A thumb injury gave Noel little hope of proving himself in free agency and he ended up returning to Dallas on a one-year contract at $ 4.1million (AU $ 5.6million) .

Now he’s suing Paul for breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and negligence.

Paul’s scrutiny also has as much to do with factors beyond his control.

“The burden Rich faces is for people to question his legitimacy,” ESPN journalist Brian Windhorst said The New Yorker.

“They want to delegitimize him because of his race, because of his lack of education.”

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The NCAA even created a new rule prohibiting agents from representing college athletes unless they have a college degree.

It came after Paul helped client Darius Bazley land an internship at New Balance, seeing him choose not to attend Syracuse and prepare himself for the NBA Draft.

“It’s not something you go to school for” ESPN Bomani Jones said The New Yorker.

“It’s the kind of thing you just picked up along the way, and it [Paul] has this determination and this fundamental and innate understanding of leverage.

While Paul has been celebrated for his role in empowering black NBA athletes, Sixers legend Charles Barkley believes Klutch Sports has gone too far.

“You know how this band works,” Barkley said on ‘The Mike Missanelli Show’.

“They try to trade their players where they want. They do it however they want.

“Anthony Davis – they had better Boston offers for Anthony Davis, and I think maybe even New York, and they’re like, ‘No, he’s going to go to LA and play with LeBron. He won’t play.

“They only intimidate the league. At some point, a team or the league must stand up to [him and say], ‘Wait a minute. I paid your guy. You can’t intimidate me into trading and bringing in garbage. So I hope someone in the Sixers organization got some stones.

Paul is just doing his job while Simmons follows his lead.

As The Philadelphia Investigator Mike Sielski once said: “Ben Simmons doesn’t play or work for the 76ers first and foremost … Simmons is a member of Klutch Sports’ starting five, and his real coach / GM is Rich Paul. “.

It’s a reality the Sixers are quickly starting to come to terms with, and a power struggle that is far from over.

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Gibson leads Razorbacks in Rd1 at Carmel Cup Sat, 04 Sep 2021 00:57:08 +0000

CAVALIERS BEACH, California – Arkansas junior Wil Gibson was the first Razorback to start in the team’s season opener – the 10th annual Carmel Cup and final – and he started with a double bogey. However, he got the ship right and birdied six in his last eight holes to shoot a career-high 68.4 under par and lead the 19th-ranked Hogs on day one of the three-day event. at the historic Pebble Beach Golf Links. (par 72, 6,828 yards).

Arkansas are fifth in the eight-team squad, but just three strokes behind leaders Georgia. In the six-count-five tournament, Arkansas shot a 258 under par while Georgia No. 14 had a 355 under par 5. Mississippi State is second after 18 holes (356), followed by No. 9 Texas Tech (357) and # 2 State of Oklahoma (357). Lagging behind the Razorbacks are No.7 Oklahoma (359), No.6 Vanderbilt (361) and TCU (378).

Gibson was the clubhouse leader and finished the first day tied for second, two strokes behind Trent Phillips of Georgia, who is the 23rd amateur in the world. After the opening double, Gibson recovered a birdie shot on the par-4 third hole only to suffer a bogey on the par-5 6th to make the turn at +2 (38). The Jonesboro native opened the last nine with par. Then over the last eight holes he went birdie, par, birdie, birdie, birdie, birdie, par and birdie on the iconic par-5, 18th.

Gibson’s previous best lap was a 69 of 2 under par in the first round at Cabo Collegiate by 71 in his first season (2018-19).

“I really just got started and never got a head start on myself,” Gibson said. “I felt really comfortable on the last nine today compared to the front. I was in a good position mentally even after making early mistakes. Pebble Beach is such a special place with the best views, so it’s hard not to enjoy a ride here. ”

Newcomer Mateo Fernandez de Oliveira, a junior transfer from TCU, is tied for ninth after winning a round of 2 under par. He cleared a bogey with four birdies to show his 70.

University debut Julian Perico and Juan Camilo Vesga are tied for 20th, each having a 1-over 73. Segundo Oliva Pinto and Luke Long are tied for 30th, each posting a 2-over -by 74.

The second day of the three-day event is scheduled for Saturday with 18 holes of play.

For more information on Arkansas Men’s Golf, follow @RazorbackMGolf to Twitter.

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“In the dust of defeat as in the laurels of victory, there is glory to be found if one has done one’s best.”
Eric Liddell

When an individual begins to dream, he begins a journey of self-discovery and in the process, little by little, he begins to realize a great deal. Brian Nebo, born May 23, 1995, is an African-American professional basketball player who worked extremely hard to perfect his game. Ever since he was a young boy, basketball was ingrained in his veins as he watched his games. brothers and cousins ​​play in the yard of the house. Nebo was really inspired and began to dream of playing basketball at a professional level. Nebo is of Nigerian descent and is proud of his roots. As he is 6’6 ” tall and weighs 210 pounds, he has the stamina and strength to perform with immense power and endurance. Nebo is a shooting guard who has played locally and internationally in championships and made a name for himself.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Nebo spent his childhood drawing inspiration from his father, Charles, and brother, Charles Junior, who were basketball fanatics. Nebo’s ambition came from a place of passion and commitment as he trained day and night with his friends to hone his basketball skills. Nebo’s father would make him watch documentaries and movies about basketball legends such as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to inspire Nebo and make him understand that to be successful; you have to put on blood, sweat and tears. By studying the game up close while watching it on TV, Nebo learned to apply techniques while playing on the field. Growing up, Nebo noticed that his family had chosen basketball as a passion. He then began to incorporate this into his life.

Nebo completed his high school years of 9e to 11e at Gahr High School in Artesia, Calif., where he held various basketball records. When it was time to move up to 12e Elementary school, Nebo was selected by St. John Bosco in Bellflower, Calif. to play basketball, a renowned and eminent high school that has produced talented and career-oriented students. When Nebo represented St. John Bosco, their team reached No. 1 in the country and was featured on ESPN and other national television shows. Nebo, along with his team, won two CIF Championships. He and his team feature on the banner of his school’s gymnasiums, highlighting the accomplishments and accolades he has won with such vigor and zest.

After achieving victory on multiple platforms, Nebo went to Cerritos College to continue his education and played there for two seasons. He later got a full scholarship to play basketball at San Francisco State University, which he did flawlessly. Nebo has visited countries such as Mexico, China, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia and Jamaica to represent basketball. Nebo has won all league selections, defensive team and first team selections, which is an achievement in itself. Being selected in all the selections he was aiming for, Nebo feels completely grateful and humbled by all he has accomplished with the support of his family and friends. Nebo has always worked hard and gave everything in basketball.

Nebo was featured in the LA Times and the San Francisco Basketball Daily, where he was applauded for receiving several accolades. He was unstoppable, and as it was pointed out in news sources, his fan base increased and his life gained more attention from the rest of the world. When he went for excellence and precision, Nebo was relentless and exceeded his abilities. Brian wants to play for the Nigerian national team at the Olympics and has already started training and practicing to hone his talent and achieve victory. Nebo competed in the Drew League, a top Pro-Am in the United States of America, with top athlete Franklin Session where he faced off against top NBA players.

Playing with NBA players has given Nebo a lot of experience as he has learned to survive and play with a commitment and energy that moves the world. Even though Nebo feels limited because his financial background is not strong, but along the way his cousins, who are multimillionaires, have supported him meticulously throughout his career, which has given Nebo hope and motivation. This allowed Nebo to work even harder and embody the path to success. By winning and winning multiple times, Nebo hopes to achieve more records that will put him in the spotlight. Nebo actually earned the respect of his fans, who loved and supported him throughout, and it can be seen on his social media. When Nebo started his career, only a handful of people saw that Nebo had the capacity to be successful. Over time, the world recognized Nebo and his skills.

Nebo’s cousin is a player by the name of P2istheName and has over 4 million subscribers on YouTube. Nebo also has a connection to Chidobe Awuzie, who is an American football player and has represented himself around the world. When an individual begins to work efficiently and intelligently, he begins to express the true strength that has been in him from the start. By choosing to follow the path of success, an individual can achieve more than their potential. When an individual chooses to focus and focus on success, they automatically formulate a path that will lead them to victory. Nebo showed the world that when a person starts dreaming big, they will achieve a great deal and be unlimited in their ability to accomplish. With his basketball skills, Nebo has inspired his fans and everyone around him to achieve whatever they want.

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Hoiberg discovers his well-known Exec Club grandfather | Extra Quarter Sat, 28 Aug 2021 04:00:00 +0000

But something was missing, “he added.” After leaving the game earlier, I realized that I missed being on the pitch. I wanted to try and become a coach.

Lo and behold, an opportunity arose from his alma mater, when Cyclones sporting director Jamie Pollard contacted him about the possibility of a vacancy for the head basketball coach position. male in Iowa State. At the time, Hoiberg learned that then ISU head coach Greg McDermott was seriously considering signing a long-term contract to coach at Creighton, according to Pollard.

After McDermott took over as Creighton, Pollard asked to meet with Hoiberg.

“So we spent four hours at my house in Chaska (Minnesota), and at the end of the evening, he offered me the job there. It was a very risky hire for Jamie (Pollard) as I had no coaching experience, ”said Hoiberg, who was announced as ISU head coach in April 2010.

He quickly became the fastest coach in Iowa State history with 100 wins, leading the Cyclones to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances, an academic record, and was declared a co-coach. of the year in the Big 12 in 2012. After five successful years at the ISU and “eight NBA offerings,” Hoiberg was hired by the Chicago Bulls as a head coach in June 2015. In April 2019, he was introduced as the head coach of Husker.

“We took over the biggest rebuilding project in the history of Power 5 conferences. We had to scramble to form a team,” Hoiberg said, recalling the spring and summer of 2019, when the only player from Returning from the previous list was 6-6 goalkeeper Thorir Thorbjarnarson.

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Nirvana Water Sciences Heats Up With All-Star Basketball Player Kyle Lowry As Founding Investor Tue, 24 Aug 2021 11:45:00 +0000

“An exceptional athlete, a caring husband and father and a compassionate community leader, Kyle represents the core values ​​of our brand,” reports Ernie Manansala, director of marketing of the company. “We are excited to bring Kyle’s championship pedigree to our team and lead the way for future investors.”

The basketball legend pushes his body to its limits every day. Lowry attributes its ability to recover quickly after intense training as a direct result of regular consumption of Nirvana HMB spring water.

Lowry tells us, “Nirvana HMB is good for my body and for everyone. Whether you are a professional athlete or shooting basket with your kids on the weekends, you can recover like a pro with the water from. source Nirvana HMB. ”

Backed by a suite of patents underlying myHMB® A clear compound, Nirvana is the first and only company to offer HMB-infused water. “HMB is scientifically proven to improve muscle performance, slow muscle loss due to age and disease, and decrease recovery time after muscle injury,” advises Naji Abumrad, MD. FACS, the chairman of the scientific advisory board of Nirvana.

“While I’m used to fierce competition,” Lowry says, “there’s no competition with Nirvana. No other company has infused muscle-building HMB water in a bottle.”

Lowry knows that the science behind Nirvana translates into real benefits. “Since I drink Nirvana HMB spring water, my muscles need less time to recover. My whole body bounces faster after a hard workout or game.”

“We are delighted that Kyle has chosen to join Nirvana,” said Chris Williams, director of sports partnerships for the company. “We look forward to Kyle being our brand spokesperson as we build an industry disruptive brand.”

About Nirvana Water Sciences Corp.

Nirvana is an active lifestyle brand that seeks to improve health and wellness with an exclusive line of infused functional bottled spring water products.

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