Mi Loves. Carmela.
Have you seen this clip of the Warriors bench from last Wednesday’s game in Oakland? Blake Griffin forces up a three at the end of the shot clock and clangs it off the side of the backboard, and the bench - specifically Kent Bazemore - goes nuts.
We can’t confirm this, but it seems likely that Blake Griffin and the Clippers have also seen this clip, and they took it personally tonight. Griffin’s line in the first quarter alone:
14 points (6-7 FG, 2-3 FT), 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 fouls drawn.
When you consider that Chris Paul was in the game throwing alley oops to the starters while up by 35 (granted, it was still the third quarter), you have to think that the Clippers were avenging more than just a loss last night. That, or they were making sure teammate Ronny Turiaf retains his title as King of the Bench Dances.
These dreamy photos reveal a narrow metal path leading to the awesome Haʻikū Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven or Haʻikū Ladder. It’s a steep hiking trail on the Hawaiian island of O’ahu and, according to Friends of Haiku Stairs, there are 3,922 steps on this mysterious stairway.
“The Haiku Stairs, or the Stairway to Heaven, is a semi-secret forbidden hike on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. The stairs were originally built in 1943 to install antenna cables as part of a larger military radio communication system to communicate with US Navy submarines as far away as Tokyo Bay. The original wooden steps were replaced by metal, cable-supported stairs in the early 1950s when the US Coast Guard took over the installation.”
A Very Kobe-esque response
- Reporter: Kobe, a college kid scored 138 points tonight and took over 100 shots …
- Kobe Bryant: “Wow … No kidding? Where?”
- Reporter: Grinnell College in Iowa.
- Bryant: “Really? Wow. That’s impressive. That’s crazy. I don’t care what level you’re at. Scoring 138 points is pretty insane. How many 3s did he shoot?”
- Reporter: 71.
- Bryant: “Holy sh–. How many points did they score as a team?”
- Reporter: 179.
- Bryant: “What?!”
- Reporter: No other starter had double figures.
- Bryant: “That’s incredible.”
- Reporter: Dude on the other team scored 71 points and lost.
- Bryant: “That’s amazing. He must have been wearing the Mambas, man. Only Mambas have no conscious to shoot the ball like that.”
- Reporter: If you did that, would people be celebrating you?
- Bryant: “Would people be celebrating me if I scored 138 points? You know how it is, some people would, some people wouldn’t. They can all kiss my a– as I’m sure he feels the same way. If you score 138 points, you kind of have a license to tell people to f— off.”
Lakers win in a laugher and garner their 1st road win of the season beating the Dallas Mavericks 115 - 89.
Antawn Jamison had his first double-double of the year with 19 points (7-11 FG) and 15 rebounds. Dwight Howard had 15 points (5-11 FG), 5 blocked shots, and 4 steals. Metta went 5-7 at the 3 point line and had 19 points total. A great night all-around.
I think the system has a lot to do with it. The floor is spaced out a little bit more. I can penetrate to the basket and get to the free throw line a lot more. I think, really, it’s just I had more lanes to the basket. We don’t have people on the block, on the post all the time, so it enables me to drive to the rim and draw fouls, get to the free throw line a lot. Outside of that, I’m just a bad motherfucker.
Of note: Kobe is shooting 51 percent overall so far this season (his previous career best was 46.9 percent in 2001-02), 41.5 percent from the three-point line (his previous career best was 38.3 percent in 2002-03) and 87.4 percent from the foul line (his previous career best was 86.8 in 2006-07). He also has shot 50 percent or better in 10 out of the Lakers’ 14 games, so his accuracy has been consistent. And with 17.1 percent of the season in the books, the sample size has grown to the point where this can’t just be an aberration. [source] (via foreverla)
Still asking myself why “The Phenom” ?
I know he won 4 championship during his Junior year in the UAAP Jrs. Basketball Division. 2 time MVP Finals that time.
How about his Senior Year?
His 1st year as Senior. He won Rookie of The The Year and one of the Mythical 5 in the UAAP Srs. Basketball Division. And won his 1st Championship as Senior in the UAAP Season 74.
Once again, Last October 11, 2012. Ateneo win against UST. with a 2-0 lead series. But this time, Ravena didn’t claim the MVP Finals award.
It was awarded to 5 time champion Nico Salva. That means he is the back to back MVP Finals.
I guess next season they will win it again until 7-peat.
Good Luck Kiefer! God Be With You!
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