Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Gilbert's Million-Dollar Pool



Why does a house pool cost 1 million dollar?

* The stone for the "mountain" cost nearly half a million dollars.

* There are three different fish tanks, one going in the "grotto," one in the front hall, and one in the basement. Their normal retail price would have been about another half-million.


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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Crazy Japanese Dunk



Okay i know this dunk got nothing to do with NBA but still it is so crazy i gotta post it here.

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Pierce: "I'm the best player in the world!"



Paul Pierce who recently gave a interview in Madrid gave a stunning reply to a reporter question.

When asked that whether Kobe was the best player in the world, Pierce replied "I don't think Kobe is the best player. I'm the best player. There's a line that separates having confidence and being conceited. I don't cross that line but I have a lot of confidence in myself."

Well that drew quite a response from both Spurs and Lakers camp.

From Spurs Fan Forum:

Spurs Opsman:
Funny how this guy has been around 8 forgetable seasons on some pretty mediocre teams, the minute he wins a title he has an over inflated opinion of himself...typical.

Mulletino:
That sure sounds like an ego trip to me. He is conceited. He better enjoy it now because someone can easily take that trophy from him next year. All it takes is an ankle injury.


From LakerNation:

RAZOR RAMON:
fck that dough boy piece of shet!! that fake azz fagmoe doesn’t even belong to be in the same breath!!

He’s not bad but he AINT NO KOBE!!!!

True Lakers Fan:
ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shyt its on ppl this adds more fire to the fuel sooo f boston f Pierce

LakerNation1:
just when i thought i couldnt hate the bastard anymore….he goes and acts the fool with this junk. somebody needs to punch this guy in the throat that drama queen bastard.


Yes.Lakers fans is a tad more agitated.

Source

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Ron Artest on his way to Houston Rockets




Artest had been traded to Rockets in exchange for Bobby Jackson. The deal is including another player that could not be named. It was rumoured to be Houston’s No. 1 pick, Donte Greene, who cannot be traded until then - one month after he inked a deal with the Rockets.

Source : Yahoo! Sports

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Greatest Moment in NBA season 07/08

You might have catch all the "Top Tens" but you don't think you would mind re-living some of the greatest moment in the NBA season 07/08. Some of these plays managed to give "Top Tens" a slip. These are the moments which had you biting your nails while the clock is winding down, punching the air and running ard the living room when the buzzer-beater was made and maybe even a single precious tear of happiness.

Let's start from this unforgettable and unstoppable Baron Davis's shot:



Dirk Getting a Facial from Lebron James:



Andres Nocioni showing that "White Men can Fly":



What a fancy dunk by Lebron James:



James with the Reverse Dunk... did i mention it was a buzzer-beater too?



Jason Maxiell Stonewalled Tyson Chandler:



Stromile Swift's Tomahawk Dunk:



Out-of-this-world move by JR smith. You know...It's that move!!



Rudy Gay with the circus shot:



Corey Maggette should consider representing shot-put for the Olympics:



Bosh doing a "Corey" but two-handed:

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Road To Redemption Episode 2

Follow the journey of Team USA in the episode 2 of "Road to Redemption".

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Part 4:

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Saturday, July 26, 2008

State Farm Challenge: USA 120 - 65 Canada



WAtch Team USA break Canada apart~~ For once i see Team USA playing good defense but it could be poor ball-handling by the Canadians. I love the skills displayed by the PG Chris Paul and Deron William. Well enjoy the video

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Sunday, July 13, 2008

HoopTube's Spotlight: Top Ten Summer League Storylines



I'm haven't been catching up on the summer league action but thankfully i found this excellent article from NBA.com from Dave McMenamin. I just merely added in some images and videos. Click here for the original article



1. Beasley is Beastly ... and then Measley
The Heat's No. 2 pick in the draft, Michael Beasley, lit up the stage in his pro debut with 28 points and nine rebounds in a win against the Bulls on Monday. He followed up that sterling start, however, by struggling mightily against Sean Williams and the Nets on Tuesday as he shot just 1-for-13 from the floor.


Tyrus Thomas gives Beasley a "Welcome" present

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2. Rose's Knee is a Thorn in his Side
Derrick Rose came into Orlando with the lofty expectations always thrust upon a No. 1 pick, and so far he has not delivered. The point guard out of Memphis shot a combined 5-for-17 in two games, while racking up eight turnovers. He sat out Chicago's games on Wednesday and Thursday with knee tendonitis.


Rose and Beasley Debut
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3. Dante and Galante Hit the Bigtime

Move over Mark Jackson, Mike Breen and JVG; Dante Marchitelli and George Galante and gunning for status as the best broadcast team around. The two Magic goofballs have developed a cult-like following over the past week as they work viewer e-mails and iTunes requests into their game play-by-play. They're brutally honest with their opinions and will leave you laughing by paying homage to classic YouTube clips by saying things like, "Boom! Goes the dynamite," after made baskets.


Dante and Galante Show
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4. Westbrook Suprises ...
Sam Presti and Co. raised a few eyebrows by selecting Russell Westbrook out of UCLA when the team already had Earl Watson and Luke Ridnour in the fold and the general sentiment was that they were leaning towards Jerryd Bayless anyway, but Westbrook's play this week has him looking to be a Rookie of the Year contender. The Oklahoma City guard has displayed an offensive game that few knew he possessed as witnessed by his 19 points on 8-for-10 shooting on Tuesday.

He is in there~~ Just look hard enough
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5. And So Does Durant ...
While Westbrook surprised with his level of play, Kevin Durant shocked the smattering of folks in attendance by just playing, period. The 2007-08 T-Mobile Rookie of the Year dominated on Tuesday with 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting in a 23-point rout of the Magic.

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6. New Twin in Town
Jason Collins, described by one of my NBA.com colleagues as "the worst starter in NBA Finals history," parted ways with the Nets last season in the Stromile Swift trade, but the addition of Brook Lopez appears to be assuring that Lawrence Frank will be inserting a Stanford twin into his starting lineup once again in 2008-09. The center seemed to get better game by game, finishing with successive point totals of 10, 18, 22, 23 and 25.

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7. Remember Haywoode Workman?
The former Indiana point guard from the mid-'90s is trying to make his way back into the NBA. No, this isn't a case of another Pacers player trying to make a comeback to get a ring à la Reggie Miller last year. Haywoode is putting in work as a referee, in hopes of making it back to the league as a whisteblower. Workman, who has previous experience as an official in the CBA and the Los Angeles Summer League, used Orlando as another opportunity to hone his skills.

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8. Half-Man, Half-Mentor
Vince Carter already has 10 years of service in the league, so summer league runs aren't quite necessary for him at this stage of his career, but the Florida native has been with his New Jersey teammates all week long, working out and offering encouragement. Now that the "Big Three" of Jason Kidd, Richard Jefferson and Carter has disbanded, perhaps Carter plans on taking on a greater leadership role at IZOD Center this season.
See what VC gotta say abt his rooks

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9. Second Round, but not Second Rate
Mario Chalmers hit the shot of his life in the NCAA Tournament to lift Kansas to the title, but now as a second round draft choice playing for Miami, he just wants a shot at having the next stage of his life to consist of playing in the NBA. Chalmers is proving he belongs and put up averages of 17.7 points and 7.0 assists over his first three games.

Mario tripped Rose

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10. Even Marcin Gortat Has a Blog

Anybody who read my Rookie Rankings last year knows that Gortat had a spot reserved almost every week in the HNPAMY Club, but that hasn't discouraged the 7-footer from blogging. My favorite line of his so far: "Well I’m going to go home and maybe, I don’t know, pray or try to do something else. Anything that’s necessary to start getting rebounds." Hopefully God reads blogs.


Gortat rookie season mix

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Friday, July 4, 2008

The "Gasol" legacy continues in Memphis


wooooooooooooooooo
Memphis Grizzlies had signed Pau Gasol's younger brother, Marc Gasol, on a 3-yr contract.

"I'm very happy because I'll be going to play in the world's best championship," Marc Gasol said after Spanish team training in south Spain.

"They wanted to create a young team and it could be that I have a lot of game time" with the Grizzlies, he said.


Check Marc Gasol out :

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Thursday, July 3, 2008

Derrick Rose fined for speed driving


A contrite Derrick Rose said Tuesday night that his charge for allegedly driving more than 100 mph on Interstate 88 was ''a big mistake'' that he vowed never to repeat.

Rose, 19, must appear in Kane County Court this month after he was ticketed for driving about 105 mph in a 65 mph zone while heading east on I-88 about two months ago, acknowledged Rose and Terry Ekl, a lawyer representing Rose.

'I know I did something dumb,'' said Rose, the former Simeon star whom the Bulls made the No. 1 p...[Continue Story]

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Chris Kaman playing for the GERMAN National Team!!



Chris Kaman had gotten his german passport which made him eligible to play for Germany in the Beijing Olympics. Kaman's great-grandparents are Germans. I always thought he had a little Nowitzki look in him.

Source:Clippers' Kaman becomes German citizen for Games

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Team USA's "Road to Redemption" documentary

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'The Redeem Team'

Finally a catchy nickname for Team USA, "The Redeem Team". Hopefully they would be able to write their own history and stepped out of the "Dream Team" shadow.

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2nd pair of Twins to ever play in the NBA

Robin Lopez

Robin Byron Lopez (born April 1, 1988 in North Hollywood, California) is an American basketball player. On June 26, 2008 he was drafted by the NBA's Phoenix Suns as the 15th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. He played basketball for the Stanford Cardinal, and he is the identical twin brother of former teammate Brook Lopez of the New Jersey Nets.

Brook Lopez

Brook Lopez (born April 1, 1988 in North Hollywood, California) is a 7'0" American basketball player who played for Stanford in the Pacific-Ten Conference of the NCAA. He is the identical twin brother of fellow basketball player Robin Lopez. Lopez was selected 10th overall by the New Jersey Nets in the 2008 NBA Draft.

Scout Report of both players: Brook and Robin Lopez are the impoverished peoples' Tim Duncan and Anderson Varejao



Watch the brother work out for the NBA

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Dwyane Wade's road to recovery in the off-season



Wade aims to brings Heats back to being a Playoff Contender again by keeping himself well-maintained physically and mentally. He is currently training with former Michael Jordan's trainer, Tim Grover. The last part of his recovery phase would be playing for Team USA and we would be able to see him in action again.

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NBA Top Ten Moments of the Celtics' Finals Celebrations

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