Friday, August 29, 2008

How good was Larry Bird?


Well... in Magic Johnson exacts words," That Bird is so good, it's FRIGHTENING."

See for yourself. He's the whole package IMO. He possesses superb court vision as well as mad handles. Spin move and a pull up 3-pointer J with the opponent hands in his face. Assortment of moves to throw his opponent off but yet he is able to keep the balance and steadiness of his shot. He had the perfect basketball mind and "court sense", knowing what to do in every situation and doing it right. When players try to play him dirty by tugging his jersey or giving him cheap shots in the ribs, he takes it in his stride and overwhelm them with his pure talent.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rudy Fernadez Posterize Dwight Howard!


"Say Cheese!, Dwight"

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

USA "Redeem" Team's commercial: United We Rise

"United We Rise"

Marvin Gaye = Coolness

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Monday, August 25, 2008

Sorry for the lack of updates....



I apologize to everyone who had been dropping by HoopTube and constantly disappointed with the lack of updates. Basically there are zero basketball actions except for the Olympics and pretty much everyone have access to watch Olympics basketball one way or another.


And to add to that demotivation, my school semester had just started and there are plenty of admin work to be done and sorted out.

But no worries though.Once the NBA season is up running , so will HoopTube.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

HoopTube's Spotlight : Bob Cousy

Bob Cousy: The NBA's First Showman



Get to know Bob Cousy, the NBA's first showman, who won six championships with the Boston Celtics.




Facts you don't need to know:
- He spent his early days playing stickball in a multicultural environment, regularly playing with African Americans, Jews and other children from ethnic minorities.[4] These experiences ingrained him with a strong anti-racist sentiment, an attitude that Cousy prominently featured during his professional career

- He was cut from the school team in his freshman year

- The next year, he was again cut during the tryouts for the school basketball team.

- In that same year, Cousy fell out of a tree and broke his right hand. It forced him to play left-handed until his hand healed, to a point he became effectively ambidextrous

- Cousy was snubbed by Celtics in the NBA draft

- President John F. Kennedy once wired a message to Cousy: "The game bears an indelible stamp of your rare skills and competitive daring."

- His fast-paced playing style was later emulated by the likes of Pete Maravich and Magic Johnson

- In 1950, the Celtics played a match in the then-segregated city of Charlotte, North Carolina, and teammate Chuck Cooper — the first African-American in NBA history to be drafted — would have been denied a hotel room. Instead of taking the hotel room, Cousy insisted on travelling with Cooper on an uncomfortable overnight train. He described their visit of a segregated men's toilet — Cooper was prohibited to use the clean "for whites" bathroom and had to use the shabby "for colored" facility He also sympathized with the plight of black Celtics star Bill Russell, who was frequently a victim of racism

- Cousy was close friends with his Celtics mentor Red Auerbach and was one of the few people who could call him "Arnold" (his real first name) instead of "Red"

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Paul "I'm the best in the worldd" Pierce got handcuffed at Vegas

paul pierce hand cuff


Here's the story from the Las Vegas Review-Journal:

The Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, the most valuable player in the 2008 NBA Finals, was handcuffed by Las Vegas police early Sunday after he was initially uncooperative following a traffic stop for driving erratically on the Strip.

Bill Cassell, public information officer for the Metropolitan Police Department, said he did not have the details about why Pierce was cuffed but said it often happens when "an individual is loudly hostile."

"You have to remember he's a big guy," Cassell said.

Pierce, a forward who is 6 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 235 pounds, "rapidly calmed down," and police removed the handcuffs after about 15 minutes, Cassell said.

"We find this happens a lot of times," Cassell said. "Someone is a little agitated, and when they're placed in handcuffs, they rethink things."

The traffic stop occurred around 3 a.m. near Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, Cassell said.

Officers gave Pierce field sobriety tests, which often take up to an hour, he said.

A Breathalyzer showed Pierce registered below the 0.08 level that defines legal intoxication in Nevada.

Pierce did not drive the car after he was stopped.

"He made a decision to have one of the valets park his car for the night," Cassell said.

Police did not cite Pierce for a traffic infraction.

"We don't cite everybody we stop," Cassell said. "Sometimes we give just a verbal warning. It's based on the totality of the circumstances."

Pierce, a frequent NBA all-star, led the Celtics to the NBA championship over the Los Angeles Lakers in June.

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USA 89-68 Russia



This game weren't pretty as Russia managed to keep USA to their lowest-scoring game so far in their 4 exhibition match. They broke up Team USA's fast break offense with substitution and playing some stifling defense. But a good team will always churn out a win, no matter how ugly it might be.



Andrei Kirilenko leads Russia with 18 points, followed by J Holden with 17.



Boozer only saw 5 mins of action and collected 2 points.

Highlights:




MVP of the match goes to Kobe Bryant as he recorded a game-high 19 points.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Dwyane Wade beautiful Wind-Mill Alley Dunk

Team USA - Lithuania

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ESPYS: Justin Timberlake is Free-throw God!!

Dunch you just love technology~!~!

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Friday, August 1, 2008

USA 120 - 84 Lithuania


The scoreline might be deceiving as Team USA got their first scare in this Macao Tournament. They were having a nice 17 points lead into the 3rd quarter but the momentum shifted to the Lithuania side as they cut the lead to just 9 points.

But Team USA quickly regained their footing and they never look back, finishing the job cleanly.

Highlights:



D. Wade turn to be MVP, finishing with 19 points

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USA 114-82 Turkey



Part 1:



Macao Fans lapping up the action

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Part 3:



James, named the game's MVP, led the U.S. with 20 points on 8-of-9 shooting and six Americans scored in double-figures

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