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MFFL Oath

Posted: August 21, 2013 in Basketball, NBA
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“I,  reanpogi, solemnly swear to hate the Los Angeles Lakers

To Despise the San Antonio Spurs

And to generally piss on every other team in the Western Conference.”

Mavs Fan For Life.

Let’s roll!!

MFFL

photo courtesy of hangtime.blogs.nba.com

Karma Police – so this is how it feels like when I was being difficult to my manager ha? Really, life has a way of getting back at you. I remember when I was giving my managers a hard time because I thought I know better and that their ideas suck. And even if i was correct about their ideas being bad or not favorable, I shouldn’t have given them the eye and the shoulder mixed with facial expressions and sarcasm. But to be fair with me, I wasn’t like that the whole time. I have come to a point where I learned to respect their views, sucky or not =P So, I should be getting the same result sooner or later right? Positivity! 🙂

Just A Phase  – I told myself lately, Man, I miss those people. I never thought I would. My former bosses, colleagues, my former station, being in class, etc. Yeah, I think I’m going through that phase. This shall pass. I guess I wasn’t prepared emotionally and that everything happened so fast I didn’t get to prepare for this. Oh well. It’s all good. This should help me appreciate the things I have right now and cherish the moment. Another life lesson from the universe.

He’s The norMAN! – what a way to announce your return. That goes for Norman Black, who for some time was away from the professional basketball scene to lord over the collegiate ranks. And he’s back, this time with another championship belt to brag about. He’s on a roll man. He won 5 titles in a row for Ateneo and then followed suit with another championship on his first season back to PBA! What a genius. He’s truly a gift to Philippine basketball. Keep it up, coach!

Little Piece of Heaven – I’m not sure if I have mentioned about this on one of the random thoughts but really I find comfort in seeing an organized, clean room. May it be in a magazine or our own room, it’s just pleasing to the eyes and soul. It feels like it’s so peaceful and relaxing even just by looking at it, or better yet, being in it. I guess this goes as well for the other aspects of our lives. Universe is telling us to be organized, throw away the clutter, clean up, and you should have a peace of mind. Amen.

2013 NBA All-Stars – the starters for this year’s All Star game was announced earlier and I must say the result was I think fair and the players selected were deserving. For the East we have Rajon Rondo, DWade, LBJ, ‘Melo, and KG. On the other side we have CP3, Kobe, Durant, Blake Griffin, and Dwight. Of course there will the “snubs” but I’m sure they’ll get their chance to come off the bench as an All Star reserve. If they’re really deserving then I’m sure the coaches will notice. I was just wondering, would ‘Melo throw a pass to KG? Would they chest bump after making a nice play? Talk about awkward. For those who didn’t know what happened a couple of weeks ago, you need to look it up, now. Let the awkwardness games begin!

photo courtesy of hangtime.blogs.nba.com

Caroling, NBA style.

Plus, the special Christmas 2012 jerseys (photos courtesy of si.com/nba).

Spurs vs Grizzlies

Thunder vs Heat

Celtics vs Nets

Bulls vs Rockets

Jazz vs Pacers

Knicks vs Lakers

2013 NBA Champs

1 Billion Views

Posted: December 11, 2012 in Basketball, NBA, Unreal
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This is something you don’t see everyday – 1 Billion YouTube views. Wow. Talk about BIG.

Random thoughts while watching the NBA opening game between the Hollywood Lakers versus my Dallas Mavericks.

The Future of Mavs – is definitely bright. And you can bet Jae Crowder is going to be part of that promising future. The rook looked like a veteran out there. Showed a glimpse of respectable defense, a couple of rebounds, a few jump shots, and throw in a legit three to cap it all off. I say legit because that stroke looked like he has that three shot really on his offensive arsenal. Steal of the draft. I hope he continues his progress and become a formidable player for the Mavs.

Happy With What I’m Seeing – right now, My Mavs is up by 13 points with less than 9 minutes remaining and so far so good.  My Mavs seemed to have jelled nicely during the off season. Just like with Crowder, I hope it continues and that we sustain it. I know it’s just one game, well, it’s just three quarters and a half. I shouldn’t be too happy with whatever’s happening, right? The season is long and again it’s just day one. Mavs all the way.

Little Piece of Heaven – seeing a live NBA game on TV.  Since they have decided to charge more for NBA TV, it has become a rarity for me at least to see a live game on free TV. I must say my thanks to Studio 23 for at least being considerate to the feelings of a poor handsome basketball fan to bring the last game of a triple header this opening day. Thank you.

$90M – no that’s not the income generated by the NBA today. not the salary of Eddy Curry ( I should be crucified for saying that). not whatever you think it is. 90 million dollars is the luxury tax that the Lakers will have to pay next year if and when they decide to sign Howard for a long term contract. You think that’s a whole lot of money? Not! compared to what they are going to earn/they are earning now and for the next 20 years (they just signed a TV contract worth $20 billion. not a typo. that’s really with a B). Rich gets richer.

Pressure’s On – for everyone on the Lakers not named Kobe Bryant. Dwight Howard (with the shadow of the great Laker centers hovering around his grave), Steve Nash (a little bit), Mike Brown (anything less than a Finals appearance would mean end of the road for the coach with a roster like this). It’s just one game. You have 81 more and then some to prove every doubter wrong including Mr. Mavericks and the awesome owner of this blog.

82 – 0 – so much for the Lakers getting a sweep of the regular season. not today. not this year. not against My Mavs. Now, Dallas has a chance to go 82 and 0. alright. it’s just one game. I heard you.

Dallas 99, Los Angeles 91.

NBA Top Ten Plays

Posted: October 30, 2012 in Basketball, NBA
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Looking forward to more of these.

The new NBA Season is upon us and I can’t wait! With it’s full schedule and the endless list of subplots, it can’t get any better tan this. This is drama at its best.

Here are the Top Ten Games to look forward to this upcoming NBA 2012-2013 Season. Let’s get it on!

10.) The Dwightmare Saga, LAL at ORL, March 12 – I know it’s one of those few games when Amway Center will be jam packed. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Dwight will fake an injury just so he won’t have to attend this game. I hope he does. It’s gonna be crazy out there.

9.) The Return of Steve Nash, LAL at PHX, January 30 – I know Mr.MVP won’t be receiving the same treatment as Mr.DPOY when he finally sets foot on his previous home court. There’s gonna love in the air.

8.) No Harden Feelings, HOU at OKC, November 28 – we don’t have to wait that long to see how James Harden would respond to him getting traded away by his former team. Is this the time we see the firs 50 point game of the season?

7.) Finals Rematch, MIA at OKC, December 25 – what’s a better Christmas gift than seeing these two teams get it on for the first time again since June? Oh, I see. More games on Christmas day you said? oh well. But this should be the highlight of that day (aside from what we’re going to get from our Ninong and Ninang of course).

6.) Happy Holi-games, X’mas Day Games, December 25 – just like what we mentioned, this should make the day extra special. I’m glad they’re not taking a day off for this day (me, as an NBA fan, being selfish). Celtics vs. Nets, Knicks vs. Lakers, Heat vs. Thunder, Rockets vs. Bulls, and Nuggets vs. Clippers. Ho ho ho…

5.) The Battle of NYC , BRN vs NYK, November 1 – not sure if the first game will push through mainly because of frankenstorm sandy (boooo…). We wish that everyone will be safe and dry. But we have a few more dates to see who’s the real king of New York. We can wait.

4.) The Battle of LAX, LAC vs LAL, November 2, January 4, February 14, and April 7 – is Los Angeles really that big? Two teams playing in the same venue. So, who gets the home logo on the mentioned dates? I don’t know. Couldn’t care less really. I’m looking forward more on how many dunks will Pau Gasol get from Blake, DeAndre, and Ryan.

3.) Linsanity All Over Again, HOU at NYK, December 17 – I’m pretty sure, The Garden will go crazy on this date. They love this guy that much and I wouldn’t be surprised if we hear a lot of jeers (for the home team) and cheers (for Lin) on this game.

2.) A Traitor’s Return?, MIA at BOS, January 27 – with all of the drama surrounding his transfer to their bitter rival (better rival?), it’d be exciting to see how the faithful Celtics will respond to the arrival of their prodigal son.

1.) Starting the Season Right, Opening Day Games, October 30 – Miami getting their championship ring, the Heat battling the Celtics on the same day, Ray Allen getting a hard foul from Kevin Garnett on the same game, THE Eddy Curry getting the start for My Mavs, oh wait…

Let’s rock and roll! Here’s to a wonderful year years of basketball.