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Style Inspo: How To Achieve The K-Pop Girl Group Look According To AC Bonifacio

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

Durant s injury devastates victorious Warriors as they head home

By Shaun Powell, NBA.com TORONTO — When a superstar crumples to the floor like that, after everything he’d been through, after mustering the will to return to action, after giving his team the lift it so desperately needed in a win-or-go-home game, everything that happens next is muted: The flow of a tense game, the pulsating fourth quarter, even the Warriors’ inspired Game 5 victory in the final seconds. All that’s left is a siren blaring and asking … Why? Why did the Warriors clear Kevin Durant to return to the NBA Finals on Monday (Tuesday, PHL time)? Why did he feel compelled to do so after missing nearly a month with a calf strain? Why did a segment of the basketball populace question the severity of his injury -- and, by extension, his heart -- during the lead-up? And why do the basketball Gods seem to have it in for a two-time Finals MVP and all-time great who put his team first, and possibly just put his career in jeopardy? The Raptors fans who lined up 24 hours early in the rain just to watch on TV outside Scotiabank Arena aren’t shook. The citizens who braced for a championship celebration into the wee hours and now must deal with deflation aren’t shook. Not even the Raptors, who coughed up a six-point lead with 3.5 minutes left and now must fly 3,000 miles for another tip. No, it’s the Warriors who were left dazed and confused despite extending the series to another game with the 106-105 victory, and it was all captured in the quivering voice of team president Bob Myers while revealing Durant suffered an Achilles injury early in the second quarter. “He’s a good teammate,” Myers finally managed to say. “He’s a good person … it’s not fair … he just wants to play basketball and right now he can’t.” No, he can’t, and Tuesday's (Wednesday, PHL time) MRI will determine when that can happen again. Slow-motion TV replays that showed Durant executing a dribble move past Serge Ibaka and then dropping quickly to the floor were not positive. When Durant grabbed his leg on May 8 (May 9, PHL time), he reached high on his calf. This time, he reached low. A segment of the fans initially cheered Durant’s misfortune, and when Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka put them in check, the reaction quickly flipped from insensitive to respectful. But it didn’t matter in the big picture that they applauded Durant. He was helped to the locker room by director of sports medicine and performance Rick Celebrini and Andre Iguodala. Stephen Curry left the bench and walked behind Durant, consoling him. Durant cursed loudly as he reached the tunnel. Then he disappeared from view and later left the arena by crutches right after halftime. In the history of the NBA Finals, there was no tougher scene to witness, no matter the rooting interest. This was a basketball betrayal, pure and simple, that happened to Kevin Durant. But should it have? Plenty of questions now surround the medical protocol used by the Warriors. Durant took part in what was loosely termed a practice for the first time just a day earlier. Was that enough? Did he pass all the stress tests by then? Did the exams and MRIs give a green light? Were the experts fully apprised? And, perhaps most crucially, how much of this Achilles injury could be directly related to the calf injury and should that have been perhaps a larger concern? “He went through four weeks with a medical team and it was thorough and we felt good about the process," Myers insisted. "He was cleared to play tonight, that was a collaborative decision. I don’t believe there is anyone to blame, but I understand in this world that if you have to, you can blame me.” Beyond that, was there any pressure -- either implied or indirectly placed or discreetly suggested -- within the organization for Durant to return and rescue the Warriors? They were down 3-1 without him. Durant is famously sensitive about how he’s perceived, especially regarding his toughness. Maybe he felt pressure himself to quiet the noise and whispers. Complicating matters is his pending free agency. Durant stood to make hundreds of millions on the market this summer, and a torn Achilles, if that’s what the MRI will show, can require a year to rehab. In the moment, Durant's injury had a temporary bonding effect between the two teams; a handful of Toronto players approached Durant before he checked out and both benches appeared equally stunned. “In this league,” explained Lowry, “we’re all brothers, and it’s a small brotherhood and you never want to see a competitor like him go down.” Before the injury, Durant showed flashes of the next-level skills that helped him lead the Warriors to the last two championships. He hit his first two shots, both from deep. He commanded coverage from Kawhi Leonard, Toronto’s best defender. He had a presence. This injected confidence within the Warriors, who broke out a nine-point lead with Durant on the floor and seized early command. He, Curry and Thompson were 12-for-19 shooting for 36 points through the early second quarter. With their missing star in the fold for the first time this series, Golden State looked whole again. Once Durant left the floor, the game tightened until the fourth. Leonard (26 points), who shot poorly to that point, made his move, with 10 quick points to send a quake through the arena. Curiously, Raptors coach Nick Nurse called a timeout with his team buzzing and up five with three minutes left. Did that kill the momentum? Curry and Thompson answered with consecutive three-pointers to tie and then take the lead with 56 seconds left. Then, on Toronto’s final possession, Thompson and Andre Iguodala trapped Leonard and forced him to surrender the ball. It found its way to Lowry, deep in the corner. But Draymond Green got his fingertips on the ball, Lowry’s shot was harmless and the buzzer sounded. No confetti fell from the ceiling, no bottles were popped in the home locker room, no trophy was ceremoniously awarded. Curry and Thompson combined for 57 points and took 27 three-pointers, making 12. They’ll need to duplicate that production Thursday (Friday, PHL time) in Oakland and beyond if the Warriors force a seventh game. DeMarcus Cousins was helpful post-Durant and had 14 points. “They’ve accomplished so much over the years and that doesn’t happen just with talent,” Kerr said. “There has to be more that goes into it and it’s that fight, that competitive desire and ability to stay poised under pressure. It was brilliant to watch.” And yet: There was little joy. “It’s hard to even celebrate this win,” said Klay Thompson. “I told the team I didn’t know what to say because, on one hand I’m so proud of them for the amazing heart and grit they showed, and on the other I’m just devastated for Kevin," Kerr said. "So it’s a bizarre feeling that we all have right now.” It’s a reflex to say the Warriors were inspired by Durant and perhaps they were. When he fell, they had their excuse, yet thought otherwise. For them to play the final 2.5 quarters while dealing with a fractured state of mind says plenty about their mental toughness. “It had made it difficult, especially with the start we got off to and Kevin was playing so well, so it was a real shock when he went down,” said Kerr. “So I give our guys credit.” Durant at times became a magnet for his personality quirks and especially his non-commitment regarding free agency; it was even raised by Green when the two infamously clashed on the bench earlier this season. If nothing else, the injury further endeared Durant to the locker room and, in particular, to his fellow MVP. “Everybody gets so wrapped up in chasing championships, but life is more important in terms of caring about an individual and what they’re going through,” Curry said. “And you see the commitment and the challenges and just what has been thrown at KD this whole year, really. He gave us what he had, he went out there and sacrificed his body and we know how that turned out. “When you get to know somebody and see how genuine they are and how committed they are to basketball, you root for those type of guys. All those emotions come into play when you see him go down like that. It’s not even about this series; it’s about long term, his mindset and being able to get back to being the player and the person he has shown consistently over the course of his career.” The Warriors return to Oracle Arena for the final game in the old barn before moving to San Francisco next season, so there is motivation to shut it down in style. Of course, there’s the goal of forcing a seventh game, and finally, to win a title so Durant’s injury won’t be in vain. “We do it for Kevin,” said Thompson. “He wants us to compete and the highest level, and we’ll think of him every time we step on the hardwood. You think of him every time you dive for a loose ball or go for a rebound, because I know him and I know how bad he wants to be out there. I’m going to miss him, man. It’s not the same being out there without him.” Shaun Powell has covered the NBA for more than 25 years. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here, and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 22nd, 2019

Hot Stuff: See All The 90s-Themed Outfits From The MYX Music Awards 2019!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 16th, 2019

Style Inspo: BLACKPINK s Lisa Is Obsessed With This Menswear-Inspired Piece

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 27th, 2019

The Six Fix: Sarah Lahbati-Inspired Looks For Your Every Mood

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 30th, 2016

James Harden happy to see the likes of Kai Sotto aspire to make it to the NBA

Houston Rockets star James Harden is more than delighted to see international talents aspire to one day reach the NBA as well.  The seven-time All-Star is currently in the Philippines for the adidas Free to Harden Manila 2019 tour, and was able field some questions from the media, Wednesday morning.  One of the questions that Harden was asked was what he thought of young basketball players like our very own Kai Sotto working hard to make it into the league, and what they needed to do to actually realize their dream.  The 7-foot-2 Sotto, who is currently with Gilas Youth for the FIBA U-19 World Championship in Greece, trained in the United States with the intention of pursuing an NBA career in the near future. "Amazing, not just Filipino, but international players, there’s so many international players who are making it into the NBA, it’s great," Harden said during the media interviews. "We’re taking the NBA not just for the US, but worldwide, and it gives kids, not just Filipino, not just in China, all over the world the confidence like ‘Look at my Filipino buddy who made it into the NBA. Look at my Chinese buddy who made it into the NBA. I have the confidence, I have the chance and the opportunity to make it. If I work hard, if I focus, if I keep my head right in school and stay in the gym, I can make it to the NBA too!’ so globally, the game of basketball is at another level." With Harden's steady rise to superstardom all over the world, more and more young hoopers have grown to appreciate Harden's unique style of play. All over the globe, more and more kids have started practicing the stepback jumper or the EuroStep in traffic after seeing Harden execute those moves to perfection.  Harden admits to having also learned those moves from ones who came before him, and hopes to see the next generation of hoops stars also take those moves or create their own moves and make them even better.  "Honestly, it feels great. Those moves, I learned them from someone. I watched Dwyane Wade, Manu [Ginobili], as far as the EuroStep, Paul Pierce had a crazy stepback, so I watched those guys and I learned, and I just studied and I tried to figure out ways to do those moves and be better at them, take those moves to another level, that’s what I’ve done, especially for the stepback."  "Hopefully, these kids, they’re studying and watching the game of basketball and they’re finding was to be better and hopefully they’ll take those moves or create different moves and take their basketball game to another level," he added.  Speaking of confidence, "The Beard" touched on seeing kids having confidence in their game as somewhat a motivating factor. He shared a story of a kid that he met in his most recent trip China that showed an impressive level of confidence at such a young age.  "Back when I was in China, I seen this little kid, who was maybe 7 years old, and he could shoot the ball and he had so much confidence. He hit a couple of shots in a row in front of like 5,000 people in an arena, and I was like ‘You know what, let’s see you make another shot, you can have my shoes.’ and he was like ‘Alright!’, and just shot it with so much confidence, and when he made it, it was like he knew he was going to make it already." "That’s what I love to see, that motivates me to continue to go out there and do it at a high level because you got kids that really follow and pay attention to what you’re doing and your every move, so that keeps me going," Harden continued. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2019

Nadine, naka-tatlong Best Actress na, Big Winner pa sa Myx

NAKATATLONG Best Actress Award na ngayong taon ang Viva Artist na si Nadine Lustre. Ang una ay iginawad sa kanya ng Young Circle Awards para Sa mahusay na pagganap sa pelikulang Never Not Love You at ang pangalawa ay sa FAMAS. Siya rin ang itinanghal na best actress sa 2019 Gawad Urian. Tinalo  nito ang ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJun 24th, 2019

Nadine Lustre, maka-grandslam kaya?

KUNG si Nadine Lustre ay susuwertihin ding mapili ng mga entertainment editor ng mga lehitimong diyaryo lamang, bilang best actress sa kanilang EDDYS Choice sa July 14, aba grandslam na siya. Kaya kung hindi man niya natanggap nang personal ang iba niyang awards, kailangang mag-isip na siyang magpagawa ng isang magandang gown, at maghandang dumating ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

PBA: First win offers positive boost for NLEX says Mitchell

It took them a while but the Road Warriors finally got that elusive first win in the 2019 PBA Commissioner’s Cup. NLEX managed to fight off Meralco Wednesday, improving to 1-6 in the team standings. Enduring through six straight losses was a drag but the Road Warriors just had to stay positive and believe in each other. “It’s not hard, you just gotta have heart,” import Tony Mitchell said of the team’s six-game slump that came before this win. “All these guys have good spirits. Nobody wants to lose so coming into everyday, practicing, sometimes you’re gonna feel down and sometimes you’re not. But at the end of the day, we just wanted change and be positive and that’s what we did today,” he added. NLEX’s first win of the Commissioner’s Cup has been a long time coming. Now that the Road Warriors finally got that first one to go, they’re focused on staying positive moving forward. “I can’t even put it to words pretty much. I feel like it was a team effort... Jericho [Cruz] helps so much, you know what I mean? And with coach Yeng back, it was good to just get that first win and change the momentum, change the morale of our team, just be positive,” Mitchell said. “We’ll take this win and keep going forward, keep building,” he said.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 19th, 2019

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Style Inspo: Let Coco Martin Show You How To Layer Up Like A Pro!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

OOTD nina James at Nadine sa fashion ball inokray, ‘copycat’ daw

SOME celebrities have become copycats of sort when they attended the Mega Equality Ball Fashion 2019 in outfits that seemingly resemble that of Hollywood stars. Nadine Lustre came in a body-hugging and almost see-through gown that is seemingly close to what Miss Australia Monika Radulovic wore during Miss Universe pageant. Issa Pressman’s baby pink frock […] The post OOTD nina James at Nadine sa fashion ball inokray, ‘copycat’ daw appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2019

FROM AN INSIDER: Liza Soberano is STILL Darna!

TULOY pa ba ang pelikulang Darna na ang huling balita namin at may mga artista from Kapamilya and Kapuso Network na nag-audtion. Biggest bet ng madling people, bagay kay Nadine Lustre ang iniwanan na slot … Read More The post FROM AN INSIDER: Liza Soberano is STILL Darna! appeared first on Pinoy Parazzi......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinoyparazziRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Style Inspo: The Colorful Celebrity Outfits You Can Cop For Pride March!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Style Inspo: Let Iñigo Pascual Show You How To Do Bold Colors Right!

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Style Inspo: Here s How You Can Wear Your Summer Wardrobe For The Rainy Days!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Style Inspo: Mimiyuuuh Is Our Newest Style Peg—Here Are His Best Looks!

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Category: lifestyleSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 10th, 2019