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LeBron passes Kobe in all-time scoring list, but Lakers fall to 76ers

MANILA, Philippines – LeBron James notched another personal milestone as he passed NBA icon Kobe Bryant for No. 3 in the all-time scoring list on Saturday, January 25 (Sunday, January 26, Philippine time). The Los Angeles Lakers superstar dropped 29 points against the Philadelphia 76ers to hike his tally to 33,655 ........»»

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Sixers welcome Embiid back in practice

NEW YORK, USA – Joel Embiid returned to full workouts Friday, January 24, with the Philadelphia 76ers and will be re-evaluated Monday, 3 weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn left ringfinger ligament. He will miss their home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday, but after the evaluation, a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 25th, 2020Related News

Celtics erase big 1st-half deficit, rally past Magic 109-98

Celtics erase big 1st-half deficit, rally past Magic 109-98.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 25th, 2020Related News

James, Giannis lead All-Star vote getters

Los Angeles–Los Angeles Lakers superstar James will captain the Western Conference team for the second consecutive season and Milwaukee Bucks reigning league MVP Antetokounmpo will once again take charge of the Eastern Conference side......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2020Related News

LeBron& rsquo;s triple-double lifts Lakers past Nets

Los Angeles—LeBron James moved a step closer to passing Kobe Bryant on the all-time NBA scoring list with his 10th triple double of the season as the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Brooklyn Nets 128-113......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2020Related News

An array of MPBL stars have been drafted in the PBA. Who will shine?

A passel of Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League ballers have been drafted into the PBA. These gifted young Pinoys prove that the MPBL is a worthy proving ground for the pro league. We asked a few observers of the league to give their two cents on who they think will fly in the pros, namely commentators Migs Gomez and Martin Antonio as well as league head of ops, Emmer Oreta. Both Gomez and Oreta think that Manila Frontrow Star Aris Dionisio will make the biggest splash in the pros. “Aris Dionisio is the best MPBL player in the (PBA) draft,” says Gomez. “I think his length and athleticism can translate his defensive abilities to the PBA easily. Offensively, he is also capable of running the floor and shooting threes, so converting him from center to small forward will not be a problem.” The 6 foot 5 Dionisio was nabbed by Magnolia with the 9th choice in the first round. “Aris Dionisio is a versatile player who can play a lot of positions, and can also can play off the ball,” notes Oreta. “And the most important thing is he can play defense, for sure.” “Dionisio is next in line to Marc Pingris,” adds Martin Antonio. Oreta and Gomez also agree that Mike Ayonayon will be an impact player immediately in the PBA. The 6-foot San Juan Knight is “a baller, a lengthy swingman who is very athletic and likes the open floor,” says Gomez. The former PCU Dolphin was selected third by NLEX and is etched in league lore because of his Reggie Miller-esque 12-point, two-minute outburst for San Juan that enabled the Knights to a close comeback win versus Bataan earlier in the season. Antonio believes that Ayonayon will thrive and develop under Road Warriors mentor Yeng Guiao. “Ayanayon + Guiao = Killer,” says Coach Hammer. “Yeng Guiao loves players like Mike,” adds Antonio. Gomez even gives the high-flying Antipoleno the ultimate compliment. “I came up with my signature line “Magic in the Air” because of him.” When it comes to sleeper picks and project players, the experts are split. Oreta and believes that Chris Bitoon, Dionisio's teammate in Manila, could be a surprise package. “A late pick, but for sure coach Nash Racela knows this guy well, and he can really play.” The former Manuel L. Quezon University Stallion had his number called in the third round by Blackwater Elite. Also getting drafted by Elite was Richard Escoto, who played for the Iloilo Royals, where Racela was an assistant before getting the Blackwater head coaching job. Gomez believes that Aaron Black is a worthy project for Meralco. The Zamboanga combo guard who also played for QC early in the season was corralled by the Bolts, who are coached by his father, Norman. “The pressure has always been there for Aaron to live up to his last name, but he has embraced it and blossomed in the MPBL,” explains Gomez. “He has a good relationship with his father, and with the skillset and body that he has now, I can only see him improving more and more. Aaron can play point guard and get triple-doubles.” Gomez also throws another name into the ring when it comes to project players: Yankie Haruna. The former CSB Blazer, currently with the Bacolod Master Sardines club, was drafted 9th in the second round by Magnolia. The 6 foot 2 New Jersey-native is an enticing prospect. “He’s tall enough, very athletic, and likes to penetrate with full authority. I think his body can translate into an explosive scorer in the PBA,” explains Gomez. Oreta on the other hand thinks Cris Dumapig can rise up from obscurity to become a PBA player. “He is a workhorse of a big man, for sure this kind of a player Coach Pido Jarencio really wants. I'm hoping he can sign with the team.” Dumapig was taken by NorthPort in the middle of the third round. The rebounding machine is a vital cog for a Basilan Steel Jumbo Plastic side that is third in the South Division as of the writing of this piece. Oreta also thinks another big man can make waves: Cebu Sharks – Casino Ethyl Alcohol's Will McAloney. “Coach Yeng really loves players from the south, playing physical and all-out every time,” said Oreta. The burly homegrown Cebuano was the first of NLEX's two second round selections. There are so many MPBL stalwarts who are testing the waters in the PBA, like Allyn Bulanadi, the stylish scorer taken by Alaska, and Rey Publico, the Iloilo big man also absorbed by the same PBA team. Rey Suerte of Batangas will don the colors of Blackwater after his early selection (Editor's note: Bulanadi and Suerte were selected as part of the special Gilas Draft and will focus on national team duties before suiting up in the PBA). Big names like Prince Rivero and Arvin Tolentino will also attempt to show their wares at the country's highest stage. Most if not all of these players will remain with their MPBL teams until April. Whether it's in the Liga ng Bawat Pilipino or at the PBA, we can expect tons of fireworks from this bumper crop of young Pinoy hoops talent......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 24th, 2020Related News

James closes on Kobe, Davis has 28 as Lakers beat Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James spent the first half showing why he will soon pass Kobe Bryant for third place on the NBA’s career scoring list. Then this season’s assists leader put his own offense aside to help Anthony Davis find his. James scored 19 of his 21 points before halftime to quickly cut […] The post James closes on Kobe, Davis has 28 as Lakers beat Knicks appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 23rd, 2020Related News

Magic Johnson at Stern memorial: I m going to miss my angel

Magic Johnson at Stern memorial: I m going to miss my angel.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 22nd, 2020Related News

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics […] The post Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

Tambalang Kisses-McCoy may magic, nagpakilig sa ‘D’Ninang’

Nakipagsabayan si Kisses Delavin sa pagdadrama at pagpapatawa ni Ai Ai delas Alas sa pelikulang “D’Ninang” ng Regal Films. Sa premiere night ng movie last Monday, palakpakan ang audience sa mga eksena nina Ai Ai at Kisses, huh! Aliw aliw sila sa batuhan ng punchlines ng dalawa. Of course, hindi rin nagpahuli si McCoy de […] The post Tambalang Kisses-McCoy may magic, nagpakilig sa ‘D’Ninang’ appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

Celtics deal Lakers season s worst defeat

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Boston Celtics handed LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers their worst defeat of the NBA season on Monday, January 20 (Tuesday, January 21, Philippine time), routing the Western Conference leaders 107-139. Jayson Tatum scored 27 points, and Kemba Walker returned from injury to add 20 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

LeBron James blessed for chance to watch son Bronny play

LOS ANGELES, USA – Basketball's "James Gang" was 0-for-2 on Monday, but Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James was pleased to have a chance to see his son Bronny play in a high school game in Massachusetts, even if he didn't win. James was angered, however, that a fan at the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 21st, 2020Related News

Golden State snaps 10-game losing streak, overcome Magic

The Warriors are back in the winning column to notch only their 10th victory in the season......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

James, Antetokounmpo lead NBA jersey sales

According to the NBA and the NBA Players Association, James and the Lakers secured the top spots on the league's Most Popular Jersey and Team Merchandise lists for second year in a row......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 19th, 2020Related News

Barbie nakipagkasundo sa nagreklamong alalay, pero abusado na raw

Bago matapos ang 2019 ay nasangkot sa isang kontrobersiya ang  Star Magic artist na si Barbie Imperial. Ito’y may kaugnayan sa dati niyang personal assistant na nagsumbong sa radio program ni Raffy Tulfo. Sa hindi inaasahang pagkakataon ay nagkita kami ni Barbie sa ABS-CBN kamakailan. Special guest siya sa gag show na “Banana Sundae.” At […] The post Barbie nakipagkasundo sa nagreklamong alalay, pero abusado na raw appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsJan 19th, 2020Related News

LeBron, Lakers top NBA sales as Giannis, Doncic rise

NEW YORK, USA – LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers remain the top moneyspinners in NBA jersey and team merchandise sales with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic reaching new popularity heights in 2019. Figures announced by the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) showed James and the Lakers ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 18th, 2020Related News

James stretches lead in fan voting

New York—Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James stretched his overall lead in NBA All-Star Game fan balloting to 149,564 votes over Dallas guard Luka Doncic in returns revealed Thursday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Leonard scores 32 as Clippers beat Magic 122-95

Leonard scores 32 as Clippers beat Magic 122-95.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2020Related News

LeBron stretches lead in NBA All-Star Game fan voting

    NEW YORK, USA – Los Angeles Lakers star forward LeBron James stretched his overall lead in NBA All-Star Game fan balloting to 149,564 votes over Dallas guard Luka Doncic in returns revealed Thursday, January 16 (Friday, January 17, Philippine time). It appears that James and Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo will be captains ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2020Related News

Magic end Lakers& rsquo; winning streak

Los Angeles---Markelle Fultz finished with 21 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists, and the Orlando Magic snapped the Los Angeles Lakers’ nine-game winning streak with a 119-118 victory on Wednesday......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2020Related News