Simmons rejoins 76ers in NBA restart

Washington, United States—Philadelphia’s All-Star guard Ben Simmons says he’s at full strength heading into the NBA restart, having used the coronavirus shutdown to recover from injury......»»

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Lakers-Clippers, Jazz-Pelicans to usher in resumed NBA season

On hiatus since early March due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the premier basketball league is returning with 22 of its squads to compete in 88 seeding games before going into the playoffs......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJun 27th, 2020Related News

Jordan breaks silence on George Floyd s death, Clarkson joins protests

Jordan Clarkson is not taking the latest act of racism and police brutality in the US sitting down. The Fil-Am combo guard of the Utah Jazz joined a protest in Los Angeles for the murder of George Floyd. Floyd was an unarmed African-American killed at the hands of Minneapolis police. His death has once again sparked the issue of racism and police brutality in the United States, causing protests all over the country. Clarkson was part of what he said was a peaceful protest in his area. "The time for change has been passed due. Don't forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in," he wrote on his Twitter account. i witnessed a peaceful protest, alot of emotion and unity, the time for change has been passed due..dont forget the message because of the tone that it is projected in!! — Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) May 31, 2020 Clarkson is just one of many NBA players voicing their disapproval of the injustice happening in the US. Celtics guard Jaylen Brown drove 15 hours from Boston to Atlanta to lead another protest. “Remember why we’re here!” Protest turns into March lead by @FCHWPO who drove 15 hours from Boston just to be here for a peaceful protest in his hometown #11Alive #bostonceltics — Hope Ford (@hope_iam) May 30, 2020 Several NBA stars like LeBron James and Steph Curry are also using their respective platforms heard. Even Michael Jordan has finally broken his silence on the matter. "I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough," Jordan said in a statetment.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 1st, 2020Related News

Clarkson, Smith nagalit sa pagpatay kay Floyd

UNITED STATES – Lumahok sa protesta ang ilang National Basketball Associations (NBA) players upang ihayag ang galit sa umano’y pagpatay ng mga pulis kay George Floyd at iba pang mga negro sa United States. Kasama sa nagprotesta si Fil-American at Utah Jazz star Jordan Clarkson  at dating NBA player JR Smith sa Los Angeles. Sumiklab […] The post Clarkson, Smith nagalit sa pagpatay kay Floyd appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJun 1st, 2020Related News

Jordan Clarkson marches for George Floyd in LA

The Utah Jazz guard is only one of a number of NBA players who have joined the protests in the fight against racism......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 31st, 2020Related News

Samsung TV and all that jazz

Apple Music brings access to over 60 million songs ad-free, thousands of curated playlists, music videos, live Radio and more. The post Samsung TV and all that jazz appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsMay 31st, 2020Related News

Ex-Utah coach Jerry Sloan dies at 78

Sloan, who led the Jazz to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998, reportedly died due to complications from Parkinson's disease and lewy body dementia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passes away

Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan passes away.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

Jerry Sloan, Jazz coaching great, dies

JERRY Sloan walked up the steps to the stage at the Basketball Hall of Fame to give his enshrinement speech in 2009, almost as if he were dreading what the next few minutes would bring. He never wanted the spotlight. “This is pretty tough for me,” Sloan said that night. Talking about himself, that wasn’t […].....»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsMay 23rd, 2020Related News

The ABS-CBN whisperers

Okay, let us grant good faith and all that jazz to Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano and his colleagues who called for that extraordinary (unprecedented is how one observer described it) Committee of the Whole meeting last week to pass on first and second reading House Bill 6732, otherwise known as the proposed franchise for ABS CBN Corporation......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsMay 18th, 2020Related News

MJ’s Flu Game

Episodes 9 and 10 (final two episodes) of “The Last Dance” documentary, which will be aired on Neflix on Monday May 18, 3 p.m. Manila time, will include Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game” in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Jordan nonetheless put together a sensational game […] The post MJ’s Flu Game appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsMay 17th, 2020Related News

Gobert, Mitchell ready to bury hatchet: Jazz chief

Utah Jazz chief Dennis Lindsey said Tuesday that Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell are ready to bury the hatchet following the feud triggered by their positive tests for COVID-19......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 6th, 2020Related News

Sixers Simmons recovering from injury

NBA All-Star guard Ben Simmons is recovering well from a back injury and likely will be prepared to play for the Philadelphia 76ers if the 2019-20 NBA season resumes......»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: SportsMay 6th, 2020Related News

Updated: 2 sugatan sa pagguho ng condo building

DALAWA ang sugatan nang bumagsak ang bahagi ng pader ng SM Jazz Residences tower D sa Makati City kaninang umaga. Pero ayon sa SM Development Corp., walang malubhang nasugatan sa pangyayari. “As of this posting, no serious casualties were reported,” saad ng SMDC. Pinalikas naman ang mga nakatira sa condominium building habang nagsasagawa ng pagsusuri […] The post Updated: 2 sugatan sa pagguho ng condo building appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 30th, 2020Related News

Sneaker Stories: Jordan s era-defining shoes for 'The Last Dance'

It’s gotta be the shoes. Sneakers are all the craze these days, everyone’s after them whether you’re an actual sneakerhead or just in it for the business of it. Since footwear is pretty big on basketball, some of the more coveted ones are basketball shoes after all, you know, made for actual performance, basketball folks are naturally the source of some heat. The Sneaker Stories series takes a minor twist today, focusing on the GOAT himself. With the release of The Last Dance, the 10-episode docuseries featuring Michael Jordan, now seems like the perfect time to take a look at the shoes that defined His Airness’ 1997-1998 season. [Related: Sneaker Stories: Around the world in Matthew Wright's boat shoes]   He Got Game The Air Jordan XIII was the flagship shoe worn by Michael for the 1997-1998 season, his last as a Chicago Bull and the focus of The Last Dance. Designed by the legendary Tinker Hatfield, the XIIIs were inspired by MJ’s other persona as The Black Cat, with the midsole supposed to mimic the paw of a panther. The heel jewel - the hologram - is for the cat’s eye that instills fear to those who make contact. [Related: Prepare for The Last Dance with these essential Michael Jordan pieces] A forgotten detail about the XIIIs is that the black Playoff colorway might as well be the shoe worn by Jordan for his last shot as a Bull. Up 3-1 in the 1998 Finals, the Bulls were down two to the Jazz at home for Game 5. Jordan tried to go for the title but his final three at the buzzer missed, sending the series back to Salt Lake City for Game 6.   Big Apple While Jordan Brand makes a ton of money with its retro business, Jordan himself rarely wore his older shoes back when he was playing. It was all about his latest flagship. One of the exceptions came in 1998, when Jordan wore a retro of the Air Jordan 1. The model originally first released in 1985, and MJ wore the retro of the Chicago colorway in New York at the Madison Square Garden, torching the Knicks for 42 points in a win Bulls win.   Last Shot The Air Jordan XIV was the last sneaker Jordan wore as a Bull, however, the shoe didn’t release for retail until the next NBA season. Still, Jordan debuted the shoe way early, wearing it three times during the 1998 NBA Finals against the Jazz. The black and red colorway was on the feet of His Airness when he stripped Karl Malone of the basketball late in Game 6 and Chicago trailing by one. Then, with his unreleased flagship, Jordan put the moves on Bryon Russell, elevated for his signature mid-range jumper, and handed the Bulls a sixth championship with one more iconic swish. The black and red 14s would be later aptly-named “Last Shot” and Jordan himself provided a timeless moment for the model. However, the same shoe wouldn’t hit retail until March of 1999. The 14s actually debuted with the Candy Cane colorway late in 1998. Also designed by Hatlfield, the 14s were inspired by Jordan’s Ferrari 550 Maranello.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 20th, 2020Related News

Prepare for The Last Dance with these essential Michael Jordan pieces

The highly-anticipated Michael Jordan documentary series, The Last Dance is finally here. Over two decades after his final game as a Chicago Bull, the GOAT is once again ready to take the world by storm, especially during this time of great uncertainty. Showing on ESPN and Netflix, The Last Dance details Jordan’s last season in Chicago over 10 episodes. In 1998, Jordan’s Bulls completed their second three-peat in eight years, once again beating the Utah Jazz in an NBA Finals Rematch. The season was capped by “The Shot” and Jordan cemented his place as basketball’s greatest. Tuning in to The Last Dance for 10 episodes will surely be a treat, however, it’s not the first definite look at Michael Jordan’s work as a Chicago Bull. Hopefully, it won’t be the last as well. Just before everyone makes a deep dive in His Airness’ latest documentary series, here are some essential viewing and reading to truly appreciate Michael Jordan’s last dance.   Take Flight Before The Last Dance, these were the documentaries that made up the essentials if you wanted to get close with Michael Jordan himself. Come Fly With Me (1989) and Michael Jordan’s Playground (1990) both last less than 45 minutes, but they offer a great perspective on the man himself before he started his championship runs with the Chicago Bulls. Arguably the two best Michael Jordan documentaries, Come Fly With Me detail’s the GOAT’s beginnings all the way to his MVP award in the 1988 All-Star Game. Michael Jordan’s Playground is pretty straightforward, telling Jordan’s story from the start – from the playground. Michael Jordan: Air Time, came out in 1993 and it follows the GOAT’s first two championships from the previous two seasons. The 1996 piece, Michael Jordan: Above and Beyond, is pretty much the sequel to Air Time and it follows his time away from basketball after the 1993 championship. After the first three-peat, MJ tried his luck in baseball. However, it was also the time when MJ dealt with the murder of his father, James. Jordan’s time in baseball didn’t last long though, as two words delivered via the most iconic press release of all time announced the GOAT’s return to the court. 1999’s Michael Jordan: His Airness features the 1998 Finals against the Jazz, making it closer to what The Last Dance has to offer. It should be a nice review piece for every Jordan fanatic.   The Specials Another video worth the watch is Michael Jordan’s Hall of Fame Speech in 2009. It’s much more than just the birth of the epic Cying MJ meme. Swear. Buzzfeed Unsolved also has an interesting Jordan piece, exploring the conspiracies of MJ’s first retirement after the 1993 title. It has been long rumored that Jordan’s first retirement was related to gambling. A more recent video is MJ himself appearing on Good Morning America to discuss The Last Dance. The rare interview is really the perfect preview for the upcoming docuseries.    Good Reads While waiting for new episodes of The Last Dance, catching up on some Michael Jordan books seems like a great idea as well. Sam Smith’s The Jordan Rules chronicles MJ’s first championship season in 1991, but it was definitely not all good propaganda towards Jordan as it showed a supposed different side to Michael. Arguably the most definitive book on the GOAT, Michael Jordan The Life by Roland Lazenby explores the man himself to the fullest. It is the story of Michael Jordan.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8 .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 20th, 2020Related News

Silver: NBA has no timetable to restart

The NBA isn’t close to making any decisions on a potential restart, and it isn’t setting any deadlines, commissioner Adam Silver said Friday. The league has been shut down since Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 on March 11. Silver addressed the league’s state amid the coronavirus pandemic in a Friday conference […].....»»

Source: Tempo TempoCategory: NewsApr 19th, 2020Related News

Jen, source of strength sina Mommy Lydia at Alex Jazz

SA isang Facebook post, emosyonal na hinikayat ni Kapuso Ultimate Star Jennylyn Mercado ang publiko na humanap ng inspirasyon para maibsan ang pangamba sa Covid-19.   Aniya, “Sa panahon po ngayon na lahat ay walang kasiguraduhan. Na lahat tayo ay kinakabahan at natatakot. Kada araw ay maghanap tayo ng bagay that we are thankful for na magbibigay inspirasyon sa atin ........»»

Source: Hatawtabloid HatawtabloidCategory: MoviesApr 15th, 2020Related News

NBA 2K Players Tournament to air on S+A and iWant

Missing the NBA? Well, Filipino fans will finally get some “NBA action” as ABS-CBN Sports brings the first-ever NBA 2K Players Tournament to free TV on S+A this Thursday, April 16, with livestreaming on iWant.  Headlining the inaugural 2K20 tournament organized by the NBA Players Association (NBPA) in partnership with videogame company 2K and the NBA were erstwhile champion and MVP Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, ice-cold scorer Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell of Utah Jazz, former Los Angeles Lakers' big man DeMarcus Cousins, and Phoenix Suns' hot shooter Devin Booker.  Booker emerged victorious in the event for a cause, which brought players and fans together, albeit only online, as the global pandemic caused suspension of sporting events, including NBA games. His $100,000 cash prize went to a charity of his choice.  Watch NBA stars try to replicate their winning ways in the court in the popular video game starting with the first round match-ups at 1:30 p.m. featuring Kevin Durant against Derrick Jones Jr. followed by Patrick Beverley and Hassan Whiteside’s showdown. At 4:00 p.m., it’s Rui Hachimura taking on Donovan Mitchell followed by DeMarcus Cousins against Andre Drummond. The quarterfinal round on Friday at 1:30 p.m. features Hachimura vs. Booker and Jones Jr. vs. Harrell, followed by Ayton vs. Young then Beverley vs. Drummond at 4:00 p.m.  The semifinals match between Booker and Harrell will be on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. followed by Beverley and Ayton clash for the last Finals seat at 4:00 p.m.  The championship round between teammates Booker and Ayton will air on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. The games will also be on replay every weekday at 11:00 a.m. beginning April 23 after “The Score.” .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsApr 14th, 2020Related News

Honoring Kobe

How time flies. Four years ago on April 13 (2016), Kobe Bean Bryant scored 60 points in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 101-96 victory over the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in the farewell game of his distinguished 20-year NBA career with the purple-and-gold franchise, all with the Southern California-based Lakers. In 42:09 minutes, the […] The post Honoring Kobe appeared first on Bandera......»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: NewsApr 12th, 2020Related News