There are those that will argue Spain and the US Team’s meeting tonight (10PM, BTV), as a bygone conclusion. To this, I have to agree. However, in between whatever spectacular play the ‘Redeem Team’ will be doing, do yourself a favor and check out Spain’s #32, 6’4 PG Ricky Rubio, and find out why it is they call him Pistol Pete Maravich’s second coming.
By now, everyone on the planet who’s ever shot a ball in a hoop has got to have heard of Hyperdunks. Now, I consider myself pretty much the average Joe (or ‘Jose’ since I’m Pinoy) when it comes to sneaker – love. I mean, I like them and all, but they cost serious $$$, and I’m old now, so I thought I’m pretty much past that stage, right?
Right. Until I went to a Nike Event last August 9, and saw the Hyperdunk Wall:
No, they don’t really call it the ‘Hyperdunk Wall’. I just gave it that name, and it really just took my breath away. For a moment there, I was in my teens again, screaming MAAAN check out those KICKSSSS!*
Just wanted to share with you an interesting update re the Olympic US Team from Ball Don’t Lie:
Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski recently told reporters that the 12-man roster for the Beijing Olympics will be announced on Monday. But who can wait for Monday? That’s like three days from now! Using leaks, rumors and a little common sense, let’s handicap who’s likely in and out:
“Guaranteed” China bound:
Carmelo Anthony Ã¢â‚¬â€ Post: “USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo confirmed the selection of Anthony, who will be appearing on his second straight Olympic squad. … “In the last year, I thought he took a half-step back,” Colangelo told the newspaper. “I have no idea why, but obviously, I’ve read the reports about how he might be traded and about some of the little things that have gone on. But there’s a lot of stuff I’m not (privy) to.”
Jason Kidd Ã¢â‚¬â€ Chicago Tribune: “Jason Kidd said Wednesday he’s looking forward to playing in Beijing even if it does cut into his golf game. … “I’m not supposed to say anything, but I’m looking forward to participating,” said the Mavericks point guard, who started on the 2004 U.S. Olympic team.”