Passing Michael Jordan ‘beyond crazy’ for LeBron James

first_img MVPs, 30-point games, season averages — Where LeBron James trails Michael Jordan after points milestone “I watched him from afar, wanted to be like MJ, wanted to shoot fadeaways like MJ, wanted to stick my tongue out on dunks like MJ, wanted to wear my sneakers like MJ. I wanted kids to look up to me at some point like MJ. It’s beyond crazy.”Why it is so crazy to me right now seeing where I’m at in the scoring of all-time greats in the game of basketball, because I’ve never been about scoring.”@KingJames reminisces on the influence Michael Jordan had on him growing up, and what it means to pass him on the all-time scoring list. pic.twitter.com/PKOUyVNzWu— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 7, 2019James added: “Me and my best friends, all we talk about is MJ. Outdoor court we would play in the snow, in the rain in north-east Ohio and we all wanted to be MJ.”Every last one of us wanted to be MJ. My high school best friends they text me, they cannot believe it, I cannot believe it because we just remember walking up and down Akron streets singing ‘I wanna be, I wanna be like Mike’. LeBron James ranks the “beyond crazy” achievement of passing his inspiration Michael Jordan on the all-time list of NBA points scorers as “right up there” with the best of his career.The four-time MVP added 31 points to his tally in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 115-99 defeat to the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday to better Jordan’s total of 32,292. LeBron James passes Michael Jordan: Who’s above the Lakers star on the all-time points list?center_img James is now the fourth-highest scorer in NBA history and the Lakers superstar had to pinch himself after eclipsing the legendary Jordan’s mark.”A lot of stuff that I’ve done in my career…this ranks right up there at the top,” he said. “For a kid from Akron, Ohio needing inspiration, needing some type of positive influence, MJ was that guy for me. Related News “When you are an inner-city kid from Akron, Ohio growing up you look for anything that can inspire you, because you are always put up against the numbers of failure.”The numbers of guys like myself; single-parent household, only child, underprivileged making it out is not high at all.”MJ had a lot to do with me making it out along with my mother, along with the city itself, along with the lower-league coaches. Mike had no idea he was doing when he was growing up a 45-minute flight from Chicago.”last_img read more

Overtime

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—I am kicking this one off with the ongoing Legends Series…I am just telling you what Kenny Durrett told me, and when Kenny Durrett talked basketball, people listened.  And I quote, “Look, when it came to that team, Petey…aka Petey Gibson…handled the ball and there was none better. And I was a big man that could do small man stuff. But Marv Snowden could do it all . . . Marv could just play.  He did it all and well and he would “D” you up the moment he got off the bus!” So if K.D. said it…well, you know.  (And please you so called basketball historians, try to remember the night Marv Snowden came home with the West Virginia team he played for and came off the bench to drop 24 on the Panthers. Yep, the stuff legends are made of!!!:09—Needless to say, I could go on until Christmas about the owner of the L.A. Clippers and his super stupid, but real racist comments that by now you’ve heard about.  But I won’t.  I will tell you this, anytime a man pimps his so-called girlfriend out by telling her she can sleep with Blacks, but don’t hang around them at the games tells you this…IF – IT – LOOKS – LIKE – A – DUCK – AND – WALKS – LIKE – A – DUCK – AND QUACKS – LIKE – A DUCK – MMMAAANNN – IT’S – A – DAMN – DUCK! Yes, boys and girls, you can change behavior, but you can’t change attitudes!last_img read more

Fernandez buries the hatchet with Macaraya

first_imgMOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “I said what I’ve said before, and if San Sebastian was hurt with that, I think if you look at the end result of that, if you look at Calisaan, he played as a normal player after that and he’s been playing well,” he said. “I just say what I have to say because I also have to protect my players. But my players know. They saw the tapes, everything, they saw it, because as you all know, we always scout, and we got it. We just want to protect players, we don’t want to destroy them.”Fernandez also would like to think that it helped Calisaan be a better player, as evidenced by his performance in the homestretch to lead the Golden Stags to where they got in NCAA Season 93.“I do respect what they’re saying, and if that’s the way they appreciate what Calisaan is doing, then that’s their system, that’s their program, and I do respect that,” he said.“I really admire Calisaan and the way he’s playing. I even hugged Coach Egay today and told him you did a good job with San Sebastian.”ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View comments ONE: Kingad pressured, excited for ‘biggest fight’ of his careercenter_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAll is fair in love and war.After San Beda’s 76-71 win over San Sebastian in their stepladder semifinals clash on Tuesday, Red Lions coach Boyet Fernandez took the time to hug Golden Stags mentor Egay Macaraya and call it a truce.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s really a hard fought game today, and as I’ve always said, it’s only one team who will prevail, and we’re happy we won it. But I will not take away anything from San Sebastian,” he said.Fernandez accused Calisaan of being a “dirty player” after their second round clash, which led to Macaraya coming to the defense of his senior forward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogThat triggered an uneasy feeling between the two squads going into the much anticipated duel on Tuesday.But after 40 minutes of hard fought basketball, Fernandez stands by his actions as he believes that the criticisms he hurled towards San Sebastian made both sides better. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funnylast_img read more

Rivero eager to face old school as Gilas cadets play La Salle next

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAfter a tough loss to reigning UAAP champion Ateneo, the Gilas Cadets’ schedule in the Filoil preseason tournament doesn’t get easier with powerhouse La Salle next.Rivero, who is emerging as one of the young Nationals’ top players, didn’t deny that the game against his former team is something he’s been waiting for.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I’m gonna prepare for it (the game), but there’s no negative thing about playing against La Salle,” said Rivero, who led his team with 17 points that went with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and a block but had seven turnovers. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ “I’m looking forward to it because everyone wants to face La Salle. Before, all of our opponents are eager to beat La Salle and they bring out their best against La Salle and that’s what I’m feeling now,” said Rivero, who played two seasons for the Green Archers, including a championship run in 2016, after a 75-69 loss to the Blue Eagles.Rivero, who was instrumental in La Salle’s return to the UAAP Finals in Season 80 before losing to Ateneo in three games, was cut from the team along with his older brother Prince and Brent Paraiso for violating a newly-imposed school guideline regarding endorsement deals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAfter a two-month whirlwind filled with rumors and controversies, Rivero put the brakes on what had been a rollercoaster ride by finally announcing his decision to leave La Salle earlier this month.But despite an abrupt end to his playing days at La Salle, Rivero cleared he has no ill feelings toward the school. Rubio’s triple-double leads Jazz past Thunder for 2-1 lead In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accidentlast_img read more

The Scotiabank sale

first_imgDear Editor,I was astounded when I read an online article from a prominent news establishment that Scotiabank has sold its local operations and will be exiting the Guyana operations.I am astounded because as a long-time account holder of this Bank, I would have expected to be informed by the Bank before this information reached the public domain.I would hope the arbitrary transfer of my account to the sold bank is not a done deal without any consultation with me.Your respectfully,Shamshun Mohamedlast_img

NA man arrested as Police destroy 30,000 ganja plants

first_imgA team of law enforcement officers on Thursday destroyed a field containing some 30,000 cannabis plants at Ebuni, Upper Berbice River.This was done during a drug eradication exercise that was led by a Superintendent of Police.This one and a half acres of ganja plants were destroyed by fireAccording to Police reports, the ranks discovered one and half acres of land containing cultivated cannabis sativa plants, ranging from one to six feet in height, as well as a quantity of seeds.In addition, the officers found a Honda water pump and one spray can at a nearby camp site. Both the camp and the fields were destroyed by fire.A 25-year-old resident from Angoys Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice, has since been arrested and is assisting with the investigation.last_img

Kirby Dreher’s U.S. Women’s Open comes to a close

first_imgThings were a challenge right off the bat as she found herself three over for her round after three holes after a bogey on one, and a double on the par three, third.The conclusion of the front nine proved to be difficult as well with three consecutive bogey’s on holes seven through nine. Dreher would encounter a few more bogey’s on the way before managing back to back birdies on holes 15 and 16. Her tournament would end however after another double bogey on the par 5, 18th.Inbee Park of South Korea is still in the lead at eight under for the tournament. The top Canadian heading into the weekend is Maude-Aimee LeBlanc as she sits at two over par. – Advertisement –last_img

Kalmar wins city slow-pitch championship

first_imgThe rain and lightning held off just long enough, Sunday, to allow softball players in Fort St. John to wrap up Mixed Slow-pitch’s year-end tournament.In the end, 30 teams took part in the annual tourney, with around 200 people on hand at the Curling Club for Saturday’s banquet.- Advertisement -The City Champ winners are as follows:A division: KalmarB division: The IkonsC division: The Pirates SCD division: Great Canadian Oil ChangeOrganizers are thanking players and volunteers for making 2010 another successful season.Still to come:Men’s and Ladies tournaments – Aug. 21-22Poker Fundraiser – Oct. 1 (Volunteers needed)last_img

RHTY&SC launches Say No to Suicide posters with Aurora Gold Mines sponsorship

first_imgThe 10 cricket teams of Guyana’s leading youth and sports organisation, the Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club, MS, are forging ahead with their campaign to get youths to embrace the beauty of life.Members of the teams pose with copies of the posterThe teams, with sponsorship from Aurora Gold Mines, have published hundreds of Say Yes to Life, No to Suicide posters as part of its Berbice-wide Say No/Say Yes campaign. Under the campaign, the cricket teams seek to advise youths to Say No to Drugs, Suicide, Alcohol, Tobacco, Crime, Pre-Marital Sex and Yes to Education, Sports, Life, Religion and Culture.Club Secretary/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Hilbert Foster, MS, stated that the 11-inch by 18-inch posters would be placed in every school in Berbice. The RHTY&SC, he stated, is very concerned over the high rate of suicide among youths in Berbice and the loss of Guyana’s most valuable asset – its youths. Noting that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary crisis or problem, the veteran youth leader, who is also the President of the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB), stated that youths have to understand that suicide was not an option.The poster features the photos of five outstanding youth leaders from the Ancient County, who the club are promoting as positive role models. They are education advocate Mahendra Phagwah, Ms Exquisitely Conscious 2019 Denica Henry, Youth ambassador and columnist Marissa Foster, Ms World Guyana 2019 Joylyn Conway and medical student Shazam Somwar.The poster advises youths to have hope, to place their faith in the God they believe in, to seek advice from trusted friends and not to keep problems to themselves. Assistant RHTY&SC Secretary/CEO Simon Naidu disclosed that distribution of the posters would commence shortly as the objective is to have one in every classroom across Berbice. The publication of the posters is the second part of a three-way programme sponsorship from Aurora Gold Mines.Under the sponsorship, the 10 cricket teams assisted 10 less fortunate students with bicycles in an effort to get them to attend school regularly. The final aspect of the joint programme would be the hosting of a one-day youth inspiration forum involving 200 schoolchildren from Region Six. The RHTY&SC, Naidu stated, has recommitted itself to expanding its Say No to Suicide programme after its Secretary/CEO observed first-hand the effect that suicide has had on the family of victims during recent visits to the Port Mourant Hospital. He expressed gratitude to the management and staff of Aurora Gold Mines, especially Miranda La Rose and Mr Brathwaite, for their support. The 10 cricket teams of the RHTY&SC are Poonai Pharmacy Under-12 and 13, Farfan and Mendes Under-15, Bakewell Under-17 and Second Division, Pepsi Under-19 and Intermediate, Metro females, Thunderbolt Flour Under-21 and First Division.last_img read more

BC Business Magazine discusses progression of proposed northeast BC power projects

first_imgIt would have a capacity of 100 megawatts and would feature 40 kilometres of transmission line and 65 kilometres of distribution lines built by Atco and running to the Pink Mountain area from the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.The other proposal, a Hydro initiative, is called the Peace Region Electricity Supply and it would provide up to 230 megawatts of power for gas sector industrial customers across the Peace Region.It would be an extension of the recently completed Dawson Creek-Chetwynd Area Transmission line — which was subject to BCUC review—and would power the 860 million dollar gas processing plant Veresen Midstream recently announced it wants to build near Dawson Creek. A new BC Business Magazine article on two more proposed northeast BC electrification power projects quotes Energy Minister Bill Bennett saying of their proponents, “They just don’t feel they can wait for a long BCUC process.”The magazine notes the two projects would provide hydro power to natural gas companies, and the Minister fears they could lose interest if there’s a lengthy approval process involved.It reportedly could take about a year or more to complete, but the article also says the Peace River Regional District objects to the projects being excluded from BC Utilities Commission review.- Advertisement -In this case, the magazine quotes Electoral Area B director, Karen Goodings as saying, “Our concern, of course, is once again the avoidance of going through the process that is in place to examine these things,” and adding, “It’s almost as though this is another excuse for building Site-C.”The companies backing the new projects are said to believe they’d reduce carbon dioxide emissions and also provide new industrial power customers for BC Hydro at a time when its industrial customer electricity sales have been falling.The North Montney Power Supply project is a joint venture between Atco Electric — an Alberta power company — and Progress Energy — which has natural gas assets in the Montney that would supply gas to the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant.Advertisementlast_img read more