It appeared it was only a layup away for star shooting watch Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls the evening of Feb.. A confrontation between two of the top-scoring watches in the Eastern Conference early this week certainly satisfied everyone’s expectations, with LaVine and Wizards star shooting monitor Bradley Beal each posting 35 focuses.
However, it was Beal and the Wizards that would outdo LaVine and the battling and harmed Bulls, eventually. A late convention from the Bulls inside the most recent two minutes of the last quarter saw them eventually miss the mark by the restricted last score of 105-101.
There was unquestionably an opportunity for the Bulls to return and tie the game late after one key missed free toss from Beal in the last moment of the fourth. LaVine got an opportunity on a drive with under 10 seconds to go, yet missed the layup on an open path when focus Alex Len met him at the edge. That appeared LaVine needed a foul approach Len, yet none came in his direction.
How LaVine helped the Chicago Bulls
Still, LaVine was acceptable almost the whole way for the Bulls. He tied for a game-high 35 focuses, to oblige two bounce back, six helps, one take, and three turnovers. LaVine shot an effective 12-of-26 from the field, 3-of-8 from past the circular segment, and 8-of-11 from the foundation stripe.
The Bulls additionally got a strong game from veteran forward Thaddeus Young off the seat. By and by Young was the solitary Bulls player of the seat, scoring in twofold figures. In this game, he enrolled 14 focuses, five bounces back, six helps, and three takes.
2 Feb 2020, a joyful day for SJCC women while a little unfortunate or unforgettable day for Jain University so near but so far. After a long wait, we found our champion as SJCC women. Even Jain University also makes it tough for SJCC women. The game ends up with tears for both of the team SJCC women and Jain University, One team cried with tears of joy whereas others cried with tears of sorrow. Every girl of both of the team showed their actual character, and even at the last minute of the game, it became tough to decide which team will lift the trophy. But SJCC women stunned everyone with their performance in their own and known style.
SJCC lifts the trophy in the most staggering fashion. But the path wasn’t easy for both of the teams, it was challenging and demanding. Before reaching the finals, Jain University faced tough teams like NHCE Women’s Basketball, Srishti Institute, Mount Carmel College, Christ University, and BMSCE Girls. All matches were very competitive. While SJCC Women faced teams like Mount Carmel College, APU women’s Basketball, RIT, RUCE Girls, and NHCE Women’s Basketball team.
SJCC women not only won every match but the margin of every game was enough to tell the dominance of this team, even in the semi-finals they stunned the NHCE Women Basketball team who were more likely to lift the trophy. In every quarter of the final, it was full of excitement, and fans were eagerly waiting for the champion at the end of every quarter situation was getting more and more dramatic. And both the teams gave their best and in the last quarter of the game. And at the last moment, SJCC Women announced as the winner of the tournament.
When Roger Federer changed his equipment brand from Nike to Uniqlo, it sent ripples through the sporting world. Federer had been an ambassador of Nike for two decades and was the face of the brand for much of the 2000s. Athletes these days earn more from their brand contracts rather than their team or sport. Brand contracts and sponsors are an integral part of the sporting world; with they being intertwined with the athlete’s life almost concurrently. Having sponsorship funding allows athletes to focus more on the training and production of their sports and reduces stress in finding money to train and put on events. Sponsorships between brands and teams/ athletes is a partnership where both brand and team benefit. It’s a win-win scenario, and exposure to social media increases the longevity of these advantages.
Companies try to get in touch with promising athletes at a very young age to get them to ink a deal because they see their brand’s popularity rising with the athletes. All companies, be it, Nike, Adidas or Puma are ready to take the risk by sponsoring various athletes before they have proven themselves on the biggest stage but show glimpses of being world-beaters. One of the most famous examples being that of Michael Jordan. Before Jordan could establish himself as a basketball legend, Nike approached the then-NBA rookie. Nike was not one of the front-runners. However, both Adidas and Converse already had signed deals with Larry Bird and Magic Johnson.
Jordan eventually went through with the deal and signed a five-year deal with Nike worth $500,000 per year. As we all know today, even if one doesn’t consider Michael Jordan to be the greatest player of all time, one cannot deny his popularity. There is no taking away from the craze of his line of sneakers, “Air Jordan” which is over a billion dollars in net worth today. In India, the most recognized sports person undoubtedly was Sachin Tendulkar, and he signed the first Billion Rupee deal in Cricket history with World Tel in 2001. Brands are all about Image, on the field but just as much off the field. An athlete’s persona and behavior are very important in a brand choosing to opt for him/her. Rolex, perhaps the epitome of class and luxury, signed Roger Federer because they saw their brand’s characteristics align with his playing style and demeanor. But it attaches the brand one to also expects the professional to behave in a certain manner in public and, more than anything, not attract negative attention. Upon his confession of adultery in 2009, Tiger Woods lost 15 of his sponsors, including top names like Gatorade and AT&T.
The reason is that brands and companies don’t want to be associated with people who are portrayed negatively in the public for their activities and behaviors. So even while the person is off-field, they have to uphold a certain character to ensure to remain contracted with a brand. Constant salary negotiations go on behind the scenes with companies and agents getting involved in often ugly spats. The major reason for an athlete to jump ship is primarily money. Athletes are always looking for an opportunity to increase their earnings, and their primary income is through sponsors with whom they are under contract.
Brand loyalty is very important to companies and sponsorships. We can never see an athlete who has signed with a certain brand sporting or endorsing a rival or any other brand in public. It relieved former Barcelona star Ronaldinho from his contract with Coca Cola when he was seen on camera drinking Pepsi in a press conference. So in this day and age of ever-present marketing, not only is it important for a sports person to uphold his performance on the field, but also live by the rules and contractual obligations off the field. The money they get speaks for itself, and if not drinking Pepsi nets one half a million dollars a year, we’d all be falling over each other to sign that dotted line.
With a 59-23 regular season record, the Celtics entered the playoffs where they swept the Chicago Bulls in the first round in 3 games.They later defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in the semi-finals in 7 games and the Detroit Pistons in the conference finals in 7 games to enter the NBA Finals where they faced their long-time rivals, the L A laker. This was their last face off in the 1980s and ended with the Lakers winning the series (4-2).
4.1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers
The LA Lakers finished the regular season with a record of 69-13. The Lakers swept the Bulls in the first round and beat the Milwaukee bucks in the conference finals(4-2). The Lakers faced the New York Knicks in the NBA finals and won the championship 4-1. Wilt Chamberlain was named the Finals MVP .
3.1970-71 Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks entered the playoffs with a regular season record of 66-16 where they faced the San Francisco warriors and defeated them 4-1. In the Conference Finals they beat the L A Lakers 4-1 and swept the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA finals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Milwaukee Bucks won both the regular season and the NBA Finals MVP in that season.
2.1995-96 Chicago Bulls
One of the greatest teams ever assembled for the NBA had the best regular season record of 72-10. They Faced the Miami Heat in the first round and defeated them 3-0. They played the New York Knicks in the conference semifinals whom they defeated 4-1. They swept the Orlando Magic in the conference finals and entered the NBA finals, where they faced the Seattle Supersonics. The Chicago Bulls won their 4th NBA title by defeating the Supersonics 4-2. Michael Jordan won both the regular season and the NBA finals MVP in that season.
1.2016-17 Golden State Warriors
The 2016-17 entered the playoffs with a regular season record of 67-15. Golden State swept all the teams in the first 3 rounds of the NBA Playoff, which is the Portland Blazers, Utah Jazz and the San Antonio Spurs. They went onto face the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 4th consecutive time in the NBA Finals. The Warriors beat the Cavaliers 4-1 in the NBA Finals to win their 3rd Title in 4 years. Kevin Durant was named the Finals MVP in that season.
On Dec. 9, 2004, the Rockets were down 13 points playing the Spurs in the 4th quarter. It showed 33 seconds on the clock when Tracy McGrady stepped up to the court to make the final seconds more memorable to the fans even to this day. The Spurs were up 80-68 with the rockets having the ball possession 7 seconds into the game, Tmac hits his first jumper from the 3-point line and makes it. This was one of those 4 shots behind the arc and 1 free throw he made to get to 13 points in 33 seconds and win the game.
During the game 1 of the eastern conference semi-finals on May 7, 1995, Reggie Miller stunned the New York Knicks with one of the greatest finishes to the game. Reggie Miller and the Pacers were down 105-99 with less than 20 seconds on the clock. Miller took over. with the help of a steal, he tied the game in just 5.5 seconds by hitting two quick three-pointers. Then, after the Knicks missed a pair of free throws, New York fouled Miller while he was grabbing a rebound. That’s when he completed his incredible run by knocking down two free throws. Miller finished with 31 points and the Pacers had a 107-105 victory and also went onto win the series in 7 games.
One of the greatest games to be spectated with the most unlikely twist was played on November 26, 1996, The Utah Jazz took on the Denver Nuggets in Utah. The Jazz gave up 70 points in the first half and found themselves down 34. All hopes were lost when the lead went up to 36. But the second half showed in favor of the home team when the jazz outscored the nuggets to 36-15 in the third quarter. They continued to dominate the half even in the fourth quarter with a score of 35-18. The Jazz won the game over the nuggets 107-103 with Karl Malone contributing 31 points and Jeff Hornacek with 29. This is by far the greatest comeback in NBA history.
Satnam Singh, the basketball sensation from India hails from a village called Bloke in the state of Punjab on 10th December 1995. Singh’s father Balbir Singh with an exceptional height of 7 feet 4 inches also played basketball. He was different from everybody in the village. Basketball was introduced to him by his father who mounted a hoop in the fields near his house at the age of 9 when he stood 5 foot 9 inches.
Satnam Singh enrolled at the Ludhiana basketball academy at the age of 10. There he was introduced to the game from a different perspective and there was no turning back from thereon. In June 2010, Singh led the Punjab youth state team to a national championship which made him the best choice of the BFI to play an NBA Basketball without borders camp in Singapore. Singh managed to easily compete with the members of the national basketball team. BFI’s head coach Mr. Harish Sharma recommended Singh for IMGR to consider him for a scholarship. He was later awarded a scholarship and was shifted to Bradenton, Florida in September 2010.
Singh’s professional career started when he was announced as an early entrant for the 2015 NBA draft. He was selected by the Dallas Mavericks with the 52nd overall pick, becoming the first Indian-born player to be drafted to the NBA. He was also the first player since the 2005 draft to enter without playing in college,overseas professionally or in the NBA Development league.
Singh joined the Dallas Mavericks for the NBA summer league in 2015. He was acquired by the Texas Legends, the G League affiliate of the Mavericks that same year and averaged 1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg and 7 minutes per game. After playing the 2016-17 season he joined the mavs for the summer league of 2017. In 2018, Singh signed a contract with the St. Johns Edge of the National basketball league of Canada. In 2019 he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in a sign and trade. Singh was part of other professional leagues back in India when he signed a contract with the UBA Pro basketball league.
Apart from these extraordinary performances outside of the country, Singh has made the country proud to be part of the national team. He was part of the U16 Indian basketball team at the 2009 FIBA Asia U16 Championship held in Malaysia. He debuted to the Senior Men’s team in the 2011 FIBA Asia Championship in Wuhan, China. He was also part of the national squad in Lebanon in 2017 and at the qualification tournament of the FIBA world cup.
Satnam Singh will remain an idol to the youth of India trying to make it to the big leagues. He has proved nothing is impossible if you have the dedication and mindset to achieve what you have as a dream. Today, Singh is one of the top players in the country showcasing his talent to the entire world.
From the time James Naismith invented basketball in the year 1891, the sport has never looked back for people not participating in it. Basketball, a sport that initially served as an indoor activity for students, quickly gained popularity and became one of the peoples favorite.
The sport started with colleges, moved on to states and was eventually played far and wide, across the world. Thanks to the establishment of the International Basketball Federation(FIBA) in 1932 and the National Basketball Association(NBA) in 1946, people around the world had an opportunity to witness players of the highest standard compete with each other. NBA which had limited restriction for broadcast when it was first introduced, gained an increased viewership to 215 countries, in about 50 languages. India entered into the world of basketball in the 1930s under the colonial rule and became a member of FIBA in 1936. So far India has produced 1 Indian-born player(Satnam Singh) and 1 player of Indian descent(Sim Bhullar) to the NBA. 2 other players have had an opportunity to play in the minor leagues of the NBA.
BASKETBALL IN INDIA
India accepted and conducted basketball in the early 1930s. The Indian national basketball team entered the international competition in 1936 when it became a member of the International Basketball Federation. The Basketball Federation of India(BFI) came to shape in 1950 with Poonam Mahajan as the first president of the governing body.
Indians fantasized and learned to appreciate the game because of the athleticism, fast scoring, and intense activity on the court throughout the whole match. It is considered one of the widely played sport in India today. India is among the very few countries to adopt the game and help to increase the popularity of it to every corner of the country.
Today, basketball is played in most high schools, colleges, universities. Youngsters in India have taken it up as a challenge and have a fighting spirit to come up in the field of basketball. A huge number of male and female basketball players of all ages and abilities have a special interest in the sport and want to take their talent to the next level.
There are many tournaments held in schools and colleges from the Junior level to the Higher Level. Many government institutions have the best players from the country as part of their professional basketball team who also work for the Institution. There have been various upcoming platforms such a Sportelos Game On which help in following the game from anywhere and keep everybody updated. Platforms like this are the reason the progress of the sport has a wide audience through social media.
The NBA collaborated with India on Tracks(IoT) in 2017 to form NBA basketball schools to train kids and make them play at the highest level. There are more than 10 centers running actively in the country. The First-ever NBA basketball game was played in 2019 as part of the NBA India games(Pre-season) in the NSCI Dome in Mumbai on the 4th and 5th of October 2019 between the Sacramento Kings and the Indiana Pacers.
India basketball has shown tremendous performance at the International level and many men and women players have won awards at the national level. The Indian Basketball team has a total of 17 players honored with the Arjuna Award and 2 players honored with the Dhyan Chand award of lifetime achievement by the Government of India.
KOH-bee was an American professional basketball player (August 23, 1978 – January 26, 2020). As a shooting guard, Bryant went directly from high school into the National Basketball Association ( NBA) and played his entire career in the Los Angeles Lakers league in 20 seasons. Bryant received various honors, including 5 NBA championships, 18 times All-Star, 15 times All-NBA team member, 12 times All-Defensive Team member, and the 2008 NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP). They generally regarded him was generally to be one of the best players ever, he ranks fourth on the all-time, regular-season scoring and all-time after-season scoring list of the NBA on two seasons.
Bryant had been the son of Joe Bryant, former NBA player. In Pennsylvania, he attended the Lower Merion High School and was known as the country’s best high school basketball player. Once he finished his studies he announced the NBA draft for 1996 and was picked to be the 13th overall selection by Charlotte Hornets; then the Hornets retook him to the Lakers. In 1997 he won the Slam Dunk Contest and was named the All-Star in the second season as a winner. Bryant earns a reputation as a high flier and a favorite fan. The two lead the Lakers to win three consecutive NBA championships between 2000 and 2002 despite the feud with teammate Shaquille O’Neal.
A 19-year-old hotel clerk accused Bryant, in 2003, of sexual assault. The accuser declined to certificate and the accuser filed criminal charges after a civil lawsuit had since been settled. Bryant denied the accusation of assault, but admitted to a sexual meeting and apologized publicly. Bryant is the all-time leading franchise historian in Lakers. He was also the first guard to play for at least 20 seasons in NBA history. His 18 All-Star designations are the second most time ever, although it is the most consecutive streak for a starting spot. For most of NBA history, Bryant ‘s four All-Star MVP Awards are tied to Bob Pettit. The epithet was commonly accepted by the general public in the mid-2000s as “Black Mamba.” He won two gold medals with the U.S. National Team during the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Summer Olympics. In 2018 he was awarded the 2017 Dear Basketball Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film.
Before the 1996 draft NBA, Bryant had been working in Los Angeles, where he wrestled against Larry Drew and Michael Cooper, former Lakers, and “was marching against these people,” according to Jerry West, the then Laker’s Manager. The Lakers agreed to exchange a players’ draft rights to free salary cash to make a bid to the Shaquille O’Neal Free Agent Centre. The then chief scout of the osal their 13th pick had to be handed over to the Lakers. The Hornets did not consider Bryant’s drafting before the trade agreement. During the draft, the Lakers told the Hornets that Bryant had to choose minutes before the selection had been made. After the draft, the company was threatened as Divac menaced to withdraw from Los Angeles and not be traded. Divac relented however on June 30 and finalized the trade with the suspension of the league off-season on July 9, 1996.
Blunt force trauma caused by a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California resulted in the death of Bryant, together with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, and seven other dying at age 41.
CBSE organizes sports tournaments for many sports like volleyball, kabaddi, swimming, football, basketball and judo. And many more sports to come. There are 9 types of the zone in CBSE clusters. Far east zone (FEZ), east zone (EZ), south zone 1 (SZ-1), south zone 2 (SZ-2). West zone (WZ), North zone-1 (NZ-1), North zone-2 (NZ-2), Central Zone (CZ). Foreign zone (FZ). I have only played north zone one.
First of every school that wants to play in the cluster has to register their team’s information and a team photo to CBSE. Then they have to reach the cluster center of today before machetes. After reaching the center, everyone who took part player has to check-out at the center then they will be given their room and also provides tickets for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dinner. They set up knockout matches for every match. They provide the referee with state-level/national level experiences.
If the following team couldn’t reach the center they give a walkover to other teams or reschedule their matches. During the time of checkup, every team plays. They set up knockout matches for every match. They provide the referee with state-level/national level experiences. If the following team couldn’t reach the center they give a walkover to other teams or reschedule their matches. During the time of checkup, every team plays.
There were approx 110 groups approx who partook in less than 19 football rivalry. I played matches on 2 grounds, one is school’s ground and the other ground is Ambedkar arena . There was additionally Dussehra festivity in 2019-2020 groups. they gave transports to the group to appearance and departure.step by step won the trophy at the of the competition, which began on 6 October and finished on fourteenth.
Ramagya tournament was like every other tournament but there was one thing unique about this one. It was that tournament was only for 24 hours. There were several teams there. They organized a table tennis tournament and basketball tournament and cricket. Many teams registered their name and there was also an opening ceremony. It took a while for them to start the tournament as there were several teams there.
For the first 4-5 games, they used ground but after some time. They occupied the ground for the cricket tournament so all the football ground games have to play on Futsal cemented ground they used basketball court for the game as it was the last moment decision. We had to play bar footed and some players also had to borrow shoes.
For 11 a side game, we had an excellent team, but when we were told about the Futsal game, then we had to divide the team into two. After splitting up, we made two talented teams. Every game was an opportunity to proceed to another round as it was a knockout tournament. One of our team could make up to quarterfinals, but another made it to semi-finals. At some points, it biased referees as they were not the official referees. So, in a nutshell, it was a tragic experience with some that made us do unknown things.