Tuesday, September 27, 2016

adidas releases James Harden Arizona State U PEs

The latest James Harden Crazylight 2016 drops and pays tribute to James’ alma mater: Arizona State University.

James' path to the NBA took shape at ASU, where he created a style all his own as a lights out three-point shooter with Eurostep drives to the rim.

“Arizona State helped mold me into the man I am today and this is my chance to show love, respect and how much they mean to me,” James explained. “I’ve been up there practicing this summer and it’s one big family. You find certain things in life, and you get attached to them. It’s no different with ASU.”

The ASU edition Kicks feature a light gray jacquard upper, maroon detailing and Harden’s No. 13 badge accented in gold on the tongue. Crazylight 2016 incorporates full-length BOOST cushioning, a TPU forefoot roll cage and reengineered fast traction to amplify control at all angles of play.

The Crazylight 2016 ASU Edition is already being sold in Titan stores for P7,995.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

2016 PBA Mock Draft Version 2

The good: we did the freaking 40%, 30%, 30% math for this one based on how each team finished in the each of the three conferences.

The bad: we used the standings, and not the actual order of finish, so there is definitely room for error. Also, we did not consider the traded picks and all of that because quite frankly, we are too lazy at the moment to do any research (promise to fix it by version 3).

The ugly: You, we, only have Teams MVP and San Miguel to blame as they always trade draft picks.
Does this change the order of draftees from our Version 1? Yes, it does. Because we are going with who we feel are the most logical choices for each team and not just simple starpower.

Let’s go.

2016 PBA GC SF: 1 TNT vs 4 Meralco

Ready to rumble
(Photo credit to the owner)
A magnificently blonde-haired, former 16-time world wrestling champion was once famously quoted as saying: “to be the man, you have to beat THE man.”

The above is something that we feel best captures the Meralco Bolts’ current state: in order for them to achieve PBA royalty they must first go through their big brothers: TNT Katropa—the the crown jewel among their owner’s three PBA franchises. While the Bolts have spent the majority of the season trying to start a winning culture, TNT has managed to remain near the top of the standings each conference despite battling injuries (Kelly Williams and Ranidel de Ocampo) and some on-court chemistry issues (incorporating their prized rookies, the messed up/ redundant frontline, finding a backup for Castro, etc.).

Some folks call this one “TNT A vs TNT B,” with all the TNT “discards” over at the Bolts’ front: Jimmy Alapag, Jared Dillinger, John Ferriols, Rabeh Al Hussaini including Coach Norman Black.

Here are the telling match-ups: