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Lakers vs Magic game 4

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on June 12, 2009

The NBA Finals heats up as the battle between the lakers and Orlando Magic moves forward to Game 4. Again, the Lakers showed what they got in the finals by beating their opponent to 99-91 win. This time it was Derreck fisher who saved the Lakers by making the 3 points shots in the last few seconds of the game.

The Lakers can now win its 15th NBA crown in Florida this Sunday night in Game 5.Kobe Bryant scored 32 points, Trevor Ariza and Pau Gasol had 16 points and Fisher 12 for the Lakers. Meanwhile Dwight Howard looked like he left superman home by scoring only 16 points.

It’s never too soon to decide who is going to win for the final. It might be impossible for Orlando to win the three games to get the crown, but who knows, it might be the other way around.

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Lakers vs Magic

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on June 5, 2009

The long wait was over and this time Kobe Bryant and his teammates made it to the NBA finals again. He’s not about to let this one slip away. His team just beat Orlando Magic in game 1.

The Olympic gold medal was nice. But not good enough.

Lakers aim for the NBA final trophy.

“I just want it so bad, that’s all,” Bryant said. “I just want it really bad.”

Bryant, playing like a man possessed, scored 40 points and the Los Angeles Lakers, who have waited nearly one year for a chance to erase bitter memories of a Boston beatdown and a championship they felt belonged to them, pounded the Orlando Magic 100-75 in Game 1 on Thursday night.

This year, nothing short of a 15th title will do for the Lakers.

And with the sensational Bryant out front, they may be on their way.

Game 2 is Sunday night at star-studded Staples Center, where actors Jack Nicholson, Leonardo DiCaprio and rapper Kanye West had front-row seats to see another virtuoso performance by Bryant, who scored 18 points in the third quarter as the Lakers opened a 26-point lead and embarrassed the Magic.

The last time the Lakers were seen in the finals, they were heading toward their locker room in Boston last June and summer break after being drubbed by 39 points in a series-ending Game 6 by the Celtics. The renewed rivalry between the league’s superpowers never panned out.

Bryant and his teammates have used that humiliation to motivate them all season and throughout these playoffs.

They are on a mission.

The Magic, who went 2-0 against the Lakers in the regular season, appeared a touch overwhelmed in their first finals appearance since 1995. Not even the return of All-Star point guard Jameer Nelson(notes) from a four-month layoff following shoulder surgery could help the Eastern Conference champions.

Orlando center Dwight Howard(notes) was engulfed by two and three Lakers every time he touched the ball and scored 12 points—10 on free throws—on just 1-of-6 shooting.

And the Magic’s outside shooters, so deadly while eliminating MVP LeBron James(notes) and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the conference finals, were off the mark.

The Magic went just 8-of-23 on 3s and shot only 30 percent overall.

“We’ve never had a shooting night this bad,” Howard said. “We’ve just got to come out and play a lot harder than we did tonight.”

Orlando is facing some daunting odds, too.

Lakers coach Phil Jackson, seeking a record 10th title, is 43-0 in series in which his team wins Game 1.

Bryant, who added eight rebounds and eight assists, knows the Magic are still dangerous.

“This is a resilient team,” he said. “They’ve been through a lot of adverse situations before. This is nothing new to them. We’ve got to forget about this and move on.”

On the dry-erase board in Orlando’s locker room, coach Stan Van Gundy, in handwriting as neat as a schoolteacher’s, devoted two sections on how he wanted his team to defend Bryant.

Nothing worked.

The self-proclaimed “Black Mamba” slithered around Magic defenders with ease. Bryant scored an effortless 18 points in the first half and then took over in the third quarter, scoring 18 of L.A.’s 29 points with an assortment of jumpers, fadeaways and layups.

“He was great. He was tremendous,” said Van Gundy, who felt his team did a poor job defending the Lakers’ pick and roll. “We were giving him too much space on his pull-up jumpers and he did a good job of attacking us. I know this: We are a lot better than we showed.”

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Signing Day for Football

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on February 5, 2009

dona1Football game has always been awaited by the Americans to open. People who are fanatic to this kind of games are anxious to find-out who plays for a particular team. It has always been an exciting event for the fans to go wild in the field grabbing the ball and making a score.

Teams like Florida State, Michigan and Southern Cal are usually known to be in the mix for the hot news around Signing Day and even though those teams were part of some big headlines, a few others got involved with some big news of their own.

Most figured it would be an in-state battle for the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country, five-star C.J. Spiller. That was definitely not the case when Spiller made a surprise pick and announced he was heading to Clemson. Four teams remained for Rivals100 defensive end Deantwan Whitehead with Alabama, Auburn, Louisville and Tennessee all being legitimate contenders.

However, when the four-star rated prospect made his announcement for the Cardinals, numerous people around the country were definitely not expecting the pick. Alabama and Auburn seemed like the teams to beat, even though Whitehead had kept things relatively quiet in the days before the big decision.

Good luck to the new sets of teams and may the players do their best to fight at their best in honor of the school that they are playing for.

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Super Bowl 2009

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on February 3, 2009

datalockerOn Friday, NBC, a unit of General Electric Co., said it was in talks to sell the last two of the 67 spots for the game, which have gone for between $2.4 million and $3 million per 30-second slot.

Despite of the economic crisis in the US, super Bowl remains the premier advertising event of the country. An audience of 100 million, the biggest of any American telecast. Viewers like to watch the commercials.

This year, a few commercials will reflect the weak economy, but by and large, the ads aim to deliver glitz, guffaws and groans _ like they do every year. There will be celebrity appearances in ads, including Conan O’Brien for Bud Light, John Turturro for Heineken USA Inc. and Jason Statham for Audi of America Inc.

Internet domain registrar The Go Daddy Group Inc., will air a somewhat risque spot, as it has done in the past. While its less-than-slick ads that the company made itself, featuring racer Danica Patrick, are bound to make viewers groan, Go Daddy doesn’t care. At least Go Daddy got approved. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals got steamed because NBC rejected its ad for vegetarianism that featured half-naked women playing with vegetables.

On Friday, NBC, a unit of General Electric Co., said it was in talks to sell the last two of the 67 spots for the game, which have gone for between $2.4 million and $3 million per 30-second slot.

Despite of the economic crisis in the US, super Bowl remains the premier advertising event of the country. An audience of 100 million, the biggest of any American telecast. Viewers like to watch the commercials.

This year, a few commercials will reflect the weak economy, but by and large, the ads aim to deliver glitz, guffaws and groans _ like they do every year. There will be celebrity appearances in ads, including Conan O’Brien for Bud Light, John Turturro for Heineken USA Inc. and Jason Statham for Audi of America Inc.

Internet domain registrar The Go Daddy Group Inc., will air a somewhat risque spot, as it has done in the past. While its less-than-slick ads that the company made itself, featuring racer Danica Patrick, are bound to make viewers groan, Go Daddy doesn’t care. At least Go Daddy got approved. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals got steamed because NBC rejected its ad for vegetarianism that featured half-naked women playing with vegetables.

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Manny Pacquiao vs Ricky Hatton Next Fight

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on January 4, 2009

manny-pacquiao-and-freddie-roachBob Arum, the promoter of Manny Pacquiao has announced to the viewers world-wide that Manny is scheduled to fight against Ricky Hatton of England on May 2. Arum said that hopefully after the match between the two, Mayweather will come out from his retirement to give everyone a great fight in the history of boxing.

Pacquaio recently pronounced his desire to retire from being a boxer this year but making sure to leave great fights for his big fans around the world.

“If Floyd Mayweather is not available after we fight Hatton, then we can fight Edwin Valero,” said Arum, close to finalizing the deal with the Hatton people for the May 2 bout.

Reports say that if Mayweather would not be available, Pacquaion might fight against Joan Guzman or Zab Judah and, of course, Juan Manuel Marquez, the only fighter who really came close to beating Pacquiao in nearly three years.

What everybody loves to see fighting inside the ring are the two pound-for-pound champions of the same era. Very exciting and interesting, ain’t it? “If Mayweather is not there, we can fight two more fights to make up for it. Manny can fight three times this year,” said Arum over the telephone.

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De La Hoya Concedes Over Pacquaio

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on December 8, 2008

pacquaio-vs-de-la-hoyaCoach Freddie Roach was right when he said that the Golden Boy can’t pull the trigger anymore. On December 6, the Filipino boxing champion has once again proven to the world that he is the best in the Dream Match against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya.

In the first and second round of the match, it was obviously evident that De La Hoya was hurt really bad by the strong and hard punches thrown by the Filipino boxer. Manny was just really well prepared to finish De La Hoya in his boxing career. The thrill was intensifying the rounds of their match go forward. De La Hoya was already losing strength in the second, third round, onwards, until he finally gave-up ending the fight at the end of the eight round. Oscar knew that he is going to lose the match, he was hurt, his left eye was swelling, his eyes turned reddish, and he was just really beaten-up by Pacquiao. Manny was all his energy and stamina all through-out the game.

The judgment day is over, Manny reigned to be the champion and De La Hoya submits himself to the best pound for pound boxer. Ricky Hatton witnessed closely the match. What do you think he is thinking of after De La Hoya quits the fight? He was probably challenged even more by Pacquiao for sure. It will be an interesting game to watch Hatton and Pacquiao face in the boxing ring.

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Manny Pacquiao: Size Doesn’t Matter

Posted by Data Locker - A Pot of Information on December 6, 2008

pacquiao_delahoya1Nobody has ever imagined watching Pacquiao and Dela Hoya fight with all their might in the boxing ring. But on December 6, this unexpected match will irrevocably happen and the world will witness who is the best in boxing under the welter weight division.

The question is, Will Pacquiao dominate over his 4 inches advantage opponent who had won great fights in his previous fights? Well, it’s a no retreat, no surrender determination for Pacquaio since the very day when he accepted the challenge to face the Golden Boy Dela Hoya. Indeed, size doesn’t matter for the Filipino boxing icon, herald to be the best pound for pound fighter.

This fight is probably the most critical match he will ever have his whole boxing career. Many are siding Dela Hoya to win over Pacquaio, but a lot also are hopeful that many will finish the Golden Boy because Manny is at the peak of his boxing career.

We will all find out on December 6 who will be the best in the Dream Match between the Golden Boy and Pacman.

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