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Salt Lake City – He is not just The Great Alvarado Theft more.
He also Jose AlvaradoRising Stars MVP and the guy who made the game-winning shot for Team Pau at Friday Night’s All-Star Game.
JOSE ALVARADO NAMES THE GAME‼️
TEAM VICTORY #JordanRisingStars pic.twitter.com/EqyNmSdlWT
— NBA (@NBA) February 18, 2023
What’s cool is that he shot Donovan Mitchell just before this game.
José Alvarado called his winner in Speed. It is cold.#JordanRisingStars | #NBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/OBsePuuZGS
— NBA (@NBA) February 18, 2023
Alvarado played hard and took this exhibition seriously from the start, scoring 13 points in the first game of a four-team tournament where young NBA stars and the G-League Ignite split into teams coached by NBA legends (Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, Deron Williams and Jason Terry who spearheaded an all-G League roster). Team Gasol beat Team Williams, then in Game 2, Team Joaquim beat the G-Leaguers in a 40-to-40 race (this event uses an Elam end with a target score, not a time trial).
This set the stage for Alvarado’s heroic deeds.
We can only hope that the players on Sunday have the same fun and play as hard as Alvarado did on Friday night.
The greatest Maverick in franchise history, two Spurs icons, and the best Spaniard in NBA history — the guy who helped Kobe pick up a pair of rings — are all up for basketball’s top honor.
The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame has announced the Class of 2023 finalists, and some of the players who can’t wait to make it to the list are Dwyane Wade, Dirk Nowitzki, Gregg Popovich and Tony Parker.
At the top of the North American Committee’s list are:
Dwyane Wade Possibly the best two-back in the history of the game (assuming Jordan is a triple), three-time NBA champion and 2006 Finals MVP. His resume includes eight All-NBA teams and 13 trips to the All-Star Game, but more than that, he is the mascot of the Miami Heat, an icon of the franchise that Hall owns.
Dirk Nowitzki – The greatest Maverick in history and the greatest European player in NBA history, NBA champion and Finals MVP, and he became the most valuable player of the regular season in 2007. in league history, and was also a 12-time NBA All-Star and 14-time All-Star. The only thing more certain than Nowitzki’s entry is that Mark Cuban will be there for his initiation.
Gregg Popovich, the iconic coach of the five-time champion San Antonio Spurs, the team that under him won over 50 games in 18 consecutive seasons, helping him become the best winning coach in NBA history. “Pop” has also always been active with Team USA, including taking over as head coach and helping USA Basketball win gold again at the Tokyo Olympics. One of the legends he trained was…
tony parker, point guard for most of the Spurs’ legendary run, four-time NBA champion and 2007 Finals MVP. He has four NBA Game nominations and six All-Star trips, but what solidifies his place in the Hall of Fame is his international resume, he was the EuroBasket 2013 MVP, which France won.”
By Gasol – Another player with an impressive track record in the NBA and the national team. He is a two-time NBA Champion, four-time NBA Game Player, six-time All-Star, and 2002 Rookie of the Year. He led Spain to the 2006 FIBA World Cup and won three Olympic medals (two silver, one bronze) and he carried the Spanish flag at the 2012 Olympics.
• Gene Keedy, Legendary Purdue Coach who has been named Big Ten Coach of the Year seven times.
• Gene Besswho coached Three Rivers Community College in Popular Bluff, Missouri for 50 years, winning 1,300 games (he’s the best college basketball coach at all levels).
• David Hickson, who coached at Amherst College for 42 years and had 826 wins and two D3 national championships.
• Becky Hammon, who most NBA fans know as the first women’s assistant coach in the NBA and current coach of the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces, but prior to that she was a six-time WNBA All-Star.
Salt Lake City – Have you ever wondered what it’s like to fly through the air like I am Morant and throw a mind blowing dunk?
The NBA can’t exactly offer that kind of experience, but it can put your face and body in Ja Morant’s shoes so you can show your friends and say you did it. It’s one of the features coming to the NBA app for fans streaming games there, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver unveiled it Friday during the Tech Summit at All-Star Weekend.
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver talks about new technology that allows you to put yourself in the game as a player:
— Jeff Zilgitt (@JeffZillgitt) February 17, 2023
It’s impressive technology, but it’s only part of what the league is doing to reach more streaming audiences – alternative languages, integrated rates, and different camera angles will all be part of the streaming package.
Streaming rights are an important part of the upcoming Collective Agreement and one of the topics people are thinking about with reports that Diamond Sports Group – the owner of Bally Sports Network, which handles regional streaming for 16 NBA teams – appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy. The NBA is not alone in finding a solution to this problem, MLB and NHL teams face the same issues and challenges.
“Will there be distribution of NBA games? Yes. Will it happen via RSN? I really hope so. I hope so,” Los Angeles Clippers owner Ballmer said in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press. “Will their bankruptcy be friendly enough for that to happen? I hope so. Will lenders want our games to continue to be distributed? I think so. So somehow, without any knowledge, I believe that we can do it.”
It’s all worth watching, and watching games through the NBA app just got a whole lot more fun.
Salt Lake City – It’s been 20 years since Michael Jordan last played in the All-Star Game, but his presence still hangs on All-Star weekend in the city he tormented during his playing career. Down to the boots that many players will be wearing on the court this weekend.
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