Tuesday, July 1, 2008
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Atlanta Summer League Opening Day!
Ther are some
MAJOR changes in the schedule! So please check the schedule for your upcoming games.
Opening day had a major suprise
when the Atl Outkasts added Tony Akins, to their already stacked
& talented roster. Tony is home from Europe, and will most likely be playing in the league for the rest of the summer.
So the team that lost to the Teddy Bears by 2 points in the championship of last season, just got even stronger. Are the Teddy
Bears up for the challenge? Is it a done deal that the ATL Outkasts take the championship? We will see! But its just
adds to the excitement of this new season.
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Mpls Lakers get embarassed! Shohoku best
The annual July 4th tournament in Minnesota
was held on June 28th this year for some reason or another. But the tournament is still the best showcase for the midwest
Minnesota ballers. The reigning champs Mpls Lakers were looking for another trophy, but it was not to be. The Lakers didn't
even make it to the Final Four. They were thumped twice by NS2faded in blowouts. What happened? Lack of effort, no Hank
da Tank, or just gettin older. A lot of close matchups with Glory and NS2faded going into two overtimes. Glory faced
the the new powerhouse in this region, Shohoku, in the Finals. A close game
at the end, but Lou Cha and Glory fell short once again and lost by 1 point.
So Congrats to Shohoku! But we did pick you to win this tournament. We will see if they will represent in the Atlanta
Shohoku 43 vs Glory 42
Thursday, June 26, 2008
July 4th Minnesota "Big Dance", No Hype?
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Tournament in Minnesota this weekend June 28-29 used to be a tournament with a lot of hype. But for some reason this year,
it has gone under the radar. The has tournament always featured the best teams in the Midwest Minnesota area. Teams like
Northsiderz, Mpls Lakers, & Shohoku. I believe it has lost its luster due to the disappearance of foshopro.com. But hype
or no hype, it should still be a good tournament. The Mpls Lakers seem to dominate this tournament since its existence. They
have won 3 straight years, and looking to make it four. We think they will do it again, but will be challenged by the up
and coming Shohoku team.
And is Xiro okay to play for the Northsiderz. With a bum ankle since the Windy City Tourney,
he's not 100 percent yet. Because if he's healthy, anything can happen. Also Glory and Lou Cha are still looking for
their first Big Dance tournament victory! And will Uptempo out of Cali, make noise again? We will find this weekend! So there's
a lil hype for ya Minnesota!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The Atlanta Summer League begins on Sunday June 29th. Here is the schedule
for week one's games.
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5pm Happy Market vs Atl Rat Pack
6pm Hungovers vs Atl Blaze
7pm Atl Outkasts vs Showstoppers
The Teddy Bears are the defending
winter league champs! What team will step up and take the title of best asian team in Atlanta away from the Teddy Bears! This
season we have 13 teams, but here are some of the teams that we think should be in contention to win the Summer
League. Atl Outkasts (lost a close game in the championship), Atl Rat Pack, Hungovers, and Max-Out should give the Teddy Bears
some competition. Good luck to all the teams and we will see you on June 29th!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Celtics show heart, Lakers, noneFirst we want to congratulate
the Boston Celtics on winning the NBA Championsip! Great defense and great team basketball! But! The Lakers have to be the
softest NBA team in the history of the NBA Finals. Weak and embarassing effort, getting their tails whipped like that last
night. Have you ever seen a team in a championship series just quit competing. And yes, sportsmanship is good and great, but
what happened to a competitive attitude. The Lakers didn't even give any hard fouls, and when the fouled someone they
picked them up and said, "Sorry"! Come on, is this youth rec basketball or the NBA! What about passion and desire
to win? No display of emotin or fustration win losing? Yes of course keep your cool, be an adult, but show me you care
about your job. If you gonna lose, go out with a fight! Give it your all! Don't lay down and just let them stomp on you.
Phil Jackson and the Lakers organization, should be ashamed of that kind of effort. The Celtics clearly had more talent, but
they also clearly had more heart and passion also. Even the Atlanta Hawks showed more guts taking the Celtics to 7 games than
the whimpy Lakers!
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And don't even compare Michael Jordan to Kobe Bryant! That's an insult to Jordan's
competitive nature, period. Jordan hates to lose! Jordan might have been kicked out of one those games if his team was losing
by 20 or more points! Jordan would be in his teammates face and in the opponents face. Jordan would have played more physical
and pounded back, instead of getting pounded on. Kobe is very good, but he doesn't have that killer instinct like Jordan.
Not even close.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
3:55 pm edt
Get your team registered for the Atlanta Classic before July
1st for the Free T-Shirt offer! So don't delay! We hope to see you
Saturday, June 14, 2008
We want to wish all the Dads a happy Father's Day!
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Orlando Classic Results
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Great turnout for their first tournament,
the Orlando Classic is quickly going to become the Florida Championships, and should decide who's the best in
Florida! Their are lot of good ball players from this area. The championship game had Florida's best team, Team Jacksonville,
against Tampa. But with Robert Reyes (Jacksonville's Center) going down with an injury in the game. Tampa edged Team Jacksonville
for the Orlando Classic Championship! Cogratulations to Tampa, we hope to see
you in the Atlanta Classic!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Atlanta Summer League Registration and Fees
are now due! If your team did not register yet, you will not be put on the schedule for the upcoming Summer League. So get
those fees in ASAP!
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