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Paquito Answer for the Day 44

The long standing debate is not dead yet , who is the GOAT or the Greatest Of All Time in the sports of basketball. Well, I’ll tell you this… It depends on who is talking or whom you’re talking to about it! Everybody got their own opinion. Everyone has their own interpretation and anyone can become a sports analyst in a fans suit once the issue with respect to the GOAT is raise.

Now they’re taking it to the next level with considerable issues surrounding the government leadership. will you buy in the idea, or stay away and limit our opinion with what is factual or not? Philanthropic act is truly an amazing feat especially if the aim belongs to the future of deserving kids of your native land.

For me thats the greatest of all time an active athlete have done to his fellowmen. – Paquito

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Why We Love Buzzer Beaters

As of this writing, the Cleveland Cavaliers have forced a winner take all game to be held in the Celtics home court at the Boston Garden after LeBron James epic 46 points performance witnessed by billions of NBA Basketball fans around the world.

Going back to the topic ….  LeBron James did it again! With 8 seconds in the regulation and the score tied at 103 – 103 he calmly sank what as basketball fans says is a Banco De Mayo… crossing the half court and right in front of the opponents bench who are all looking forward to another 5 minutes extra time to at least steal a game at the Quicken Loans Arena the Cavaliers Home court. So why we love to see buzzer beaters? Be it live or in the TV screens. And there’s another thing about buzzer beater, we love to watch it repeatedly! And the big question still lingers …. why?

Research says that it’s in everybody’s DNA.! The crave to witness electrifying performances and to perform it in front of millions of spectators is entirely the same when it comes to drive and enthusiasm to be in those situation.

To see it and to do it is entirely the same whoever you are! – Paquito

Paquito Quote for the Day 46

“Just Shut up and Dribble, “ these are the five word sentence that that made up a statement and reverberate throughout the basketball world of all races and generation who love the game.

Mixed reactions drew us to put up a brace front in how  we handle things and such criticism coming from a lady who have so much to learn and start appreciating the game that propelled notable products from energy drinks to household basic element with basketball superstars doing the other business in style which he obviously gained by being an icon in the field of sports.

And voila, a retired NBA player just won an Oscars that made even the platform even wider and bigger in jostling their opinion… that truly matters to everyone.

We cannot just claimed that we’ve been doing a certain style of criticism and getting without any reactions good or bad and we cannot guarantee how people would react of every generation to certain political issues especially if its laden with racism. A plague that have been hounding the society for the past decades ever since civilizations have come into play. Let our listening ears, our considerate heart assist our thinking and words to use if what we wanna have is to rebound from the bottom. And lastly, sports takes us beyond the lines…

Respect is all we need if we need to or we wanted to receive the same. – Paquito

Le Bron James, The Greatest Of All Time once He Retire.. Agree?

The debate halls are once again very much alive with the current basketball generation of greats and iconic player to ever play the game. There was an article where a Basketball Hall of Fame awardee said “a debate is constantly raise as to who is a better player, pitting greats of different era and of different class.. for me, It is how a player reacts to the social pressures attached to the game and not the way he play and accomplished things out there… ” And if we are to gauge the way team owners, managers and players opinion with the same question disregarding the era, generation or time of existence, it seems most of us will agree that the kid from Akron, Ohio stand tall among the rest with the way teams are going after his services with one mission at hand which is to regain the popularity of their team.

For the first time the All Star Game were reformat to instill a little “competition” and excitement for the fans around the world, stimulated our thoughts who the real and top of his class is…. and that is Le Bron James.

And the excitement continues as a billboard boldly entices the King to join the “Trust Process” team in order for them to “Complete the Process”.

My question is this, there is no doubt that the super power forward Le Bron James is the fastest, talented, high game IQ and the most to create mismatch in the position to ever play the game. He can trust his agility if wants to and many have proven it by winning several championships. With the free agency looming from the horizon, whichever team Le Bron James choose to be with is bound to win a championship, agree? And not until another bigger, faster and brighter player arrives the door of any NBA team… Le Bron James will hold for a time the acronym the GOAT regardless of generation, era or time.

Hey basketball fans, do you like the what you’ve read… then send me your thoughts and opinion even if you are a fan or not of Le Bron James but a die hard fan of the game! See you..

Let me share to you one of the most strongest quote from one of the best in basketball.

I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. 

Michael Jordan – Chicago Bulls

Paquito

 

Champs or Extend

The pivotal Game 5 of the NBA FINALS 2017 is back at the Oracle Arena in Oakland California after the Cleveland Cavaliers avoided the historic sweep and a banner of playoff perfection for the Golden State Warriors. … and it is not the talk of the town anymore as the Cavaliers has gained and revived their chances to stay in the series with their one-game-at-a-time attitude, blasting the Warriors with a record breaking first and second quarters salvo that saw the Big 3 scored 94 of their total 132 or a massive 71% contributions capped by beyond the arc record of 24 three point shots that even the Cavaliers are surprised learning the impossible become possible with the whole series in line.

Will the Golden state Warriors close it out in their second try and in front of the home crowd in the Bay Area ? To see Stephen Curry bounce back from a below par game with a history at stake is a surefire plot to watch the most important game of the team to avoid the probable repeat of their Game 7 lost last year that saw their 3-1 advantage stalemated and finally dethroned by the Cavaliers. But that is history and they’re more equipped and loaded with talent and mission which is to bring back the glorious days of the Golden State Warriors in the NBA. Your comments please.

 

So there’s a chance, some Cavs fans said… “I definitely want to compete” LeBron James – Paquito

NBA FINALS 2017- Best Opinion from a Fan, What’s Your’s Buddy?

Here is one of the best opinion from a legit NBA fan from the Philippines who shares his observation in technical and historical way on how the story of the NBA 2017 Finals will about to unfold. Live Score while writing this article is 29-18 in favor of Cleveland Cavaliers after a trey from KD with 4:44 to go in the First Quarter.  Your Comments and suggestions please.

The Golden State Warriors will be the new NBA champs a few minutes from now, IF they’d be able to close out game 4 in the Cleveland Cavalier’s home-court. Yes, they have literally toyed with the Cavs for the past 3 games, even when the 2 best players of Cavs in Lebron & Kyrie,  gave the best they could in game 3  (I gave everything I had. LBJ) , Cavs almost win,… almost.

GSW should be able to close out the series today, IF the ghosts of the past won’t hunt them, what ghosts were talking here? KD with OKC last year up 3-1 against GSW, lost to Curry and the Warriors. GSW (73-9), up 3-1 vs Cavs, failed to close out, and…

I’m sure everyone still remembers what happened next. Lebron , Kyrie ,Love & the Cavs will be part of history IF GSW is bent on closing out the finals today (GSW 16-0) , its just that they’d be on the negative side of that story. But if , Cavs would be able to win this one at home after giving it all that they could, its win or go home for them, we might be in for another great comeback from LBJ, who’s visited the Philippines, where basketball is treated like the national sport, and where everyone knows that never say die spirit from the Big J, who knows?

LBJ might actually be a fan of the Big J too.

Chris Emerenciana Santiago, ANZ , Philippines

The opinion were shared by an avid fan of the NBA, he plays Point in his Office Basketball League comprised of BPO’s. And shares the ball and his two cents opinion in every great basketball match-up.

Respect is the best anchorage of any success! – Paquito

 

NBA Finals ; Cavs Must Win All Games! Do You Still Believe They Can ? Read it Here

All I was looking at is the bottom of the net and I’ve been working on that shot my whole life…. For that one to go was liberating.” Kevin Durant said during a post game interview that saw his new team the Golden State Warriors one win away to the Championship podium.

Will you give up when the going get’s tough and the chance to do it become tougher than it should’ve use to be? This is the very nature of challenging situation that multi-awarded basketball MVP LeBron James and his teammates are now facing.  No more room left for excuses, no more space for error and no fraction of a seconds is worth left unused for every time they play the opponent who are determined to dethroned them in four chances resume the best of seven series at the Cavaliers home court, the Quicken Loans Arena in Ohio USA.

Will Lebron and the Cavaliers be Able to Equalize? Here are my Suggestions!

The ball is round as expected from those die hard fans (DefendTheLand) who still believes that the team has also four chances to still win it and that it’s just made the series more excited but realistically complicated if not frustratingly difficult, if only they could’ve been able to turn back the hands of time and put on the correct plays and defensive stops.

Let me put it this way, the defending champs have all four chances to win it game after game till the last seventh of the series while the Golden State Warriors have the same number of chance to close it game after every game and the same amount of literal energy, intensity and intelligent way to win it and close the best of seven series of the National Basketball Association 2017 Finals and return back the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy to the Bay Area.  Your comments are highly valuable to the NBA fans.

-photos credit to the warriors Instagram account.***

One game at a time, both believers battle-cry coming from different ends to start. – Paquito 

Will Lebron and the Cavaliers be Able to Equalize? Here are my Suggestions!

The defending Champs are seemed to be digging almost the same hole in the current NBA Finals  where the Golden State Warriors are leading them at 2 to nothing in the best of seven series heading to the Cleveland Cavaliers home court where many observers say that role players plays their best,… for games 3 and 4 before going back to the Oracle Arena at the Bay Area for Game 5.

The King was never been a disappointment for the last two game loses judging from his latest triple double performance and a better middle game tenacity where the lead was just down to 3,  67 – 64 for the Warriors , but outplayed in that second quarter 30 – 27  in favor of Cavs. They were unable to sustain that momentum and caught flatfooted with the Warriors blazing guns as they unloaded a flurry of treys and open shots off some transition that was too much for them to matched as Lebron James tirelessly fought back without any help from his teammates.

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Unless the supporting crews produce substantial numbers in the stat-sheets thats the only time we can say that the Championship series is not over yet. The likes of Kevin Love, Kyle Kolver , JR Smith and Kyrie Irving must step up in terms of offense and Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Tristan Thompson and Deron Williams should make their turns in defending and sacrificing their bodies to force turnovers which is the missing factor in the past two games. How will Coach Tyrone Lue make adjustments will be seen in the next two games and that is how will they CONSISTENTLY COVER AT THE SAME TIME the threat of outside offense of the Warriors, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.

We wanted to see a close game, a dog-fight… an intense one where the results are being decided in the remaining fraction of a seconds. Will the Cavaliers response with the more challenging and opposing team lead by the trifecta of KD, SC and KT? Will the Cleveland come out with a consistent offense for the first 12 minutes, second 24, third 36 and fourth full quarters 48 minutes of the game and still have an ounce of air for an Overtime if necessary?

That’s one of the key factor here, the Warriors key players have the luxury to grasp for air when needed as the bench players were similarly putting up numbers and help defense whenever the Cavaliers make their run. Does the proper and timely use of time outs spell the same factor, to some experts… YES. The Warriors simply push the red button if needed and that truly made the difference in sustaining the momentum they’ve built and like a piece of lollipop they don’t wanna lose the lead even for a single point, but the dreaded fact is they’re always leading in double figures.

One game at a time here’s what the Cavaliers need to check;

  • Get back Kyrie Irving to play position 1 for Lebron to play SOLID 2.
  • The Kick and Roll thing they’ve done against their previous playoffs opponents must be put into action, where Kevin Love and Kyle Korver becomes open and hit their specialties .
  • Look-out for those in-bound plays and avoid that ugly double screens, thats too amateur and make the complicated play overly complicated.
  • Put somebody to Defend Kevin Durant, so as not to get Lebron James easily tired and out of gas going into the last two quarters of the game where the chips are high.
  • Reactivate JR Smith to his old role, he”s been the weakest link so far. Let him hold the ball during offense to create openings and mismatches for LBJ and KL.
  • Put either of the Jones ( James and Dahntay) to defend alternately the trifecta of the Warriors.
  • Engage the Warriors with a more solid physical game. Man for man.
  • Give Lebron and Kyrie at least 2 minutes rest or 30 seconds per quarter when necessary.
  • Dont let the Warriors lead by double figures going to the last quarter, stay close or at least always on the gas if possible.
  • Match the intensity and speed of the Warriors from both ends of the court, there should be no dull seconds, this is a Championship series.

consistency is the key and play with the same intensity for the four full quarters to win the game.

Hey, you’re the Defending Champs here SO PLAY LIKE ONE, thats the reason why the Golden Sate Warriors are leading the series because they’re defensively ready to take or to challenge every attempt the Cavaliers made from the parking lot to the inside paint area without thinking of being fouled out and unable to finish the game. That’s a character that really spells the difference … for now.

Champions must always be ready to defend to retain the crown. – Paquito

Ring or Bust for KD

May 30, 2017 – Manila, Philippines

The defending champion are the underdog believe it or not and it’s not because they’re a low-caliber team but because of the strategy they’ve made going into the championship series for the third time versus its old nemesis. A lot of questions linger in the air as it is not the real story but one thing is for sure to happen, a marquee player who’ve decided to change team is now in the big dance that is no other than Kevin Durant. Some said it caused a lot of imbalance to most of the team around them even if he decided to go to the other fence which is the East, but that’s history now and let’s look forward to those “imbalance” they’re taking about that even your blogger is quite unsure if there really is an efffect to its opponent especially if the guy leading that team is “The King” Lebron James.

I’m a bit excited seeing this two team clash in Game 1 till 5, which is after they’ve used the homecourt advantage and going by the distance which am sure is one of the catalyst to win the Larry O’Brien trophy. How will Tristan Thompson defend Javale McGee is just one of the proverbial story we should be looking for. What defense and offense will the Golden State Warriors gonna use to hold Kyrie Irving on-check to destabilize the strong run and gun play of the Cavaliers? Will KD go head to head with Lebron James and vice versa? Can JR Smith still plays big with a taller GSW defense?

As Lebron James asked for a backup guard that was answered by the addition of veteran Deron Williams, it will be difficult for him to stay on the course with younger guys of the Warriors ? The preparation of both teams made from the off season will not be that significant with the Cavaliers side unlike with the Warriors they got an MVP rated player who has one mission which is to win a championship. And KD is somehow on the right time and the right place as the trek to the peak is done and the only thing that is now difficult to achieve is to remain on that peak but not after facing the fiery scorching and thunder of Lebron James and company’s armored fortress.

Will KD get the first ring he was chasing with the Splash brothers and McGee after the series ? Or Lebron James will continue to cement his greatness in the NBA? Your comments please ….

The ball bounce whenever it touch the floor, players palm, board and rim… that’s a lot of odd for a single basket. The same odd to win a Championship with a great opponent. – Paquito

Great Games is best with Great Pizza, the 2016 NBA Finals 

The hall is full and the customers come in throngs to witness the epic battle of the super storied 2016 NBA Finals of the defending champion Golden State Warriors fighting for their second attempt to close out the series and finally raised the Larry O’ Brien hardware clad in golden metal that weighs more than a first five could carry and earned the Championship-Rings that’s been given during the first new season games in front of more than 20+ thousand roaring fans. And I place my order of the New Breakfast Sausage Pizza and a refillable Cafe Americano to enjoy good food and an exciting game.

NBA fans around the world are in for a historic game since the Cleveland Cavaliers are aiming to be the first team to reverse a 1-3 series to become a champion for their first ever crown in the league. Odds is on their side as game 6 is being played at the Quicken Loans Arena their home court and will try to be on it at the Golden State Warriors Oracle Arena in Oakland California this coming Saturday American time and Sunday local time. It’s a heart attack titular series as some describes it since miracle after miracle are happening and records are continuously broken from highs and lows including the 0-9 field game of the Golden State Warriors.

End of First quarter had the cavaliers lead by 20 at 31-11, the Warriors maintain composure and close the second below 16 at 59-43 for the Cavs with the slimmest lead of the Cavs by 8 middle of the second quarter. Le Bron James continue to muscle and dominate the game for his team until Klay Thompson scored back to back triples and a strong drive for an 8 points that cut the deficit of Cavs down to single digit at 9 closing the 36 minutes of the game with a score of 80-71.

Le Bron James scored 41 points and JR Smith hit treys to ride a game on a 16 point lead after Stephen Curry’s 6th and final foul to leave the game with a technical with under 5 minutes of the last quarter and followed by a charging foul called on the other half of the Splash Brother Klay Thompson. Second stringers finished the game with a 14 points win for the Cleveland Cavaliers and even the series at 3 games a piece. Final score 115-101.

Game 7 is a battle for all the marbles and what an experience it is to witness it in one of the best pizza parlor in town the Shakeys Pizza Parlor Tomas Morato branch open for 24 hours assured the NBA fans to watch it in their big screens while enjoying their best sellers of pizzas and pastas served by a group of smiling crews led by their store manager Ms Hershey Ebalo and her staffs namely Joshua, Love Joy, Awhile, Jepoy and the guard-on-duty Maglauan. The restaurant offers you not only good food service but also great parking and of course the Patron like seat ambience of any of the Quicken Loans and Oracle Arena inside with big and clear sound television screens. With the intense game you’ll be drinking your bottomless drinks and have an occasional trip to their clean and nearly maintained rest rooms.

I can’t wait to see and be a part of the historic 2016 NBA Finals this coming Monday local time at 9am and sip the Fresh Shakeys Ground Coffee with Mojos and fresh garden salad to enjoy the scene of both worlds of sports and food. You can visit Shakeys Tomas Morato branch located at the corners of Morato and Scout Rallos streets or you may contact them for a home delivery at tomasmorato@shakeys.biz or simply dial 77-777 .