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- WE LEARNED…THE NBA HALL OF FAME CANDIDATES
A handful of my favourite players ever received the highest basketball honour possible last week. 2x MVP Steve Nash, 2x NBA champion Ray Allen, 7x All-Star Grant Hill and 10x All-Star Jason Kidd headlined another epic Hall of Fame class that included Maurice Cheeks, Tina Thompson and Charles “Lefty” Driesell
- WE LEARNED…RONALDO CONTINUES TO WOW
ANYONE of my readers who knows me personally knows that I’m not a huge soccer (not football, EVER) fan. That doesn’t mean that what Ronaldo did against Juventus didn’t impress me. YouTube is failing to deliver a quality video, but you can find one on the SBF social media’s. In the meantime…
- WE LEARNED…THE WINNERS OF THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
I have already talked about the men’s National Championship game that saw Villanova claim their second title in three years, but let’s turn our attention to the women’s Final Four quickly. After hitting a clutch basketball to knock off the previously undefeated UConn Huskies in the Final Four, Arike Ogunbowale saved her best performance for the title game. The Fighting Irish junior had the ball in her hands with the score deadlocked at 58 and she dropped an off-balance 3-pointer as the buzzer sounded to record an infamous win in Notre Dame history. You’ll remember her name now.
- WE LEARNED…LEBRON OVERTAKES MJ
THINK about what you were doing in 2007. A lot has happened in those 11 years, but one thing has remained constant. For 867 consecutive games, LeBron James has scored in double digits overtaking the previous record of 866 set by Michael Jordan. This record doesn’t take playoff performances into account, however, there’s no denying that the consistency of James is unlike anything we have ever seen in the sport before.
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- WE LEARNED…BRANDIN COOKS IS ON THE MOVE
BILL Belichick has been revered for being one step ahead of his competition for years. Yesterday he made a move that set him up for sustained future success, trading Brandin Cooks away to the Los Angeles Rams after just one season in Foxborough. They received the 23rd overall pick in return as well as a 6th round (No. 198) pick while LA received the Patriots 4th rounder (No. 136) as well in the deal. The trade leaves Belichick with two firsts and two seconds in June’s upcoming draft.
- WE LEARNED…BASEBALL IS BACK
A HUGE first week of MLB baseball already delivered some awesome games and memorable at-bats. The Nationals, Astros and Red Sox have all started hot, with Giancarlo Stanton starting his Yankee career on the right foot, crushing a homer in his first at-bat. He wasn’t the only one with two-way Japanese star Shohei Ohtani clearing the wall in his first at-bat in Anaheim.
- WE LEARNED…KAT GOES OFF FOR 56
IT did come against the Hawks but anytime someone drops 56 points, they deserve a mention. The new Minnesota Timberwolves franchise record for the most points in a game came from Karl-Anthony Towns last Wednesday night as he hit six 3’s and dominated Atlanta by adding 15 boards. The future of the big man is bright in the NBA.