Recap of 2012-2013 Season

Posted: 2013/09/07 in News

2012-13 NBA Season Summary

 

League Champion: Miami Heat

Most Valuable Player: LeBron James (26.8/8.0/7.3)

Rookie of the Year: Damian Lillard (19.0/3.1/6.5)

PPG Leader: Carmelo Anthony (28.7)
RPG Leader: Dwight Howard (12.4)
APG Leader: Rajon Rondo (11.1)
WS Leader: LeBron James (19.3)

The 2012-13 NBA Season Summary was great because we saw a big rookie with Damian Lillard for Portland, but now we want to see a new Champion as Miami Heat won two times in a row ! Which team will be the first to top Miami in PO ? Spurs, Indiana, Brooklyn … An other story is going to be written !

The website www.iamballer.com had celebrated its launch on June 30th 2013, and invites you into its Basketball Freestyle world!

What is Basketball Freestyle ?

Simply free expression with a basketball, giving birth to the craziest combos! Freestylers invente original moves day by day, improve performance and even create characters! This interactive discipline has the advantage of touching the spectators because it is a balance between art and sport, between style and performance.

You can see today, acrobatics, dance, choreographies with balls of the futuristic design. colorful and even class. On all kind of places and any location, the freestylers express themselves through videos, meetings, competitions and artistic shows, this discipline has gone from strength to strength in recent years at the internationalscale !

All about Basketball Freestyle

IamBaller offers you to discover the discipline and learn the moves through tutorials, but also to follow the latest news, as well as to discover the discipline actors, several groups and their stories in several different countries. Videos are available with reports, concept videos or crazy actions mix!

Basketball player or not? So what?

Even though you are not skilled in basketball, you can learn Freestyle moves to share an expertise and meet beautiful people, or even to simply impress your friends! Then, why not becoming one day a champion with the unique style, this discipline requires only a ball and imagination… The basketball players, can improve their ball touch and bluff their Defender, finally we have all to gain !

The most spectacular Competitions !

IamBaller is developing competitions and support several of them in the world! Summaries, videos and announcements will be made regularly on the website. Mainly in the form of battle* with judges, it is interesting to see several styles to confront, with competitors coming up with new gestures to win the competition!

** Battle : Theatrical confrontation between two persons or two groups running each turn a passage trying to do better than the opponent(s). The judges determine who made the best performance.

A Dream Team

IamBaller has representatives of the highest level, the “IamBaller All stars” from France to Japan via Africa and the rest of the world. They carry the message of the Ballers.

Are you a Baller ?

The basic principle of the Ballers is human sharing, with a know-how and a smile you can speak all the languages of the world!

Freestyle can create ties and make you live unforgettable moments, as you may make live to others! This is why the Ballers are involved in the humanitarian issues by going to hospitals and victims of Fukushima plant, to share a good moment and Marvel humbly several people. Be a baller is also a fight against yourself, with just a ball you can teach skills and create something unique. We learn to be better and to share it. It does not necessarily need to be Freestyler to adopt the philosophy. IamBaller was founded to promote this message.

Special Thanks to @MoveMasta

Sources : www.iamballer.com

IAMBALLER – THE INTRODUCTION

Dwayne Wade is the icon of Miami Heat

Posted: 2013/07/04 in News
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The Miami Heat came into existence as part of a four-team expansion approved by the NBA in April 1987, an expansion that saw the Heat and the Charlotte Hornets join the league in 1988, followed by the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Orlando Magic a year later. Dwayne Wade stays for me the best player of Miami Heat as he was so present to lift South Beach to win 3 championships. And you what’s your opinion ?

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Shooting Guard: Dwyane Wade (2003-present)

Haslem and Wade are the only two players to be part of all three championship teams in Miami. What a big accomplishment !

The Miami Heat took Dwyane Wade with the fifth overall pick in one of the most talent-rich drafts in NBA history, the loaded 2003 draft, and it didn’t take long for the former Marquette star to become the face of the franchise.

Wade was elected NBA Finals MVP in 2006 after leading the Heat to their first championship, averaging 34.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 2.7 steals and one block per game in Miami’s six-game victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Wade has been named an All-Star nine times in his 10 years with the Heat and is an eight-time All-NBA selection, including first-team berths in 2008-09 and 2009-10. He is also a three-time All-Defensive team pick and was MVP of the 2010 All-Star Game.

Wade led the NBA in scoring in 2008-09 and in player efficiency rating in 2006-07. In his career, he has averaged 24.7 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game.

Wade is the leading scorer in franchise history with 16,453 points and also is the franchise leader with 4,409 assists and 1,183 steals, ranks second with 667 blocks and 665 games and fourth with 3,364 rebounds. He is also the franchise leader with 1.8 steals per game, while his 24.7 points per game is second, his 6.1 assists per game is fourth and his 1.0 blocked shot per game is eighth. He also leads the franchise with 99.9 win shares.

Wade’s 2,386 points, 30.2 points per game, 173 steals and 2.2 steals per game in 2008-09 are all franchise single-season marks.

Here are some of Wade’s highlights from the 2006 NBA Finals: What a terrific final for him !

Wade is signed with Miami through the 2014-15 season with a player option for 2015-16, but does have an early termination option after the 2013-14 season.

When: Game 4 vs. the Memphis Grizzlies, Western Conference Semifinals

Stat of the line: 37 units, 6 assists and 4 rebounds

After a poor first half in which he scored 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field, Parker came out firing in the third act, making six of his seven shots and finishing with 14 points in the quarter. While Games 2 and 3 of the series were decided in overtime, Parker took it upon himself to make sure that 48 minutes were all that would be needed in Game 4 by scoring 11 points in the fourth quarter to finish the sweep. Parker is the right man in the right place. He was better than Conley in the Final of The West Conference. Pretty good , very efficient with his runs.

Parker has scored at least 30 points in 15 of his 166 career playoff games and this 37 point performance would be good for his fourth highest scoring game in the playoffs.

This game, for Tony Parker, wasn’t defined by big dunks or a flurry of 3-pointers. In fact, the engine behind Parker’s playoff performance is his offensive efficiency. His capacity to be such efficient is very good for Spurs. They can rely on him during a whole post season. Parker needs to be more highlighted.

Tony Parker’s 37 points with a .714 field-goal percentage marked the first time since 2009 that a guard has scored at least 35 points while shooting better than 70 percent in the playoffs. The last guard to do it? Tony Parker himself. Spurs is the perfect team to show the power of Parker.

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Hey dude, What do you want ? Today , I found for you a special guy who is able to run the floor like nobody in the league. 

He’s the fastest player in the NBA with the ball, according to NBA cameras that evaluate speed. He was measured at 20.9 MPH, which was the best out of anyone ! Not enough for you ? I let you guard Parker on the court  ! Good luck ! I hope you are ready to make your heart and your mind run ! The show must go on !

Point Guard: Tony Parker (2001-present)

Born in Belgium and toughly raised in France by his american father, Parker came to the Spurs as the 28th overall pick in the 2001 draft. It was a special gift for the serious coach Pop. Tony Parker , Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili represent one of the best trio of the league despite their advanced ages.  Parker has a fabulous career with the spurs which adpoted the french touch.

Parker has been part of three championship rings in San Antonio and is a five-time NBA All-Star who was named MVP of the NBA Finals in 2007. What a phenomenal career for the french boy !

Parker is a remarkably efficient competitor, shooting 49.4 percent in his career and averaging 17.1 points and six assists per game. In his 12-year career Parker connected 14,917 points, logged 5,247 assists and recorded a PER of 19.1.

The assist total is tops in franchise history and the points rank him fourth. With 836 steals, Parker ranks seventh on the franchise’s all-time list and he is fourth with 872 games and 28,688 minutes.

Here’s what Parker has done for Spurs and for your eyes, as in his top 10 plays from 2012-13.

George Hill, Indiana Pacers

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George Hill was the clearly the factor X  for the  heavy Indiana Pacers. (NBA.com photo)

Hill unfortunately missed the Game 5 of the series with a bad concussion and his absence was conspicuous. Without Hill to run the point, Indiana turned the ball over 19 times and shot just 36.2 percent in a 10-point loss that forced the series back to Indianapolis for Game 6.

Hill returned for Game 6 and the turnover count dropped to nine, with just one of them coming in the second half, and the Pacers were able to withstand a sizzling second-half run by the Knicks to close out the series. 11-2 to close out well the series. We need to thank every Pacers who had solid performances during the span.

It’s not as if Hill’s numbers in the series were dazzling—16.2 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game in the five games he played on just 36.8 percent shooting (25-for-68). But the advanced numbers tell a big story. Hill had an offensive rating (ORtg, points per 100 possessions), of 106 and a defensive rating of 97.1—that 8.9 differential was far and away the best among Indiana’s balanced starting five. What a player to help his team to destroy Knicks ! The balanced starter was the key factor !

The game of his life

Hill was especially tough in Indiana’s Game 4 win, with 26 units.

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The reigning  MVP LeBron James had a fast start in the NBA playoffs in 2013. His team was so good to trounce the lowly Bucks !

Check out my standing : The Top 3 of best players are :

3. Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony got the Knicks out of the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2000. He did what he does best which is score. He averaged over 29 points a game in the series win over the Celtics. His shooting abilities sometimes annoy me as he takes to many shoots.

Anthony, who only got out of the first round once with the Nuggets, shot under 40 percent but was still the best value in the series. Anthony will face a  new and tough challenge in the next round against the defensive minded Pacers. Defense !

2. LeBron James, Miami Heat

The MVP of the league has played like it in the playoffs. LeBron James and the Miami Heat swept the Bucks .  James does everything on the court . He has averaged 24.8 units with eight rebounds and six assists a game in the series. Bucks had no chance to defeat Heat !

In my eyes, James is the best all-around player in the league and looks to be on the verge of another NBA trophy. I love watching LeBron James ! He is a cyborg !

1. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

Stephen Curry was the super star of the Warriors 4-2 series win over the Denver Nuggets. He averaged 24.3 points a game during the series and also dished out 9.3 assists. His shooting numbers were also off the chart as he shot 43 percent from behind the arc. He connected also 23 pointers ( 14 at home ) to ruin Denver’s hopes. I  really love watching Curry. G.Karl must be in the dumps after that upset !

Curry, who was already a good player in the NBA, established himself as a superstar in the playoffs. If he gets hot in the next round, the Spurs could have some trouble. Pop is not afraid of his impact but he has surely prepared a system to limit him ! Spurs are here to stop the Californian dream !

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