Author: Heather Curtis

The reason why more than half of NBA players went bankrupt (Part 1)

Many American Basketball Players (NBA) soon became a millionaire at a very young age. However, most of the quickly went bankrupt after retirement because of the wrong decision.

According to Sports Illustrated, 60% of NBA players go bankrupt within 5 years of retirement. This is a shocking figure for basketball fans to know that the NBA is the highest paid sports tournament in the world.

Allen Iverson and Antoine Walker are the two most famous cases of bankruptcy quickly after retirement, despite making hundreds of millions of dollars in their careers. While Walker spends a lot of time talking to the younger generation about his mistakes, Iverson is saving money every year from the shoe deal he signed with Reebok.

Antoine Walker was a good player and made more than $ 100 million in his career, but he quickly went bankrupt after retirement because of unreasonable spending decisions.

Spending extravagance

Most basketball players before they go to the NBA spend their days in unpaid high school and college. The high school basketball system rules and the NCAA Division 1 (the highest ranked student basketball tournament in the US) do not allow players to receive payouts while playing.

In 2020, the NBA G-League (the lower division of the NBA) will allow teams to recruit excellent talent in high school. In addition, leaving the United States to compete professionally after high school is also selected by some players. However, this option brings a lot of risks and not too many salty players.

Playing in the NBA turns many players from nothing into a millionaire at a very young age. According to the Basketball Reference, the average salary of players playing in the NBA is nearly 7 million USD / year.

The players also quickly became bogged down when they suddenly had a large amount of money. They use the money they earn to satisfy their personal needs or to take care of family and friends. Players tend to spend a lot of money on supercars, expensive jewelry and flowerbeds in the United States.

They are even willing to use their money to buy houses and other expensive assets for friends or relatives. Unfortunately, it is this that makes many players infected with playboy habits and not thinking about the future. Sadly, the number of such players accounts for more than half of the NBA.

Top 10 NBA basketball players in the Playoffs this season (Part 3)

Here is the rest of the list of top 10 NBA basketball players in the Playoffs this season.

7. Kevin Durant

With Curry having to leave the game due to injury, Durant is very good at playing the main role of Warriors. He just scored 38 points in game 4 with the Pelicans to bring an important victory for Warriors.

Curry’s return brings more diversity to Warriors’ attacking tactics, but Durant will still be an abundant source of scores for the team in any tactic with the best 1-1 fighting ability currently available. now in the NBA.

8. Clint Capela

Houston Rockets’ star defender duo will not be able to play effectively If there are no cleaners laps in Clint Capela. He played more and more progressive and made very important contributions at Rockets Playoffs this year.

He is a reliable defensive prop with his excellent rebound and block ability. In the first round, it was Capela who completely froze the Timberwolves star Karl-Anthony Towns in the next round.

9. Terry Rozier

Many people think this year’s Celtics season is over when Kyrie Irving is injured. However, Terry Rozier rekindled his hopes of playing an impressive stuntman. He is leading the Celtics in terms of points scored and assists and 3-point throwing efficiency over 40%.

He took a very good role of leading the ball to coordinate the game instead of Irving when he only lost the ball 14 times and had 67 assists in the Playoffs this year. 

10. Rudy Gobert

Utah Jazz made the best offensive team at the Regular Season Houston Rockets only hit an attack score of 108.9 after 4 games against them. This is 5.9 points lower than the Regular Season of the Rockets and 8.0 points lower than the first round when the Rockets confront the Timberwolves.

In round 1, Utah Jazz also made OKC attack index lower than 6.6 points compared to themselves in the Regular Season. Good defensive record of Jazz against strong opponents with the great contribution of Rudy Gobert. The ability to defend from the area under the basket to the round of 3 points, catching the ball and turning the table well are the strongest points of this French striker.

What makes the NBA 2019-2020 the most memorable season in history?

Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the NBA season 2019-2020 saw many other bad things happen. For the orange ball fans, this is probably the most unforgettable season in history.

The Covid-19 pandemic is still raging and sweeping, causing many sporting events across the five continents to be severely affected. The NBA is also struggling due to the Covid-19 pandemic after the case of Rudy Gobert.

As the largest basketball tournament on the planet, the NBA does not escape the storm. Cases of positive for the first new strain of Corona virus were discovered, two stars of Utah Jazz, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.

According to the latest share of President Adam Silver in an interview with TNT’s Inside the NBA at 7:30 am on March 13 (Vietnam time), the tournament is likely to be delayed for 30 days. If after one month, the Covid-19 epidemic is still out of control, the NBA will consider continuing the suspension.

This disruption is likely to cost the tournament hundreds of millions of dollars. But that’s not the only factor that made fans comment that 2019-2020 is the most unforgettable season in NBA history.

On October 4, 2019, Houston Rockets expert president Daryl Morey posted a picture with a description of support for Hong Kong (China). In the following weeks, Chinese sponsors and partners, including television, severed ties with the Houston Rockets and NBA clubs. This not only caused Houston Rockets, but also the NBA suffered a lot, estimated to be tens of millions of dollars.

On January 1, 2020, when the whole world rejoiced to welcome the new year, the NBA welcomed the sad news again. Former association chairman, David Stern, died at age 77 of a brain haemorrhage. Over 30 years working for the NBA, Mr. Stern was the one who changed the entire history of the tournament.

It can be said that without this man, the NBA would not have been today. Under his reign, the NBA’s television revenue increased 40 times and the average salary of the players also increased from $ 250,000 to $ 5 million per year. Along with that, he founded WNBA in 1997 and has become the top basketball tournament for female players ever since.

Top 10 NBA basketball players in the Playoffs this season (Part 2)

In this part, let’s continue the list of top 10 NBA basketball players in the Playoffs this season!

4. Giannis Antetokounmpo

Antetokounmpo is the only player who is not with his team in the second round, worthy of being on this list. He excelled in the first round when Bucks faced the Celtics and made the Celtics only able to win tickets to the semi-finals in Game 7.

Antetokounmpo is a comprehensive player when he is both a main point player and a player with very good defensive skills. He leads Bucks on all four stats: points, assists, rebounds and steals.

5. Draymond Green

While Stephen Curry was out of action in the first matches of the Playoffs because of injury, Kevin Durant was the main scorer for Warriors and Green showed his overall integrity when he took the lead in all the remaining games. again.

He leads Warriors in terms of rebound (11.2 rebound per match), assists (9 assists per match), steal (1.7 steal per game) and block (1.2 blocks per game). Green is the most important defender of the Warriors, and is also a voice on the pitch to connect the team members. He is the Warriors MVP at the Playoffs round up to this point.

6. Al Horford

Kyrie Irving had to leave the season due to injury, Al Horford successfully led the responsibility to lead the young Celtics players in the Playoffs this time.

In round 1, the ability to play comprehensively in both the defense and the defense of Horford is the foundation for the Celtics to win hard against Bucks. In round 2, Horford continued to be very effective in defending the number 1 star of Sixers Joel Embiid.

There are not too many beautiful balls and beautiful play like the other stars, but the quiet and effective contribution of Horford is the most important factor for Celtic to approach the Eastern finals this year.

Steve Kerr consider the 2019-20 NBA season to be over

Basketball coach Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors say that they did not imply that the 2019-20 season will not return. However, the results were not so good that led the team management to look forward to the future.

After the Golden State Warriors were swept away by a traumatic storm during the 2019-20 season, coach Steve Kerr watched helplessly as his team plummeted to the bottom in both the Western rankings and among the 30 NBA teams.

Now that the tournament organizers are working on ways to get the basketball back, the 54-year-old American captain confirms that Warriors are likely to have abandoned the 2019-20 season. At the direction of the coaching staff, every member of Golden State has entered the offseason to prepare the first preparations for the following season.

To avoid misleading, coach Steve Kerr added that he did not imply that the 2019-20 season will not return. The above instructions are circulated internally and we will strictly abide by the rules of the tournament if the matches are held again.

This season seems to be over for coach Steve Kerr and Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors currently have a record of 15 victories and 50 defeats, an achievement that would certainly make Stephen Curry and his teammates miss the Playoffs round if the tournament is held again. This result makes the decision of the Warriors leadership more sensible as they want to give up this season as soon as possible.

“We are still ready for the tournament to come back and the team will play a few matches. But with the team’s performance not so bright, it will be better if we look to the future,” said coach Steve Kerr. “Either way, our influence doesn’t mean much to the common ground this season.”

Top 10 NBA basketball players in the Playoffs this season (Part 1)

NBA Playoffs this season is gradually coming to an end. Cleveland Cavaliers and Houston Rockets were the first two teams to win tickets to play in the regional finals. Let’s see which stars are showing themselves at this year’s Playoffs.

1. LeBron James

There is no question that James is at the top of this list. Without the numbers, this year’s Playoffs can see that ‘the King’ is the most outstanding player. The leading number of points scored with an average of 34.3 points per game at this year’s Playoffs shows how well James is carrying the Cavaliers.

In the most important moments of the match, James is always the name that knows how to speak. The two buzzer beaters that brought 2 decisive victories are the clearest evidence. This shows that the bravery and experience of James is really extremely respectable.

Defeating Raptors, the No. 1 Eastern seed team easily made James’s achievement table even more brilliant. It was James’s high form that made the Cavaliers the first team to advance to the regional finals.

2. James Harden

James Harden continued to maintain a good performance from the Regular Season to become a major factor in helping Rockets succeed in the Playoffs. He is leading the Rockets in both points scored and assists in this round. He is also in the top 4 players scoring the most average per match, only behind LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook with 28.5 points per match.

Although facing the team with the highest rated player in the NBA this year, Utah Jazz in the semi-finals, but the Rockets with the guidance of Harden still have no difficulty beating this opponent with a score of 4- first. Now the remaining frontier gate in their final will most likely be the No. 1 opponent they aim to defeat this season – defending champion Golden State Warriors in the Western finals.

3. Anthony Davis

After a brilliant performance with the Pelicans to beat the Blazers 4-0, Davis continued to play well in the semi-finals although his team faced the No. 1 candidate for the Golden State championship. Warriors and Davis were followed closely by the candidate for the best player of the Draymond Green season.

He is second only to LeBron James in terms of scoring ability with an average of 29.6 points per game. He also ranked 2nd in terms of rebound ability with 12.8 rebounds per match and 3rd in block ability with 2.3 blocks per match.

American basketball is determined to win the Olympic Games (Part 2)

Looking at the list of US squads, James, Curry, Anthony Davis, Leonard, Damian Lillard, Durant (if recovering from injury) are almost certainly in the first team. Other prominent stars like Kyrie Irving, Jimmy Butler, Russell Westbrook, Chris Paul, Paul George, Bradley Beal need to prove they are suitable in the way of playing the coach of Popovich.

ESPN mapped out the perfect team with Curry, Harden, James, Leonard and Davis. A fan commented: “It is impossible to imagine how strong these 5 players will be together.” This squad can be seen as a measure of the standards in modern basketball, from the ability to throw three points, break into the basket, play strength and organize defense.

Besides the “witch” of Popovich, the US captain seat also has Steve Kerr, the other talented coach of the Golden Stade Warriors. The US team brought to Japan true “heroic, strong” in basketball and the collective is obscuring the rest.

Who can challenge the US team?

The NBA basketball tournament is witnessing the rise of many non-US stars. From Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Nikola Jovic, Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons. However, these stars are scattered among many teams, basketball is not just a game of one person and it is difficult to challenge the US team. Comprehensive, in-depth squad.

Antetokounmpo is the reigning MVP of the NBA, possessing quality of play that makes James and Leonard afraid. The player who is dubbed the “Greek God” will carry his teammates who are not equal to him. Like Antetokoumpo, Simmons must hold many responsibilities in Australia, similar to rising star Luka Doncic in Slovenia.

Spain, the 2019 World Cup basketball champion, is the most American opponent to be wary of. Spain has Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol, 2 stars in the NBA. A number of ACB’s players (Spanish basketball league), such as Pau Ribas, Rudy Fernandez, have good quality. The USA and Spain have each played a dramatic final at the 2008 Olympic Games.

In the last Olympics, the US team met Serbia in the final and won quite easily. After 4 years, Basketball Serbia maintains the momentum of development, continues to be among the champion candidates.

The billion-dollar tournament is about to lose $ 700 million due to Covid-19

NBA tournament has discovered many new cases of Covid-19 virus.

Kevin Durant, superstar of the Brooklyn Nets Club and a former Best Player (MVP) of the American NBA professional basketball, announced his positive for Covid-19 virus along with three other teammates. He became one of the latest virus infections of this tournament.

The NBA was suspended indefinitely after the incident of Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert infected with the Covid-19 virus. There have been new cases of infection in the tournament and it is worrying that even non-players can be contagious despite being in a quarantine state before.

Durant was absent from the NBA/20/20 season due to a serious injury and he occasionally appeared in Nets matches as spectators, sitting on the team’s bench to cheer for his team-mates. The last match Nets played was against Los Angeles Lakers on 10/3.

Durant said he is currently in good health and no signs of virus infection. “Everyone should be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We will soon overcome this pandemic” – Durant wrote for The Athletic.

Currently the Brooklyn Nets Club has not disclosed the names of three Durant teammates who were positive for the virus. Nets is urgently informing those who have contact with them to quarantine and contact health organizations for assistance.

The fact that Nets had 4 people infected with the virus and the last match was against the Lakers made the public worried that the Lakers also had the infected person, most notably the two stars LeBron James & Anthony Davis.

Currently in the NBA, there have been three players infected with the virus, including Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell of Utah Jazz and Christian Wood of Detroit Pistons. US media said if the tournament found new positive cases in the coming days, the season could be canceled and the NBA risked 700 million dollars in television rights.

American basketball is determined to win the Olympic Games (Part 1)

With 44 stars summoned for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, the US basketball team can be divided into 4 squads that can beat all in the race to win the prestigious gold medal.

The Athletic used the phrase “destroy” to talk about the list of 44 stars filled by coach Gregg Popovich in the preliminary list of the Tokyo Olympic Games, men’s basketball. The brightest faces at the American Professional Basketball League (NBA) have appeared, even superstar Kevin Durant who has not recovered from injury still has a name.

The United States failed to make a decent defeat at the 2019 Basketball World Cup, but it was an all-star superstar tournament that did not appear. LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, Stephen Curry and James Harden all agreed to return for the colors of the shirt, and the US team carried out a vengeance at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

Coach Popovich will be the most headache, because all 44 players are at a high level, but he only picked the last 11.

USA has superior strength compared to the rest

With basketball, Americans are always No. 1, even far behind the rest of growth. They own the NBA tournament, with a rules that are completely different from the rules of the World Basketball Federation, from the number of minutes of each inning more (12 compared to 10), larger pitch sizes and countless rules only available at flag country. NBA is just a league of a country, but is considered by the world as the center of basketball. Every basketball player yearns to come to America.

American basketball background undergoes dozens of years of development, methodically operating at each level. From school basketball, high school, college and NBA is the last stop. That is why Americans always produce the best basketball players, both physically and skillfully. Not only do they have one or two, they have multiple squads that can beat the rest.

The dominance of the US team at the Olympic playground was shown through 15 gold medals in 18 Olympic periods. Looking to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the teachers and coaches of Popovich have many goals to win the gold medal.

LeBron James and Kawhi Leonard have the highest level of basketball nowadays

The Olympic gold medal of Tokyo is also a gift that the fans want LeBron James and his teammates to give to the legendary Kobe Bryant. This may be the last Olympic tournament LeBron James has fought in the most prestigious tournament for team level.

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