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LIST: 5 things to know about Brooklyn Beckham

MANILA, Philippines — With parents like Posh Spice /fashion designer Victoria Adams and soccer superstar David Beckham, two of the biggest names in celebrity.....»»

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Dubs crush Cavs in clash of heavyweights

The results: Golden State 118, Cleveland 108; LA Clippers 113, Houston 102; Indiana 109, Utah 94; Oklahoma City 95, Sacramento 88; Memphis 123, LA Lakers 114; Atlanta 102, San Antonio 99; New York 119, Brooklyn 104; Chicago 119, Miami 111; Milwaukee 104, Washington 95; Philadelphia 117, Toronto 111; Charlotte 118,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2018Related News

Warriors keep evolving in rivalry with Cavs

By Steve Aschburner, NBA.com CLEVELAND -- You might expect, given the familiarity from what’s gone on for four years now, that the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers have worked up some serious mutual contempt. They both covet what the other wants -- in fact, the Warriors or the Cavs could make a persuasive case that, if not for the other guys, one already would have notched a three-peat and be chasing Bill Russell’s Celtics in pursuit of a fourth consecutive championship. They both have poured buckets of blood, sweat, tears, money, Gatorade and offseason counter moves into their nouveau NBA rivalry. And they both, well, as Golden State coach Steve Kerr phrased it to the San Jose Mercury News Sunday (Monday, PHL time), “We just want to kick each other’s ass.” And yet the Warriors and the Cavaliers -- who play again Monday (Tuesday, PHL time) at Quicken Loans Arena in the NBA’s prime-time MLK showdown -- have more in common with each other than they do with any of the league’s other 28 teams. Playing 100 games or so every year. Locking in mentally and surviving physically longer than anyone else. Showing up each night targeted as a measuring stick, even a season maker, by the opponents. While trying like heck to keep things fresh. Renew. Find and tap into a new source of energy, because old ones wane over time. “It’s the biggest challenge of this whole season,” Kerr told NBA.com late last week, with the Warriors starting a back-to-back in Milwaukee and Toronto on their way back to The Land. Even if it were possible -- and it realistically is not, given free agency, injuries, trades, the salary cap, luxury taxes, hirings and firings each NBA offseason -- playing a pat hand from one championship-level season to the next isn’t desirable. Voices, locker rooms, relationships get stale. Rivals adjust and escalate in the arms race. Some players ebb in the pecking order, others flow. It’s important to inject new faces, add skills and even find fresh themes to fend off monotony, even boredom, through the 82-game slogs. The Warriors, in winning 20 of 23 games over the past seven weeks, largely have managed to do that. The Cavaliers, at 26-15 after 2-7 stretch that started at Golden State on Christmas (Dec. 26, PHL time)? Not so much. Golden State shifts gears after each season It’s easy to think of Golden State’s success since Kerr’s hiring before the 2014-15 season as one uninterrupted run of excellence. Three-pointers, “death lineups,” and the rest. But the differences from one year to the next have been fairly pronounced. “In Year 1, we were trying to prove ourselves to the world,” Kerr said. “Then we win the championship -- it was all so fresh. There were no letdowns at all that year. It was the most exciting, it was the most energized, it was the most refreshing. It was brand new to all of us. It felt like we were riding this wave all year -- we were all giddy, like, ‘Oh my God, we’re really good!’ We didn’t know we could be like that. And for me, it was my first year coaching.” Steph Curry won his first MVP award. He and Klay Thompson generated considerable conversation about the best shooting backcourts in league history. Draymond Green forever changed the old NBA notion of “’tweeners.” The Warriors finished 67-15, ranked second in the league in offense (111.6) and first in defense (101.4) and beat Cleveland in the Finals in six games. “It was maybe like the first stages when you fall in love,” Kerr said. “You’re just on Cloud 9 and she can’t do anything wrong. There’s infatuation and then you truly fall in love, and it’s amazing. “The second year, we sort of rode that wave of euphoria of being the best team in the league and having won the title. The next thing you know, we’re 24-0 and we’ve got a chance to set an all-time record. That 73-win mark carried us all year. We were going to prove that, not only were we the champs but we were one of the best teams ever.” The Warriors were -- by regular season standards. Curry won his second MVP award. Kerr missed the first 43 games due to health issues but assistant coach Luke Walton steered them to a 39-4 mark. They bought into the chase for 73 victories fairly late, but instead of a 16-5 playoff run like the previous spring’s, the Warriors went 15-9 -- coming up one victory short when the Cavaliers became the first team to claw back from a 3-1 deficit. That led directly to Golden State’s next new wrinkle, a reconfiguration that came close to buckling the league’s knees. “We got KD,” Kerr said. “Now we’re changing our team, right? Last year was about incorporating KD, welcoming this incredible player into our organization and our roster. Figuring how to do it, how we were going to adjust. I felt like there were times last year that were tiring, where our guys were done a little bit. But it was ‘new’ again.” Even the challenges were fresh, like counting Curry’s or Klay Thompson’s touches relative to Durant’s or closing ranks around Golden State’s thin man as his reputation took blows for the first time in his NBA career. Not interested in shooting for 74 victories, the Warriors simply took care of business and stayed coiled for the postseason. Then it was a 16-1 dash to title No. 2, Durant snagging the Finals MVP trophy after the five-game dispatching of the Cavs. All of which just set the Warriors’ bar higher, requiring them to search for something new, somebody borrowed, presumably nothing blue. “This year it’s just survive and advance,” Kerr said. “It’s ‘let’s get to April, May, June in one piece.’ There’s a reason we’ve lost six home games already. We don’t have the driving force that we had the last few years. We’re dealing with what any team in NBA history that’s tried to do this has dealt with. The Lakers (1982-85), the Celtics (1984-87, 1957-66)... It’s just really hard and you need that driving force.” Said Warriors vet Andre Iguodala: “Your body is mindful of it, because it hurts.” A couple of young guys -- Patrick McCaw, Kevon Looney -- have taken on bigger roles. Nick Young brings some sort of buzz into any locker room that will have him. Still, as veteran guard Shaun Livingston said: “We’re not chasing any records. We’re not adding another All Star. We’re just trying to make it through the marathon.” Cavs' challenges mount during 2017-18 The Cavaliers are just trying to make it through the marathon, too. But if they could, they might do it like Rosie Ruiz, the 1980 women’s “winner” of the Boston Marathon who perpetrated a hoax by hopping the subway and running only the final mile of Beantown’s famous race. The 2017-18 has been anything but fun for Cleveland so far. It began with the departure of All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, a not-so-funhouse mirror image of Durant’s arrival a year earlier in the Bay Area. Irving, for reasons still not quite explained, made it known in the offseason that he wanted out. He wanted to be the man on his own team. Or he didn’t want to be left in the lurch if (when?) LeBron James took his talents elsewhere again. Or both. Or neither. Regardless, once the Cavaliers made his request come true by dealing him to Boston for All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas and Brooklyn’s coveted first-round pick this June, their task got tougher and their season longer. Losing one of the league’s best ball handlers and shot makers doesn’t qualify as “renewal” any more than what went on in Oklahoma City when Durant packed up. There’s been more. Shooting guard J.R. Smith seemingly got old overnight. Jae Crowder, who came from the Celtics in the Irving deal, hasn’t meshed with the Cavs’ style. Kevin Love has been moved to center but hasn’t done anything to satisfy the Cavs’ need for rim protection. Thomas only returned to action from a hip injury as the calendar turned to 2018 and has played only four games in these two weeks. Even with so many new faces -- seven of the top 12 in coach Tyronn Lue’s rotation weren’t here 12 months ago -- it’s a group heavy on veterans, players a little too established or mature to naturally instill raw energy. James said recently that none of this is new, it’s another case of the Cavs biding their time for the “second” season that means everything. But Lue also introduced the topic of “agendas,” suggesting that some of his guys were looking out for their own responsibilities and performances -- particularly on defense -- rather than the group’s. At best, this is another dose of the midseason blahs, the Cavs in their doldrums in need of an All-Star break. At worst, though, they might be honing some bad habits that won’t be so easy to break in May or June. Especially if East rivals such as Toronto, Boston or Washington are emboldened after witnessing or administering some of the Cavs’ more embarrassing beat downs this season. Will any of this matter come spring? It will if the switch each team is minding stubbornly decides not to flip. “That’s the key. You’ve got to find that balance,” Kerr said. “Are you flipping the switch or are you navigating? The idea is, don’t let bad habits slip in. Right now, this moment, we’re into some bad habits. Our defensive efforts  the last five, six games [before the weekend] were awful. We got away with it because Steph was going nuts.” The Cavaliers repeatedly have not gotten away with bad defensive habits, even on nights when James has been dominant. “It’s tough,” Livingston said. “They’re a team that’s built for the playoffs. But our core guys still are in there prime. Their core guys are still good. But we’re talking about ‘prime.’” Most still would pick both Golden State and Cleveland to advance all the way to a “Finals Four” (after last year’s “Rubber Match” series). But one of these years, most will be wrong -- about one or both. That alone might be motivation enough. Steve Aschburner has written about the NBA since 1980. You can e-mail him here, find his archive here and follow him on Twitter. The views on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of the NBA, its clubs or Turner Broadcasting......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 15th, 2018Related News

IN PHOTOS: Local celebs say hello to Brooklyn Beckham

MANILA, Philippines – Brooklyn Beckham was welcomed to Manila with a party sponsored by Bench, attended by some of Bench's favorite people on Saturday, January 13. Brooklyn is in town to promote his book, What I See, as well as his turn as the local clothing company's newest celebrity ambassador. Before the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 14th, 2018Related News

Claudia Barretto and Juliana Gomez Got Selfies With Brooklyn Beckham

Last night, a small crowd(or maybe big, what do we even use as scale?) formed at Bonifacio High Street as Brooklyn Beckham dropped by the Bench Flagship Store. As people cheered and took photos of him, our local celebrities were also excited to meet the brand's newest ambassador. Inside the store, guests were treated to a shopping party filled with upbeat music and samples from the newly-opened Bench Caf. What stood out for me was thesisigwrap with tangy calamansi foam and the pandanmojito---both of which had unexpected tastes. (Note to self: Come back to try more dishes.)Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres-Gomez were some of the many people who were sipping on cocktails and trying the snac...Keep on reading: Claudia Barretto and Juliana Gomez Got Selfies With Brooklyn Beckham.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 14th, 2018Related News

Wall pushes Wizards over the line in OT win vs Nets

WASHINGTON --- After leading the Washington Wizards to their first overtime win of the season, John Wall remained frustrated that the late drama had been self-imposed. Wall scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and overtime, and tied a season high with 16 assists in the Wizards' 119-113 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Saturday night. Yet the perennial All-Star couldn't shake thoughts of his own performance, which also included eight turnovers, or that of a team that gave back a 23-point lead. "The whole second half was just nasty for us, period," Wall said. "We have to do better. We have to do a lot better." Washington has repeatedly struggled to close games at home this ...Keep on reading: Wall pushes Wizards over the line in OT win vs Nets.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 14th, 2018Related News

Brooklyn Beckham: Bench tees are great for skating - Inquirer.net

Brooklyn Beckham: Bench tees are great for skating - Inquirer.net.....»»

Source: Googlenews GooglenewsCategory: NewsJan 13th, 2018Related News

Dinwiddie takes charge in closing seconds, Nets beat Hawks

ATLANTA --- Spencer Dinwiddie did everything he could to keep the Brooklyn Nets composed in the closing seconds. "We've had a little bit of a losing streak and we had some heartbreaking losses followed up obviously by the very poor showing against Detroit," he said. "To come out here and take Atlanta's best shot and still come away with the victory is big-time." Dinwiddie had 20 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, Jahlil Okafor added 17 points in a reserve role and the Nets beat the Hawks 110-105 on Friday night. Dinwiddie made the go-ahead basket with 11 seconds left as the Nets snapped a three-game losing streak to move past an embarrassing 34-point home loss to Detroit two nigh...Keep on reading: Dinwiddie takes charge in closing seconds, Nets beat Hawks.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 13th, 2018Related News

Bench endorser Brooklyn Beckham in Manila for book signing

Brooklyn Beckham arrives in Manila. Photo credit by Ben Chan The newest Bench endorser and Global Benchsetter Brooklyn Beckham arrived at the NAIA earlier today for his meet-and-greet with fans tomorr.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2018Related News

Japanese tycoon loans Basquiat masterpiece to Brooklyn

A Basquiat masterpiece, bought by a Japanese billionaire for a record $110.5 million, will make its museum debut this month, going on display in the artist's home borough of Brooklyn. Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 "Untitled" has been virtually unseen in public and never previously been exhibited in a museum. It depicts a skull-like head in oil-stick, acrylic and spray paint, and was bought at Sotheby's last May by Yusaku Maezawa. The $110.5 million price tag set a new auction record for Basquiat and a record for the work of any United States artist at auction. "My wish to share this masterpiece with as many people as possible begins in Basquiat's home town of Brooklyn," Maezaw...Keep on reading: Japanese tycoon loans Basquiat masterpiece to Brooklyn.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 12th, 2018Related News

LOOK: Brooklyn Beckham arrives in Manila

LOOK: Brooklyn Beckham arrives in Manila.....»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 12th, 2018Related News

This Is Your Chance to Meet Brooklyn Beckham in Manila

The wait is over, Brooklyn Beckham fans. He's finally coming to Manila for a meet and greet and book signing on Jan. 13. Brooklyn is one of Bench's newest Global Benchsetters. The event will be held at SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia and attendees only need to pick up his photo bookWhat I See. You just need to show a P500 single receipt from the said malls. Ready for your close-up with #GlobalBenchsetter @brooklynbeckham? Pick up a copy of his book What I See for just P500 with a minimum purchase at SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia and be part of the book signing event! Grab one before it's too late A post shared by benchtm (@benchtm) on Jan 5, 2018 at 1:29am PST ...Keep on reading: This Is Your Chance to Meet Brooklyn Beckham in Manila.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 6th, 2018Related News

Celtics subdue visiting Cavs

NBA results Philadelphia 112, San Antonio 106; Washington 121, New York 103; Houston 116, Orlando 98; Miami 111, Detroit 104; Brooklyn 98, Minnesota 97; Boston 102, Cleveland 88; Toronto 124, Chicago 115; Milwaukee 122, Indiana 101; Golden State 125, Dallas 122; Denver 134, Phoenix 111; New Orleans 108, Utah 98;….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsJan 4th, 2018Related News

Nets cool off Timberwolves 98-97 on Dinwiddie’s jumper

By Brian Mahoney, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Spencer Dinwiddie made the go-ahead jumper with 10.1 seconds left and tied his career high with 26 points, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 98-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night (Thursday, PHL time). Jimmy Butler missed at the buzzer as the Timberwolves lost for just the second time in nine games. .@SDinwiddie_25 seals the deal! #NBAVote pic.twitter.com/PHvuDhTZme — Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 4, 2018 Dinwiddie added nine assists as the Nets improved to 2-0 in the new year — more wins than they had all last January, when they were 1-15. Joe Harris came off the bench to score 17 points. Butler finished with 30 points, mostly on the strength of 16-of-18 shooting at the foul line. Andrew Wiggins added 17 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Dinwiddie had given the Nets a 96-94 lead on a jumper with 1:11 to play before three straight free throws from Butler put Minnesota back on top. The next Nets possession didn’t seem to be going anywhere as the clock ran down, but Dinwiddie dribbled left away from Taj Gibson and lofted a floater that went in. Butler then dribbled right while defended by DeMarre Carroll and got off a good look that missed. The Wolves raced to a 17-0 lead against Indiana on Sunday (Monday, PHL time) and then 16-0 against the Lakers the next night, but they couldn’t find an early flow Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). The Nets led 24-22 after one quarter and held Minnesota to 39.5 percent shooting in the first half, taking a 48-43 lead on Dinwiddie’s three-pointer at the buzzer. Brooklyn scored the first seven points of the third quarter to open a 55-43 lead before Minnesota finally got going, using a 23-7 run to build a 66-62 advantage. The Wolves were ahead 73-71 after three thanks to Wiggins’ jumper at the buzzer. Jahlil Okafor had two points in 11 minutes, his second appearance for the Nets since they acquired him from Philadelphia last month. After the first stint, the team decided to get him back into playing shape before putting him in games again. Okafor had sat out almost all season after falling out of the Sixers’ rotation. TIP-INS Timberwolves: Minnesota fell to 4-9 against Eastern Conference teams. ... The Wolves had won 11 of the last 16 meetings. Nets: Brooklyn played without Caris LeVert, who had been the only Nets player to appear in all 37 games, because of a left groin strain. Coach Kenny Atkinson said the injury wasn’t serious and hoped LeVert could play Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) against Boston. ... Atkinson said the Nets couldn’t call up Isaiah Whitehead from their G League affiliate to be the backup point guard in LeVert’s absence because he was dealing with a knee injury. BETTER BASKETBALL The game matched two of the most improved teams in the NBA through the same number of games as last season. The Wolves came in 24-14, a league-best 12-game improvement over their 12-26 mark. Miami was improved by nine wins, while the Nets were tied for third with Philadelphia after improving by nine wins. The Nets entered 14-23 — they were 8-29 after 37 games in 2016-17. UP NEXT Timberwolves: Visit the Boston Celtics on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). Nets: Host the Celtics on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time)......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 4th, 2018Related News

Ningning ni Irving nagpalubog sa Nets

Kinalembang  ng Boston Celtics ang pagpasok  ng Bagong Taon (2018) nitong Linggo sa paglambat ng 108-105 panalo kontra Brooklyn Nets na nagpaalala sa gloryosong taong lumipas. Ang binambong panalo laban sa determinadong tropang Nets ang naghatid sa Celtics na mapitik ang 30-10 panalo-talong kartada, pinakamagaang petsa buhat noong 1964-65 season, nang ang  Boston ay sumalansan ng 30 tagumpay.… link: Ningning ni Irving nagpalubog sa Nets.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Jan 1st, 2018Related News

Irving leads as Celtics ward off Nets for 3rd straight win

BOSTON — Kyrie Irving scored 28 points, Al Horford had 10 points and 10 rebounds and the Boston Celtics held off the Brooklyn Nets, 108-105, on Sunday (Monda.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsJan 1st, 2018Related News

Celtics hold off Nets for 30th win of season

LOS ANGELES, USA – The Boston Celtics rang in a new year on Sunday, December 31, with a 108-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets that recalled glorious years gone by. The hard-fought victory over a determined Nets team saw the Celtics improve to 30-10 – the earliest date since the 1964-65 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 1st, 2018Related News

Rockets, Thunder, Dubs fall

The results Brooklyn 111, Miami 87; Charlotte 111, Golden State 100; LA Clippers 121, LA Lakers 106; Toronto 111, Atlanta 98; Phoenix 111, Sacrament 101; Chicago 119, Indiana 107; Dallas 128, New Orleans 120; Milwaukee 97, Oklahoma City 95; Washington 121, Houston 103. LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The Charlotte Hornets,….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsDec 30th, 2017Related News

Hot Shot proves size no issue for Harlem Globetrotters

Known as the "Michael Jordan of dwarf basketball," Jahmani Swanson is only four foot five, but he's now a Harlem Globetrotter, electrifying fans in the culmination of a childhood dream. Signing with the world-famous exhibition team earlier this month for their 2018 world tour, the 32-year-old was mobbed on court by dozens of fans queueing for a photo or an autograph after his first appearance. Born and bred in Harlem, a New Yorker through and through, who's Globetrotter nickname as "Hot Shot," his debut at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn proved that he is already the team's most popular player. A social media sensation with a litany of YouTube videos dubbed "Mani Love," "Lil...Keep on reading: Hot Shot proves size no issue for Harlem Globetrotters.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 28th, 2017Related News

WATCH: Rajon Rondo records NBA s first 25-assist game in 21 years

MANILA, Philippines - Christmas may be over but Rajon Rondo was still handing out gifts. The New Orleans Pelicans point guard dished out 25 assists in a 128-113 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, December 27 (Thursday Manila time), a career-high for him and the most anyone in the ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 28th, 2017Related News