There Can Be Only One

9 Aug

Great article about competing for a starting job in the NFL.

28 Mar
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“If Lance Armst…

26 Mar

“If Lance Armstrong fell off his bike on the road, would anybody notice?”

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Nike Ad for Tiger Woods: Winning Takes care of Everything

26 Mar

Nike Ad for Tiger Woods: Winning Takes care of Everything

Tiger Woods and Nike are being criticized for an ad showing Tiger Woods lining up a putt and saying, “Winning Takes Care of Everything!”

Sergio Garcia climbs a tree and hits a one handed shot.

24 Mar Sergio Garcia

Sergio Garcia hit his 2nd shot out of a tree. One handed and hits it back on the fairway It’s an amazing shot that you have to see for yourself. You can see why PGA players get paid the money they do.

50-40-90 Club

18 Mar

There are only a few member to the elusive 50-40-90 Club?  Do you know what the 50-40-90 club is?  Since the introduction of the 3 point line in the 1979-1980 season there have only been seven members in this club. The 50–40–90 Club is an informal term for any National Basketball Association (NBA) players who have had a shooting percentage:

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Kevin Durant hitting another jumper

  1. At or above 50% for field goals;
  2. 40% for three point field goals;
  3. And 90% for free throws.

The shooting percentage is for the entire NBA season while making the minimum number of made shots in each category.

50–40–90 indicates a great all-around shooting performance and is considered the best standard for shooters.  It’s also known as the “180 shooter.”  The late coach Rick Majerus is credited with inventing the 180 shooter.  Only the leagues best shooters finished the season as a 180 shooter.  The exclusive club includes Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, Dirk Nowitzki, Mark Price, Steve Nash, Steve Kerr and Jose Calderon

Kevin Durant is a great shooter.  He hasn’t ever been in the 180 club in his career.  Despite the sweet stroke he has never shot over 50 percent from the field.  He has only topped 40 percent 3-point shooting and 90 percent free throw shooting once in his career and not in the same season.

Some players that could make the club this year include Stephen Curry, Steve Nash or Jose Calderon.  Durant is only 24 years old and he dribbles the ball up the floor a lot and is still developing his jumper. With all that said, it’s pretty easy to forget that Durant is only 24-years-old. He’s still perfecting his shot and finding ways to free himself up for better looks, which is terrifying for the rest of the league, but great for his numbers.

As far as this season goes, Durant is shooting 52 percent from the field, 40 percent from the 3-point line, and 90 percent from the foul line.  If the season ended today, Durant would be the eighth player in NBA history to make the 50-40-90 club.

What does that mean in the grand scheme of things? Excluding Calderon, the last two members to join the club (Nowitzki and Nash) have won the league MVP. Obviously there are other factors at play, but it doesn’t hurt to solidify yourself as the league’s best shooter when it’s time to tally the votes.

But here’s where Durant can really separate himself from his current peers and past shooting legends. If Durant can manage to win the scoring title and keep these percentages intact, he’ll be the only 180 shooter in NBA history to lead the league in scoring.

50–40–90 seasons

Player Season GP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% PTS PPG
Larry Bird 1986–87 74 786 1,497 53% (.525) 90 225 40% (.400) 414 455 91% (.910) 2,076 28.05
Larry Bird (2) 1987–88 76 881 1,672 53% (.527) 98 237 41% (.414) 415 453 92% (.916) 2,275 29.93
Mark Price 1988–89 75 529 1,006 53% (.526) 93 211 44% (.441) 263 292 90% (.901) 1,414 18.85
Reggie Miller 1993–94 79 524 1,042 50% (.503) 123 292 42% (.421) 403 444 91% (.908) 1,574 19.92
Steve Nash 2005–06 79 541 1,056 51% (.512) 150 342 44% (.439) 257 279 92% (.921) 1,489 18.85
Dirk Nowitzki 2006–07 78 673 1,341 50% (.502) 72 173 42% (.416) 498 551 90% (.904) 1,916 24.56  
Steve Nash (2) 2007–08 81 485 962 50% (.504) 179 381 47% (.470) 222 245 91% (.906) 1,371 16.93  
Steve Nash (3) 2008–09 74 428 851 50% (.503) 108 246 44% (.439) 196 210 93% (.933) 1,160 15.68  
Steve Nash (4) 2009–10 81 499 985 51% (.507) 124 291 43% (.426) 211 225 94% (.938) 1,333 16.46  

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This Is My Court.

16 Mar

Cool video about basketball and basketball courts. If you are a baller you will like this video. Check out the basketball on fire at the end. My favourite court is the outdoor court with a scoreboard and lights. Does anyone know where that is? NYC?

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