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Junmar Fajardo Joins the Elite Group of most MVP Winners in the PBA

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PBA – San Miguel Beermen center June Mar Fajardo made history on Fridays 2017 PBA Leo Awards night at the Smart Araneta Coliseum as he becomes the only player in the league to win four consecutive MVP’s in just four straight PBA season.

Fajardo who is just 27 years old and only in his fifth year in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has already won 4 MVP’s which tied him with 2 other PBA hall of fame.

Throughout the PBA History there are only two players in the league that holds the most MVP award winners before the 2017 Leo Awards. PBA legends and Hall of Fame former San Miguel Beermen Ramon “El Presidente” Fernandez the first PBA player to win 4 MVP’s which he won in 1982, 1984, 1986 and 1988 and former Purefoods Hotdogs superstar Alvin “The Captain” Patrimonio the second player to do so in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997 with 4 MVP’s also.

Even though June Mar Fajardo is the 3rd PBA player to win 4 MVP’s, it was special compare to two other PBA Legends because Junmar only done it in just five PBA Season in four straight years (2014 – 2017) at a very young age and will have greater opportunity and chance to win his 5th MVP or so in the next couple of years and becomes the only player in the league with the most MVP awards in PBA History?

Will June Mar Fajardo go down in the PBA history books as the PBA most MVP award winner? Maybe if he will stay healthy and continue his dominance in the paint at 6’11” it’s not possible for him to win his 5th MVP next year or even 6th MVP in the next couple of years?

NBA Players that Suffered Gruesome Injury But Able to Play Again

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NBA – Basketball player’s worst nightmare is injured, it can temporarily stop your career until they recover or even end their career if the injury is worst than expected. These injury doesn’t choose whether if you’re an NBA superstar or not it happens to everyone and it happens in an instant.

There are many NBA players who suffered injury throughout their career, some of them are unable to blossom due to injury while others retired earlier, but there are also some notable players that able to come back and not just a comeback but better than ever before their gruesome injury happen.

Here are some of NBA Players of this generation that able to comeback after suffering a horrible injury:

Shaun Livingstone – In 2007 Livingstone was then part of LA Clippers when he suffered the gruesome injury he dislocated his left kneecap after landing awkwardly following a missed lay-up after the rehabilitation Livingstone returns back in basketball, but becomes a journeyman in the league he found a home at the Golden State Warriors where he is now a 2 time NBA Champion.

Andrew Bogut – In 2010 Bogut was part of Milwaukee Bucks when he suffered the gruesome injury after a made dunk, but losses his balance and landed all his weight on his right wrist and arms he was diagnosed of a broken hand, dislocated elbow and sprained wrist. He successfully returns in the game of basketball and eventually won an NBA Championship with Golden State Warriors in 2015.

Paul George – In 2014 Paul George was part of Team USA when he suffered the gruesome injury after an attempt to block James Harden lay-up but landed his right foot in the basketball stanchion that causes his leg to snap. He was then the superstar of the Indiana Pacers, but cut short due to injury. After a year of rehab George makes a successful comeback as a Pacer and continue his stardom as a star player in the NBA.

Meanwhile, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is the latest victim of gruesome injury, it happens on his Celtics debut after playing for almost half a quarter of the 1st quarter. He accidentally collided with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James after an alley up a pass from Gordon’s teammate and fell awkward that broke his left ankle. Gordon has been diagnosed with a dislocated left ankle and left tibia fracture and will require surgery.

Basketball fans and NBA Players wish Gordon’s speedy recovery and strong comeback from the game of basketball.

LeBron and the Cavs Wins Season Opener over Kyrie and the Celtics

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers host the first game of the 2017 -2018 NBA Season against the visiting East rival and last season top seeded team in the Eastern Conference the Boston Celtics at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland.

The much anticipated game features Cavs new starting five with the likes of new faces Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade and Jay Crowder while Kevin Love and LeBron James are the two remaining players from last season, starting five and of course the return of former Cavs superstar Kyrie Irving facing his former team in his very first game as a Celtics player to face his former teammates LeBron James to form a new rivalry between the Cavaliers and the Celtics.

Cavs superstar LeBron James, who suffered a sprained left ankle during the training camp and aggravated his injury after playing one game in the preseason will be playing the game after several rumors of might missing his first game opener of his entire NBA career.

In the game as expected Cavs fans booed Kyrie Irving every time he holds the ball, but the mood of the game suddenly changes after a gruesome injury happen to Celtics Gordon Hayward at 6:45 remaining of the 1st quarter. The game is temporarily stop in order to assist Hayward conditions of the medical staff.

Back at the game, Cavs ended the 1st quarter leading by 10 points 29 – 19. While the 2nd quarter was a complete domination by the Cavaliers maintaining a double digit lead to end the first half leading by 16 pts. 54 – 38. James leads the Cavaliers in scoring with game high 14 pts. 7 rebounds and 6 assists. While Kyrie Irving scored 9 points in the 1st half in his Celtics debut.

In the 3rd quarter, the Celtics made a comeback erasing Cavs 16 point lead and even take the lead 71 – 69 with 4 seconds remaining, but Derrick Rose made a buzzer beater 3 point shot to regain the Cavaliers lead 72 – 71. The Celtics outscored the Cavaliers 33 – 18 in the 3rd.

In the 4th quarter, both teams exchanging leads, but it was the Celtics, who dominated the final quarter where they lead for almost the entire quarter not until the last minute of the game when the home team regain the lead after a clutch basket by LeBron James and clutch 3’s from Kevin Love that sealed the game away from Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics to end the game 102 – 99 Cavs win.

Cavs dominated the Celtics for most of the game despite no Gordon Hayward in the game due to injury, but the Celtics did not loss hopes to give a tough fight for the home team but fell short. Kyrie Irving scores 22 pts. and 10 reb. in his Celtics debut while LeBron James finished the game with a game high 29 pts. 16 reb. and 9 assists. James is one assist shy of a triple double.

Who is the Best Player in the NBA Today?

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NBA – Open court debates on who is now the current best player in the league? Host Ernie Johnson asked five casts of the show, which are all former NBA superstars in their own era, 2000 MVP winner and 4 time NBA Champion Shaquille O’Neal, 3 time NBA Champion Kevin McHale, 1993 MVP winner Charles Barkley, 2 time NBA Champion Isiah Thomas and Dennis Scott on whom they think is the best player of the league today?

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For almost a decade, there is only one man who dominated the NBA, he began his reign when he won his first NBA Regular Season MVP in 2009 and was quickly followed in 2010 missed the 2011 MVP after switching teams and regained the award in 2012 and 2013 when he was crowned a back to back NBA Champion. He went home to give his hometown their first ever NBA Championship in franchise history.

He is now a 4 time MVP, 3 time NBA Champion, 3 time NBA Finals MVP and on the verge of reaching his 8th straight NBA Finals appearance if he becomes healthy in the upcoming 2017 – 2018 NBA Season? He's none other than the face of the league the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James.

In Basketball LeBron James is unstoppable breaking every record in NBA statistic in point’s rebounds, assist. One of only two players who is in the list of top 25 NBA players in scoring and assist and has not done yet of achieving the all-time leader in scoring before his time ends and became the Greatest of All-time?.

The only problem of James career is his NBA Finals record where he won 3 NBA Titles and 5 loss where many critics believe that he will never be the GOAT against Michael Jordan who has a perfect 6 out of 6 NBA Finals Championships.

And the recent loss of James and the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Golden State Warriors put him down of being the GOAT and possibly not the best player in the league in today’s basketball generation?

According to Dennis Scott he believes that the 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant is now the best player in the NBA? Because of his dominance on both ends of the floor when it comes to defense and offense compare to LeBron James.

While the four remaining cast of the shows, Shaq, Charles, Kevin and Isiah all agreed that LeBron James is still the best player of the league, he is the most complete player, he makes his team better, he can score, pass, assist and also a good defender and James has also the less help when it comes to teammates contribution compared to Durant who has a great teammate like Stephen Curry a 2- time MVP, sharp shooter Klay Thompson and a defensive specialist Draymond Green who made his job a lot easier.

Overall LeBron James remains the best player of the NBA according to the majority decision of the Open Court cast while Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard are tied for the 2nd best player in the league?

Who do you think guys in the best player in the NBA today?

LeBron James Might Miss NBA Season Opener against Boston?

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NBA – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James aggravated his recently injured left ankle that he suffered during the training camp and now after playing his very first preseason game against the young Chicago Bulls last Tuesday (US TIME) at Quickens Loan Arena in Cleveland, James is now experiencing a sore left ankle and was ruled out to play for the Cavaliers preseason finale against the Orlando Magic.

James debuted his first game against the Bulls since the injury happens, he leads the Cavs in scoring with a game high of 17 points, but obviously out of rhythm or shape after causing too many turnovers for the entire game and later caused their team's 4th straight loss of the preseason despite the presence of James on the court.

The reports of James of missing the final game of the preseason also included the possibility of missing the NBA Season Opening game on October 17, this would be the very first time that James will miss the season opener throughout his NBA Career.

The possibility of facing his former sidekick Kyrie Irving and his rival team Boston Celtics is now in questions about James current conditions? It would be a very exciting and interesting game if James could play facing his former sidekick in a clash that probably the preview of the Eastern Conference Finals matchup?

But in the long run the Cavs management will not put their franchise player LeBron James in a bad situation that could lead to serious injury? After all, it’s just a regular season and their target is comes playoff times where James is much needed and through the NBA Finals to face the Warriors for the 4th straight year?

So don’t get surprised if LeBron James will not play the Season opener against Boston and perhaps miss several games before playing again to fully heal his injury.