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Kevin Durant and LeBron James ranked 1st and 7th respectively in the latest Preseason MVP Poll

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NBA – The upcoming 2021–2022 NBA Regular Season has not even started and yet NBA sports analyst and critics are already debating on who’s winning the NBA Most Valuable Player (MVP) next season?

According to the latest preseason poll, Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets ranked 1st after receiving the most votes of winning the next season MVP, while LeBron James of the LA Lakers is ranked 7th on the list.


Kevin Durant a former MVP himself and 2 – Time NBA Champion is highly favored of winning the next season MVP despite having two NBA superstar teammates in the same team with the likes of former MVP James Harden and NBA Champion Kyrie Irving.

While LeBron James, is highly criticized for being favorite of winning the MVP after having all star teammates during his Cleveland days with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love and now in LA with Anthony Davis and Russell Westbrook.

According to some sports analyst and critics in the past having All- Star teammates with one or two in a same team is a big No by winning MVP like in a LeBron James situation? That’s why LeBron, despite being the best player in the league for a decade has only won 4 MVP’s.

Though, Kevin Durant is arguably one of the best players ever played the game of basketball where he led the Nets in the recent playoffs despite no Kyrie Irving and an injured James Harden against the Milwaukee Bucks.

And during the 2021 Olympics, he led the USA Basketball to another Gold medal and now considered as the best player in the league and that’s how Durant got this latest poll where he lead the list for the next season MVP?

Rounding the remaining candidates for the top MVP next season after Durant in any order Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Buck, Joel Embid of the Philadelphia 76ers, Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.

What do you think of this list of MVP candidates next season? Who will win the MVP? Let’s wait and see after the season starts.

Province of Laguna placed under Signal #2 due to Tropical Storm “JOLINA”

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Philippines – As of this morning the Province of Laguna is experiencing heavy rains due to the weather disturbance Tropical Storm “JOLINA”.

The continued rain in Laguna starts yesterday evening for the most part of the province and it intensifies since in the later morning today.


Currently the Province of Laguna is placed under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #2 where the province might experience winds of 61 – 120 km/h that may occur within the time interval of 24 hours.

According to reports the Tropical Storm “JOLINA” is heading over Tayabas Bay in the latest report issued by the “PAGASA” as of 5:00 am. The storm is expected to cross the Southern Luzon especially the province of Batangas and Cavite for today’s forecast.


Here is the list of Province placed under TCWS #2

Northern portion of Romblon (Banton, Corcuera, Concepcion, Calatrava,
San Andres, San Agustin, Romblon)

Marinduque

Northern and central portions of Oriental Mindoro (Bansud, Gloria, Pinamalayan, Pola, Socorro, Victoria, Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, City of Calapan, Naujan)

Northern and central portions of Occidental Mindoro (Abra de Ilog, Paluan, Mamburao, Santa Cruz, Sablayan) including Lubang Islands

Central and southern portions of Quezon (Buenavista, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Francisco, San Andres, Catanauan, General Luna, Lopez, Macalelon, Sampaloc, Unisan, Pagbilao, Sariaya, Alabat, Pitogo, City of Tayabas, Padre Burgos, Lucban, Gumaca, Agdangan, Plaridel, San Antonio, Candelaria, Atimonan, Quezon, Tiaong, Mauban, Perez, Lucena City, Dolores, Real, Infanta)

Batangas

Cavite

Laguna

Rizal

Metro Manila

Southern portion of Bulacan (Pandi, Bulacan, Marilao, Calumpit, Norzagaray, Plaridel, Santa Maria, Balagtas, Bocaue, Bustos, City of Malolos, Angat, Obando, City of San Jose del Monte, Pulilan, City of Meycauayan, Hagonoy, Paombong, Guiguinto, San Rafael, Baliuag)

Pampanga,

Bataan

Zambales

Tarlac

Here is the list of Province placed under TCWS #1

La Union

Southern portion of Benguet (Sablan, Tublay, Bokod, La Trinidad, Baguio City, Itogon, Tuba, Kapangan, Atok)

Southern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Alfonso Castaneda, Dupax del Norte, Dupaxdel Sur, Aritao, Santa Fe, Kayapa)

Southern portion of Aurora (Baler, Maria Aurora, San Luis, Dingalan)

Pangasinan

Nueva Ecija

Rest of Bulacan

Rest of Quezon including Polillo Islands

Camarines Norte

Western portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Calabanga, Bombon, Pili, Naga City, Cabusao, Canaman, Gainza, Camaligan, Magarao, Pasacao, Pamplona, San Fernando, Milaor, Minalabac, Bula, Baao, Nabua, Balatan, Bato, Ocampo, Iriga City, Tinambac, Siruma)

Western portion of Albay (Libon, Oas, City of Ligao, Pio Duran, Polangui)

Northwestern portion of  Masbate (Aroroy) including Burias Island

Rest of Romblon 

Rest of Oriental Mindoro 

Rest of Occidental Mindoro

source : PAGASA

Rajon Rondo returns to the LA Lakers in a one year minimum contract

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The 2 – Time NBA Champion and 4 – time NBA All – Star point guard Rajon Rondo is once again an LA Laker after agreeing a one year minimum contract after a successful buyout from the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rajon Rondo was traded to Memphis Grizzlies along with point guard Pat Beverly from LA Clippers to Memphis Grizzlies in exchange of shooting guard Eric Bledsoe on August 16, 2021.


12 days later Rondo agreed to a contract buyout and was waived by the Grizzlies that leads to re-joining the LA Lakers for the second time of his illustrious NBA Career.

Rondo rejoins his former teammates in LA where he just won his second NBA Title in "2020 NBA Bubbles" he played a major role as a play maker for the LA Lakers 17th NBA Titles.

Rondo rejoin’s LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard and Talen Horton – Tucker the remaining Lakers from the year they won the NBA Championships in 2020.

Rando agreed a 1 – year $ 2.6 million deal with the Lakers but still makes a $ 7.5 million this season between the buyout from the Grizz and the new contract from the Lakers.

Meanwhile, Rajon Rondo is not the initial options for the backup point guard positions to Russell Westbrook  starting point guard positions.

According to several reports the 2 – Time NBA All –Star Isaiah Thomas was the first options of the Lakers for the backup point guard not until the Clippers traded Rando and later on waived by the Grizz.

Unfortunately for Isaiah Thomas it looks like Rando will have the deal for the said positions and Thomas must find another team for his services? so good luck to you Isaiah Thomas.

The Lakers had 2 spot remaining to their roster this year.after sealing the deal with Rondo? Another rumor that is linked to the LA Lakers is Center DeAndre Jordan, who is possibly looking for a buyout from the Brooklyn Nets and possibly joins the LA Lakers? 

Rajon Rondo officially sign with the Lakers on August 31, 2021.

What do you think of this Lakers addition with Rajon Rondo? do they made the right move instead of signing Isaiah Thomas? lets wait and see...

Lakers host Warriors in the second game of the 2021 – 2022 NBA Opening Night at Staples Center

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NBA - The 2021 – 2022 NBA Regular Season schedules are partially released by the National Basketball Association (NBA) which features double header games in the NBA opening night on October 19, 2021. (US Time)

The reigning and defending 2020 – 2021 NBA Champion Milwaukee Bucks faces the star studded Brooklyn Nets on the first game of the season at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


2 – Time NBA Regular Season MVP and the reigning Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo faces Olympic Gold medalist Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden for the opening salvo of Bucks vs Nets.

In the second game of the NBA opening night, LeBron James and the Lakers will face Stephen Curry and the Warriors at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

The newly revamp lineup of the LA Lakers will parade new comers like former LA Lakers Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza and Wayne Ellington, new comers features former MVP Russell Westbrook, future Hall of Fame Carmelo Anthony, Malik Monk, Kendrick Nunn, Kent Bazemore and others.

While the Lakers old timer are Marc Gasol, Taylon Horton Tucker, Anthony Davis and the longest tenure Lakers LeBron James.

The Lakers possible Starting Five might be Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, LeBron James and Anthony Davis?

Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors parade the return of one of the halves of the "Splash Brothers" Klay Thompson. Thompson is scheduled to return for the Warriors this season where he missed the entire NBA Season last season due to injury.

Aside from Klay Thompson return from injury, former Finals MVP Andre Iguodala return for the Warriors as a free agent and might as well end his NBA career as a Warrior?

The Warriors will rely also on their defensive specialist Draymond Green. Warriors possible Starting Five might be Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, Andrew Wiggins and Andre Iguodala.

On Christmas Day scheduled matches it also featured the LA Lakers versus the Brooklyn Nets the most anticipated games where both teams are the early favorite of meeting the 2022 NBA Finals?

Lakers Officially Acquired Russell Westbrook via Trade

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NBA – On Friday, August 6, 2021, The Los Angeles Lakers had officially acquired the 2017 league MVP and 9 - Time NBA All – Star Russell Westbrook via trade from Washington Wizards.

The Wizards agreed to trade Russell Westbrook in exchange of Lakers Forward Kyle Kuzma, Shooting Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and 2020 Sixth Man of the Year Center/Forward Montrezl Harrell.


Russell Westbrook is an elite NBA Superstar himself averaging Triple Double Season for the last Four consecutive NBA Regular Season and he currently holds the most Triple Double in league history with 184 Triple Doubles surpassing the great “O” Oscar Robertson with 181 Triple Doubles.

Westbrook has been a journeyman in the league for the fast three NBA Regular Seasons. He was drafted by the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2008 and played 11 years with the Thunder.

He reached the 2012 NBA Finals alongside former teammate’s Kevin Durant and James Harden but bows down to then super team LeBron James and the Miami Heat in the 2012 NBA Finals.

In 2019 – 2020 NBA Regular Seasons, Westbrook reunites with his former OKC teammates James Harden after the Thunder and the Rockets agreed to trade Westbrook for All – Star Chris Paul. Westbrook helps the Rockets in the post season, but eliminated by the LA Lakers in the 2nd round.

In 2020 – 2021 NBA Regular Seasons, The Rockets traded Westbrook for John Wall of the Washington Wizards. Westbrook helps the Wizards of reaching the post season, but eliminated by the 76ers in the 1st round.

And for the 3rd consecutive season Westbrook is traded once again and this time with the Los Angeles Lakers. Westbrook will join fellow league MVP LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Carrnelo Anthony forming their own version of super team in LA.

Will this be the season where Russell Westbrook finally get his Ring with the help of LeBron and AD and the rest of the Lakers squad? Let’s see about that this coming 2021 – 2022 NBA Regular Season.

Popular Hanging Bridge in the Town of Diwa, Pilar, Bataan, Damaged by Flood

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Philippines – On Thursday morning of July 29, 2021, local residences of Diwa, Pilar, Bataan, were shocked by the sudden rise of water in the irrigation Dam that caused panic to several residences living near the Dam and living near the river.

According to several reports the cause of the sudden rise of water from the Dam is due to continuing rain from last week severe weather system “Habagat”.


The rise of water from the Dam cause several damages from the agriculture, flooding of low lying towns in Bataan and especially the damaged that cause to the famous Hanging Bridge.

The Hanging Bridge was temporarily submerged in water during the high floods in the morning of July 29, it caused the bridge to bend sideward but remains intact despite the strong current of the water.

On normal days the bridge is approximately 20 to 30 feet high above the river Dam just imagine the massive increase of water during that day?

The bridge is also connecting two towns in Bataan, Pilar, Bataan and Balanga, Bataan. Local residences in Pilar, particularly in Diwa, crosses the bridge to work on their farm, taking care of their animals especially cow’s, chicken and carabao’s.

This sudden rise of floods has never happened in my 40 years of existence as one of the residences of the said town? As far as I know the bridge was never destroyed by a flood, but it has been remodeled for some time now.

Also, The Hanging Bridge of Diwa is one of the famous tourist attractions in the said town, but of course the most popular tourist attraction in Diwa and probably in the whole Bataan is the Mt. Samat or also known as Bataan Shrine.