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Cavaliers Drop their Third Straight Games against the Knicks

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NBA – The defending Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers is currently struggling in the early season of the 2017 – 2018 NBA Season. The Cavaliers drop their third straight game against the Knicks, it was their 4th loss in their last 5 games.

The latest loss stun the teams home crowd in their own home court at Quickens Loans Arena against the struggling New York Knicks with 1 – 3 record before the game. 

Many would think that the home team will easily passed the visiting team, but it seems it’s the other way around.

The Knicks dominated the Cavaliers from start to finish even though that the home team had their own mini run to close the gap but it wasn’t enough to stop the Knicks from winning the game. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. and Kristaps Porzingis lead the Knicks in scoring with 34 pts and 32 pts. Respectively, while Kevin Love of the Cleveland Cavaliers leads in scoring with 22 pts. It was the second straight game that Love leads in scoring.

It is amazing that the Cavs have been defeated by the teams where they are definitely favored of winning, but instead they were dominated and blown out in the game, unlikely to the teams that are 50-50 chance of winning like the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks where they competed to the end and wins the game.

Cavs suffered their first loss of the season to the Orlando Magic in a blown out fashion 114 - 93, the second loss is to Brooklyn Nets 112 – 107, the third loss is into the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans 123 – 101 and now to the New York Knicks 114 – 95.

Even though it was too early to say that the defending Eastern Conference Champion is no way close of being the best team in the East in their current situation, it is still early to judge the team till halfway of the season? Just like LeBron James said in an interview were just fine? 

Cavs recent loss drop their record in East Standing with 3 wins and 4 loss in the seven games played will they finally find the solution and rebound from the struggle? are the Cavaliers latest struggles meant anything? What do you think?

What to do when Lightning Strike Near You?

Lighting or the electric force of nature is one of Earths stunning and amazing creation which you will see in the sky flashing their volts of lights every time there is a thunderstorm but it is also considered as one of deadliest creations of Earth’s natural phenomena that causes destruction on structure or even death to animals and humans when a lightning strikes on the ground or water.

Lightning strikes every 0.2 seconds where an approximate of 40 – 50 times of lightning stroke happen all over the world, it is produced by a natural discharge by a large amount of static electricity or also known as strike.

On the ground, lightning tense to strike to taller objects or structures like buildings and trees, so what to do when lightning strikes at your area?

1. Open field - when your outside and lightning happens in an open field and you have nothing to hide the best way to avoid of being hit by a lightning strike is to put yourself as low as possible just drop and down till the thunderstorm passes away.

2. Inside the car - when lightning happens while you driving and nothing to hide be still inside your car and avoid touching the metal parts of your car to avoid electrocution if lightning strikes your car.

3. At the beach - when a thunderstorm suddenly happen at the beach immediately evacuate the beach area and seek for shelter to hide like buildings and houses and wait until the thunderstorm passes away. Don’t hesitate to leave the beach because if a lightning strike on the sea of water you might be electrocuted that could possibly kill you or could cause damage to your vital organs.

This is some of the list that could possibly help us to avoid the power of lightning, just remember when a lightning strike immediately looks for shelter like building or houses, avoid standing in the open field and never hide in trees and when you hear the last thunder wait for 30 minutes to pass before leaving your shelter.

Dwyane Wade Decided to Back Down His Starting Role with the Cavaliers

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NBA – 3 time Miami Heat NBA Champion and 2006 NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade has come to a decision that will put himself in a new role as part of the Cavaliers bench player after struggling in his first 3 games as part of the Cavs starting five.

Reports said that Wade approached his Cavs coach Tyron Lue and requested to remove him from the starting five to switch places with then starting shooting guard JR Smith. 

Smith was part of the original starting five of the Cavaliers along with Tristan Thompson before Wade join the team this off-season. Smith becomes frustrated after learning that he will be replaced by D-Wade as the new starting shooting guard.

Wade has been a starter throughout his NBA career, especially when he still part of the Miami Heat for 13th season and Chicago Bulls for 1 season. But his role with the Cavaliers ends the era of being a starter and begins the new role of a bench player.

Wade is still a good player up to this day he can still manage to score double figure maybe he need more time adjusting his role with his new team? Although he is entering his 15th season and obviously age and past injury slowly declining his performance, but still a reliable player when it comes to experience and intelligence in the game of basketball.

Maybe later this 2017 – 2018 NBA Season Wade will regain his starting role with the Cavaliers until the coaching management finds the right fit for the team that could send their starting five a potential Championship contender?

Meanwhile, another part of the Cavs starting five is also missing its service Derrick Rose is still out for the next two games after suffering sprained ankle.

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?

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.

Find Out the Right Way to Take Care of our Kidneys

Philippines – Here in our country an estimated eight thousand people die of kidney diseases and about twelve thousand people who had this kind of disease, Kidney disease was ranked 9th for the most killer disease in the country and it is also called a silent killer due to some cases that there is no sign and symptoms detected before the patient realized that he or she had a kidney problems.
Kidney disease is a disease that mostly ignored by many Filipino people and sometimes they only consult doctor’s when the disease is already in the late stages or when they already experiencing severe pain caused by the kidney problems.

People who had severe or chronic kidney disease needs a kidney transplant or dialysis, kidney transplant is the best way to survive, but it will need a healthy kidney donor and lots of money to have this expensive kidney transplant.

Another way is kidney dialysis this is also a very expensive maintenance that sometimes lead to death due to lack of money to support the medical expenses needed for medication especially for the people at the middle and lower class family in the country.

To avoid this kind kidney problems or diseases here are some list of how to take care of our kidneys:
1. Check Blood Pressure
2. Check Blood Sugar
3. Proper Diet
4. Exercise 30 minutes per 4 to 5 times a day in a week
5. No Smoking or Avoid Smoking
6. Drink 8 to 10 Glasses of Water Everyday
7. No Counter Drug With Out Prescription
8. Regular Check Up

This is some of the list that could help to take care of our kidneys or to avoid having kidney problems in the near future? be healthy and enjoy life with a healthy lifestyle.

Cavs New Anticipated Lineup for the 2017 – 2018 NBA Regular Season

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NBA – The 2016 NBA Champion and 3 straight year Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers has made some major changes in their lineup after the departure of point guard All-star Kyrie Irving.

Since then the Cavaliers added some new players that were acquired from the trade and old players with lots of basketball experience and because of that the team will parade new starting five at the 2017 – 2018 NBA Regular Season Starts on Oct 17, 2017.

The Cleveland Cavaliers and rival Boston Celtics will open the very first game of the new NBA Season at Quickens Loans Arena in Downtown Cleveland. Kyrie Irving faces his former team and teammates and the much anticipated face off with LeBron James since the trade happens as opposed.

Here are the list of Cavs anticipated new Starting Five:

Point Guard        – Derrick Rose
Shooting Guard  – Dwyane Wade
Center                 – Kevin Love
Small Forward   – Jae Crowder
Power Forward  – LeBron James

Three new faces will start the Cavs starting five, while 2 old timer will remain on the list, meanwhile Tristan Thompson and J.R Smith will come off the bench, while Isaiah Thomas will remain out due to injury, but expected to return comes January of 2018 and expected to be the starting point guard but for now Derrick Rose will replace his position till his injury healed.

The Cavs starting five are very talented you have Derrick Rose, a former MVP, Dwayne Wade, 3-time NBA Champion and 1 Finals MVP, Jae Crowder a defensive specialist, Kevin Love an NBA Champion, known for his long passing ability, a rebounder and scorer as well and last but not the list LeBron James a 4-time MVP and 3-time NBA Champion and Finals MVP. This could be a potential super team that counters part the super team and defending champion Golden State Warriors.

While the 2nd unit is also awesome you have Jose Calderon, JR Smith, Tristan Thompson, Kyle Korver and Channing Frye. While the 3rd unit are the remaining bench players Iman Shumpert, Richard Jefferson, Kay Felder, Jeff Green, Kendrick Perkins and the rest of the cast that will complete the 15 man rotation of the team.

What do you think of this new Cavaliers starting five and roosters? Are they a championship contender?

Know the List of New Labor Law Implemented by U.A.E. for OFW’s?

Philippines – Good news for all Overseas Filipino Worker’s or OFW who are currently working in the country of United Arab Emirates also known as U.A.E and even job seekers who wants to try their luck in the said country. The U.A.E. has recently approved the new labor law that guarantees and favors OFW’s good condition while working in their country.

Through the years, some OFW’s has been reported of some minor or even major abused from their employer, but due to lack of law that protects OFW some cases are being settled or even dismiss?

But now the new labor law of U.A.E will now prohibit employer from doing wrong things from domestic workers, especially Filipino workers and if finds guilty the employer will be penalized with proper sanctions.

Here are the list of the United Arab Emirates new Labor Law for OFW:

1. 1 whole day off or rest day every Sunday.
2. 12 hours of rest every day including 8 hours of sleeping.
3. Medical insurance from the employer.
4. Decent accommodation and food and clothing if needed.
5. Paying wages correctly or salary on time based on the contract.
6. Prohibition of employers to confiscate personal identification such as passports.
7. Prohibition of employers of imposing placement fee.
8. Round trip ticket every 2 years.
9. 30 days medical leave every year.

These are the list of jobs covered by the new labor law of U.A.E.:

1. Housemaid
2. Watchmen
3. Security guards
4. Chauffeurs
5. Domestic laborers
6. Housekeepers
7. Private coaches
8. Private teachers
9. Privates nurses
10. Babysitters

Meanwhile, many OFW's that are currently in the country of U.A.E give their sentiments about the new law, some of them said that the law is long existed already but the employer does not abide the law? But still they are hoping that someday that the new labor law will be implemented accordingly and righteously.