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Cavs Struggles Anew Despite Defeating the Brooklyn Nets

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers host the visiting Brooklyn Nets for their 2nd meeting of the regular season at Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland Ohio. The Cavaliers remain the 3rd best team in the East with 35 wins and 24 loss are looking to get back in winning column after losing 2 out of their last 3 games since the All – Star break.

While the Nets is currently sitting below in the East standing at 13th place with 20 wins and 41 loss is trying to duplicate their win against the Cavs in their 1st meeting last October.

Prior to the game the Vegas bet all their money in favor of the Cleveland Cavaliers and it was predicted that it will be an easy win against the Nets convincingly, The odds are also favoring the Cavaliers in tonight’s game for having the much superior team and talent wise with the greatest player on the planet LeBron James and lastly the game will be played at Cavaliers home court.

But all of that advantage gone wrong as the Brooklyn Nets looks like the more superior team not until the final minute of the game where the home team  miraculously escape another humiliating loss in front of their fans at home.

Despite the narrow win, the new look Cavaliers seems not yet ready to face a team that are really legitimate contender of reaching the NBA Finals? They might not even reach the Eastern Conference Finals the way it looks? They must find a way to beat a lowly team convincingly and avoid losing big margin to a tougher team?

Although the win is not that good to watch for the fans and followers of the Cavaliers, but a win is still a win.

Meanwhile, LeBron James played a huge game again to lead all scorers with 31 points and marked his 12th triple double of the season with 12 rebounds and 11 assist to solidify their record in the East as the 3rd best team while the Wizards is slowly catching them.

NBI Clearance Increases to P130 Starting March 12, 2018

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Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation has released a public announcement that their services for people that will be acquiring or securing an NBI Clearance has now increased its service fee, The increase is due to the new law sign by President Rodrigo Duterte that falls under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN Law that has already started in the beginning of this year.

According to the new law NBI Clearance will have a new and higher service fee that will climb to P130.00 per transaction for new applicant and old applicants starting March 12, 2018. The increase is not too significant because it only costs an additional of P15.00 from the current cost of P115.00 that until now it still implemented today until March 11, 2018 only.

Meanwhile, Netizen’s had their different reactions on the upcoming increase in NBI Clearance service fee some are not in favored of the increase while others don’t mind the increase at all?

NBI Clearance remains as one of the most important government documents in the country aside from Police Clearance, PSA Certificate and others. It is usually used in applying for a job here and abroad while others used it in government transactions and personal identifications.

Acquiring an NBI Clearance is also done easily today, it can be done by applying online as well as paying online before going to any accredited NBI branch or kiosk all over the country.

Read: How to apply NBI Clearance Online Application

Wizards Stun Rejuvenated Cavaliers

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NBA – The visiting Washington Wizards stun the Cleveland Cavaliers and their fans inside the Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio after defeating the rejuvenated Cavaliers in a down to wire finish 110 – 103 .

It was the first win for the Wizards in their 3rd season match against the Cavaliers despite their franchise player John Wall was out due to injury and looking forward for the equalizer for the 4th and final meeting this coming April 6, 2018.

The Cavaliers has won the first 2 meetings where LeBron James drops a season high 57 points in a very exciting match in the 1st meeting in D.C and once again played a huge game along with his new roster but fall short in their late game run ending their 4 – game winning streak.

Bradley Beal leads the Wizards in scoring with 18 points, 9 assist and 2 rebounds, made the biggest shot of the game after making a driving lay-up with 28.0 seconds to go in the final quarter that put their team ahead by 5 points to keep the Cavaliers away from the game.

Satoransky, Oubre, Porter and Meeks are all played big for the Wizards where they all scored in double digit points with 17 points, 17 points, 15 points and 10 points respectively.

Meanwhile, LeBron James scored game high 32 points with 9 rebounds and 8 assists has scored the last 14 points of the Cavaliers in the final quarter has single handedly carried his team in late game comeback after being down by double digit lead but fall short after cutting the Wizards lead into 3 points with 1:13 to go in regulation.

LeBron James and his rejuvenated Cavaliers have lost their 1st game since the acquisition of George Hill, Jordan Clarkson, Rodney Hood and Larry Nance Jr. 

Despite the loss the Cavaliers remain the 3rd best team in the East with 34 wins and 23 loss just a game ahead to the Wizards with 34 wins and 24 loss at 4th spot.

LeBron James Reign Supreme in 2018 All-Star Game

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NBA – Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was named 2018 All-Star Game MVP after leading his team, Team LeBron in a 148 – 145 win over Team Stephen in a down to the wire finish in a very exciting and rejuvenate All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California just last February 18.

LeBron James, who seems rejuvenated in Cleveland Cavaliers last 4 – game winning streak shows a huge and clutch basketball game during the 2018 All-Star Game dropping game high 29 points with 10 rebounds and 8 assist, just fall short of 2 assist shy of a triple double.

As the Team Captain of Team LeBron he set up a tempo that his fellow teammates followed and took the game seriously, despite it’s just an exhibition game, but nonetheless it rejuvenated the game in which for the last several years the All-Star Game has been criticized for no defense and motivation for the players to play the game. Overall the game went successful with the new format that brings back excitement for the game.

James, who is responsible for the late game run in the 4th quarter tied the game with his clutch 3’s, clutch lay-up that gives the lead and clutch assist to Russell Westbrook that sealed the game and eventually leads for James 3rd All-Star MVP where he last won in 2008 over 10 years ago.

James at age 33 is the oldest All-Star participants in this year 2018 All-Star Game and marked his 14th consecutive All-Star Game in 15th Season, he also tied the 2nd most All-Star MVP Award with 3 awards along with retired players Shaquille O’Neal, Oscar Robertson and the GOAT Michael Jordan and currently holds the record in career points scored in All-Star Game with 343 points with an average of 24.5 points per All-Star Game.

James impressive All-Star Game despite his age and already in 15th season shows that he is not done yet and still the best player in the NBA today.

Team LeBron Wins 2018 All – Star Game

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NBA – The most awaited 67th All - Star Game features the main event of the night the match between Team LeBron vs Team Stephen in the very 1st new format of the 2018 All – Star Game instead of the usual East vs West in the yearly event that took place at the Staple Center in Los Angeles California. 

The event was attended by thousands of fans, celebrities, NBA players and some personalities to witness the historical event that only happens every once in a year.

In the 1st quarter, Team Stephen took an early lead posting the 1st double digit lead of the game by outscoring Team LeBron 42 – 31 to win the quarter up by 11 points.

In the 2nd quarter, Team Captain LeBron James leads Team LeBron in a big run in the middle of the 2nd quarter to regain the lead briefly, outscoring Team Stephen in the 2nd quarter 42 – 31 to finish the 1st half down by 2 points 76 – 78, Team Stephen by just 2 point.

LeBron James is in his 14th straight All - Star appearance is eyeing for his 3rd All - Star MVP and also adding some statistical points in his records as the leading All-time scorer in the said events has a huge 1st half with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assist to lead Team LeBron while Klay Thompson drops 15 points and 2 rebounds to lead Team Stephen.

In the early minutes of the 3rd quarter, Team LeBron regain the lead 79 – 78 in a made 3’s by Kevin Durant, but Team Stephen quickly answered with 6 - 0 run to regain the lead back to them, but Team LeBron manages again to take the lead with 1:51 to go in the 3rd with 105 – 103, but Stephen Curry gets hot and shoots a 3’s to regain the lead for his team 112 – 109 to finish the quarter up by 3 points.

In the Final quarter, Team Stephen starts to pull away from the game as they posted another double digit lead in the game with 7:16 to go in the 4th quarter, but Team LeBron answered again with their own 8 – 0 run and eventually cut Team Stephen lead just by 1 point 142 – 141 with 2:14 to go and @1: 31 LeBron James hits a 3’s to tie the game with 144 all.

On the next possession @1: 16 remaining in the game a crucial call that favored Team Stephen on loss ball possession. @40. 2 to go DeMar DeRozan hits, 1 of 2 free throws to regain the lead for Team Stephen 145 – 144. @34. 5 LeBron James made a lay-up to regain the lead for Team LeBron 146 – 145 and @10. 7 Russell Westbrook made a lay-up to up Team LeBron’s lead to 3 points 148 – 145.

Team Stephen had their chance to tie the game, but a great defensive stop by Team LeBron that sealed the game for them in a 148 – 145 down to wire win by Team LeBRon at Staple Center.

Meanwhile, LeBron James scored game high 29 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assist and was named the 2018 All - Star Game MVP.

Chris Bosh Eyeing an NBA Comeback

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NBA - The 11 - Time NBA All-Star and 2 - Time NBA Champion Chris Bosh is making a buzz in the NBA after announcing that his NBA Career as a basketball player is not done yet and he is open to return this season if there is any team interested of giving him the right deal? 

The 33 year old Bosh guested in an American sports talk show “First Take” was asked by host Stephen A. Smith on what is the status of Chris Bosh as an NBA player right now? Bosh answered “I’ve been in the gym, I can still play basketball, No I’m not done yet and I am trying to come back” and also joked that some NBA players nowadays who shoot 3’s is not playing defense and he wants some of it.

The notion of Bosh that he can still play with the elite players in the league brings many speculations about his health? He has been out for almost 2 seasons and was later waived by the Miami Heath on July 4, 2017 ending a 7 year stint with the Heat. Bosh health issue is life threatening, but has the every right to play again if he has proven healthy?

But what if Bosh is really cleared of playing basketball again? Where he possibly fits in? According to him the top 3 team that he might likely to join are the Houston Rockets, defending champion Golden State Warriors and the team that drafted him and played for 7 season’s the Toronto Raptors and gives also the possibility of joining the Cleveland Cavaliers which will reunite him with LeBron James where they won 2 NBA Titles together with Dwyane Wade in Miami.

What do you think guys of Chris Bosh announcement of coming back? Is he really healthy? Will there be any team takes the risk of acquiring him despite the history of his health conditions? Let’s wait and see this coming days, months or even next seasons?

OKC Big 4 not enough to Beat LeBron James and the New Look Cavs

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers are now in 4 – game winning streak after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 120 – 112 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Cavs now even the season match-up against the Thunder after avenging their humiliating loss from their first meeting. The win improves Cavaliers standing in the East at 34 wins and 22 losses the 3rd best record in the Eastern Conference.

Cavs superstar and rejuvenated LeBron James drops game high 37 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assist, exploding in the 3rd quarter after scoring 15 straights point out of 17 points in the 3rd keeping the Thunder away from the game.

JR Smith also added 18 points in another good shooting night with 6 out of 9 three’s, while newly added faces from the Cavaliers trade Jordan Clarkson and Rodney Hood added another double digit points in their 2nd game in Cavs uniform with 14 points apiece while Larry Nance JR added 13 points and 1 rebound away from a double-double game. George Hill also added 7 points and 4 assists while veteran Jeff Green drops 10 points.

Meanwhile, OKC big four had an impressive and balance game, especially Steve Adams, who had a monster game from start to finish with 24 points and 17 rebounds, Paul, George drops 25 points to lead all scorers for the OKC, while Carmelo Anthony has added 24 points, reigning MVP Russell Westbrook has 21 points, 12 assist and 7 rebounds but not enough to beat the rejuvenated Cavaliers.

The new look Cavs has now won 3 straight road games, where in their last two games they beat legitimate tough teams.They destroy the Celtics in their home at TD Garden and the latest are the Thunder. 

With this win it surely legitimize the Cavaliers as the best team in the East? And the rightful contender to face the defending champion Golden State Warriors for the 4th consecutive Finals match but the million dollar question is "If they had the tools to beat the Warriors?

New look Cavaliers Annihilated the Celtics in their Final Meeting

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NBA – The Boston Celtics host the visiting Cleveland Cavaliers for the 3rd and final meeting this season at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. Both teams are currently even in their season match where the Cavaliers won the first meeting in season opener at Quickens Loan Arena while the Celtics retaliates in their 2nd meeting at TD Garden.

Before the game the Celtics are currently 2nd in East standing and a win will regain the top seed in the East while the Cavaliers is looking for their 3rd straight wins and parading their new looks with the addition of some new and young players with the likes of Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr., Rodney Hood and Jordan Hill.

In the game, the 1st quarter is pure excitement for both teams, especially Boston fans cheering for Kyrie Irving everything he faces his former teammates LeBron James in offensive possession while crowd booing everything LeBron James has the ball. The quarter had several lead changes, but the home team had a slight edge after winning the quarter 32 – 31.

In the 2nd quarter, LeBron James and the new look Cavalier seem rejuvenated as the team slowly pulling away in the quarter as they outscored the Celtics 33 – 20 to end the 1st half leading by 12 points 64 – 52. LeBron James leads the Cavaliers in scoring at the half with 17 points while Kyrie Irving leads the Celtics in scoring with 16 points.

In the 3rd quarter, Cavs continue their domination over the Celtics as the game gone through into blown out fashion, Kyrie Irving has no answer for the Celtics while LeBron leads his new team in complete annihilation over the Celtics. Cavs wins the quarter 31 – 22 with a commanding 21 point lead.

In the 4th and final quarter, LeBron James sits down and lets Cavs role players finish the game. James scored game high 24 points in just 27 minutes with 10 assists and 8 rebounds, short of another triple double which possibly extended to 3rd consecutive triple double if he play in the final quarter?

New Cavs players with their sparkling debut gives another scoring options George Hill the new starting point guard scored 12 points while Jordan Clarkson added 17 points, Rodney Hood with 15 points and Larry Nance with 5 points.

Dwyane Wade Reunites with his First Team Miami Heat

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NBA – Dwyane Wade is back in a Heat uniform after the Cleveland Cavaliers trades him back to the Miami Heat on Thursday, February 8, 2018, just right before the trade deadline ends. The Cavaliers get a heavily protected 2024 second-round pick from the Heat in exchange for Wade.

Wade played 13th season with the Heat and quickly becomes the franchise player at a very young NBA career, but in 2016 Wade and the Heat separate ways due to contract issue that leads to Wade joining the Chicago Bulls his hometown city.

After a disappointing 1 season with the Bulls he buys his way out in 2017 off season to join his buddy LeBron James in Cleveland in pursue of another Championship, but the reunion with the two most dynamic players in the NBA went awry as the Cavaliers went to slump and the chances of getting back to the Finals seem a little bit slimmer?

After 4 months of being a Cavalier and over half of the 2017 – 2018 NBA Season is over Wade and the Cavaliers parted ways as they sent back the former Heat superstar Back where he belongs, to join his mother team and former teammates the Miami Heat.

While the Cavaliers retooled their roster as they traded also Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Iman Shumpert, Channing Frye and former league MVP Derrick Rose in exchange of 4 new Cavaliers Jordan Clarkson, Larry Nance Jr, George Hill and Rodney Hood.

Wade has been true to himself that when the time is come he always wanted to retire as a Heat player? What a coincidence? Wade has not been the same player as he used to be? He is not as explosive as he during his Heat days and age is slowly getting on his way when playing basketball with the reunion with the Heat will Wade decided to retire?

Meanwhile, according to a source, the Heat wanted to end things the right way with Wade after he left the franchise in a contract dispute in the summer of 2016. As they agreed a trade deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who happen to be their nemesis in more than 7 years after LeBron James decided to join the Heat in 2010.

LeBron James Game Winning Shot Save the Cavaliers in OT!

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers are back in the winning column after they beat the visiting Minnesota Timberwolves in a down to wire finish at the Quickens Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers ends their 2 – game losing skid to remain the 3rd best record in the Eastern Conference despite the drama and struggles of the team.

Aside from the win the Cavaliers get their revenge over the visiting team in a humiliating 2nd most worsts lost in franchise history in their 1st meeting at Target Center in Minnesota.

Cavalier’s superstar LeBron James came out with his A-game tonight, dropping his 9th triple double of the season with 37 points, 10 rebounds and 15 assists and made the game winning shot in OT to save the Cavaliers in another disappointing loss.

James made two clutch plays that save the Cavaliers with only 24 seconds to go in OT, James blocks Jimmy Butler shot in Wolves possession and hits a fade away game winning shot with only 1 second remaining in the next possession to win the game over a great defense by Butler.

Cavs fans inside the arena along with the Cavaliers players celebrated the win as they temporarily forgotten the crisis over the land and enjoyed a great game against an elite team in the West the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Despite the win the Cavaliers is still in a desperate situation where the team suffered multiple and humiliating loss in their last 2 games, but the adjustment in tonight’s game, especially by a great game of rookie Cedi Osmon who help the team to get a win is a good site for the team that made some positive adjustment in tonight's win. (US TIME)

In the next game, the Cavaliers will face the Atlanta Hawks before facing the East best record, the Boston Celtics, where Isaiah Thomas is suited to play against his former team in another important game for the Cavaliers to regain some momentum and become an elite team again in the East?

Is LeBron James Prime Starting to Decline Due to Cavs Crisis?

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NBA – The Cleveland Cavaliers have always struggled in the regular season for the 4th consecutive year since LeBron James returns back to Cleveland and yet they always find a way to flip the switch when the post season begins and find their ways back to the NBA Finals for 3rd straight years, but this time there are real doubts that the 3 – time Eastern Conference Champion can find ways to do it again after the struggles this season is seems real and no solution?

Early this season, the Cavaliers starts the season with a win against Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics in the opening day of the 2017 – 2018 NBA Season and many sports critics already predicted that the Cavaliers is still the team to beat in the East and will easily get past the Celtics if the two teams meet in the conference finals? But since then the two teams went separate ways, the Cavaliers begun to struggle having won 5 of their last 12 games while the Celtics wins 16 – game winning streak.

The Cavaliers regain their composure after having a 13 – game winning streak tying their franchise records and won 18 of their last 19 games, many sports analyst praises the Cavaliers as a real treat to the Warriors championship while LeBron James is having the best season of his NBA Career averaging 28 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assist per game and a legit contender for the MVP this season.

But things got wrong when Isaiah Thomas was inserted into the Cavs starting lineup as the team starts to loss and not just a simple loss, but multiple blown out loss, although it is not Isaiah’s fault, but the chemistry was nowhere to be found since his return and added to the problem is the poor defense by Thomas where opposite team will take advantage to beat the Cavs?

Throughout the struggles LeBron James seems not showing the old LeBron who is playing like LeBron? Is James affected by the upcoming free agency or he is not happy with the current lineup of the Cavaliers? Whatever the reason, this is not the LeBron James that we used to see who play his A-Game every night to entertain basketball fans all over the world.

The way LeBron James plays today especially in their consecutive loss and not just any loss but humiliating loss is the reality that James is slowly declining his performance due to father time? And it’s beginning to hunt him whether he like it or not?

Do you believe that LeBron James prime is now slowly declining?

LeBron James Denied the Rumors of Joining the Warriors in Free Agency

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NBA – The hottest news in the National Basketball Association today is the rumors that Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James will join his rival in NBA Finals for 3 straight seasons the Golden State Warriors once he hit the 2018 free agency? Although the news was just pure speculations, but nonetheless it becomes the hottest news in basketball all over the world. 

According to report the rumors came out of the Warriors side were the defending NBA Champion has one more slot to sign a max player or superstar player which they believe they could possibly sign the greatest player in the NBA today LeBron James.

Some Warriors players have asked if the rumors of LeBron James joining the Warriors are true? David West said if he will join the team he better steal Draymond Green’s jersey #23? Kevin Durant was also asked about the rumors and said the B.S. word after the reporter asked the question and then said ” "In this league, just like a couple years ago, my coming here, nobody would have thought that," "It's part of me as a basketball player that's just like, let's just worry about basketball. Then on the other side, we know this is a business as well."

Meanwhile, LeBron James has already denied the rumors and said “If it’s not from me, It’s not true” James will hit the Free Agency this summer and many NBA Teams are showing interest of acquiring his services comes the free agency.

LA Lakers, LA Clippers, Houston Rockets and even Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams that could landed James? While the latest team to surface that could sign James are the Golden State Warriors which both parties have recently denied the rumors of joining forces this coming summer?