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LeBron James and the Lakers are officially out of the 2019 Post Season

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NBA – In his 16th NBA Season LeBron James will miss the post season for the 3rd time in his illustrious NBA Career. his first 2 years are during his rookie season with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 – 2004 and 2004 – 2005 NBA Regular Season. 

James, who has been in 13th straight post season and 8th straight NBA Finals appearance is in an unusual place after his team Los Angeles Lakers is announce officially out of playoff contention after losing to the Brooklyn Nets.

James has been in his usual average, which is 27 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists per game in his first season with the LA Lakers. But the explosiveness and athleticism slightly decrease due to perhaps the injury he suffered on Christmas Day “The Groin Injury”.

With James returning from injury the Lakers continued their downfall in the West Standing and worsen the situation after the Trade rumors between the New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis in exchange of the entire Lakers young player which evidently damage the morale of some young Lakers player.

As the regular season proceeds the LA Lakers are unable to find their way back in the West Standings even the best player in the league LeBron James can help it. James, who will miss the Playoffs after dominating East Conference for 13th straight years is finally out after joining the Lakers in the West Conference.

For the Lakers franchise, the expectation this year are very high, but due to injury that happen to LeBron James that lead him to missed 17th straight games, the injury to Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram perhaps the result this year if that all injuries did not happen are pretty much different and perhaps the Lakers might be in 6th or 7th seed in the West?

But all of that is what if? The Lakers will be missing the West post season for the i 6th consecutive season and first in LeBron’s era. Better luck next time Lakers fan and LeBron James avid fanatics and haters.

Know the Latest Guide on the Renewal of Philippine Passport

Philippines – This article is only applied for passport holders that seeking the latest updates on how to renew their Philippine passport at any DFA branches all over the country. 

As we all know applying for a Philippine passport has been a major problem for some passport applicants due to the issue of securing an online appointment that takes several weeks or even months to finally set an appointment with the (DFA) Department of Foreign Affairs. 

However, the DFA made several improvements in their system such as adding ePayment system and improving the waiting time of securing an online appointment slot.

Steps on the Renewal of Passport before going to the DFA

1. Prepare all the documents needed for passport renewal.
2. Schedule an appointment with DFA Appointment System.
3. Print the Passport Appointment Packet (do not forget to bring this document upon your appointment with DFA).
4. Pay the Philippine Passport Fee at any authorized payment center. (ex. Bayad Center, 7-11, ecpay and others.)
5. Select your desired DFA branches for your appointment date and time.

Requirements for Renewal of Passport at DFA Branches

1. Confirmed Online Appointment.
2. Accomplished Application Form.
3. Personal appearance.
4. Current ePassport with photocopy of data page.
5. Bring any Valid IDs with one (1) Photocopy.
6. Original PSA authenticated documents that will support the change of name. Marriage Contract. Annotated Birth Certificate.

Acceptable ID for passport renewal (at least one):

1. Social Security System (SSS ID).
2. Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).
3. Unified Multi-Purpose Identification (UMID Card).
4. Voter’s ID or Voter’s Certificate or Voter’s Registration Record.
5. (LTO) Driver’s License.
6. Senior Citizen ID.
7. Persons with Disabilities (PWD ID).
8. School ID (for students).
9. Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC ID).
10. Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA)
11. Integrated Department of Labor and Employment (iDOLE card).

The cost for the renewal of passports is about PHP 950.00 for regular type that will take 12 days to process while PHP 1,200.00 for express type will take 6 days to process.

Applicants will have the option of paying PHP 150.00 for the delivery of their passport through courier or just return back for the releasing of their passport. Also the Passport validity is now 10 years instead of the usual 5 years validity.

Read Also: How To Apply for SSS Loan

Take Note: Dos and Don’ts at DFA Appointment

1. Must wear a proper attire or dress.
2. No excessive make up.
3. No Jewelry allowed.

James 36 Points End the Lakers 5 – Game Losing Streak

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NBA – The Los Angeles Lakers visit the host team the Chicago Bulls in their 2nd and final match of the 2018 – 2019 NBA Regular Season at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. 

Prior to the game both teams are suffering from losing skid where the Bulls had a 2 game losing skid and the Lakers has 5 losing skid. 

The Lakers won their first meeting at Staple Center without LeBron James and will try to sweep the season match with LeBron James in the Lakers lineup.

The Bulls are currently 13th place in the East Standings with 19 wins and 49 losses and expected to be eliminated in the playoff rounds while the Lakers is on 11th place in the Western Standings with 30 wins and 36 losses, the Lakers are not yet officially out for the post season but it will be a miracle if they advance to playoff rounds?

In the game, The Chicago Bulls start the game strong dominating the early quarter with the first double digit lead 25 – 15 under 3:19 to go in the 1st quarter. Bulls further their lead up to 18 points to end the 1st quarter 34 – 16.

In the 2nd quarter the Lakers are down by 20 points and it looks like another humiliating loss is about to happen again in another not so good team? Fortunately the Lakers find their way back in the game lead by LeBron James outscoring the Bulls 39 – 26 to end the 1st half just down by 5 points 60 – 55.

In the 3rd quarter, The Lakers had a monster quarter, outscoring the Bulls 43 – 24, to end the quarter enjoying a comfortable lead of 14 point 98 – 84.

In the 4th and final quarter, the Lakers outscored the Bull 26 – 24, to end the game with a win 123 – 107 ending their 5 – game losing skid and back to the winning column.

LeBron James leads all scorers with 36 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assist, KCP drops 24 points and Kyle Kuzma with 21 points. Robin Lopez leads the Bulls in scoring with 20 points in a losing effort.

LeBron James Expected to Surpass Michael Jordan in the NBA All – Time Scoring List

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NBA – The Los Angeles Lakers host the visiting Denver Nuggets in their third and final meeting of the 2018 – 2019 NBA Regular Season at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 

The Lakers won the first meeting with a 121 – 114 win at home last October 25, 2018, while the Nuggets return the favor on their second meeting in a 117 – 85 blown out win at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. 

Both teams are in 3 – game losing skid where one team is going back in the winning while the other will fall in 4 straight losses.

Currently the Lakers is sitting in 11th spot of the West Standing with 30 wins and 34 losses just 6 games behind for the playoff spot while the Denver Nuggets are in a much better position in the West with 42 wins and 21 losses just behind the top seeded team in the West the defending NBA Champion the Golden State Warriors.

Aside from the game itself where many LA Lakers fans and LeBron fans as well will want to see to win their favorite team? While LeBron James is also eyeing to surpass Michael Jordan for the NBA All – Time Scoring list.

LeBron James is just 12 points shy away from passing Michael Jordan to move up to the 4th spot on the scoring list. James is currently 32,280 career points at 5th spot while Jordan is 32,292 career points in 4th spot.

Prior to the beginning of the season, LeBron James is at 7th place, as the season begins James, quickly surpassed Dirk Nowiztki to move up in the 6th spot and later on he surpassed fellow Lakers superstar Wilt Chamberlain to take the 5th spot and now Michael Jordan will be the 3rd man on the list that LeBron will surpass and it is expected on tonight’s games between the Lakers and the Nuggets?

Will LeBron James grab it tonight? Let’s wait and see…

Lakers Bows Down to the League Best Record Milwaukee Bucks

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NBA – The Los Angeles Lakers host the visiting top seeded team in the East and currently the best record in the league the Milwaukee Bucks at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Both teams came from a win where the Lakers defeated the New Orleans Pelicans to get back in the winning column, improving their standing in the West with 30 wins and 31 losses.

For the Milwaukee Bucks they are in 6 – game winning streak, having the best record in the league with 47 wins and 14 losses.

In the game, the 1st quarter, are almost evenly match in scoring for both teams which ended 27 – 26 Bucks by a point.

In the 2nd quarter, the visiting team Milwaukee Bucks made an 8 – 2 run to start the quarter enjoying a 7 point deficit 35 – 28 but the home team Lakers rallies back in the later minutes of the quarter scoring 39 - 32 points against the Bucks to end the 1st half up by 6 points 65 – 59.

In the 3rd quarter, The Lakers posted their biggest lead of the game with a double digit lead halfway through the quarter, but the league best team find their way to get back and even won the quarter 34 – 29 to end the 3rd down by just a point 93 – 94 Lakers by 1 point lead.

In the 4th and final quarter, both teams are in tight contention, not allowing to pull away from one another, the Lakers had their chance after posting their last lead of the game 118 – 116 after a made 3’s by LeBron James with under 3:12 in regulation.

Since then the visiting Bucks exploded for 15 – 2 run in the last 3 minutes of the regulation, silencing LeBron James and the Lakers in a stunning win at Staples Center in a 131 – 120 win.

LeBron James and Brandon Ingram scored game high 31 points for the Lakers but not enough to beat the mighty Bucks. While Eric Bledsoe drops 31 points and Giannis Antetokounpo also added 16 points. 15 rebounds and 6 assists for the Bucks.