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NBA MVP comes from international players for the past three years

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By Ponciano Melo – Basketball is a global game indeed. The greatness of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James made it across the world and inspired millions of aspiring players to chase their dreams.

Years later, the seeds they planted bear its fruit as we saw the past three MVPs came from international players namely GiannisAntetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks and the newly-hailed MVP, Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets.

Antetokounmpo, from Greece, won back-to-back MVP while also winning the Defensive Player of the Year award last season, meanwhile Jokic, a Serbian native became the lowest draft pick (41st pick) to win the award.

He is also the first legit center to win the MVP since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000.

The evolution of the game has become really fantastic and players are now coming from all sides of the world, making history and making their respective countries pride.

In total, six international players have won the MVP.

The four others were: Hakeem Olajuwon of the Houston Rockets from Nigeria, Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs from US Virgin Islands, Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns from Canada, and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks from Germany.

These names could easily go up in the years to come with the emergence of young stars like Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons.

Who is John Melo? | John Melo is a recording artist with a heartfelt voice. Literally, his baritone voice is too unique that was influenced by his idols. He is also multi awarded in Awit Awards. Most noticeably is his Best New Male Performance award in the 1993 Awit Awards. However, he did not concentrated in music alone because he expanded his brand into businesses in California plus a blogger and U.S. Correspondent. He ventured in the world of social media with his JMelo Sports, News and Entertainment YouTube Channel that are now close to reaching 50,000 subscribers. Melo is a hard-core fan of boxing in which he is also an international correspondent in the Philippines. He is using this platform to deliver updated news on boxing and even in the NBA. He even have his own sports website, John Melo Sports News. He experienced first-hand coverage on big events like the Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II, Canelo Alvarez-Sergey Kovalev mega-fight and all Manny Pacquiao fights.

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JaMazingMorant’s first playoff stint

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By Ponciano Melo – Former Rookie of the Year JaMorant has been nothing but JaW dropping in his first NBA postseason run, and we are still in the first round of the playoffs.

The young star of the Memphis Grizzlies has already made three records on his first three playoff games.

He became the highest pointer by any player 21 years old or younger in a playoff game.

The 2019 second overall pick scored 47 points in Game 2 against the top-seeded Utah Jazz. Despite the loss, Morant’s outing overtook LeBron James’ 45-point performance in 2006 to record the most points.

His next record was becoming the fourth player to score 100 points or more in his first three playoff games.

Morant joined an elite company in the group: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, and George Mikan.

He has been showing his hot offensive arsenal as they continue to fight as the underdog.

And his last one was the best individual performances by a Grizzlies in franchise history. Yes, you read it right. In his second year in the NBA, Morant has already become the best in individual feats. He’s calibrating into a whole new level since they fought the last seed for the playoffs by eliminating Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the play-in tournament

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NBA stars call out NBA to player its players from disrespectful fans

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By Ponciano Melo – In an intense game, talking trash is normal. It’s given that the emotions will be high, but it will always be a fine line of the limit on the interaction between the audience and the player, especially in the NBA.

A more exact scenario, especially in the NBA playoffs. Basketball is on a whole new level comes to the playoffs, expecting players to go all out every day to keep their championship dream alive.

However, last year’s playoffs were different, with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus. A year later, the NBA, with all of its effort, was able to bring fans to the arena.

Everything is slowly getting back to normal, and they love it except for one thing, the disrespectful fans.

Over the years, cases of fans cursing, bad-mouthing and even throwing things at players have risen and it is very alarming for the league, especially for the players’ safety.

Russell Westbrook was the latest victim of it. In video footage of his exit due to an injury, a fan upstairs poured popcorn on his head. Westbrook was outraged by the action and was held back by the officials from chasing the one who did it.

Westbrook was upset about it and LeBron James backed him up.

Several players and personalities also reacted to the incident which was labeled rude and disrespectful. No matter how much you hate a player, you’re just a fan. No one has the right to disrespect them because they play to bring entertainment to the people in attendance.

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Ignite enters bubble in Florida ahead of G-League debut

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Ignite has now, entered the bubble in Orlando, Florida as they prepare in the opening of NBA G-League season.
The team who will be coach by former Los Angeles Laker Brian Shaw will be bringing his boys, consist of young talents and prospects, to a whole new challenge as they step closer to their dream of making it to the NBA.
Among the big name in the roster are Filipino-American and a five-star recruit Jalen Green. Standing at 6-foot-5, Green is currently projected to be in the top 5 of next year’s draft.
They will face long time G-League squad Santa Cruz Warriors on the opening date on February 10.
Ignite has become a popular team after Green decided to skip college and play in the G-League. Following his step is pure Filipino Kai Sotto. The teen prodigy, was not with the team when they entered the bubble as Sotto made his commitment to the Philippine national team, Gilas Pilipinas.
It was a big decision to Sotto that he may not be able to play in G-League after his Gilas stint.
Nonetheless, Ignite respected Sotto’s decision and remains focused on their goal, to win in the upcoming NBA G-League season.

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