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Happy Basketball Players: Celebrating our Players ~ Happy 32nd. Birthday Pau Gasol !

Celebrating our Players: Happy 32nd. Birthday Pau Gasol !

Pau Gasol i Sáez (Catalan pronunciation: [ˈpaw ɡəˈzɔɫ]) (born July 6, 1980) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

He was born to Marisa Sáez and Agustí Gasol, and he spent his childhood in Spain. Gasol was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks in the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to the Memphis Grizzlies, with whom he won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award.

He currently holds the Memphis Grizzlies franchise records for career games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points.

After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakers on February 1, 2008. His younger brother, Marc Gasol, who was involved in that trade, is also a professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA.

Pau Gasol
Photograph: CronoDeporte

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Pau Gasol i Sáez
Position: Power forward / Center
Born: July 6, 1980 (age 31)
Place of Birth: Barcelona, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Listed height: 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight: 250 lb (113 kg)

Awards & honors

FC Barcelona

• Spanish King's Cup Champion (2000)
• Most Valuable Player of the Spanish King's Cup (2001)
• Spanish League Champion (2001)
• Spanish League Finals MVP (2001)
• All-Euroleague Second Team (2001)


• 2× NBA Champion (2009, 2010)
• NBA Rookie of the Year (2002)
• All-NBA Second Team selection (2011)
• 2× All-NBA Third Team selection (2009, 2010)
• 4× NBA All-Star (2006, 2009, 2010, 2011)

European Player of the Year awards

• 7× European Player of the Year:
• 2x Mr. Europa (2004, 2009)
• 3x Euroscar Award (2008, 2009, 2010)
• 2x FIBA Europe Player of the Year (2008, 2009)

Spanish national team

• Gasol won the gold with Spain at EuroBasket 2011.

• Gold medal at the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship (1998)
• Gold medal at the FIBA Under-19 World Championship (1999)
• Bronze medal at the FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship (2000)
• Bronze medal at the EuroBasket 2001
• Silver medal at the EuroBasket 2003
• Gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship
• Most Valuable player of the 2006 FIBA World Championship
• Silver medal at the EuroBasket 2007
• Silver medal at 2008 Olympic Basketball Tournament
• Gold medal at the EuroBasket 2009
• Gold medal at the EuroBasket 2011

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Celebrating our Players: Happy Birthday Jorge Garbajosa !

Jorge Garbajosa
Photograph: Web Shots

Happy Birthday Jorge !

Jorge Garbajosa Chaparro, Jr.
Position: Forward
Height: 6 ft 9.5 in (2.07 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
League: Spanish League & Euroleague
Team: Real Madrid
Born: December 19, 1977 (1977-12-19)
Place: Torrejón de Ardoz, Madrid, Spain
Nationality: Spanish
Draft: Undrafted, 1999
Pro career: 1994–present

Former teams:

• Taugres/TAU Cerámica (1994–00)
• Benetton Treviso (2000–04)
• Unicaja Málaga (2004–06)
• Toronto Raptors (2006–08)
• Khimki Moscow Region (2008-09)


• All-Euroleague First Team (2003)
• Italian Cup MVP (2004)
• Spanish Cup MVP (2005)
• All-Euroleague Second Team 2006
• Spanish League Finals MVP (2006)
• Mister Europa Player of the Year (2006)
• NBA All-Rookie First Team (2007

Jorge Garbajosa Chaparro, Jr., nicknamed "Garbo" (born December 19, 1977[1]), is a Spanish professional basketball player. At 2.07 m (6 ft 9½ in), he plays both power forward and small forward. He is currently playing with Real Madrid of the Spanish League.

Garbajosa was a member of the Spanish national teams that participated in the 2000 Olympic Basketball Tournament and the 2004 Olympic Basketball Tournament. He also won a bronze medal at the 2001 FIBA European Championship and a silver medal at the 2003 FIBA European Championship.

On September 3, 2006, Garbajosa and the Spanish national team won the gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship, he scored a game high 20 points and collected 10 rebounds in the final against the Greek national team. He averaged 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in the tournament. In addition to winning the gold medal, Garbajosa made the All-Tournament team, along with teammate Pau Gasol.

On January 1, 2007, Garbajosa was named Mister Europa 2006 by an Italian weekly magazine, SuperBasket. Other NBA players given this award are Dirk Nowitzki (2005) and Pau Gasol (2004).

At the 2007 FIBA European Championship, Garbajosa again featured for the Spanish team. He averaged 7.8 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game in the nine games he played, but Spain lost 59–60 to the Russian national team in the final.

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Happy Basketball Players: Happy Birthday Alonzo Mourning !

Celebrating our Players: Happy Birthday Alonzo Mourning !

Alonzo Mourning in a photograph by Victor Baldizon
Photograph: NBA Loud

Happy Birthday Alonzo !

Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr.
Position: Center
Height: 6'10"  ~  Weight: 240 lbs.
Born: February 8, 1970 in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA
High School: Indian River in Chesapeake, Virginia
College: Georgetown University
Coaching record: Drafted by the Charlotte Hornets in the 1st round (2nd pick, 2nd overall) of the 1992 NBA draft.

Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. (born February 8, 1970, in Chesapeake, Virginia) is a retired American professional basketball player, who played most of his 16-year NBA career for the Miami Heat.

Nicknamed "Zo", Mourning played at center. His tenacity on defense twice earned him NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and perennially placed him on the NBA All-Defensive Team. He made a comeback after undergoing a kidney transplant and later winning his first NBA Championship with the Heat. He has also played for the Charlotte Hornets and New Jersey Nets. On March 30, 2009, Alonzo Mourning became the first player in Miami Heat history to have his number retired.

Mourning and his wife Tracy have three children: a son named Alonzo III ("Trey"), a daughter named Myka Sydney, and a second son named Alijah (born September 18, 2009).

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Basketball Legends ~ Great Basketball Players:
One-on-One with Basketball Legend Karl Malone

About Scoring:
"A lot of people can score, but a lot of them can't score when it's on the line. Their nuts get tight and they can't shoot it.
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Sometimes that lump gets in your throat, that arm feels like it's about two hundreds pounds, your legs can't jump. The pressures are awesome.

There are a lot of starters in the game, everybody starts; but there are not too many finishers...."

About Rebounders:
"Hell, I hate to rebound; I want to shoot, but somebody's got do the job. But there are guys who, when they tighten up their shoes before the game, are saying: 'Give me thirty boards tonight.'

I look at them like, 'Fool, you're crazy.'
These guys are talking about some glass. We call it 'eating glass.'

That's all they like to do. They will run over the coaching staff and the referee and half the team there to get that rebound - at all costs...." Karl Malone

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Chapters in the Basketball History:
Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III

Richard (Rick) Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944, in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a retired American professional basketball player.

Unforgettable Basketball Legends: Rick Francis Dennis Barry III
Photograph: Vedia PhotoStream

Rick Barry - 1977
Master of the skill of Making A Freethrow

He is considered by many veteran basketball observers to be one of the greatest pure small forwards of all time as a result of his very precise outside shot, uncanny court vision, knowledge and execution of team defense principles, tenacious and ofttimes demanding will to win, and unorthodox but accurate underhanded "granny shot" free throw shooting.

Barry is one of few elite players who have altered their games without losing effectiveness; he broke into the professional ranks as a rebounder and all-purpose points machine before he morphed into a primary ball distributor and lethal perimeter threat.

Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA and NBA in scoring for an individual season. In 1987, Barry was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Barry also ranks on the short list of greatest underdog players in basketball history, as his teams repeatedly overachieved despite marginal talent around him. Longtime NBA writer Paul Ladewski has referred to him as Ricky Balboa, a reference to Rocky Balboa, the prize fighter of motion picture fame who was at his best in the face of long odds.

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Celebrating our Players: Happy Birthday Amar'e Stoudemire !

Amar'e Stoudemire in a photograph from Nike
Photograph: Nike.com

Happy Birthday Amar'e !

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire
Position: Forward-Center
Height: 6'10"  ~  Weight: 245 lbs.
Born: November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida, USA
High School: Cypress Creek in Orlando, Florida
College: University of Memphis
Coaching record: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 1st round (9th pick, 9th overall) of the 2002 NBA draft.

Amar'e Carsares Stoudemire (born November 16, 1982 in Lake Wales, Florida) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Phoenix Suns. He is a 6-foot-10-inch (208 cm) and 249-pound (113 kg) power forward/center.

Stoudemire won the NBA Rookie of the Year Award in 2003, made four appearances in the NBA All-Star Game, made first-team All-NBA Team in 2007, and won Bronze Medal with the United States men's national basketball team at the 2004 Olympic Games.

Stoudemire's first name had previously been listed in the Phoenix Suns media guide as "Amaré" or "Amare", but it was changed to "Amar'e" in October 2008. Stoudemire told NBA.com that his name had always been spelled "Amar'e", but the media had been spelling it incorrectly since he joined the NBA.

Off the court: In November 2008, Stoudemire received the NBA's Community Assist Award, for his work with his Each 1, Teach 1 Foundation, and its efforts to provide safe drinking water in Sierra Leone by funding the building of water wells in impoverished villages. Stoudemire visited the country in Summer 2008, making visits to water well sites and meeting with President Ernest Bai Koroma and the rest of the cabinet.

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Unforgettable Basketball Legends: Wilton Norman Chamberlain

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Wilton Norman Chamberlain - Philadelphia 76ers 1966-67
(Wilt, Wilt the Stilt, the Big Dipper)

Position: C
Height: 7'1" Weight: 275 lbs.

Born: August 21, 1936 in Philadelphia, PA - USA
Died: October 12, 1999

High School: Overbrook in Philadelphia, PA - USA
College: University of Kansas - USA

Inducted into Hall of Fame as Player in 1979

1966/67 Stats with the Philadelphia 76ers - PHI NBA (30 years old): 81 GP ~ 3682 MP ~
785 FG ~ 1150 FGA ~ 386 FT ~ 875 FTA ~ 1957 Rebs ~ 630 AST ~ 143 PF ~ 1956 Points

14 Seasons 1959/73 Stats (23/36 years old): 1045 GP ~ 47859 MP ~ 12681 FG ~ 23497 FGA ~ 6057 FT ~ 11862 FTA ~ 23924 Rebs ~ 4643 AST ~ 2075 PF ~ 31419 Points

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Basketball Players: Happy Birthday Joe Johnson !

Joe Marcus Johnson (born June 29, 1981) is an American professional basketball player, currently a member of the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA and a former member of the U.S. national team. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas.

"... Johnson was offered scholarships from Duke, Connecticut, and other schools with excellent basketball reputations, but chose the Arkansas Razorbacks because it was his dream to play for them. ..."

"... After playing two seasons at the University of Arkansas, Johnson was selected 10th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2001 NBA Draft. ..."

"... In the 2005 NBA Playoffs, Joe Johnson required surgery due to a left orbital bone fracture after dunking a basketball. Because of the injury, Johnson wore a face mask for the rest of the playoffs. The Suns lost to the eventual champion San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 1. ..."

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"... In the summer of 2005, Johnson became a highly touted restricted free agent and expressed a desire to leave the Suns to assume a larger role on the Atlanta Hawks. On August 19, 2005, a deal was finalized and Johnson was involved in a sign-and-trade deal with the Hawks for Boris Diaw and two future first-round draft picks ..."

Atlanta Hawks #2 Joe Johnson White Swingman Basketball Jersey
"... In 2008, Johnson made the 2008 All-Star Game as a reserve. He also was named Eastern Conference Player of the Month twice during the season.

Johnson averaged 21.7 points per game on the season, leading the Hawks to their first playoff appearance in 9 years. In Game 4 of the Hawks' first-round matchup against the Boston Celtics, Johnson scored 35 points, including 20 in the 4th quarter, leading the Hawks to a 97-92 victory. The Hawks went on to lose the series four games
to three. ..."

"... He eclipsed the 10,000-point plateau for his career with his first basket during a 110-107 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on January 31, 2009, a bank shot assisted by Marvin Williams. ..."

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Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide by James, III, Dr. Beckett

Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide
By: James, III, Dr. Beckett

If You're A Basketball Card Collector, This Is The Book For You!

The Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide is the most comprehensive basketball card price guide available!

Are you a superstar or team card collector? If you are, then Dr. James Beckett and his staff have produced this book just for you! You get extensive lists and prices for all important, popular basketball card sets since 1933.

Most card series listed picture a front and back shot of a representative card.

Includes values for every individual card and complete set listing in three condition grades.

Checklist-like listing of every card in the set.

Complete description includes card features and composition of set.

"... This is a great source for the basketball collector. It is the most recent of the annual beckett price guides and provides listings for card sets that can't be found such as classic, scoreboard, chivas de guadalajara, and 5-sport sets. No card is left out has been left out.

This updated book now gives you updated values for some of Kobe Bryant's rarest cards like the Scoreboard Die-Cut and the Chivas de Guadalajara team set Kobe RC edition. This book is recommended to all collectors. ..."

"... Look, we all know that monthly price guides cannot possibly keep up with the explosion of basketball cards produced by all the companies putting out cards today. All they can do is focus on the name cards on the stars. But if you are trying to put together a set of 1957-58 Topps, 1986-87 Fleer or 1992-93 Hoops, then you need to know ALL the cards so you are prepared for dealers whether they organize their cards by number or team or player's name.

With the "Beckett Basketball Card Price Guide" you have your best chance to find out exactly what is out there. True, in practical terms the prices quoted have a chance of being obsolete by the time you track down the cards you want, but the key thing about all of these Price Guides is that they list all the cards, including all the extras, bonsues, special sets and the like.

Whether you are looking for a card of this year's MVP, Allen Iverson or Ernie Calverley (he was on the first basketball card put out by Bowman in 1948), this is the book you want to use to put together your want lists when I head out to the card shows. ..."

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Basketball Players: Happy Birthday Jerry Lucas !

Jerry Ray Lucas (born March 30, 1940) was a basketball player from the 1950s to the 1970s, and is now a memory education expert. In 1996, the NBA's 50th anniversary, he was named one of the 50 greatest players in National Basketball Association history. He was named to Sports Illustrated's five-man College All-Century Team in 1999.

"... In 1960, Lucas was also named to the U.S. Olympic team for the Rome Games that year. The team, which also listed Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Walt Bellamy, and Terry Dischinger among its members, is generally considered the greatest amateur team of all time. The team's youngest player at age 20, Lucas was its leader and star at center. The U.S. team roared through the international tournament to easily win the gold medal. Lucas was the team's co-leading scorer and leading rebounder. He made a shocking 84% of his shots in nine Olympic games, which included a much-watched win over the Soviet Union. Lucas also was noteworthy as he had memorized paragraphs of Japanese, Italian and Russian, and would briefly converse with players speaking those languages during the Games. U.S. coach Pete Newell called Lucas "the greatest player I ever coached." ..."

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"... By this point, Lucas rated as one of the most accurate shooters and top rebounders in league history. He had plenty of individual honors as well. What he sought was a championship opportunity. The Warriors, needing a small scoring forward, dealt Lucas to the New York Knickerbockers, who needed a big man who would work behind both Willis Reed and Dave DeBusschere. Lucas had long rated ahead of both as an NBA player, but easily agreed as New York was a serious championship contender. Early in the 1971-72 season, the injury-prone Reed went down for the season. Lucas, not a starting center since college was pressed into service. Lucas bedeviled opposing teams with outside shooting and deft passing. ..."

The Memory Book
"... Lucas was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 along with Oscar Robertson and Jerry West.

After basketball, Lucas took up a role as an educator and memory expert and has written books and produced television programs on the subject. Two of his best sellers are The Memory Book, co-written with Harry Lorayne, and Remember the Word, for memorizing portions of the Bible. His educational programs on image-based memory development are now being used in some Ohio school systems.

Lucas serves as a long-distance Director of Basketball Operations for Indiana Wesleyan University, according to their 2006-2007 media guide, and helps in the nationwide recruiting effort for the Wildcats. Lucas is active today as a public speaker and in celebrity golf tournaments. ..."

Read Mahmoud Jerry Lucas's full story and statistics in Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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