<![CDATA[Ball and Hip Hop - Blog]]>Thu, 18 Feb 2016 22:42:39 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[David Blatt Fired ]]>Mon, 25 Jan 2016 18:52:02 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/david-blatt-firedOn Saturday January 23 the Cleveland Cavaliers fired head coach David Blatt. This has came as no surprise to me as Lebron James, their best player has voiced some concerns with Blatt.  After a blowout loss to the Warriors it was the last straw for Blatt.
Tyron Lou will be taking over from assistant to head coach.  Lou most famous for being crossed by Allen Iverson and then being steo0pped over by him on the way back. ]]>
<![CDATA[Culminating Curation ]]>Thu, 21 Jan 2016 18:48:23 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/culminating-curationEssay:
This demonstrated my ability to construct a formal essay and give solid evidence towards my point. I gave three solid points that further strengthened my point. In my essay I came up with a good opening and closing sentence as well as good transitions from point to point. I had to overcome the task of picking a topic 
Civic Mirror:
I became the first prime minister of
  Utulivu and this was a great learning experience as well as a great time for me to demonstrate my skills as a leader. I may have made some mistakes but i think i set the way for further development in our country. 
Humanity's greatest challenges:
I really enjoyed working with the kids. It was really fun to watch the kids grow  and change. A lot of these kids didn't have anybody to help them or play with them so it kinda felt like a big brother in a way. I think are presentation was decent, we could have practiced more and refined it a bit more.

For my debate I did tons of preparation. I had a 2 full paragraphs of facts ready to use. I also showed my ability to create a strong opening and closing statement. For the debate I had to get over my fear of talking at the front of the class too which is a big accomplishment for me.
<![CDATA[Jan 11 Power Rankings]]>Fri, 15 Jan 2016 18:26:44 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/jan-11-power-rankingsThe power rankings just came today and its very interesting who sits on the top 5. To everybody's surprise the San Antonio Spurs are first place with the best defensive rating in the NBA. The Spurs are on a 9 game winning streak and they haven't lost at home yet either. The Spurs are personal pick the win the NBA championship. 
With the second place on the ranking going to Golden State Warriors with their 35 and 3 record they are well on there way to cruising into the playoffs. The one advantage the Warriors have is their league best offence. They are able to score in a hurry with an extremely high percentage. 
Spots 1 threw 3 are pretty predictable with the Cavs third, OKC 4 and Clippers 5. Nothing out of the ordinary here with all these teams putting together good winning streak and a good record. 
<![CDATA[Kyle and Demar All Star Voting]]>Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:35:45 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/kyle-and-demar-all-star-votingFor the first time in Raptors history there will be 2 players in the all star game from Toronto. Kyle Lowry will be returning from last year and will be starting this year along beside Kyrie Irving, a great backcourt duo. Lowry has upped his numbers all along the board and helping the Raptors to a 24-15 record. But the real star of the show will be Demar Derozen with his first All Star game. Demar is having a break out season, with a huge leap in scoring from last season. In my opinion he is one of the top 3 shooting guards in the league and he is still young too. The future is looking bright for the Toronto Raptors and i looking forward to the playoffs. But the once the playoffs come they are going to need more than just Demar and Kyle if are planning on actually winning any series.  ]]><![CDATA[Warrios Winning Streak]]>Tue, 05 Jan 2016 17:57:59 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/january-05th-2016The Warriors play a very special type of basket ball known=-0o as small ball. Small ball is when you have 4 players that are smaller and faster than their average positions with 1 big guy who can guard the rim and play defence. With Steph Curry, Thompson and Green as their big three they have all the bases covered. Shooting CHECK, defence check and passing check. Steph Curry an MVP last year gives the Warriors tons scoring and he can turn it on in a hurry. Klay Thompson is an amazing shooter while also being an under rated defender, Klay can shut anybody down in the league except for maybe Chef Curry. And then their leaves Draymond Green, not the prettiest players in the NBA, Green being know for his resemblance to Donkey from Shrek, but he sure is a hell of a good player. He has a decent 3-pointer but he shines on the defensive side of the ball. With a controversial Defensive Player of The Year last season were Kawai Leonard won over Green in a very close race, but none the less he's still a runner up. A lot of these guys don't play for the fourth quarters because they are usually up by so much they don't need to continue to play and thats were the bench comes into play. A lot of their winning success has come from the bench. I think they have a chance to beat the Bulls record but its unlikely

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<![CDATA[Are the Raptors play-off ready?]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:21:06 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/are-the-raptors-play-off-ready

With the recent lost to the defending champions I have a few questions about wither or not the Raptors are actually a play-off team or just a mediocre eastern conference team. Heading into Tuesday nights game everybody was calling the Warriors to blow out the Raps. But early on into the game it was obvious that the Raptors were going to put up a fight. This had been the story all year. The Raptors have always put up a solid effort but never had enough to get to the next level.

As to their play-off readiness, I have a hard time telling myself that they can go deep in the play-offs. Every time the 4th quarter start there is a little voice in the back of my head that knows there gonna choke. Things like this is why I can tell they are not going deep in the play-offs and will remain a mediocre team.  

<![CDATA[Raptors fall to Sacramento ]]>Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:46:28 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/raptors-fall-to-sacramentoOn Sunday the Raptors were playing the Sacramento Kings and it was a pretty average game. They went back and fourth for 3 quarters, nothing special happening. The Raptors entered the fourth quarter with a 10 point lead and they were playing well for the most of the game.

Things fell apart in the 4th quarter, they gave up that 10 point lead in 2 minuets. The defense played terrible allowing the Kings to shoot over 50%. The reason for the horrible play late in games is the coach. Dwayne Casey is flat out BAD. He subbed out Patrick Paterson with 6 minuets left when he was on fire from 3 and playing some shutdown defense. Casey was also calling horrible plays on offense, when we needed clutch shots he didn't go to the guy on fire but instead he went to some rookie. After a couple of free throws made, the game was over with only 1 person to blame, the coach.]]>
<![CDATA[The Raptors 5-0 start.]]>Thu, 12 Nov 2015 18:05:17 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/the-raptors-5-0-startEvery team to start 5-0 as gone to the conference finals. As a background the Raptors haven't made it past the second and as a Raptors fan I would be ecstatic if they made it to the conference finals. In my opinion I'm a bit skeptic. The Raptors are known to choke in the playoffs example the last two years they made it. But one thing I'm excited about for these playoffs is that fact that the arch nemesis of the Raptors, Paul Pierce, is now in the western conference and can crush our dreams.

On the positive side, the Raptors have added some key contributors off the bench. Players like Corey Joseph and Bismack Biyambo in my opinion have made a huge difference in these last 5 games. I'm now excited to watch the bench play because they have this energy to them that is exciting. When I watch a basketball I'm looking for the players to play with and urgency. They should always be looking to attack and that's exactly what these players do. ]]>
<![CDATA[Hotline Bling]]>Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:24:31 GMThttp://ba11islyf.weebly.com/blog/hotline-blingEarlier in the school year we talked about how Hotline Bling wasn't gonna be a huge successes or make an impact on society. Yesterday he posted on Instagram a thank you for everyone who bought it and listened. Right now its second to What Do You Mean and its on its way to being #1. This would be drakes first #1 and this would certify him as a hip-hop juggernaut. Also the video for Hotline Bling droppes today which will only get it more views.