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Cleveland forward Cavaliers LeBron James (23) shoots the ball against Chicago Bulls guard Justin Holiday (7) and forward Lauri Markkanen (24) in the first round at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, United States, Monday (4/12 / 2017).

The first quarter is only 5 seconds. The scoreboard shows 27 for the Cleveland Cavaliers and 25 points for the San Antonio Spurs. LeBron James, the Cavaliers striker, tries to dribble the ball, blocked by Danny Green. But Green is not agile enough. After entering the two-point firing area, with a backward move made in a blink of an eye, LeBron immediately jumped high and threw the ball. Blessings! The ball entered smoothly.

The audience cheered. LeBron's colleague on the bench stands and gives applause. The camera highlights LeBron's dense face with the sideburns. There is no excessive joy. He doesn't even smile. He only hugged his teammate, Dwayne Wade.

"Amazing moment. With this shot, LeBron managed to record 30,000 points," the commentator said.

January 23, 2018, the name LeBron James was recorded in NBA gold ink. He became the seventh member in the list of players who managed to record 30,000 points. In the history of the NBA, only six players have managed to do it: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, and Dirk Nowitzki (still actively playing). Even more extraordinary, LeBron became the youngest player when entering the elite list, which is 33 years 24 days, beating Kobe Bryant's record (34 years 104 days).

That night, LeBron recorded 28 points. Cleveland lost to Spurs, 114-102. But the defeat could not erase his joy. "This is a special moment," LeBron said after the match. "I immediately thought again of my journey, from the boy who first held a basketball at the age of five years, and underwent a match with the rules at the age of 9 years, until this moment."

Background

LeBron's journey to 30,000 points is indeed long and full of tombs. LeBron was born in Ohio (December 30, 1984) and raised by a single mother named Gloria Marie James. At that time, she was only 16 years old when giving birth to LeBron. In the essay "America's Working Single Mothers: An Appreciation," LeBron said how her mother fought very hard so that they both could live adequately.

"We had to move residence, a dozen times in three years. It was scary. My mother worked wherever and whenever, trying to meet the needs of both of us. But from there, I was sure: I had a mother who would always cover me and give me a sense of security. He is my mother, my father, everything. He always puts me first. I know that whatever happens, nothing is more important to him than me. I lose many things, but never once did I feel ignored or unloved. "

LeBron's way of life changed when Gloria left him with the Frank Walker family, an American soccer coach, who later introduced him to basketball. At that time, LeBron was nine years old, and Gloria knew that her age children needed to feel stability. After a year living with the Walker family, LeBron returned to live with Gloria, who was able to start organizing life.

In his first year joining the St. High School basketball team Vincent-St. Mary, LeBron scored an average of 21 points and six rebounds per match. He became a megastar on the field. He even became the cover of the prestigious sports magazine, and was highlighted in many gambling sites, especially in sportsbook and poker bet site like agen poker, the most renowned poker channel in Indonesia!

In the 2003-2004 season, LeBron decided to enter the NBA. He became the number one choice in the 2003 class of Draft and officially joined the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 23, 2003.

Some channels recorded the moment LeBron set foot on the NBA field for the first time. On October 29, 2003, the Cavaliers visited the Sacramento Kings headquarters. Some match observers said he was nervous, of course. Thousands of pairs of eyes seemed to highlight it. But when he entered the field, he did not appear like a rookie or a new kid.

Wearing a red and golden uniform numbered 23, combined with a red headband and white shoes, LeBron entered the field with complete confidence . In the third minute, LeBron, who managed to escape from the escort of the enemy, slipped to the left side of the opponent's defense.

After getting the ball, he dribbled quickly toward the ring, then jump shot. Smooth. In the first quarter, he scored 12 points, two rebounds, two assists, and three swags. At the end of the match, he scored a total of 25 points: the record for the most number of debutant players in the NBA.

 

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Some people do not know that some famous soccer players, not only adept at dribbling with his feet. Yes, they turned out to be good and agile when playing basketball with their hands and throwing them into the ring. Not just playing, they even sometimes involved in exhibition games in the basketball stadium.

No doubt, they showed their interest in basketball by watching NBA games, whether watching coming to the field or on television.

Do you already know? That Arda Turan is one of the soccer players who like basketball. He is a Barcelona star who is famous for having shown his skills during the All-Star League basketball in Turkey. And in that match, Turan scored three points.

Besides Turan, 4 other football players are also interested and love basketball. Do you know who they are? Come on, let's look at the 4 players according to the information we circled from Sokka.

Thibaut Courtois

Thibaut Courtois is a Chelsea goalkeeper who showed his skill in playing basketball when Chelsea visited the Minnesota Timberwolves basketball team last summer. There, the Belgian keeper showed off his ability to slam dunk. The watching also cheered and clapped.

Courtois also occasionally watches NBA games. One of those he watched in person was the New York Knicks and Cleveland Cavaliers matches. During the visit, many felt that Courtois was better suited to playing basketball than soccer.

Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku's love for basketball was only discovered this summer. The Everton striker uploaded a photo of him who was in a duel with Paul Pogba.

The duel took place while both were on vacation after the 2016 European Cup. In the video, Lukaku and Pogba were involved in a fierce duel. Both of them competed shirtless in the hot sun.

Tim Howard

As a player born in the United States, it feels even strange if Tim Howard does not like basketball. In fact, the former Everton keeper did indeed pursue basketball before becoming a professional soccer player.

"I have played basketball for as long as I can remember. It is an easy sport, and you need to jump and ball. I still do it in my yard," said Howard, who now plays for Colorado Rapids as reported by the Daily Mail.

"I might have played basketball in college, but football took over my interest. My dream, when I was little, was to become Michael Jordan," Howard added.

[caption id="attachment_150" align="aligncenter" width="663"] Chelsea's Didier Drogba celebrates with the trophy during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Sunderland at the Stamford Bridge, London on May 24, 2015. Picture: David Klein.[/caption]

Didier Drogba

Drogba is one of the players who are quite routinely seen watching NBA matches. An example is when the Toronto Raptors v. Orlando Magic match, last January 2016.

In that match, too, Drogba had shown his ability to dribble and shoot. Long before that, Drogba even participated in an NBA campaign titled Take to the Courts in 2009.

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Keeping clean basketball shoes is not just a matter of appearance, but also its performance when used. Dirty shoes can make you slip and slip on the field and even cause injury. Clean and rough basketball shoes can help you by providing grip on the field, maximizing every step-back shot, and your best fast crossover. When you know how to care for your basketball shoes properly, then your performance on the field will be more excellent.

Make sure you know how to clean basketball shoes and check the condition of the basketball shoes before you start using them. Follow the tips and tricks on how to take care of your shoes below so that your shoes stay clean, and the grip of the soles remains strong.

Easy Tips for Cleaning Shoes

There are many ways to get rid of stains on shoes that you can find, but there are a few tips you need to know before cleaning your favorite basketball shoes:
• Do not use shoe cleaners such as shoe washers or dryers because they can damage basketball shoes.
• Do not place shoes near air vents or heaters, or use a hairdryer. High heat can make rubber material in basketball shoes wrinkled.
• Do not use rubbing alcohol, bleach, deodorant detergents, or fabric softeners, as this can cause the soles of basketball shoes dry, cracked, and leave an oily residue.
• Only use environmentally friendly detergents.

Steps for Cleaning Basketball Shoes

The way to clean each person's shoes is different. However, if you want to keep basketball shoes clean in a simple way, then you need to follow the steps on how to take care of the following sneakers:

# 1 Removing stones from the soles of basketball shoes is the right first step in how to clean shoes, especially if outdoor basketball games are your favorite. Use a toothpick to remove the stone from between the soles of the shoe.

# 2 Wash shoelaces and insoles together in the washing machine with delicate and cold water control and detergent.

# 3 Use a cloth to wipe the stain gently using a mixture of environmentally friendly detergent and warm water. Note: If your basketball shoe soles are white, add a little toothpaste as a shoe cleaner to your detergent mixture, so the results are cleaner.

# 4 Remove the remaining soap and foam using a cloth dampened in warm water.

# 5 Allow drying at room temperature. Do not place it in the sun or store basketball shoes in a wet state. If your basketball shoes are made of leather, use a little conditioner or treatment fluid for leather shoes.

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NBA basketball superstar LeBron James severely criticized the NCAA on Wednesday, after the United States campus sports authority reminded the California governor to reject a bill that required athletes-students to be paid for their use the name, image, and likeness of the campus athlete.

The California state legislature has submitted the bill to California Governor Gavin Newsom to be signed into law. The NCAA has asked Newsom not to sign this bill because it is deemed unconstitutional and injured through a letter signed by NCAA President Mark Emmert and 21 members of the state's governing council.

"If this bill becomes law and 58 NCAA campuses in California are forced to allow unlimited name, image and likeness schemes between campus athletes and professionals because this bill gives unfair recruitment benefits to the campuses, it will make them ultimately unable to appearing in NCAA competitions, "the NCAA wrote in the letter.

James, who has expressed support for the bill, responded to the NCAA letter via Twitter. "Our thanks to this bill you can work with all people in creating national policies that are fair to athletes," the star wrote on his Twitter account.

The NCAA's rules about matches and amateur athletes are to forbid campus athletes from being paid for their performances and get compensation for their names, images or similarities, even though their performances make millions of dollars on several campuses.

The California Bill prohibits campuses from paying college athletes directly, but only allows students to receive compensation from other sources such as video game companies or memorabilia.

Legislators who support this bill see injustice against campus athletes from the rules applied by the NCAA. The California bill will ban the NCAA from issuing a campus competition ban if campus athletes receive compensation starting in January 2023.

"Forget the shoes and video game contracts, NCAA athletes cannot make money during the training of young athletes in the summer, cannot promote their social media, cannot be a sportswear motel, may not accept groceries or boarding or equipment rental assistance, "Said one of the legislators, Kevin Kiley, as quoted by AFP.

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Actress Sonequa Martin-Green is rumored to be playing in a film about a basketball game, Space Jam 2.

Launch Entertainment Weekly, Martin-Green, known through the series The Walking Dead will play the wife of a famous basketball player National Basketball Association (NBA). LeBron James will play the famous basketball player character himself.

It is not yet known how many portions of Martin-Green in Space Jam 2. Because until now there is no official information and synopsis of Space Jam 2.

The sequel to the film Space Jam (1996) is scheduled to air on July 16, 2021. It is likely that throughout 2019 and 2020 will be used for the film's pre-production, production and post-production activities.

Terence Nance will direct space Jam 2. Previously he directed the short films Swimming in Your Skin Again (2015), Univitellin (2016) and They Charge for the Sun (2016).

The news that Space Jam will have a sequel has been blowing since 2015 when James and his company, SpringHill Entertainment, signed a contract with Warner Bros.

The film will also be a place for James to play the main character.

In 2016, director Justin Lin was said to be targeted to work on this film, but the negotiations were tough and finally found no meeting point. Lin decisively only acted as an executive.
The variety and Entertainment Weekly reported many other filmmakers involved in this project include Black Panther director Ryan Coogler who will sit as a producer.

The film Space Jam two decades ago took the legendary basketball player Michael Jordan to join Bugs Bunny and other Looney Tunes characters in a team.

A live-action animated comedy film that managed to gain the US $ 230 million from around the world, with a production budget of US $ 80 million.

Not only Jordan, many other NBA stars such as Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, and Patrick Ewing also took part in the film set between Jordan's break-in 1993 until his return in 1995. Narrated Jordan was asked by Bugs Bunny to help his team win a basketball match against aliens

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