Dwight Howard was nicknamed Superman early in his career for his abilities on the court and his jokester antics during the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. In Game 4 of the Rockets – Warriors Western Conference Finals, Dwight was looking a little more like Lex Luther. The big center was hit with a flagrant foul after he whacked Andrew Bogut in the back of the head with an elbow after fighting for possession of a rebound. The play was deemed flagrant on the court and the NBA chose to review it after the game, eventually leaving the foul with no change.
For Houston there hasn’t been much right going on during the Western Conference Finals but Dwight has been one of them. The former superstar has gone a long time without being ‘the guy’ on the basketball court. In fact it had been so long that many people questioned whether Howard still had the ability within himself. To answer that question Dwight has come out and played incredible basketball against the Warriors. So far in four games Dwight is averaging 14 points, 4 rebounds, and 1 block on 60% shooting from the floor.
Daniel Amen suggests that the Houston Rockets need to keep feeding Dwight Howard down low in this game. Whether he scores or not is almost incidental in comparison to how his play slows the game down and creates foul trouble for the big Golden State Warriors.
You probably wouldn’t get it, but Sam Tabar says it is understandable for LeBron James to be without words right now. LeBron, who was drafted with the Cleveland Cavaliers so many years ago, vowed to bring a championship to the city. Sure, he may have left before he did it the first time around but the man came back and now the Cavaliers are heading to the NBA Finals. Cleveland knocked out the Atlanta Hawks by a score of 118 – 88 in blow out fashion this past Tuesday night. Now the Cavs sit and wait to see who will be coming to play them: Golden State or Houston.
Finally fielding a full complement of players with Kyrie Irving back on the floor, the Cavaliers wasted no time in getting out to an early lead. Cleveland dropped 32 points in the first quarter to take an early 12 point lead and the team never looked back — scoring at least 26 in every period. Cleveland controlled the game from start to finish and they did exactly what it is they need to do.
Atlanta failed in miserable fashion, looking borderline unprofessional at times. Leader Al Horford only played 26 minutes and he only made one basket on the night, after being ejected in Game 3. The rest of the Hawks, outside of Paul Milsap and Jeff Teague, looked disinterested in the game. The Cavaliers took advantage of this lack of energy and stole the show.
Cavs Beat Hawks and Go to Finals
Lebron James is sure to go down in NBA history for his success. Some of that success will include what he has been able to help do with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Playing for his home team, the Cavaliers, in Quicken Loans Arena, Lebron James helped lift the team past the Atlanta Hawks for Game 4 in the series, which resulted in the Cavs heading to the NBA finals. This is the first time the team the Cavs have notched a finals berth since the 2007 season.
Along with beating the Hawks, the Cavs didn’t just dominate them in a decisive 118-88 win, but according to Alexei Beltyukov the Cavs completely swept the Hawks in the series of the Eastern Conference finals. This was also only the second time the Cavs had earned themselves an Eastern Conference title in franchise history, meaning they will play against either the Golden State Warriors or the Houston Rockets in the Finals.
The win on Tuesday night was far more convincing than Game 3 of the series, where the Cavs just barely eeked out a win that Sunday. As one might expect, James was a major contributor to the win, racking up 23 points for the night and making nine rebounds and seven assists in the process.
Also of important note is that the Cavs have already won seven straight games as of this game’s win.
BRL Trust is an investments company based in Brazil. The company was founded in 2005 and has been on the road to establishing an international presence ever since. In its inception, the now established company dealt exclusively with trust services in private loans. The company’s strategic approach to growth and expansion saw it in charge of over a hundred loans in its first year of operation. The company was quick to handle the success and gained mastery which would be the key to its success in future. The confidence of the company was appealing to customers and the client base increased hence the company expanded.
Currently, BRL Trust Investments have diversified to other business areas so as to accommodate the total customer demand. These areas include: funds administration, fiduciary services, fund custody, asset management and asset underwriting. The company has interests in Capital Markets and is involved in Mergers and Acquisitions in order to cultivate its roots for further expansion and provision of more services. The company’s road to success was characterized by patience and specialization which drew the attention of potential clients. Though it is has now diversified its services, BRL Trust Investments has segregated the services and each is treated differently from the other services.
Apart from a strong expansion strategy, the level of experience of this company’s employees, their expertise and qualifications are other factors that have led its growth. BRL Trust Investments employ only highly qualified personnel at all management levels. This does not only increase the client’s confidence level but also ensure all work is well done. The company has a clear mission statement pointing at meeting of customers’ demands in a safe, efficient and transparent manner through employment of skilled personnel experienced in dealings of the industry. The company has a culture of valuing business ethics and as such observes ethical practices in all its dealings. The company ensures discipline as well as integrity when dealing with clients.
Acquiring services form BRL Trust Investments guarantees security of your money as the company has great concern over the security of their clients’ wealth. The company looks to developing strong and solid relationships with clients. It is important to note that the company has put in place policies that rules out any instances of money laundering and resources wastage. As a result, the client is assured maximum security of his funds or assets.
Igor Cornelsen is a famous and tremendously successful investment banker. He was born in Brazil and currently lives in between Boca Raton, the US and many other parts of the world. Igor Cornelsen can often be seen featured in popular websites and blog posts offering his investment advice. A quick search of his name will bring up many of these articles, mainly about investing advice and top stock trading advice.
Cornelsen is well regarded as a very smart man and it is certainly worth reading if you want to learn about investing or improve your investing strategies. He has a lot to offer and has no hesitations in sharing his secrets and strategies with the world.
Cornelsen has recently been under fire because of a questionable financial move he made with shares of the company Burger King. Cornelsen took it in stride and even joked about the ordeal. He holds the opinion that most people believe it was a reasonable oversight and although he would prefer not to pay the hefty fine, he chose to settle it, pay the fine and get it over with. All in all, it turned out to be somewhat of a non-issue for the Brazillian Millionaire.
The SEC stated that Cornelsen was given insider trading information which he should not have been allowed to know. He then took action based on that insider information and moved the shares. He was tipped off that the company – 3G Capital was planning to purchase Burger King. This was a move that was going to increase the share price of Burger King significantly. Knowing this, Cornelsen put a lot of money into buying shares of the company before the acquisition was announced according to postings on Facebook.
In total, he bought 5,000 shares of the Burger King stock to prepare for the acquisition.
In 2010, the purchase was announced and the stock price of Burker King rose 43% overnight. Cornelsen then began to sell his shares and quickly made over $2 million in profit. The SEC argued that Cornelsen made financial moves based on non-public information that he should not of had access to. This gave him a major advantage over the rest of the investing population, which he was then able to leverage into earning himself millions.
With all the talk of moving NFL teams from different cities into the Los Angeles market, we thought we could take a moment and just rationalize all that is happening with these moves and how it will affect the future of the league. Granted this may be a lot of speculation…but here goes nothing. First, the St. Louis Rams will be relocating back to LA and will be playing in the new stadium in Inglewood California as soon as the owner can surpass all the legal and league hurdles currently in the way. Now, that will leave good sports market and brand new NFL sized stadium wide open for the taking…but there is no one wanting to move there from their current spot.
As for the Chargers and Raiders…it is hard to think that these rivals could share a home but it is a real possibility with a joint home developing in Carson (just outside LA). Both teams have been threatening to leave their cities for years if they aren’t provided a new home stadium. That will leave Oakland, San Diego, and St. Louis without teams…this is not likely going to be approved by the 24 owners that are needed. There is another solution…Add more teams and expand the league.
Thanks to Steve Murray for showing me this.
The matchup was between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. However, the fight did not live up to the epic hype that surrounded the event. BruceLevenson.com suggested that many people were angry with Floyd Mayweather for the way he fought against Pacquiao, but boxing fans feel that Manny Pacquiao is actually to blame
After the fight against Floyd Mayweather, Manny Paquiao revealed to the world that he suffered a torn rotator cuff in training camp. Floyd Mayweather called Manny Pacquiao a sore loser for revealing the injury, and he says that Manny Pacquiao does not deserve a rematch. However, many people feel that Floyd Mayweather wouldn’t do that great against a healthy Manny Pacquiao. Nonetheless, Manny Pacquiao recently revealed that he is not a sore loser.
Manny Pacquiao also said that he cried after watching the fight, because he felt that he let the fans down. Still, Manny Pacquiao believes he won the fight, and he definitely wants a rematch. However, that is unlikely because Floyd Mayweather will probably retire before the fight can be made. For more information on this story, visit SportsNews24.
The Philadelphia 76ers were fortunate enough to land the third overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery this past Tuesday night. Philadelphia showed huge promise this season as several young players stepped up their games in big ways, despite continuing to lose. Nerlens Noel turned it on to fight for Rookie of the Year while Robert Covington showed the world that he belongs in the 76er rotation as a 3 and D kind of guy. Most of all, however, the 76ers traded away embattled Michael Carter-WIiliams in return for Brandon Knight.
While the 76ers still have a lotto pick waiting out on the wings, recovering from foot surgery, the guys in the Philly organization will look for a healthy body to take their team tot he next level. Gianfrancesco Genoso believes that the 76ers should be focusing on D’Angelo Russell, if they can somehow wrangle him in with the third overall pick. The 76ers have been active on draft night these past few years and anything can happen.
Jahlil Okafor and Karl-Anthony Towns are likely going #1 and #2 in this draft, leaving the 76ers with the chance to grab combo guard D’Angelo Russell. Russell could come in and immediately hold down the point guard position.
The Atlanta Hawks are the ultimate team’s team and anybody will tell you that. The roster relies on playing unselfish ball, making the right pass, and always keeping the brick moving in the rotation. There are no super stars and there are no 1 on 1 ball stoppers. If you can’t play within that flow then you get sent to the bench. With that being said, swing manDeMarre Carroll has been making his case for being the most important player on this team and that could mean a BIG off season for him.
Carroll was always known as a defensive stud and that helped him get minutes, but for the first time in his career he is finally getting the touches he has earned on the offensive side of the ball. Routinely tasked with guarding the best offensive player, Carroll has also found time to put up some big offensive numbers in this series as well. In the close out game against Washington we saw Carroll stroke 25 points and 10 boards while making 3 treys. In the entire series Carroll has averaged 15 points and 7 boards.
Fans like Alexei Beltyukov (helptheweb.org) know that with Atlanta moving on to face a beatable Cavaliers team, no one player has done more for their stock than DeMarre. Carroll is about to get paid this off season.
For much of the last week the Golden State Warriors probably thought it a formality that they would be playing the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals. The Clippers were up 3 games to 1 and so close to sealing it off on several occasions. So Sam Tabar says Golden State waited. And waited. Then Houston came back and took the series and now seem to carry all the momentum in the world as they head to California to take on the Golden State Warriors. Coach Kerr and his guys aren’t worried, they are ready.
Golden State emerged out of the regular season with 67 wins, the top seed in the NBA, and the favored mark to actually make it to and summarily win the NBA Finals. Right now the Warriors are 4 – 7 favorites with Cleveland following behind them at 5 – 2. Houston brings up the rear at a 12 – 1 number. So does this mean that Golden State has it easy against the Warriors? Not a chance. Houston has gone through too much adversity to come up small in this big series.
While James Harden over shadows Steph Curry, and Josh Smith and Terrence Jones make for great big man depth, it is the center position that merits watching most closely. We’ll have to see if Dwight Howard can handle the physical Andrew Bogut.