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MVP NBA 08-09

The NBA most valuable player candidates are Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Dwight Howard, Dwayne wade. I think Lebron James aka “the king” should be MVP.He averages 28.3 points, 9 rebounds, and 7.2 assists per game. Kobe Bryant averages 28 points per game, he also brings his team from the bottom to the top in most game, with the Lakers having the best record in the league. Chris Paul aka “cp3”, averages 21.4 points and 2.8 steals pre game. And Dwight Howard aka “d12”, also with an average of 21 points, and 2.9 blocks per game. And finally Dwayne wade who averages 29.7 points per game. My pick is Lebron James because he is unpredictable and very entertaining . He is a team player, and has a great personality, he loves where he’s at and keeps everyone on their toes. He is a nice guy and a player that a coach would want to work with .he is the future of the NBA.

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Rising of Rose

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By: Dishan Lowe

Up in coming rookie of the year

Up in coming rookie of the year

Derrick rose was the number one pick in the 2009 NBA draft. The point guard out of the University of Memphis was selected by the Chicago bulls. He is my pick for rookie of the year. The Chicago native is playing in his hometown but he seems to be dealing with the pressure well. He was the nation’s top high school point guard in 2007. He was Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2007. He is the skills challenge champion at the 2009 NBA all-star weekend beating Devin Harris, mo Williams, and tony parker. He is averaging 16 points per game. In his first week he pulled a Michael Jordan and scored 26 points. Derrick rose has come to the NBA and let all the other rookies know that he is going to be on top out of the gate. He is averaging 3.6 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. He is a person that can keep his game face on until he leaves the court so it looks to reporters and photographers like he is not happy when he is, he is someone that can show his feelings when he gets comfortable where he is. Derrick rose is a man that you can depend on if your starting point guard is out. He fights as hard as he can to help not only himself look good and his team as well. He can be very laid back and show no emotions. Derrick rose is my favorite rookie and espn.sports.go.com will back me on saying that not only is he a great basketball player but he is also very intelligent. Also he does not struggle with his perimeter shots and he has not suffered any injuries. Im not saying that he is a superhero and can’t mess up or get hurt, I’m saying at this moment nothing is going bad for him. He needs to work on his defense more and when he does he will be one of the greatest that has ever played.

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No Wrestling Team In My High School

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By Fernando Bustos

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I am passionate about wrestling. I remember watching it on TV and on the Olympics. By seeing these athletes toss and grapple each other I developed an interest in the sport. Since then I have started to wrestle with my brothers and then gotten yelled at by my mom for making too much noise in the house. I have always liked sports with physical contact I like using my body as a way to perform moves that seem impossible to do. It’s the rush and contact you get that gets me pumped up and ready to wrestle. I started out with wrestling in the 8th grade. When I came to high school I was so excited about getting onto the wrestling team, since I heard competition is more serious there and people are more committed to becoming better. I knew that that’s the place I wanted to be so that I could grow and become a better wrestler. Unfortunately when I talked to the director of athletics at our school I found out that we didn’t have a wrestling team, and we haven’t had one in a long time. I was disappointed that there was no team because I was really pumped up to start a higher level of sports where I would become a better wrestler.

My high school has not taken any actions to bring back the wrestling team. I think it’s really important to have a bigger variety of sports in high school since its one of the reasons why students are in involved in school. There are many students who have a passion for sports and use high school sports to become better and develop skills in life.

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Encinal Girls Make Playoffs

by Dishan Lowe

According to maxpreps.com the Encinal girl’s varsity basketball team has earned a number three seed in the north coast section division three playoffs. Encinal will play the Tamalpais high tonight at Encinal. The lady jets are coming off of a 60-53 lost to st. Mary’s in the bsal championship game. The Encinal girls varsity basketball team has maintained their heart to fight for more. Although Encinal lost to st. Mary’s the girls aslo lost their jv coach to a heart attack . Their junior starting point guard Raeshel Contreras has scored 418 points and shot 60 three point shots with 111 assists. Raeshel is considered to be the team’s mvp. Being a Encinal high school student and a fan of high school sports the girls team has shown anything can happen while you are having fun

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All-American Returns

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by Jacquez Clifton

According to http://www.rivals.com Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin was cleared to play tomorrow at Texas Tech. The 6- foot-10 sophomore could not play because of a bad concussion during the first half of a loss to Texas last Saturday. He sat on the bench the rest of the game. The then third-ranked Sooners suffered a heart breaking 87-78 loss at home to Kansas. Blake Griffin is very important to his team. He is averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds per game. He ranks second nationally with 22 double – doubles. Griffin is the heart and soul of his team. In the Kansas game , the Sooners were outrebounded by six. He’s considered by many experts to be the number one pick in the 2009 draft. ESPN says that griffin has the size, strength, and athleticism coveted in power players. They compare him to Utah Jazz power forward Carlos Boozer.

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Eight arrested in Phelps’ case

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By:Nathaniel Lashley

According to timesonline.com, eight people at the party where Michael Phelps was caught smoking marijuana were arrested on February third. Seven of them were arrested for possession of marijuana. The eighth person was arrested for dealing the drugs. One of them was reported to be the owner of the bong Phelps smoked from. He tried to sell the bong for $100,000 on eBay. Other people have tried to sell website addresses like “phelpsbongs.com” for $9,500. And people have been selling t-shirts saying “I did bong hits with Phelps”. Michael Phelps wasn’t charged in the case, but he has lost a big endorsement from Kellogg’s cereals. Pro-marijuana groups believe that the police should focus on the other people at the party, who actually broke the law. the marijuana policy project said Kellogg’s is being hypocritical because when Phelps was caught for drinking and driving they kept their endorsement even though he did something illegal and even more dangerous. Phelps wasn’t arrested for using the marijuana while the other seven were. Phelps should not be getting special privileges for being an Olympic medial winner and should be treated like everyone else.

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By: Esteban Olague

According to AFP.com Super Bowl 43 will be held at the Raymond James stadium in Tampa, Florida this Sunday, The game will pit the Pittsburg Steelers against the Arizona cardinals. Since last years super bowl 42 between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants, pricing for the super bowl’s advertisements and commercials have gone up. For example, Last year 30-second commercials cost 2.7 million dollars while this year’s price has increased to 3 million for the same amount of air time. The numbers of viewers also goes up every year. According to webhelpermagazine.com, the regular cost for an average TV commercial or advertisement varies between 300 to 800 dollars. The cost for super bowl commercials is extremely over priced, considering that we as a nation are in a financial ditch. The super bowl is a popular and exciting show in which two of the best teams in the country compete; this alone makes it one of the biggest events every year. And because it is so popular, enormous amounts of people are going to watch it.

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