Before Kim Rodr-Luzzi started taking kickboxing lessons, she had to walk with keys between the knuckles for self-defense.
But now the DeKalb teacher need not use the keys as weapons any more- rather she is more comfortable to channelize her hooks, jabs, uppercuts & even roundhouse kick moves to keep the would-be attackers at bay. The lady feels that her kickboxing lessons have made her more confident & guarded.
“There are many things which I am able to do now, such as hanging upside down right from punching bag & sit-ups “, noted Rodr-Luzzi. “My body now has changed a lot.”
On Saturday Antonio Spurs defeated the Portland Trail Blazers with 118-103 to go to the cup of the finale of Western Conference. Tony parker alone scored 29 points.
In the seven match series that will continue on Monday at Portland the Spurs have already taken 3-0 lead in the series. The forward player Tim Duncan gathered 19 points, four assists and seven rebounds for his team.
Five players of San Antonio scored in double figures. As compared to Portland’s reserves which got six points and San Antonio combined 40 points.
On Wednesday, 18 year old Dante Exum revealed that he had signed a deal with an agent and he would enter the National Basketball Association Draft in June. He hired Brandon Rosenthal and Rob Pelinka Rosenthal of Landmark Sports Agency to correspond him, joining National Basketball Association stars such as James Harden and Bryant in the company's stable. Contracting with an agent makes Dante a pro as well as finishes any scopes of taking up offers to play in the United States college basketball.
On Monday Kobe Bryant signed a 2 year deal extension with, Los Angeles Lakers, securing 4th leading scorer in the NBA history in his twentieth season with the team. This season Kobe Bryant has not played when recovering from an operation on his plucked Achilles tendon back in April.
Los Angeles did not wait to reestablish their commitment to the 5 time National Basketball Association champ before he got anywhere near to free agent market next summer.
The Hornets are interested in signing Willie Green according to new rumours. Willie Green is an unrestricted free agent and the Hornets have the option of whether or not to tender Marco Belinelli. Beyond that, they have nothing, unless you consider Jarrett Jack a shooting guard (I do!). Monty Williams spent much of last season giving 35-40 minutes to one guy at the point guard, small forward, power forward, and center positions while simultaneously playing musical chairs at shooting guard.
Willie Green has been the favourite of many old fans, but it seems that Williams will be the new Green. Williams provides the Sixers with instant offense off the bench. He led the Sixers in fourth-quarter scoring (4.3 points) this season, in addition to having a team-best 10 double-digit final periods and leading all NBA reserves with 356 free throw attempts. He can create his own shot, as he did with the game-winning 3-pointer in the Game 4 victory over the Heat, which makes him a viable option at the end of games.
Willie Green scored 13 of his 15 points in the fourth quarter Friday in helping the New Orleans Hornets pull clear in the late going to defeat Memphis 98-91. The Free Bets website had Green down as the top points scorer.
The game was tied after each of the first three periods but the Hornets prevailed to snap a two-game losing streak.
Jarrett Jack hit a 3-pointer for New Orleans to give the Hornets an eight-point lead with 2:59 to play, and they protected their advantage at the foul line down the stretch.
Every game New Orleans Hornets guard Willie Green tries to make an impact, but at the same time he continues to cope with the death of his sister and cousin.
New Orleans Hornets guard Willie Green said: 'I try to play the game the right way, respectful to my teammates and coaches even when times are tough. This is a privilege.'
Willie Green led New Orleans with 24 points Friday and the Hornets held Orlando to a single field goal over the final 6:39 to down the Magic 99-93.
New Orleans ended a four-game losing streak by limiting Orlando to 13 points in the fourth period.
Orlando rallied from a 14-point deficit in the third period to tie the score heading into the final quarter, but the Magic went cold down the stretch and had a two-game winning streak snapped. Orlando made just 1-of-10 shots from the field during the latter half of the fourth period and turned the ball over four times.
The converse affect of Thornton being traded away is that Willie Green should get even more minutes; he was already getting increased run lately, posting averages of 17.0 points and 1.4 3s per game in 32.4 minutes over his past five contests.