ESPN: Pau Gasol had 18 points and 11 rebounds to lead world champion Spain to a 85-63 win over Serbia in the final of the European basketball championship Sunday.
The victory gave Spain its first European title after six runner-up finishes, including a one-point loss two years ago to Russia in front of its home crowd.
The Spaniards dominated from the start at both ends of the court, playing pressure man-to-man defense and getting out on the break for easy baskets to take a 15-point first quarter lead. Serbia never recovered.
Gasol, a star with the NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers, scored down low and blocked three shots on his way to winning the tournament MVP honors.
“It was a great game, and obviously we won the final that we lost twice before this year, so I’m extremely happy and it’s an unforgettable day for us,” Gasol said. “We just worked so hard to win this championship and I’m just super proud of my teammates.”
Guard Rudy Fernandez chipped in with 13 points for Spain, while Uros Tripkovic led Serbia with 15 points.
“We lost the first half, and probably the game was finished,” Serbia coach Dusan Ivkovic said. “The Spanish team was better and they deserved absolutely this title.”
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Daily Archives: September 21, 2009
Kenyon… The Lakers are the world champions. They’ve beat you two years in a row. Maybe it’s time to stop talking?
RealGM: Nuggets forward Kenyon Martin says the team feels as though they are better than the defending-champion Lakers.
Martin was asked by 104.3 The Fan in Denver what the team learned from their deep playoff run this past season.
“That you have to play on a consistent basis throughout the regular season and just better your position. Just learn from the things we did right last year and learn from things we did wrong, but we had a great run,” Martin said on the radio.
“I think guys know that we were right there and everybody in that locker room and in the organization feels we were a better team than the Lakers. Everybody feels we were a better team than the Lakers and no one can tell me anything different. No one.”
I understand having “faith” in your team, but even Kenyon knows what’s real. Oh well it just makes for a great potential rivalry in the west! NBA season please start now.
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Track Listing – “Back On Top” – Lakers Mixxes
1. Intro – Lakers Postseason Mixxes
2. Voice of The Nation (Playoffs edition)
3. Interlude – Lakers Postseason Mixxes
4. That Journey Starts Now
5. Game 1 Recap (Lakersvsjazz)
6. Game 2 Recap (Lakersvsjazz)
7. Game 4 Recap (Lakersvsjazz)
8. Game 5 Recap (Lakersvsjazz)
9. Houston: We Have a Problem
10. This Ain’t War
11. Not Now, Now Ever
12. Get Game 3
13. Hate Kobe Now feat. Stephen A. Smith
14. Take Us There (freestyle)
15. Where We Belong feat. ‘Los
16. Plight of a Champion
17. Close Ya Mouf (Orlando Maggets diss)
18. Lakers Are the Champions feat. iLLa
19. Outro – Lakers Postseason Mixxes
20. Ring Chasers
21. Check The Hate (rough draft for Ld2k project)
22. L.O. Conundrum
23. The Run…
****be on the lookout for September 7th’s new Lakers mixtape dropping September 24th featuring new unreleased music on the 2009 season that got us here…”Back On Top”
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Banner 16, we’re on our way. Lil Larry stays with its true owner for the 2010 season and beyond!
LAMAR ODOM AND KHLOE KARDASHIAN ARE GETTING MARRIED THIS SUNDAY (September 27) !!!!! WITH NO PRE-NUP
I have no words for this union. It’s no secret that I am and have always been a Los Angeles Lakers fan, and re-signing Lamar Odom helped to solidify our championship hopes…but this has me “worried” a little bit. How is Lamar focusing on up coming training camp, with all this fiasco going on? I know my girl over at Necolebitchie.com think Lamar is trying to garner attention, but I don’t think that’s it at all. Lamar Odom plays for the Los Angeles Lakers, the world champions and getting attention is no problem. We can see that from the daily up to the minute for 31 days of his free agency. But I surely don’t understand how this man, who was dating Academy Award nominated Tarij P. Henson earlier in the year, decides to date and marry (in less than a month) Khole Kardashian…and without a pre-nup? Now I am a firm believer in when you are ready to marry someone, you are saying I trust you with all that I have…but I’m just not sure about this? But like a friend said…who knows how much the Kardashians are worth? So for this fan right here…long as Lamar does not allow this to interfere with our championship run…whatever! Cause we all know that he is a very emotional guy.
E Hollywood has already dumped 300k to pay for this ceremony.
Why are they rushing? Is someone pregnant?
UPDATE: via NecoleBitchie.com
Soooo apparently the Kardashian family are selling pictures of the wedding to different magazines… Highest bidder gets them. They are taping the wedding for the show Keeping Up with the Kardashins – Spinoff show already planned for Lamar and Khloe.