This week in the news, the Canadian National Senior Men’s Team held they’re training camp in Toronto. This may be the Golden Age for Canadian Men’s Basketball, or even Canadian Basketball for that matter. Why am I talking about the Senior Men’s Team? Well there are a couple of NBA players are on the team like Tristan Thompson (Cleveland) and Cory Joesph (San Antonio). During their camp, they played in the JDIC, beating team Jamaica both games, winning the JDIC. Congratulations Canada.
Michael Jordan is back in the news again, and surprising the world, or maybe just a few people. He still has it, ladies and gents. He was playing one on one while at the “MJ Flight School”, and dunked on a little kid. It’s no surprise for the ultimate fans of the 6’7, basketball super star. Will Lebron be able to do that at 50? I don’t think so. MJ is definitely the greatest basketball player in my books.
Coach Kobe Bryant, interesting concept, right? Well we’ve seen him in this role before, when he was first on the sideline due to his achilies injury. Now, during the latest Nike Basketball tour, Kobe is showing off his inner Phil Jackson mentality, in China. Kobe is giving something back to the community, the “Mamba Mentalitity” on and off the court. He’s on of the greatest competitors to ever play the game, and has one of the best mentalities, that is off the charts. Coach Kobe, definitely has an awesome ring to it, doesn’t it?
As if the Miami Heat wasn’t stacked enough, Greg Oden has joined the team. He will be an off the bench type of player, as he doesn’t have athletic ability to be a starter any longer. He’s been out of the league for three years, due to injuries after injuries. He’s just 25 years old, and accepted a 2 year deal with Miami. With the injuries he’s suffered, I don’t see a bright future for the star. Personally, I would stop with the basketball career, and find something else. A game isn’t worth killing your body over. It’s just a game, Oden.