SEASON 41, WEEK 1
By: League Analyst
Foundation vs. We Tried
Foundation, winners of 8 Championships, has the hardest looking
jerseys in the history of Superstar Basketball. With banners
draped on both sides of their shorts and trophies to form the
back neckline of their jerseys, look for Foundation to come out
drippin (is this what the new cool kids say?)
The team is a lot older than the other Bronze Division teams but
GM Jonathan Wynn is very competitive and doesn’t see
himself past 30. Wanting to register in Gold Division, it took
Wynn a couple of weeks to decide on Bronze… and that’s what
happens when you have #mambamentality. The team has re-formed
their roster and last season, they were runner-ups against
Reckless in the Consolation Bracket.
We Tried initially tried to register as “That One White Guy” but
the name was vetoed by league officials. We Tried …To Be That
One White Guy is a homage to one of their players who lit up
Ball Broz last season. Cody, playing for Elements last
season, scored 34 points and 10 three-pointers and GM Anthony
Meltcher is excited for the team’s debut on Season 41.
“Cody looks like Charlie from Charlie and the Chocolate
Factory,” joked a league official. “We’ll call them We Tried,
but we think Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a name better
suited for them.”
East LA Dream Team vs. Relics
Game of the Week.
Relics, 18 time Champion, takes on the league’s best team, East
LA Dream Team. The team has won 2 straight Championships and the
3-time Champions is looking to make a name for themselves
against the league’s most decorated franchise.
“When you think of NBA, you think Celtics, Lakers…Bulls,” said a
returning GM. “When you think of Superstar Basketball, you think
Their peers are excited to see them back in action and the
highlights all over YouTube and Instagram have been timeless.
From the double alley oops (James Acevedo-to-Andrew Knox-to
Flight) to Terrence Martin’s Espiritu Santus to the
Steph Curry before Stephen Curry (Cisco Acevedo), the
Relics are going to elevate the competition level to another
level in Season 41.
You know the competition level is serious when you have players
checking in and inquiring about match-ups before game day.
Andrew Martinez was disappointed in missing the
season-opener and is hoping for a re-match on Rivalry Week (Week
7). GM Mario Miramontes has taken over the franchise for
Reyes Cervantes but that shouldn’t change anything for
the 3-time Champions. Their players are long, quick and are deep
from 1-to-9. Their players are interchangeable and their
experience at the top of the mountain in recent seasons could
give Relics an L in their return back to Superstar Basketball.
Equality vs. Monstars
Monstars was young and raw when they played their earlier years
in Superstar Basketball but GM Jared Ojeda has grown a
lot in recent years. Ojeda is bringing back the Monstars, a team
comprised of a beasty front court. Xavier and Ralph Morelos,
two brothers who have been winning tournaments in the Latino
Circuit, are expected to bring Monstars to the top in Gold this
Equality features Gary Beiard, a multiple MVP recipient
who made history on Season 3 when he led Zero Balance to an
undefeated Season, becoming the first team to win a Championship
with an undefeated record. Beaird has won it all from 3-point
Shooting contests, Regular Season MVP, All Star MVP and Finals
MVP. Word on the street is his team is stacked and GM Renegades
Aaron Mancell leaked out the info a couple weeks back.
“They got Uzoma Kalu, Larry Parker, Mike Peters…their team is
stacked,” revealed Aaron Mancell.
With Equality hoping to bring an ass whooping to all kinds of
teams, Monstars isn’t backing down.
Jared Ojeda, Monstars GM: Nothing is better than competitive
basketball. I don’t want an easy road, we want to play with guys
that wanna beat our ass. Cause that’s what mindset my team has
had in other leagues.”
Renegades vs. The Rock
Fi-na-lly, The Rock has come back to Supeeeeeeerstar!
The Rock, 2-time Champions (Summer 2010 and Spring 2012), make
their return to Superstar to honor the late Dale Barnes.
Barnes was a Championship caliber Center who averaged 5.7 ppg,
6.9 rpg in The Rock’s Championship Season in Summer 2010.
Expectations aren’t there for The Rock, a team GM Ben Sin
says is here to reunite and have fun this summer.
League analyst: Relics vs. The Rock for the title?
Ben Sin: Negative
LA: Ya’ll not cooking…
Ben Sin: Dream Team vs. Relics… we are playing for the memory of
Their opponent, Renegades, is playing for bragging rights and
Kris Dick wasn’t shy about his intentions. GM Aaron
Mancell initially registered for Bronze Division, but Dick
was back to his usual self (LOL, damn I miss your antics) and
Kris Dick: We are in Gold right?
League Analyst: Bronze
KD: Why Bronze?
LA: Ya’ll really want gold?
KD: Yeah I want competition, not blowouts.
Renegades, winner of 2 Championships in Gold Division (Spring
2013, Fall 2013) have been winning Championships in other
leagues. GM Aaron Mancell has put together Championships
teams and Regular Season records are nothing to Mancell. Expect
a couple of Vegas trips from him as the team coasts in the
Regular Season only to turn it on in the Playoffs.
Chicle vs. Reckless
With a season under their belt, expect Chicle to turn it on this
season. The team’s talent level wasn’t on par with the elite
teams last season but their chemistry and their hustle kept them
in the ball games against Dream Team and the elite. They were
listed as rookies last season but they were anything but rookies
on the floor as GM Chris Duran hit timely 3-pointers and
CJ Pang was unstoppable on both ends of the floor. Seeing
Reckless win a trophy in the Consolation Bracket has CJ posting
emojis and Chicle is looking to make it official with a Bronze
Division Championship this season.
CJ Pang: Consolation Bracket gets a trophy?!
Superstar Basketball: Yes.
Chicle takes on the Winners of the Consolation Bracket,
Reckless, to start Season 41. Reckless was about the brotherhood
and camaraderie and it was a pleasant surprise to finish the
season with a Consolation Bracket trophy. The team has new
uniforms to start the season and with a trophy to re-start the
league’s Bronze Division, look for Reckless to defend the