2018 WINTER | SEASON 40
By: League Analyst
Killmonger (1-0) vs. Reckless (1-0)
A survey on Instagram Live (late last week) asked if Killmonger
is the #1 team in the league. 79% said no while only 21% agreed
with the statement. Will Killmonger use the survey as chalkboard
material against last-placed team, Reckless?
As if Killmonger needed any more motivation, Killmonger runs
with just a full squad of 8 players but the team is arguably the
"most fit" team in the league. Dion Hudson, a trainer at
Self Made, is averaging a team-high 22 ppg, 4 apg while
Darren Johnson is scoring 9 ppg, 10 rpg. Ukoma Kalu,
adding 15 lbs of muscle since anyone from Reckless has seen him,
is scoring 12 ppg, 4 apg while GM Steven Ancheta is
scoring 9 ppg with 3 three's for the season.
"I think there will be no doubt that we're the number 1 team
tomorrow. We'll be the team to beat this season without
question. It will be fun," said GM Steven Ancheta.
Reckless historically starts off slow but they make the right
adjustments and have a Championship to show for it. Those
adjustments should make for a better game on Week 2 because Week
1 was a forgettable 50 point loss against a team in love with
the 3 ball, Ball Broz. Killmonger is a run-and-gun team and
Reckless should try to control the tempo early on. David
Garcia is averaging 12 ppg while Steven Castanieto
leads the team with 13 ppg. GM Noel Serpas is scoring 12
ppg while Brian Serpas leads the team with 12 rpg. Look
for a combined team effort because the scouting report is out on
Castanieto and Killmonger will try to shut him down defensively.
Pick to Win:
On paper, this looks like an easy win for Killmonger but
anything can happen in Superstar Basketball. The scouting report
is out there, the pictures and videos are out there, it's up for
Reckless to make like Tune Squad and believe they can beat the
Monstars aka Killmonger.
Elements (0-0) vs. n W o (1-1)
Elements make their long awaited return against former 30&Over
Division Champions, n W o. Their "little brother team",
Reckless, suffered a 50 point last week in their return. Will
Elements suffer the same fate as the little brother team?
"First of all, I want to know if Luke Montilla has been shooting
500 jumpers this week," asked former Relics GM, Ernest Pablo.
"Second, I want to know if Luke still thinks he's Kobe and the
rest of his team mates are Smush Parkers."
There are a lot of eyes glued to the outcome of this match-up
from Reckless, Relics, but more importantly their next week's
"We get them twice this season, we're ready for them," said a
player from Reckless.
Mark Mercado and Robert Morgan leads n W o with
17.5 ppg. The team combines for a lowly 15.6% from 3-point range
and they need to minimize their turnovers, a rate averaging
close to 10 topg. Chris Ostos is scoring 7.5 ppg while
newcomers Ever Carro and Mark Orr share team highs
in assists with 2 apg.
Pick to Win:
n W o. The team historically doesn't care about the
outcome of the game until the last 2 weeks of the season. With
many Championship runs under their belt, look for them to get
their cardio going against a team making their return after 8
years of hiatus. Elements, a team that started the trend of
producing video highlights in Superstar Basketball, may have a
"Shaggy" surprise in their return to Superstar Basketball.
Ball Broz vs. Undisputed Era
Ball Broz have a league high 25 three-pointers and is 1-1 for
the season. Undisputed Era suffered a heart break loss against
nWo last week and is looking to rebound in their second game of
the season. Can Undisputed Era recover from the heart breaking
loss in their opener?
Peters, Player of the Week for Week 1, is averaging 23.5 ppg
and has 8 three-pointers for the season. GM Gabe Rodriguez
is scoring 12.5 ppg while Adrian Anaya is scoring 11 ppg.
If basketball was scored in style points, Ball Broz would have
the Championship. They score in highlight making drives, flashy
3-pointers, and their up-tempo style is representation of what
the NBA is today. Unfortunately, they lack post presence and
they haven't been able to make adjustments once teams figure
Undisputed Era is better than what they look and their fluke
loss should have them super motivated against their Week 2
match-up. Herman Pech is averaging a double-double with
18 ppg, 20 rpg while Paolo Leonardo is averaging a
team-high, 22 ppg. Ben Pena is scoring 17 ppg while GM Erick
Maldonado is scoring 7 ppg. They logged 2 blocks last
weekend and you would think they had more for the season since
both logs were featured in the highlight reel.
you play defense, you get rewarded for it," said a league
analyst. "We're kinda tired of watching 3-pointers and dunks,
it's refreshing to see players thrive on defense."
Pick to Win:
Undisputed Era wasn't expected to be in the game against
nWo and it took a miracle shot to beat them in their season
opener. If shots are falling and they pick apart Ball Broz
downlow, they should score a major upset against Ball Broz. That
all ends if "Poster Boy" Terrence Martin aka "Hall of Famer" aka
"Face of the League" makes his return to the League.
Chicle vs. East LA Dream Team
This has the potential to be the game of the week. Both teams
play team ball and both teams thrive on being overlooked. Many
are wondering which version of Dream Team is returning - the
Championship caliber team that took down Powerball, or the "old
and slow version" that GM Mario Miramontes said was
Reyes Cervantes confirmed which version of East LA Dream
Team is returning with a few hashtags on Instagram last night,
"reigning champs" #letsgetit
Watching the videos to produce the highlight reel last week,
it's evident Chicle has a lot of experience playing together and
they do the dirty work other teams don't like to do - set
screens, play both ends of the floor, run back on defense, set
up the open man. If you watched the footage and didn't know
which team was playing, you would probably mistake it for Dream
Team because that's exactly how they play.
players scored in double figures as CJ Pang leads the
team with 19 ppg. Mike Trout is averaging 16 ppg as the
second leading scorer while Chris Duran is scoring 12 ppg.
The team is shooting 32% from 3-point range and is averaging 45%
from the field this season.
Pick to Win:
Look for a low scoring match-up as both teams try to
figure each out. (Inserts spiderman vs spiderman meme, lol)