2018 WINTER | SEASON 40
By: League Analyst
Ball Broz (2-1) vs. nWo (2-1)
Both teams are tied with a 2-1 record with Ball Broz ranked
ahead at #2 and nWo ranked at #3. Offense has been Ball Broz.'s
imo and Mike Peters, who many believe is the best scorer in
Superstar Basketball at the moment, ranks #1 in total points and
#1 in three-pointers with a season total of 15. Can Mike
continue to put up offensive numbers against nWo?
nWo is averaging 69.3 ppg but they're losing one of their
scorers in Robert Morgan (20 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.3 apg) who
has decided to play for Ball Broz instead. Players cannot play
for multiple teams in one division and Morgan played for both
teams on Week 1 and Week 2. Losing Morgan should give plenty of
scoring opportunities for Mark Mercado (13.7 ppg) and
Chris Ostos (8.0 ppg) who are both shooting 32% from 3-point
line. Rookie Ever Carro is averaging a league-high, 5.0
apg and is scoring 8.7 ppg.
"Ever has been winning Championships in other leagues, and his
Championship mentality is carrying over to our squad," said a
player from nWo. "Mix of old and new is good for nWo."
Ball Broz is led by Mike Peters who is averaging 22.7 ppg,
3.3 spg. Peters is hitting 50% of his 3-point attempts and his
passing (2.7) is often overlooked...because he shoots so damn
well. Ball Broz has multiple weapons in the post (Steve
Carpenter, 12 ppg, 3.0 apg) and the wings (Robert Morgan,
13.0 ppg and GM Gabe Rodriguez, 10.3 ppg), and they're
quickly becoming a well-rounded team.
"The gap between #1 team Killmonger and Ball Broz gets smaller
by the week, and now you have East LA Dream Team and Chicle is
hungry as well," said a league analyst. "You can say there's 4-5
teams that can win it this season."
Pick to Win:
nWo is old and they aren't a run-and-gun team. When the
offense flows and Ball Broz is running, they are tough to beat.
Both teams love the 3-ball and nWo suffered their first loss in
a double-header on Week 1 because they shot 9% from long
distance. Mike Peters is on a roll here, and a team of old guys
shouldn't be able to contain the front-runner for MVP. This one
goes to Ball Broz...
Elements (0-1) vs. Reckless (0-2)
There is a LOT of HISTORY between both teams. A LOT! We can
write about how Elements was one of the Original 6 teams in the
league and how James Santillan, part of the Elements brotherhood
a decade ago, and how he was limited with playing time and how
he started his own team. We can write about how his team
developed into a Championship team... and Elements have yet to
win one, but let's not write about that. We can look back in the
past, maybe for Rivalry Week, but why look back in the past when
we can enjoy this present.
The gift of another life...on the hardwood. Another life, to
play the game we all watch and post about on social media,
because let's face it, both teams post about the Lakers during
every big game. (except for one dedicated Miami Heat fan). This
week, both teams have put time aside to focus on their health,
to get back into playing, to re-focus on fitness and play
another game against Father Time, although we all know he's
Elements GM James Bernardo was at the park, working on his game
Elements shooter, Luke Montilla, is working on his handles and
his jumpshot again.
Reckless Founder James Santillan is drinking plenty of
protein shakes and you know what they say about protein milk
shakes - they bring all the boys to the yard, and they're like...
Pick to Win:
If there's such a thing as good losses, last week against
the #1 team, Killmonger, was a good loss for Reckless. They
didn't give up easily and in the crucial 4th quarter, they were
within 6 points before their comeback fell short. Against a team
they consider their rivals, look for Reckless to get their first
W this season.
vs. Undisputed Era
Undisputed Era is trying to avoid a 0-3 start as they take on
Chicle, a rookie team that suffered their first loss of the
season last week.
Rico made his debut for the Baldwin Park team last week and
he is averaging 24 ppg with 4 three-pointers. Herman Pech is
scoring 15.0 ppg while Paolo Leonardo is averaging 14.0
ppg. Newcomer Uzoma Kalu has been taken off the roster (Killmonger)
and will not play with the team the rest of the season. GM
Erick Maldonado has the responsibility of coming up with a
game plan against Chicle, a team that kept up with defending
Gold Champions, East LA Dream Team on Week 2. Their opponents
are shooting 42.3% from the field and combine for 9.0 apg.
Erick loves watching WWE, let's put this match-up in
perspective... this is like The Rock vs. Goldust. Not Goldberg,
Goldust. You can take a guess on who Goldust is."
Pang is averaging 19.0 ppg while Jay Tapang ranks 2nd
in the team with 15.5 ppg. Mike Trout is scoring 8.0 ppg
while GM Chris Duran is averaging 8.0 ppg. Their
opponents are averaging 73.5 ppg with Killmonger hardly playing
defense against Undisputed Era on Week 2. Expect those offensive
numbers to go down as long as Chicle controls the tempo of the
Pick to Win:
Undisputed Era is looking for their identity while its
clear what works for Chicle. They're a rookie team on paper but
their play on Sundays says they've been playing together for
awhile. Chicle by 10...
Killmonger vs. East LA Dream Team
Both teams are undefeated as 2-0 Killmonger take on Defending
Gold Champions, East LA Dream Team.
Dream is making sure there aren't "I love Your Smile" music
videos featuring Uzoma Kalu as they take their Championship
style of play against the so-called #1 team in the league.
nah they ain't #1," said a player from Dream Team last week.
teams have players going off for big games as GM Steven
Ancheta averages 9.0 ppg with 6 three-pointers for the
season. Dion Hudson is averaging 14.5 ppg while Jordan
Salley made his debut last week with 17 points, 7.0 rpg. The
team nearly has 5 players averaging in double figures but this
week, expect those offensive numbers to decline against Dream
Team. What Killmonger has to worry about is having a comfortable
"Historically, Dream Team gets off to slow starts but they turn
it up in the 2nd half," said a league analyst. "They make
adjustments and once they get on a roll, it's hard to stop
Morales made his debut with Dream Team last week scoring 12
points on 40% shooting. John King logged a double-double with 12
points, 10 boards while Andrew Martinez led the way with
14 points on 36.4% shooting. GM Mario Miramontes and
Reyes Cervantes combine for 9 points but those two shooters
are as clutch as it gets and Killmonger need to make sure they
don't overlook their Week 3 opponent.
keeping tabs on Dream Team, we know what they're capable of,"
said GM Steven Ancheta on Superstar Radio, Week 2.
Pick to Win:
Dream Team. Killmonger has had easy wins against nWo and
Undisputed Era, two teams expected to finish in the middle of
the pack this season. This is their first real test against a
contender. We're about to find out if they're the real deal or
if their early season success is a result of their match-ups.