2018 WINTER | SEASON 40
By: League Analyst
Ball Broz vs. nWo
Beating the re-vamped nWo roster was a tall order for Ball Broz,
a team that is looking for a match-up against previous #1 team,
Killmonger. The new roster was met with a lot of raised eyebrows
as several 6 footers made their debut for nWo.
"Oh so they're picking up a bunch of big players now huh," said
a player from Ball Broz.
MVP candidate Mike Peters saw the new nWo skyline,
smirked, and went to work as Ball Broz made a huge statement in
a 75-73 win.
Peters was a talking highlight scoring a weekend-high, 31
points, 7 rebounds, 4 three-pointers. Peters was on fire in the
1st half knocking down 4-of-5 three-pointers but cooled off in
the 2nd half before finishing 4-for-11 from 3-point territory.
GM Gabe Rodriguez is out(knee) while Andrew Lozano
stepped up with 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists. Robert
Morgan continues to fill up the stat sheet, scoring 16
points, grabbing 8 rebounds and dishing for 2 assists.
Heart over Height. While most players would have sulked in the
height difference between Ball Broz and nWo, Ball Broz raised
their level of play and figured out the mis-matches, in their
favor. The League Commissioner, all 5'2 of the League Commish
and that's on a good day, has never imposed a height restriction
and believes that players should stop looking at height as a
"That's the best feeling in the world, when opponents overlook
you cuz you're shorter than everyone else and you utilize your
strengths - your speed, ball handling, your shot," said the
League Commish. "You play with a chip on your shoulder and prove
you're just as good if not better. Hard work. It's heart over
height, and Ball Broz proved that."
Ball Broz never trailed despite a late comeback led by Mark
Mercado who finished with 23 points, 5 three-pointers on
5-for-8 shooting. Down by 12 with 2 minutes left, Mercado
knocked down 3 three-pointers in the game's closing minutes but
failed to get the ball when he had a chance to put the game
away. Jerry Tennison finished with 14 points on 40%
shooting while Luis Riascos added 12 points on 83.3%
shooting. Beau Reyes added 5 points while Ever Carro
finished with 8 points.
NOTE: Great players mentally play through it and the ones
who are putting up numbers aren't letting the refs dictate the
game...they simply play through it. Officiating is tough in any
league, in any sport, and it's always going to be a problem. If
you're going to complain to the refs every call, every
possession and looking for a bail out, then playing in a men's
basketball league isn't for you. No names mentioned.
Elements vs. Reckless
Welp. It happened. Despite numerous warnings, they still did it.
We said, "don't do it," yet again they did it.
...and that was pretty much the theme for the Elements as
Elements lose to their rival team, Reckless, 71-42.
shoot it, Luke."
He shot it.
"They're gonna force this no look pass, watch."
They forced it.
"Pass the ball!"
Luke does a crazy behind the back dribble, only seen once in
Superstar Basketball but misses the shot.
"Okay, you know what, your handles are getting better," admitted
a league analyst.
Elements are continuing to defy Father Time and despite a 40-17
deficit in the 1st half, Elements played a respectable 2nd half
(31-25) using ball movement and defense. James Bernardo
finished with 3 steals, 5 assists and a Top 5 block on Reckless'
Luis Montes. Bernardo's fast hands continues to be
overlooked by his opponents but not by Reckless' Nate Federico
who held Bernardo in high regard.
is still a Top 10 pure point guard in the league," quipped Narob
with a smirk.
Cueto finished with a team-high 16 points and logged a
double-double grabbing 11 rebounds in Elements' second loss of
the season. Einil Cueto added 6 points while Montilla
added 9 points and 3 rebounds. Luke Montilla finished
with 9 points, 3 rebounds and was 2-for-8 from inside 3-point
Montes finished with 14 points, 8 rebounds while David
Guerrero added 15 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocked shots.
Rinzo Molitika added 13 points, 3 assists while Brian
Serpas tied a team-high with 11 rebounds. GM Noel Serpas
(5 points, 4 assists) spent a lot of time playing his bench
knowing his main guys will be ready against some of the league's
top tier teams.
vs. Undisputed Era
Sir, can you show me where the Player of the Week is
going to? That way...
It was a week early, but the good luck jerseys were welcomed as
Chicle avoided their first losing streak of the season. The
rookei team debuted their new Cavs inspired green jerseys as
Chicle improve their record to 2-1 in a 60-47 win against
players scored in double figures as CJ Pang and Louie
Venegas tied a game-high with 19 points apiece. After
missing last weekend, CJ made his return en tune to team-highs
of 12 rebounds, 3 steals and 5 assists. Venegas, one of the
fastest players in the league, shot 78% from the floor scoring
mostly on uncontested drives to the basket. Despite these
individual performances, the biggest stand-out was Chicle guard,
Jay Tapang, who finished with 13 points, 3 assists and 7
STEALS! In a sequence in the 2nd half, Tapang took over logging
2 straight steals and 2 straight made baskets.
saw a lot of good individual performances today, but 7 steals is
equivalent to 50 points," said a league official. "If that's not
Player of the Week status, I don't know what is."
Undisputed Era had high hopes coming in this match-up as Jason
Rico continues to put up solid numbers for GM Erick Maldonado's
team. Rico made it rain by dropping 17 points, 3 three-pointers
while hitting nearly 40% of his shots. His yoga partner,
Herman Pech, finished with 13 points, 6 rebounds while Jose
Rivera added 6 points. Despite the loss, Maldonado was
ecstatic with the return of veteran forward, Manuel Rivera,
who finished with 4 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Rivera,
rumored to be out this season, should be a key player for
Undisputed Era down the stretch.
is like the eye patch to the Raiders logo," said a league
analyst. "Erick is blinded by Manny, no?"
like Brian O' Connor to his Dominic Toretto," added the league
analyst. "Nevermind... he's just happy to see him back. Oh wait,
he's like HHH to his Shawn Michaels... there you go."
Killmonger vs. East LA Dream Team
You couldn't have written this any better.
Dream Team, the defending Champions after beating Powerball a
year ago, was distant in the opening of the new season. Where
was T'Challa, err East LA Dream Team, the heir to the throne?
Where are the kings of Superstar? Were they aware of the
responsibilities as the new leader of Wakanda, err Superstar?
Killmonger, an undefeated team with a 2-0 start, the new King of
Wakanda, errr, Superstar, was sitting on top of rankings. While
they served as the new kings of the hardwood, many questioned
the new leaders of Wakanda err, Superstar. Only 19% agreed with
their #1 ranking and Killmonger was out to prove the
authenticity of their 2-0 start.
*plays The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar - Pray for me*
Killmonger tried to be the Weeknd, but they were more like a
weekday as Killmonger fall flat to T'Challa err Dream Team,
Salley led Killmonger with 20 points and logged a
double-double grabbing 14 rebounds (not 19) in the team's first
loss of the season. Uzoma Kalu finished with 16 points, 5
rebounds and 2 steals while GM Steven Ancheta scored 7
points. Dion Hudson finished with a team-high, 5 assists
and scored 6 points in a forgettable game for Dion. The team
played without 2 key starters in Darren Johnson and
Frankie Eturti, both players who need to understand their
roles in the system.
can't have players not show up on game day, they need to
understand we all need each other, we're a team," said Ancheta,
post game. "We know our roles, but some of our players need to
"They're a good team, they're on our radar," said Dream Team
Founder, Reyes Cervantes.
Dream Team came out hungry and ready to prove they still
deserved the #1 spot until further notice. Alan Rosas
finished with 12 points, 4 rebounds, while Andrew Martinez
led all players with 27 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists.
Martinez, deserving of Player of the Week honors, was a close
Runner-up to Chicle's Jay Tapang who finished with 7 steals.
Frankie Morales added 12 points and 5 assists while GM Mario
Miramontes finished with 11 points.
Killmonger narrowed the gap to just 6 points in the 2nd half but
Miramontes quietly subbed in and knocked down 2 three-pointers
to put the lead in double digits. Killmonger, a team many
regards as the "fittest" team in the league, had no answers for
Miramontes' hot shooting in the crucial 2nd half.
overlook players man, they don't know about Mario," said the
League Commish. "When he was just as fit as Killmonger, he was
hitting half court shots at LA Fitness six years ago. King of LA
*buys tickets to watch Black Panther, again*