SEASON 41, WEEK 7
By: League Analyst
vs. The Rock
Monstars are 2-4 and sitting at #5 in the standings. Meanwhile,
The Rock has lost 4 straight after seeing their record drop to
Rock has had their players in and out of the line-up as Glenn
Payne leads the team with 13.0 ppg, 5.3 rpg. Kassah
Kantiok is averaging 11.8 ppg while D'Angelo M is
averaging 10.3 ppg, 7.3 rpg. Mike Ashanti is in and out
of the line-up as well and he is averaging 10.8 ppg in 4 games.
Eric Rey and D'Angelo are the only 2 players to play all
6 games and Eric is averaging 7.2 ppg. The Rock, former 2x
Champions, have size and strength but what they lack is speed
and a true point guard. Despite lacking a true facilitator, the
team combines for 9.5 apg whereas Monstars combine for 11.2 apg.
The Baldwin Park team has nearly 5 players averaging in double
figures. Andrew Martinez is scoring 15.7 ppg while
Ralph Morelos is averaging 16.4 ppg. GM Jared Ojeda
is averaging 13.7 ppg while Xavier Morelos is scoring
14.7 ppg. The team lost a tough one against East LA Dream Team
last week but looking to bounce back against The Rock, with a
limited roster, will be a challenge. Monstars have won games
with a full roster but they'll have several players not suited
up as GM Jared Ojeda once again plays without a bench.
"Both players have attendance problems but at full strength,
both teams have scored upsets in the Playoffs in the past," said
a league analyst. "We've heard both teams talk about Playoffs
already, we know they're both aware of the standings."
Foundation vs. We Tried
It has been that kind of season for We Tried.
We Tried has lost 5 straight games and with a depleted roster,
We Tried is looking at another 6th loss. They'll try their
chances against Foundation, a team that sits 4-2 at the #2 spot.
GM Anthony Meltcher leads We Tried in scoring with 14 ppg
while Carlos Nava is averaging 13.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg. Cody
Rote is averaging 15.6 ppg as the team's leading scorer
while Art Nava is averaging 7.8 ppg. Will Marion
suffered an ankle injury last weekend and should be out for this
match-up. The team plays with just 7 players and with We Tried
at 60%, look for Anthony Meltcher to take over the scoring load.
"He plays better when he's mad, we kind of want to see him go
Kobe mode because we know he can score," said a stats-keeper.
Mark Mercado is averaging 20.7 ppg, 1.5 apg while GM
Jonathan Wynn leds the team with 4.8 apg, 10.7 ppg.
Adrian Eddington, fresh off his Player of the Week honor, is
averaging 16.2 ppg, 12.5 rpg. With Foundation already having 2
Player of the Week players and Chicle having 3 this season, it
wouldn't be a surprise to see Wynn go for Player of the Week
honors in Bronze.
"There were DMs sent from IHOB inquiring about Player of the
Week, and you know they want to be on that Kings of LA poster,"
leaked out a league admin.
Renegades vs. Hoopers
Larry Parker, a victim of Renegades' slander, should
have a big game against a team that provides non-stop
commentary every time he plays.
GM Aaron Mancell didn't want a re-match with Hoopers but
with a double-header next week against some of the teams they
haven't played, well, it looks like Renegades are in a position
to drop from the standings.
Renegades have lost 2 straight and are 3-2, good for #3 in the
standings. Kris Dick is averaging 26.6 ppg, 13.0 rpg
while Mike Ratliff is averaging 18.5 ppg. GM Aaron
Mancell is scoring 4.4 ppg while Justian Hamilton is
scoring 10 ppg. The team had a strong start winning 3 straight
but recent losses to undefeated Relics and Ball Broz has the
team hitting panic mode. Add their lack of bodies on the bench
and Renegades could end the season on a 5 game losing streak.
"You can't take Gold lightly this season, and there's no way
should take Hoopers lightly in this re-match," said a league
analyst. "On re-matches, the teams that have won the first
match-ups have lose their second games."
Ryan Cort is averaging 24.5 ppg while GM Gary Beaird
is scoring 16.5 ppg. Arvin Delapaz is averaging 11.8 ppg
while Larry Parker is scoring 11.2 ppg. With so much heat
Larry Parker has gotten from Mancell over his play on the
court, look for Larry to serve Renegades some humble pie on Week
IHOB is shooting for Player of the Week honors, they
want to be on the Season 42 Kings of LA cover, leaked
out a league admin.
Both IHOB and Reckless may be short-handed this weekend as IHOB
endures the injury bug with rookie phenom, Zach Nece sitting out
for the season. Reckless
Zach Nece is averaging 14.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg but will be out
for the rest of the season. Josh Booker is expected to carry the
offensive load and he is averaging 14.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg. GM
Arvin Delapaz is averaging 12.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg while Adrian
Lecesne is scoring 14.3 ppg. Adrian is wondering why he
hasn't been nominated for Player of the Week and the rookie
guard should go into "Kobe mode" knowing he has to fill up the
stats sheet just to be nominated for POW. If Adrian is trying to
get into Season 42's King of LA poster, then he has to fill up
the stats sheet and IHOB needs to get the W.
Steven Castanieto leads Reckless in scoring with 18 ppg
while GM Noel Serpas is scoring 10.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg.
David Guerrero is averaging 11.0 ppg while Luis Montes
is scoring 12.0 ppg. With nearly a full roster last weekend,
Reckless nearly gave Chicle their first loss of the season.
Knowing every team makes the Playoffs, look for Reckless to
continue to coast until postseason hits in 2 weeks.
Plug vs. Relics
Bobby's World. Any time someone drives in the lane
against the Relics, guess who's standing there.
Can the young Prodigy Plug, a team branded as The Team of
the Future early in the season, beat undefeated Champions,
Relics. The 18x Champions have yet to lose a game this season
and spectators to the Prodigy team that defeated Hoopers last
week, many were impressed with their play against veteran team,
Isaiah Watson won Player of the Week honors after
dropping 28 last week. He is averaging 23.5 ppg on 38.3%
shooting while Garrison Shey is averaging 18.4 ppg.
Poobie "Russell Eastbrook" is averaging 13.0 ppg, 1.6 spg
while Steven is scoring 13.8 ppg. Isaiah had several
highlights last week and Superstar Basketball fans want to see
if those highlights will happen against the league's most
decorated franchise, Relics.
The offense from the 18x Champions comes from everywhere but on
defense, none stand out than Bobby Kovach and James
Acevedo. For every opponent seen driving the lane, Bobby
Kovach seems to be on every one of those plays, defending.
Bobby is averaging 8.3 rpg, 15.7 ppg and shooting 50% from the
field. James Acevedo is averaging 1.7 spg, 6.0 apg, 5.3
ppg while Andrew Knox is averaging 14.6 ppg, 7.6 rpg. No
one from Prodigy is capable of going 1 on 1 with the great one
and Cisco Acevedo is averaging a team-high, 23.3 ppg.
"Supposedly, they don't know who the Relics are...and you know
what the happened the last time a team called out Relics," said
a league analyst. "East LA Dream Team went on a losing streak,
Renegades went on a losing streak, it's almost like saying
Bloody Mary. You just don't wanna say Re-li... I ain't falling
Chicle vs. IHOB
Mike Trout was instrumental in Chicle's 7 point comeback
Chicle has won 6 straight and a 7th win would give Chicle a
chance to take on Gold Division, Relics.
Relics, the 17x Champions that still stands undefeated, would
likely give Chicle a beating they haven't seen all season. Give
them what they want right?
It was GM Chris Duran that wanted the match-up with Relics and
former Relics player and Renegades MVP player, Kris Dick, warned
"They're in for an ass whooping if ya'll let the Battle of
Undefeated teams happen," said Kris Dick.
Chicle must defeat IHOB and with IHOB playing another
double-header, Chicle's chances of an undefeated season is
pretty high considering IHOB is suffering from injuries.
CJ Pang is averaging 15.4 ppg while Jay Tapang is
averaging 17.5 ppg. Mike Trout leads the team in scoring
with 18.6 ppg and he is averaging a ridiculous 59.7% from the
field. GM Chris Duran needs to evaluate how IHOB will
play their first match-up against Reckless because it's becoming
a common theme for teams to beat their opponents when it comes
"Monstars and Prodigy did it in Gold, Foundation did it last
week against IHOB," said a league analyst. "Teams are coming
prepared for re-matches, so Chicle shouldn't take rookie team,
Ball Broz vs. East LA Dream Team
East LA Dream defeated Ball Broz for their back-to-back
Championship in Season 40.
East LA Dream Team won their 2nd straight Championship against
Ball Broz but the win didn't come without any controversy as
Ball Broz discovered that one of their players, Finals MVP
Ever Garcia, played just 1 game in the Regular Season.
Rules state that a player must play 2 games in order to qualify
for the Playoffs. Ever played just 1 game in the Regular Season
and the discovery was made 3 days AFTER East LA Dream Team
defeated Ball Broz.
"As League Commissioner, I overlooked it and our stats-keepers
overlooked it as well," said the League Commish. "If Ball Broz
brought it up before their game, we would have looked into it
and taken a course of action but we can't just hop into a time
machine and reverse what happened."
Ball Broz was actually going to take the season off as the first
2 weeks played out without the Baldwin Park team participating
for Season 41. Reigning MVP Mike Peters was rumored to play with
Hoopers and the competitiveness in the league skyrockets
compared to the competition level on Season 41.
East LA Dream Team is 4-2 and sitting at 2nd place while Ball
Broz is 3-2 and #4 in the standings. After 2 weeks off, East LA
Dream Team is back to their winning ways as Ant Lefeau
averages 20.4 ppg, 11.6 rpg. Andrew Martinez is averaging
22.0 ppg, 6.5 rpg while Armando Aranda is averaging 10
ppg. The team is deep with talent and last week, Frankie
Morales was hot from the start knocking down 3 of 3
three-pointers to beat Monstars. Morales, averaging 8.0 ppg
along with Outlawz franchise player, Fernando Ruiz, is
averaging 3.8 ppg. They're taking it one game at a time but word
is coming out that Boyle Heights' finest are waiting for the
registration page and both Ruiz and Morales are being highly
recruited to come back to their original team.
"East LA Dream Team vs. Ball Broz rematch is a big story, but we
can't ignore that two of their players are being highly
recruited to come back to their original team," said TMZ
Superstar Sports. "Here at Dream Team, we drink Micheledas and
eat onion Rings and Chips. Over there at Boyle Heights, there's
a sign that says DO NOT o..."
Ball Broz is led by Steve Carpenter and he is averaging
26 ppg, 6.7 rpg. Mike Peters played just one game and he
scored 51 points in his lone game of the season while Derrick
Tamanaha is averaging 18.3 ppg. You can pretty much throw
the stats away because in this Ball Broz vs. East LA Dream Team
match-up, the match-up is personal. East LA Dream Team suffered
their only loss of the season against Ball Broz, a buzzer beater
3-pointer in OT. That highlight, one of Mike Peters' best,
continues to play over and over on YouTube, reminding Dream Team
that they could have finished Season 40 with a perfect record.
"We went out that previous night and took them lightly," said
East LA Dream Team's player.
"That Championship was lucky, all they had that one guy," said
Ball Broz on Instagram.