SEASON 42, WEEK 7
By: League Analyst
Bullets vs. We Tried
Bullets and We Tried compete for the second time this
Bullets won the previous match-up on Week 4, 87-50. With several
players from Bullets not expected to make the match-up, can We
Tried capitalize on Bullets' players absence?
Marcus Eggum led all players with 27 points while PG
Wilson Parrales finished with 8 assists. Eric Valentine
led Bullets with 13 rebounds in his season debut and their
performance had several peers complaining about Bullets being
too good. (no names mentioned).
following week, Bullets lost to the Defending Champions, Chicle,
and the other team that was being complained about (previously
undefeated team, Fire Squad), suffered their first loss of the
season. The team complaining about other teams being too good,
hasn't complained since.
Tried, a team that is 0-6, make this game competitive?
Foundation vs. IHOB
After making it to the Finals last season, IHOB is in
danger of not making it to the Playoffs this season.
Foundation takes on last season's Finalist, IHOB, for the first
time since losing to them in the 1st Round of the Playoffs.
Foundation, favored to make it to the Finals against Chicle last
season, is out for revenge.
is young, scores at will but is struggling to make it o the
Playoffs with a 2-4 record. After 2 straight losses, Foundation
could avenge last season's defeat by knocking IHOB out of
contention. Adrian Lecesne, last season's Rookie of the
Season, has struggled in his second season mainly because of
players being in and out of the line-up.
Foundation is tied with IHOB for 5th place with a 2-4 record and
must control the tempo against the younger, faster team. Hit
with injuries late in the season, Foundation is in danger of
missing the Playoffs for the first time.
Entourage vs. Try Hards
Could Ryan Carter go for 50 points against Entourage?
3 straight, Entourage is in danger of missing the Playoffs as
they sit at 9th place with a 2-4 record. On the flip side, Try
Hards, a rookie team that has won 2 straight, has made a recent
surge for the Playoffs after bouncing back from a 1-3 start.
Entourage is struggling due to the lack of bodies on the bench
and fatigue seems to be a factor as Entourage struggles to
compete in the 2nd half. Ryan Miller and Joey Cejudo
are 2-way players that have shined on both ends of the floor
in recent weeks and they have a tough front line match-up
against Try Hard's Manny Morales and GM Rudy Hernandez.
knock on the rookie team, Try Hards, is they didn't have a
superstar player to close out games with. They defeated
Renegades without their best iso player, Ryan Carter and last
week, gave the defending Champions, Relics, their second loss of
the season after Ryan Carter went off for 49 points.
Carter was disappointed with just 49 and against Entourage, the
rookie phenom could go for another career-high.
Renegades vs. Killmonger
Sean Harris gets a lot of credit for Killmonger's
undefeated record...but Johnny Blaze has been there for
all of Killmonger's games. Hmm....
previous match-up had all the hype leading up to it but in this
re-match, Renegades have to do their talking on the court.
Renegades are 2-4 and is number 7 in the standings. GM Aaron
Mancell requested for 2 games this week after word got out
that his teammates won't be available next weekend. That
predicament changed on Saturday and the request to not play 2
games was sent in but vetoed and now, Renegades is playing 2
games - one at 4 pm and another at 8 pm. Should Renegades beat
Killmonger and give them their first loss of the season,
Renegades could have a tie-breaker should several teams finish
with the same record.
Renegades is treating this as a must-win, Killmonger is taking
the Sunday off. Jokes aside, Killmonger has developed a killer
instinct, even without their MVP, Sean Harris, as
Killmonger won both games last weekend without their MVP.
Shad Earby has been a stud on both ends of the floor while
Johnny Blaze is a favorite to make the All Star team.
The Rock vs. Sick Pick Ups
All Star Dell Well and Chad Dennis have been unstoppable
this season for rookie team, Sick Pick Ups.
Pick Ups, a rookie team that is 4-1 and ranked #2, return to
Superstar Basketball after a long bye weekend. How will they
fare against The Rock, winners of 2 straight, and against the
defending Champions, Relics?
Chicle vs. Hoopers
Hoopers, the hottest team in Bronze Division, have won 3
straight and the team has improved their record to 4-2. Shadon
Knight, former ref, has been the catalyst for the team's
improved record and if Hoopers defeat Chicle, they could
potentially grab the #1 spot in Bronze Division.
beat Chicle is going to take more than just Shadon Knight
as the team has a reputation of playing like a Championship
team. Last week, Mike Trout earned Player of the Week
honors and MVP favorite, CJ "Nitro" Pang, has filled up
the box score this season. The team has several players capable
of going off on offense and Hoopers are in trouble if they try
to run with Chicle.
Relics vs. Sick Pick Ups
Superstar Basketball legend, Cisco Acevedo, finally get
that match-up against SIck Pick Ups' Mike Peters?
former MVP was on record calling out Cisco and the previously
18x Champions, Relics, came out of retirement just to prove to
these young guys that Relics aren't extinct. Mike Peters, in his
MVP campaign, didn't know who Cisco was and called out the first
100 point scorer to come back.
"Cisco, Frisco, bellisco...bring everybody..."
following season, Relics was motivated to remind Mike Peters
who Cisco Acevedo was but Mike Peters ducked the match-up
as Ball Broz played without their MVP.
Earlier this season (Week 1), Mike Peters and Cisco
Acevedo finally exchanged greetings...but will Mike finally
suit up against the player he called out?
Monstars vs. Renegades
trash talk was rampant after Monstars upset Renegades in the 1st
Round of the Playoffs. GM Jared Ojeda backed up the talk
and this week, Jared will finally get a Rivalry Week match-up
against Renegades GM, Aaron Mancell.
doesn't have to try too hard as Mancell could be out of the
line-up after tweaking his back earlier in the week. Monstars
and Renegades are both 2-4 and a Monstars win could eliminate
Renegades from making the Playoffs.
Monstars have also been reeling with a 2 game losing streak and
the team from Baldwin Park is 2-4. It's a must-win for both
teams as Monstars take on Renegades for the first time since
eliminating them from last season's Playoffs.
East LA Dream Team vs. Prodigy Plug
Prodigy Plug is 3-3 and is in the middle of the standings,
ranked #5 after losing last weekend. They tak on East LA Dream
Team, a team that has lost 5 straight.
Prodigy Plug is all business and GM Paul Magaway wasted
no time cutting players that don't fit their system. Prodigy has
a reputation of turning it on in the Playoffs and this team is
better than their 3-3 record. They were eliminated from the
Semis last season (against Relics) and the team could have
picked up a key player in Derrick Tamanaha after he was a free
agent from Ball Broz in the off-season.
Instead of joining Prodigy Plug, Derrick joined East LA Dream
Team, winners of 2 of the last 3 Championships in Superstar
Basketball. Problem is, East LA Dream Team had several players
in and out of the line-up and the inconsistency has the former
Champions sitting at last place with a 1-5 record.