SEASON 42, PLAYOFFS
By: League Analyst
MUST HAVE PLAYED 2 GAMES TO QUALIFY FOR PLAYOFFS
MATCHING JERSEYS. JERSEY TECHS WILL BE CALLED
REF FEES BEFORE THE START OF GAME
vs. (8) Entourage
Their season began with a match-up against each other as Chino
24 Hour Fitness ballers played for bragging rights. Killmonger
struggled from the get-go but the team came together late in the
game as Johnny Blaze led all scorers with 23 points, 11 rebounds
on 53.3% shooting. The Killmonger All Star dished for 3 assists
as Killmonger combined for 11 dimes opposed to Entourage's 8
assists. Despite shooting a better percentage and out-rebounding
their opponents, Entourage gave the game away as they shot 33.3%
from the charity stripe.
After taking a season off after an injury riddled Season 40
Season, Killmonger came back with a vengeance winning their
first 6 games of the season. Killmonger was rolling but momentum
stopped after Game 6 as Killmongers, losers of 2 straight games,
faced their biggest hurdle of the season. They came together at
24 Hour Fitness, Chino, but their lack of playing time on the
weekdays together was evident on Sundays at Superstar
Basketball. Did Killmonger spend enough time together during the
holiday weekend or has momentum already stopped for Killmonger?
Sean Harris, Player of the Week - 14.8 ppg, 1.3 spg, PER 118
Johnny Blaze - 19.6 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 2.3 apg, PER 206
Shad Earby - 14.4 ppg, 2.0 spg, 2.9 apg, PER 175
Benjamin Jay - 15.8 ppg, 5.8 rpg, PER 174
Were Shad and Benjamin more deserving All Stars than Sean
Harris? Their PER says so but after Sean won Player of the Week,
his efforts shifted into improving the team's overall defense.
He could have tried to pad his stats but it's evident his focus
is on team defense and he does the ugly, blue collar work that
doesn't show up on the box score. With only 2 All Star slots
reserved for Killmonger, was Shad and Benjamin really snubbed?
THE CIRCLE GETS SMALLER
The Entourage got smaller as the former Champions returned with
4 members of the Championship Entourage team. Keith
Levingston and Keith Levingston, Bryan Gernux, and Jamal
Marks all made their return but the new members of the new
Entourage regimen were in and out of the roster. Former
Entourage GM, Keith Levingston, made his comeback after
an Achilles injury sidelined him for a year and he averaged 6.8
ppg on 32.6% shooting.
New All Star Joey Cejudo re-iterated what we already know
- the team lacks depth and their biggest weakness is the hole in
the middle that eventually opens up once Cejudo and Ryan Miller
has to take a breather. If Killmonger continually attacks the
middle, it could be an early exit for Entourage.
Kevin Levingston - 15.1 ppg, 1.9 spg, 3.3 apg, PER 159
Joey Cejudo - 16.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 2.0 apg, PER 147
Ryan Miller - 15.7 ppg, 8.5 rpg, 1.0 spg, PER 138
Through 4 games, Ryan Miller led Entourage in scoring and PER.
The last 3 games, Joey balled out to edge Ryan Miller for the
last All Star spot for Entourage.
vs. (5) Renegades
vs. (7) Prodigy
vs. (6) The Rock
vs. (4) Bullets
Bullets vs (3) Hoopers
vs. (3) IHOB