Betting on the NBA isn’t over quite yet. July 1st marks the start of the free agency so let’s take a looks at some betting odds released on where some NBA stars will play next season. This year’s list is littered with perennial NBA All-Stars, including Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, Amare Stoudemire and Carlos Boozer. However, it doesn’t have a genius to find out that the crown jewel of the year’s free agency class is non other then LeBron James.
Let’s face it, athletes of LeBron’s stature make more money in endorsements they do with their salaries. That’s where in actuality the New York Knicks enter the race. Having been maneuvering their roster and salary cap for a couple years now, the Knicks franchise thinks they have what it will take to create King James to the Big Apple. Planning to New York wouldn’t be best for James’ immediate title hopes. Beyond power forward David Lee, the talent on the Knicks roster is pretty ordinary.
The Nets have a brand new Russian playboy owner Mikhail Prokhorov, a brand new head coach in the likeable Avery Johnson, but the same old roster that may only muster up 12 wins last season. To incorporate insult to injury, the Nets are drafting third in Thursday’s NBA Draft despite getting the NBA’s worst record. They do possess some good young pieces in Brook Lopez and Devin Harris, but despite having James, they’d have a very difficult time making the playoffs – can’t see LeBron being too excited about that. However, with the Nets moving to Brooklyn eventually, James would be able to cash-in on all off that New York marketing money touched on earlier.
The 2006 Football World Cup offers a timely opportunity to consider the wider social and political implications of sport generally and football specifically, with particular reference to the racial dimension to sporting competition. Now needless to say, Dr Frances Cress-Welsing in her much 1xbet зеркало актуальное book, ‘The Isis Papers’ (1991), provided an in-depth psychological analysis of the racial/sexual symbolism of a variety of sports. Similarly, Abdullah Nazir Uhuru in his excellent book ‘Killing “Me” $oftly’ (2005), offers an insightful analysis of football, drawing upon Cress-Welsing’s work. The aim of this essay is to build upon these works and also to assist Afrikans to understand that, life is politics and everything in life is political, therefore sport features a politicised and racialised dimension to it, exactly like all other forms of people activity.
According to this definition; Caucasians have already been waging a racial war against Afrikans for over three thousand years (and we ought to not forget their cousins the Arabs). This war manifests itself in other ways, including the physical war is not merely confined to overt physical violence but also includes acts designed to directly attack the physical health of Afrikans e.g. the utilization of medicines banned from used in ‘the West’ in Afrika, the whole HIV/AIDS scenario and the deliberate and concerted attempts to reduce Afrikan fertility worldwide, that it forms part, being types of European aggression.