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Ellis Park Arena

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The Ellis Park Arena (formerly Standard Bank Arena and often acknowledged as Ellis Park Indoor Arena) is an indoor sporting arena located in Johannesburg, South Africa. The capacity of the arena is 5,000 people. A large number of sports events and concerts have occurred in this arena.
The Ellis Park Arena has 4,300 permanent seats which give all spectators an unobstructed view. In addition there are retractable seats on the east and west sides on the floor for an additional 850 spectators. Chairs can also be placed on the floor up to a maximum of 1,200 making the capacity of the Arena approximately 6,300. There is a covered walkway around the Arena which includes a theatre style foyer, a fully licensed bar facility, as well as refreshment outlets and entertainment areas.
Several suites in the Ellis Park Arena have a cocktail environment and can be used for private functions. While the Donald Ross Room accommodates 100 people, the VIP suite and Media Centre each cater for 200 people. …

Bradley BEAL

2013-14 SEASON: Appeared in 73 games (all starts) for the Washington Wizards in his second NBA season, averaged 17.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.0 steals in 34.7 minutes. ... Scored a career-high 37 points on a career-high 15 field goals made at MEM (2/11)...Tallied 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists at GSW (1/28)...Scored 21 points at CHA (1/7)...Missed nine games (11/27-12/14) due to a stress injury to his right fibula...Had 26 points, eight points, and had seven rebounds at CLE (11/20)...Scored 17 points and had a career-high tying eight assists at PHI (11/6). 
PROFESSIONALLY: Was named to the 2012-13 NBA All Rookie First-Team…Named Eastern Conference rookie for the month in December 2012 and January 2013…Scored 12 points and had four assists in the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Houston (Feb ’12)…Set the Wizards franchise rookie record with 91 three-pointers made. 
2012-13: Averaged 13.9 points (second on the team), 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 ass…

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Named to the 2013-14 NBA All-Rookie Second Team... Participated in the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge and the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during 2014 All-Star Weekend in New Orleans... In 2013, named All-Greek A2 Newcomer of the Year, Co-Rookie of the Year, and to the Second and All-Defensive Teams by Eurobasket.com... Member of the Greek National Team for the 2014 FIBA World Cup

2013-14 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS Averaged 6.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.8 blocks in 77 appearances during his rookie season ... ranked among the NBA’s rookie leaders in scoring (11th), rebounding (T-4th), assists (T-10th), FG% (9th), 3P% (4th), FT% (9th), steals (6th), blocks (4th) and minutes (5th) ... scored in double figures 23 times and grabbed 10+ rebounds twice, with both efforts resulting in double-doubles ... led the Bucks in blocked shots on 22 occasions, second on the team behind John Henson’s 40 such games ... finished the season with 61 total blocks, which led all NBA rookie…

Luol Deng

2013-14 SEASON:
Acquired from the Chicago Bulls on Jan. 7 and averaged 14.3 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal in 33.8 minutes over 40 contests with the Cavs ... Tallied 13 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting and seven assists in 25 minutes against Detroit on Apr. 9 ... Recorded 15 points on 6-12 (.500) shooting, five rebounds and three assists in 36 minutes against Indiana on Mar. 30 ... Notched his 8th 20-point game as a Cavalier after finishing with 20 points, six rebounds and seven assists in 38 minutes at Brooklyn on Mar. 28 
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2012-13 (Chicago): Played in 75 games (all starts) and averaged a team-high 16.5 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.08 spg and 0.43 bpg in 38.7 mpg (first in the NBA) and shot .426 from the field, .322 from behind the arc and a career-high .816 from the line … led the team in scoring 22 times, in assists eight times and in rebounds seven times … posted a team-high 67 games with 10-plus points, including 22 contests with 20-plus points and one…

Gorgui Dieng

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PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 18, 1990, in Kebemer, Senegal...
Son of Momar Dieng and Seynabou Diagne...
One of eight children in his family...
Majored in communication at Louisville...
Speaks 5 languages (Spanish, French, Italian, English and his native Wolof)... 
Honored at The White House on June 23, 2013 as President Obama welcomed the 2013 NCAA Champion Louisville Cardinals for a celebration... 
Averaged 15.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 7.2 blocked shots as a senior at Huntington St. Joseph Prep in Huntington, West Virginia...
Enjoys playing video games in his spare time...
Twitter handle: @GorguiDieng.
2013-14 SEASON: Closed his rookie NBA campaign on the upswing, highlighted by being named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for March... Saw action in 60 games overall, including 33 of the final 35; he averaged 4.8 ppg and and 5.0 rpg (in 13.6 mpg) while shooting 49.8% from the floor and 63.4% from the FT line... Started 15 of the final 18 contests, averaging 12.0 ppg and 11.3 rpg in …

CAPITOLO 20 - Il triangolo nì

«L’attacco a triangolo? Jordan ha talmente tanto talento che vincerebbe anche in un attacco a quadrato, a trapezio o a…» – David Falk

di CHRISTIAN GIORDANO, Michael "Air" Jordan
Quando, nel 1987, il GM dei Bulls Jerry Krause, dopo aver inutilmente inseguito Jackson fin dai tempi in cui Phil era giocatore, riuscì a coronare il suo sogno di averlo sulla panca, seppure ancora soltanto come assistente, nello staff tecnico dei Bulls erano già a libro paga califfi come Fred “Tex” Winter per l’attacco e John Bach per la difesa (tra l’altro l’unico che sua maestà Jordan ascoltasse e che potesse fargli arrivare i “messaggi” che la proprietà intendeva mandargli). Head Coach era Doug Collins e il problema numero uno della triade di cervelloni era trovare un sistema che facesse in modo di valorizzare al massimo l’infinito talento di Jordan (reduce dall’incredibile media di 37.1 ppg nel campionato ’86-87) canalizzandolo però in una strategia di squadra che non mortificasse i compagni ema…

CAPITOLO 19 - Un triangolo alla testa

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«Guardare Michael Jordan risolvere una partita è una cosa di rara bellezza. Ma io non voglio abusarne. Mi piacerebbe vederlo dover impiegare meno energie e raggiungere qualche traguardo in più» – Phil Jackson

di CHRISTIAN GIORDANO, Michael "Air" Jordan
Appena quattro giorni dopo essere stati eliminati dai playoff del 1989, i Bulls stupirono molti tifosi e i media lasciando andare Doug Collins, che addusse “differenze di filosofia” con il management. Sebbene i Bulls avessero vinto 50 partite e raggiunto per due volte le Finali della Eastern Conference, Krause avvertiva che i Bulls erano già andati più lontani che potevano sotto l’intenso Collins e che avessero bisogno di una mano più morbida alle redini per poter vincere un campionato. Reinsdorf gli diede manforte e la mossa fu fatta. 
Come giocatore, Phil Jackson era stato un’ala di riserva conosciuta per prima cosa per la sua difesa sotto il coach dei New York Knicks Red Holzman, un uomo le cui squadre Reinsdorf aveva idolat…

Tour 2015: Stage 18 Gap > Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne

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186.5 km | Thursday July 23 | Start 12:10 – Finish 17:20 CET

STAGE FACT
The Lacets de Montvernier makes its Tour debut in 2015. Appropriately, given the squiggle of road climbing the cliff face, lacets is French for shoelaces.


The riders will be warming up on the rollers on the morning of the longest alpine stage of the race. The peloton heads straight uphill out of Gap on the Col Bayard before a relentless succession of 4 more short, sharp ascents (including the wonderfully named Rampe du Motty, the Côte de la Mure, the Col du Malissol and the Col de la Morte) and the Col du Glandon, a fearsome 21 km long monster. The final climb is the Lacets de Montvernier, coming 10 km from the finish.
Hard day’s height
Any teams looking to take control early on could find themselves short on numbers towards the sharp end of the day. The Glandon ought to provide a stern test and it will be a shredded peloton that will contest the slopes of the Lacets de Montvernier, a spectacular series of 18 hairpin…