Boxer Paul Williams Paralyzed In Motorcycle Accident

 

Saturday morning, I was just arguing with a guy in the barbershop about the Paul Williams/ Saul (Canelo) Alvarez bout and the very next day such a tragic accident happened. I’ve seen Paul Williams fight so many times, I almost feel like I know the man personally. According to NyDailyNews.com, On Sunday May 27th 2012, Williams was traveling 75 miles per hour when the car hit him. Paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, his upcoming fight and his boxing career is not important anymore. His recovery and mental state is what us fans should now be concerned about. He is now going through a tough battle outside the ring and Paul Williams, I salute you as a survivor. Stay strong and much blessings from E-SUN and The Martacard family.

Unfortunately on the same day, boxing great Johnny Tapia was found dead… R.I.P. Johnny Tapia

Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat – Game 1 – NBA Playoffs 2012 – Recap

James scores 32 as Heat run past Celtics in Game 1

By TIM REYNOLDS
Posted May 29 2012 3:46AM

MIAMI (AP) Dwyane Wade grabbed a rebound, turned and fired a 90-foot pass to LeBron James to set up one of the easiest scores the Miami Heat had all night.

Yes, James and Wade are clicking – at the perfect time.

James scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, Wade scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-79 on Monday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. The stars were stars, and the role players more than did their parts as well, with the Heat enjoying a 48-33 edge in rebounds, blocking 11 shots and never trailing.

“One down. And they still have an opportunity in Game 2 to accomplish what they want to,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, referring to how Boston can still grab home-court advantage by winning Game 2. “At times it was a strange game. Some good runs, both teams. We felt we could have played better and I’m sure they felt the same thing.”

Shane Battier had 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Heat, who wasted an early 11-point first-half lead, then gave up 35 second-quarter points before running away to break a halftime tie – getting going with a 9-2 run early in the third, that Wade-to-James touchdown pass part of the flurry.

“We didn’t play our best game,” James said. “And we want to just try to continue to get better throughout the series.”

Kevin Garnett had 23 points and 10 rebounds for Boston, which got 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists from Rajon Rondo and 12 points from Paul Pierce. Ray Allen shot just 1 for 7 from the floor for Boston, which was outscored by 10 in the first quarter and 11 in the third.

“On the road, you can’t have two quarters of lulls,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.

Game 2 is Wednesday night in Miami.

SAD DAY IN BOXING – R.I.P. Johnny Tapia –

 

Johnny Tapia, a prizefighter who won world titles in three weight classes in a chaotic life that included jail, struggles with mental illness, suicide attempts and five times being declared clinically dead as a result of drug overdoses, was found dead at his home in Albuquerque on Sunday. He was 45.

Johnny Tapia, a Boxing Champion Amid Chaos, Dies at 45 – NYTimes.com.

San Antonio Spurs In Six

After the San Antonio Spurs knock off the Oklahoma City Thunder, I’m going to collect my money asap. My co-worker has been riding with the Thunder all season, but I didn’t give up on my Spurs. In fact, once I get paid, I’m going to place an order for a daybed ensemble at Daybeds.com. I usually don’t spend my money on furniture, but since this was unexpected cash, I’ll try something different. Spurs in six!

Happy Memorial Day

 

Happy Memorial Day

The girls are eager and ready for the camping trip. This is going to be Mya’s first time experiencing the wilderness and she’s very excited. Our team, along with a couple of sponsors generated enough money to buy tents and a few out-door sleeping bags. We are headed to North Georgia and we have a lot of activities planned for the kids. Happy Memorial Day to all of you and a special shout out the the United States troops!!

Oklahoma City Thunder vs San Antonio Spurs – NBA Playoffs 2012 – Recap

Spurs get ‘nasty’ to take 1-0 lead over Thunder

By PAUL J. WEBER

Posted May 28 2012 3:35AM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Trailing in the fourth quarter, Gregg Popovich snarled an order in the huddle that the NBA Coach of the Year punctuated with a sharp and angry sweep of his hand.

“I want some nasty!”

But truthfully, Popovich was already getting what he really wanted: the San Antonio Spurs finally in a game they might actually lose.

Popovich’s caught-on-camera “nasty” command in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals is likely coming soon to T-shirts, Internet memes and the lexicon of the NBA playoffs for the foreseeable future. But after beating the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-98 on Sunday night for their 19th win in a row – tying the NBA record for longest winning streak kept alive in the playoffs – Popovich wasn’t flustered by the near-loss.

He was almost grateful for it.

“We wanted it about 15 games ago,” Popovich said. “At least I did.”

Manu Ginobili scored 26 points as the Spurs escaped a tantalizing near-upset for the young Thunder, who came closer than anyone to beating the Spurs for the first time in 46 days. But a nine-point lead didn’t last after the famously mercurial 63-year-old Popovich huddled his lagging team together in the fourth and told them to “get nasty.”

“I said that?” Popovich said afterward.

A nationally television audience heard it.

“The heat of the game, stuff comes up,” Popovich said. “So I talked to them about they’ve got to get a little bit uglier, get a little more nasty, play with more fiber and take it to these guys. Meaning you have to drive it, you have to shoot it.”

And when they did, the Thunder couldn’t keep up.

Kevin Durant led the Thunder with 27 points. Russell Westbrook had 17, and insisted he was OK after taking a spill that was nasty in its own right – face first, bracing his fall with his hands and sitting under the basket for more than a minute while the entire Thunder bench walked across the court to check on their All-Star point guard.

“I shot good shots, made good passes,” Durant said. “Unfortunately, we lost.”

After being held to just 16 third-quarter points, San Antonio scored 39 in the fourth. Westbrook chalked it up to a defensive breakdown that “got out of hand” but it still left the Thunder in search of the road win they’ll need to in this series to reach the NBA finals for the first time since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2009.

Game 2 is Tuesday night.

via Thunder at Spurs – May 27, 2012 – Game Preview, Play by Play, Scores and Recap on NBA.com.

The Right Place For The New Studio

We are looking around the city of Atlanta for a nice location for the new studio. We want a nice comfortable, secluded place where we can blast our music without annoying the neighbors. We are leaning towards getting a house this time. The outer banks homes for sale listing has some nice houses for very low prices. There are so many foreclosures available we are having a hard time choosing one.