Popovich’s unusual approach, Vembanyama’s boxing training. The main thing in the morning in the NBA
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The pundit again praised New York’s prospects, the Knicks guard talked about Stephen Curry’s sniper skills.
Summary of current rumors and news from the National Basketball Association on the morning of August 21, 2023 from the “Championship”.
August 20 material:
Criticism of Bam Adebayo, details of negotiations on James Harden. The main thing in the morning in the NBA
The expert Bobby Marks spoke about New York, and also called to respect this club
Former Brooklyn Nets assistant general manager turned pundit Bobby Marks has been vocal about his opinion that the New York Knicks deserve more respect in the Eastern Conference.
According to Marks, New York is on par with the Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Miami Heat.
Playoff game between New York and Miami
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“To me, when it comes to New York, we should talk like we’re talking about Milwaukee, Boston or Miami,” NBACentral quotes Marx.
Let’s remember that in the last playoff draw, Tom Thibodeau’s team ended its performance after losing in the Eastern Conference semifinals against Miami with a score of 2-4.
Knicks this month:
Boxing? Why not! Victor Vembanyama had a training with the former champion in the first featherweight category according to the WBC
French “San Antonio Spurs” rookie Victor Vembanyama held an individual training session with Jesse James Leiha.
Vembanyama Training Process
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Leiha, 57, is an American boxer who has competed in the featherweight, super featherweight, lightweight, super welterweight and welterweight divisions.
Meanwhile, 19-year-old Vembanyama continues to prepare for his debut season in the NBA. Previously, the “Championship” included the center back’s debut in the Summer League in the ranking of outstanding events of the summer.
Don’t forget to mention Harden:
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New York’s Miles McBride explains why Stephen Curry is such a good shot
New York Knicks point guard Miles McBride talked about Golden State Warriors star point guard Stephen Curry.
“The fact is that Steph, first and foremost, is strong. He is much stronger than people think. You can’t unbalance it. It seems like this is one of the reasons why he is such a great shooter,” McBride was quoted as saying by Sports Illustrated.
Next season will be Curry’s 15th in the NBA. The 35-year-old has spent his entire professional career with Golden State. Curry is a four-time world champion and was also recognized twice as the championship’s most valuable player. In 2022, Stephen became the NBA Finals MVP for the first time in his career.
Opinion on Esteban:
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“He wants us to be aware of what is happening in the world.” Zach Collins on Greg Popovich’s approach
San Antonio Spurs power forward Zach Collins spoke about Texas head coach Greg Popovich’s unusual approach.
“Popovich considers it important to be aware of what is happening in the world. He, for example, is going to show us some piece of news, and we are watching. This will surprise everyone, but it is part of his philosophy.
Tre Jones, Greg Popovich and Zach Collins
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He wants us to be aware of what is happening in the world. He compares what’s going on in the world to basketball — our losses, missed field goals, and the like,” Collins shared on The Hoop Chat podcast.
Recall that in July, Popovich, 74, signed a new five-year contract with San Antonio. According to some reports, the stuntman will earn more than $80 million under this deal. Popovich has been the head coach of the Spurs since 1996. Since its inception, San Antonio has won the NBA title five times and has won 1,366 games. Popovich is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Popovich this summer:
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