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Steph Curry Broke The Way Video Games Are Made
I know that title seems a little hyperbolic but it's absolutely, 100% true. If you know anything about basketball or if you're friends with anyone who knows anything about basketball, then they probably talk about how much of a beast Steph Curry is on the court. He hits 3-pointers from way beyond the arc and he's consistent with it. And I can see the look on your face, you're like, "Paul what the fuck does this have to do with video games?" Well, Curry's performance this season (in real life) has just broken the way NBA2K builds their video games. In a recent interview with Forbes, Mike Wang (gameplay director of the NBA2K games) said, that they're "looking for new ways to translate his [Curry's] game into 2K". As an avid fan and player of the NBA2K games, I know first hand that they've come up with formulas and rules for the game so the game feels like a realistic basketball game. In the most recent iteration, shot selection is a big factor in making shots. But -- if you watch Curry play -- his shot selection is, sometimes, insane. But that doesn't translate to the video game, like, at all. ESPN even ran an article titled, "Real-life Stephen Curry is better than video-game Stephen Curry" which compares Curry's real stats to simulated video game stats and Steph Curry in real life does consistently better than the video game version of him. And it seems like the next iteration of the NBA2K series will have some careful consideration when they start designing the way Curry plays in-game. If you watch the first minute of the video above (which is from a game that just happened a couple of days ago), you'll see Curry make a 3-point shot with two defenders on him. If you were to do this in NBA2K as Steph Curry, you'd most likely miss. It's insane to me that because of his skill, the people that work on 2K have to develop new ways to deal with his on-court skill. It's kind of insane (and awesome and amazing) to me that Stepch Curry is better than an artificial version of himself who, by all means, should be better. Mostly because it's an AI that doesn't get tired or have thoughts or anything else like that. It's kind of breathtaking, to be honest. And I'm sort of happy to be alive during this sports-historic moment in time. All of that being said, I guess the color-commentators need to stop comparing Curry's skill to something that's "video game-like" instead of saying it's unbelievable because, well, the best basketball video game (and its developer) can't believe it either.
Can 'Crying Michael Jordan' get you sued?
The Crying Micheal Jordan Meme was by far one of the best things to come out of 2015. Social media kingpins relentlessly attack famous people across the globe at their weakest moments with a crying MJ meme centered around their latest blunder. It's pretty low, but I must say, it's pretty damn funny. "It just seems to have an appropriateness for so many different circumstances," said Andrew Selepak, director of the social media graduate program at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. "That face can be used for a meme for a number of different levels, whether it's sports or non-sports related. But because of the passion people have for sports, I think it has legs like few other memes that have been popular in the past." It's had an amazing amount of staying power, and like most things that have this type of power, often comes dollars. So when money gets involved, who owns the rights to this? Could a person be sued over the Crying meme? The Associated Press could pursue legal action if it believes its copyright of the image has been violated. "We own the rights in our photo, which was taken in 2009," Associated Press spokesman Paul Colford wrote in an email to ESPN.com. "We could enforce those rights depending on the use and other factors, as is the case with all AP photos." Likewise, Jordan spokesperson Estee Portnoy recently implied that the basketball icon's camp is keeping a close eye on usage of the meme. "We haven't seen anyone using it to promote their commercial interests, which is something that we're monitoring," Portnoy wrote in an email to the Chicago Tribune. So be careful about letting loose a signature Crying Micheal Jordan meme, it could cost you some dollars down the line.
Q+A Session with Rubio, Lillard, Wall, and Holiday
by Karan Madhok / @hoopistani Think about the ingredients of the perfect point guard. You can ask for floor vision, leadership, ability to take the outside shot, ability to drive in and create, ability to score, ability to dish, and, of course, speed. Lots and lots of speed. Over the past week, Jrue Holiday (recently traded to the New Orleans Pelicans), Damian Lillard (Portland Trailblazers), Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves) and John Wall (Washington Wizards) were all in Beijing and all together under one roof. At an average age of less than 23, these four maestros are the fast and furious future of the League. What more can you ask for? An All-Star, a Rookie of the Year, a No. 1 Draft pick, and perhaps the most exciting European player of all-time. Combined, all of the ingredients work together like a mosaic to create the breathtaking future of the NBA. SLAM hit up all four with rapid-fire questions to see how each one completes the puzzle and develops into the perfect point guard. SLAM: Jrue, how much of a challenge is it to move on to a new team in the offseason and be leader in the backcourt, with new coaches and new teammates? Jrue Holiday: I have had a lot of different coaches in my life already, and I have faith that the coaching staff will help in making the transition easy. SLAM: How do you see yourself fitting into the Pelicans’ offense? JH: I think it’s gonna be easy. Need to study their game, watch them play, and I’ll take what they have, that’s my style of game. I think everyone’s gonna be happy in the system. We’ll use many screen-and-rolls, a lot of pick and rolls, [and] I can hit the threes going around the big men and going around the guards. SLAM: Damian, congrats on the Rookie of the Year award. Did you start off last season actively aiming to be the League’s ROY? Damian Lillard: It was definitely a goal of mine. Like I always said, I always set out to be productive. I played a lot of minutes, so the opportunity was already given to me. I just wanted to take advantage of it as much as I could. SLAM: What do the Blazers need to do to get into the Playoffs next season? DL: I think we need to improve defensively. Now we have a year under our belt playing together. We know each other a little bit better so we should be better because of that. As long as we make the improvements we need to defensively, I think we’ll be a better team. Hopefully, we can find a way to get into the Playoffs. SLAM: Ricky, it was a tough finish for you guys with all the injuries at the end of last season. How good can the Timberwolves be at full health in the upcoming year? Ricky Rubio: We’re still working and we’re still building a team, but I think we have something going on. I’m very excited for the next season to see if everybody can be healthy and we can get to the Playoffs. That was our goal for the last two years. We couldn’t reach it for many reasons, and one of them was too many injuries. I’m working hard this summer to improve my game. SLAM: Which goal do you want to achieve first: an Olympic Gold or an NBA Championship? RR: I can’t pick between those two. I’m a winner and I want to win, so I’ll choose both. SLAM: John, your Wizards started the last season slow, but once you came back from injury, Washington became one of the top teams in the East. What are your expectations for next season? John Wall: I personally feel that to be a great point guard in this League, you just gonna win, so my goal is to make the Playoffs. SLAM: What was the biggest challenge coming back from an injury like you had early last season? JW: The biggest challenge is being mentally prepared, being mentally strong, just fighting through it when you know you can’t play. I wanted to do a good job being a leader for my team, to be like a coach on the sidelines. SLAM: Personally, how do you plan to improve your own game this offseason to get to the next level? JH: I’d like to see myself in the All-Star Game again and hopefully make it to the Playoffs. I think that’s the ultimate goal: to get to the Playoffs and win championships. DL: I think I just have to expect more for myself. I of course have to work on my game. I have to get my percentages up, work on finishing better, on new ways to score, and find a way to make my teammates better. If I can do those things and everybody else also improves their game, then we should be a Playoff team. RR: It’s a very important off-season for me. Last year I was hurt and I couldn’t get good workout for my knee. This year, I’m really focused on working on my body, and in getting stronger, and after that, improve my jump-shot and get ready for the next season. JW: Just be working every day in the summer to improve my jump-shot, and finishing on floaters to make myself a better player. SLAM: So who is the fastest out of you four? JH: I think John’s probably the fastest. John’s an incredible athlete; you have to play against him to see it. And then, it’s probably me. DL: Probably me and John Wall. RR: I have to go with… Me! [Laughs]… I dunno, we have to compete and see who is better. JW: I’m the quickest, I’m not the fastest! SLAM: And who in the group is the toughest for you to defend? JH: They all bring something really different. John is fast, strong, gets to the basket. Ricky Rubio, obviously is very deceptive: he can throw the ball behind your back and all of a sudden, somebody’s open! And Damian can score from just anywhere on the court. DL: John is pretty good, but Jrue Holiday is probably the toughest, because he’s the biggest. RR: All three are tough. I can’t pick one, but if I had to say, I’ll say… Jrue. JW: I’ll probably say Dame [Lillard]. Dame is a very good young player and probably one of the toughest to play against. SLAM: Who is the best point guard in the NBA right now? DL: Before he got hurt I think it was Derrick Rose, but right now it’s probably Chris Paul. RR: Before the injury, I think Derrick Rose was on another level. When I played against him, he was the toughest one to guard. Now we’ll see how he’ll recover. It was good for him to take a year off and be ready. I suffered the same injury and I know that it’s very tough. So yes, I’ll say, number one is still Derrick Rose. JW: It’s very tough, depends on what you need from what point guard. Every other point guard gives you something different. SLAM: What do you need to add to your game to get to the next level? DL: I think I can be a better floor general, make the game easier for my teammates, control the pace of the game better. The top point guards are an extension of the coach on the floor and I think I can do a good job of playing the point guard position, but it takes experience to grow into the ‘coach on the floor’ role. JW: Just keep improving, like I said earlier, on my jump-shots, floaters. Just watch every aspect of my game and work every day. SLAM: Which player did you idolize or model your game after when you were younger? DL: When I was younger I really liked Allen Iverson. So if there was anyone that I did model my game after, it was him. RR: [Long Pause] I like basketball and I like to watch all kind of players. But especially if I had to name one, I’d name Steve Nash. There’s a lot of Magic Johnson there—there’s a lot of great point guards in this League. JW: My favorite player was Allen Iverson growing up. But I want leave behind my own legacy so people remember John Wall. SLAM: If you could pick any player in the NBA to throw a lob up to, who would it be? JH: Probably Blake Griffin DL: LeBron. RR: Um… [Long Pause]… I would say… I’m thinking about a lot of names… Vince Carter, in his prime. Vince Carter. JW: Blake Griffin. SLAM: What is your secret weapon? JH: It might be my jumpshot. DL: My athleticism. RR: It’s a secret, I can’t tell you! JW: Can’t tell you, it’s undercover. SLAM: And what is your kryptonite? JH: That’s kinda tough: I’m trying to model my game so I don’t really have one. DL: I’m not even sure man. I probably don’t have one. RR: I can’t tell you that either. If I tell you my kryptonite then they’re gonna stop me! JW: If there’s one thing that can hold me back, it’s myself. I’m the only person that can hold myself back. SLAM: With so many NBA events happening in China over the summer, it seems that the offseason is the “in-season” in China. What do you think about the growing interest of the game here? JH: I think it’s awesome. I think basketball is definitely a world sport, and the NBA is kind of the hierarchy of that. So just being able to come here and to interact with fans who will probably never get to see us in person, it’s awesome. They’re excited for us to come over here and it makes me personally feel good and makes me wanna come back. DL: The sport is growing here and it’s a great opportunity for us to come over here and experience how passionate the fans here are. They are huge fans of us and they don’t have access to us the way the people in America do. For us to come over here, it’s an experience for us and the fans. It’s amazing to see how much they know about us here. I see people wearing my jersey, knowing my first name. It’s just mind-blowing. RR: It’s awesome. That’s why I was really excited to come here. I came here in 2008 (for the Olympics). I knew basketball was huge here, and I think it’s even bigger now. I love basketball and I like when people are excited about it. Fans of China are the best ones at that—they’re excited to watch basketball and we feel that, so we too are excited to be here. JW: This is my first time to China and it’s great to be here in this tour as China Basketball also gets bigger and bigger. There’s no better time to be here.
How to Use Trailing Data in Coinbase Pro Stop Loss
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Kris @ the 2016 NBA Celebrity All-star Game 😃🙌
Omg you just don't know how happy & excited I was when I first found out he was going to be in the NBA all-star game!! xD I totally watched it, I had too! I'm so proud of Kris, he's going places and he's just getting even more successful and known :) SM fudged up! lol but anyway I'm glad he had fun out there and played his best. I cheered him on hardcore throughout the whole game, screaming and fangirling lol I even hurt my toe in the process lol he made some lay-ups, I was so proud :) Canada won, that's awesome xD I mean I enjoyed the whole game even though USA lost sadly but I still had fun watching definitely Wu baby ^__^ He was on my TV screen cRiEs xD I couldn't control my feels at all it was everywhere! lol ❤❤ awws look his fans were there of course :) CR TO THE OWNER OF THESE PICTURES :) Kris.. you looked so cool out there ❤ The last picture though lol wth.... Did you kitties watch the game or nah? @mercii @kpopandkimchi @ercurrent @thepinkprincess @roxy1903 @yongsongmi @sarangseoltang @nnatalieg @allobaber @creetheotaku @poojas @lextay327 @johnevans @veronicaartino @deniecesuit @beckah1327 @mellyortiz @nicolejolly @drummergirl691 @crystalguerra @carleB @eliseB @raquelarredondo @erinee @sarahdarwish @xxygxx @jennyyang143 @geetanjalirao @toppdogg @donnalykaroxas @aegyoxprincess @ninjamidori @hayleyyates @ayannawelch @yaya12 @ladeda7 @maddie27 @danamichelle @brisalopez @aliciazitting88 @sashalove @shadowcyrmbbcl @neoisrealo @taisa @sabrinasakura @kpossible4250