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Rocketman James Is The New Big Game King With 50-11-10 Against Sacramento

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Can't Be King If You're Not MVP...

66th feat high and rising on the all-time scoring list, passing Dolph Schayes. Becoming only the ninth player in NBA history to record 2,000 career three pointers with that lethal Euro step back from downtown Houston, that is as unstoppable as Kareem’s sky-hook. To go with his 48th Westbrook and Oscar like triple double of the season with 50 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for his 28th consecutive game with a run of 30 or more points (which he almost topped in the first quarter with 28), to lead his Rockets 119-108 over the surging Sacramento Kings for a big game crowning.

All just in a days work for James Harden.

Cooking up more, it won’t be long before this man with Goliath, Big Dipper wilting numbers will have the goggles of Robertson’s Buck teammate Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s leading all-time scoring record in his shooting sights.

King James may be officially done for the season in more ways than one, but this worthy big game, new King James, shutting down everyone from former teammates to reigning champions, Russell Westbrook of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Kevin Durant of the dynasty Golden State Warriors until he sees the throne in this game isn’t.

And why fear the deer in Milwaukee Bucks MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo when the real one is here? You should fear the beard by the hairs on his chinny, chin chin.

That’s the Harden way.

Houston at home, despite these video game numbers still gave the Kings plenty of problems like LeBron in Hollywood. Despite one of the league’s best young teams on the process having a balanced attack from their castle. Young guns and princes like Bogdan Bogdanovic (24 points), Buddy Hield (21), Marvin Bagley (20 and 12. That’s a 20 and 10 big-man right there) and DeAron Fox with 18, 10 and 7 with this team in the hole never lay on their swords or said die. Even if in the end of this NBA Saturdays epic (third straight live Saturday night of this writer watching Basketball in bed or the bath. Don’t tell me I don’t know how to live) Sacto couldn’t avoid elimination like their California coast rivals the Lakers.

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And that’s because Houston had more Rockets than NASA behind their Apollo 13 Harden. If it wasn’t for the big game of James your player of the game would have been the big Clint Capela, with an even bigger night of 24 big dunking points and 15 rebounds. Getting it on with Marvin and bagging him up as he showed us 20 and 10 is old, last generation points in the paint print news. Although most of C.C.’s dunking deliveries didn’t come acapella, but in the form of special alley assists from you know who. Fellow point guard Chris Paul also had 22 and Sixth Man back up Eric Gordon had 17 off the pine time for the Rockets fuel.

Gun it.

But with his 18th 50 point game which was also the mark of his 50th career triple double, last night was all about Harden. And if you think that’s selfish, look at how many assists came in that triple double. On the Wilt stilt of his own Chamberlain court with a go to, legendary NBA move that can’t be stopped and is all his own like the hook of Kareem, this big James is reaching for the hoop heavens sky. And you should watch before it all comes down and returns to earth.

But Rockets never do Houston.

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Watch THIS Work! The WNBA Bets On Women

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Fight and win like a girl...

Great expectations.

Ten years ago the motto of the Women’s National Basketball Association was to, ‘Expect Great’. Now a decade later and into the roaring 20’s of a whole new one and world, the league that tells you to watch them work truly has for all it’s worth.

The WNBA and CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) has reached a monumental moment in the leagues history and its time to read all about it on Los Angeles Sparks twin superstar Chiney Ogwumike’s Twitter thread.

It tells us the CBA means…

When it comes to players salary and compensation there will be a 30% increase to the salary cap as the higher max pay player salary jumps like Lisa Leslie’s first dunk from $117,500 to $215,000. Whilst there will be an additional compensation for those top tier Candace Parker players around $300,000. Moving millions this is thee first time the league has moved units like this in six figures. And like Russell Westbrook why not? Because for every player like him there’s an Ogwumike. For every Candace a LeBron. Every Luka Doncic a Breanna Stewart. Every Larry Bird a Sue. Kobe Bryant, Diana Taurasi. For every Michael Jordan a Lisa Leslie.

Every insufferable, couch potato chip, sexist fans who unlike a Suffragette doesn’t believe women deserves equal pay needs to check their pockets…yep like Rakim said that’s nothing but lint. Now paid in full these women deserve this and more like diversity at the Oscars. Just as good as the men like Michelle Wie (she’s not the logos sons wife people) golfing with the guys of you claim you’re “woke” on social media but can’t wake up to this then you’re about as woke as still in bed gone half 12 in the afternoon. It feels like all those trumped up people who had a problem with a female ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. Or those old men who would rather bully a 17 year old girl with Aspergers online than believe in the actual happenings of climate change.

Sure there’s an argument that sportspeople shouldn’t be paid these ridiculous amounts of money. But the point is if the men get paid this much then why shouldn’t the women?

This should have happened a long time ago. But at least it’s happening now.

It’s about time.

Working mothers are also finally getting their due in a groundbreaking deal on this date. Players will receive a salary whilst on maternity leave with an additional new childcare stipend. Whilst up to $60,000 of progressive family planning benefits for veteran players for costs for adoption, surrogacy, oocyte cryopreservation, fertility and more. No longer will go hard greats like Skylar Diggins-Smith have to play whilst pregnant and hide it to protect herself whilst the CBA lists it as a “condition”.

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Perks of the game that the men have had for years and the world class women deserve just as such also include individual hotel rooms for players, more mandatory leg room on flights (how important is this for basketball players? The NBA would cry personal foul if the King and them would be forced to fly economy), and further for the finances, off-season job opportunities with league partners that along with the salary rise will mean that WNBA players won’t, overplayed and underpaid have to go overseas in the off-season to earn more money to make ends meet in foreign leagues. Something which has been a conditioning condition and pay for play issue since the leagues inaugural inception.

And let’s not forget about the players mental health too in major improvements across the board and world to an issue still surrounded with stigma despite the lengths taken and measures made. More resources will be offered in addition to the adoption of a Nutrition Council that will aid peak performance by offering players a commitment to this optimization.

But it’s probably the stand made by the WNBA and the CBA against violence to women which is the most important. Ending domestic and all sorts of violence to women which has happened to players around the league and still happens everyday, effecting everyone needs to end NOW like it should have never happened. It seems like such a ridiculously obvious thing to say…but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be said.

Again and again until we don’t have to.

The wide world has finally met the standards of the women’s game and league on the way to leveling the playing field. More of the same…do we really need to add the please now?

Betting on sporting events is a losers game. But betting on women-like the ones in this league-is a sure thing.

The game changed for real today.

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 Pts, 20 Rebs, 10 Asts first Canadian NBA triple-double since 2006

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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander 20 points, 20 rebounds, 10 assists joins elite NBA company

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Hamilton, ON) became only the second Canadian basketball player in NBA history to record a triple-double — and the first in nearly 14 years, since Steve Nash in 2006.

Gilgeous-Alexander racked-up 20 points, career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in the 117-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves. The former one-and-done Kentucky Wildcat continued his efficient campaign shooting 8-of-12 field goals, connecting 2-of-3 triples and 2-of-2 from the foul-line.

Steve Nash recorded three triple-doubles in his illustrious 18-year career, the last one on April 19, 2006 — Nash finished with 16 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.

The 20 rebounds is also a record-high by a Canadian guard and only the second 20/20 double-double by a Canadian — Jamaal Magloire notched a 22 point, 21 rebound game against the Toronto Raptors’ on March 21, 2004.

Most rebounds by a Canadian in the NBA

Samuel Dalembert (Montreal, QC) holds the record for the most rebounds in a NBA game with 23 against the Golden State Warriors on March 20, 2009. Followed by Magloire 22 and Tristan Thompson with 21.

Gilgeous-Alexander becomes the youngest guard to record 20-20-10 stat-line and joins Russell Westbrook as the only guards with a 20-point, 20-rebound triple-double over the last 30 seasons. He is also the youngest player in NBA history with a 20-rebound triple-double, passing Shaquille O’Neal.

RJ Barrett became the first Canadian basketball player to record a triple-double at the NCAA level in nearly 35 years during his lone freshman season with the Duke Blue Devils.

The OKC Thunder continue their playoff push with their 18 victory in the last 25 games and currently sit in 7th place in the western conference.

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The Canadian guard is currently averaging 20 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists — shooting 46.4% from the floor, 33.6% from three-pointers and 81.6% from the foul-line while turning the ball over just 1.9 per game.

Canada NBA All-Star Drought

The 2020 NBA All-star game in Chicago is less than month away and as it currently stands, Gilgeous-Alexander doesn’t currently rank as one the top fan vote earners in a guard heavy western conference. Nevertheless, the Canadian stud could end Canada’s eight year NBA all-star game drought by earning a coach’s selection.

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