The TEN: 11/17/2017

(“The TEN” is not a top ten but ten items worth being included in “The TEN”)

1.) Miami Marlins OF, Giancarlo Stanton wins National League MVP award by two votes over Cincinnati Reds 1B, Joey Vato.

2.) Monrovia Wlidcats superfan, Brian Norman turns 54 today.

3.) Covina QB, Nin Burns II throws for three and rushed for another in Colts, 42-28, victory over the Westminster Lions on Thursday (last) night in the second round of the CIF-SS playoffs.

4.) “Like I said you sound like a BG guy… no one needs to recruit from BG they all want out, why don’t you ask somebody! Ha!”—MVS commenter “Stelios SHS”

5.) Former California Angels SS, Gary DiSarcina is the new bench coach for the New York Mets.

6.) NBA legend/Hall of Famer, Elvin Hayes (“The Big E.”) turns 72 today. Does anybody remember him?

7.) On this date in 1991: Detroit Lions offensive lineman, Mike Utley is paralyzed in a game vs Los Angeles Rams.

8.) The Los Angeles Kings lead the NHL’s Pacific Division with 24 points. The expansion Vegas Golden Knights are in second with 23 points and the Anaheim Ducks are in sixth with 19.

9.) UCLA alum/Los Angeles Lakers rookie, Lonzo Ball is averaging 9-points, 6-rebounds & 6-assists per-game. He’s shooting 30% from the floor, 23% from behind the arc & 50% from the foul-line. The Lakers are currently 6-9 and five games behind the Golden State Warriors in the NBA’s Pacific Division.

10.) The Burbank Bulldogs face the South Hills Huskies tonight looking to go to their second consecutive CIF Semifinals with a victory. A win would put the Bulldogs in their third final four since 2013. Since 2008, Burbank has won nine playoff games. Prior to that it went 80 years without a post-season football victory.

4 Comments to "The TEN: 11/17/2017"

  1. Big Burglar Brand's Gravatar Big Burglar Brand
    November 17, 2017 - 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the Ball brothers will go into a Tiger Woods-like funk and never be the same after the shoplifting affair revealed cracks in the family’s armor. More likely, Lonzo is taking the usual amount of time to acclimate himself to the much tougher pro level, a process that isn’t being helped by the Lakers’ lackluster supporting cast.

  2. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    November 17, 2017 - 2:41 pm | Permalink

    At UCLA his height advantage allowed him to shoot his silly shot unobstructed. He could run the court freely without being hammered. He was coddled and praised non-stop. Now when he must sing for his supper his sour notes are obvious. LaMelo Ball has the best chance. He can shoot from the bleachers like Curry but can not launch as fast. Plus lack of competing is like taking a year off. Even pros that do that seldom perform as previous.That year is 10% of your prime playing years. You lose 10% you normally are done.

  3. My Two Cents's Gravatar My Two Cents
    November 17, 2017 - 12:47 pm | Permalink

    LOL! They are not going to send him to the G-League. He is fine except for one thing, I understand missing a further NBA three point shot, but it seems to me he missed way too many layups too. There is no excuse for that. Sometimes, it doesn’t seem like he even looks at the basket when he drives and just throws the ball up. He will be fine if he just makes his layups and free throws.

  4. Pac 5 Scout's Gravatar Pac 5 Scout
    November 17, 2017 - 11:49 am | Permalink

    Ball is a huge bust so far. He might not get better. He is way to passive and is easily intimidated. His technique is laughable. He should be immediately be sent to the NBA minor leagues to see if there is anything teachable there.

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