Just Another Day in the 2017 NBA Offseason

Welcome to the league, Koby Altman! A man with a Wikipedia page shorter than Isaiah Thomas himself, the Cavs’ freshman GM was faced with the incredibly tall task of keeping the team a championship contender in the wake of David Griffin’s departure in June. His job didn’t get much easier when it became apparent that Kyrie was looking to force his way out of town in an attempt to step out of LeBron’s shadow. Less than a month into his new gig, Altman pulled the trigger on an incredibly unprecedented deal, or what we like to call in the 2017 NBA offseason “Tuesday,” that sent Kyrie Irving to Boston. Here’s how it played out.

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Why It’s Time for the Boston Celtics to Make a Move


With Thursday’s 2:00 trade deadline rapidly approaching, the Celtics find themselves in a unique and dificult spot. Thanks to one of the best team rebuilds in NBA history, Boston is ripe with draft capital and young talent. They are also sitting at second place in the Eastern Conference with a 37-20 record. As it stands, the team seems to be in the middle of an identity crisis, unsure whether to continue building for the future or to push all the chips to the center of the table. GM Danny Ainge has been reluctant to part with the assets at his disposal, but make no mistake: for the Boston Celtics, the future is now.
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NBA Jam 2K17 – AVAILABLE NOW!

BOOMSHAKALAKA! Presenting NBA Jam 2k17 – a full roster update for NBA Jam T.E. for the SNES, brought to you by Hogswithablog.com. Grab yourself a SNES emulator, download the modified rom below, and relive your youth with the biggest NBA superstars in the game today.

FEATURES:

Play with all 30 NBA teams, including New Orleans, Toronto, and Memphis (not included in the original game)
117 of the top NBA players including Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, Steph Curry, and many more
Completely revamped rosters, accurate as of 1/1/2017
Custom attributes and appearances for every player, based on the NBA 2k17 roster
Unlock legends like MJ and Kobe, past players like Scottie Pippen, Reggie Miller, and more
Minor graphical tweaks and updates

Thanks a lot for checking out the project! I’ve spent more time than I care to admit working on this, and I really hope you’ll enjoy the finished product.

If you enjoyed NBA Jam 2K17 and would like to make a donation, please consider donating to the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. As you may have noticed in the trailer (and the in-game ad boards), I will be running the Boston Marathon in an attempt to raise $10,000 for this cause. As a cancer survivor, it is a cause that is very dear to me. You can read a bit more about why I’m running the marathon here, and if you would like to donate, you can do so directly at my Dana Farber Marathon Challenge page.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE consider making a donation. So far there have been almost 5,000 downloads (and 50k views) – if everyone who downloaded the rom donated a dollar our goal would have been met. So far only eight people have donated. (If you’re one of those eight people, thank you very much!) If you have the means to do so, please donate today and help the great people at Dana Farber. I may consider releasing new updates in the future if the fundraising is successful.

If you would prefer donating via paypal, you can do so at Millertime23@gmail.com – please include your email address and I will send you a receipt / confirmation.

Thanks so much for your consideration!

Now, without further ado…

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My Quest to Raise $10,000 For Cancer Research

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I’m incredibly proud and excited to announce that on April 17th, 2017, I will be participating in the 121st running of the Boston Marathon as a member of the Dana-Farber Marathon Team. There are two ways to enter the Boston Marathon: surpassing a timed qualification from a previous marathon (which for the 18-34 age group is 3 hours and 5 minutes, which works out to be 7:05 per mile), or teaming up with a charity to raise money for a given cause. Recently, I decided to apply for the latter, and was lucky enough to be selected to join the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute team after an application process that took about two weeks.

Some of you probably have a pretty good idea why this cause is so important to me. Others may not. Hopefully, the word will spread to many of you out there who don’t even know me at all.

My name is Ethan Miller, and this is my story.

(If you are interested in making a donation, you can check out my Dana-Farber Marathon Challenge page here).

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The 2016 U.S. Open – Kerber vs. Pliskova

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You can plan a pretty picnic, but you can’t predict the weather, much like you can plan a trip to the U.S. Open final, but you can’t predict who you’ll be seeing.

When Serena Williams won at Wimbledon in June, tying Steffi Graf with 22 career Grand Slam titles, I decided to grab a pair of tickets to the U.S. Open final in New York City. Given Serena’s recent run of fantastic play, I figured I’d have a really good chance to see that record eclipsed live.

Fast forward to Thursday, September 8th, three days before the U.S. Open Final. Serena Williams was coming off of an intense three set victory over fifth ranked Simona Halep, but only needed to get past a seemingly easier foe in tenth ranked Karlonia Pliskova to reach the final.

Pliskova won the first set decisively, and won an incredibly close second set that was capped off by a Williams double fault. The U.S. Open Final was set. (2) Angelique Kerber vs. (10) Karolina Pliskova. The chance of witnessing history was all but gone. Despite my great disappointment, and despite knowing very little about either participant, I made my way down to Flushing Meadows to soak up as much of the U.S. Open as I possibly could.

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