Just before or during the second round of the playoffs, the NBA will announce who is this season’s MVP. Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, the league’s scoring champion, is expected to be named over Miami’s LeBron James for what he has done for the Thunder and for what he has accomplished on an individual basis.
Although Greece made it to this year’s FIBA World Cup through the back door as a wildcard entry, it can hardly be considered a pushover and this early, the Greeks are being touted as Argentina’s closest rivals in the race to the top of Group B in the preliminaries in Seville starting Aug. 30.
NAKHONPATHOM, Thailand – We flew out of Manila the day after the highly successful PLDT Home Fibr Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championships which ran from April 8 to 16 at the Mall of Asia Arena and the Cuneta Astrodome. The Islamic Republic of Iran topped the championship and thus earned the right to represent Asia in the World Club Championships in Brazil later this year.