Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles Lakers’

Aloha and Welcome!

June 7, 2010

It was a little over a couple years ago that I found myself writing an introductory message much like this one and I gotsta tell ya, it feels a bit strange. Back then, I was introducing myself (and this blog) to the Honolulu Advertiser community, and today, I be hea, doing it all ova again.

I’m optimistic that some of you may be making your way over here from the WWE `Ohana we built on “that” side, and I’m also hoping that we can find new family members on “this” side.

Whatever the sitch, I’ll be sure to try and make this place as fun and as interactive as possible. We’ll start this Wednesday with an all-new “Where In the World Is Carmen Sandiego” “Where In Hawaii Is Edward Sugimoto” photo guessing game.

Y’all ready for this!? 🙂

Big Ups!
* To the University of Hawaii Wahine Softball team for taking us on a ride during their amazing season!
* Props also to the Men’s Baseball team who fell to ‘Zona yesterday.
* To the Celts for evening the series up with the Lake show. Rondo is becoming a big time playa no?
* To the former Honolulu Advertiser staffers for their hard work in the past.
* To the current Honolulu Star-Advertiser staffers for their hard work in the present.

Boston, Bodies, and Barack Obama

June 18, 2008

There’s been some interesting “B” words in the news as of late. Boston, as in the Boston Celtics… Bodies, like the one in the Bodies Exhibition going on at Ala Moana… and Barack Obama, because, well, he’s always in the news and frankly, I needed a 3rd “B” sounding word to round out my catchy title. 😛 (Note: I was this close to using “Babalu” Sobral instead of Barack, but didn’t think his name had quite the same star power. *grin*)

And since you obviously read this blog to catch up with all of the quality, cutting edge reports going on in the world, I didn’t want to let you down. I’m here to deliver. Word.

So hurr we go son!

Boston
Yesterday afternoon, the Boston Celtics handed Kobe and crew a 131-92 beating to take the 2007-2008 NBA Championships. I was happy to see vets Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett not only bring one back to Beantown for the 17th time, but also validate themselves as players with their very first title. Congrats Celts!

Bodies… The Exhibition
On Saturday, a controversial exhibit that put human cadavers on display opened at Ala Moana Center. Controversy came when it was reported that they may be the remains of executed Chinese prisoners. Regardless whether they were or not, the exhibition has been cleared to start and will be on display through January 18th of next year. Admission is around $26.

Barack Obama
In a recent CNN poll, Barack Obama is shown leading John McCain 47%-43% (presumptive nominees). Awwwwright!

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[Extra special kine bonus]

Renato “Babalu” Sobral

Recently signed with Affliction MMA, he will be fighting on their “Affliction: Banned” Pay-Per-View Card on July 19 against Mike Whitehead. The same stacked (and I mean STACKED) card that will feature Fedor vs. Sylvia, Barnett vs. Rizzo, Rothwell vs. Arlovski and Lindland vs. Negao.

Talk to me!
* Happy with Boston’s victory?
* Are you interested in checking out the Bodies exhibition?
* Barack or McCain?
* Excited for the Affliction: Banned event?

Celtics vs. Lakers Returns!

June 5, 2008

Today at 3PM HST on KITV, the Boston Celtics will meet up with the Los Angeles Lakers for a record 11th time in NBA Finals History! Collectively, the two teams have participated in 47 of the 61 championship games! That’s 77% folks. Wowzahs!

Since the trade of Pau Gasol to L.A. and Kevin Garnett (and Ray Allen) to Boston, the old school cats like me had a little tickling in the tummy with the possibilities of this reminiscent matchup. But, never, in our wildest dreams, did we imagine that such a series could come to fruition.

And though Kobe vs. Allen/Pierce or Gasol vs. KG doesn’t quite have the same ring as Magic vs. Bird, you would hope that this series would at least live up to part of the legacy that these two teams have created.

Now I know many of us Hawaii peeps are hard core Laker fans, I’m gonna ostracize myself by going Boston on this one folks. Besides the fact that I can’t stand Kobe (no matter how talented I know he is), and even though I know Boston-area fans have been spoiled with the likes of the Patriots and Red Sox, I think Garnett, Pierce and Allen deserve their championship ring. They’re on their last legs and may be retiring soon. What do you think?

So in appreciation of this series, I downloaded KG and Kobe’s faces from the NBA’s “There Can Only Be One” micro-site, to create my own collage like the TV commercials you’ve been seeing. Enjoy!

Kobe vs. KG
Kobe vs. KG

The true dream matchup would actually be me against the real “best” player in the world: LeBron James! *grin*

LeBron vs. Ed
World Wide EdBron

Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics – Game 1 from Banknorth Garden
3PM HST on Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s KITV (0006) or HD KITV (1006). Countdown starts at 2:30PM.