sábado, 14 de enero de 2017

Not long ago when the magic was on court...

Showtime was a time in Los Angeles Lakers history when the National Basketball Association (NBA) team played an exciting run-and-gun style of basketball. Led by Magic Johnson's passing skills and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's scoring, the team relied on fast breaks and won five NBA championships. It was such an explosive style that it became a sports phenomenon which brought many Hollywood stars to the Lakers games. It was a spectacle never seen in basketball before.

Earvin Johnson (Magic Johnson) was born on 14th August, 1959. He was a basketball player and also a basketball coach. Magic Johnson studied at the university of Michigan, but in 1979 he left the university to play with Los Angeles Lakers. He won with Los Angeles Lakers five titles of the NBA. He helped the Lakers to become one of the most famous teams in the NBA. He was three times the Most Valuable Player of the NBA.

In 1993 he left the Lakers, because he was diagnosed with AIDS. One year later he won the golden medal with the USA basketball team in the Olympic Games of Barcelona. His last season was the 1993-1994, when he showed again his talent.

Our golden boy Calderón quits ÑBA

First of all, I'm going to write about José Manuel Calderón. Jose Manuel Calderón is one of the best players of basketball of Spain and the world. He was born on 28th September in Villa Nueva de la Serena, he is a real pride for the city and all the Autonomous Community of Extremadura. His main inspiration for basketball came from his father, who used to play basketball for his hometown's team. José Calderón used to enjoy seeing his father play, he accompanied him to his games.

At present he is a basketball player of LA Lakers and he has retired from the Spanish national team, where he won a lot of trophies. For instance, he won the 2006 FIBA World Championship, the silver metal in the 2008 Olympics and another silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In 2011 he won a golden medal at the Eurobasket in Lituania. I've seen many games of Calderón in the Spanish national team and he plays so well, he is an incredible player! It is a pity that he is no longer going to play for the Spanish national team, although he only wants to concentrate in the LA Lakers.