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15 interesting facts you definitely did not know about NBA Finals (part 02)

  1. LeBron 2016’s dominance
    At NBA Finals 2016, LeBron James was the dominant player of 2 different teams in terms of points and assists.
    In basketball, this is a statistic recorded when a player passes the ball to a teammate with the rebound, steal and block. LeBron is the only player that can lead 2 teams in one season of the Finals regarding the five most important stats.
  2. Olajuwon used to auction the NBA championship ring
    Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon once auctioned his first championship ring. The reason. according to Islam, is that Olajuwon is not allowed to wear gold on his body.
    Therefore, after Olajuwon won the second championship with the Rockets team in 1995, the NBA specially made a platinum ring for him.
  1. Robert Horry’s 7-ring record
    Robert Horry is the only player in NBA history to achieve more than one championship in 3 different teams. Horry achieved 7 rings when he was playing for the Houston Rockets (1994,1995), LA Lakers (2000, 2001, 2002) and San Antonio Spurs (2005, 2007).
  2. Anonymous MVP Finals
    Cedric Maxwell is perhaps the least well-known MVP Finals in NBA history. He led the Celtics to the championship in 1981. However, what is special about Maxwell is that he is the only player to receive the MVP Finals but never once being voted for the All-Star.
  3. The ultimate quartet at the Finals
    The 2017 final series marks the first time that four players have gained more than 25 points per game in the Finals. These players were Stephen Curry (26.8), Kevin Durant (35.2), LeBron James (33.6) and Kyrie Irving (29.4).
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15 interesting facts you definitely did not know about NBA Finals (to be continued)

After two extremely tough domain finals spanning seven games, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers finally meet at the NBA Finals as a habit. This pair of finals successfully set a record in the NBA. This is also the first time that a pair of finals have been held for four consecutive years within the framework of American professional sports tournaments.
In NBA history, there has not been a single final pair that has been repeated for more than 2 times in a row. In the 1980s, the LA Lakers and the Boston Celtics were chosen to be in the NBA Finals. However, opponents can change like the Houston Rockets, Philadelphia 76ers, or the Detroit Pistons.
Let’s take a look at 15 interesting facts you certainly didn’t know about the NBA Finals.

  1. Performance over 60 points by Elgin Baylor
    Of the 68 performances that scored more than 60 points, there is only one performance that happened in the NBA Finals. It is Elgin Baylor of the Lakers who scored 61 points against the Celtics in game 5 of the Finals 1962.
    The Lakers won that match with a score of 126-121 but lost the series and missed the championship to the Celtics. Baylor is also the player who holds the record for the number of Finals appearances but has no record.
  2. The most special MVP Finals
    MVP Finals’ title was firstly awarded in 1969. At that time, Jerry West of the Lakers was the talented player who received the honor.
    West is also the only MVP Finals to play for the losing team in the final. At that year, the Lakers lost to the Celtics in game 7. West scored 42 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists for that match.
  1. Young and oldest player to win the NBA championship ring
    Darko Milicic was a “bomb” full of surprise at the NBA Draft of all time, but still got the NBA Championship trophy with the Detroit Pistons (season 2003-04) when he was at the age of 18.

Meanwhile, the oldest player to have the chance to win the prestigious Larry O’Brien trophy was Robert Parish when he was 43 years old and was playing for Chicago Bulls 1996-97.

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Get to know the origins and several interesting facts of the “king” sport – football

The fact that football originated from China or the most important soccer stadium is found in Korea may take many of us aback as there are just a couple of people actually skills all of these football things origin from. There are over 265 million people around the world playing soccer and it’s estimated that 4 billion spectators are actively watching this sport through TV. In regard to the many factors, it deserves to be the king sport.

  1. Football was invented in China around the period of 476 BC
    Most experts agree that this king sport was invented in around 476 BC in China. At this point, it had been called Cuju. Later, throughout the long history with a series of various variations occurred, football, for the primary time, appeared in Ancient Greece, the Maya Empire, and Great Britain.
    There are more than 3.5 billion people watched the FIFA World Cup.
  2. The FIFA World Cup is the most-watched sporting event within the world. it’s estimated that the amount of individuals watching the planet Cup is over 3.5 billion.
    There were about 1 billion people recording watched the 2018 FIFA World Cup final between France and Croatia, a match during which France was the winner.
  3. Sheffield FC is that the oldest football club within the world
    Sheffield FC is that the oldest football club within the world, it had been founded in 1857.
  4. The fastest goal in football history
    Nawaf Al-Abed is that the player creating the fastest goal in football history. This player scored just 2.4 seconds after the match started.
  5. the bulk of balls are produced in Pakistan
    Sialkot in Pakistan is legendary for creating balls for the FIFA World Cup since 1982. a number of the simplest balls are produced by hand stitching in Pakistan.


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SPORTS AND 10 INTERESTINGLY SURPRISING FACTS (PART 02)

  1. Story about basketball
    The first basket used in basketball was a peach basket and the backboard was a wire mesh.
    The diameter of a basketball is half the diameter of the basket.
    The two tallest athletes ever to compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA for short) are Manute Bol (Sudanese) and Gheorghe Muresan (Italian), both are 2.31m tall.
  2. The volleyball ball is taken from the gut of a basketball ball
    When William G. Morgan invented the first volleyball in 1895, he tried using basketball in it but found it too heavy. He then decided to use only the elastic rubber inside the ball.
  3. Chess and the unexpected number of checkpoints
    From the opening position, there are 8 different ways to check just in 2 moves and 355 different ways to check just in 3 moves. Also, one more interesting piece of information: the word “Checkmate” meaning Checkmate in chess is derived from the Arabic phrase “Shah Mat”, which means “king of the dead.
  4. A turkey dish in bowling?
    The term ‘Strike’ is used when you toss all 10 pins on the first throw, the player will be awarded 10 points, plus a bonus score equal to the number of points gained on the next frame with 2 throws. 2 Strike results in a row will be called “Double”, and 3 consecutive Strike results will be called “Turkey”.
    If more Strike is thrown, the suffix “bagger” + the number of Strike hits will be used, eg, “four-bagger” (4 consecutive Strike) or “five-bagger” (5 consecutive Strike). With 6 Strike results in a row, one can be called “Six Pack” or “Wild Turkeys”. 9 Strike was called consecutively with the name “Golden Turkeys”.
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SPORTS AND 10 INTERESTINGLY SURPRISING FACTS (TO BE CONTINUED)

You can be a sports enthusiast ready to spend the whole night with top-notch live matches, get a clue of all types of sports charts, completely confident of your own knowledge in the sport. certain, but the following unexpected facts can still make you completely “be taken aback”.

  1. The Olympic gold medal is actually mostly made of … silver
    The gold medal at the 1912 Olympics was the last gold medal made purely with gold. The current gold medal is made from 93% silver, 6% copper, and only 1% (equivalent to 6 grams) of premium gold. However, at the 2012 Olympic Games, the organizers actively increased the golden ratio to … 400 grams. Each 2012 Olympic gold medal is worth approximately 1571 USD. It is known that if being made entirely of gold, it may cost up to … 20,000 USD.
  2. Have you heard the story of a magical swimsuit?
    The current swimsuit has been produced completed perfectly to the point where the material’s speed of movement makes the swimwear even faster than the skin’s movement speed. The seamless swimsuit (stretching from the neck to the ankle) is therefore controversial because, since its introduction in 2000, the world swimming record has been continuously broken.
  3. The first person to play sports on the moon
    Astronaut Alan Bartlett Shepard (1923 – 1998) was the first person to play golf on the moon because he secretly brought a golf ball and a golf club during the NASA Apollo 14 moon mission in 1971. Alan is the first American astronaut, the second astronaut of the world (after Youri Gagarin) and the fifth person to set foot on the Moon.
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Sports betting being frozen, the banker in the US lured guests into placing a bet on sharks (part 03)

Solution for the conservation costs?

“Since there is no sport going on, we have to be more creative than usual. Sharks are totally a suitable animal for this, they follow the same migration route, so you can make a deal on where they are going to, but don’t know when they will get there.” Strauss added.


Being famous for the sharp teeth and huge size (adults can weigh more than 1 ton), white sharks are special species that migrate over long distances. They can swim thousands of miles to reach the waters zone which provides abundant food supply and more mates. But there’s so much information about this species that people still don’t fully understand, and Ocearch’s mission is to fill that gap.


Since its inception in 2007, the organization has attached positioning devices to more than 100 white sharks, and every time the shark emerges from the surface, the device will transmit signals to researchers.


Melissa Cristina Marquez, a shark scientist, believes that organizing betting on them like MyBookie could be a new way to draw the public’s attention to this animal.


Other experts also said that if MyBookie donates money to researchers – who work in areas that need financial support – then betting will have a positive impact on the scientific community.


Mr. Strauss said he intended to have MyBookie provide financial support to Ocearch, although he did not think that betting on sharks would be very profitable for his company.

“We do not expect to make millions from this,” Mr. Strauss added.

Meanwhile, Mr. Fischer, the head of Ocearch, said that it would take more time for his organization to evaluate whether the cooperation with MyBookie would be beneficial, both for the organization and the animals that Ocearch is doing. to protect.

Even if the two sides can’t work together, Mr. Fischer thinks the idea of betting on sharks is “very interesting”.

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Sports betting being frozen, the banker in the US lured guests into placing a bet on sharks (part 02)

It was not until he read an article in Forbes about this did Mr. Fischer break down and asked the bookmaker to stop organizing betting on sharks.
Mr. Fischer emphasized that, although he believed that MyBookie had made a mistake this time, he did not dare to claim that betting and conservation – which are seemingly unrelated to each other – would not be cooperated in the future.


“At first, I thought, we can’t do science and bet at the same time. But this is a new way of thinking. And if you are a thorough thinker, you will ask yourself: ‘How to execute this transparently, “said Mr. Fischer
This is not the first time did wildlife become the subject of gambling. In 2015, the famous British bookmaker William Hill used to team up with the UK ornithology fund to hold a betting deal with 17 cuckoo birds during the spring migration. As part of the event, the house offered £ 1,000 for raising fund and a William Hill spokesman said the purpose of the competition was to raise awareness about the cuckoo birds.
Another bookmaker also organized a bet based on the journey of a leather back turtle from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands in 2007, according to David Strauss, the leader of MyBookie.
Solution for conservation costs?
Since most sports are delayed, Mr. Strauss was inspired by events in 2007 and 2015 to hold new interesting betting deals for his customers.

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Sports betting being frozen, the banker in the US lured guests into placing a bet on sharks (to be continued)

Being interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, many bookmakers have come up with different, unique ways to attract customers, such as betting on the speed of shark migration.

On the 17th of June, MyBookie, an American online bookmaker, invited customers to bet on nine white sharks on the purpose of predicting where they will migrate this summer.

Racing in the ocean
The company’s website displays odds ratios based on various aspects of the white shark migration journey. The data was taken from Ocearch, a non-profit organization that tracks the movement of white sharks – endangered species.

The interactive map on Ocearch’s website tracks every movements of sharks in real time as they are equipped with navigation devices. Players will rely on this data to bet, everything runs just like a virtual horse race, however, takes place in the ocean.

During this complicated condition of most sports tournaments in the US which are now postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the betting market has also been affected badly in recent months. Betting on sharks can give gamblers a new pastime out of boredom, and some conservationists question whether this will help improve the image of the white shark in people’s eyes or not.

Chris Fischer, the founder of Ocearch, said he didn’t know that the MyBookie bookmaker used his organization’s data to make bets.

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BURST INTO LAUGH WITH THE FUNNIEST SPORT IN THE WORLD (PART 02)

Dog surfing
It is often said that dogs are human’s best friends. And this competition is actually organized to fulfill the happiness of surfing vs pets lovers as surfing enthusiasts can now share their passion with their pets.
The dog surfing contest is an annual activity being held at major beaches in the United States such as Del Mar, Imperial in California and Jupiter Beach in Florida. This is considered to be the cutest sport, which quickly spreads and become a common sport throughout Australia.

The championship was divided into different categories according to the sizes and weights of the dogs, from super large, large, medium to small. Apart from the single combat, there is also double combat and competitions in teams for dogs. Before participating in the competition, they will be equipped with full life jackets.
Cheese rolling

Cheese rolling is one of the craziest and funniest competitions in the world. Contestants will chase after a round piece of cheese dropping from the top of a hill which 200 meters high, with a slope of 50%. At the end of the race, whoever catches the cheese will be the winner.

This competition is usually held on Cooper Hill in Gloucestershire, England on the occasion of the Spring Bank Holiday (the last Monday of May). One noteworthy information is that the velocity of the cheese can reach 112km per hour. Players will have to run as fast as possible to catch the cheese. Therefore a lot of accidents have happened during these races. In 2014, the organizers replaced the cheese with a sponge to make the “rolling downhill” safer. The prize for the winner is a piece of cheese weighing 3-4 kg.

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BRITISH GOVERNMENT SHOWED FRUSTRATION TOWARDS FA AS THEY INVITED ONLINE BETTING

The smartphone can now open the bookmaker website and watch live football while betting. This has made the British government very angry and frustrated.

Not a long time ago, the Football Association of England (FA) had to make an arrangement with the British government to talk about their application of betting app, Bet365 for specific directly on mobile phones through the website of this bookmaker.

This means anyone can play gamble and bet via their smartphones and deposit money via their cards to take part in various online bets anytime, anywhere.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesperson said: “The FA needs to take this under great consideration again.”

In 2017, when the FA cooperated with some bookmakers, they have spread and installed “apps” everywhere. This has been heavily criticized at that time.
During the recent arrangement, the FA had had to describe and give detailed information about how this system works in cooperation with other bookmakers to the British government and Parliament. Private Sports Minister Nigel Adams revealed that the British government was angry about this and offered the FA to find an alternative option. If it is necessary, the contracts between the FA and bookmakers will need to be invalidated beforehand.

Nigel Adams added that the FA will not be allowed to sign any new contracts after its six-year contract with the previous partner.
The British Government can not accept the live match being streamed on this bookmaker.
Minister Nigel Adams said: “Sports organizations are free to make a profit and find commercial partners for their products like television or social media partners. But the sports governing body must be strict to rules, especially, to fight against the bad crisis of betting.”