a unique method of testing Joachim Loew


Berita Bola: Madrid - a unique method of testing Joachim Loew German national team. Order to strengthen the defense of their upcoming European Championship trying to adapt the basketball strategy.

"I always stay tekesan with skills basketball player. We have brought former German basketball player, Denis Wucherer, as a coach to improve skills to survive," said Loew as reported Yahoosport.

Ration special training on the basketball court had been done on Tuesday and Wednesday with each session lasting 75 minutes. Although the defense was impressed with basketball, but Loew will not mix football with a basketball.

"We're not trying to re-mix of football, but I think, with a basketball practice will increase our ability (German national team)," said Juergen Klinsmann's successor.

From the results of such exercises there are three players called Loew appear above average. They are Tim Borowski, Per Mertesacker and Piotr Trochowski.

"I think there are too many violations occur in German football. Our goal is to minimize the offense without any form of physical impact." he concluded.

ASEAN Basketball League


MANILA, KOMPAS.com-League Basketball ASEAN or ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) was officially launched at the Renaissance Hotel, Manila, Philippines, Tuesday (1 / 9) afternoon.

Club soccer competition in ASEAN's first basket was followed by six clubs from six countries, namely, Satria Muda Britama (Indonesia), Philippine Patriots (Philippines), The Barracudas (Brunei Darussalam), Kuala Lumpur Dragons (Malaysia), Singapore Slingers (Singapore), and Thailand Tigers (Thailand).

They will compete in action format cage and away games, in which two teams play each other three times. The top four teams appearing in the playoffs or the finals of the Big Four (Final Four).

Basketball League ASEAN will take place on Saturday and Sunday. When a tip-off on 10 October, Satria Muda Philippine Patriots will entertain at The Britama Arena Stadium, Jakarta. Finals or Final Four is set take place in Malaysia. According to the rules, each club is allowed to hire five foreign players, three of which came from the ASEAN region.

President of the Association of Southeast Asian Basketball (SEABA) Erick Thohir states, ASEAN Basketball League competition will create the high standards that made the clubs in the region can compete with clubs from other regions in Asia. Currently, more Erick, there are two basketball arena in ASEAN, namely inter-state and SEABA championship SEABA Club.

ABL Chairman Dato Tony Fernandes said that the ASEAN Basketball League restrictions also apply salary (salary cap) for foreign players a maximum of U.S. $ 10,000 or approximately USD 100 million per month for one player.

Though followed by the clubs from various countries of ASEAN, ASEAN Basketball League for the club does not require the participant to win the league at their respective home countries. Clubs basketball can appear in ASEAN Basketball League when buying a franchise and have money in the bank guarantee (bank guarantee).

Hasani Abdulgani, President Director of Mahaka Sports, in charge of Satria Muda, called the franchise price is U.S. $ 200,000 (USD 2 billion) per year and the money in the bank guarantee of 1 million U.S. dollars (USD 10 billion).

slam dunk


A slam dunk (or simply a dunk) is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air and manually powers the ball downward through the basket with one or both hands over the rim.[1] This is considered a normal field goal attempt; if successful it is worth two points. The term "slam dunk" was coined by Los Angeles Lakers announcer Chick Hearn.[2] Prior to that, it was known as a dunk shot.[1]

The slam dunk is one of the highest percentage shots one can attempt in basketball as well as one of the most crowd-pleasing plays. Other terms for slam dunk include "jam," "yam,", "flambledamble"[citation needed], "boom," "bang," "punch," "stuff," "flush," "cram," "spike," "yoke," "poke," or "throw down." Slam dunks are also performed as entertainment outside of the game, especially during slam dunk contests. Perhaps the most popular such contest is the NBA Slam Dunk Contest held during the annual NBA All-Star Weekend. The first slam dunk contest was held during an American Basketball Association All Star Game.

Dunking was banned in the NCAA from 1967 to 1976. Many have attributed this to the dominance of the then-college phenomenon Lew Alcindor (now called Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) upon his entry into the NCAA. Subsequently, the no-dunking rule is sometimes referred to as the "Lew Alcindor Rule."