ST James Church Bishops Stortford http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:48:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-32.png ST James Church Bishops Stortford http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/ 32 32 Former Weber State basketball player, coach Gene Visscher, dies at 81 | News, Sports, Jobs http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/former-weber-state-basketball-player-coach-gene-visscher-dies-at-81-news-sports-jobs/ Mon, 08 Aug 2022 15:48:21 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/former-weber-state-basketball-player-coach-gene-visscher-dies-at-81-news-sports-jobs/

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In this undated photo, Gene Visscher coaches his Weber State men’s basketball team in Ogden.

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In this undated photo, former Weber State men’s basketball player Gene Visscher poses for a photo.

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Weber State Athletics Hall of Famer Eugene “Gene” Visscher died Saturday, Aug. 6, at his home in Michigan, according to his publicly posted message. obituary. He was 81 years old.

Visscher is the only man in WSU Division I history to play basketball for the Wildcats (1964-66) and later serve as the WSU head coach (1971-75).

The 6-foot-6 tall man was one of the early stars of Weber State’s Division I era. After serving in the military, he returned to his hometown of Michigan and played basketball at Muskegon Community College. He married his wife, Barb, and the couple moved to Ogden so Gene could continue basketball at WSU.

As a junior, Visscher averaged 18.4 points and 11.3 rebounds per game, and his senior season he averaged 20.9 points and 14.3 rebounds. He was drafted in the then-expanding 19th-round NBA draft by the Baltimore Bullets, although he returned home to Muskegon to play basketball and start a family.

After some success as a coach at Reese Puffer High School, Visscher returned to Ogden as an assistant coach to Phil Johnson. When Johnson accepted an assistant position to coach Dick Motta and the Chicago Bulls in 1971, Visscher was named WSU head coach.

Visscher led WSU to two consecutive Big Sky titles and NCAA Tournament appearances in his first two seasons at the helm. WSU beat Hawaii in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in 1972 before losing to UCLA and San Francisco.

The 1972-73 team went 20-7, including a 13-1 mark in the Big Sky, and lost in overtime to Long Beach State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Visscher resigned as head coach during the 1974–75 season. After coaching Charlotte High School in Michigan for three seasons, he then served as assistant coach at Wyoming from 1978 to 1981 and head coach at Northern Arizona from 1981 to 1983.

Visscher returned to Charlotte, Michigan, where he became a high school history teacher and athletic director.

His obituary describes Visscher as an “avid outdoorsman” always up for fishing or shooting.

Gene’s true passions were “his wife and his family,” reads his obituary. “He lived a full and fulfilling life, making many friends throughout his travels.”

Those interested can share memories and condolences on his obituary page posted at www.prayfuneral.com/obituaries/Eugene-Visscher.



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Kohima Dist Men’s Basketball Team for the Nagaland Olympics and Paralympics | MorungExpress http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/kohima-dist-mens-basketball-team-for-the-nagaland-olympics-and-paralympics-morungexpress/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 16:45:27 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/kohima-dist-mens-basketball-team-for-the-nagaland-olympics-and-paralympics-morungexpress/

Basketball players during the selections/trials in Kohima.

Our correspondent
Kohima | August 7

The Kohima District Basketball Association (KDBA) today announced the Kohima District Men’s Basketball Team for the upcoming Nagaland 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The team will include; Salew Kadete, Kelhoukhrielie Dzüvichü, Seyievizo Kire, Thejangulie Mekro, Kevipfhelie Kevin Rutsa, Sharman Lama, Ruopfühetuo Solo, Chumbemo Kikon, Dziesekhrielie Belho, Keneizelhou Kevin Tale, Kevi Christopher Paphino and Keneitseizo Belho.

KDBA informed that the Kohima district women’s basketball team will be announced on August 8.

KDBA President Vimhalie Pienyü informed that 40 men and 20 women registered for the selection/trials, which took place on August 6th.

Out of 60, 12 men and 12 women have been shortlisted to represent KDBA in the upcoming Nagaland 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Pienyü informed that the KDBA is planning to hold an interclub basketball championship for Kohima district soon.

Only clubs registered under KDBA can participate.

Club registration is ongoing and interested clubs can contact KDBA officials for more information.

Meanwhile, KDBA expressed its sincere gratitude to all registered players for their positive participation with utmost discipline during the selection trial process, conducted by KDBA.

KDBA also thanked all the members of the selection board headed by Medozhatuo Rutsa, for doing their best during the selection process to select the best team composed of men and women to represent Kohima District.

He also credited Senior Secondary School principal Don Bosco Kohima for allowing the basketball court for selection/tryouts and other training purposes.

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Meralco will parade former NBA player Johnny O’Bryant as Commissioner’s Cup import │ GMA News Online http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/meralco-will-parade-former-nba-player-johnny-obryant-as-commissioners-cup-import-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/ Sat, 06 Aug 2022 08:21:17 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/meralco-will-parade-former-nba-player-johnny-obryant-as-commissioners-cup-import-%e2%94%82-gma-news-online/

The Meralco Bolts are expected to bring in former NBA player Johnny O’Bryant as an import in the 2022 PBA Commissioner’s Cup scheduled for October 2.

O’Bryant, 29, was selected 36th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 NBA draft and played for the franchise until 2016. The Cleveland-born cager also played for two other NBA teams , the Denver Nuggets and the Charlotte Hornets, between 2017 and 2018.

The 6ft 9in had also played in the Euroleague with Maccabi Tel Aviv, while his last stint was with Wonju DB Promy in the Korean Basketball League (KBL).

O’Bryant should be a huge boost for the Bolts, who have failed to win a Commissioners Cup title in the league.

“Every conference is a chance for us to improve as a team. We look forward to continuing the gains the Bolts have made over the past few years as we work towards our first championship,” the team manager said. Meralco, Paolo Trillo.

Meralco are currently in the Philippine Cup semi-finals where they face San Miguel in a best-of-seven series. The two teams are tied at one game apiece.

—Bea Micaller/JMB, GMA News

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Communications Associate | popular action http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/communications-associate-popular-action/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 22:58:10 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/communications-associate-popular-action/

About People’s Action/Institute

The People’s Action Institute (501c3) and sister organization People’s Action (501c4) are progressive national organizations that support grassroots mobilization and leadership for an agenda that reflects people rather than profits. People’s Action/Institute empowers the poor and working people in rural, suburban and urban areas to achieve change through campaigns and elections.

With offices in Washington, DC and Chicago, Illinois, and remote staff across the country, we support and advance state and national struggles for progressive policies on the environment, decarceration, health care, economic security, housing, education and more. Our member organizations, nearly 40 organizations in 30 states, improve lives by organizing campaigns and issues at the local and state level, leading statewide tables, and coming together collectively to change national policy and politics.

People’s Action/Institute has a proven track record of leadership in coordinating grassroots mobilization and advocacy to advance a range of issues at the local, state, and federal levels. Our member organizations have won important victories at the national, state and local levels, including health insurance for millions and the repeal of health care laws that discriminate based on citizenship, preventing banks of Wall Street from selling predatory payday loans to their customers; and historic legislation like the Community Reinvestment Act to victory and the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

For more information on PAI, please visit https://peoplesaction.org/.


The Opportunity

Our Communications Associate is responsible for providing communications support to our Communications and Digital team. The successful candidate will build relationships with members of the media, introduce the media and manage media opportunities. This position will also contribute to building our local story bank and executing our digital communications plan.


Job Overview

The Communications Associate will report directly to the Director of Communications. The Associate will play a critical role in supporting the communications objectives of the People’s Action Institute, People’s Action and People’s Action Power through media outreach and monitoring, story bank and digital communications .


As a Communications Associate, your typical day will include (but is not limited to):

Research and writing:

  • Write and edit draft products for distribution to journalists and the media, including press releases, advisories, letters to the editor and other products.
  • Find storytellers from our network and grow our story bank
  • Assist with digital communications, including writing email updates for our subscribers.
  • Perform background research to support the creation of talking points and other materials.

Presentation, reporting and analysis support

  • Perform basic media and narrative analysis to inform campaign strategies and press plans.
  • Support the team by assisting with a range of administrative tasks, including tracking media hits and mentions, compiling clips, managing press lists, coordinating and scheduling our network communications cohort, training storytellers and creating reports to help analyze the work of the department.
  • Submit interviews, stories and events for People’s Action, People’s Action Institute and People’s Action Power.

Relationship building and team support

  • Assist in building relationships and making follow-up calls with members of the press, particularly regional and local press in our priority work regions.
  • Participate in the organization of press conferences and other public events.
  • Collaborate with colleagues from other departments in an efficient and professional manner.
  • Other assigned duties

The ideal communications associate should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Strong commitment to racial, gender and economic justice and their intersections, both inside and outside the organization.
  • Ability to work with various people and organizations
  • At least 1 year of work experience in community, union or electoral organizations working with poor and working class people in a communications role;
  • The courage to pick up the phone or schedule a Zoom meeting with new contacts to make a new pitch and the resilience to keep pitching in the face of resistance;
  • Ability to write quickly and clearly for an audience of journalists, editors and other media professionals;
  • Ability to gather and synthesize information from a wide variety of people and sources;
  • Ability to de-wonkify politics and communicate complex issues in a way accessible to the ordinary person;
  • Curiosity about the work of our local member organizations and their struggles and challenges;
  • Ability to thrive in environments with multiple stakeholders, frequent change and diverse goals;
  • Experience working with tools such as Meltwater for media contact management is preferred.

Benefits and compensation:

Status: Full-time, regular, exempt, eligible for benefits

Union position (Yes/No): Yes

Number of positions: Of them

Wage scale: A-level – $58,000 – $74,000, depending on experience

Location: May be based in our Chicago, Illinois or Washington, DC office, but remote locations may be considered anywhere in the United States except Hawaii and Alaska.

Reports to: Director of Communications and Digital

Supervises: None

Travel requirements (yes/no): Yes, up to six times a year

Benefits include: Health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, medical, first day of employment and flexible spending account for care of dependents after 90 days, 401(k) plan after 30 days, long term disability insurance, life insurance , 11 paid holidays plus the last two weeks of the year which includes Christmas Eve/Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day, and you accrue two weeks of vacation during your first year of employment.


Commitment to Disability, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

The Action/Popular Institute is a Equal Opportunity Employer; Women, people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQI people are strongly encouraged to apply.


Vaccine transparency

Due to travel requirements and in-person interactions during employment, applicants will be required to present proof that they are fully immunized (two doses of Moderna or Pfizer vaccines or one dose of J&J plus any appropriate booster doses) against COVID-19 before starting employment. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law.


Closing date: 08/26/22

Please apply here!

No phone calls, please.

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UNLV Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team arrives in Abbotsford http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/unlv-runnin-rebels-mens-basketball-team-arrives-in-abbotsford/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 20:06:00 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/unlv-runnin-rebels-mens-basketball-team-arrives-in-abbotsford/

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Runnin’ Rebels men’s basketball team will stop in Abbotsford later this month.

The NCAA Division I club is set to take on the University of Fraser Valley Cascades men’s team for an exhibition game at UFV Athletic Center on August 19.

The Abbotsford game is one of three exhibition games scheduled against teams from Canada West. UNLV will face the UBC Thunderbirds at the Vancouver-based school on August 16, then face the Calgary Dinos also at UBC on August 17.

“We are very excited about the opportunities this overseas tour will present for our team,” UNLV head coach Kevin Kruger told the team’s website. “The experiences and team bonds that will be developed will be beneficial as we approach this season.”

It is believed to be the first time the Runnin’ Rebels have played in Abbotsford and the team’s first trip outside the United States since 2016.

UNLV finished the 2021-22 season with a Mountain West Conference record of 10-8 (18-14 overall) and placed fifth. They were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the WM playoffs, dropping a 59-56 decision to Wyoming on March 10.

The 2022-23 Runnin’ Rebels squad includes six returning players from last season and eight new players (six of whom are NCAA Division I transfers).

Tickets to the game are $10 for fans 18 and older, $5 for ages 5-17, and free for kids 4 and under. For more ticket information, visit ufv.perfectmind.com/25520/Store/Product.

The game against UNLV is the first exhibition game of the 2022-23 season for the Cascades. They have also scheduled games against the Alberta Golden Bears on October 14 and 15 in Edmonton and will host games against Mount Royal and Regina on October 21 and 22.

The team opens the regular season Nov. 4 in Edmonton against MacEwan and the home opener is scheduled for Nov. 11 against the Manitoba Bisons.

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A lifetime ago, he was the greatest basketball player St. Pete had ever known http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/a-lifetime-ago-he-was-the-greatest-basketball-player-st-pete-had-ever-known/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 16:29:34 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/a-lifetime-ago-he-was-the-greatest-basketball-player-st-pete-had-ever-known/

ST. PETERSBURG — Dreams die and careers end. Before you know it, the heart gives out too.

But the legends? Ah, legends live forever. They survive mistakes, injustice and bad luck. They endure beyond poor health, creeping years and humble beginnings.

That’s why a portrait of Benny Clyde’s life may seem bittersweet to the naked eye, but the legend of Benny Clyde will always be something to behold.

He was a basketball star at a time when St. Petersburg was mostly devoid of sporting fame. An all-state pick as a junior at St. Petersburg High in 1969, one of the nation’s most sought-after junior college players in the spring of 1972, and an NBA rookie whom the Boston Globe described in 1974 as “the no longer the physically gifted forward the Celtics have drafted since John Havlicek.

So if there weren’t any headlines when he died at age 70 in a St. Petersburg nursing home on August 1, it’s only because the legend had some catching up to do.

“Benny’s basketball ability was certainly unparalleled compared to anything around here at that time,” said John Amick, a Clyde teammate at both St. Pete High and Florida State University. “He had more talent in his little finger than most of us had in our whole body.”

Money was tight, responsibilities were huge

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Benny Clyde finished second to Pinellas County in points and an all-state first-team selection during his junior season at St. Petersburg High. [Times files (1968]

If the heavens gave him size, strength, and speed, they wronged him in other ways. Clyde grew up in poverty in the gasworks neighborhood where Tropicana Field is now located, with eight children living in a two-bedroom house and a single mother going to work every day in a laundry service.

He often played barefoot on the playgrounds around Campbell Park until former Negro Leagues baseball player James Oliver gave Clyde his first pair of Converse sneakers.

Newspaper reports from the early 1970s described him as somewhat aloof, but those who knew Clyde say his heart was in the right place. He was usually the only victim of the problems he encountered.

“He was like a father to me. He always made sure I did the right things. Not going out too late, being well behaved, yes sir, no sir, and always doing what you said you were going to do. said Jimmy Clyde, Benny’s six-year-old younger brother.

“He wouldn’t let me be with the wrong guys. The guys I hung out with, he knew them all. Every time they were going to do something wrong, they would drop me home first. I said to them: ‘What are you doing?’ and they said to me: ‘Your brother is too strict.’ They knew he wasn’t playing.

Bad choice or bad circumstances?

Benny Clyde (54) led Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls to the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in 1971. [Times files (1971)]

The problem was that Clyde didn’t always follow his own advice. He was expelled from St. Pete High after a bathroom fight led to an accusation that he was jerking off a student for money. Clyde acknowledged there had been a confrontation, but later told a Times reporter that the rest of the story was nonsense.

He enrolled at Gibbs High, which was coming out of a state championship season, but was not allowed to play basketball. Even though he was missing his senior season, Clyde was still getting scholarship offers and eventually decided to go to Ellsworth Community College in Iowa Falls.

Clyde immediately became a star and led the Panthers to the National Junior College Athletic Association national championship. Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Fitch told the Boston Globe in 1974 that Clyde “was the greatest junior college player I’ve ever seen.”

He was recruited by John Wooden and UCLA among other schools but opted for Florida State to be closer to his mother, who was in failing health. Unfortunately, there was another incident and another dismissal. Clyde faced FSU coach Hugh Durham and, after being ejected for a flagrant foul against Southern Illinois, was suspended indefinitely despite averaging 14.1 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.

“When he wants to be,” Durham told Sports Illustrated at the time, “he’s fantastic.”

Although they didn’t finish the season with FSU, the Celtics grabbed Clyde in the draft and touted the 6-foot-7 forward’s potential in his first few months with the organization.

And yet, there was another incident near the end of his rookie season. The Globe reported that Celtics coach Tom Heinsohn wanted Clyde to come in the final minutes of an explosive game and he refused. Two days later, the team released him.

Clyde claimed it was a misunderstanding, but the damage was done. Newspapers stopped writing about his potential, and tryouts with the Knicks and Bucks never came to fruition.

Back to a life he thought he left behind

Benny Clyde was one of the nation's top junior college recruits when he signed with Florida State in 1972. [Times files (1972)]
Benny Clyde was one of the nation’s top junior college recruits when he signed with Florida State in 1972. [Times files (1972)]

Just a few years after leaving St. Petersburg as one of the most electric athletes the city has ever seen, Clyde was back in town. He worked for a time at the printing house of the old St. Petersburg Times and spent many years working fiberglass at various shipyards.

If there were lessons to be learned in his youth, they weren’t lost on Clyde as he became a parent to two sons and a daughter.

“We weren’t allowed to sit and mope or complain or have a self-pity party,” said her daughter Mercedes Marion, who is a nurse in Georgia. “He instilled in me that life is going to beat you and life is going to bring you down, but if you have an ounce of strength in you, then you get up and go to work. He always told me, ‘You do what you can until you can do what you want.’

“He had big dreams and big plans, and things didn’t go his way. And there was probably a bit of bitterness if I’m being honest. But one thing I do know is that my dad loved me and was a great provider and protector.

The past few years have not always been easy for Clyde. He had a stroke in his early 50s and spent the last 17 years of his life in various nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Diabetes claimed his right leg several years ago and he lost his left leg in January.

He remained a huge basketball fan, especially of the Celtics.

“Even with everything he went through, there was nothing but pure, genuine love for basketball,” Mercedes said. “You know, when you’re in the middle of things, you don’t always see what you’re doing, the choices you’re making. But when you get a little bit older, you look back and think, ‘Damn, if I could have done things a little differently, look where I could have been.’

At the time, the basketball courts around Campbell Park were not lit, so games ended when the sun went down. Yet long after everyone else had left, Benny Clyde stayed until 11 p.m., dribbling, jumping and shooting as he pleased.

More than once the cops would pick him up from court and drive him home to make sure he arrived safe and sound.

His brother Jimmy asked one day, as dark as it was outside, how did Benny even know when he was making a basket. When no one is around, he said, all you have to do is listen to the sound of the ball hitting the back of the net.

This is your legend. Remember that.

Jean Romano can be reached at jromano@tampabay.com. Follow @romano_tbtimes.

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How rich is the retired NBA player? http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/how-rich-is-the-retired-nba-player/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 04:25:31 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/how-rich-is-the-retired-nba-player/

Latrell Sprewell is an American former professional basketball player who currently has a net worth of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. On the court, Sprewell is probably best known for his game, but he’s also known for his demeanor off the court.

During his illustrious career, Sprewell appeared in four different All-Star Games. Sadly, his achievements may have been overshadowed by drama off the pitch, including the infamous incident in which Sprewell tried to suffocate his former coach PJ Carlesimo while they were training.

Sprewell was a member of the Warriors, Knicks and Timberwolves during his career despite the controversy surrounding him. The only money Latrell Sprewell received during his NBA tenure was close to $100 million.

After his retirement, Sprewell continued to make headlines for a variety of legal and financial missteps. At one point, he was behind on his taxes and owed the state of Wisconsin $3 million. There were supposedly $1.3 million left in payments on the boat he owned, and there were $650,000 in payments he missed.

Two of his properties were said to have been lost to foreclosure. Apparently, Sprewell calls a modest rented house in Milwaukee, where he resides today.

Fast facts:

Full name Latrell Fountain Sprewell
Date of Birth September 8, 1970
Place of birth Milwaukee, Wis.
Occupation Former professional basketball player
Relationship status Only
Net value $150,000

Early life

On September 8, 1970, Latrell Fountain Sprewell was born in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Pamela Sprewell and Latoska Field were his mother and father respectively. In the early years of Sprewell’s childhood, he and his family uprooted themselves from Milwaukee and settled in Flint, Michigan.

After her parents divorced in her sophomore year, Sprewell moved to Milwaukee to be with her mother and began attending Marquette University. It wasn’t until Sprewell’s senior year of high school that he began to treat basketball with the seriousness it deserved.

Despite the fact that Sprewell had no prior competitive experience in organized play, he was selected for the team and finished the season averaging 28 points per game.

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NBA career

Sprewell’s professional basketball career included stops with the Golden State Warriors, New York Knicks and Minnesota Timberwolves. During the early productive years of Latrell Sprewell’s career, he was selected several times to play in the NBA All-Star Game, earning him the distinction of being one of the best midfielders. in the league at the time.

Due to Sprewell’s contributions to the Knicks’ success, the club advanced to the NBA Finals in the aforementioned season. Despite this, the 1997 incident in which Sprewell tried to smother Warriors head coach PJ Carlesimo during practice would definitely overshadow all of Sprewell’s contributions on the field.

Due to his conduct during practice, Sprewell was suspended for 68 games, which is the equivalent of more than half of an NBA regular season. In 2005, Sprewell’s NBA career came to an end.

It was around the same time that Sprewell rejected a lucrative three-year, $21 million contract offer, saying such a sum would not even be enough to support his family’s basic needs.

Later, Sprewell and his agent intended to engage in a form of waiting game in the days leading up to a trade deadline in hopes of signing with a cash-strapped team for greater compensation. .

In March 2006, Sprewell received several contract offers, one from the San Antonio Spurs and one from the Dallas Mavericks. Both teams were formidable contenders for the championship at the time.

In fact, Sprewell did not respond to interests that were in his favor and he remained a free agent at the end of the NBA season. Sprewell was also of interest to the Los Angeles Lakers, but ultimately nothing concrete came of their pursuit.

In his senior year with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Sprewell finished averaging 12.8 points per game.

Investments and real estate: Latrell Sprewell

Latrell Sprewell rejected a three-year sentence, $21 million contract extension offer from the Golden State Warriors in 1998, citing the sum “wasn’t enough money” as justification.

The following year, he signed a contract with the New York Knicks worth $32 million. After being traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2004, he earned a total of $14.6 million over the next two seasons.

After his release from the Timberwolves in 2006, Sprewell decided to end his career in the professional basketball league.

Over his career, Sprewell has amassed over $100 million in compensation alone. Additionally, he has been successful in the financial markets, as evidenced by his acquisition of a stake in a Minneapolis-based restaurant chain as well as real estate businesses in his hometown of Milwaukee.

In 2009, Sprewell listed his Milwaukee home at $3.9 million, but he was ultimately contracted for just $2.8 million.

Choking incident

On December 1, 1997, the incident that would haunt Sprewell for the rest of his career on the basketball court took place.

Sprewell took on Warriors head coach PJ Carlesimo while the Warriors team was there and listened during a routine practice session. It appears Carlesimo yelled at Sprewell in a bid to motivate him to make ‘sharper’ passes.

In response, Sprewell gave Carlesimo the idea that he was not interested in the coach’s comments asking Carlesimo to maintain a safe distance from him. Carlesimo made the decision to come closer and challenge what he believed to be a Sprewell bluff.

When Carlesimo tried to intervene, Sprewell allegedly shot him by the throat and threatened to kill him. Sprewell was said to have put Carlesimo in a chokehold for a good part of ten seconds. Carlesimo was taken out of the situation by Sprewell’s teammates and assistant coaches.

Just over 20 minutes later, Sprewell returned to training and immediately began harassing Carlesimo. Sprewell connected with a strike that grazed Carlesimo’s right cheek before being held back once more assisting the Warriors staff.

As the first form of discipline, Sprewell received an unpaid suspension for a total of ten games. The following day, the Warriors made the decision to void the remainder of Sprewell’s contract.

This decision included the $23.7 million he would have otherwise received over the next three years had the Warriors not made this decision. A one-year suspension was also issued against Sprewell by the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Sprewell took the dispute to arbitration, but with very little result. Despite the fact that the league’s decision to invalidate Sprewell’s contract was overturned, the league maintained its position that he should sit out the rest of the season on an unpaid suspension. This led to 68 different games being played.

The love life of Latrell Sprewell

Sprewell used to engage in a number of romantic partnerships, the vast majority of which ended in dismal failure. While at the University of Alabama in 1989, he married Candice Cabbil, and today the couple are the proud parents of four children.

As is well known, several NBA players are related to famous women. Lana Rhodes is one example; she is the girlfriend of NBA player Tyler Herro and NBA player Kevin Durrant. Latrell Sprewell is also considered one of them.

Candice Cabbil filed divorce proceedings against Sprewell later in life on the grounds that he had broken his promise to be a financial support for her. Additionally, it has been suggested that he had sex with other different women.

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Other controversies

Unfortunately, Sprewell’s habit of violent behavior wasn’t just a one-time episode. In 1995, Sprewell got into a fight with teammate Jerome Kersey, during which he allegedly threatened the NBA star with a gun and a two-by-four as well.

A fight broke out between Sprewell and teammate Byron Houston after practice in 1993. The legal and financial difficulties Sprewell was experiencing continued. At one point, an ex-girlfriend of Sprewell sued him for the sum of $200 million.

Sprewell is said to currently reside in a rental, humble home in Milwaukee and serves as a cautionary tale for NBA players. Not only do NBA players need to be careful with their financial decisions, but they also need to be careful about their behavior and demeanor on and off the court.

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]]> Basketball superstar LeBron James’ son Bronny could play in Australia’s NBL in 2023 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/basketball-superstar-lebron-james-son-bronny-could-play-in-australias-nbl-in-2023/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 02:08:01 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/basketball-superstar-lebron-james-son-bronny-could-play-in-australias-nbl-in-2023/

The Australian National Basketball League could get a seismic boost in 2023 with the son of future NBA Hall of Famer LeBron James considering a move.

James is one of the greatest players to ever grace the NBA and there is considerable debate over whether he or Michael Jordan claim the title of greatest of all time.

His son Bronny is an old block chip and is set to make his NBA debut in 2024. He is currently in high school and will have a year of development before he can be nominated for the NBA Draft.

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Bronny is LeBron James‘ eldest child and has a huge NBA future ahead of him

And that development year could be in Australia, reported Joe Vardon of The Athletic.

‘Bronny, in the fall of 2023, will either be in college, with G League Ignite or in Australia…or wherever [agent] Rich Paul places it,” Vardon wrote.

Added to this possibility is the fact that no NCAA college has lobbied a basketball legend’s rising star, despite the hype and financial incentives it would bring.

Bronny lines up for a three-point shot for Sierra Canyon in his senior year of high school

Bronny lines up for a three-point shot for Sierra Canyon during his senior year in high school

Adam Finkelstein, director of scouting at 247 Sports and CBS anchor on NBA Insider, said automatic assumptions that Bronny would join the NCAA system may turn out to be incorrect.

“I think the perception is that Bronny James is not going to play college basketball. That’s by no means a fact,” he said.

“But while you’re sitting in the coaches section of a college and just hearing what the coaches are saying about it, I haven’t heard anyone say, ‘Yeah, we’re trying hard for Bronny. “.

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LeBron James, left, poses with his son Bronny after Sierra Canyon defeated Akron St. Vincent – St. Mary in a 2019 high school basketball game

The G League Ignite is a developmental basketball team that was added to the NBA’s second-tier league in 2020 with the goal of accelerating talented players who want to bypass college.

Australian Dyson Daniels played for the Ignite before being selected as the No. 8 pick by the New Orleans Pelicans in the 2022 NBA draft.

The Next Stars program was launched by the NBL in 2018 to accelerate the development of the NBA’s next stars in a highly competitive men’s league with the aim of attracting rising stars – like Bronny – to Australia.

Daniels was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans after playing for G League Ignite

Daniels was drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans after playing for G League Ignite

In the American university system, rising stars play against contemporaries and are not paid. In the Next Stars program, they compete against Australian Boomers, former NBA stars and some of the best male talent below the NBA level in the world.

In addition to the attraction, Next Stars players are paid $50,000 and receive housing, a car, and all of their individualized training and development, making it a very attractive alternative to NCAA basketball.

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is a top graduate of the Next Stars program with the Illawarra Hawks and became the youngest player to score a triple-double in the NBL before being the third overall draft selection of the NBA 2020.

LaMelo Ball was the first big name to enroll in the NBL's Next Stars program and broke league records at age 18 (top) before being drafted by Charlotte to the NBA.

LaMelo Ball was the first big name to enroll in the NBL’s Next Stars program and broke league records at age 18 (top) before being drafted by Charlotte to the NBA.

Orlando Magic point guard RJ Hampton and former New Zealand Breaker and French guard Ousmane Dieng – who was selected at No. 11 by the Oklahoma City Thunder in this year’s NBA draft – are others Notable Next Star graduates.

It would be a huge coup for Australia’s NBL, not just because of LeBron’s profile, but because Bronny himself already has over 6.4 million likes on Instagram.

‘Interesting. Let’s see what happens. The NBL is a legitimate route to the draft and the NBA,’ said one fan.

“He’s actually going to learn how to play basketball in the NBL,” posted another.

“With all the big American owners buying into the NBL team, things like this will eventually happen,” another suggested.

Earlier in the year, Kings owner Paul Smith said Sydney would be the only Australian capital big enough to house the James family.

“There’s only one city big enough for LeBron and Bronny, and that’s Sydney. We were filling 18,000 seats every week,” Smith told the Sydney Morning Herald.

James Snr hopes to have one last season in the NBA playing on the same team as his son

James Snr hopes to have one last season in the NBA playing on the same team as his son

LeBron James has made known his intention to play one last NBA season on the same team as his son Bronny, whether at the Lakers or elsewhere.

If Bronny were to play in the NBL, then he would enter the NBA draft and hopefully join his dad on the court on the big stage.

“The LeBron-Bronny teammate thing is real. Since this is the modern NBA and stars are forcing themselves out of teams regardless of contract value or length, anything is possible when it comes to 2024, Vardon wrote.

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The 5 best ways to pay for Christmas now, by viral TikTok videos http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/the-5-best-ways-to-pay-for-christmas-now-by-viral-tiktok-videos/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 21:00:04 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/the-5-best-ways-to-pay-for-christmas-now-by-viral-tiktok-videos/ How many amazing things have you learned from Tik-Tok? Here’s how to pay for the upcoming holiday season, according to these viral experts.

Does that 9% inflation rate already have you worried about how much you’re going to spend this holiday season? U.S. too. And we are not alone. Thirty-one million American shoppers say they might not buy any gifts this year, and 37% said they plan to start gift shopping earlier for the holiday season to try and secure the best possible deals by December.

But finding those deals on the world’s best gifts is just the tip of the iceberg — we also need to strategize about how we pay for all that joy. Luckily, some brilliant TikTok users have taken to the internet to share their favorite ways to save — and millions are watching. Here’s a list of our 5 favorites – best of all, no one says you have to use your savings for holiday shopping. These hacks can help you build your savings account, 401(k) balance, emergency fund, or whatever else you need.

#1: The Budget Workbook

If you’ve ever heard of “cash stuffing” or the proven “envelope method” then you’ve got the gist, but consider this money stuffing 2.0. “Budget binders” are exactly what they sound like – binders that hold individual envelopes that you fill with money for all types of purchases and expenses. TikTok user @camb_ the current light blue budget binder which she and her partner use to help them establish their weekly budget.

She reviews the total amount of money she has from her paychecks to put in the binder for this week, then shows her envelope categories: necessities such as bills, gas, groceries and savings for vacations, travel and their new dog. She also has an envelope for entertaining and dining out. For this Tik-Tok star, her binder helps her remember to keep putting money in to save. She also describes how satisfying it is to see your money organized and know exactly what it’s for.

Do it yourself:

If you want to try this method but don’t feel like jumping into the deep end with one envelope for everything, start with one: your vacation spending fund. Deposit as much as you can into it each week or month, and you’ll eventually accumulate enough money to be able to sit back and relax during the holiday season. If you are looking for a budget binder, check out these on Amazon, walmart, Etsyor if you want to start your own, Clever Girl Finance walks you through a great DIY budget workbook Tutorial.

#2: End of month savings

At the end of each month, TikTok user Jessica Kowtko (@jessyka5178) puts the money he has left after paying his bills into a single envelope. She started one January, and the following January, she discovered that she had saved $3,832. She didn’t put a fixed amount in the envelopes – only what she had left. And of course, she resisted the temptation to dip into that envelope at other times of the year. Yes, this method can be an exercise in patience, but Jessica would say it’s worth it.

Do it yourself:

If the idea of ​​throwing “everything I have left” into an envelope sounds a little, well, squishy, ​​then you can easily make it your own, with your own rules and settings. For example, you can ensure that you pay a fixed amount at the end of each month, or, rather than an envelope, you can simply transfer your remaining funds into a high-yield savings account so that at least this money brings Something while waiting for the end of the year. And if it’s easier for you to think of these contributions being made every pay period rather than every month, that’s also amazing. The fact is that this money is a small gift for yourself when you finally let yourself have a look.

#3: Salary withdrawal

TikTok user Haley Kosik (@halkosik95) shared her savings hack that helped her save $816. It basically worked like this: every pay day, she withdraw $20, put it away in its piggy bank and decide not to touch it until the end of the year unless an emergency arises. She also put in extra money that she received from birthdays or vacations. Her adorable pink polka dot piggy bank stored everything. (And I totally want one now.)

Do it yourself:

Kosik withdrew $20 every payday, but if you’re looking to give him a show, start by withdrawing the amount you’re most comfortable with. The important thing is that you are consistent until the holidays arrive and then you can rejoice in the amount you have saved. And, again, transferring that money to a savings account also works, but it’s the touch-to-cash method that Tik-Tokers love the most.

#4: Save all your $5 bills

While working as a waiter at Olive Garden and a driver for Dominos, Ben Browning (@benbrowning6) saved every $5 bill given to him over the course of two months. Inside an old jar of M&M’s he had, he put each of those $5 bills and then took them to the bank where he found he had been able to skim an impressive $1,235. Comments on her video went wild with congratulations and suggestions – some people mentioned that they managed to save their $20 instead of $5. European TikTok user H. Tiles (@hhtiling) had the same idea, saving his €5 notes, as well as the €2, €1 coins he received over the course of a year. In the end he had €697 in €1, €242 in €2, €1,240 in €5, totaling €2,389.40.

Do it yourself:

If you work in a money industry, this could be an incredibly lucrative way for you to save big, fast. But even if you don’t work in cash, you can still save every $5 or even $10 you get as change when you spend money. Review your savings goals and budget to determine the best way to meet your vacation goals.

#5: Climb the Savings Ladder

Jandra Sutton (@jandralee) posted a TikTok of his savings method which has gone so viral that it now has an official name: Savings ladder. And it all depends on the goals. The philosophy is simple: you figure out what “reward” item or experience you want to save for (a trip, a dog, new airpods, whatever), then you figure out exactly how much it costs. Then you decide how much you need to have in your savings account (or your retirement account, or your investment account) before you feel comfortable splurging on that “reward.” Want to save double that amount? Four times? Maybe even 10 times before pulling the trigger? Determine the goal amount you will need to have saved before giving yourself your “reward”. The real goal here is for saving to become more fun and enjoyable overall, because you’re not just saving for, say, retirement, which may be 40 years from now, you’re also saving for something that will bring joy here and now. (And more fun = more likely we’ll stick with it.)

Then, once you’ve reached your savings goal, it’s time to purchase your reward. Your reward can be as small as a special weekly coffee run or paying off your student loans (which Jandra did with this method). It’s easier to save when you keep your eyes on the prize.

Do it yourself:

Start small. What is the small reward that could excite you? Maybe a new pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing. Now, how much do you want to have saved for your financial future before you indulge? Twice the amount? Thrice? Grab a pen and paper and write it down and see how this method feels to you.

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A Debt Pandemic: Many DFW members are struggling with the debts they incurred to weather the financial storm of COVID http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/a-debt-pandemic-many-dfw-members-are-struggling-with-the-debts-they-incurred-to-weather-the-financial-storm-of-covid/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.stjames-church-bishops-stortford.org.uk/a-debt-pandemic-many-dfw-members-are-struggling-with-the-debts-they-incurred-to-weather-the-financial-storm-of-covid/

Darlington Okopu’s number one priority has always been taking care of his teenage twins. Originally from Ghana, he lived in North Texas for the better part of a decade. And he built a good, stable life for his family before the pandemic, working in auto parts assembly in Arlington.

Okopu says he has started to feel the impact of the pandemic at work.

“People weren’t coming. You ask about them. “Hey, he got infected,” he recalls. “Then you hear that someone died. So it got very scary.

Then, working hours were reduced and shifts were staggered. In no time, he says the warehouse closed.

After being furloughed, Okopu was not eligible for unemployment due to his immigration status. He had obtained his green card shortly before the pandemic and had not worked long enough to qualify for benefits from the Texas Labor Commission. As other pandemic aid was approved by the federal government, he found much of it out of reach.

Although he soon found another job, it wasn’t always full-time, and he began racking up credit card debt to stay afloat.

“It was very tough, very tough,” he said. “And it came at a time when I only chose three things in my life: how to get money to pay my rent, to pay my electric bill, to run my car. That’s what who will look after my children for me.

“A lot of things have struck in our community”

Okopu managed to keep her children housed and fed and the lights on. He avoided having his car repossessed, which allowed him to continue working. But it cost him: In total, Okopu says he racked up about $18,000 in credit card debt.

Overall, Americans paid off credit card balances in the first year of the pandemic, flushed with stimulus payments and unable to spend on restaurants and vacations. But amid this average decline, 30% of credit card holders saw their sales are increasingespecially parents of children under 18, millennials and low-wage workers.

Navigating the pandemic was stressful and Okopu found he was largely on his own figuring out how to care for his children. The rest of his family is still in Ghana, so he couldn’t rely on them to support him. And his close-knit church family in North Texas was unable to help either.

“Eighty or 90% of them were also going through the same challenges,” or worse, he said. “You call someone, they tell you they’re dead. You call someone hey, Thomas had COVID, he died. Many things have affected our community.

His lifeline, however, came in the form of help from Fort Worth Catholic Charities. The organization helped him pay some bills, but they also assigned him a financial coach to help him navigate through uncertain times.

Myrna Robles, his social worker, says Okopu is just one of many who continue to dig the hole the pandemic has ripped in their finances.

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Myrna Robles is Financial Wellness Navigator for Catholic Charities Fort Worth.

“It’s incredibly stressful to see a person like Darlington, to hear him say, ‘I’ve never been through this before. I have never been unable to pay my bills. I’ve never been behind on my rent,” Robles said.

Rebuilding after setbacks

Before COVID-19 hit, Robles’ clients at Catholic Charities mostly worked, had stable housing and met their bills, but worked with her to build financial security. The pandemic has reduced progress for so many families, she said, sending clients into survival mode.

“The majority of my clients on my caseload have increased their debt exponentially, taken out payday loans – what I call predatory loans – and are just drowning in the stress of not being able to repay these loans, not being able to pay these credit cards, maxing out their credit cards and still not being able to,” she said.

Robles says it will take people years to get out of the debt they took on to survive the pandemic. Some will probably never repay their debt. But in addition to the debt, she believes the trauma continues to haunt her clients.

Darlington Okopu, however, is now on a stronger financial footing, paying off his debt as quickly as possible.

He credits help from Catholic charities for getting him through the worst of the pandemic, helping him in big and small ways by connecting him with rental assistance, and even helping him to getting back-to-school items for her kids.

Okopu has accepted a job at the post office and hopes to get full-time status and benefits soon. He has already been able to pay off two credit cards and his credit score has increased by more than one hundred points.

But like many North Texans, Okopu’s finances are partly at the mercy of available hours at work.

“Last Thanksgiving year we had a lot of hours at the post office, so I had more hours,” he said. “I took this opportunity to pay a little more than the minimum payment. After Christmas the hours started to drop, so I went back to minimum payments again. »

Still, he is pleased with the progress and sees more success coming.

“It’s a matter of time. That too will pass,” he told his children during the worst of the pandemic. “And little by little, we’re passing through.”

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