The Boston Celtic is National Basketball Association (NBA) team in Boston, Massachusetts. The team is the NBA’s most successful team with 16 championships. The History of the Boston Celtics was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA).The Boston Celtics was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). He then became one of the first teams of the NBA to join the league with the rest of the country.
In 1956, the team, which added Bill Russell, to the ranks of this player has achieved significant success under the leadership of this player. Bill Russell first season in the final. They won their first championship by passing Louis Hawks at the end of 7 games. The next season they met the same team in 1957 and lost the final in 6 games. Later, however, there was a time when no other team had succeeded in the history of the league, and the Celtics won eight championships in 1959. These successes began in 1959 after the Series 4-0 sweeping the Minneapolis Lakers. After a year-long break in 1967, two more championships were won by the Lakers in 1968 and 1969. Meanwhile, Arnold Auerbach, one of the most successful coaches in the history of the NBA, retired after the 1966 championship, and Bill Russell passed the team. After the 1969 championship, he retired from Bill Russell and the magnificent period ended.
Until 1974, the team did not achieve the achievements. In 1974, the Boston Celtics were rebuilt after the Milwaukee Bucks in the final, and in 1976 the two more championships were eliminated by eliminating Phoenix Suns.
After two years of staff formation, Celtics entered the 1980s with a new lineup of Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale, and won 3 times and won 3 of them. The first championship in this period came in 1981. Between 1984 and 1987, he played 4 consecutive finals, winning two more championships in 1984 and 1986. In this period, there was a very ambitious competition for the 2nd time with the Lakers. Another dimension of this competition was between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. After this period, especially in the 1990s, Celtics entered the standstill in the 200/2005 season and became the finalist of the Conference.
Boston’s ascent coincided with the postwar proliferation of television sets in the United States, helping the team and its players become iconic figures as the sport’s national profile grew. Among the highlights of the Celtics’ unprecedented championship run are Russell twice gathering an NBA finals-record 40 rebounds in a game (1960, 1962) and Havlicek’s series-clinching steal of an inbounds pass in game seven of the 1965 Eastern Division finals, which elicited the famous call of “Havlicek stole the ball!” by announcer Johnny Most. The matchups between Russell, who served as the Celtics’ player-coach from 1966 to 1969 and Wilt Chamberlain, first as a Philadelphia 76er and then with the Los Angeles Lakers, were at the centre of some of the most dramatic games in NBA play-off history.
Havlicek was still a key contributor, along with Dave Cowens, Paul Silas, and Jo Jo White, on teams coached by Heinsohn that won titles in 1973–74 and 1975–76. The second of those championships included a dramatic triple-overtime victory over the Phoenix Suns in game five of the finals. In 1978 the Celtics were involved in an unusual transaction after the NBA blocked the team’s owner, Irv Levin, from moving the franchise to his native California. Instead, Levin and John Y. Brown, owner of the Buffalo Braves, traded franchises. That same year Boston acquired one of the greatest players in league history—and arguably the most beloved Celtic of all time—when they selected sharpshooting forward Larry Bird in the NBA draft. The NBA reached new levels of popularity with the excitement generated by the supremacy battle between the Lakers led by Magic Johnson and a Celtics team led by Bird (who had a rivalry with Johnson dating back to their college days), Robert Parish, Kevin McHale, and Dennis Johnson that advanced to the NBA finals five times in the 1980s and won championships in 1980–81, 1983–84, and 1985–86.
As the Celtics’ veteran roster grew older, the team had reduced on-court success. Allen left in free agency in 2012, and the team traded away Garnett and Pierce after the 2012–13 campaign in an effort to spur a rebuilding process centred on younger players. That effort bore fruit much faster than many observers expected, as the Celtics returned to the play-offs in 2014–15. The team added point guard Isaiah Thomas during that season, and he proceeded to blossom into an All-Star, leading the team to the best record in the Eastern Conference in 2016–17. The team’s season ended in the conference finals after the Celtics lost four games to one to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics traded Thomas and other assets for star guard Kyrie Irving in the off-season and also signed All-Star forward Gordon Hayward. Both players were limited by significant injuries during the regular season, but the remaining young Celtics core outperformed expectations, leading Boston to the second best record in the Eastern Conference and on an unexpectedly long play-off run that ended in a seven-game conference finals loss to the Cavaliers.
Tom Brady has achieved what many people in the world can do to achieve everything. He has a glamorous career, a Super Bowl championship and three Super Bowl MVP awards, a super model girlfriend. Yeah, who doesn’t want them when they’re so young? Tom Brady is indeed someone who might be an idol to many people Tom
Tom Brady was born in San Mateo, California on August 3, 1977, the son of Tom and Gaylinn Brady. Juno Serra High School Brady was a successful American football player and played good baseball. Like a lot of QB, he equalized the many records of his school. He received MVP awards. Okay, so, Brady, john Elway, Michael Vick, baseball like American football. In 1995, he was chosen by Montreal as the 18th catcher of the MLB draft, but he did not want to go to MLB.
Instead, she decided to go to college. Michigan (1997-99) also played. During her career, she was successful in 442 of the 710 trials and scored 35 touchdowns. And he made many more records. At the end, it was time to be professional. When Tom Brady was chosen by the New England Patriots from the second place on the seventh he didn’t expect anyone to be such a good QB. Nobody predicted that he would play Super Bowl three times and win and win MVP awards. But now he’s got three Super Bowl titles and MVP awards before he’s twenty-eight. Anyway, let’s not mess this up. Brady can only play 1 match with the disadvantage of being a 6th in the Rookie season with a QB, and he was successful in one of 3 pass attempts. The first pass is J.R. A six-yard pass to Redmond.
In 2001, Brady was in the first place in 14 of the 15 games he played in the regular season. This season’s team as well as the QB Drew Bledsoe injured in the chance of evaluating the chance to pass a total of 2,813 yards Brady was passing. He was successful in 246 of 413 pass attempts and also gave 19 TD passes and 12 incorrect passes. The season was finishing with 86.5 QB rating and had a very nice season. He was making his first win in Indianapolis, about 20 days later in San Diego, where he gave Terry Glenn a TD pass of 21 yards, and this was the first TD pass for his career. In his first post-office match against Oakland (1st chart in the deep chart), Brady was playing a really good game, and he was helping New England win the match. . Brady was in full form on February 3, the day the Super Bowl was played. Brady, who was successful in 12 of his 18 pass attempts, also had a TD pass. The Patriots became the champion and Brady Super Bowl XXXVI was MVP.
In 2002 Brady gave 28 TD pass. 601 pass was successful in 373 and only 14 incorrect pass. Brady was becoming one of the best QBs in the NFL in 2002, making a huge record of the season. He was elected twice a week at the AFC conference. Patriots were defeating Pittsburgh in the 30-14 match with Brady 18/25. In the Kansas City match, the 400 was a total of 400 yards, making it the 4th place in the history of the Patriots. He was playing with 36/53 in the San Diego match and had 2 TD passes. In short, 2002 was a bad season for the beautiful Patriots for Brady compared to the previous one.
In 2003, the Patriots wanted the Super Bowl championship again. After the defeat of Buffalo in 0-31, he became one of the biggest shareholder of the Patriots to win 15 consecutive games and in 2003 the New England finals. I’m not saying the NFL is the most beautiful but it was one of the most colorful finals Super Bowl XXXVIII. Also in one of the pay per view channels, we saw the Lingerie Bowl, the Lingerie Bowl in which the super models wearing lingerie played the American football, and there was a Janet Jackson case in the extra-circuit show. With the excitement at the highest level, Patriots became champion and Brady MVP became the champion. Brady gave 3 TD passes in this match and became one of the six QBs who won the Super Bowl twice.
In 2004, he was in the first chart in 16 of 16 games. Pro Bowl was elected for the second time after 2001. Brady had 28 TD passes in the regular season, and the highest QB rate of his career was at 92.6. Thanks to Brady’s outstanding performance, New England was once again eligible to play in the Super Bowl. According to the Super Bowl last year, New England was the champion by defeating the Eagles 24-21, but this time the MVP was not Brady but Deion Branch, but Brady was third in the title, taking a step closer to becoming a legend between Joe Montana and Teddy Bradshaw.
In 2005, Brady was the fourth in the history of the NFL, winning his 4th title, and not in the history of the NFL. Brady was in Pro Bowl for the third time in 2005 and was selected as the captain of the attack team by his teammates. He was 78th in his career and won 26 TDs in the season and was successful in 334 of the 530 round-off entries but was eliminated in Denver on the New England postseason. Brady’s hopes were set for the next season.
That’s Tom Brady’s career. Is it really amazing? Who is to be drafted by both NFL and MLB teams, to be one of the hall of fame of his high school, to achieve success in college, to find a model, to be Beckham of the NFL, to play in the Super Bowl and even to be MVP 3 times, even to MVP in two million dollars it doesn’t want to win and be an idol to many people. Well, I’m willing to give any of these, but Tom Brady has it all. Maybe we can’t say the best QB of the league for Tom Brady right now, but we can call him the best or the luckiest of the league.
The number of top players in the NBA today is perhaps more than ever, and these names improve themselves every day. Especially if we put Stephen Curry at the top of this list after last season and this season’s performance, our list is LeBron James, Chris Paul; He continues with Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Blake Griffin and James Harden and Anthony Davis, who have been bouncing for the last two seasons.
I don’t believe there’s anyone you want to make out of the names I’ve counted to this point. But I believe there is another name that I don’t add here, which I think many of you don’t think of, but deserve to be here; perhaps the most underrated in the league, Paul George, a superstar who doesn’t see much of his merit.
Paul George grew up with his two sisters and learned to play basketball with his sister one by one until high school. The biggest indication that he is a real street player is his ambition and defiance of defeat; from his sister to the biggest stage of basketball globally.
In the year he entered the league, LeBron announced that he had gone to James Heat and a team was formed to mark his mark until last year. The second biggest misfortune of Paul George’s career was that of this period. He was eliminated from the Miami Semifinals in the Eastern Semifinals and in the Eastern Finals in the following season. Indiana Pacers of Paul George. When George moved his team to the conference finals, he showed that he did not give up under pressure by being selected as the league’s most progressive player.
Each season, he improved his stats with a little more shooting, ball handling and game experience. Reggie Miller’dan senior player and longing for success after the Pacers supporters, with him again hopes of the unfortunate injury in the US National Team took place and almost a year away from basketball.
Entering the league as number 2, he quickly became the leader of the potential Pacers squad, another star of the team, Danny Granger slipped into position 3 when he was injured, and discussed how efficient a decision was to be made at the beginning of this season, but shifted to number 4 to keep up with the changing game; Paul George is a basketball player born for basketball. He said he was going to be one of the best in the world, and he did. Statistically, he averaged 24.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists in the rest of the season, and was third in the East after LeBron James and Dwayne Wade in the first results of the All-Star vote. My point of view is that the shooting range has improved in a very positive way, far from being one of the best 1-2 players, just as much as providing the stability of the shot.
George’s career; it is full of humiliation, hard work and always going a little farther. He’s 25 years old and has a lot to gain. He is determined to launch his own PG13 legend, changing his jersey number to 24 because he identifies with Kobe Bryant, a fan. I have no doubt that we will tell this legend to our children years later.
Los Angeles Lakers is a National Basketball Association (NBA) team in Los Angeles, California. As of the end of the 2004/05 season, NBA has won the highest number of matches (2,621), the highest winning ratio (61,9%), the most final team (28). He also placed 14 of the 14 championships behind the Boston Celtics.
In 1947, Ben Berger and Morris Chalfen bought Detroit Gems for $ 15,000 and moved the team to Minneapolis. The team’s name was the Minneapolis Lakers. Gems had only won 4 games in the previous season and the league had become the last. Lakers, who had the right to choose the first ordinary player in the NBA auditions, won George Mikan who will be the best center of the period. With the new coach John Kundla, the team won a great acceleration, winning the 1947-48 NBL championship. The Lakers won a championship in the Basketball Association of America. In 1949, the Basketball Association of America united the National Basketball League and became the National Basketball Association.
She dominated the NBA by winning 5 championships in 6 years (1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, and 1954) with players from the Minneapolis Lakers, George Mikan, Vern Mikkelsen and Clyde Lovellette. In 1954, the 24-hour rule, George Mikan’s serious disability, forced the Lakers to a different style of play, Clyde Lovellette tried to back the team, but in 1958 the league became the last.
The team moved to Los Angeles in 1960 and took the name of Los Angeles Lakers. His team was led by Elgin Baylor and Jerry West, but it was not possible to come to the front of the Boston Celtics. In the finals, he lost 6 championships to Boston in 8 years. In 1972 the legendary actress Wilt Chamberlain and coach of the year Bill Sharman won 33 matches in a row to win the match in a row in the history of the NBA, and the championship was missed at the end of the season by defeating the New York Knicks.
In 1973, this time the Lakers of New York were defeated in the final. Wilt Chamberlain also retired, the team again entered a period of pause. In 1975, another legend was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, but success did not come. So that Earvin “Magic” Johnson came to Los Angeles in 1979.
In the first year of Magic Johnson ‘s championship was won in 1980. The unforgettable 6th match of Philadelphia 76ers’ 4-2 was played in Philadelphia on May 16, 1980. Johnson, who started the replacement of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who was injured, closed that night with 42 points, 15 rebounds and 7 assists. Later, the 1980s were dominated by the Lakers, the team played 7 more finals and won four more championships.
By 1990, Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls had begun to swing. In 1991, Magic Johnson had to quit basketball because of HIV. The Lakers did not have much of the old days. But the sensational names included in the team over time; Shaquille O’Neal and Phil Jackson together gave Kobe Bryant a lot of power. The Lakers became champion for 3 consecutive years (2000, 2001 and 2002). Karl Malone and Gary Payton also joined the team as a championship and the team was strengthened, but in the 2004 final, the Detroit Pistons were eliminated 4-1.
In the summer of 2004, the team ruptured. The fight between Shaq and Kobe started to surfaced. Shaq left the team, Malone retired, Payton was sent to Boston and Phil Jackson left the team. Currently, the team tries to win the lead under Kobe Bryant and Phil Jackson is back on the team.
The history and tradition of the New York Giants is linked to pro football itself for one might have perished without the other in the early days of the National Football League. The late Tim Mara, now a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, purchased a franchise for $500 in 1925 and before the Giants’ first season had ended, he had invested another $25,000 to keep the franchise alive. A team in New York was thus assured. To a young NFL that was seeking national media and fan attendance, a team in the nation’s largest city was an absolute must.
Taylor_Lawrence_Team_ActionThe value of New York exposure was clearly demonstrated in December of the first season when more than 70,000 turned out at the Polo Grounds to see the Giants play the Chicago Bears, who had just signed Red Grange, the most famous pro football player of the 1920s.
The very next season (1926), Grange and his agent formed a rival American Football League and placed their flagship team, the Yankees, in New York to battle the Giants head-to-head. It proved to be a costly battle but the Giants and the NFL won. The AFL lasted only one year.
In their third season in 1927, the Giants won their first NFL championship behind a defense led by tackle Steve Owen that permitted an all-time low of 20 points in 13 games. Owen became the Giants’ coach in 1930. He held the job for 23 seasons and wound up with a 153-108-17 record. He still ranks ninth in all-time coaching victories. The Giants enjoyed some of their finest seasons during the Owen years. Beginning with the start of divisional play in 1933, the Giants won eight Eastern division titles in 14 seasons and NFL championships in 1934 and 1938. Ken Strong, a triple-threat halfback and a premier placekicker, and Mel Hein, a center-linebacker who didn’t miss a game in 15 seasons, were Giants standouts through most of the 1930s and 1940s.
With the coaching of first Jim Lee Howell in the late 1950s and Allie Sherman in the early 1960s, the Giants won the NFL title in 1956 and six NFL Eastern championships in eight years from 1956 to 1963. Such stars as Y. A. Tittle, Frank Gifford, Roosevelt Brown, Emlen Tunnell and Andy Robustelli led New York’s annual chase to the title game. From 1964 to 1985, the Giants remained out of championship contention. With Bill Parcells at the helm, they won NFC Eastern division crowns in 1986, 1989 and 1990. They concluded the 1986 and 1990 campaigns with victories over Denver in Super Bowl XXI and Buffalo in Super Bowl XXV.
From the start, the Giants have been a family enterprise. Founder Tim Mara’s sons, Jack and Wellington, succeeded him and Tim Mara II served for many years as the club’s vice president. Wellington Mara and Preston Robert Tisch, who purchased 50 percent of the club in 1991, served as co-chief executive officers until their deaths in 2005. In 2007, the Giants, led by quarterback Eli Manning and defensive end Michael Strahan, defeated the previously unbeaten New England Patriots to capture the Super Bowl XLII championship. Manning and the Giants won a second Super Bowl four years later in a rematch against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
Considered by many authorities as one of the best players in the NBA, James Harden has a game style that is not overly flashy as well as his scorer and passer-by. Fans who are curious about their identity outside of the field as well as their characteristics within the field are trying to learn about the player’s private life. So, who is James Harden?
James Edward Harden, Jr, born on August 6, 1989, is an American professional basketball player wearing the Houston Rockets from the NBA. Harden played college basketball in Arizona State. He was selected third in the 2009 NBA Draft by Oklahoma City Thunder. This choice is also the first choice in the history of Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2012, when he played in Oklahoma City Thunder’s NBA Finals, he was named NBA Sixth Man of the Year. He was traded to Houston in the 2012 .13 NBA season. He played for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in the US national team. He was ranked 3rd in the 2009 NBA Draft by Oklahoma City Thunder. In the 2011 .12 season, the NBA Finals were successful.
Prior to the 2012 .13 season, he refused the $ 52m bid for four years from Oklahoma City Thunder and was sent to the Houston Rockets with a swap. In exchange for this swap, Thunder gave Kevin Martin, Jeremy Lamb, two first rounds, and 1 runner-up, while the Houston Rockets gave Harden, as well as Cole Aldrich, Deaquan Cook and Lazar Hayward.
Harden decided to continue his career in Texas by signing the Houston Rockets for $ 80 million for five years. He won 39 points for the Detroit Pistons in his first match with the Rockets jersey. He also scored a career-high 45 points in his second match against Atlanta Hawks. In 2017, he scored his own record, making 17 assists and 16 rebounds in 53 points in his match. He is also the first player to score 50 points and 15 assists in the history of NBA.
It’s not just a style of play, it’s also an NBA star with its own beard. In his high school years, the beard has not cut once since the NBA Draft, 3 months after the age of 26 to the player, with them growing up and cut them if it feels like a piece of his own body would go a bit of a totem had stated. When he won the best sixth in the 2011-12 with the Thunders jersey, he said he would never cut off his beard and rejected the announcer’s $ 1 million offer. What about the $ 10 million question, then he gave me a humorous answer.
Everyone has an idol. Harden’s idol is also one of the legendary names of the Spurs Argentine Ginobili. Not only this drive resemblance, but the striking similarities in his plays come from Harden’s memorable Made in Manu, movements. Every year, a player wins, but JH is the youngest winner in the history of the NBA when he is 22 years old. He was awarded with an average of 16.8 points / 4.1 rebounds / 3.7 assists.
In the meantime, let’s remind you of the first name, this season wearing the Magic shirt of Ben Gordon and the season 2004/05, then played at the club of the Chicago Bulls. It may seem interesting to those who do not know, but due to this sickness that has plagued her since her high school years, Arizona State had to take limited time and use devices in many games during her College years.
Born from James Edward and Monja Harden, the California-born athlete has two brothers, 14 and 10 years older than him. Their relationship with his mother is good, but his father is so badly called kop the US Navy disciplined because of the drugs discarded father since his high school years, so the Junior does not want to use the name.
American professional basketball player Kevin Wayne Durant was born on September 29, 1988. Find nicknames like Durantula and KD Kevin Durant has won the NBA’s most valuable player award once during his career, four times the NBA number trophy award, once the NBA award for the year’s rookie and once for the Olympic gold medal. NBA, five times the NBA was the best five of the year.
Following a high school career, Durant played for a season at the University of Texas during his rookie season, where Naismith was chosen to be the college’s league player of the year, becoming the first rookie to win this award. After her university career, she joined the 2007 NBA Draft. He was selected by second-rank Seattle SuperSonics following Greg Oden. After Durant’s rookie season, his team moved to SuperSonics Oklahoma City and his name was changed to Oklahoma City Thunder. In 2012, he teamed up with NBA Finals for the first time in his career, but they lost to Miami Heat 4-1 at the end of five games. Released in 2016, Durant left Thunder and signed a contract with Golden State Warriors for two years.
After her Rookie Season at Texas University, she has participated in 2007 NBA Drafts. Seattle was ranked second in the first round by the SuperSonics team. In his first season with the Seattle SuperSonics team, he won the rookie of the year. She took part in the US Basketball National Team at the 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championship and was selected for the top five. He was also named the most valuable player of the tournament.
Nike signed a sponsorship agreement for 60 million dollars for 7 seasons. 2009 – In 2010, he scored an average of 30.1 points in 82 games and became the king of numbers. He was the youngest player to achieve this success in the NBA. When he became king of numbers, he was only 21 years old. Although Kevin Durant has a good dribble despite its long neck, having a good shot at the same time is what makes it important.
Outside of his basketball career, Durant is known for his various donations and aids in Oklahoma City and in his general life as he plays in Thunder. It is one of the most winning basketball players in the world as well as sponsorship agreements with companies such as Foot Locker and Nike. In 2012, he made his feature debut in Thunderstruck, joining the camera as a photographer in The Players’ Tribune.
Durant was born in Washington on September 29, 1988 as one of the four children of Wanda and Wayne Pratt, raised by her grandmother, Barbara Davis, because of her father’s leaving the family and her mother’s work. He and his sister, Brianna, have two brothers, Tony and Rayvonne. In 2013, he announced in a statement that the team he kept as a kid was Toronto Raptors and his favorite player was Vince Carter. Durant started playing basketball with the influence of his brothers. He played basketball at the first Amateur Athletics Association as a professional. He has played in many schools in the state of Maryland for his family’s frequent transportation and has served as a team mate with Ty Lawson, Greivis Vasquez and Michael Beasley who currently play in the NBA. He also played basketball for the first time in the honor of Charles Craig, the head coach of the Amateur Athletics Association, who was killed at age 35.
After a two-year stint at the National Christian Academy for two years at Oak Hill Academy, he was transferred by Montrose Christian High School and reached a height of six centimeters before starting his fourth year of high school. Before his final year in high school, it was announced that the University of Texas had agreed to pursue a college career with him. In the 2005i08 season, the Washington Post won the Best High School Player of the Year award and was named the MVP of the 2006 McDonald’s Best High School Americans. Durant was also the best second-tier player of the season after Greg Oden, playing with averages of 23.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.0 steals and 2.4 blocks per game in the season.
Durant signed with Texas University for his college career and played 37 points and 23 rebounds in the regular season at Texas Tech Red Raiders. In the 2006-07 college regular season, he played with averages of 25.8 points, 11.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Texas Longhorns 25-10 victory percentage of the team has finished the season. The NCAA Playoffs matched the University of New Mexico, which finished 5th in the first round of the season and won the match and reached the semifinals. However, despite the 30 points and 9 rebounds of Durant, he was defeated at the University of Southern California. reached. On April 11, Durant announced that he was officially entering the 2007 NBA Draft. Durant’s 35-form jersey was retired by Texas Longhorns University, and Texas’s retired 9th jersey.
After Durant’s rookie season, the Sonics team moved to Oklahoma City and took the name Oklahoma City Thunder and their colors changed to blue, orange and yellow. The team also drafted Russell Westbrook at the beginning of the season to form the combination of Durant and the All-Star duo in the 2008 NBA Draft. At the 2009 NBA All-Star Week, Durant received an invitation to play in the Rookies Match and played 46 points in the match, scoring the most points in history in the All-Star Kites match. In addition, Joe Johnson and O.J. at the NBA All-Star HORSE Competition. He defeated Mayo and became a champion. In the regular season, he scored 46 points in the Los Angeles Clippers match on January 23 and 47 points in the New Orleans Hornets on January 17, breaking the career record record of 2 times. When the 2008-09 season ended, Durant averaged 25.3 points per game and 6.5 rebounds per game, and was also nominated for the Most Progressive Player award, but finished third in the poll. Thunder, the team with 23 wins and 59 defeats in the season, ended with 11th place in the conference.
Durant, in his 2009-10 season, was the first time in his career to be nominated for the All-Star Game. Team Thunder won 27 more matches than the previous season, finishing 50th and 32th in the previous season-off. Durant, with 30.1 points per game, 7.6 rebounds and 2,8 assists per game, won the first prize in the first place in his career for the first time in the number one King of the Year, also the youngest in the history of the NBA player took the title of the player. He scored 8 times +40 points and 3 times 45 points scoring statistics. The first game of the 2010 NBA Playoffs and Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles match against the first match of the series and lost 21 matches in this match. Oklahoma City was later eliminated by letting the Lakers lose their first round of 4-1 at the end of five games. Durant, in the five-game play-off struggle, 25.0 points per game, 7.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists played with the average.
Green Bay Packers, American professional gridiron football team based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. One of the most-storied franchises in the history of the sport, the Packers have won the most championships, 13 in total, of any National Football League (NFL) team.
In 1919 Curly Lambeau and George Calhoun organized a group of men into a football team that soon managed a winning record against other amateur teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota. Lambeau, a shipping clerk for the Indian Packing Company, convinced his employer to donate money for the uniforms and, in the process, lent the nickname “Packers” to the team. With Lambeau serving as head coach and playing halfback, in 1921 the Packers entered the recently formed American Professional Football Association, which a year later would become the NFL. However, the team struggled with financial problems to the point of having to forfeit an entire season. In 1923 the team became a publicly owned nonprofit corporation supported by the people of Wisconsin and has remained so ever since.
Despite their rough financial start, the Packers won three consecutive championships from 1929 to 1931, with lineups that were laden with future Hall of Famers, including tackle Cal Hubbard, guard Mike Michalske, and halfback John (“Blood”) McNally. In 1935 the team added Don Hutson, who proceeded to redefine the wide receiver position and helped the Packers win championships in 1936, 1939, and 1944. Lambeau—who stopped playing for the team in 1929—stepped away from head coaching duties in 1949, and the team struggled for wins throughout the next decade: the Packers posted a losing record seven times between 1950 and 1958.
The team’s most successful period was in the 1960s, under the legendary coach Vince Lombardi, who had been hired in 1959. Lombardi’s Packer teams in the ’60s were stocked with talent, boasting future Hall of Fame players on offense and defense: quarterback Bart Starr, fullback Jim Taylor, halfback Paul Hornung, tackle Forrest Gregg, linebacker Ray Nitschke, end Willie Davis, tackle Henry Jordan, cornerback Herb Adderley, and safety Willie Wood. They won championships in 1961 and 1962 and followed with three straight championships starting in the 1965–66 season. On January 15, 1967, in the inaugural Super Bowl, the Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35–10. They successfully defended their Super Bowl title the following year against the Oakland Raiders, 33–14.
Lombardi left the Packers after their second Super Bowl championship, and Green Bay entered into a long period of relative futility, with just two play-off appearances in the 25 seasons between 1968 and 1992. Some of the team’s scarce highlights during that period included the play of Hall of Fame wide receiver James Lofton, who starred for Green Bay from 1978 to 1986, and (ultimately unsuccessful) coaching stints by past Packers greats Starr and Gregg.
In 1992 the Packers brought in head coach Mike Holmgren and quarterback Brett Favre, who were the key pieces in the team’s renaissance in the 1990s. Beginning in 1993, Green Bay qualified for the postseason in six straight years, including two NFC championships and subsequent trips to the Super Bowl. The team’s third Super Bowl appearance, in 1997, was a success: they defeated the New England Patriots 35–21. However, they did not repeat their win the following year against the Denver Broncos. After that loss Holmgren left the Packers for a job with the Seattle Seahawks, but the team remained a play-off contender into the 21st century. Favre acrimoniously left the Packers in 2008, and the Packers’ offense was given over to young star quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
In 2011 Rodgers guided the sixth-seeded Packers to three postseason road victories—including a win over their longtime rival the Chicago Bears in the NFC championship game—to earn a berth in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom the Packers defeated to capture their fourth Super Bowl championship. The Packers won their first 13 games of the 2011 season en route to finishing the year with a 15–1 record. The team was a heavy favourite to win its second consecutive Super Bowl but was upset at home by the New York Giants in Green Bay’s first play-off game.
The team returned to the NFC championship game following the 2014 season but lost in heartbreaking fashion to the Seattle Seahawks after the Packers held a 12-point lead with just over two minutes to play in regulation. The team was once again painfully eliminated from the postseason the following year when Rodgers led a thrilling 96-yard drive with under a minute left to tie a divisional play-off game against the Arizona Cardinals only to see Arizona win the contest just three plays into overtime. In 2016 Rodgers led the Packers to six straight wins to close out the regular season and win a division title. His strong play continued in the play-offs, where he guided the team to a surprising appearance in the NFC championship game (a loss to the Atlanta Falcons). Rodgers missed nine games of the 2017 season with a broken collarbone, and, without the team’s star quarterback for much of the season, Green Bay’s streak of eight consecutive postseason appearances ended.
From 1933 to 1994 the Packers elected to play some of their home games each year in Milwaukee to benefit from the larger market. Beginning in 1995, all home games were played at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, notwithstanding that city’s small size (it did not exceed 100,000 residents until 2000) compared with virtually all other cities that have NFL franchises.
Oakland Raiders, American professional gridiron football team based in Oakland, California, that plays in the National Football League (NFL). The Raiders have won three Super Bowl championships (1977, 1981, and 1984), one American Football League (AFL) championship (1967), and four American Football Conference (AFC) titles. Viewed by many as the “villains” of the NFL because of their historic tendency for rough play, the Raiders embody the motto coined by longtime owner Al Davis: “Just win, baby.”
The Raiders were founded in 1960 as one of the eight original teams of the AFL. After three losing seasons, the franchise hired Davis in 1963 to serve as the team’s head coach and general manager. He implemented a “vertical” passing attack, which relied on long throws downfield to stretch the opposing defense, and quickly turned the team into a contender. After a three-month stint as AFL commissioner in 1966, Davis became a part-owner of the Raiders and began buying out (and, in some cases, forcing out) the other owners, ultimately gaining complete control of the team in 1976.
With an offense starring quarterback Daryle Lamonica and centre Jim Otto, the Raiders won the AFL championship in December 1967, a victory that sent the team to its first Super Bowl the following January (a loss to the Green Bay Packers). John Madden was hired as head coach in 1969, and under his guidance the Raiders became an elite team, posting consecutive winning seasons during Madden’s 10-year tenure with the team and taking the franchise’s first Super Bowl (1977). It was during this period that the Raiders forged an image as a team of tough, take-no-prisoners players—such as future Hall of Fame offensive linemen Jim Otto, Gene Upshaw, and Art Shell; linebacker Ted (“the Stork”) Hendricks; defensive end Ben Davidson; and cornerback Willie Brown—who would occasionally cross the line into dirty play. Those teams also featured an additional trio of future Hall of Fame players in tight end Dave Casper, kicker George Blanda, and wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, as well as fiery quarterback Ken (“the Snake”) Stabler. Madden’s successor, Tom Flores (who was the Raiders’ first starting quarterback), shepherded the team to another Super Bowl victory in 1981.
Davis had been long upset about the conditions of the Raiders’ home stadium when, in 1980, he signed a memorandum of agreement promising to move the franchise to Los Angeles. The NFL blocked the move, but Davis won a landmark antitrust lawsuit against the league in 1982, and the Raiders immediately relocated. The team qualified for the playoffs in each of their first four seasons in Los Angeles, which included another Super Bowl title in 1984. The teams of the 1980s featured three future Hall of Famers—running back Marcus Allen, defensive lineman Howie Long, and cornerback Mike Haynes—and multisport sensation Bo Jackson, who excelled in both Major League Baseball and the NFL.
Davis soured on the stadium in Los Angeles over the years, and he moved the franchise back to Oakland in 1995. The Raiders struggled in the years after their second move, but, behind a high-powered offense led by quarterback Rich Gannon and wide receivers Tim Brown and Jerry Rice, they advanced to the Super Bowl in 2003, which they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. From 2003 to 2015 the franchise was marked by a lack of success on the field, poor personnel decisions, and a fractious front office, all of which considerably damaged the famed Raiders’ mystique.
In 2016 Oakland suddenly turned the corner, winning 12 games and qualifying for a playoff spot, but it was a short-lived turnaround, and the Raiders fell back to 10 losses the following year. In 2018 the Raiders rehired head coach Jon Gruden (who had previously coached the team from 1998 to 2001), giving him the longest and richest coaching contract in NFL history, but the team posted a 4–12 record in his first season back at the helm.