1. MediaBrix (5-1) 2. Dribbling Seamen (4-2) 3. Team AXA (4-2) 4. Basketball Reasons (3-3) 5. Goat Herders (3-3) 6. Fastbreak NYC (3-3) 7. The Monstars (3-3) 8. Renegades (3-3) 9. Top Stars (3-4) 10. Free Agents (0-6)
1. Rockstars (5-1) 2. NYC Gritty Committee (5-1) 3. iVentureCap (4-2) 4. Sexy Bears (4-2) 5. That 70s Team (4-2) 6. Renaissance Men (4-2) 7. Dem Boyz (1-5) 8. Warriors (1-6) 9. NYCE (0-7)
2nd Division 1. Sex Panthers (5-1) 2. TAP NY (5-1) 3. SK War Dog (5-1) 4. Raptors (4-2) 5. That 70s Team (3-3) 6. Spaghetti Ramen (2-4) 7. NYC Gritty Committee (2-4) 8. Ball Handles (2-5) 9. Running Suckers (0-7)
2K9 SPR Top Plays of Week 6
You want FAIL... you got it. -- FBNYC
Saturday's screening at BBG was hot... Wat was for real. If you missed it, click here for more screenings.
2K9 SPR Week 5 Power Rankings
Better teams keep on keeping on
Two weeks and ain't a dang thang changed
After two weeks, the standings look pretty much the same. The better teams are starting to leave the others behind. But who are the real contenders? I'm not really sure GOD and NGC are ready yet. I still got Fury and Slayers as the only real contenders with KBG as a dark horse--and they can't win a regular season game. Go figure, they're lucky everybody makes it to the playoffs. Peep the rankings! -- C. B. Lee
FBNYC 2K9 SPR Power Rankings - Week 6
The Fury are still undefeated and they're the hottest team in the league but here's the good part... two out of their last three games will be against G.o.D., the next hottest team in the league.
They just keep adding athletes and (G) Ryan Aguila and (F) Jason Woo have done a good job of making it work in the absence of 2K8 SUM MVP (G) Ren Hsieh. Scorers (G) Min Parkand (F) Rob Chanthavongsa are having MVP caliber seasons.
They couldn't knock out the Fury after taking them 12 rounds but Gritty bounced right back with a 30-pt blowout win over the Quicks. (G) Jason Chin and (G) Kenneth Van are looking real good right now.
Slayers also beat the NYC Quicks so they don't get to move up. What they did prove is that they could win without All-FBNYC (F) Harris Chung... against the Average Joes and the Quicks.
The talent the Bangers have on their roster is enough to keep any team from looking past them. But it ain't no mistake, the better teams are winning. KBG needs a third scorer to help out that dynamic duo of (F) Nic Echevestre and (G) Young Yu. Kumagai, I'm looking at you.
Joes beat the Quicks but couldn't match-up with the Fury--even with help. But if they put together a full roster, they look alright. They better get some chemistry together before the playoffs though.
Quicks fell off the deep end with that 30-pt loss to NYC Gritty. They played every game before that with heart even down big. They just gave up on this one and maybe on the season.
Observations... the MLK HS court will now be referred to as "The King"... if you love Yao Ming, watch this video... FBNYC Fantasy Basketball League results: LEAGUE CHAMPION: Nvr Gona Give You Up (Alvin Wang), 2ND PLACE: Already defeated (Will Wang), 3RD PLACE: The Commissionaires (Ren Hsieh)
2K9 SPR Players of the Week (Wk 6)
Kenneth Van (NGC) G | 6-1 | 180 lbs Week 6 Stats PPG: 30.0 APG: 5.0 SPG: 4.0
This is Van's 2nd cameo in the PoW category so even with KBG (F) Nic Echevestre playing like he's Cyberdyne Systems model 101, Van is making a strong bid for Out. Rookie if not MVP.
RU: N. Eche. (KBG) 26 pts, 17 reb
Min Park (GOD) G | 6-0 | 170 lbs Week 6 Stats PPG: 24.0 RPG: 6.0 SPG: 4.0
Park went toe-to-toe with KBG (F) Nic Echevestre in a scoring duel but it was Park who hit all the right shots down the stretch to secure G.o.D.'s 3rd straight win of the season.
RU: J. Choi (NYF) 23 pts, 4 rebs
The Sam Lo Award for Hustlers
Nic Echevestre (KBG) | 17 rebs, 3 blk When a man pulls down 17 rebs along with 26 pts and 3 blks, it can't be ignored. Echevestre covered every inch of the court in a loss to GOD.
RU: Kohei Morita (NGC) 11 rebs, 3 asts, 2 stls
Defensive Player of the Week Steven Chen (NYF) 4 stls, 1 blk
Chen physically overpowered and out hustled the TAJ backcourt down the stretch--not an easy feat--and made the big plays to seal the NYF win.
Runner-Up: Min Park (GOD) 6 rebs, 4 stls
Playmaker of the Week
Jason Chin (NGC) | 19 pts, 5 rebs, 7 asts, 3 stls
RU: Wilson Lew (QIK) 5 asts
Discorama Rookie of the Week Shaun Young (QIK) 19 pts, 7 rebs, 2 asts, 3 stls RU: Howie Chu (TAJ) 18 pts, 10 rebs, 1 blk
The Chucky Award Young Yu (KBG) | 4-15 FGs (.267)
What can you say, if you're a big time scorer from the perimeter, you're gonna have some off days. This was an off day.
Runner-Up: Leon Chu (TAJ) | 1-8 FGs (.125)
The "Chris Dudley" Award Rich Chang (NYF) | 0-3 FTs (.000)
He only took 3 FTs--and "Justice Jiang" didn't play this week--but when you go 0-fer, it sticks out. No egregious shooters this week.
RU: Rob Chanthavonsa (GOD) | 2-5 FTs (.400)
2K9 SPR Week 6 Photos of the Week
PHOTO OF THE WEEK :: "The Iceman Cometh"
Superheroes (F) Min "Iceman" Park finds a crease in the AOD defense as (F) Vince Southerland helps weak-side. (Photo by Rich Chang). For more photos from Week 6, click here.
RUNNER-UP :: "Midrange draws the harm"
NYC Fury's (G) "Midrange" James Choi draws the foul in transition after a TAJ turnover late in a 54-39 Fury win. (Photo by Ren Hsieh)
HON. MENTION :: "Chia climbs the Oke tree"
Soju Swish (C) Jeff Oke attempts to block a floater attempt by Kemp's Kids (F) Victor Chia. (Photo by Wilson Lew)
The screening is at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden as part of Sakura Matsuri, NYC's "rite of spring," which marks its 28th year with over 50 events and performances celebrating Japanese culture and the blossoming of BBG's 220 cherry trees. Come through for the doc, stay for the blossoms.
ADMISSION (includes Festival entry)
Adults: $12 Seniors(65 and up): $6 Students with ID: $6 Children under 12: Free BBG Members: Free