Stephen Chen (RTS) G | 5-10 | 165 lbs Weeks 2 Stats PPG: 18.0 APG: 4.0 SPG: 6.0
This is the new era RTS. Harris Chung might be the franchise but there's no way RTS wins without Chen. His solid defense and ability to finish in transition makes him the 2nd option. RU: H. Chung (RTS) 18pts, 5rebs
Rob Chanth. (GOD) F | 5-11 | 170 lbs Week 2 Stats PPG: 30.0 APG: 8.0 SPG: 1.0
"The Pickup Artist" just went off on FAD this Saturday. He was everywhere at once and yet nowhere at all, like some kind of omniscient being. 30 pts on 20 shots is always good.
RU: R. Hsieh (GOD) 28pts, 9rebs
The "Larry Flynt" Award Rob Chanth. (GOD) 30 pts, 8 rebs
It's gotta go to Chanthavongsa who just simply destroyed FAD on the offensive boards and in transition. Death had no answer.
Runner-up: Dave Choi (TSJ) 8 pts, 5 rebs, 4 stls
Defensive Player of the Week Stephen Chen (RTS) 4 rebs, 6 stls
Chen's 6 steals did more than enough to disrupt Saturday opponent HOP's offensive approach. As a team, RTS was able to force 17 TOs.
Runner-up: Kevin Park (HOP) 5 stls
The "Norman Dale" Award GOD (v. FAD) | 77 pts, 28-61 (.459), 42 rebs
Runner-up: TAJ (v. BMS) 20-39 FGs (51%), 11 asts
Discorama Rookie of the Week Jon Cho (TSJ) 21 pts, 5 3FGs, 2 asts
Runner-up: J. Chu (TSJ) 21 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts
The "John Starks" Award John Park (BTP) | 3-13 FGs (.231)
Park's debut with Booty Patrol wasn't quite what we guess he imagined. Park showed plenty of ability to get looks but just couldn't convert.
Runner-up: Mark Yiin (BMS) 3-12 FGs (.250)
The "Chris Dudley" Award Rob Chanth. (GOD) | 3-7 FTs (.429)
Rob could have had 34 pts and 2nd all-time for points scored in one game. How does a guy who shoots 13-20 miss so many freebies?
RU: J. Yu (HOP) 4-8 FTs, A. Kim (TAJ) 4-8 FTs
2K8 SUM Week 2 Recap
2K8 SUM WEEK 2 RESULTS
House of Pain (57) vs. RTS (61)recap Co-Players of the Game Stephen Chen (RTS) 18 pts, 4 asts, 6 stls Harris Chung (RTS) 18 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts
Booty Patrol (48) vs. Team SoJu (65) recap Co-Players of the Game James Chu (TSJ) 21 pts, 7 rebs, 3 asts Jon Cho (TSJ) 21 pts, 5 3FGs
Average Joes (60) vs. Bomb Squad (55) recap Player of the Game James Lam (TAJ) 19 pts, 4 rebs, 2 stls
FBNYC GAME OF THE WEEK
GOD (G) Ren "The Golden Child" Hsieh has been on a tear. How did equally explosive FAD (G) "Midrange" James Choi fare in their Saturday matchup?
G.o.D. (77) vs. Fan Death (60)recap Co-Players of the Game Rob Chanth. (GOD) 30 pts, 8 rebs Ren Hsieh (GOD) 28 pts, 9 rebs, 4 stls
MLK HS, NYC -- Ranked the two strongest ORC teams in our Season Preview, this was the week's marquee match-up and a rematch of a nice little scoring duel between GOD (G) Ren Hsieh and (G) James Choi--Choi won their first 32-24 and secured the W. Adding to the show, GOD would be facing former (C) Rich Chang, part of FAD's twin towers with (C) Brian Strebel.
But the 1st half would be dictated by none of these guys. The first 10:00 min of this game was all (F) Rob Chanthavongsa. Scoring 13 pts in the 1st half on 6-9 shooting (more...)
I don't know who Phil Yoon is but he's throwin' weak stuff out the gym... TO is back with the no-look... KPLefty all day and all of the night... Choir Boy Choi AKA Mid-Range James AKA Quality Shot AKA Lil Gil... killing fools... and then there's The Commish AKA The Golden Child... shout out to the poster who got it right. -- C. B. Lee
2K8 SUM Week 1 Power Rankings
Opening Day gleans no clear favorites
A hotly contested Week 1 saw no immediate powerhouses
What can you say about Week 1? Every game was tiiiiiight, every team got their game up so I don't have to call nobody out... except for maybe HOP who won anyway. SoJu was looking good out there for a minute, though. But let me ask you something, KP3 is chasing down a loose ball, trying to throw a turnaround fade-away up and you foul him? Oh, and 4 missed layups in the last 3:00 minutes? Overtime nothing, you should have sealed the deal in regulation. Peep the rankings! -- Charles Bok Lee
FBNYC 2K8 SPR Power Rankings - Week 1 (07.12.08)
They're still the Champions and after watching GOD (G) Ren Hsieh score 12 points in less than 2:00 minutes they still came back and won. This team has talent and now, Championship composure, too.
There might be growing pains but giving (G) James Choi rebounders is dangerous. For both teams playing. If you think he didn't have a conscience before... FAD frontcourt plays as efficiently as this all season, look out, but they probably won't. The TOs are coming.
Somehow HOP pulled out a gutsy win. But they can't play non-D all season and expect to win them all. (C) Jiang Yu is the type that likes to step it up in the post-season but they'll have to get there first.
Death looked solid against the defending Champs even without (C) Alvin Wang. Hsieh appears to be more aggressive offensively earlier than usual in the season but his stamina couldn't keep up. They could use another point to take some of the busy work off.
They have speed, athleticism and they convert in transition. Well, that's after one game. Gotta see if they can keep that up all season. Still, (F) James Chu looks like a rising star among a bunch of solid ball handlers. Don't get caught sleeping on these guys.
Tough loss but a tough fight, too, BTP doesn't go down without one. (G) Alex Cho struggled in Week 1 but I'm not expecting that to last long. Having (G) John Park should take some of the pressure off.
Team idle in Week 1
Observations... KP3's new nickname is "Lefty" but he might have somebody challenging him on off-hand finishes now with James Chu around... we got lots of new nicknames to honor yet another beautiful season of NYC outdoor Summerball... shoutout to Bobbito and the crew at the Anytime Anyday workouts... Brian Strebel will now be known as "Mr. Fantastic"... Brian Shim will now be known as "The Grudge"... Joe Ahn is "Robocop"... and James and Charles Lam are the "Dead Ringers"... we're coming through with a megaphone this week... don't get your ass busted!