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Winners and Losers of the NBA All-Star Weekend!

Team USA versus Team World

The Weekend kicked off with Team World beating Team USA 155-124.

Skills Challenge

Philadelphia 76ers’ Joel Embiid was accused of cheating in Round 2 when he missed throwing the ball into the net and moved on to the next challenge in the round. But he lost to Lauri Markkanen who moved on to the final round anyway.

Congrats to Spencer Dinwiddie of the Brooklyn Nets for dominating Lauri Markkanen of the Chicago Bulls in the final round.

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Photo: usatoday.com

3-Point Contest

The 3-Point Contest was embarrassing for most. Especially for OKC’s Paul George who managed to just score 9. Rookie for Phoenix Suns, Devin Booker won the contest with 28 points. Previous winner and Splash brother from Golden State Warriors, Klay Thompson was the runner-up with 25 points.

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The Slam Dunk Competition

The Slam Dunk Competition was not that exciting for me this year. Less gimmicks and lack of creativity. The most exciting moments were Pacers’ Victor Oladipo attempting to dunk in a Black Panther mask that he was probably blinded by and Larry Nance Jr of the LA Lakers pulling off the dunk his father did in the old 1984 Phoenix Suns jersey. His father, Larry Nance was present, also assisting him in the final dunks of the competition. Larry Nance was the inaugural winner of the Dunking competition in 1984.

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Larry Nance (L); Larry Nance Jr (R). Like Father Like Son

It was rookie, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz who pulled off Vince Carter’s 360-jam dunk to win the competition. He wasn’t even supposed to be in the competition. He replaced injured Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic.

Kudos to Mitchell for showing some well needed showmanship. He jumped over Kevin Hart in the earlier round, which is not much of a task, but provided some comedy for the crowd. Kevin Hart wasn’t ready.

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The Winning Slam Dunk

Watch “Donovan Mitchell With Vince Carter Dunk – Slam Dunk Contest | 2018 NBA All-Star Saturday Night” on YouTube here:

NBA All-Star Game

Team LeBron versus Team Stephen

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Photo: http://www.nba.com
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Photo: http://www.nba.com

Both Teams took the much-anticipated All-Star Game pretty seriously this year. Both teams played for Charity. Team LeBron’s chosen Organization was the After-School All-Stars, while Team Stephen’s chosen Organization was the Brotherhood Crusade. The winning team’s LA Community based Organization was to receive $350,000USD. The losing team’s Organization was to receive $150,000USD. The players also funded a pool of money, adding thousands more to the winner and the loser’s Organizations.

The referees took the game seriously as well this year. A lot of fouls were called and defense was increased majorly on both sides. It was a close game throughout, but Team Stephen led for the majority of the game. They were tied at 144 each with a minute and a half remaining and right up to 40.2s remaining. DeMar DeRozan of Team Stephen hit a free throw, then LeBron scored a lay up assisted by Kyrie Irving making it 146-145. But it was Russell Westbrook’s two-point shot assisted by Team Captain, LeBron James that sealed the deal with 10.7s remaining in the game. It was left up to Team Captain Stephen Curry to make the final 3-point shot to force overtime but he just couldn’t find any space to shoot and was forced to pass the ball to DeMar DeRozan who let off the shot but missed. It was probably after the buzzer anyway. Team LeBron wins! They won 148-145.

LeBron James won his 3rd MVP All-Star title with 29 points. Starter, DeRozan led with 21 points from Team Stephen. Damian Lillard had an impressive performance from Team Stephen’s bench, also scoring 21.

Biggest Loser of the Weekend

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The biggest loser of the weekend for Suga though? Fergi! What was she thinking?! She sang the National Anthem like she was singing Santa Baby. It was awkward for everybody. Shame on you Fergi. Twitter ripped her apart.

Great All-Star Weekend though! See you next year!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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TGIF! It’s NBA All-Star Weekend!

NBA All-Star Weekend 2018 is here! It will be held in Los Angeles this year and will feature various events including your favourites.

NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (Tonight, Fri. @ 7pm ET)

The NBA All-Star Celebrity Game will be tonight at 7pm ET on ESPN. Some of the Celebs that will play are Tracy McGrady, Black Panther Star Michael B. Jordan, Nick Cannon, Jerry Ferrara (Power), Common, Dascha Polanco (Orange is the New Black) and Jamie Foxx.

NBA All-Star Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest and Skills Competition (Tomorrow – Sat., 8-11pm ET)

For probably the most exciting night of the Weekend, see who will be in each competition here!

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N.B. Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz will be replacing injured, Aaron Gordon
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Photo: NBA

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NBA All-Star Game (Sunday @8pm ET)

East Vs. West

a.k.a

Team LeBron 

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Photo: http://www.nba.com

vs.

Team Stephen

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Photo: http://www.nba.com

Team East and Team West will battle for a good cause this Sunday at the 67th NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles. LeBron James will Captain Team East and Stephen Curry will Captain Team West. Both Captains got to choose their teams so players from the East and West will be all mixed up this year.

Team James’ chosen Organization is the After-School All-Stars, while Team Curry’s chosen Organization is Brotherhood Crusade.

The NBA announced that the winning team’s LA Community based Organization will receive $350,000USD. The losing team’s Organization will receive $150,000USD.

ENJOY! 

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Suga on RJR Fm with Paula and Francois, GW Art and more!

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Gabrielle Burgess (Suga a.k.a Gabby) on The Sunny Side Up this morning with hosts, Francois St Juste and Paula-Anne Porter Jones

Thanks for Listening to Suga a.k.a Gabby this morning on The Sunny Side Up with Paula-Anne and Francois Suga Bears!

The feedback has been great!

For those of you who are new to Suga Lifestyle, feel free to peruse my hobbies and Career Categories of Health and Fitness, Restaurant Ratings and Reviews, Charities, Sports, Recipes and of course my GW Art Gallery.

GW Art has seasonal Collections of Paintings and Decorative items ideal for Jamaican, Abstract, Modern and Vintage-rustic décor for Homes, Cafes, Restaurants, Display Booths, Weddings, Offices and Hotels.

Also follow @gwartbygabby on Instagram to keep up with new pieces and upcoming Pop-up Shops.

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GW Art’s Instagram Page: @gwartbygabby
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Images from GW Art’s Instagram Page, @gwartbygabby

Suga is also certified and specialises in helping persons to get and stay fit, lose weight, tone and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Training sessions incorporate Aerobics, Cardiac endurance and Strength and Resistance, topped off by Yoga for increased strength, toning, flexibility and muscle recovery.

If interested in Personal Training/Nutrition sessions please email sugalifestyle@gmail.com.

Thanks again for Listening!

GW Art

Email: gwartforall@gmail.com

Ph: 876-422-3769

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By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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Suga will be on RJR Fm at 7:45am Today!

Suga a.k.a Gabby will be on RJR Fm this morning at 7:45 to 7:58am. Tune in if you can! Hear all about Gabby’s Personality and Careers.

Last Wednesday, Gabby’s Entrepreneurship story was featured on the Vitamin M Box’s Instagram page, @thevitaminmbox.

The Vitamin M Box is about bringing brands owned and produced by people of colour- Melanin to your doorstep in the form of beauty, fashion, books, home and lifestyle brands. So check them out too and the lady behind the box, Kerry Yanique Croft, her story and how you can purchase your monthly prescription on http://www.thevitaminmbox.com.

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Gabrielle Burgess (Suga a.k.a Gabby) from Suga Lifestyle

Get your dose of Vitamin M!

Today’s spotlight hails from Kingston, Jamaica! I tease Gabrielle all the time because I seriously don’t know what she can’t do. Read how she’s managed to escape to her creative side while still working in the hardworking medical field.

Growing up, I always wanted to be a Doctor (Obstetrician) and do Art on the side. I eventually realized that even though the income would be great after the initial struggle of paying off a hefty student loan, I would not have the time on my hands that I would desire to be the Free Spirit that I am. I still entered the field of Health Care as a Radiologic Technologist. It’s a skill and I enjoy the field. But it wasn’t enough for me as a young adult who just started working in 2010, that used to be the President of at least 2 service Clubs, while sitting on the committee of others, also engaging in modern dance and other sporting activities. I felt like I also started life 3 years behind my high school peers who did not do a 2nd Degree and who were fortunate enough to have their parents pay their way through tertiary education for them. While I had not one, but two degrees worth of Student Loans.

My walls were empty when I moved out on my own into my apartment and I said, ‘Why buy paintings when I can paint them myself?’. I officially started my company, GW Art with seasonal Collections, that has grown so much since then and still has some way to go.
I started to help a friend train her Boot camp (aerobics) class in 2011 too. She had to leave the country for a year and I did so well administering and training classes that I eventually branched out on my own. I got certified in both Personal Training and Sports Nutrition. After a timid start to do this on my own, I thrived by seeing positive results in my clients and being a part of and changing person’s lives. I am now confident and in demand in the Fitness Industry in Jamaica.

I currently find ways to express my 3 fields along with Hobbies, which include Restaurant Reviews, Sports and more on my Website, http://www.sugalifestyle.com. This continuously inspires me and makes me feel like I can branch out even more! #blackentrepreneurship #blackexcellence

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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The Eagles Upset the Patriots to WIN Super Bowl LII!

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Eagles Backup QB Nick Foles has done it! Nick Foles raises the Lombardi trophy

The Eagles won their 1st ever Super Bowl 41-33! What a game! It was close from beginning to end!

Here is how it all went down!

1st Quarter
The game had an even start with a Field Goal (FG) each for a 3-3 scoreline.
Eagles scored a TD, then they missed their FG. The score was brought to 9-3.
The Eagles defense did well to stop the Patriots from scoring a TD. The ball wasn’t placed well for the Patriots’ kicker in time and he hit the pole, so there was no score for the Patriots on that possession.

2nd Quarter
Eagles’ LeGarrette Blount ran for a TD. They decided to go for the 2, more than likely since they missed the first FG in the beginning of the game. But the catch was missed. So the score was brought to 15-3.

Patriots scored a FG, bringing it to 6-15 after brilliant defense by the Eagles.

Patriots then made a crucial interception with 5:01 remaining and the Eagles paid for it. Patriots scored a TD. The scoreline was brought to 12-15. The Patriots missed their FG again.

Coach Doug Pederson went for an all-time old and trick play at 4th down and QB Foles sneaked in for the TD catch in the final minute before Halftime! The score was brought to 22-12 and Coach Doug Pederson called it right.

Nick Foles is now the first ever QB to catch a TD pass in Super Bowl History.

If you missed it, watch it here!

Watch “Nick Foles Catches TD Pass on INSANE 4th Down Trick Play! | Can’t-Miss Play | Super Bowl LII” on YouTube here:

The timing was quite funny, since Eagles’ QB Tom Brady missed an easy catch a few plays earlier. This play will surely come back to haunt him.

Watch “Tom Brady Drops An Easy Catch | Eagles vs. Patriots | Super Bowl 52 Highlights” on YouTube here:

Thank goodness both teams were performing well, because it made up for Justin Timberlake’s performance that was just not up to Super Bowl standard.

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Justin Timberlake performs for the Super Bowl Halftime show (Photo: Getty Images)

The highlight was when Timberlake paid a creative tribute to Minneapolis native, Prince, but it just wasn’t enough to bring his performance up to scratch.

Sorry Justin, cry me a river, but Suga cannot endorse that performance.

3rd Quarter
Patriots scored to be within 3 points of the lead, 19-22.

Eagles then scored a TD, bringing the score to 29-19. Patriots answered with a TD, bringing it to 26-29 before the 4th and final quarter. This one was clearly going to the wire!

4th Quarter
Eagles scored a FG in the beginning of the 4th to bring the score to 32-26.

Patriots then scored a huge TD to finally get ahead in the game, 33-32!

QB Nick Foles made some brilliant throws that led to a TD to make it 38-33 after they made the play for 2 and missed.

It was now all in G.O.A.T, Tom Brady’s hands then BOOM! …Sack on Brady with a bit over 2 minutes remaining!

The Eagles made use of their possession and scored a FG with 1:05 remaining to make it 41-33.

At this point, any other team in the Patriots’ position would have given up, but they knew they had the Greatest QB of all time, Tom Brady.

The Patriots attempted to make their way down the field with many failed attempts due to the Eagles’ strong defense.

With 9s left, Tom Brady attempted a Hail Mary to one of his best go-to guys, tight end Rob Gronkowski. But the Eagles were all over him in the end zone. The catch was incomplete and Eagles won!

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The moment when Gronkowski’s catch was incomplete and the people of Philadelphia realised they won the Super Bowl 

Well tried Brady and the Patriots. CONGRATS to the Eagles!

FLY EAGLES FLY!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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What you Need to Know about Super Bowl 52 this Sunday!

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Photo: http://www.sportingnews.com

Time and Channel

Super Bowl LII will be this Sunday, February 4th at 6:30pm on NBC!

It will feature the 5×Super Bowl Champion QB, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots versus QB, Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles.

They will play in the dome of the U.S. Bank Stadium way up North in cold, Minneapolis.

Injury Report as at 2/2/18

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Source: ESPN Scorecenter

Matchup Predictor as at 2/2/18

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Source: ESPN Scorecenter

How is it Possible for the Eagles to Pull off an Upset?

Compared to the Falcons who ran out of gas vs. the Patriots last year, the Eagles are bringing a much better defense with them to the Super Bowl. The Eagles’ rushing yards could outdo the Patriots, but it all depends on the performance of their QB, Nick Foles.

The Eagles showed that they are a force to reckon with after losing their superstar QB, Carson Wentz to a torn ACL (knee injury) in December and still managed to make it to the Super Bowl. Wentz played a huge part in them being the NFC Division Season leader. So it wasn’t a surprise that they barely got through the postseason with a depleted offense. Their star Quarterback from 2 years ago, Nick Foles showed signs of his full potential vs. the Falcons before pulling off the second-best Conference Championship Performance in NFL League History, devastating the Vikings.

If Foles plays like he did in earlier 2017 appearances, based on his passer rate, it will be a huge mismatch versus Brady and the Patriots. Brady could practically win the Super Bowl on his own. But if the Nick Foles of the NFC Title Game shows up, Eagles have a chance to upset Brady and the Patriots.

Suga’s Pick?

I’m never betting against Brady!

Halftime Show Performance

Justin Timberlake

Enjoy the Weekend!

Please Drink Responsibly 😊

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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G.O.A.T, Roger Federer Wins the Australian Open for the Men and his 20th Major Title!

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Roger Federer’s Australian Open 2018 winning moment after he had to wait on Cilic’s challenge, and Federer’s ball was in!

Roger Federer has defended and won his 6th Australian Open Title and 20th Grand Slam Title! The G.O.A.T beat Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1.

1st set

The 1st set was all about Roger Federer, who took the 1st set 6-2.

2nd set

Cilic fought back to win the 2nd set by tiebreak, 7-6.

3rd set

In the 3rd set Cilic was distracted and angered by the fact that it took over an hour and a half for him to get back racquets that he sent to be restrung. He got them back in the middle of the 3rd set, but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. Federer’s serve was on point and Federer cruised to win the 3rd set 6-3.

4th set

Federer went up quickly to 2-0 in the 4th set and looked like he was on cruise control to win the title, then Sparta came out. Sparta meaning the ‘warface’ of Marin Cilic. He has one of the meanest ‘warfaces’ in Men’s Tennis.

Federer’s serve fell apart to as low as 36% for his 1st serve percentage. Federer also started to lose rallies to Cilic’s strong forehand and showed his age with slow movement.

5th set

Federer had a shaky start to the 1st set to fight off break point, but held serve. The crowd really started to get into it and showed clear support for veteran, Roger Federer.

Cilic was moving better and Roger then knew he had to fight if he was going to win this title.

Federer then broke Cilic shortly after a bad call by the Umpire on Cilic’s serve to make it a double-fault, giving Federer the advantage that he converted. He went on to hold serve to go up 3-0 and Cilic served to get on the board to make it 1-3. Federer got back his 1st serve rhythm in the nick of time to go up 4-1 with an easy game and fought hard to break Cilic to get to 5-1. Federer then broke Cilic and it was all over.

Great Final! Well played Cilic and Congrats to Roger Federer! He has now joined the Ladies in the 20+ Major Grand Slam Titles Club. They finally got a Gentleman in there.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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