0
 

home
news
wu-tang clan
bio's
media
store
blogs
forum
contact

Go Back   Wu-Tang Corp. - Official Site of the Wu-Tang Clan > The Elements > The Sports Zone

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-04-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
check two
N.I.
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 31,623
Rep Power: 130
check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default Lebanese basketball player scores 113 points

That's what Mohammad El-Akkari also known as Mustpha El-Akkari, who played college ball stateside for BYU-Hawaii, which is somehow a thing, except that he did not accumulate any stats? reportedly just did in a FIBA Asia game.

As the story goes and, to be honest, we're having a tough time processing it ourselves, especially without video of some made shots the 27-year-old Akkari, who had averaged just 7.6 points per game in the 23 games he'd previously played for Tripoli basketball club Mouttahed this season, scored 113 points on 40-of-69 shooting in a 173-141 win against Bejjeh in a Lebanese Division A League game. That total, which reportedly includes a ludicrous 32-of-59 mark from 3-point land, would FAR outstrip every single-game mark in the history of FIBA competition.

Reached for comment on the prospect of bringing Akkari stateside, the Charlotte Bobcats said they had no interest in signing him, citing "tanking" as their primary reason. Oh, crap, was that supposed to be off the record?

From FIBAAsia.net:

Akkari reeled in an incredible 32 three-pointers out of 59 attempts in an overall 40/69 field shooting and a solitary free-throw.

"Thank God for this performance. I think it's all a result of my practice," Akkari said from [the] team bus on his way back to Tripoli.

"I also want to thank my coach for letting me play that long and all my teammates for helping," he added. [...]

Akkari's American teammate Austin Johnson too was all praise for him.

"He was awesome tonight. He starting out shooting the ball very well and just continued to go. Our team realized that he was on fire so we kept feeding him the ball. Congrats to Akkari on a record-setting night. He deserves it from the way he works and stays focused," Johnson said.

According to available records, Akkari's performance marks the first time that a player has scored more than 100 points in an official game played in any FIBA Asia National Federations league. Two other 100-point performances have reportedly been recorded in Asia Lou Salvador's 116 points for the Philippines against China in the 1923 Far Eastern Games, and schoolboy Jeron Teng's 104 points in a Philippines high school game in 2001.

But in the pro ranks? In a league co-signed by the organization that defines the international rules of basketball as they're deployed today? There, apparently, Akkari stands alone. By dint of having scored 113 points in a single game.

OK: All of this sounds insane.

That point total let's take a look again: 113 points would be ludicrous for even the biggest, baddest, most imposing forces in the history of the professional game in any league or nation, even adjusting for the quality of competition he'd face. For a player who stands 6-foot-4, has never been a scoring stud and is perhaps best known for being the first non-Mormon (and first Muslim) student body president of BYU-Hawaii to post that kind of number seems like an alternate reality in which the Scarlet Witch eliminated mutation or something.

And yet, this is the world in which we find ourselves in April 2012. Hallelujah. Holy [EXPLETIVE].

It's April 3rd, right?


http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ba...CwhW_wQtC8vLYF
__________________



check two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
check two
N.I.
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 31,623
Rep Power: 130
check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)check two Iron Lungs (Fists of Legend)
Default

__________________



check two is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #3
BIG D O
Veteran Member
 
BIG D O's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Somewhwere between concern and not givin a shit....
Posts: 1,602
Rep Power: 11
BIG D O iron monkeyBIG D O iron monkeyBIG D O iron monkeyBIG D O iron monkey
Default

lol @ the video... is that their pro league? It looks like a C.Y.O. Over 40 league here in the states...

whatever... guy has a stroke, but it's against completely sub par talent...hate to sound like a hater, but this is no more news worthy than a squirrel on jet ski's...
__________________
Check out my Blog, it's the illest on the Net!!:

http://purehip-hop.blogspot.com/
http://twitter.com/d_o_beatz
BIG D O is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.


Copyright 2000 - 2013 The Wu-Tang Corp. & shift-one