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e. Velasquez wants his belt back

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    导出博客文章SPRINGFIELD, Mass. Air Max 270 Homme Pas Cher . -- When Shaquille ONeal was 10 years old, his father made a prediction.Friday night when his son became a Hall of Famer, it was realized.Shaq and Allen Iverson headlined the 10-member Class of 2016 enshrined into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. One of the most star-packed classes in recent memory, it also featured international star Yao Ming, WNBA great Sheryl Swoopes, coach Tom Izzo, and owner Jerry Reinsdorf, an architect in the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls championship teams of the 1990s.If I know my father, hes up there arguing with Wilt (Chamberlain) that his son is the best big man in the game, Shaq said.Posthumous honorees were: 27-year NBA referee Darell Garretson; John McLendon, the first African-American coach in a professional league; Zelmo Beaty, the former NBA and ABA star who led Prairie View to an NAIA title in 1962; and Cumberland Posey, who is also a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.Shaq was an instant box office draw during his career because of his mammoth frame and rim-shaking dunks. But he also exhibited a personality that was as playful was it was engaging. He showed off all of it on Friday.He had the final speech of the night, a humorous dissertation that spanned his long journey in the sport.His speech had serious moments like thanking his parents, Phil Harrison and Lucille ONeal, for giving him the discipline and drive that drove his NBA dream.But he also tossed in light moments. He thanked former Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant for helping him win three NBA titles, but also for getting me pushed off the team and traded to Miami.Before host Ahmad Rashad could even introduce Iverson, the first mention of his name started a roar of cheers throughout the assembled audience.Dressed in all black, former MVP known as A.I., blew kisses has tears began to form in his eyes.Thank God for loving me and blessing me, Iverson said, to be the man that I am and having no regrets for the man that I am. A man that my family loves, my teammates love and my fans love.Fighting tears throughout, Iverson thanked former Georgetown coach John Thompson for saving my life.(After) the incident happened in high school and all that was taken other schools would recruit me anymore, Iverson recalled. My mom went to Georgetown and begged him to give me a chance. And he did.He said he later left Georgetown only as an OK basketball player.But once I started to listen to Larry Brown and take constructive criticism, I learned how much of a great, great coach that he really is. ... Thats when I became an MVP.Iverson saved his final thank you for wife Tawanna.Youre just the best to me, he said. I want you to walk around and be proud of yourself that you are a Hall of Famer.Two of the themes on the night were family and journeys. That was the essence of Swoopes speech, who was thankful of her path from tiny Brownsfield, Texas, and that her cancer-stricken mother, Louise, was able to see it.What a ride its been, she said.The 7-foot-6 Yaos arrival from China to the NBA in 2002 instantly helped bring the game to a broader international audience.He was Fridays first inductee, an honor which he joked that should have gone to Iverson.You know why? Because I need more practice than him, Yao said to applause from the crowd and a laugh from Iverson.Yao also thanked his early mentors in China, former NBA Commissioner David Stern for his vision in wanting Yao to play in the league, as well his first teammates on the Houston Rockets. He also singled is former NBA coaches, including Rudy Tomjonavich and Jeff Van Gundy.I will always consider you my family, Yao said. I am Texan and Houston Rocket for life.Izzo has become the face of the blue-collar Michigan State team while leading it to seven Final Fours and the NCAA championship in 2000.He thanked his parents, Carl and Dororthy, for being his first mentors. The 90-year-old Dorothy was in attendance, but Carl passed away last September.Izzo briefly got choked up as he spoke of his father, who he said instilled in him a work ethic that remains with him today.The seven Final Fours and championship are just frosting on the cake, Izzo said.Reinsdorf, the longtime Bulls owner, chronicled what led him to purchase the Bulls in 1984. It was a move he said legendary New York Yankees coach George Steinbrenner panned, telling him hed never make any money.He enjoyed proving him wrong.Its been a great life, he said. I know its the fourth quarter, but Im hoping for overtime.Like his father, Shaq too has a wish.One day when some father quizzes his sons on the greats of the game, I hope Shaquille ONeal will be the answer, he said.---Follow Kyle Hightower on Twitter at Air Max 97/1 Wotherspoon Acheter . Both players have lower body injuries that will keep them out of the lineup until at least January 31, which is the first game they can be activated from IR. Air Max 93 Og 2018 .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. . -- The Missouri Tigers might not have a roster full of superstars. LAS VEGAS -- Part spectacle and part celebration, the sport of mixed martial arts once again took center stage in the sporting world on Saturday with UFC 200.After the biggest and arguably deepest card in UFC history, the logical question is simple: Whats next?Heres a look at what the near future could (and in some cases should) bring for the 10 biggest winners of the event, including Amanda Nunes, Brock Lesnar and Daniel Cormier.Amanda Nunes: In the revolving door that is the UFCs title picture at womens bantamweight, Nunes made quite an emphatic statement by the ease with which she lifted Miesha Tates title. With the 135-pound belt having now changed hands three times in the past nine months, the division is as wide open as ever. The good news for Nunes is that shes in a prime position for an immediate and marketable title defense. Former champion Holly Holm, who lost her title to Tate in their March thriller, likely makes the most sense, should she get past Valentina Shevchenko on July 23. But dont count out the return of Ronda Rousey. UFC president Dana White told SportsCenter late Saturday that he feels Rousey will be back by the end of this year or early next year. If the UFC can convince Rousey to return by November, there wouldnt be a better venue for her than the promotions long-awaited debut at Madison Square Garden.Brock Lesnar: In his first appearance since 2011, the former UFC heavyweight champion looked fresh in his dominant decision win over Mark Hunt. Lesnars return was deemed a one-off by current employer WWE and The Beast will quickly transition to promoting his Aug. 21 SummerSlam bout against Randy Orton. Its hard to imagine, however, this was the last time we see Lesnar, who turns 39 on Tuesday, inside the Octagon. Yes, no one outside of Lesnar and the McMahon family knows the specifics of his part-time WWE contract. Its also true that his victory over Hunt would be the perfect swan song after Lesnars initial UFC run was compromised by diverticulitis. But take a gander at Lesnars postfight comments and try to convince yourself his competitive nature wont bring him back.I had 12 inches of my colon removed [in 2011] and jumped back into the Octagon three months later. I mean, who does that? Come on, Lesnar said. Ive been gone five years and I stepped into the Octagon tonight with the guy ranked No. 8 in the world [at heavyweight]. You can write what you want to write but I think Im the toughest son of a bitch around and this puts me right in the game. Granted, Ive got some work to do but dont we all. If I want to make that decision and keep fighting, I will.Daniel Cormier: The light heavyweight champion had quite an emotional week after chief rival Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event for a doping violation. Cormier then endured three rounds of boos for using his size advantage and wrestling to maul crowd favorite Anderson Silva. With Jones facing a possible two-year suspension from the USADA, Cormier is left without an obvious next opponent. He plans on staying busy and will look to face whoever is next in line, mentioning former title challengers Anthony Johnson and Alexander Gustafsson. The problem is Cormier is fresh off of wins against both fighters in the immediate aftermath of Jones being stripped of the title in 2015.Anderson Silva: As far as moral victories go, Silva seemed to take extra joy in his ability to go the distancce with Cormier on two days notice. Vapormax Plus Blanche Homme. . At 41, the Spider was moving up in weight just two months removed from gall-bladder surgery. Silva showed incredible toughness and endeared himself even further to the adoring crowd by rallying to hurt Cormier with a kick to the body in the final minute of the fight. Considering the money he is still able to command, it doesnt appear Silva is going anywhere. A victory lap of fun fights against vulnerable or equally faded big names would seem most apropos. Silva, however, would prefer a rematch with 37-year-old Michael Bisping, who won a disputed decision over him in February before upsetting middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last month. While Silva is clearly a shadow of his once great self, that shadow can still excite a crowd and give most fighters a difficult challenge.Jose Aldo: A convincing win over Frankie Edgar in their interim featherweight title rematch quieted any fears that Conor McGregor had stolen Aldos aura of invincibility by taking his title in 13 seconds last December. Aldo, who previously went a full decade without losing, was back to being Aldo again on Saturday and spent the majority of his postfight interviews calling out McGregor, who was cageside. A title unification rematch will be a major event for the UFC later this year regardless of the outcome of McGregors big-money rematch at welterweight against Nate Diaz in August.Cain Velasquez: One year removed from losing his heavyweight title in the high elevation of Mexico City, the Velasquez of old made a triumphant return in a one-round dismantling of Travis Browne. Velasquez wants his belt back and his performance only helped fuel those who believe hes still the best heavyweight in the world. Velasquez said he expects to challenge the winner of new champion Stipe Miocics first title defense on Sept. 10 against Alistair Overeem.Julianna Pena: The Venezuelan Vixen took a considerable step forward with her convincing decision win over former title challenger Cat Zingano. Pena is 4-0 since making her UFC debut in 2013 and could become a dark-horse title challenger sooner than later should the unpredictability surrounding the title picture at womens bantamweight continue.TJ Dillashaw: The former bantamweight champion avenged a dubious split-decision loss to Raphael Assuncao from 2013 with a dominant win on Saturday. Dillashaw deserves a second chance at Dominick Cruz, who took his title by debated decision in January, and he deserves it now.Sage Northcutt: The 20-year-old lightweight prospect rebounded from his first defeat in January by outpointing Enrique Marin. But Super Sage was sloppy throughout and was forced to make a pair of dramatic escapes from submission attempts in Round 2. The once-great Northcutt hype train remains parked back in the station. More seasoning against opponents on the level of Marin is needed.Diego Sanchez: Hopefully retirement is next for the all-action Sanchez, who went out on his shield once again in a first-round TKO loss to Joe Lauzon. He may be the most intense fighter the UFC has ever seen and is amazingly just 34 despite leaping onto the scene in the first season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2005. Though Sanchez has provided fans with so many memorable wars, its time to say goodbye. 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