OKC has ‘to play together’ to make things easier for ‘freak’ Westbrook

first_imgMOST READ McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phoenix slips past Alaska on buzzer beater from Phelps Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Westbrook is the second player to average a triple-double for a season after Oscar Robertson as he put up 31.6 points, 10.7 points, and 10.4 assists en route to his first MVP award.Those numbers, however, came through Oklahoma relying too much on Westbrook as the 6-foot-3 point guard led the league in usage rate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’As per basketball-reference.com, Westbrook had a usage rate of 41.7 percent, which was the highest in the league.The next most used player in the OKC roster is Adams whose usage rate is at 16.2%. OKC’s Steven Adams and former NBA coach Reggie Theus during the opening of the NBA 3x in the Philippines.Oklahoma City center Steven Adams said there’s no one way to slow down Russell Westbrook’s frantic style of play and what they can do is to make things easier for their prized MVP.“The only way to lessen Russell’s workload is that everyone plays together, but it’s really not draining on Russ, he’s just a freak right,” said Adams during the opening ceremony of the NBA 3X Philippines at Mall of Asia Music Hall on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And even though OKC just got four-time All Star Paul George, Adams doesn’t see Westbrook would try to slow his game down.The best the Thunder can do, Adams said, is to make George feel welcome in a franchise that already lost its former cornerstone in Kevin Durant.“All we got to do is make him feel welcome, make sure he’s comfortable and the rest comes down to working hard and getting better,” said Adams. “The team has to do the right things to make everyone’s job easier.”ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rocketslast_img read more

‘Do Not Use Your Acquired Education for Corruption and Destruction’

first_imgThe Episcopal Diocesan Bishop, Rt. Rev. Jonathan B.B. Hart has challenged the 577 prospective graduates of the Cuttington University (CU) in Suakoko, Bong County, to make wise use of the skills the university has imparted unto them over the years.Of the prospective graduates, 340 are undergraduate students and 197 post graduate students, while 40 of them are from the Cuttington Junior College based in Kakata, Margibi County. The Episcopal Prelate strongly admonished members of CU’s 53rd graduating class not to use their education to practice corruption and destruction.Preaching on the theme, “Make Use of Your Education,” Bishop Hart cautioned them against behaving like the tenant in the 25th chapter of St. Matthew’s Gospel, who buried his talent and failed to make wise use of it upon receiving the instructions. Bishop Hart’s Sermon was greeted with applauses from the congregation, among them, an array of parents, other family members and government officials.An important part of using their education wisely, he told the prospective graduates, is to make sure to work hard to improve the livelihood of fellow Liberians. The Episcopal Prelate drew particular attention from the congregation when he called on the prospective graduating class to be good ambassadors of Cuttington, and keep the light and image of their Alma-mater burning and high wherever they are called to serve. “I pray that the years you spent at CU in your academic sojourn have made you to become holy and wise, and prepared to use your acquired skills toward building a better Liberia.” He challenged them to go all out and impact society positively, rather than to destroy or corrupt the system as others have done over a period of time in the country’s history. To the administration headed the president, Dr. Henrique Tokpa, faculty and staff, Bishop Hart expressed gratitude for their “sacrifices and enormous contributions” to the institution despite the many challenges.  As the chairman of Cuttington’s Board of Trustees, Bishop Hart admitted that he was aware of the administration’s need for better incentives for the sacrifices they make in service to the university. According to him, he was aware of the delay of the university to paying their “just wages.”“I am also aware how these challenges affect the smooth operations of the university, but true, how these situations are brought about to our university by many of us, who award scholarships to students here without making payments of the funds needed to address these challenges,” said. Despite all these challenges, he, however,   encouraged them to continue to do their best and remain dedicated and committed to their duties.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more