Saturday 301 Women’s Basketball Team Seattle Storm VS Phoenix Mercury 2023-08-06 10:00
On the visiting team’s Seattle storm:
Storm is in a very depressed state this season. At present, it ranks first from the bottom in the Western Conference with 6 wins and 20 losses. At present, the team is averaging 78.2 points and losing 84.8 points. The offensive and defensive ends are quite collapsed, with a net loss of 6.6 points per game. Storm relies heavily on Lloyd, the core scoring champion, this season. At present, Lloyd has played 24 games, averaging 24.6 points per game, and her three-point outside shooting rate is as high as 40.3%. However, Lloyd’s personal data can only help her keep the league scoring champion. As for the team’s record, she is still seriously behind, so she can only ensure more wins and avoid the position of vice squad leader. In the last round of the league, Storm had been a guest in the East for revenge and fanaticism after losing 10 games in a row. Lloyd led a team to welcome the long-lost 2-game winning streak, but Lloyd then scored 31 points against Pegasus and sat in front of Seattle’s house. Finally, Storm defeated his opponent 65-76 at home, and Storm missed the 3-game winning streak.
The home team Phoenix Mercury:
Mercury has been in a serious decline this season. At present, it ranks second from the bottom in the Western Conference with 7 wins and 19 losses. At present, the team is averaging 76.6 points and 83.4 points per game. The offensive and defensive ends are very collapsed. At present, the team is losing 6.8 points per game. In the new season, it was impossible to play at a normal level when Grena returned to the team. Mercury recently ushered in Dorothy’s return. As a result, the core center Grena fell down because of mental health problems. Fortunately, the team just won the dream of revenge 91-71 at home, and the team avoided a five-game losing streak. The legendary scoring champion Dorothy, 41, scored 42 points in this game. In this game, Mercury continues to sit in Phoenix, and they hope to continue to revenge and repel the storm. After all, the storm’s previous two home and away encounters were all victories to shoot down Mercury. In this game, Dorothy still needs to strive for a complete victory to help the team revenge.
Historical record: In the last 6 matches, Mercury won 4 games and lost 2 games.
Dwight Howard, whose name was once a big MAC in the NBA, was a common rival of Yao Ming and Kobe Bryant. However, time flies and Howard’s career has experienced ups and downs. Recently, he talked about James Harden in a program and evaluated his cooperation with Kobe.
Howard said that he regards James Harden as a younger Kobe Bryant. Although he didn’t mean to disrespect James, at that time he felt that his combination with James could become a new OK combination. He believes that cooperation with James will be better than cooperation with Kobe. If he can carefully consider his decision without emotion, he will probably stay with the Lakers.
Recalling the 2012-13 season, Howard and Kobe only cooperated for one season, and then they had an open conflict. Howard accused Kobe of being a "bully", while Kobe retorted that Howard was not tough enough. In the offseason in 2013, Howard chose to join the Rockets and became a teammate with James Harden.
However, the cooperation between Howard and Harden did not achieve much success. Although Harden gradually played the level of a historical offensive player, Howard began to decline seriously from the Lakers period. His personal level and reputation plummeted, and he finally joined the Eagle in 2016 and began his wandering career.
Last season, Howard moved to Taiwan Province League in China, trying to find himself. However, although he used to be the top center in NBA, the passage of time and his own changes have made the world of Warcraft in the inside thread a memory.
For Howard, his career is full of regrets and possibilities. If he can get better cooperation with Kobe Bryant and Harden respectively, or be more stable during the Lakers period, his career may be different. However, the reality is cruel, and now Howard needs to face his own decline and new challenges.
Nevertheless, Howard’s experience is still instructive to many fans. His career tells us that even in the face of difficulties and challenges, we need to stick to our beliefs and try to find ways to cooperate with others in order to succeed. Although Howard’s career can no longer be brilliant, his story is still worth remembering and thinking about.
Laurie Markkanen was the fastest-growing player in the 22-23 season, averaging 34.4 minutes and getting 25.6 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists, with a shooting percentage of 49.9% and a three-point shooting percentage of 39.1%. He became the top striker in the East and was selected into the All-Star team. Markkanen ushered in the highlight of his career at the age of 25, and he will continue to lead the Finnish men’s basketball team to the World Cup this summer.
Marca’s performance in the European Championship last summer was unparalleled, averaging 27.9 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists. His shooting percentage was 54.2%, his shooting percentage from three-pointers was 40.5% and his shooting percentage from free throws was 90.6%. At that time, the whole world said that Marca’s future was bound to be boundless, and as a result, he really broke out in the Jazz.
On July 27th, NBA reporter Michael Schmidt reported that the Jazz may negotiate with Markkanen to renew the contract in advance this summer. He can sign a contract with a maximum of 81.9 million yuan for five years, including 17.25 million yuan in 23-24 season and 18.04 million yuan in 24-25 season (only 6 million yuan is guaranteed, and it will be fully guaranteed on draft night), making a total of 117.19 million dollars for five years, with an average salary of only 23.43 million dollars.
According to media reports, Japanese companies such as Softbank and Hitachi have begun to restrict the use of interactive artificial intelligence services such as ChatGPT in commercial operations due to concerns about information leakage and other problems.
Softbank used ChatGPT and other commercial applications to warn employees last month: "Don’t enter company identity information or confidential data." Although Softbank has issued guidelines for using cloud services such as interactive artificial intelligence, these rules have been repeatedly emphasized in view of the recent increasing attention paid to chat bots. Softbank plans to formulate rules that stipulate which businesses can use this technology and which applications can be used.
In addition to Softbank, Hitachi will consider formulating new ethical rules to regulate the use of interactive artificial intelligence and whether the data is used correctly. The company plans to improve the manual of artificial intelligence formulated in 2021.
At present, Mizuho Financial Group, Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and sumitomo mitsui banking corporation have banned the use of ChatGPT and other services in their operations. Mizuho’s restrictions will prevent employees from accessing the website from their work terminals, with the purpose of "preventing important information such as customers and financial transactions from being leaked due to improper use by employees". NEC, an IT company, also prohibits employees from using ChatGPT.
At 18: 00 this evening, Beijing time, China U20 will compete with South Korean U20 for a semi-final spot in the U20 Asian Cup, which is actually a qualification for the World Youth Championship. You know, the last World Youth Championship that the National Youth Team participated in dates back to the 2005 World Youth Championship in the Netherlands, so the impact of the China team on the World Youth Championship tonight is particularly worthy of the attention of China fans. In other words, China fans must watch this game!
Tonight’s game, the time is also very suitable, fans can eat rice while watching the game. Aiqiyi, Migu, Know the Ball Emperor and other platforms all have live broadcast signals, which brings convenience for fans to watch the ball. Fans can watch the live broadcast on the computer or mobile phone screen (screen TV is also acceptable) and wave the flag and shout for the China teenager! CCTV didn’t broadcast the men’s U20 football match live, but broadcast the women’s U20 football match live, which from another angle can also stimulate China teenagers to fight hard tonight!
Unlike the World Cup, the World Youth Championship is not the top team in the world, but it is very strong. For example, Argentina won the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 championship last year, and its youth team (namely Argentina U20) was eliminated in the World Youth Championship in South America. Argentina is the second-ranked team in the world! By the same token, the strength of the Korean national team is obviously higher than that of the China national team, but the level of its U20 team may not be much higher than that of China. Therefore, the China boy must have confidence tonight.
It is particularly worth mentioning that in the two quarterfinals of the U20 Asian Cup last night, Iraq beat Iran 1-0 at the last moment of the game. Four hours later, Uzbekistan, the host country, also beat Australia in the penalty shootout and got the second ticket to the top four. You know, the Iranian and Australian national teams are frequent visitors to the World Cup, while the Iraqi national team is less powerful, and the Uzbek national team has never made it to the World Cup. Therefore, the results of the first two games are also an encouragement to China U20, which seems to indicate that China can also eliminate the South Korean team tonight.
Think about how China U20 beat Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the group stage, and the boys will know how to play tonight. The South Korean team has always despised the China team in football. If they still have this inertia tonight and make the mistake of underestimating the enemy, the chances of the China teenager will be even greater. Argentina underestimates its enemy and can lose to Saudi Arabia in the World Cup. If South Korea underestimates its enemy, it is of course reasonable to lose to China! Come on, Guoqing! Come on, China boys!
On March 11th, Beijing time, according to Ole newspaper, Messi has decided to renew his contract with Grand Paris and continue to play for the French giants next season. So, why is Mei Qiu Wang willing to stay?
Messi’s contract with Greater Paris expired this summer, and the two sides started contract renewal negotiations after the World Cup, but they were once deadlocked. However, according to the Argentine media, he has only negotiated with Grand Paris at present, and Dali is also the only club that offers Messi, so the two sides are expected to continue to work together.
"The only quotation" reminds people of Cristiano Ronaldo. Last summer, Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United, and Mendes looked around for a big family, but he was repeatedly rejected. No Champions League team was willing to make an offer for him. Until the break with Manchester United last November, Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation was the same, and he could only leave Europe and go far to Saudi Arabia.
For Messi, it seems that no other team wants him. With his age and high salary, the Premier League may not be able to adapt. Serie A and Bundesliga can’t afford it. In La Liga, the only way is to return to Barcelona, but laporta is only speculating and has not made an offer.
However, unlike Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi has at least not fallen out with the club, so he can choose to stay in Paris and continue to play in the five major leagues in Europe. This is the first point.
Secondly, Messi still hopes to play in the Champions League and win the fifth Champions League title to tie the historical record maintained by Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid. The last time he won the championship, it was already in 2015. This is the biggest regret left by Mei Qiuwang’s career, and he will try his best to complete it before leaving Europe.
Although Greater Paris has stopped in the top 16 for two consecutive seasons, Qataris are reluctant to let Mbappé go, and Neymar, who has a longer contract, may stay. If we continue to introduce reinforcements and strengthen the lineup this summer, it will undoubtedly be an important stage for the Champions League, and at least the French champion will be guaranteed, won’t it?
Third, Messi also hopes to participate in the 2024 America’s Cup and strive to lead Argentina to successfully defend its title. Cristiano Ronaldo has become a substitute in the World Cup, and his position and importance in the Portuguese national team have declined. The Five Shield Corps has changed its coach, so he can go to Saudi Arabia to "self-destruct" after winning the 2016 European Cup.
Messi is different. He is still the number one core in Argentina. Without him, the strength of the Pampas Eagle will be greatly reduced, and Scalogni will be there. Therefore, in the last competition of the national team’s career, we must go all out, and only by staying in Europe and staying in the giants can we maintain our current excellent state.
Therefore, in the absence of other better options, Messi is likely to be "forced" to renew his contract with Greater Paris, play at the Prince Park Stadium for at least another year, and then follow Cristiano Ronaldo and go to the United States, Saudi Arabia or other places to support the elderly.