Carvajal can with everyone

first_imgDani Carvajal (28 years old) is and will continue to be the owner of Real Madrid’s right wing. Up to three different players (Odriozola, Nacho and Militao) They have been passing by his position on the few occasions that Zidane has decided to give him rest so far this season, but none of the three has managed to live up to (if anything Nacho) the kid who laid the first stone for Valdebebas with Alfredo Di Stéfano, on May 12, 2004, when he was a member of the 12-year-old fry team. Carvajal has two more seasons of contract ahead (2022) and his idea, well advised by his agent Ginés Carvajal, is to retire from white signed a last agreement that will lead him to extend his marriage with Real Madrid until at least 2026. That would allow him to be a ‘single club man’. Something that Madrid could not get lately other jewels from the quarry like Raúl, Guti or Casillas. OSCAR DEL POZO & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>OSCAR DEL POZO (AFP) This fact explains Zinedine’s unlimited trust in Dani. It should not be forgotten that Carvajal left Castilla for Bayer Leverkusen in 2012 (given that Mourinho had him ‘set him apart’ for a capricious and unjust punishment) and returned a year later victorious and included in the ideal eleven of the Bundelisga. Ancelotti trusted him from the first day and ten months later the Tenth arrived in Lisbon, to which Carvajal has added three more Champions… His strong personality has earned him the respect of the locker room where he is, after Sergio Ramos, one of the most in command when he speaks out loud. That weight in the group was verified three summers ago when he scored in the 119th minute the goal that Madrid gave the European Super Cup against Sevilla. That pineapple around his figure was vindicative for the Madrid side. With the Whites, he has already accumulated 269 games, with six goals (this season he scored in Vitoria) and no less than 45 assists. With Spain, he already has 24 internationalities and is a Luis Enrique fixture for the 2021 Euro Cup.All this explains Acharf’s doubts to return to Madrid, despite being his dream, or the transfer of Odriozola to Bayern Munich and the complicated situation of Nacho, in the list of possible outings for this summer. Everyone who approaches by his domain ends up turning around. Carvajal can cope with everyone.center_img The case is that Carvajal, undisputed owner of number 2 and the Bernabéu’s right wing, remains one of Zidane’s fixes, as his numbers show. This season accumulates 2,910 minutes, playing complete six of the seven games of the present Champions (just rested on Witches, with the classification in his pocket), the full 210 minutes of the Saudi Super Cup (overtime against Atleti included and penalty transformed into the decisive round) and in League he has played it all but the day of Osasuna at Bernabéu (occupied Odriozola its place), in Majorca to rest before Champions (Odriozola he played poorly, was sent off and was the first league defeat of the course), in Valladolid by sanction (Nacho he knew how to make up for his loss by scoring the winning goal) and in the last outing against the Betis. I was fluffy and Zizou reserved him by putting in his place in the Villamarin to Militao. The Brazilian was shipwrecked with a crash and his band was a strainer. Madrid lost 2-1… The absence of Cup. He played in wins in Salamanca (before Unionists) and in The Romareda from Saragossa, but for the match with Real Sociedad at the Bernabéu, Zidane decided to give him rest. This time it was up to Nacho, with a gray performance like the rest of the team. Defeat 3-4 and eliminated from the Cup. Conclusion: in his six absences, the Madrid lost half of the games …last_img read more

Miami’s short bench comes up big in win over Pacers

first_imgMeralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Goran Dragic scored 20 points and backup Wayne Ellington made the decisive 3-pointer with 25.5 seconds left Wednesday night to help the Heat fend off a late charge to hold on for a rare 114-106 victory at Indiana.“None of these wins are going to come easy, but I think it just says a lot about how tough we are,” Josh Richardson said after scoring 14 points and shooting 3 of 4 from 3-point range. “Every night, we have to scratch and claw for everything and it’s paying off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThis game might have been their most impressive yet.With four players sitting out because of injuries, Tyler Johnson not expected to dress and James Johnson suspended by the league for throwing punches in a victory over Toronto, the Heat showed up at Bankers Life Fieldhouse expecting only seven players to be available for their second road game in two nights. It was good enough to fend off the hard-charging Pacers, who had won their previous two games.Victor Oladipo had 26 points, seven rebounds and four assists and Lance Stephenson gave Indiana a late boost of energy that nearly led Indiana back from a 10-point deficit in the final 9:57. Stephenson wound up with 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists.Miami showed no sign of fatigue early, shooting better than 60 percent for most of the first two quarters and took a 58-47 lead at halftime.And when Indiana used a 14-2 run to get within 65-63, the Heat fought through the weariness again.Indiana blew its first chance to tie the score, or take the lead, when Al Jefferson drew an offensive foul late in the third. The Heat then retook an 84-78 lead after three and extended the margin to 90-80 early in the fourth on a basket by Adebayo.That’s when the Pacers turned it on. They scored six straight to make it 92-89 and used another 6-0 spurt to finally tie it at 97 on Stephenson’s 18-footer with 5:09 left.But Miami broke the tie on Johnson’s 3 and put it away when Ellington’s shot dropped in for to make it 109-103.“They hit some tough shots,” Oladipo said. “They’ve been hitting tough shots every win, the last three or four wins, down to wire and they executed again. Credit them, they did a great job.”TIP-INSHeat: Dragic also finished with nine assists. … Miami has won 13 consecutive games in January including last season, the longest active streak in the league. … The home team had won 18 of the previous 20 regular-season games in this series. Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives around Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis, right, and guard Cory Joseph (6) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)INDIANAPOLIS — Miami found out an eight-man rotation might be just as effective as a full bench.Sometimes, it can even be better.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson View comments LATEST STORIES Tyler Johnson, it turns out, managed to play through a sprained left shoulder giving coach Erik Spoelstra one more body to divvy up the minutes.And he needed every one.Ellington, Johnson and Bam Adebayo all played more than 30 minutes, all scored 15 points off the bench and all made key plays throughout the game as Miami won its sixth in a row and snapped a 10-game road losing streak against the Pacers.Hassan Whiteside added 16 points and 15 rebounds.“We knew it was going to be tough here. (Indiana) plays extremely well at home,” Spoelstra said. “They’re athletic. They have great team speed. It wasn’t a perfect game by any means, but it was probably a little bit more to our pace and our liking.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Pacers: Missed their first 10 3s and wound up 1 of 18 from beyond the arc. Indiana also went 19 of 29 from the free-throw line. … Thaddeus Young had 12 points and nine rebounds. … Domantas Sabonis had 18 points and seven rebounds after replacing Myles Turner in the starting lineup.TURNER OUTTurner injured his right elbow Monday night after making a dunk in the victory over Milwaukee.The team announced he wouldn’t play Wednesday morning and said he would miss at least one more game as he continues to be evaluated. He showed up in street clothes and wore a protective brace over his sport coat on the bench. Turner was averaging 2.24 blocks per game, second in the league.“We’ll get more information after Friday’s game,” coach Nate McMillan said.UP NEXTHeat: Return home to face Milwaukee on Sunday.Pacers: Are seeking their third straight win against Cleveland this season when the Cavaliers come to town Friday. San Beda trips Perpetual in grueling three-setter Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Conelast_img read more

Shareholders call for greater accountability

first_imgCredit Union sagaAs the saga over the past management of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union Limited (GPSCCUL) continues, shareholders continued their protest at the body’s Hadfield Street, Georgetown headquarters on Monday, calling for greater accountability and transparency.Gathered on Hadfield Street, Georgetown, these picketers were demanding transparency at the GPSCCULThis call comes against the backdrop of High Court Judge Gino Persaud granting an injunction halting the work of an interim management committee as auditors continue their assessment of the GPSCCUL’S finances.The shareholders, during their picket, said the evidence has been passed on to the relevant authorities as the multimillion-dollar probe gets underway. There are questions surrounding some $32 million in overseas travel and other “excessive” expenses. Some even alleged that a senior official at the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) paid out some $700,000 in bonuses to himself.One member of the Credit Union, Randy Birkhead told Guyana Times that for all the years he has been paying his dues, he never saw any returns on his investment.“We deserve to see accountability in the Credit Union, so [I] will be here as long as it takes. It has been years now and we are tired and fed up of it. I am part of Credit Union for five years and I have never seen any dividends – this is a real shame,” Birkhead highlighted.Another member, Jermain Hermanstyne observed claims that documents were allegedly removed from the office. He too vowed to continue to advocate for transparency at the Union.This publication was provided with a list of eight names of persons, which the picketers say are involved in the alleged financial improprieties.In the meantime, Government-installed Chief Cooperatives Development Officer and Commissioner Perlina Gifth has been barred from assuming control of the Union until July 3, 2018 when the substantive case is expected to be heard at the High Court.In late May, then Chairman of the GPSCCUL, Patricia Went vented her frustrations when it was revealed that Government installed the interim committee. “The Committee of Management objects to the actions of the purported Chief Cooperatives Development Officer, since there was no investigation into the affairs of the Credit Union to support the published conclusion and accusation of unsatisfactory performance,” she said last month.She explained that the matter was rooted in the demand by the Department of Cooperatives for an undue payment to the Audit and Supervision Fund for the years 2002-2013 of an alleged balance of $49,691,682.She, however, argued that the Department of Cooperatives’ claim of outstanding payments towards the Audit and Supervision Fund could not be justified, since the already audited accounts of the Credit Union for the years 2002 to 2010 reflected no such balance, as was claimed.Chief Cooperatives Development Officer Gifth, according to Went, also failed to acknowledge the waivers, which were approved and granted by the previous Labour Minister, which were to date still in effect. The former Chairman said she considered the current Minister’s action a threat to “grab the funds of the Credit Union”.At one point, the doors of the Credit Union’s building were locked as several documents were retained for assessment.last_img read more

Consultant to be sought soon to sell Guyana’s share of crude – Energy Dept

first_img…says GRA, GNBS to play lead roles in measuring oilWith first oil only months away, the Energy Department will very soon be putting out tenders in search of a firm to market its share of crude oil on the world market, as per Guyana’s agreement with ExxonMobil.Director of Energy Dept, Dr Mark BynoeThis is according to Director of the Energy Department Dr Mark Bynoe, who hosted a press conference at the Ministry of the Presidency on Monday. According to the Director, Guyana’s crude will be sold according to a Free On Board (FOB) arrangement, with crude liftings every eight to 10 days.“Government will be selling its own share of crude and a tender will be issued during Q3 (third quarter) or Q4 (fourth quarter) of 2019 for a fee-based marketing service to market the Government’s share of crude oil,” Bynoe explained.He further explained that a crude lifting agreement is being finalised between the Government and the operators in the Stabroek Block. Bynoe was confident that the document, when completed, would be in line with international standards.“This is a document which is used throughout the industry worldwide and sets up a mechanism for allocating the schedule of crude cargo liftings based upon volume entitlements which are calculated taking into account the cost recovery rules of the petroleum agreement,” he said.OversightWhen it comes to measuring Guyana’s share of the crude, the Director noted that the Guyana National Bureau of Standards (GNBS) would have a key role in this. He noted that even now, the bureau is going through capacity building, though he acknowledged the need for third party assistance in the short term.“You would recognise that GNBS has the mandate in terms of measurements and ensuring that the said equipment is calibrated. We have been working with them and ensuring that their capacities are being built. It may be necessary going forward that in the short term, some amount of third party assistance is provided,” Bynoe said.“One needs to contextualise that the pace at which the sector has evolved has been phenomenal. And while we recognise that this is a new sector to us, it’s important that we receive the requisite support as capacities are built out”.He stressed, however, that the GNBS would not be the only agency working on this, but rather the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) would also play a key role. He noted that the revenue agency would be responsible for the customs-related side of crude lifting, while immigration would play a crucial role in overseeing those coming into Guyana’s waters.Following its 10th discovery of oil in the Stabroek Block, ExxonMobil had estimated the recoverable resource in the block to be 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. With oil at US$50 a barrel, that equates to well over US$200 billion.Exxon has since revised this figure upwards after three more discoveries, the last one being at the Yellowtail-1 well in April. More drilling is also scheduled for this year and it was only days ago that its first Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) bound for Guyana, the Liza Destiny, was commissioned.ExxonMobil has also said there is potential for at least five FPSO vessels on the Stabroek Block, producing more than 750,000 barrels of oil per day by 2025.Start-up of the Liza Phase 1 development is on track to begin by the first quarter of 2020, and this well is expected to produce up to 120,000 barrels of oil per day utilising the Liza Destiny FPSO, which is expected to arrive in the country in the third quarter.Liza Phase 2 is expected to start up by mid-2022. A final investment decision is expected soon, subject to Government and regulatory approvals. Upon approval, the project plans to use the Liza Unity FPSO to produce up to 220,000 barrels per day.ExxonMobil affiliate, Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited, is operator of, and holds 45 per cent interest in the Stabroek Block. Hess Guyana Exploration Ltd holds 30 per cent interest, and CNOOC Petroleum Guyana Limited— a wholly-owned subsidiary of CNOOC Limited— holds 25 per cent interest.last_img read more

Veteran respect

first_img“You need guys like that in a program,” Oliver said. “The longer they’re there, the more they care. Those are the guys you want the new guys learning from.” Yaisrael knew he ranked low on the depth chart when he arrived and admits when Oliver would put him in a game, his goal was not to mess up. Oliver doesn’t hide the fact that each year he went out and recruited more talented players to keep the local product at the end of the bench. It has become a standing joke. “I told him if he wasn’t a senior I’d go out and recruit over him this year, too,” the coach said with a chuckle. Yaisrael has made modest improvements. Last year as a junior he started 15 games, averaging 5.8 points and 3.6 rebounds with highs of 16 points and nine rebounds. He is glad he did. Yaisrael, 24, is the veteran for the Coyotes (22-5), who will compete in the Division II West Regional Tournament on Friday at Humboldt State. He has started 25 of 27 games, with Prentice Harris the only player who has started more and played more minutes. It has been a fitting end for an athlete who has been in the program for five years, including a redshirt season. After considerable work in the offseason, he has continued to progress. He is averaging 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in a system where 12 players regularly contribute. He has played the best basketball of his career recently. Over the last nine games, he is averaging 13.3 points, reaching double digits six times with a career-high 19 against Dominguez Hills. “We have a new system offensively and defensively, so I was just getting used to it,” he said. “It took me a while to get used to it and learn my role. I have been happy with how I have played lately.” Maybe more impressive are games where he scored less but contributed in other areas. He had 12 against Cal Poly Pomona with six rebounds, four blocks, a steal and an assist. In another he had 14 points with four rebounds, four assists and four steals. “I’ve always liked his game. I am surprised he didn’t get his chance sooner,” Cal Poly Pomona coach Greg Kamansky said. “He isn’t flashy, but he is a good, solid player.” Yaisrael admits not winning the conference title was a disappointment; a good showing at the regional would make up for that. He has kept in touch with several former players, including Trenell Eddings and James Perkins, and wants something they didn’t get. “I don’t want to have any regrets,” he said. “Those guys weren’t happy with how their careers ended. I want to be happy about the way I go out and do something other guys haven’t done.” Yaisrael is finishing his athletic eligibility, but may remain at Cal State academically next year. He enjoys art and is thinking about pursuing a master’s in graphic design, possibly at Cal State. No one is happier for Yaisrael than his teammates. “He worked hard,” said Harris, who rooms with Yaisrael on the road. “He is one of the first guys in the gym. He keeps his body in shape. It’s great to see him having such a good year. We wouldn’t be here without him. It shows that persistence and dedication pay off.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Cal State San Bernardino men’s basketball coach Jeff Oliver didn’t go looking for Yoseph Yaisrael. It was the player that went to him. The 6-foot-6 wing planned on walking on at UNLV after graduating from Alta Loma High School in 2002. After a semester, he returned to Southern California. Oliver decided to give the player a chance after seeing him in open gym the next summer. last_img read more

Grande Prairie RCMP looking for suspect vehicle in homicide

first_imgAn autopsy has been completed on a man involved in a shooting in Grande Prairie, and the Edmonton Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the death was a homicide.The name of the man will not be released, but police can confirm that he lived in Grande Prairie.RCMP were called to a complaint of shots fired at 9612 – 100 Avenue in Grande Prairie around 5 PM on Tuesday night.- Advertisement -Upon arrival, police found the man dead in a vehicle.Police would like to hear from anyone who may have seen a silver VW Jetta on Tuesday in the Hillside neighbourhood of Grande Prairie between the hours of 4 and 7 PM.Anyone who may have information about the VW Jetta or information pertaining to this investigation is asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP.Advertisementlast_img

Rhinoceros Party of Canada announces candidate for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies

first_imgThe Federal Election is October 21, 2019. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Rhinoceros Party of Canada, a satirical political party, has named a candidate to run in the riding of Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies for the upcoming federal election.Selected by the Party to run in our riding is Jacob “Turkman” Stokes.While not much is known about Stokes, some of the Party’s platform includes tackling environmental issues and lowering taxes.- Advertisement -Since its founding, the Rhinoceros Party has been unable to secure a seat in the House of Commons but does claim that several candidates have finished in second or third place in their constituency.Candidates running in Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies include Conservative candidate and incumbent Bob Zimmer, Catharine Kendall of the Green Party, and Ron Vaillant of the People’s Party of Canada.The Liberal and NDP parties have yet to nominate a candidate.Advertisementlast_img read more

Sh500 proposed as minimum betting stake

first_imgAccording to the Committee Chair Victor Munyaka (Machakos), majority of Kenyans who submitted their views to the committee on the Bill want the stake raised so as to facilitate responsible gambling which has over the years degenerated into a crowded affair that has lured in minors including school going children.“We have been receiving views from Kenyans and there has been a general mood that the minimum stake while placing online bets should be increased,” he said on Thursday during a meeting with top officials from the Betting Licensing and Control Board (BLCB) and the Communication Authority of Kenya.Director BLCB Peter Mbugi supported calls to have the amount increased on grounds that the exercise had negatively impacted on the social fabric of the society.“The impact of betting is the country to the social public is big. We are proposing that the amount placed while gambling should be increased so that it can be made difficult for people to participate in the exercise especially school going children,” he said.Currently, some online betting sites allow as little as Sh20 for gamblers to place their bets.During the meeting it also emerged that the media gaming industry is set to face hurdles with the betting regulator keen to monitor the advertisements that promote gambling.In their proposals, Mbugi wants media outlets closely monitored especially when listeners or viewers are asked simple questions then in return get to be awarded with money that is not commensurate with what they collect.He noted that findings of the research they had conducted revealed that majority of the winners announced in radio and those are on Television as winners had not actually won anything.“Some radio stations for instance ask who is the Governor of Nairobi yet everybody very well knows who the person is. In this particular instance we do believe that this has really promoted gambling in the country,” he said.He said that a gaming advertisement tax chargeable at the rate of 35 per cent for every gaming advertisement should be done through radio or television broadcasting.In its current form, the Bill requires all gaming advertisement to indicate addictive nature of gambling, notify players to play responsibly, prohibit a child from playing and not feature a former winner with a view to encouraging the general public to bet, play or participate.Media companies are also prohibited from holding licenses on gaming from using any of their broadcast frequencies to advertise or promote their gaming products or activities.According to the Bill, once passed into law, those found to be contravening the requirement on advertisement risk a fine not exceeding Sh20mn or imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or both upon conviction.On Friday, officials from the National Treasury and the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) are expected to submit their views on the Bill.The Bill is expected to be tabled on the floor of the House once the MPs who are currently on recess resume on the September 9, 2019.0Shares0000(Visited 172 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gamers placing their bets at a betting shopNAIROBI, Kenya Aug 29 – Want to keep betting? Well soon, the minimum you will require to place a bet on your favorite sport will be Sh500 if proposals before a parliamentary committee to make changes on the Gaming Bill 2019 are adopted.The National Assembly Tourism and Sports Committee has been conducting public hearings to collect views from Kenyans on the Bill which is currently before the House in the first reading stage.last_img read more

Donegal company announce major plans to build two fishing vessels

first_imgA well-known Donegal boat-building firm has revealed it is to undertake a multi-million euro project for two boats.Mooney Boats Ltd in Killybegs said it is delighted to announce that they have signed on to build not one, but two brand new Irish fishing vessels.First up is the 23.99m MFV Stella Nova, a Prawn Trawler which is due for delivery later this year and second is the MFV Fiona K III which is a 27.4 meter Trawler thats due for delivery in summer 2018 A spokesman for the company announced the news on their Facebook Page.It said “We genuinely feel proud to bring projects like these to Killybegs, where the experience and knowledge in marine engineering are second to none, and are looking forward to exciting times ahead!”Donegal company announce major plans to build two fishing vessels was last modified: January 17th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boatsKillybegsMooney Boatslast_img read more

Bryant nears rarified air

first_img“I think he feels like he has to carry more of the load than he ever has before,” Winter said of Bryant. “That’s probably so because some of these other guys have to step up and hit shots.” But Winter, who was with the team Thursday, part of the week or so he works each month as a Lakers consultant, added that Bryant faces the same challenge as Jordan in that he cannot do everything on his own. Odom will meet today with Phoenix Suns chairman Jerry Colangelo, who is heading the selection process for USA Basketball leading up to the 2008 Olympics. Odom played for the U.S.’s bronze-medal winning team in Athens. “I’m just going to talk to him and let him know what a great time I had (in 2004) and how I want to go back,” Odom said. (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card“Complementary players is what makes the difference,” Winter said. He also was asked for his assessment of forward Lamar Odom developing as the Scottie Pippen to Bryant’s Jordan. It has been a common theme, with Odom posting impressive numbers some nights and disappearing others. “Lamar is like Pippen only in that he can do a good job on the defensive boards and come out of there with that ball,” Winter said. “He doesn’t finish at the tail end or see the game at the tail end of the break nearly as well as (Pippen) but there’ll be times when he’ll see that direct line and take it to the hole. “He’s got to be more consistent. He’s got to become more of a factor. He should never be satisfied with five or six points.” Said Lakers coach Phil Jackson of the Jordan comparisons: “Ever since Kobe’s established himself, he knows that he’s a different player, it’s a different legacy, and he’s going to have his own legacy and not have to be compared to Michael.” center_img SACRAMENTO – The comparisons to Michael Jordan have become inevitable for Kobe Bryant, who came into Thursday leading the NBA in scoring at 34.3 points per game, the highest since Jordan averaged 35.0 in the 1987-88 season. There are few opinions more esteemed than that of Tex Winter, the octogenarian coach who said he can see Bryant trying to prove the same thing Jordan did with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s – that a high-scoring guard can lead his team to a championship. last_img read more