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Old 06-14-2008, 01:09 AM
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hahahahaha None of the names in the boxscore for the West are stars besides bellingham and most would not even make it on some teams...

hehehhehehe This is so funny. The IBL Commsioner is just insaine now and it seems the Explosion is looking for another league to play in as they are FEED up.

I didn't much care for the IBL myself but I do like my team and if the IBL looses good teams they should fold up or let someone else run this league.

It looks like the game was empty did anyone show up..??

I love this artilce so TRUE....
http://www.post-trib.com/sports/1003831,IBLside.article

Seems the Explosion is working with other teams on a possible new league that is owner ran instead of one man calling the shots. I hope they get something or I will have to go back to watching --- NOTHING as the SONICS are gone also -----
Maybe it only seems like the West had no stars present because THE WEST HAS NO STARS in relation to the East's talent. The West doesn't do well when they play Eastern teams. I don't know about east players playing for the west in the all*star game either. Unless of course I briefly passed-out from the heat and missed it. The Genesis Center won't turn-on the air conditioning for a low-budget league like the IBL.

Did anyone show up?!? I was there and so were about 499 others. The reporters are comparing the last all*star game in Gary (CBA), over 6800 fans with THIS all*star game. Check this out if you want to see a few pics from the Gary CBA all*star game: http://gary-steelheads-fan.tripod.com/

The fault for the low turnout lies squarely with Gary. The only effort to promote the all*star game was a press release two days before the event.

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Old 06-14-2008, 01:23 AM
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Everyone needs to read the article in the Gary Tribune newspaper about this so called all star game. that is so revealing, it isnt funny. This ibl has hit an all time low. In fact it was better run 3 years ago than it is today.

Ken I know you dont like the PBL, but you must admit, even the PBL would not put something like this together.

Jewell harris not available for comment to Gary press after this debacle?


Im sorry, it might be time for the ibl to suspend itself for a year and regroup as well. or get a different commisioner who cares about the league improving.
Why would the IBL need to suspend itself for a year to regroup? Gary put on the all*star game.
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Old 06-14-2008, 02:35 AM
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Let me follow you on this, any team can host an all star game whenever they want? So if elkhart wanted to have an all star game, and Elgin wanted to have an all star game, they could have one?

Ken you are someone i respect greatly, but you my friend, are going down with the ship. This ibl needs leadership. They do not have a leader. Which means they have no direction. every team does whatever they want. players could play on three different teams in three different nights. It is beyond chaos, it is approaching aba status.

Did you not read your Gary post Tribune article? No matter what you say, the league is ultimately responsible, it is carrying the league name as the all star game. This cannot be blamed on Gary, this is the leagues problem, and they want to pass the Buck.

Take control commisioner dulio, what the hell are you the commisioner of? The ibl, otherwise should tell the Gary Steelheads they cannot use the league name for the all star game. Thats pretty simple. They (the ibl) cannot run from this!
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Old 06-14-2008, 03:23 AM
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Default WOW that is good stuff did that come from the League?

Why would a league tell teams to not send players???

What type of league is that and why schedule games players could not make it to in the first place.. First off I think this is fake and second of all if the League is sending things like this to teams this is a JOKE OF A LEAGUE>>..

Get OUT Explosion and go to the Dleague or CBA... Both the IBL and ABA are a joke of leagues....

IBL is the Spring League of the ABA....
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Old 06-14-2008, 06:01 AM
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I was at the same game Ken was at, and I know I didn't pass out from the heat (even without AC, it was cooler than NorthSide Gym has been a couple of times) and the West Stars were from the West. It looked like some of the East players had worked together in a practice earlier, because of some setup shots during the game. So the travel arrangements would have given the 'home' team an advantage, like always.

I enjoyed watching the West players - the three shot contest made me worry a bit about the Express/ Lightening game on Saturday. The game was more enjoyable once the announcer remembered that it was the EAST playing, and not the Steelheads, and once the Steelhead players remembered that, too. I was disappointed about the turnout, but the crowd that was there seemed pretty into the game.
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:00 PM
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Let me follow you on this, any team can host an all star game whenever they want? So if elkhart wanted to have an all star game, and Elgin wanted to have an all star game, they could have one?
Please go back and read my posts. When did I ever say that or hint at that? You're making up stuff again.
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:09 PM
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I think the general premise for the game was a good one, but the execution was the problem. Most West teams weren't willing to pay to send their players to the game, and Gary apparently did a terrible job promoting the game.

It appears when the game was originally scheduled, Dulio made sure Edmonton and Los Angeles were in the area so they could provide their best players. What he didn't take into account was that these teams' were playing the night before and/or the day after, so the players may not have wanted to participate. As a result, Edmonton and Los Angeles sent their scrubs to partipate in the game.

Bellingham was the only team in the west that sent their best players. A couple of the West's players aren't currently playing in the league (Williams and Ramey) and were only there because they live in the area, and one (A.J. Diggs of Los Angeles) had not played in an IBL game until he played against Gary the next night.

One final thought: How hard would it be for Gary to tape the correct three-point line on the floor?
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Why would a league tell teams to not send players???
Hmmmmmm. Wasn't that all explained in the email reposted in this thread?!? Just a thought.
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:36 PM
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I think the general premise for the game was a good one, but the execution was the problem. Most West teams weren't willing to pay to send their players to the game, and Gary apparently did a terrible job promoting the game.

It appears when the game was originally scheduled, Dulio made sure Edmonton and Los Angeles were in the area so they could provide their best players. What he didn't take into account was that these teams' were playing the night before and/or the day after, so the players may not have wanted to participate. As a result, Edmonton and Los Angeles sent their scrubs to partipate in the game.

Bellingham was the only team in the west that sent their best players. A couple of the West's players aren't currently playing in the league (Williams and Ramey) and were only there because they live in the area, and one (A.J. Diggs of Los Angeles) had not played in an IBL game until he played against Gary the next night.

One final thought: How hard would it be for Gary to tape the correct three-point line on the floor?
Los Angeles sent their scrubs?!? Los Angeles sent Billy Knight (formerly of UCLA). Knight won the three-point shooting contest. Los Angeles' Keith Closs did not play in the all*star game though, but played the next night against Gary. Wouldn't matter to me because I didn't like Keith's game back when he played for the Steelheads and Rockford Lightning...and he didn't do much in last night's loss to the Steelheads either. Tall guy even lost the opening tip. I'll say this for him. He's put on a couple of pounds of muscle since I last saw him. Only a couple of pounds though. LOL.

On that final note: Why should Gary change the three-point line and give up their home court advantage? They've been winning so far without altering a thing on the court surface. LOL. I'd much rather see them pay-off the parking attendants in Lot A of the baseball stadium (the lot where the money people park) to put flyers on cars.
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Old 06-14-2008, 01:09 PM
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Keith BOSS Closs...

He played really good here in Buffalo last year, a fan favorite, and he is very funny on and off the court

He played in the D-League this past season, he had a decent season. He put up some decent numbers when he got more playing time.

Got any pics from last night Ken?
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