NBA Draft: "He's 7-5, 260 pounds, with a 8-foot wingspan. He turned eighteen less than a week ago. He.s a shot blocker with a soft shooting touch. He comes from Iran, and he can grab the rim flat footed and dunk on his tippy-toes! The natural reaction to .from Iran. is, .So he can.t play, right?. But he can. He.s still raw but not as raw as you might imagine."
"Jaber Rouzbahani has been playing basketball for less than four years. He played Yao Ming in an Asian Tournament last year and held him to 15 points. (About half of what Yao was averaging in the tournament.) He also played at the (19-under) World Junior Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece last summer in front of NBA scouts averaging 12 points and 8 rebounds per game and an eye opening 7 blocks, leading the entire tournament. "
Strengths: Huge frame and (8 foot) wingspan. Truly a giant. Plays like a center. Great shot blocking potential. Has a soft touch out to 12-15 feet. Because he hasn't had any real basketball coaches work with him, his potential to develop quickly is very good. He has a great attitude, really wants to improve. Compeitive, will go hard to the basket even when being pushed around or fouled.
According to NBA Mock Draft, he might go to Portland next season. He's also one of the youngest among this year's draftees.
Mojgan sent me this picture and I added a bar showing how tall I look comparing to Jaber (and this comparison makes more sense to the people who know me..) Besides, he lives in the Bay Area now, so I might be able to get him to play in one of our Thursday evening basketball matches with Good Technology guys.
Looks like we've got a little larger space (almost 1000 times bigger, 1TB, 1000000MB) on our
Update: Does anyone else see the same thing or is it just a bug on my account?
Tekno's account still shows 1000MB.
Wow! That was THE best ending of a basketball game I had ever seen in my life.
Lakers were trailing by one, Kobe bryant made a fade-away jump shot to take the lead
10 seconds left to the end of the game.
Lakers had anther foul to give, their timing was awesome: they gave it 5 seconds before
the game ends for a fresh start. San Antonio gave the ball to Duncan and he made an off-balance
20-footer while falling to his left. Duncan didn't even see the shot go in, and the Spurs started
celebrating! Clock: 0.4 seconds!
Both teams took three timeouts before Fisher swished the game-winning 18-foot jumper off an
inbounds pass with 0.4 seconds left! He said he was half way into his shot before making
it. That was just incredible - In your face, Tim Duncan!!
"One lucky shot deserves another," said Shaquille O'Neal. I love this man! Gotta run watch
the last 2 minutes for the 600th time tonight!
Photo: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images
Google has apparently started a slow marketing campaign advertising on a few major
technology news sites such as
(found any other sites? let me know)
Here is one of the Google's internal marketing pages.
Well, that's how today's hot advertising market words, you make money through advertisement, pour the money into your
site's advertisement to make money from advertisement, and so on...
Google's ads are shown roughly as many times as Overture's and Microsoft LiveMeeting's ads are shown and they stop
showing as soon as you click on any of them or they are shown 10 times or so for a particular client.
Just delete your cookies if you want them to appear again.
P.S.: Here is another ad.
Update: Aaron Wall: "They have been advertising on the internet.com family of sites (search engine watch,
earthweb, internet.com,... lots of sites) for many many months.
Looks like Yahoo! is displaying some debug information
(%NESTED-LOC:HPLS%) every once in a while on Yahoo! web site headers. I was
wondering if this is intentional or they're somehow trying
to detect spammers, crawlers, etc...?
NESTED-LOC: Nested Lines of Code?
"Note to selves: Keeping browser tabs open is crappy way to manage your to-do list.", says
2000 Election results ranked by avg statewide IQ
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102 Gore Minnesota
102 Gore Vermont
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101 Gore California
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