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Rita Azar illustrates NBA basketball story for 360 MAGAZINE.

NBA Protests

by Justin Lyons

The clock struck 4:05 p.m. on Aug 26 in Orlando, and neither the Magic nor the Bucks were on the court for the tip-off of the fifth game of their playoff series.

Playing their home games just 40 miles from Kenosha, Wisconsin, it’s safe to say that the shooting of Jacob Blake by Kenosha police literally hit close to home for the Bucks players.

The Orlando Magic originally took the court for their game, but they decided to leave when it appeared the Bucks weren’t coming. That court was now empty aside from the NBA logos, the regulation markings and “Black Lives Matter” in bold text across the side closest to the scorer’s table.

Then, the tweet from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski came at 4:13 p.m. Orlando time saying that the Bucks officially decided to boycott the fifth game of the series.

News broke later that the Rockets, Thunder, Trail Blazers and Lakers all decided to boycott their games, as well, in a show of unity.

It was the spark that started the fire, as basketball wouldn’t be played again until Aug. 29.

Bucks guard George Hill was one of the most outspoken players on the team regarding the shooting of Jacob Blake, making it very clear that he couldn’t continue to play basketball to distract from the reality of what’s happening in the United States.

The Brewers, the Milwaukee baseball team that plays its home games just a short drive from where the Bucks play, also decided to cancel their Aug. 26 game against the Reds.

Brewers star Christian Yelich said it was a unanimous decision from the team to not play.

“I think the Bucks spearheaded it for us,” Yelich said. “They started the discussion. It gave us a conversation to have. It was eye-opening for us, and we felt like it was the right thing to do.”

The NHL also joined in the protests, postponing games Aug. 27 and Aug. 28.

Later on the night of Aug. 26, Shams Charania reported via Twitter that the Lakers and Clippers, both of which are still contenders for the title, voted to boycott the rest of the season. LeBron James reportedly led the movement to cancel the season, which is no surprise given his history of fighting for social justice.

Giannis Antetokounmpo said the Bucks were able to get in contact with Blake’s father very quickly. Blake’s father was moved to tears by the gesture.

According to an article from ESPN, Antetokounmpo said, “Obviously, it’s gonna be games that you come in and score 30, 35, 50 or whatever the case might be, but that you’re going to remember. The way we felt, we’re going to remember the way we felt for the rest of our lives.”

The Bucks were eliminated from the playoffs Tuesday, which begs the question of how they will respond. Hill expressed disappointment that he had to be in the Orlando bubble instead of fighting for justice, so it should be interesting to see where the Bucks go from here.

Eyes are also shifting to the NFL, which starts Thursday. The entire nation will have its eyes on protests and social justice initiatives from a league that has been just as outspoken as the NBA.

We Reign As One Campaign

NEW ERA CAP CELEBRATES THE START OF 2019 MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON WITH “WE REIGN AS ONE” CAMPAIGN

Campaign Features New Brand Ambassadors Francisco Lindor, Justin Turner, Didi Gregorius, Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuña Jr. and Jay Rock

Today, New Era Cap Co., Inc., the official on-field cap of Major League Baseball, launches “We Reign as One,” the next chapter in a powerful and inspiring cross-cultural multi-platform campaign. Ushering in the start of the 2019 Major League Baseball season, the campaign features the iconic New Era Authentic Collection 59FIFTY® Fitted as a badge that connects all baseball fans together.

“The new ‘We Reign As One’ campaign is a celebration of the start of the 2019 MLB Season,” said Mark Maidment, Senior Vice President, Brand at New Era Cap. “We wanted to spotlight how baseball and the New Era Authentic Collection 59FIFTY® Fitted have the power to connect us all, whether you’re a kid from Queens or a professional baseball player.”

Created in partnership with creative agency 72andSunny New York, “We Reign As One” also unveils New Era’s 2019 MLB Ambassador roster, including Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner; New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius; Milwaukee Brewers outfielder and 2018 National League Most Valuable Player Christian Yelich; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor; Atlanta Braves outfielder and 2018 National League Rookie of the Year Ronald Acuña Jr., and Grammy award-winning rapper, Jay Rock.

“The New Era Authentic Collection 59FIFTY® Fitted cap lives at the intersection of sport and street fashion,” said Bryan Rowles, Executive Creative Director and Partner, 72andSunny New York. “The launch of ‘We Reign As One’ is a cultural creative opportunity to remind people that the city letters stitched on the Authentic Collection 59FIFTY®  cap represent common ground, city pride and team allegiance that connects all of us, no matter our background, profession or beliefs.”

Returning this year as New Era 2019 MLB Ambassadors are Houston Astros second baseman and six-time MLB All-Star José Altuve and Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Báez. Throughout the year, each ambassador will serve as an extension of the brand, helping to tell the story behind the caps both on and off the field. They’ll also help highlight special occasions such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.

As the official on-field cap of MLB, the New Era Authentic Collection 59FIFTY® Fitted is a lightweight, flexible athletic fitted cap that easily transitions on and off the field. To join the millions celebrating Opening Day, fans can purchase the New Era Cap Authentic Collection 59FIFTY® Fitted with their team logo of choice at www.mlbshop.com, www.neweracap.com and authorized retailers around the country. To view the new “We Reign As One” video click HERE and to view stills click HERE.

Tabata Workout

Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2

New Collection of High Intensity Training Workouts
 

The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 features more than 100 all-new, Tabata-style high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) for all fitness levels.

Designed by Izumi Tabata after he conducted scientific tests to determine which was more effective: straight high intensity workouts, or high intensity interval workouts, Tabatas are a long-time favorite of athletes looking to reach their peak and stay competitive.

Any exercise can be incorporated into the tabata training. However the basic outline of the Tabata training method is as follows: 4 minutes long, 20 seconds of intense training followed by 10 seconds of rest for a total of 8 sessions or rounds. Commonly, tabata workouts combine four exercises for a total workout time of 16 minutes. It is one of the most efficient means to get exercise, burn fat, and achieve fitness.

The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 “grab and go fitness” format includes over 100 all-new tabata workouts for gym, home and pool, plus sports specific Tabatas for tennis and golf.

Tabata lets you push your body to its physical limits—getting the results you want while avoiding stress-based injuries and unwanted setbacks. Requiring little to no equipment, Tabata is as affordable as it is effective. The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 features all-new workouts, with programs perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Whether you’re looking to intensify an existing workout, increase your fitness results, or overcome your personal fitness plateau and reach new heights, The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 shows how.

About the Author

Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT, received his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Exercise, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior from George Washington University (GWU). He worked for three years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at GWU, first with the Single A affiliate (High Desert Mavericks) of the Milwaukee Brewers, and later season with the Double A affiliate (Harrisburg Senators) of the Washington Nationals, before moving on to spend one year at the International Performance Institute of IMG Academies, FL. Mike continued his professional development by becoming the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the APEX Academies. Currently, Mike is the strength and conditioning coach at the Peddie School. Mike has advanced specialty certifications in strength and conditioning, post-rehab exercise, athletic development, and sports medicine.

The author is available for interviews and Q&As. He can discuss

  • Benefits of high interval training
  • Best types of Tabata workouts for your specific goals
  • The range of sport-specific Tabatas anyone can try
  • Information on aquatic Tabatas for the pool

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TABATA WORKOUT HANDBOOK, VOLUME 2
Written by Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS
978-1-57826-722-4, $15.00 paperback
978-1-57826-723-1, $9.99 eBook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.

SAMMY CARTER #MCM

Sammy Carter is a professional baseball player from Los Angeles. Humble and laidback off the field. Energetic and aggressive on the field.

This year Carter was a significant contributor to The Buenos Aires Shankees, who went undefeated.

Carter is currently playing in the Empire League in New York, where he is on the hunt for yet another championship.