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NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award

The Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is an annual National Basketball Association award given since the 1969 NBA Finals. The award is decided by a panel of eleven media members, who cast votes after the conclusion of the Finals; the person with the highest number of votes wins the award. The award was a black trophy with a gold basketball-shaped sphere at the top, similar to the Larry O'Brien Trophy, until a new trophy was introduced in 2005 to commemorate Bill Russell. Since its inception, the award has been given to 31 players. Michael Jordan is a record six-time award winner. Magic Johnson, Shaquille O'Neal, Tim Duncan and LeBron James won the award three times in their careers. Jordan and O'Neal are the only players to win the award in three consecutive seasons. Johnson is the only rookie to win the award, as well as the youngest at 20 years old. Andre Iguodala is the only winner to have not started every game in the series. Jerry West, the first awardee, is the only person to win the award while being on the losing team in the NBA Finals.

Willis Reed, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kobe Bryant, Kawhi Leonard and Kevin Durant won the award twice. Olajuwon, Durant and James have won the award in two consecutive seasons. Abdul-Jabbar and Leonard are the only players to win the award for two teams, while Leonard is the only player to have won the award in both conferences. Olajuwon of Nigeria, who became a naturalized U. S. citizen in 1993, Tony Parker of France, Dirk Nowitzki of Germany are the only international players to win the award. Duncan is an American citizen, but is considered an "international" player by the NBA because he was not born in one of the fifty states or Washington, D. C. Parker and Nowitzki are the only winners to have been trained outside the U. S.. Cedric Maxwell and Chauncey Billups are the only Finals MVP winners eligible for the Hall of Fame who has not been voted in. On February 14, 2009, during the 2009 NBA All-Star Weekend in Phoenix, then-NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the award would be renamed the "Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award" in honor of 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell.

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Victor Eeckhout

Victor Eeckhout was a Belgian painter, noted for his genre works and paintings with Orientalist subject matter. The son of painter, Jacob Joseph Eeckhout, Victor was born at Antwerp in 1821, he received his early art education from his father. He travelled to a major source of inspiration for many of his artworks, he was enamoured of Morocco and found it much more interesting and with more characters than Algiers. In Morocco, he met up with the artist, Jean Portaels and the pair spent time drinking mint tea and discussing art, he died in 1879 in Tangiers. Select List of Paintings The Entrance to the Souk, Tangiers, 1869 Ruins at Tangiers, Gallery List of Orientalist artists Orientalism This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael. "Eeckhout, Victor". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Engravers. I. London: George Bell & Sons

Hau Ruck

Hau Ruck is the fourteenth album by industrial rock band KMFDM, released by Metropolis Records on September 13, 2005. It was recorded in Washington; this album returns KMFDM to its industrial rock roots, leaving the alternative metal and nu metal on display in the previous albums Attak and WWIII. While touring in support of 2003's WWIII, band leader Sascha Konietzko discussed the group's plans for the next album: "What we can all agree on, I'm not saying we disagree on any other things, but everybody was pointing out that it should be different. There are terms floating around such as,'More noisy, more dance-y, more electronic and less butt rock.'" After releasing a single album with Sanctuary Records, the band re-signed with Metropolis Records. The album had been titled FUBAR, in reference to the military acronym standing for "Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition/Repair". However, in June 2005 the band announced they were abandoning that title, on July 21, 2005, they announced the new title would be Hau Ruck, German for "heave-ho".

Hau Ruck is the first KMFDM album without a five-letter word title since 1988's. According to Sascha Konietzko, Hau Ruck was created using analog equipment. Hau Ruck was released on September 13, 2005. Many songs from Hau Ruck were remixed for Ruck Zuck. Lucia Cifarellivocals Jules Hodgsonguitar, programming, engineering Sascha Konietzko – vocals, analogue synthesizers, engineering Andy Selwaydrums, programming Steve White – guitar, programming Mina Stolle – trumpet KMFDM DØTKØM Hau Ruck lyrics at the official KMFDM website