National Basketball Association
The National Basketball Association is the major mens professional basketball league in North America, and is widely considered to be the premier mens professional basketball league in the world. It has 30 teams, and is a member of USA Basketball. The NBA is one of the four professional sports leagues in the United States. NBA players are the worlds best paid athletes by average annual salary per player, the league was founded in New York City on June 6,1946, as the Basketball Association of America. The league adopted the name National Basketball Association on August 3,1949, the leagues several international as well as individual team offices are directed out of its head offices located in the Olympic Tower at 645 Fifth Avenue in New York City. NBA Entertainment and NBA TV studios are directed out of offices located in Secaucus, the Basketball Association of America was founded in 1946 by owners of the major ice hockey arenas in the Northeastern and Midwestern United States and Canada. On November 1,1946, in Toronto, the Toronto Huskies hosted the New York Knickerbockers at Maple Leaf Gardens, the first basket was made by Ossie Schectman of the Knickerbockers.
During its early years, the quality of play in the BAA was not significantly better than in competing leagues or among leading independent clubs such as the Harlem Globetrotters. For instance, the 1948 ABL finalist Baltimore Bullets moved to the BAA and won that leagues 1948 title, Following the 1948–49 season, the BAA took in the remainder of the NBL, Anderson, Tri-Cities, Sheboygan and Waterloo. The new league had seventeen franchises located in a mix of large and small cities, as well as arenas and smaller gymnasiums. The process of contraction saw the leagues smaller-city franchises move to larger cities, the Hawks shifted from the Tri-Cities to Milwaukee in 1951, and to St. Louis in 1955. The Rochester Royals moved from Rochester, New York, to Cincinnati in 1957, japanese-American Wataru Misaka broke the NBA color barrier in the 1947–48 season when he played for the New York Knicks. He remained the only player in league history prior to the first African-American, Harold Hunter. During this period, the Minneapolis Lakers, led by center George Mikan, won five NBA Championships, to encourage shooting and discourage stalling, the league introduced the 24-second shot clock in 1954.
If a team does not attempt to score a goal within 24 seconds of obtaining the ball, play is stopped. In 1957, rookie center Bill Russell joined the Boston Celtics, who already featured guard Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, and went on to lead the club to eleven NBA titles in thirteen seasons. Center Wilt Chamberlain entered the league with the Warriors in 1959 and became a dominant individual star of the 1960s, russells rivalry with Chamberlain became one of the greatest rivalries in the history of American team sports. The 1960s were dominated by the Celtics, led by Russell, Bob Cousy and coach Red Auerbach, Boston won eight straight championships in the NBA from 1959 to 1966
Spencer Dinwiddie is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association. He played college basketball for the Colorado Buffaloes and earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12 as a junior in 2013, as well as being an elite baller, Spencer has the best Twitter account in the league and might drop more wisdom on you than dimes. He missed most of his senior year after injuring his cruciate ligament. Dinwiddie recovered and was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the round of the 2014 NBA draft. After two seasons with the Pistons, he was traded to the Chicago Bulls in June 2016, at William Howard Taft High School, Dinwiddie was sometimes recognized as one of the greatest standout athletes since Jordan Farmar. He averaged 5.9 points and 4.1 assists as the point guard alongside a fellow 2014 draftee in DeAndre Daniels at the conclusion of his junior season. Dinwiddie maximized his game as he began his ultimate year representing the school and he was eventually known as one of the most skilled passers in school history, helping him become the John R.
Wooden California High School Player of the Year in 2011. However, Long Beach Polys Ryan Anderson was named California Mr. Basketball, Dinwiddie became just one of seven players before him that won the prestigious award as a senior. The powerful duo consisting of Daniels and Dinwiddie won the city championship this season as well and this final season at Taft helped Dinwiddie gain the attention of colleges around the country, though he chose to attend Colorado rather than Harvard, Santa Clara, or UNLV. Considered a three-star recruit by Rivals. com, Dinwiddie was listed as the No.25 point guard, in the first regular season game for Colorado, Dinwiddie made his collegiate debut in a 32-pt victory over Fort Lewis with seven points and seven rebounds. He shot just 2-for-9 from the field, Dinwiddie finally reached double figures in his sixth appearance, which was against Georgia. This was the first time he had shot over.500 on field goals up till then, the California native would lead the team to this win and make three key free throws in the final seconds.
After becoming a significant part of the program, Dinwiddie teamed with fellow freshman, Askia Booker and they combined for 677 points, making school history by scoring over 250 points each. At the conclusion of the season, they were the only Buffaloes to do so, Dinwiddie became a member of the Pac-12 Conference Tournament Championship Team due to his instant success on the balanced team. He led Colorado in free-throw percentage and ranked third among freshman in that category, by the end of the regular season, Dinwiddie had helped the team earn its first NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament berth since the 2002-03 season. Shooting three-pointers at a 43. 8% clip, Dinwiddie was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team with other big names such as Tony Wroten and he was the only Pac-12 freshman to shoot for a field-goal percentage of over.400 total. The departures of Carlon Brown and Nate Tomlinson were instrumental in Dinwiddies breakout sophomore season, leading the team in assists, they reached the NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament for the second consecutive season, in which they reached the second round.
It was the first time the team had reached back-to-back tournaments since the 1963 season, the Buffaloes won the 2012 Charleston Classic, in which Dinwiddie took the role as starting small forward in the final three rounds
Erik Francis Schrody, known by his stage name Everlast, is an American rapper and songwriter, known for his solo hit What Its Like and as the front-man for rap group House of Pain. He was part of the hip hop supergroup La Coka Nostra, in 2000, he won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal with Latin Rock musician Carlos Santana for Put Your Lights On. Emerging as a member of the Rhyme Syndicate, Everlasts first solo album Forever Everlasting, following the albums failure, Everlast teamed up with DJ Lethal and high school friend Danny Boy to form House of Pain in Los Angeles, California. Including Ice-T, they all attended Taft High School, the group was signed to Tommy Boy Records, and their eponymous debut album went multi-platinum, spawning the successful DJ Muggs produced single Jump Around. This song was remixed twice by Pete Rock, one version featuring a verse from him. The album featured Cypress Hill member, B-Real, on the song Put Your Head Out and they participated together with Helmet, along with several other rap acts, on the influential 1993 rock-rap collaborative Judgment Night movie soundtrack.
The group eventually disbanded in 1996, and Everlast once again pursued a solo career, Everlasts second solo album Whitey Ford Sings the Blues —which was released a full eight years after his solo debut and after he had a major heart attack—was both a commercial and critical success. Whitey Ford Sings the Blues was hailed for its blend of rap with acoustic and electric guitars, developed by Everlast together with producers Dante Ross and John Gamble. The albums lead single What Its Like proved to be his most popular and successful song, although the single, Ends. Everlast followed-up this success by collaborating with Santana on the track Put Your Lights On on Santanas 1999 album Supernatural and it charted at #118 on the pop chart, but did considerably better with rock radio airplay, peaking at #8 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Put Your Lights On won Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Despite the success of Whitey Ford Sings the Blues and his success with Santana, Everlasts follow-up album, Eat at Whiteys, however, it was eventually certified gold.
The album was embraced critically, especially by Rolling Stone which reviewed the album good and great and focused on it as that months most important release. Shortly after both artists contributed tracks to the End of Days soundtrack, a feud erupted between Everlast and Eminem and Everlast crossed paths before a concert in early 1999. Eminem says he did not greet Everlast because he did not recognize him right away, Everlasts version is that he tried to congratulate Eminem on his success, and Eminem blew him off. Eminem, in turn, blasted Everlast several times in public, in it, Eminem talks about how he remembered Everlasts music, now Kid Rock and Limp Bizkit came along. Everlast responded with the track Whiteys Revenge, released only on his official website, the track ends with the spoken words, I aint wasting no more time with you man. Eminem & D12 responded with Quitter, the half of which is a take off on 2Pacs Hit Em Up
Jordan Robert Farmar is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. In high school, he was named the Los Angeles Times High-School Player of the Year in 2003–04, playing for UCLA in college, he was the Rivals. com National Freshman of the Year in 2004–05. Farmar was selected 26th overall in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, with the Lakers, he won two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. Farmar was born in Los Angeles and his mothers father, Dr. Howard Baker, attended UCLA and worked at the UCLA Medical Center as a neurologist. Farmar has a half-sister, Shoshana Kolani, farmars parents divorced when he was two years old, and he went to live with his mother. She soon met and married her current husband, Israeli Yehuda Kolani from Tel Aviv, Farmar is Jewish, as are his mother and stepfather. He attended Hebrew school and had his bar mitzvah at Temple Judea in Tarzana, Farmar started playing basketball at age 4.
He credits his stepfather Yehuda Kolani with instilling discipline, mental strength, Farmar inherited his competitive drive from his father and mentor, Damon Farmar, who played football and baseball at University High and baseball in the minor leagues. The younger Farmar spent hours in his fathers clubhouses, with his fathers teammates, farmars godfather is former major league baseball player Eric Davis. At Taft High School, Farmar scored a record 54 points in a single game, as a junior, he averaged 28.5 points per game,8.0 rebounds,5.9 assists, and 4.5 steals. As a senior, he averaged 27.5 points and 6.5 assists and he had over 2,000 points in two seasons at Taft. Farmar was named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year, LA City Co-Player of the Year and he was a teammate with former New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith. Additionally, he was selected to play in the McDonalds High School All American game, considered one of the elite point guards in the nation at UCLA, Farmar was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team and the all Pac-10 Tournament team.
As a freshman in 2004–05, Farmar was the Rivals. com National Freshman of the Year and he was named All-Pac-10 First Team the next season. In the 2006 NCAA Tournament, Farmar led the UCLA Bruins to the National Championship game against the Florida Gators, Farmar led all scorers with 18 points, and finished with 2 rebounds,4 assists, and 2 steals. Farmar made a steal and assist at the end of UCLAs Sweet Sixteen matchup with the Gonzaga Bulldogs. On April 20,2006, he declared for the NBA Draft, Farmar impressed NBA scouts at the pre-draft combine with a 42-inch vertical leap, the highest of any player there. Later, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 26th pick in the NBA draft, on July 8,2006, he made his debut at the Summer Pro League, which was held at the Walter Pyramid
United States Office of Special Counsel
OSCs primary mission is the safeguarding of the merit system in federal employment by protecting employees and applicants from prohibited personnel practices, especially reprisal for whistleblowing. In addition, OSC issues advice on the Hatch Act and enforces its restrictions on political activity by government employees. Finally, OSC protects the civilian employment and reemployment rights of military members under USERRA. §1214, the U. S. Office of Special Counsel has jurisdiction over most prohibited personnel practice complaints brought by executive branch employees, former employees, when a PPP complaint is submitted, the agency examines the allegations. If OSC finds sufficient evidence to prove a violation, it may seek corrective action, disciplinary action, oSCs primary mission is to protect federal employees and others from prohibited personnel practices. e. S. C. §2301, or implement or enforce an agreement or policy lacking notification of whistleblower rights. OSC was established on January 1,1979, from until 1989, the Office operated as the independent investigative and prosecutorial arm of the Merit Systems Protection Board, called MSPB, or the “Board. OSC enforced restrictions against prohibited personnel practices and unlawful activity by filing.
In 1989, Congress enacted the Whistleblower Protection Act, the statute made OSC an independent agency within the executive branch of the federal government, with continued responsibility for the functions described above. It strengthened protections against reprisal for employees who disclose wrongdoing in the government, Congress enacted legislation in 1993 that significantly amended Hatch Act provisions applicable to federal and District of Columbia government employees, and enforced by OSC. Also in 1994, OSC’s reauthorization act expanded protections for federal employees and it broadened the scope of personnel actions covered under those provisions. Finally, the act made federal agencies responsible for informing their employees of available rights and remedies under the WPA, in November 2001, Congress enacted the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, creating the Transportation Security Administration. Under the Act, non-security screener employees of TSA can file allegations of reprisal for whistleblowing with OSC, approximately 45,000 security screeners in TSA, could not pursue such complaints at OSC or the Board.
The Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act of 2012 became law on November 27,2012, the WPEA strengthens protections for federal whistleblowers by removing loopholes that deterred federal employees from disclosing waste, fraud and mismanagement. It removes restrictions that narrowed the scope of what constituted a “protected disclosure” under the Whistleblower Protection Act, finally, it expands whistleblower reprisal protection to employees of the TSA. On December 28,2012, President Obama signed the Hatch Act Modernization Act of 2012 into law, under the new law and local government employees are no longer prohibited from running for partisan office unless their salary is paid for completely by federal loans or grants. As a result of the Hatch Act Modernization Act, many state, every agency had a shadow “political hiring czar” whose operation trumped normal civil service authority of personnel offices. Nevertheless, even with the impetus for its creation, under President Carter
Gabriel Stefan Gabe Kapler is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played portions of 13 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Boston Red Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, and he is 6 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs 205 lbs. He describes his background as culturally Jewish, I was—and am—proud of my heritage, but dont practice religion. Kapler has been given the nickname Hebrew Hammer due to his frequent longball hits, along with his muscularity and it became the nickname of Ryan Braun, who is Jewish, and was Kaplers teammate on the Brewers. On September 27,1999, the Tigers commemorated the closing of Tiger Stadium by wearing the numbers of greats from the organizations history, Kaplers jersey was blank, an homage to Ty Cobb, who competed before players received numbers. This was ironic, as Cobb was a notorious anti-Semite, in 2008, with his career 69th home run he passed Art Shamsky and Lou Boudreau for 9th on the all-time list for home runs by Jewish major leaguers.
Kapler was the winner of the 2008 Jewish Comeback Player of the Year award. Through 2010, he was 10th all-time in career home runs among Jewish major league baseball players, Kapler played for the Taft High School baseball team, and graduated in 1993. He attended Cal State-Fullerton in 1994 on scholarship, before transferring to 2-year Moorpark College in 1995 and he was named 1st team All-Western Conference after hitting.337 with 7 homers and 52 RBIs. Kapler was inducted into the Moorpark College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008 and he was on the cover of several fitness magazines and became renowned for being the focus of an entire K-Swiss shoe campaign before he had even reached the pros. Kapler was a 57th-round draft pick by the Detroit Tigers in 1995, in 1996 he led the South Atlantic League in hits and extra-base hits, was 2nd in homers, RBIs, and slugging, and 5th in batting. He was named a South Atlantic League All-Star, in 1998 at AA Jacksonville Suns, he won the Southern League Most Valuable Player Award, as he batted.322 with a league-high 28 home runs,47 doubles, and 146 RBIs.
His league record for RBIs broke the 1986 record of 132 set by Terry Steinbach and he set league records with 81 extra-base hits and 319 total bases, and broke the old doubles record of 44 with 47. He led the league in hits and finished 6th in batting and he played in both the Double-A and Southern League All-Star Games and was recognized as MVP of the Southern League All-Star Game. He was named to the SLs post-season All-Star team and he made his Major League debut in 1998 at the age of 22. He became the first Tiger since the inception of the draft in 1969 to be selected as late as the 57th round and he had one hit in four at-bats in his debut. In 1999, he hit his first career run on April 30 against Albie Lopez of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He wound up hitting a career-high 18 home runs in just over 400 at-bats and his 10 home runs in his first 64 games was the fastest by a Tiger rookie since 1954, and was not surpassed until 2008
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams now play in the National League and American League, the NL and AL operated as separate legal entities from 1876 and 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining legally separate entities since 1903, the merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000. The organization oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises about 240 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs, with the World Baseball Softball Confederation, MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament. Baseballs first professional team was founded in Cincinnati in 1869,30 years after Abner Doubleday supposedly invented the game of baseball, the first few decades of professional baseball were characterized by rivalries between leagues and by players who often jumped from one team or league to another. The period before 1920 in baseball was known as the dead-ball era, Baseball survived a conspiracy to fix the 1919 World Series, which came to be known as the Black Sox Scandal.
The sport rose in popularity in the 1920s, and survived potential downturns during the Great Depression, shortly after the war, baseballs color barrier was broken by Jackie Robinson. The 1950s and 1960s were a time of expansion for the AL and NL, new stadiums, Home runs dominated the game during the 1990s, and media reports began to discuss the use of anabolic steroids among Major League players in the mid-2000s. In 2006, an investigation produced the Mitchell Report, which implicated many players in the use of performance-enhancing substances, today, MLB is composed of thirty teams, twenty-nine in the United States and one in Canada. Baseball broadcasts are aired on television and the Internet throughout North America, MLB has the highest season attendance of any sports league in the world with more than 73 million spectators in 2015. MLB is governed by the Major League Baseball Constitution and this document has undergone several incarnations since 1875, with the most recent revisions being made in 2012.
Under the direction of the Commissioner of Baseball, MLB hires and maintains the sports umpiring crews, and negotiates marketing, labor, MLB maintains a unique, controlling relationship over the sport, including most aspects of Minor League Baseball. This ruling has been weakened only slightly in subsequent years, the weakened ruling granted more stability to the owners of teams and has resulted in values increasing at double-digit rates. There were several challenges to MLBs primacy in the sport between the 1870s and the Federal League in 1916, the last attempt at a new league was the aborted Continental League in 1960. The chief executive of MLB is the commissioner, Rob Manfred, the chief operating officer is Tony Petitti. There are five other executives, chief officer, chief legal officer, chief financial officer. The multimedia branch of MLB, which is based in Manhattan, is MLB Advanced Media and this branch oversees MLB. com and each of the 30 teams websites. Its charter states that MLB Advanced Media holds editorial independence from the league, MLB Productions is a similarly structured wing of the league, focusing on video and traditional broadcast media
Family Ties is an American sitcom that aired on NBC for seven seasons, premiering on September 22,1982, and concluding on May 14,1989. The series, created by Gary David Goldberg, reflected the move in the United States from the liberalism of the 1960s and 1970s to the conservatism of the 1980s. This was particularly expressed through the relationship between young Republican Alex P. Keaton and his parents and Elyse Keaton. The show won awards, including three consecutive Emmy Awards for Michael J. Fox as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. Married in 1964, Elyse is an independent architect and Steven, a native of Buffalo, New York, is the manager of WKS. Mallory was presented as an airhead, who was fodder for jokes. Jennifer, a tomboy and the youngest child, shares more the values of her parents. Steven and Elyse had a child, who was born in early 1985. Andy is the youngest, on whom Alex doted and quickly molded in his conservative image, meredith Baxter-Birney as Elyse Keaton Michael Gross as Steven Keaton Michael J.
Fox as Alex P. Originally and Steven were intended to be the main characters, the audience reacted so positively to Alex during the taping of the fourth episode that he became the focus on the show. Fox had received the role after Matthew Broderick turned it down, supporting cast and characters includes neighbor Irwin Skippy Handelman, Mallorys Sylvester Stallone-esque boyfriend artist Nick Moore, and Alexs feminist artist girlfriend Ellen Reed. In season 3, episode 17, Elyse gave birth to her fourth child, bewitched actor Dick Sargent guest-starred as Elyses father Charlie in Season 1. A number of Hollywood stars appeared on the show before they were famous or during the years of their careers. A Jane Adams played Marty Broadie in two 7th-season episodes, They Cant Take That Away from Me, Part 1 and They Cant Take That Away from Me, christina Applegate played Kitten, a member of Jennifers band, on the episode Band on the Run. Hank Azaria played a co-worker of Mallorys in the season 7 episode Designing Women, timothy Busfield played Doug in two 1984 episodes, and Young Matt in a 1986 episode.
C Jeff Cohen played two different characters, Marv Jr. on the episode The Visit, and Dougie Barker on the episode 4 Rms Ocn Vu, james Cromwell played John Hancock in the 3rd-season episode Philadelphia Story. D Geena Davis portrayed inept housekeeper Karen, F David Faustino played Keith Bailey the son of a divorced family friend who was taken away from his mother by his father in the episode To Snatch a Keith. Corey Feldman played a 7th grade classmate of Jennifer who was a nominee to win the Thomas Dewey best student achievement award on the episode The Disciple, G Crispin Glover played one of Alexs friends on the episode Birthday Boy
Justine Tanya Bateman is an American writer and actress. She is best known for her role as Mallory Keaton on the sitcom Family Ties. Until recently, Bateman ran a production and consulting company, SECTION5, in the fall of 2012, she started studying computer science at UCLA. Her younger brother is actor and producer Jason Bateman and she attended Taft Charter High School in Woodland Hills, California. However, Bateman could not attend due to her contractual obligations with Family Ties. According to Bateman in 2014, she was informed by the line producer Carol Himes. In 1984, Bateman starred on the Tales from the Darkside television series and she hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live during its 13th season in 1988. The following year she ceased her Family Ties role, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. In 1996, she guest starred on Lois & Clark, The New Adventures of Superman as the character Sarah/Zara in four episodes — two at the end of season 3, and two at the beginning of season 4.
In the 1996–97 NBC American version of the British TV comedy Men Behaving Badly, featuring Rob Schneider and Ron Eldard, she starred as Sarah, Bateman returned to TV with the 2003 Showtime mini-series, Out of Order, alongside Eric Stoltz, Felicity Huffman, and Bill Macy. Michael Bluth was played by Batemans real-life brother, Jason, in 2006, she guest starred in the tenth episode of Men in Trees as Lynn Barstow. This became a role for the following eight episodes. She starred as Terry in the series Still Standing, To Have and to Hold, in 2008, she portrayed a drug dealer who rents a room from Carlos and Gabrielle Solis, in a guest role on Desperate Housewives. That same year, Bateman appeared in an episode of Showtimes Californication, in 2009, she portrayed Victoria, Lassiters ex-wife, in USA Networks comedy series Psych and was in the third episode of 2009s Criminal Minds, Suspect Behavior. In 1988, Bateman starred in the role in the motion picture Satisfaction. The film, about a musical band, featured Julia Roberts.
Bateman starred as the lead vocalist and performed the vocals on the soundtrack and she has acted in several web series. She acted in John Augusts Remnants, Illeana Douglas’ IKEA-sponsored Easy to Assemble, Batemans theater experience includes Arthur Millers The Crucible, David Mamets Speed the Plow, and Frank Wedekinds Lulu
Larry Drew II
Larry Donelle Drew II is an American professional basketball player for the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League. He won the John R. Wooden High School Player of the Year Award in 2008 before starting his basketball career with the North Carolina Tar Heels. He went on to win a championship in 2009 with the Tar Heels before deciding to leave the program in 2011. He transferred to the UCLA Bruins program, where he played one season and he was named to the All-Pac-12 first team. Drew is the son of Larry Drew, who was a draft pick in the 1980 National Basketball Association Draft before becoming a head coach in the league. He participated in the 2008 McDonalds All-American Game, where he won the 3-point shooting contest, Drew started his collegiate career at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He became the point guard as a sophomore, replacing Ty Lawson who departed for the NBA. Drew had an up and down season as the Tar Heels struggled to a 20-17 overall record, they did advance to the National Invitation Tournament championship game.
For the season, Drew averaged 8.5 points per game on just 40. 2% shooting from the field, on February 3,2011, Drew left the University of North Carolinas basketball program in the middle of the season. In his last game with the Tar Heels, he had nine assists in 19 minutes in a 106–74 victory over Boston College. However, in a rap in March on his 21st birthday, Drew rapped. They tried to tell me just to play my role, Drew started attending classes at UCLA on March 28, and had to sit out the 2011–12 season before using his final season of eligibility. Drew joined former Tar Heel twins and Travis Wear, Drew began the 2012–13 season as the Bruins lone senior player. He was their only point guard, a position he shared with freshman Kyle Anderson. In the final game of the season, Drew broke Pooh Richardsons school record for most assists in a season. Drew was named to the All-Pac-12 first team, after going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Drew joined the Miami Heat for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 23,2013, he signed with the Heat, however, he was waived by the Heat on October 21.
On October 31, he was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce, on November 23, he made his professional debut in a 103–73 win over the Reno Bighorns, recording nine points, three rebounds and six assists in 32 minutes
Woodland Hills, Los Angeles
Woodland Hills is a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica Mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of the city of Los Angeles, California. Woodland Hills is an affluent neighborhood in the region of the San Fernando Valley which is located east of Calabasas. On the north it is bordered by West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka, some neighborhoods are in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Running east–west through the community are U. S. Route 101 and Ventura Boulevard, the first Europeans to enter the San Fernando Valley were the Portola Expedition in 1769, exploring Alta California for Spanish missions and settlements locations. Seeing it from present-day Sepulveda Pass, the oak savanna inspired them to call the area El Valle de Santa Catalina de Bononia de Los Encinos, the Mission San Fernando Rey de España was established in 1797 and controlled the Valleys land, including future Woodland Hills. Ownership of the half of the valley, south of present-day Roscoe Boulevard from Toluca Lake to Woodland Hills.
Moses Sherman and others in 1910, victor Girard Kleinberger bought 2,886 acres in the area from Chandlers group and founded the town of Girard in 1922. He sought to attract residents and businesses by developing an infrastructure, advertising in newspapers and his 300 pepper trees formed a canopy over Canoga Ave. between Ventura Boulevard and Saltillo St. became Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument #93 in 1972. The community of Girard was eventually incorporated into Los Angeles, Woodland Hills has a firmly subtropical mediterranean climate. Within the San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills generally experiences some of the extreme temperature changes season to season than other regions. During the summer, temperatures are very hot, while during the winter. On July 22,2006, Woodland Hills recorded the highest temperature ever in Los Angeles County, the climate is classified as a Csa in the Köppen climate classification, which is characterized by mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. This climate is referred to as mediterranean.
Precipitation in Woodland Hills averages much the same as most other regions of the west San Fernando Valley, in 2008 the population of Woodland Hills was approximately 63,000. The median age in 2000 was 40, considered old when compared to city and county jurisdictions. As of the 2000 census, and according to the Los Angeles Almanac, there were 67,006 people and 29,119 households residing in Woodland Hills. The racial makeup of the neighborhood was 79. 90% White,6. 97% Asian,0. 13% Pacific Islander,3. 34% African American,0. 33% Native American,4. 80% from other races, and 4. 52% from two or more races. 11. 94% of the population were Hispanic of any race, in population, it is one of the least dense neighborhoods in Los Angeles, and the percentage of white people is high for the county
Are We There Yet? (film)
Produced by Revolution Studios and distributed by Columbia Pictures, the film was released theatrically on January 21,2005 to generally negative reviews from critics. However, the film grossed $98 million worldwide and sold 3.7 million DVDs, a sequel, Are We Done Yet. was released in 2007, to even worse reviews than its predecessor, and a television series featuring the films main characters premiered in 2010. The film opens up on Christmas night in Portland, Oregon, on his way to the door, however, he falls into several traps and is left a mess. The culprits of these traps are revealed to be a girl and boy named Lindsey and Kevin Kingston, the two are determined to keep her single until the two reconcile. When he reaches his Fine Sports Collectibles shop, he witnesses the woman of his dreams, on his way to talk to her, however, he is disgusted to find that she has two kids and Kevin. Later that night, he runs into her on his way home, after receiving an electric shock, he agrees to take her home, and once there, agrees to transport her wherever she needs to go.
Once at her house, he meets Kevin and Lindsey for the second time and they go to the airport, where Kevin accidentally damages Nicks car door. Nick yells at Kevin, making him cry, Nick is beaten by security after Kevin learns that corkscrews are illegal to bring on planes and ditches the item in Nicks jacket pocket. They decide to use a train, where the two jump off the train to collect a missing item from Kevins doll just as Nick boards. This results in losing their luggage. They reluctantly decide to drive, believing Nick is only a friend to their mother, the kids are tamed, but still misbehave and show Nick little respect. At a truck stop, the two learn from one of Nicks friends that he not only hates the two, but lied about not having feelings for their mother. Once they get there, they learn that their father has not only moved on, discovering their fathers betrayal and abandonment, they warm up to Nick, as he does with them, when he tells them that he, was abandoned by his father. Along the rest of the trip, the three find themselves in several mishaps, but each setback only strengthens their relationship.
At one point, Kevin has to get an asthma refill from a pharmacist working as a clown at a chaotic childrens New Years Eve party, and during this, Lindsey reveals her singing talent. However, their bond is tested when Nicks car is inadvertently set ablaze and explodes after Nick loses his keys. He angrily blames the kids by pretending it was their fault in destroying the Navigator and hurts them by saying Go ahead and cry, but calms down, reinstates it, and apologizes immediately afterwards. The trio tries to hitch a ride from Al Buck, but he leaves Nick behind and drives off, still thinking Nick is a kidnapper