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"POWER OF THE POSITIVE!!!" - Oct 24, 2012


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I walked in the gym to shoot the ball for a couple of hours and heard someone call "SWEETMILK!" I had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with a local guy with a finnish basketball background. We established a rapport and we shared valuable insight. After shooting a few buckets and having a great time he made the comment "you're not the guy I thought you were." I asked him what did he mean by that and how did he formulate an opinion? He inferred that I was not the type of person he wanted to know but concluded that he was very glad to meet me. He looks to build on our friendship. He said he formulated his first opinion based on my blog. I smiled and relayed to him that my blog is nothing more than the expression of "power of the positive." It is mental practice personified. It lingers around the thought process of Babe Ruth calling his shot, or Satchel Paige having the infield sit down on a 3-2 pitch. When positives are accentuated but not exaggerated it allows for the future happenstance of recall of the positive to be brought into fruition today. For those who do not understand, when I do something good, I blow helium in my own balloon to elevate my entire state. When I begin to fall in elevation, I simply breathe some helium of my successes and that helps to me engage my opponents with a leg up. According to the gentleman I met this week, the words of my blog are fuel to my opponents fire. I already knew that, but I EMBRACE WAR! War soothes and pacifies my fire in the belly. For example:
it appears that coaches/ players strategy to triple team and full court man still can't stop "Sweet Milk" from getting 20 and 10. And if you played me straight up I would avg. 50 and we ALL know it!

Dwight "Sweet Milk" Coleman
The Finnish Three Point Champ!
  



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Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2016- May.17, 2016  (by Eurobasket Center)


Finals MVP: Isabelle Yacoubou (190-C-86) of Familia Schio;
Player of the Year: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Familia Schio;
Guard of the Year: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Familia Schio;
Forward of the Year: Rebekkah Brunson (6'3''-F/C-81) of Minnesota L.;
Center of the Year: Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of Napoli;
Bosman Player of the Year: Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of Napoli;
Import Player of the Year: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Familia Schio;
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Elisa Penna's double-double lands her Player of the Week award among Italians playing currently abroad:- Mar.25, 2016  (by Eurobasket Center)

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Italian players, who play currently abroad. Experienced Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) led UMMC Ekaterinburg to a victory over the closely-ranked Dynamo Kursk in the Russian PBL in Saturday night's game. [read more]
Elena Bestagno selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games- Mar.11, 2016  (by Eurobasket Center)

We bring you last week's top performances from Italians who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level. Experienced Diana Taurasi (182-SG-82) led UMMC Ekaterinburg to a victory over the fourth-ranked Galatasaray in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game. [read more]
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Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Group B Awards 2014 May.20, 2014
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Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2014 May.5, 2014
Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2013 May.13, 2013
Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Awards 2013 May.13, 2013
NBDL? Apr.12, 2013
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Love The World!!! Mar.12, 2013
Best Three Point Shooter In The World Hands Down!!! Jan.6, 2013
Tragedy and Triumph!!! Dec.14, 2012
The Man With The Golden Wrist!!! Dec.12, 2012
OH HAPPY DAYS!!! Dec.10, 2012
A Day in The Life! Dec.7, 2012
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I Set The Record!!! Oct.18, 2012
Triple Decker Sweet Milk Sandwich!!! Oct.8, 2012
And We're Off!!! 1-0 Oct.6, 2012
ME-WE Oct.5, 2012
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