The 2008 - 09 season is hyped and ready to go. with the amazing 4 overtime game 7 classic we had in the championship series last year, with The New Orleans Sonics @ The New York Knights Bulova Arena, teams are ready and are going to be competitive this year.As the season is already underway, the rivalry's are getting hyped and 85 games are left to the 100 GAME season. Because of the late start this year the ABLA Championship series will be played in Late June no late start.
So these are your Conference standings so far:
1- D.C AVENGERS 12 -3 - ATLANTIC DIVISION
2- NY KNIGHTS 12-3 - ATLANTIC DIVISION
3- CLEVLAND PATRIOTS 11-4 - CENTRAL DIVISION
4- NJ ROCKETS 10-5 - ATLANTIC DIVISION
5- DETROIT WARRIORS 10-6 - CENTRAL DIVISION
6-MIAMI KINGS 9-6 - ATLANTIC DIVISION
7-MONTREAL STINGERS 9-6 - CENTRAL DIVISION
8-CHICAGO PISTONS 8-6 - CENTRAL DIVISION
9*- GREEN BAY THUNDER 7-7 - CENTRAL DIVISION
10*-BOSTON CLIPPERS 5-10 - ATLANTIC DIVISION
1-UTAH HEAT 14-1 MIDWEST DIVISION
2-L.A CELTICS 14-1 PACIFIC DIVISION
3-HOUSTON HORSEMEN 13-3 MIDWEST DIVISION
4-N.O SONICS 12-3 MIDWEST DIVISON
5-DENVER VIKINGS 11-4 MIDWEST DIVISION
6- PHOENIX DRAGONS 10-5 PACIFIC DIVISION
7- SEATTLE BULLS 10-6 PACIFIC DIVISION
8- SACRAMENTO LIONS 9- 6 PACIFIC DIVISION
9*-SAN ANTONIO WOLVES 8-7 MIDWEST DIVISION
10*- MINNESOTA BEARS 3-12 PACIFIC DIVISION
So there you have the standings. There are two big trades that went on during the off season.
As you may know Alphonso kel (SF)got The mvp last year on the Clevland Patriots and is only 23 years old. He had an average of 30 PPG and 12 Assists and 15 rebounds a game. During the off season coach Fermin Harding recognized that team needs a consistent point guard and got a trade for Millard carter (PG) and Trenton smith(C) from the Houston Horsemen to come to Clevland for Alphonso kel (SF) and Hershel James (PG). Fermin said, "It's a hard discussion but one i am willing to make for the sake of the team." Every time Clevland makes it to the playoff's they never make it past the Confrence Finals. They make far but fall every time because of the innconcentasty. So far Clevlandis 11-4 but have a tough road schedule with the NY Knights November 9, UTAH HEAT November 11, and L.A Celtics November 12. Alphonso kel has still been dropping his 30 a game and the team around him with von wells, and jamar bellinger has been a great help with two big men that could support him. And in Clevland, Millard carter and Trenton smith have been changing the offense and adopting Fermin's up the court in 4 seconds fast break rule.
The other big trade was a rival to rival trade. The Chicago Pistons have traded Denis carpenter(PF) for Raleigh Wallace(PF) from The Detroit warriors. These two drop 15-25 points a game and are outstanding rebounders. So look forward to great play from both these players.
The leading Players of the league so far are:
1- Kareem Benitez - NY KNIGHTS
2- Alphonso Kel- HOUSTON HORSEMEN
3- Brandon Jennings- L.A Celtics
4- Trenton Smith - BOSTON CLIPPERS
5-Millard Carter- CLEVLAND PATRIOTS
You can watch these games live from the website Jewell Carr will give you at his email adress firstname.lastname@example.org
I had called Kareem BEnitez from the Ny knights last night to hang out and he said he couldnt because he's training for the games coming all next week which are:
@ CLEVLAND PARTIOTS
VS. L.A CELTICS
VS. HOUSTON HORSEMEN
@ N.O SONICS.
THIS WEEK IS GOING TO BE A GREAT WEEK IN THE LEAGUE AND YOU CAN EXPECT ALOT. i WILL BE WRITING MORE ABOUT THE LEAGUE AS IT PROGRESSES UNTIL JEWELL CARTER CAN SET UP THE OFFICAL WEBSITE.!