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2014 NBA Summer League Preview

Las Vegas NBA Summer League

VEGAS BABY VEGAS

The NBA Las Vegas Summer League, sponsored by Samsung, will kick off on July 11 with 67 games to be played over the 11 day event. All 67 games will be televised live by the NBA Network. The Los Angeles Lakers will participate in the event with their lineup likely featuring whoever they select with the 7th pick in the upcoming NBA draft. Aaron Gordon of Arizona, Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Kentucky’s Julius Randle and Dante Exum of Australia are potential Lakers targets in the upcoming draft, one of the deepest drafts in years. Other Lakers expected to take part in the summer league are center, Robert Sacre, forward Ryan Kelly and guard Kendall Marshall. The Lakers will kick off summer league play with a matchup versus the Toronto Raptors on July 11th, followed by games with the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors.

Lakers Tickets for all games

LAKERS

Last season the Raptors featured Jonas Valanciunas, the 2013 Las Vegas Summer League MVP. The Raptors big man’s performance in the summer league was a springboard to a successful 2013-2014 season that included a playoff appearance for the Raptors. The Lakers summer league roster will be announced closer to the event, as will the head coach of the Lakers team. Last season Lakers assistant coach Dan D’Antoni coached the team but is no longer with the organization after taking the head coaching job with Marshall University. The Lakers have yet to announce a replacement for Mike D’Antoni, the younger brother of Dan, who was let go after the Lakers tough 2013-2014 season. Several names have been rumoured in the Lakers coaching decision, but the franchise has purportedly delayed deciding the end of the NBA season when they’ll have a better understanding of the future of Miami Heat star Lebron James. With available cap space, the Lakers can sign Lebron James, although most experts feel James heading to the Lakers is extremely unlikely.

Last season the Lakers finished 3-2 in the summer league with Marcus Landry leading the team in scoring. They’ll have a vastly different roster this summer with Robert Sacre likely the only returning player. Following the opening three games, the Lakers will then take part in a tournament to determine the winner. Last season the Golden State Warriors defeated the Phoenix Suns in the title game, 91-77 behind 33 points off the bench from Ian Clark who ended up on the Utah Jazz roster this past season. Tickets for the NBA Summer League are on sales now so if you’re looking for a great getaway with some sun, fun and to get your basketball fix then shoot out to Las Vegas to catch some up close basketball at great prices. Usually, you can walk up and get tickets at the door. Chris M.

Bon Jovi Concert Tour

Tour dates announced for Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi Staples Center Los Angeles

Bon Jovi Staples Center Los Angeles

The Bon Jovi tour begins Feb. 9 in Uncasville, Conn., and will play mostly arenas in North America, though there are several stadium shows on the route, including a two-night stand at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the band’s home state. The band will also play Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., and Ford Field in Detroit.

Bon Jovi will be playing the Los Angeles Staples Center on April 19th 2013.

Bon Jovi Tour Dates

Bon Jovi 2013 “Because We Can – The Tour” North American dates:
Feb 09: Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun)
Feb 10: Washington, D.C. (Verizon Center)
Feb 13: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Feb 14: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Feb 17: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Feb 18: Toronto (Air Canada Centre)
Feb 20: Ottawa, ONT (Scotiabank Place)
Feb 21: Pittsburgh (Consol Energy Center)
Feb 27: Atlanta (Philips Arena)

Mar 01: Tampa, Fla. (Tampa Bay Times Forum)
Mar 02: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (BB&T Center)
Mar 05: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Mar 06: Nashville (Bridgestone Arena)
Mar 09: Cleveland (Quicken Loans Arena)
Mar 10: Columbus (Nationwide Arena)
Mar 13: St Louis (Scottrade Center)
Mar 14: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Center)
Mar 16: Oklahoma City (Chesapeake Energy Arena)

Apr 02: Calgary, Alberta (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Apr 03: Edmonton, Alberta (Rexall Place)
Apr 05: Winnipeg, Manitoba (MTS Centre)
Apr 07: St Paul, Minn. (Xcel Energy Center)
Apr 10: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
Apr 11: Dallas (American Airlines Center)
Apr 13: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
Apr 14: Des Moines, Iowa (Wells Fargo Arena)
Apr 16: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Apr 17: Salt Lake City (EnergySolutions Arena)
Apr 19: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Apr 20: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Apr 23: Glendale, Ariz. (Jobing.com Arena)
Apr 25: San Jose, Calif. (HP Pavilion)

Jul 12: Chicago (Soldier Field)
Jul 24: East Rutherford, N.J. (MetLife Stadium)
Jul 25: East Rutherford, N.J. (MetLife Stadium)

The tour will also hit the following cities, with additional details to come:

Buffalo, N.Y.
Jacksonville, Fla.
Lubbock, Texas
Memphis, Tenn.
Milwaukee, Wis.
Philadelphia
Portland, Ore.
Raleigh, N.C.

Elvis Presley Tickets

Elvis Presley coming to Las Vegas

Elvis Presley coming to Las Vegas

All of those crazies faithfully believing that Elvis is still alive may have been right all along! Sort of.

The company behind the Tupac hologram that debuted at Coachella this spring has officially announced their plans to bring the King back into the entertainment ring.

Digital Domain Media Group will develop, produce and own a series of “virtual” likenesses of the music icon for all sorts of purposes, which include stage shows, television and film appearances.

It sounds like they got big plans for this hologram. An Elvis Presley World Tour? Elvis Presley Show in Las Vegas?

Elvis Presley’s last concert was held at the Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, IN on June 26, 1977 for a crowd of 18,000. The setlist was as follows:

Also Spake Zarathustra (opening)
See See Rider
I Got A Woman/Amen
Love Me
Fairytale
You Gave Me A Mountain
Jailhouse Rock
O Sole Mio/It’s Now Or Never
Little Sister
Teddy Bear/Don’t Be Cruel
Release Me
I Can’t Stop Loving You
Bridge Over Troubled Water
(band introductions)
Early Morning Rain
What’d I Say
Johnny B. Goode
(solos by band members Larrie Londin: drums, Jerry Scheff: bass, Tony Brown: piano)
I Really Don’t Want To Know
(solo by the backing Joe Guercio Orchestra)
Hurt
Hound Dog
(Elvis introduces various people from the stage)
Can’t Help Falling In Love
(closing vamp)

Which Elvis Presely would you want to see? Older or Younger Elvis?

Rumors are going round that they also are working on Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix and a few others. There is no plans on a “tour” but a live “legends” show in Las Vegas?

UFC Fan Expo 2012

Mixed martial arts use three different phases of fighting – stand-up, clinch and ground. Stand-up fighting incorporates boxing, kickboxing and Muay Thai.The kind of fighting techniques associated with the mixed martial arts of today deals with a combination of different professional fighting styles. Most commonly, a fighter started training in one specific arena of fighting and later decided to branch off into other styles of combat.

There are rules and regulations surrounding many mixed martial art events, which has caused a major explosion in popularity. With mixed martial arts training, the artist wants to increase muscle strength while producing greater speed and stamina. There is another great importance of the art of MMA. This is self defense. Although your teacher will always insist that the reason for your studies are not to evoke trouble, he will always suggest that the knowledge in this art can also be used as a defense mechanism in case of attack or robbery with violence.

In order to be all rounders, the wrestlers began cross training which involves training in all the grappling and submission techniques. The repute of Mixed Martial Arts has increased largely since its invention and the fame is expected to only rise in the years to come. Mixed martial art is a competitive martial arts style that combines several different forms of combative styles to create a well-rounded and multi-faceted game. When it comes to mixed martial arts, you may most likely never stop understanding. You can find new modifications all of the time, due in component to its really nature. The continuous modifications mean that you simply will have to remain adaptable in both your approach and strategy. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is originally from Japan and is a Mixed Martial Art that spotlights grappling and ground fighting. This form allows the weaker opponent to overcome the larger opponent. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a full contact sport that focuses on grappling.
Finally, mixed martial arts fighters who are able to bring their opponents to the mat but lack the strength to finish them off make use of the lay-and-pray technique, which involves waiting for the referee to call the match. If you are serious about taking part in MMA events it goes without saying that a high level of dedication will be required. You must of course be in a very good state of health before you start training.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is returning home for the UFC Fan Expo 2012, which will coincide with the promotion’s annual Fourth of July weekend event at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on July 6-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

As with any UFC Fan Expo, you can expect meet and greets with legendary UFC, Pride FC and Strikeforce fighters, mixed martial arts (MMA) demonstrations, grappling “Super Fights,” fan-inspired special events, training and development sessions, as well as other combat related opportunities and entertainment.
The exhibit floor will also feature apparel, electronic gaming, food & beverages, fight gear, fitness equipment and supplies, nutritional supplements and lifestyle products from over 150 leading vendors.

Barrys Tickets stocks UFC Tickets for all fights. Check out UFC 143 Diaz Vs Condit at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Feb 4th 2012.