Monday, June 15, 2009

Josh Powell: NBA Champion

In case you missed it last night, the LA Lakers took home the NBA Championship by defeating the Orlando Magic 99-86. Although he didn't get to see any court time last night,  Josh Powell, former NC State forward, will be receiving the NBA's most coveted prize...a championship ring. Powell becomes the first NC State player to go on to win an NBA Championship since Chuckie Brown did it in 1995 with the Houston Rockets. Powell began to come into his own this season, playing the role of the valuable reserve off the bench. He averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. There's also something to be said about averaging 11 minutes per game on the best team in the world. Next season should be even more of a coming out party for Josh as Lamar Odom is a free agent and should he leave LA, there would be a big opening for Josh to fill. Congrats Josh and best of luck in pursuing your dream of being a star in the NBA!


5 Responses to "Josh Powell: NBA Champion"
  1. Afterglow said...
    June 15, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    It's nice to see him reap the benefits of his hard work. I do think he would have bettered himself had he gone one more year in college although your devils advocate (probably his agent at this point) would claim that's on odd thing to say when the kid's sporting a ring on his hand.

    Twists of fate rarely follow a plan (at least one that you're aware of) and the payback of another year in school would have surely landed more minutes on the court and on firmer NBA ground from the get go.

    Hope he continues to do well.

  2. Anonymous said...
    June 16, 2009 at 8:06 AM

    Another sucess story

  3. Orphan203 said...
    June 16, 2009 at 9:30 AM

    I am a big Laker fan and and a Josh Powell fan butn there is no way we lose Odom for Josh . Sorry Odom > Josh. Go Lakers, Go State

  4. Anonymous said...
    June 16, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    just think how good State would have been had Josh stayed for his junior year. he would have been the best center in the acc. with Marcus, Scooter and Jules, the team would have been very, very good.

  5. Anonymous said...
    June 16, 2009 at 10:30 AM

    I hear Sid had a lot to do with getting josh hooked up in the nba!


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