|2K9 FALL Week 1 Recap||FBNYC, 10.5.09|
|NYC Fury (0-1)
|The Slayers (1-0)
|Player of the Game
Joe Kim (SLA) 15 pts, 6 rebs, 2 stls
|Audacity of Dope (1-0)
|Free Agents (0-1)
|Player of the Game
Usama Nausrudeen (AOD) 23 pts, 5 asts
|NYC Quicks (1-0)
|Player of the Game
Ezra Hoover (QIK) 19 pts, 3 rebs, 5 stls
FBNYC Game of the Week
|SLA (G) Drew Chen finds teammate (F) Joe Kim for a key FG giving his team back the lead late in the 4th quarter.
Slayers survive in another classic finale
MLK HS, NYC -- Fury vs. Slayers is becoming one of FBNYC's all-time greatest rivalries. Go back to Initial D vs. RTS or further down the line to Maximum Output vs. All Stars; this rivalry is at least on par with those days of combative yore. No question, this was a grudge match.
With (F) Joe Kim, 2K9 SPR MVP, leaving NYF this off-season to join the Slayers and (F) Young Yu, once the face of the SLA franchise (when it was HOP) now joining the ranks of the Fury, there were points to be made. That NYF was fine without Kim and that Yu has enough in the tank for a run to the Chip (more...)
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|2K9 FALL Season Preview||FBNYC, 9.30.09|
2K9 FALL Season Preview
Teams making unprecedented moves to gear up for summer league
After a short summer hiatus, the RED league is back and looking just as strong as ever. The stalwarts remain, the Slayers and NYC Fury both return along with long-time franchise the Average Joes, re-dubbed the Swagganauts. The surprise newcomers and 2K9 SPR finalists, NYC Quicks, also return. This time with some beef in paint. And this season's new squad, Audacity of Dope makes the move up from the WHITE league.
The only thing missing is for the first time in 5 seasons, there will be no team with GM Jiwon Kim at the helm. But add to that mix, a strong FA team headlining (F) Rob Toste, bruising (C) Mike Song and the highly-touted rookie (G) David Chu and you got some challengers in the mix. It's all up in the air right now, especially now that 2K9 SPR MVP (F) Joe Kim defected from NYF to join a Slayers squad who lost (F) Harris Chung for the season. There should be some fireworks this season. -- Kenny "The Jet" Li
|CHARLES BOK LEE'S PRE-SEASON PICKS
||KENNY "THE JET" LI'S PRE-SEASON PICKS
Alex Cho (NYF)
Kenneth Van (QIK)
Bryant Picone (NYF)
David Chu (FAS)
Kenneth Van (SLA)
Joe Kim (SLA)
Steven Chen (NYF)
Kevin Coll (QIK)
||Even with (F) Joe Kim and (G) James Choi gone, the Fury have always had plenty of depth. (G) Alex Cho and (G) Steve Chen will step back into primary roles--something they did before joining NYF. 6-5 (C) Bryant Picone re-joins the team and (F) Young Yu will help fill the scoring void left by Choi and Kim.
||Quicks bring back the fun and gun and add (G) Kenneth Van who replaced (G) Ren Hsieh on the '09 Chinese Nationals squad. But, perhaps, even a bigger impact is the addition of legit bigs (C) Kevin Coll and (F) Victor Chia--though neither has been quite yet confirmed.
||Captain (F) Dave Liu has to be feeling good after winning his first Chip in the 2K9 SUM WHITE league. But, All-FBNYC (C) Brian O'Neill won't be around. Liu has his old TAJ teammates so chemistry should be there, the question will be the new additions, which by all accounts, should make an immediate impact.
||Make no mistake, the Slayers are still defending Champs. Most of the roster will remain intact. Veteran (F) John Chung will be brought up from the 2K9 SUM WHITE league team but the marquee addition was luring (F) Joe Kim away from the Fury. (C) Jiang Yu is quickly becoming the Shaq of FBNYC, first (G) Kevin Park (Kobe), then (F) Harris Chung (Lebron), now Kim (Wade).
||This is as solid an FA team as we've seen. But it depends on how they mesh. Individual talent they got. (F) Rob Toste is versatile and clutch, (F) Mike Song and (F) Malik Taylor complement each other well. (F) Jason Woo helps any team and (G) David Chu may be poised for a breakout rookie season.
||Captain (C) Len Kamdang gives Audacity of Dope a legit big who is surprisingly agile and (G) Andrew Hara is a versatile guard capable of leading this team. Supporting cast (F) Vince Sutherland, (G) Hanson Hui and (F) Clinton Starghill all fit well but it just feels like they need something. One pure scorer.
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