Week 1
P4E 52
Green Lights 49
Week 1
Sunblock 73
Project Backboard 67
Week 1
Pasadena Bodybuilding 91
Clutch Pandas 80
Week 1
China Elite 55
Los Fearless 51
Week 1
1% Performance 63
We Are Chance 64
Week 2
P4E 57
We Are Chance 63
Week 2
The Empire 70
Los Fearless 61
Week 2
1% Performance 87
China Elite 89
Week 2
Project Backboard 109
The Undrafted 93
Week 2
Green Lights 78
Pasadena Bodybuilding 81
Week 3
P4E 79
Sunblock 84
Week 3
1% Performance 66
Project Backboard 73
Week 3
Pasadena Bodybuilding 61
China Elite 63
Week 3
The Empire 56
The Undrafted 53
Week 3
Green Lights 78
Clutch Pandas 64
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 71
Sunblock 82
Week 4
China Elite 78
P4E 77
Week 4
P4E 57
Los Fearless 55
Week 4
We Are Chance 63
Project Backboard 62
Week 4
Clutch Pandas 75
China Elite 76
Week 4
Green Lights 87
The Undrafted 55
Week 4
Pasadena Bodybuilding 84
1% Performance 86
Week 5
The Undrafted 70
Clutch Pandas 76
Week 5
Los Fearless 68
1% Performance 66
Week 5
P4E 53
Pasadena Bodybuilding 74
Week 5
Sunblock 60
We Are Chance 49
Week 5
Project Backboard 92
Green Lights 65
Week 6
Los Fearless 69
The Undrafted 55
Week 6
The Empire 63
We Are Chance 59
Week 6
Sunblock 73
1% Performance 78
Week 6
The Empire 78
Clutch Pandas 79
Week 6
Pasadena Bodybuilding 86
Green Lights 91
Week 7
Los Fearless 63
We Are Chance 56
Week 7
Project Backboard 71
The Empire 62
Week 7
China Elite 74
The Undrafted 62
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Green Lights 80
The Undrafted 73
Week 7 Playoff Q.
We Are Chance 58
P4E 67
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Pasadena Bodybuilding 88
Clutch Pandas 100
Week 7 Playoff Q.
Los Fearless 62
1% Performance 56

Preview: #VBLPLAYOFFS (August 10th Edition)

#VBLPlayoffs

 

Sunday, August 10th

 

Alpha All Stars v. White Collars (12:30 pm)

The first matchup of the day features a White Collar team that handled business last Sunday against Swagg Media, confirming a playoff date with the Alpha All-Stars at 12:30pm.

Although the White Collars won last week, they still had to fight really hard against an undermanned Swagg Media team that only had 4 regular players suit up. This team has struggled all season, but can certainly build off of the momentum they picked up from their win last week.

Look for Mighty Mouse and Equinox to have some big follow up performances after their terrific games last week.

It’ll be interesting to see how the bye week affects the Alpha All Stars as they haven’t played in two weeks. Either they’ll come out rusty or play an up and down style of basketball to try an fatigue the opposition. Mike Jones and Zigg have been carrying their squad all season so it’ll be no surprise for them to show up when it really matters. It’s up to the rest of the team to support their chances at a title. Their key will be defense and lack of turnovers.

The winner of this matchup will have their hands full against either Courtside or the Brand Black All Stars.

 

Hall of Fame v. SPL (2:00 pm)

In the second matchup of the day, Hall of Fame is the team with all the rest. Their last matchup was against the White Collars on July 26th, so their fresh legs should be conducive to their fast break kind of game, lead by their crafty point guard Yahdee.

Yahdee is the initiator of the offense and is often all over the court stuffing the stat sheet in a variety of areas, whether that’s steals, blocks, or offensive rebounds. Two of his best attributes is his speed and passing ability. Look for him to try and get Rob Summers and C4 involved early and often.

Also, it’ll be quite the scene watching him go toe-to-toe with Bodysnatcher of SPL. Most likely some defensive switches and multiple looks will need to be thrown at Bodysnatcher to try and contain him. He’s coming off one of the easiest 40 point performances you’ll ever see and clearly has all the confidence in the world. Look for him and running mate Robbie to try and take control of the game early in the first half.

This game tips off at 2pm. Winner of this game faces the winner of the I’m Just Different and NCAA Boys matchup.

 

I’m Just Different v. NCAA Boys (3:30 pm)

Now, here’s a matchup worth paying attention to. The surprising NCAA Boys look to shock another high-powered team when they face of against I’m Just Different in the Quarterfinals. But if last week was any indication, they are more than ready to challenge IJD’s crown and pull off the upset. AJ “Chosen One” Harris finally received some help last week…it came in the form of Deshawn “Evolution” Stephens, an explosive, high-flying wing who took #theVBL by storm in 2013.

I’m Just Different will have its hands full with Chosen One, Evolution, and NCAA’s speedy, athletic guards.

This is a tough matchup to call on paper, especially considering IJD’s lackluster performance in Week 7 versus Brand Black. Delvon Roe aka Agent 10 was held to a season-low 4 points and had trouble being effective against their bigger interior defenders. NCAA is more imposing now that they have Evolution in the fold, so it is likely this game will come down to the wire in the fourth quarter.

For IJD to stave off elimination, Agent 10, Young Mouf need to carry the scoring load and players like Boston and Jay Boogie need to provide enough off a spark to get them over the hump.

 

Brand Black v. Court Side (5 pm)

A colossal matchup is on tap to cap off the first round of the #VBLPlayoffs this Sunday. Metta World Peace and Court Side will face their toughest test yet, as they try to knock out Brand Black, the only remaining undefeated squad in #theVBL this year. Rumor has it that Ron Artest aka World Peace aka The Panda’s Friend will attempt to recruit his former Lakers teammates for an epic showdown on the beach.

But all of that talk does not bother Kwame “Freak of Nature” Alexander (averaging 20.4 ppg and 7.4 rpg) and the rest of Brand Black, who has utmost confidence they will defeat Court Side and advance to the Semifinals. On paper, Brand Black poses mismatches all over the floor and should be able to use their size and power to trump Court Side’s athleticism.

Beast, Mr. Colossus, T-Will (17 ppg) and Freak of Nature has been the most deadly four-man combo in the league and seems to hold an advantage over Court Side’s big 4, World Peace (25.3 ppg), Thunder Dunker, Big Baby, and Pop Champagne.

No matter who is favored, once thing is certain: physicality will reign throughout this contest and will ultimately decide who advances to the next round.

 

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