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Simply motivation

Hello, dear fellows. It has been a long time since my last post. Usually there is time and space for everything. Sometimes you need time, just to rest or to reconcile what will be going on in the near future. As the blog is going bigger, also the responsibilities are on the same direction.

Today , we will speak about motivation. About that spice, about that flame and that inspiration, which makes people and in our case sportsmen and women to look like Gods . Motivation is that color, that type of music in your heart, that can not be described, it can be felt and performed. Sometimes motivation comes from love, from pride , from honor or just because the will to win , or because you are motivated to be always on top. And as all of you perfectly know, eagles feel lonely on the top , but their are ‘Kings” of the sky and rulers of the clouds and sun.

In all kind of sports, there are different engines, that makes different sportsmen and women, give more than a 100 % of their abilities.  I will try to point out some examples, that stayed forever in my heart and mind:

1.Michael Jordan – air time. One day , the king of the air space, just said : ” I feel like I have wings on my legs…” He is inspiration for lots of fans all around the globe, not only when he was playing, but even know, when he retired from the game. Behind his great success, stands his will. He is one of the most workaholic people , I know. He kept memories of every thing he would and could not do on the pitch, in order to improve these things in the future. Hats down for him.

2. Don Diego , Diego Armando Maradona –  the hand of God. He is not only genius, he is the inspiration for today’s Argentinian stars : Messi, Kun Aguero, Higuain, Angel di Maria , Lavezzi and many others. Don Diego was the one, that made football passes and dribble look like a childish game, ease to be done by everyone. His motivation , was the love for the game. He was training all day long , till the sun went down. He just loved the ball, the moves and wanted to be more than perfect.

3. Georgi AsparuhovGundi .Man of honor, man of charm, man of all human virtues, but he died very young in car accident. If you do not know him, he is one of the best Bulgarian football players. He did not have the chance to go and play abroad like Stoichkove, Lubo Penev and Nasko Sirakov, but he stayed as a legend and hero in the hearts of blues fans from all around the glob. Fans of Levski Sofia and all the teams and players who saw this magnificent man. His inspiration and motivation was called love and devotion. Just search in the net pictures of his and when you see his look and smile, you will perfectly understand my words.

4. Airton Sena – geniuses dye young. Formula one is not my sport, but I remember this wonderful man,this master at work, this genius with so deep universe in his eye. I was a little boy when he died, but everyone who ever saw him, was touched by this wonderful master and humble person.

5. Drajen Petrovic – the angel who died very young, unfortunately in car accident as the previous two great men. Every time I write about this man, tears begin to drop from my eyes. Even now, when some is taking an interview from his team members, friends or people in Croatia, they start to cry. He was a man of great heart, like Gundi ( Georgi Asparuhov). His motivation was, to show the world that people from Eastern Europe are one of the best basketball players. When  I played basketball, I remember what he was doing . He trained hour and two after the official training of the team got ended. He is one of the guys , who scored one of the most unbelievable 3 pointers in the history of NBA and in the history of the World basketball. Rest in piece, Drajen.

I hope , you liked this post. Motivation is the engine , that drives the world and sport to a new and beautiful places and directions. Read between the lines and see what miracles can motivation do in your live.

 

Basketball ( beauty forever)

Dear friends, I am very happy and some how smiling and fulfilled with enjoyment ,while I am writing these lines. The blog, was meant to be just for football, but after I saw your interest and the fast growing popularity, I had decided to write more articles about other sports : basketball, tennis , baseball etc.

My great love is actually basketball. I started laying it , when I was 13 . It was about the magic seen from the T. V . broad-casted games and the genius of those times : Michael Jordan , Scottie Pippen, Charles Barkley, Kevin Johnson , Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and many great men between the rims.

You know , the most important and thrilling thing, I fell in love in basket is the maths , all the movements and plays, the great dynamic and the situations that can happen for a second or for a part of a second.

When you speak or think about basketball, the most important things are: jumps, percentages and the gracious moves of incredible athletes that float into the sky. It is like you are watching F16 or Stelt flying, not a human. Shawn Kemp, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Koby Bryant, Vince Carter, Tracey McGradey and Spud Webb, they do not know what gravitation means.

When you have watches for over 10 times each, the movies ” Come Fly with me ” , “Air Time ” and ” Space Jam” , you are not just in love, you are totally crazy about this game .

Also not forgetting to mention one unbelievable player –Drajen Petrovic (rest in peace genius of all times). Have you heard that he stayed after the training to shoot over 500 free-throws, to shoot another 1500 shoots from 3 pointer , to dribble and to do all the things he was good as a God. Do you remember how modest he was and what smile he had?  Hats down or him . Even Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan were astonished by his moves, shoots and kindness. When we lost Drajen, we lost not just a man, not just a genius basketball player, we lost an angel… R.I.P your basketball majesty …

Here in Europe, we have Euroleague, which this season had been won by Real Madrid. This is the main competition, where you can see the best players in our continent.

This is just the beginning, there will be more articles about this sport. Hope you liked, what you have read. Basketball is a place where 10 strong, smart and very tall men are creating magic in every mini-second of the game ……