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Hey everyone! I made a new blog, I’m going to keep this one sort of as an archive for my old work. I’m going to https://harimwrites.wordpress.com as my new blog, for 2019. Happy New Year everyone! Go follow harimwrites.wordpress.com!!

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Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James, who’s on top?

You’ve probably heard about the news that LeBron James has beaten Michael Jordan in all time points. First of all, just going to put out there that Jordan did what Michael did in _____ less shots. 😉

Let’s start off with their rookie season.

LeBron averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. He became the first rookie since Jordan to average at least 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game. He didn’t make the playoffs, but he won Rookie of the year.

Jordan averaged 28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 2.4 steals and 0.8 blocks per game. He became the second rookie in NBA history to average at least 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists per game.

Jordan shot an amazing 51.5 percent from the field and led the league in points. He won the Rookie of the Year award and made the All-NBA second team. In the playoffs, he played 4 games and averaged 29.3 points, 5.8 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game. Clear winner here.

Later on, in their sixth season,

LeBron won the league MVP—and he deserved it. He averaged 28.4 points, 7.6 rebounds and 7.2 assists.

He went insane in the playoffs. In 14 games he averaged 35.3 points, 9.1 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game. He had the second highest player efficiency rating (PER) in NBA playoff history, and his performance against the Orlando Magic is one of the greatest performances ever: in that series he averaged 38.5 points, 8.3 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game.

Michael Jordan:

Jordan had another great all-around season. He average an amazing 33.6 points per game on 52.6 percent shooting to go along with 6.9 rebounds, 6.3 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.0 blocks per game.

This season, he found his gem. The three-point shot. He shot 37.6 percent from the three-point line, which is a career high (without the shortened line). He led the league in steals for the second time in his career, and was selected to the All-Defensive first team.

Jordan’s sixth season was his most complete one, because he could score, grab rebounds, make plays, defend and shoot from anywhere on the court.

Jordan also had a great postseason run. In 16 games he averaged 36.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game.

Not going to lie, it’s close. This season is just arguable.

Now let’s just talk about their achievements.

LeBron James: 3/9/2019

3× NBA Champion: 2012, 2013, 2016
3× NBA Finals Most Valuable Player: 2012, 2013, 2016
4× NBA Most Valuable Player: 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013
15× NBA All-Star: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
3× NBA All-Star Game MVP: 2006, 2008, 2018
14× All-NBA selection:
12× First team: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
2× Second team: 2005, 2007
6× NBA All-Defensive selection:
5× First team: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Second team: 2014
NBA Rookie of the Year: 2004
NBA All-Rookie First Team: 2004
NBA Scoring Champion: 2008

Michael Jordan:

Six-time NBA champion – 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998
Six-time NBA Finals MVP – 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998
Five-time NBA MVP – 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, 1998
10-time NBA scoring leader – 1987–1993, 1996–1998
14-time NBA All-Star – 1985–1993, 1996–1998, 2002, 2003
Three-time NBA All-Star Game MVP – 1988, 1996, 1998
11-time All-NBA Team:
First team – 1987–1993, 1996–1998
Second team – 1985
Nine-time NBA All-Defensive First Team – 1988–1993, 1996–1998
Two-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion – 1987, 1988
NBA Rookie of the Year – 1984–85
Two-time IBM Award winner – 1985, 1989
NBA Defensive Player of the Year – 1987–88
Named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History in 1996

And finally, lets take a look at their career averages.

 

LeBron James

Regular season:

27.6 ppg (48.3 FG percentage), 7.2 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.8 bpg

Playoffs:

28.5 ppg (46.9 FG percentage), 8.7 rpg, 6.7 apg, 1.7 spg, 0.9 bpg

Finals:

22.5 ppg (43.8 FG percentage), 8.1 rpg, 7.0 apg, 1.5 spg, 0.5 bpg

 

Michael Jordan

Regular season:

32.4 ppg (51.6 FG percentage), 6.3 rpg, 5.9 apg, 2.7 spg, 1.0 bpg

Playoffs:

34.7 ppg (50.1 FG percentage), 6.7 rpg, 6.6 apg, 2.3 spg, 1.0 bpg

Finals:

36.3 ppg (52.6 FG percentage), 6.6 rpg, 7.9 apg, 2.0 spg, 0.8 bpg

 

There you have it. For me, seeing all of these statistics have just shown me that Michael is the greatest basketball player of all time. LeBron has already peaked, and you can see  that he isn’t getting better.

Thanks for reading!

Thoughts on upcoming NBA season.

Hey!

Today, I wanted to talk a bit about the upcoming NBA season. Some extremely early NBA awards thoughts and things like that. So for MVP, I have either Anthony Davis, or Kawhi Leonard. Probably confused about why Kawhi, but I really believe he’s going to have a breakthrough season this year, under the Raptors organization. He will have chemistry with Danny Green and Norman Powell. I think that Anthony Davis will be shining in the spotlight this year since he is going to be the only superstar now with Rajon Rondo and that snake gone. Rookie of the year, I have to say will be Kevin Knox, he really showed out during the summer league, and was overall I would say a dark horse. Other than that, I expect LeBron to do very well with the Lakers organization, and really think DeRozan will start showing out even more under Coach Pop. Anything else I missed? Anyways, those are my thoughts for the upcoming 2018-2019 NBA Season. Like and comment below 😀

Harim

Future of Technology?

The top 3 big technology trends of 2017, were, Smart Home tech (ex. Google Home, Phillips Hue lights.), Artificial Intelligence (Google Assistant, Siri, Amazon Alexa), and in the smartphone realm, it was removing bezels + headphone jacks. But that’s already gone, and it’s not coming back. What’s next? A.I. is definitely going to play a big role in the next 2-3 years. I don’t know if this is actually going to happen but it would be great if there would be more wearable technology other than smartwatches. Like Google Glass of some sort. Intel’s new “Vaunt” glasses actually look really nice! Looking forward to that. But let’s think big. In the next 10 years. What is the state of technology going to be like then?  Self-driving cars? I feel like that’s more of something in the next 5 years. Drone delivery service? I think that would be a big thing in 2028. But the overall largest change between 2018 and 2028, in my opinion, will be Automation. And that really could include tons of things. Machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, essentially everything that will simplify, our day-to-day life. At least that’s just my two cents. Drop a comment on what do you think is going to be the future of technology? Thanks for reading.

Buster Scher: The Basketball Social Media Influencer.

In this new series, I’m going to feature fellow creators and social media influencer all over the web, our first guest is Buster Scher, a social media influencer, entrepreneur, and huge Knicks fan.  If you are a basketball fan, you’ve definitely heard about Hoops Nation

Let’s talk about his feed. Hoops Nation strives to talk about and share media all about the NBA, College/High School, and overseas leagues. His website, created in December 2016,  creates content from its writers, it’s Instagram which currently hosts an astounding 533 thousand followers, a Snapchat, and the social platform that started it all, Facebook, with 683K followers.

Buster says that his primary motivation and force for his social media presence is “To get to as many people as possible.” That really shows that he cares about what he does.

What really amazes me is what is his underlying mission for all of this?

“It gives the people the power. EVERYONE. If you have the talent and the work ethic… Your location, race, wealth, etc wont stop you. You have the power. The question is what are you gonna do not how.”

He works hard for his success. He isn’t some guy who bought followers and blew up, he has around 25 posts daily on Instagram alone, and many, many posts on his Facebook and Snapchat as well.

Along with his other notable works on social media, he hosts a show on the basketball media company “Overtime“.  Scher also has his podcast in which he gets some big names to come on out and talk about hoops and just what’s going on in the ball world.

What about new influencers? Well, Buster encourages newer people in to “Stay consistent and don’t focus on numbers.

Scher’s primary focuses for 2018 is to”Work harder, longer and focus on what matters. Not some of the little day-to-day petty stuff. Also to fulfill a few personal things.”

Anyways about that wraps it up I hope you enjoyed the first of my new “Spotlight” series if you are interested in being featured, DM me on Twitter (@_harim_ahmed) or Instagram (@harimwrites) thanks for reading!!

 

How I spent my birthday.

Today, December 31st is my birthday. I don’t celebrate birthdays, but this is how I spent mine. Tonight, I went to the drop-in center in Calgary with a group of 25 other volunteers to go serve supper for our fellow, less fortunate citizens, and it really did make me think. We honestly should be REALLY thankful for what we have. Sometimes we should take a moment, to pause and to appreciate what we have and what we enjoy. There ARE people in the world with not even the basic necessities of life! We can never really be thankful ENOUGH to be where we are right now, in our cozy home. Because there are people who don’t even have a place to call home. It honestly isn’t that eye-opening till you’ve been to a drop-in shelter or a place with a lot of homeless people. It’s crazy. Anyways just wanted to share some of my thoughts that went through my head today on my birthday. Thanks for reading!

What is Cryptocurrency?

What is Cryptocurrency? You’ve probably heard about Bitcoin on the news or somewhere in your feed. In essence, Bitcoin is a Cryptocurrency, meaning “a digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.” A purchase, made from your debit/credit card goes a bit like this. You tell your bank to transfer $___ to _____. The bank takes a portion of that money and sends the rest to the receiver. What makes BTC special, is that there is no need for a middleman. Meaning that there is no need for a bank or someone to process the transaction. Another benefit is that it’s cheap!

Bitcoin is also not tied to any country or regulation. Most people buy Bitcoin as an investment. They buy Bitcoin in the hopes of the value going up and making a few bucks. Except it can be more than a few bucks. In 2010, 1 Bitcoin was equivalent to $0.08 cents CAD. Today, 1 Bitcoin is worth an astounding $17,860.27 Canadian Dollars.

You’ve also likely heard of Bitcoin Mining. People compete to “mine” bitcoins to solve complex math equations. That’s also how Bitcoins are created. Today, around every 10 mins, a winner is awarded 12.5 bitcoins. To mine bitcoins, you also need a bit of hardware. Essentially, to mine bitcoin, CPU<GPU<ASIC Card. You’ve probably heard of the other stuff but the ASIC card. ASIC cards are components designed specifically just to mine bitcoin. So yeah, obviously it’s faster.

Let’s talk about the anonymity of Bitcoin. Every single bitcoin transfer is stored in a public log. Although, the names are never revealed. Only their Wallet IDs. It also shows why Bitcoin is such a popular method for illegal activities.

Okay, since now you’re a bit educated about Bitcoin, let’s talk about the dangers.

Bitcoin is a very new currency. Its price is really going up and down right now. There is no completely accurate way to predict it’s price. So, don’t start off and dump your college funds in there and pray that you become a millionaire. Start off small, and once you get the hang of it, buying and selling BTC, you’ll get a bit more experienced.

Also, Government Regulations. If the government decides to declare owning Bitcoin illegal, you may find yourself in trouble. Currently, the government stance on cryptocurrencies is not clear. And the danger is real as Bitcoin is not taxed, and is somewhat of a competition to the government issued currency. Other regulations could also make Bitcoin less attractive.

Other cryptocurrencies could send Bitcoin into history. Offering faster transactions, complete anonymity, storage space and other improvements could lead to lower market share for Bitcoin. If we consider the high quality of emerging cryptocurrencies, this scenario seems pretty plausible. Other cryptocurrencies include Namecoin, Dogecoin Litecoin, and Peercoin.

So, to sum it all up, Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, which is anonymous (to a certain point), which is very new, so the price is going up and down, and the main thing is, there is no middleman needed for the transaction. Thanks for reading!