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Leon Powe, Jr. (pronounced |ˈpou|) (born January 22, 1984 in Oakland, California) is an American professional basketball player for the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers.

Powe played his college basketball for the California Golden Bears from 2003-2006. Although he was part of Cal men's hoops for 3 seasons, he did not play in his sophomore year due to a serious knee injury. During his freshman season, he earned the PAC-10 freshman of the year, leading the conference in rebounding.

Questions abounded about whether Powe would be able to return to form following his knee surgery but he worked hard and rehabilitated to become a dominant force on the interior as he continued to improve his game. He produced 20.5 PPG and 10.1 RPG while leading Cal to a 20-11 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Powe was named California's most valuable player during a banquet in April 2006. Powe, who also was selected Cal's MVP as a freshman in 2004, averaged 20.5 ppg and 10.1 rpg to become just the sixth player ever to pace the conference in both categories. Named a second-team All-American by the Associated Press, the U.S. Basketball Writers and ESPN.com, he was chosen to the All-Pac-10 team for a second time in 2006.

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DBD 8.12.10 California Golden Blogs is a Juche Blog of Invincible Might!*

*Actual paraphrased title of a pamphlet I purchased in North Korea, authored by Kim Jong Il Just wanted to share some photos from my trip Kim il Sung Stadium Mansudae Grand Monument Monument to...

DeSean Jackson in Nike/Footlocker ad


Foot Locker, in conjunction with Nike, today released a viral ad entitled "The Educators" as part of its Foot Locker Academy campaign. The spot features Celtics G Rajon Rondo, Knicks F Amar’e Stoudemire, Eagles WR DeSean Jackson, Giants DE Justin Tuck and U.S. sprinter Sanya Richards-Ross playing the part of new faculty members helping the students train for the upcoming season. Nike shoes appearing in the ad are the Air Wavy, Hyperdunk 2010, Trainer 1.2, Air Max 2010 and the LunarGlide (Note I have no idea if this is the right link - can't watch you tube, but I got it from a mailing list)

Aaron Rodgers, Fantasy Stud


Actually, its not so much about his fantasy stats, but his approach to the game tempered by having been an unrecruited JC kid. Fun article.


DBD 7.6.2010 Chancellor Chang-Lin Tien

Chancellor Tien was the 8th Chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley, and served as Chancellor from 1990 through 1997. I think more than any other post-FSM Chancellor, Chancellor...


Max Zhang - Balling in China

Max Zhang tries to make his way onto the Chinese national basketball team!


DBD 6.17.2010 It's Eating Time!

These are the 5 restaurants in the world where I would really like to eat at.  Let's be clear here - these are going to be fine dining establishments which cost, well, they're not cheap. My listing...

Jerome Randle - Kicking ass at Portsmouth Invitational Pre-Draft Camp (TOURNAMENT MVP!!!!)


Jerome Randle, 5’10, Point Guard, California 18 points, 7/13 FG, 2/5 3FG, 5 Rebounds, 10 Assists, 4 Turnovers, 4 steals Jerome Randle was a revelation at the point guard position, putting on a scoring clinic while showing advanced vision and passing abilities, helping his stock as much as any player in attendance thus far. He was by far the most skilled offensive player in attendance. His stellar three point shooting stroke is well documented at this point, as he shot 42.1% on more than 500 attempts over his last three years at California. His release looks very quick and he has infinite range. While his shot selection was questionable at points during the game, his skill as a shooter is undeniable and as he gets stronger, he should only continue to improve. He also thrived in mid-range opportunities, using his lighting quick first step and ability to stop on a dime to knock down numerous pull up jump shots. He did struggle finishing around the basket initially, which largely was due to his lack of explosiveness and strength. His instincts, body control, and creativity around the rim allowed him to finish effectively by the end of the game. Click the link to read more J-Rome evaluation Also - Jerome was just annouced tourney MVP!

64 truths by ESPN's Tim Keown


Cal mentioned 4 times 32. If guard play, perimeter shooting and foul shots really do matter more in the tournament: Cal's looking good. 41. Hey, Mr. Committee Member: Would it kill you to go Louisville-Saint Mary's and Cal-Richmond instead of Louisville-Cal and Saint Mary's-Richmond? 59. Now, a major-conference coach who starts two seniors and three juniors is known as one thing: a bad recruiter. 60. Except, of course, with one exception: the Cal Bears, who start four seniors. 63. Man who knows no range: Cal's Jerome Randle.

Jason Kidd's Unusually Clever Play


The timing is kind of awkward for this - normally I'd link it in the DBD, but since I don't get to the DBD until very late, plus it's a weekend. . . I've fanshotted it. Pretty awesome play.

Caption Contest!


Caption Contest!


DBD 2.12.2010 Happy Lunar New Year: It's the Year of the Tiger!

Happy Lunar New Year!   On Sunday, Feburary 14, 2010, we will enter the year of the Tiger. So happy Tet or Chinese New Year to everybody. The Tiger is the 3rd sign in the Chinese Zodiac - see below...

Saint's Fujita an All Around Story


"I never went to a bowl game at Cal or anything, so this is my first bowl game experience," Fujita told a television reporter from Japan. "I basically sucked my whole life." Well, not Fujita himself as much as his teams. He never played for a Pop Warner title. He never played for a high school section championship. Cal, with coach Tom Holmoe, couldn't get Fujita to so much as the Las Vegas Bowl.

Video from the Cal vs. UOP game


Ok, it's mainly about the connection between UoP and Stockton and the first time playing in the arena, but there's a couple nice shot of the Bears!



  The most wonderful time of the year has almost arrived! A day made only for eating one's weight in buttered foodstuffs! I am nigh-excited. Of course, what we're really celebrating is a...

ESPN.com Pilgrimage - A Tip of the Hat to Memorial Stadium, venerable host of the California Golden Bears


Great article about Memorial Stadium and Cal Spirit. Built in 1923 to honor Californians who lost their lives in World War I, Memorial Stadium gained entry on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006. Two seventh-graders, however, recognized Memorial Stadium's appeal some 50-plus years earlier, when Joe Kapp and Everett Alvarez, friends from Salinas, visited Cal's Berkeley campus with their teacher. "A young teacher, Pamelina Brunelli, took us up to Berkeley from Salinas -- in those days it was a three-lane road -- and we got to go to the Cal-Missouri game," Kapp said. "Everett and I with Miss Brunelli, we walked up Strawberry Canyon, went by the life science building, went by the Bancroft Library. ... "So we get past all these beautiful buildings, and Everett says, 'Miss Brunelli, what do we have to do to go to school here?' Then we get to the stadium ... and the best band in the land comes on the field ... and I said, 'Never mind that. Miss Brunelli, what do I gotta do to play football here?'"



I didn't have any place to post this so I decided to start the DBD. A colleague and friend of mine was on a business trip to Beijing today - on his way back, he goes to the Beijing Airport Burger...


The Miracle at Memorial

Twist wanted me to write something that was a good mid-week history lesson for CGB North Week, and for anyone who was there, the most memorable Cal game of the Gilbertson era was the 1993 Oregon at...

NFL Teams don't test Raider's Asomugha


ALAMEDA, Calif. -- Of course he's a little peculiar. He's got rapper Ice Cube waiting for an autograph, the Beatles locked into his iPod and Al Davis on the brain. He doesn't even know how to treat himself. Nnamdi Asomugha signs a $45.3 million contract, one that makes him the highest-paid defensive back in NFL history, and as far as anyone can tell, doesn't spend a dime on bling. He still drives an old, pristinely kept 1997 Nissan Maxima. Ain't broke, Asomugha says, don't fix it. Write that down. It might be the only time the Cal-Berkeley grad, who earned his business management degree in four years, uses poor grammar. One of my favorite pro players from Cal. Just the way he handles himself - it's what every athlete should aspire to be.

Pete Newell Elected to FIBA Hall of Fame


Former Cal coach Pete Newell, as highly regarded for his basketball acumen around the world as he was in Berkeley, has been inducted into the FIBA International Basketball Hall of Fame. Newell, who died last November at the age of 93, led Cal to the 1959 NCAA title, then coached the U.S. Olympic team to a gold medal at the 1960 Rome Games. A member of that team, Oscar Robertson, is also part of the 11-member FIBA class. The only other American honored this year was the late Kay Yow, former women’s coach at North Carolina State. Newell coached the Bears for six seasons through 1960, but continued to be influential in the sport worldwide for decades after. Besides coaching the Olympic team and working in the NBA, he traveled to conduct clinics and camps around the globe and was particularly revered in Japan.

ESPN Picks Cal to Win the Pac-10 MEN'S BASKETBALL


It's too late in the day to link this in the DBD, and I don't want to write a new DBD, but I thought this was significant. 1. California: Swept Washington last season and lost no one of consequence. Jerome Randle might be the best big-shot-maker on the West Coast, and Patrick Christopher is probably the most underrated wing in the country. Coach Monty will make them guard. Although the Cal bigs are still limited offensively, they are old, tough and know their roles. Theo Robertson is sneaky good, too. Lots of good Cal and Pac 10 info in there too

Cal Football 2009 Commerative Football Poster photo shoot - also CONSTRUCTION SITE!!!...


Cal Football 2009 Commerative Football Poster photo shoot - also CONSTRUCTION SITE!!! Yay!!11!!111uno!


100 Harmon Gym

  100 Harmon Gym   The Basketball Arena at Cal was for a while known as the Men's Gym, then as Harmon Gym afterwards it was changed to Harmon Arena (under Coach Campeinelli) and now after the...

I was just poking around Vimeo and found this. Hot Fire Juice Presents: Jerome Randle!

Jerome Randle Highlight Reel from Elbert Irving IV on Vimeo.

I was just poking around Vimeo and found this. Hot Fire Juice Presents: Jerome Randle!

Look who my friend ran into in New York City yesterday! BEASTMODE! Looking jaunty in his St....


Look who my friend ran into in New York City yesterday! BEASTMODE! Looking jaunty in his St. Patrick's Day cap.

So here I was in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year, and I was walking up the Mid Levels escalator and...


So here I was in Hong Kong for Chinese New Year, and I was walking up the Mid Levels escalator and who do I see but BEASTMODE on a giant billboard. Of all the players in the NFL they choose one that's like a fresh of breath air.

Cal vs. USC 2003 Post-Game. Win with Class!


Cal vs. USC 2003 Post-Game. Win with Class!

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