New import Josh Powell vows to bring former teammate Kobe Bryant's 'kill mentality' to Ginebra

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New import Josh Powell vows to bring former teammate Kobe Bryant's 'kill mentality' to Ginebra

Post by garrett_jax on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:38 pm

New import Josh Powell vows to bring former teammate Kobe Bryant's 'kill mentality' to Ginebra

FORMER Los Angeles Lakers big man Josh Powell said he’s well aware of the challenging situation he has put himself in the moment he agreed to play for Barangay Ginebra just last weekend.

But just hours after his arrival from Los Angeles, the 6-8 former North Carolina State standout said he’s ready to face the high expectations of the Ginebra fans while taking with him the "kill mentality" he said he developed while playing alongside Laker great Kobe Bryant.

“At the end of the day, you know the (Ginebra) fans are obviously passionate about this team, but (I’m coming here at Ginebra) with just a kill mentality. That‘s it, point blank period,” Powell shared to Spin.ph just after his one-hour practice with the Gin Kings on Tuesday morning at the Green Meadows gym.

The soft-spoken Powell said the “kill mentality” is something he shared with the 'Black Mamba' during their two seasons together with the Lakers, eventually producing two straight NBA championships in 2009 and 2010.

“That‘s one of the reasons why me and him (Bryant) go along so well. I have a certain mentality that’s the same as his, go out there and just kill,” he said.

“Go hard and have fun, but it starts in practice, because it translates in the game.”

Powell, a six-year NBA veteran who is coming off an impressive stint in the Chinese league, will be replacing Leon Rodgers with just three games left in the team’s elimination round schedule.

While fans hope the NBA veteran forward could be the Gin Kings’ 'messiah' who could salvage the team’s sputtering Commissioner’s Cup campaign, Powell said he is coming in with just the simple goal of fitting in to the team’s overall goal.

“For me, what's in my head, it’s talking (with his teammates). Communicating is a big thing to get the team going,” said the 31-year-old Powell, who arrived at 6:45 on Tuesday morning.

“And just rebounding, bring the energy, play after play, grinding and go hard.”

The well-built Powell will be making his PBA debut on Wednesday when the Gin Kings collide with the Meralco Bolts, a team that is also unveiling new import Darnell Jackson, a former NBA veteran as well.

Ginebra is currently mired in the eighth and ninth spots with its 2-4 record along with Barako Bull, a situation that doesn’t sit well for a lot of the Gin King fans this conference.

Still, Powell is hopeful that Ginebra fans will be patient and just rally behind their favorite team as they try to sweep their last three elimination round assignments.

Jackson, the Miami Heat’s second round draft choice in 2008, is no stranger to Powell, having played against him in the Chinese Basketball Association.

The incoming Ginebra import last played for the Guangdong Southern Tigers, where he averaged 16.6 points and 9.9 rebounds in 42 games, while Jackson saw action for the Shanghai  Sharks, logging in 19.6 points and 11.2 rebounds in 37 games.

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source: spin.ph

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Post by MR. FAST on Tue Apr 01, 2014 1:58 pm

Let's see kung ano yung " Kill Mentality" na sinasabi mo. goodluck!

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Post by betterhalf on Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:56 pm

kill mentality

baka ang ginebra ang ma kill hahaha

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Post by Alakero on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:17 pm

ayoko muna mag expect too much, though legit NBA vet nga sya pero bka mgaya ky kenny rodgers, overhype, pg dating sa game lemon pala, haha pero sana masipag, intense, ramdam sa loob ang presence at my angas sa laro para mahawa nmn ang mga locals, yn lng nmn ang kelangan nilang import eh..sa ngayon to see is to believe mode muna ako, hehe

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Post by betterhalf on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:32 pm

kung ako lang coach ng ginebra mag triple tower ako

tapos MC and LA..

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Post by mambobola on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:18 pm

11 rebounds is astounding, sana kung may assist eh di perfect import to, he will blend surely with the locals. pero kung mahina sa assist at bwakaw, same story NGA NGA !!!!!

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Re: New import Josh Powell vows to bring former teammate Kobe Bryant's 'kill mentality' to Ginebra

Post by shaquee on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:25 pm

sana ala vmack ang import ng barangay kasi yan ang kulang natin

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Post by mambobola on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:28 pm

sana pinapanood ng mga coaches ng Ginebra ang March Madness ng NCAA ng America. ang gaganda ng mga plays, cross court passes, throw-ins, triangle offenses, kick-outs, 3 points abilities on every players, at lahat nakakahawak ng bola at walang bwakaw attitude, galing! kung ganito laro ng Ginebra eh di cla ang halimaw palagi.

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Post by mambobola on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:33 pm

shaquee wrote:sana ala vmack ang import ng barangay kasi yan ang kulang natin

vmack is a monster in the paint, and a game highlight, ang problema free throws. if he had made all his free throws during his time, Ginebra could have gotten the championship. saka mainitin din ang ulo, which is bad for the kids to watch.

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Post by shaquee on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:39 pm

nung time na yun mukhang pagod na si vmack kasi dami nila dinaanan na mahirap na laro tapos na injured pa siya sa banda kasi palagi siya centro sa foul dahil sa ft low pct

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Post by garrett_jax on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:50 pm

mambobola wrote:
shaquee wrote:sana ala vmack ang import ng barangay kasi yan ang kulang natin

vmack is a monster in the paint, and a game highlight, ang problema free throws. if he had made all his free throws during his time, Ginebra could have gotten the championship. saka mainitin din ang ulo, which is bad for the kids to watch.

di naman siguro, bad for the kids, umiinit lang ang ulo dahil, dahil over physical na ang ginagawa sa kanya ..........

kahit maipasok nya lahat ng free throws, kung injured prone naman ang GINEBRA team natin, di rin makakapag champion ......

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Post by shaquee on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:54 pm

tama ka abs gar... pero yung energy nya naka ignite talaga

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Post by garrett_jax on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:01 pm

oo nga kabs, buong katawan isinasama kapag dumadakdak ......... hahahahha

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Post by shaquee on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:07 pm

hopefully ganyan na nga ang kalibre para mabuhayan tayo

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Post by betterhalf on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:18 pm

sana wlang pa star attitude.. baka biglang lumaki ang ulo

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Post by shaquee on Tue Apr 01, 2014 6:20 pm

sana sana

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Post by mambobola on Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:31 pm

garrett_jax wrote:
mambobola wrote:
shaquee wrote:sana ala vmack ang import ng barangay kasi yan ang kulang natin

vmack is a monster in the paint, and a game highlight, ang problema free throws. if he had made all his free throws during his time, Ginebra could have gotten the championship. saka mainitin din ang ulo, which is bad for the kids to watch.

di naman siguro, bad for the kids, umiinit lang ang ulo dahil, dahil over physical na ang ginagawa sa kanya ..........

kahit maipasok nya lahat ng free throws, kung injured prone naman ang GINEBRA team natin, di rin makakapag champion ......
haha.... no ! not bad c vmack, ung mismo fight scene ang bad. ang sinasabi ko lang eh kung maglalaro uli cya sa BGSM eh dapat mabago nya na ung ugali na yun. di lang naman kc tau matatanda nanonood ng PBA, maski mga bata dito samen mga fan din ng Ginebra. that's why PBA is rated PG, to some point we have to guide these kids. hahaha ang corny ko na!

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