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HELLO TIGERS!

At Freedom Tiger we love helping people out with their connections, whether it’s for business or in personal.

We introduced you to Helping Hoops a few weeks back. They run a basketball program for disadvantaged and disabled youth.

We received this email from Adam McKay at Helping Hoops earlier in the week and we thought it a great thing to share!

We love it when we can help in these circumstances.

Not sure who D-Mac is?

Go to http://helpinghoops.com.au/news/d-mack-joins-helping-hoops.html to find out more about this basketball legend!

Do you ponder? Who do you need to meet? Would love to see if we can help!

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Times are changing…

A couple of big things happened in sport today in Aus. Ian Thorpe announced his return to competitive swimming in a 45 minute long press conference. He has been training in secret for the past 3 months, in 8 different locations including overseas.

In a shorter press conference (20 minutes) however, more relevant to myself. DMac was appointed Head Coach of the Melbourne Tigers. The decision came after Westover “resigned” the day before. With Westover gone, Seamus was able to let Eric Devendorf go.

This may not be the end of the changes as the team is on a game by game review, the team now looks for the rebuild for next season but may have lost a lot of respect from the supporters in the last 24 hours.

Westover promised he would not leak the announcement but he spoke to the Herald Sun and there was a very generous sized article in print preceding today’s conference.

I believe DMac will do a good job as the Head Coach. He stated “he will give those that work hardest at training the minutes on game night” and he looks forward to giving the younger guys a run.

Giddey I think was surprised he didn’t get let go with Al but also shattered with his departure. DMac was quick to offer support and share his excitement to be working with Giddey and they look forward to having some fun over the next 10 games.

It’s a sad time for the Tigers but also a great opportunity for the players still on the court and the new coaching panel.

We play again this Sunday 6th at the Cage, I think we are all intrigued.

He brings excitement to the game…

If you don’t have Twitter I fear that you may have been living under a rock for the last  24 hours, and if you do have Twitter and missed it then you must know the man to follow is Corey “Homicide” Williams, aka @chomicide.

In Perth, Homicide is the man that the fans love to hate. He created a storm this week and his reaction to the whole incident “Sumtimes the game needs pranksters. Things like this only make it fun, entertaining and memorable because the perth pussycats won’t 4get dat”.

On Thursday at practice in Perth at the Challenge Stadium is where it all started. Homicide requested a permanent marker to sign the banners of Perth players, Lisch and Martin. Homicide’s teammate, Bennis Lewis posted a photo on Twitter showing the world what he did, these photos have since been removed.

A long line of abuse and rebuttal began on Twitter, @PerthWildcats abused @chomicide, the conversation flew for hours. Homicide denied the whole thing, he accused the @PerthWildcats for alway riding his back and getting him into trouble, saying they set him up.

Everyone was talking about it on Twitter, reporters were writing about it on the internet and The West newspaper in Perth even gave the story full attention. All eyes were going to be on the Perth Wildcats and Melbourne Tigers game that would follow the stories on the Friday night.

Homicide must have got under the Perth Wildcats skin because the Tigers came out and played like champions, leading by over 20 points at one stage. It was Homicide’s 100th game, he scored 26 points and managed to silence the normally rowdy Perth crowd. Although, it was never going to be an easy game, Perth came back to level the scores in the forth quarter, but the man that loves to nail the big shots, Dazza Corletto answered with a massive three pointer.

The Tigers had sealed the deal, making it a three game winning streak for them and possibly putting the bounce in their step they need for the rest of the season. Until last night the Tigers had not beaten Perth at Challenge Stadium since 2008, and this season they had lost to the team three times.

In his post game interview, Corey “Homicide” Williams answered no questions, but instead told the viewers that he would be on Twitter after the game, look up @chomicide.

Later on Twitter, Homicide explained the whole incident.

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here we go
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thursday we had practice and thered a banner with lisch and Martins full body on it. As u all kno I don’t respect perth bcuz they act tuff
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So I asked for a permanent marker and autographed my signature on k lisch and d martins face.
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They can hoop but they act tuffer than they really are. So fuk perth their crowd and every chance I get imma give it to em
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Because they giv it to me. But they can’t take it when sum 1 gives it to them. They play dirty and lucky the game was on TV
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The refs did a good job tonite controlling the Game. I told them I’m not gonna get into it with any1 imma play ball tonite
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When asked about the marker incident I denied it only to raise more speculation and hype which it did just that. I knew what I was doing
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My manager got security to clean it off but security didn’t see me do it. So he didn’t kno for sure. wild cats too sensitive like women
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They can give it out but can’t take it. And cry and whine about it. Man the fuk up. Just do something in melb. That’s what I would have done
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Sumtimes the game needs pranksters. Things like this only make it fun, entertaining and memorable because the perth pussycats won’t 4get dat
We know one thing for sure, Homicide makes the NBL more exciting. He is not afraid to get under the skin of the opposition. I’m just glad he is on our side and I don’t have to watch him get under the Tigers skin. Talk about excitement and raising the profile of Australian Basketball. I say to Corey, just keep doing what you are doing.