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FanSided: Chris Silva has work to do

By David Ramil A lifetime of relentless work has carried Chris Silva from Gabon, to South Carolina, to his new NBA home with the Miami Heat. There are long days that separate the few minutes when Chris Silva is free to let loose, to dive to the floor or elbow his way past an opponent for a rebound. […]

IPZ Board Member Bob Hurley Remembers Taking On Kobe Bryant

Bob Hurley remembers when St. Anthony played against Kobe Bryant, Lower Merion By Dan Canova Bob Hurley remembers it like it was yesterday. When St. Anthony traveled down to Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia during the 1995-96 high school basketball season to take on Lower Merion High School, Kobe Bryant was the No. 1 senior […]

ETFMG: Meet Our Heavyweight Champ Aleksei Oleinik

As Aleksei “The Boa Constrictor” Oleinik prepares for his fight tomorrow, the UFC’s first event of 2020, his official training & exclusive global financial partner ETFMG created the below video for their heavyweight champ. ETFMG also made this statement: “Everyone at ETFMG is thrilled that our ETF heavyweight champ, Aleksei Oleinik, will be a Main Card […]

An NBA Contract…Christmas Surprise…and Rumble in Vegas

Miami Heat Signs Chris Silva To Three-Year Contract Chris Silva signed a three-year contract with the Miami Heat. The forward began the 2019-2020 NBA season on a two-way deal with the Heat and has proven himself to two-time NBA Champion Head Coach Erik Spoelstra, his teammates, and, of course, the Miami fan base. With his […]

Alexey Oleynik & Andrei Arlovski Top UFC List

Alexey “The Boa Constrictor” Oleynik is #1 overall in the category of current UFC fighters with the most fights in his career with 71. His overall record is 57-13-1. Andrei Arlovski is tied for #5 on this list with 49 total fights. His overall record is 28-19-0 (2 NC).

Miami Herald: Silva’s surprise reunion

Inside the surprise that had Heat’s Chris Silva thinking he was ‘seeing a ghost’ By Anthony Chiang Basketball worked to separate Chris Silva from his family. Seven years later, basketball helped to reunite Silva and his family. A native of Gabon, Africa, Silva left his home country in 2012 just days away from turning 16 […]

Miami Herald: Family is Heat Rookie Chris Silva’s Motivation

Heat rookie Chris Silva’s motivation? Family and the dream to one day be reunited. By Anthony Chiang Running can be symbolic of so many things. For Heat forward Chris Silva, running is symbolic of his unique journey and hope to one day be reunited with his family. The undrafted rookie describes himself as more of […]

Alexey Oleynik + ETFMG Sponsorship Highlighted in Bloomberg

In Zero-Fee Era, Wrestlers and Astronauts Help Funds Fight Back By Claire Ballentine ETF issuers need to stand out in market ruled by three firms Tactics include advertising gimmicks, and taking to Twitter Smaller asset managers are getting creative as they look to take the fight to the likes of BlackRock. Meet the Boa Constrictor. The […]

Miami Herald: Heat converts forward Chris Silva to two-way deal. Here’s why he has drawn Haslem comparisons

By David Wilson and Anthony Chiang Chris Silva’s impressive preseason has earned him one of the Heat’s two available two-way contracts. The Heat awarded the forward with a two-way contract following its preseason finale Friday in Miami, a league source confirmed. Silva played 12 minutes, scored three points, grabbed three rebounds and dished out an assist […]

Chris Silva Makes Waves in First Miami Heat Preseason Game

By Anthony Chiang Forward Chris Silva, who is among those competing for a two-way contract from the Heat, impressed in his 14 minutes Tuesday. Undrafted out of South Carolina, Silva finished with 16 points, nine rebounds, two steals and two blocks. “He made us watch him. That’s for sure,” Spoelstra said of Silva. “He’s had […]