Today at 5:30, the Everett Explosion (16-4) face Santa Barbra (15-5) in the semi-finals of the IBL West playoffs at Warner Pacific College in Portland, Oregon.
I played with the Everett Explosion until I broke my face two months ago. Now they are one game away from the IBL West championship, and the team that stands in their way has 8 players from the NBA or the D-League.
I am trying to talk my wife into making the drive down to watch the game and spend the night in Portland, but today is our 7th wedding anniversary, and she already made plans. If they win today, hopefully I can at least talk Julia into driving down for the IBL West All Star game and Championship on Sunday.
Santa Barbara Players
Bryon Russell 6’7” NBA – Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets
Samaki Walker 6’9” NBA – Dallas Mavericks, San Antonio Spurs, LA Lakers, Miami Heat
Toby Bailey 6’5” NBA – Phoenix Suns
Fred Vinson 6’4” NBA – Seattle Sonics, Atlanta Hawks, LA Clippers
Jelani McCoy 6’10” NBA – Seattle Sonics, Toronto Raptors, Cleveland Cavaliers
Justin Johnson 6’0” NBA D-League
Jerry Dupree 6’7” NBA D-League
Mike Efevberha 6’5” NBA D-League