James’ charm steals most popular title from Bryant
Kobe Bryant may have more championship rings, five to be exact, compared to Lebron James’ two; James is the more popular player between the two.
Based on the survey conducted by ESPN, 12.9 percent say James is the more popular player between the two.
But Bryant won’t go down without a fight because “the black mamba” is close behind with 12.5 percent.
Bryant hold the most popular NBA player crown for four years after yielding to James, who won two straight NBA championship, the latest in June when the Miami Heat beat the San Antonio Spurs.
Behind the two, Kevin Durant is at third with 3.6 percent, Derrick Rose with 2.8 percent and Dwyane Wade with 2.6 percent. (Chris Capulso)
Estrada defends crown against Melindo
Milan Melindo fought with Juan Fransisco Estrada toe-to-toe up to the last round but failed to steal the win for the WBO and WBA flyweight division in their fight in Macau.
Still, the Filipino challenger has nothing to be ashamed of as he kept up with the Mexican though Estrada went to with it via the point’s decision.
Melindo slightly saw the sun in the first part of the fight but Estrada saw it coming and battled against Melindo.
The Filipino’s fight plan was in disarray after he was caught with a straight right that opened a cut above his left eye as he also went down in the 11th round. (Rommel Fuertes)