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Did he score a Basket Ball world record?

April 7, 2012

A Lebanese Basket Player, Mohammed Akkari, scored 113 hoops including 34 – 3 pointers – in one game, the past week, both being world records.
The Basket Ball player is convinced it’s a world record and should be enlisted as such.
The local Lebanese community is bashing the player for such assumptions and pretentiousness, convinced that primarily the game was too small to account for any records and that they don’t believe he could have scored that record [last i recall, all games are recorded on video for verification, so the second claim is an automatic lost point]
The Lebanese Diaspora seems as convinced and thrilled as the Player.
The head of the Syndicate of BasketBall in Lebanon is half skeptical half proud.

What the media thinks:

Al Akhbar: محمد عكاري يدخل تاريخ الفيبا!
Dar Al Hayat: محمد عكاري يتفوّق على تشامبرلين!
Al Jadeed: محمد عكاري يدخل التاريخ بتسجيله 137 نقطة !
SportKello: محمّد عكّاري يحطّم الأرقام القياسيّة و يدخل التاريخ 
As Safir: انجاز محمد عكاري التاريخي: بين المضمون وشبح الشكل الهزيل

What do you think:

4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2012 4:44 pm

    People should lighten up a bit on the matter, with all do respect to all’s opinions. But one of the Lebanese traits we have inherited from our fathers and forefathers is that we are too sarcastic towards everything and it has become a disease more than knowledge. As the words on the streets says it: “mnetfalsaf w men fakir 7alna 3arfin kel shi”
    I’m sorry if anyone gets offended by this, but seriously, I personally think we should congratulate Mohammed Akkari for what he has achieved and support him as Lebanese citizens.
    Personally speaking: I’m waiting for more from Mohammed 🙂
    Nice blog Rasha 🙂

    • April 8, 2012 4:51 pm

      I hate to sound biased, and i just want to play the devil’s advocate with this observation;
      but if he had a different name, do you think it would have made a difference?

  2. April 8, 2012 5:10 pm

    I really admire what Mohammad Akkari did, and I think he’s a v.good basketball player, but I watched some of what what happened in the game on LBC interview, and really if he was playing in my village, he would have got more defense on him.. The problem with the Lebanese is that they’re trying to break all records in a shady way and not in real challenge. The guy didn’t even jump in most of his shots!! Ask any basketball player/coach about it?
    Breaking a world record this way will definitely affect negatively on us.

    I don’t think the name have anything with it Racha

  3. April 9, 2012 3:20 pm

    Not at all, it’s not his name that brought him the fame and success, it’s his skills and determination, regardless of the happenings of the game, whether it was the first team or second playing against al Itihad. In most sport, the result is what matters
    I’m not being an advocate for Akkari’s issue, but the notion of a Lebanese was able to reach Guinness on his own, rather than making a big pot of tabouleh or hommos, is something admirable.

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