New Lakers Center Shines in Summer League

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Raymond Nobu Chang has most recently served as the CEO of New Focus Automobile in Shanghai, signing partnerships with Michelin and Mobil Oil. In his spare time, Raymond Nobu Chang supports the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers’ rookie center from Croatia, Ivica Zubac, has made a good start during the NBA summer league. Drafted 32nd in the second round, Zubac impressed both fans back home and coaches in Los Angeles with his enthusiasm and shot-blocking abilities. He also exceeded expectations with an average of 10.6 points for 64.7% and 7.2 rebounds.

Zubac had promised himself that he would try hard to prove himself, but he had no idea he would do this well. His fluency with English surprised assistant coach Theo Robertson, as well as the ease with which Zubac adjusted to the NBA style of play.

Although Zubac had some difficulty adjusting to a different floor spacing, he brought considerable physical strength and a reliable jump shot. A teammate complimented Zubac on his agility. Another rookie commented that Zubac could become a great player.

Zubac planned to return home and celebrate, but he will be back for a regimen of lifting weights and working on his mid-range jump shot.


Golf Tips – Executing a Good Downswing for a Better Drive

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An experienced business leader, Raymond Nobu Chang has founded and served as CEO of prominent companies likes GigaMedia in Taiwan and Luckypai Limited in China. Raymond Nobu Chang also has balanced his professional endeavors with his interest in golf.

In a recent Golf Digest article, PGA pro Jordan Spieth shared tips on how to execute a good downswing that leads to a better drive. Spieth recommends starting the downswing with the left hip rotated behind the torso so that the lower body leads the rest of the body through the swing.

During a good downswing, body weight shifts onto the left heel, which allows the front leg to straighten and the body to pivot. Spieth also suggests keeping the chest faced toward the ball while the hips rotate through the swing for maximum clubhead speed.

To achieve clean impact, Spieth keeps his head stable in the position it started in at the beginning of the swing. Keeping the clubhead titled slightly upward or level with the ground during the downswing will also improve the distance and angle of a drive.