As Kobe Bryant became the latest future hall of fame player to win a title and get some load of his shoulders by doing so, we look at Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'neal, David Robinson and Hakeem Olajuwon and look at how it wasn't so easy for them to get their monkeys off their backs.
While the hosts South Africa drew 0-0 in the opening match vs Iraq, Spain continued to show why they are no.1 in the FIFA Rankings as they demolished a very weak New Zealand side 5-0, with Fernando Torres grabbing a hat trick.
David Villa has become the third player to be signed this week by Real Madrid, this time for "only" 30-35 million pounds and adds more firepower to the New Galacticos dream team that was rapidly assembled in Madrid.
As Alex Ferguson open his piggy bank and looks at all those Pounds recently put in there from the Cristiano Ronaldo deal he thinks - Who'll be my new no. 7? Very few players if any at all can fill the shoes of the Portugese phenom, and we try to give Fergie some tips about the man to come after Ronaldo.
Manchester United have accepted an 80 million pound offer from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, setting a new transfer fee record and setting the New Galacticos era in motion.
With Kaka officially a Real Madrid player one can't help but wonder if this is a new Galacticos era beginning for the team, as Cristiano Ronaldo seems to be the next target for Real. How did it work out last time for Real?