Category Archives: Basketball

Lebron James and Politics in Sports

The NFL season has kicked off and with it the political climate both on and off the field has begun to heat up. Similar tensions can be seen across a wide range of sports, including basketball. Lebron James recently spoke out about the situation, calling for unity across the country.

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Kevin Durant Takes $10 Million Pay Cut to Boost Warriors Roster

Talk about a team player. After an incredible season, 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant opted out of his contract prior to the opening of the NBA free agency period, but not for the reason you may have expected. In a surprising move, Durant renegotiated a 2-year contract at a much lower rate in order…

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Patrick Ewing to Become Associate Head Coach for Charlotte Bobcats

Sources have confirmed that Patrick Ewing, Hall of Fame center, will become the associate head coach for the Charlotte Bobcats in what many will see as a ‘Space Jam’ reunion. Ewing and Charlotte owner Michael Jordan appeared in the 1996 classic that featured other famous stars including Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety and other Looney…

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LeBron James Returns for a 106-87 Victory

After undergoing several tests, LeBron James took the court last night to lead the Miami Heat to a 106-87 win over the 76ers. James scored 27 points despite his three-game break following a hamstring injury. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said: “He knows his body better than anybody, so he knew how to pace himself and…

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A Dream Comes True for Cerebral Palsy Teen

18-year-old Nick Anderson manages the basketball team at the Academy of Holy Angels high school in Minnesota. Challenged with cerebral palsy, Nick has never been able to play. Never, that is, until this week. “There is no better feeling than stepping on the court with a jersey on,” Anderson said after the game. “This is…

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Big All Jefferson’s Bed

Al Jefferson’s jumbo-sized bed has made a giant splash in the media this month, with Mo Williams’ Twitter shot wowing fans and furniture fanatics alike. Measuring 12 feet by 10 feet, the bed is the size of the average bedroom. The set cost $23,287. Talking about the generated hype, the Utah Jazz center said: “I…

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Last Week’s NBA Playoffs

This year’s NBA playoffs are coming to a close, with the Lakers pushed out and the Oklahoma City Thunder advancing to the finals. Watch the highlights, access and pivotal moments of last week’s playoff games here:  

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The Heat Sweeps the Toronto Raptors

With the MVP candidacy looming over his head, it’s no surprise that LeBron James scored 28 points during the first three quarters of the game vs. the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. The Miami Heat came away with a 96-72 victory, after the Raptors tied a franchise-worst with 23 points in the second half. “They play…

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Recap: NBA Finals Game 6

In a spectacular season closing, the Dallas Mavericks brought home the title for the first time in NBA history. Here are the highlights and recap of the deciding Game 6 in the NBA Finals of 2011.

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Miami Heat Step It Up; Li Na Named a Legend

The Miami Heat stepped it up with a 88-86 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, taking a 2-1 lead and stealing back the home-court advantage. Though he performed less than optimally during the first two games of the series, Chris Bosh regained his momentum and helped Miami with a 16-foot jump shot with less…

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16 Year Old Wins Gymnastics World Title With Her Glasses On

16-year-old Morgan Hurd has just shattered a glass ceiling by winning the gymnastics world championship title– with her glasses on. The Harry Potter-loving teen has been watching the competition on TV since she was a child, and didn’t think twice when she decided to wear her glasses while working to become a gymnast. “I tried…

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Lebron James and Politics in Sports

The NFL season has kicked off and with it the political climate both on and off the field has begun to heat up. Similar tensions can be seen across a wide range of sports, including basketball. Lebron James recently spoke out about the situation, calling for unity across the country.

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Justin Thomas Wins 2017 PGA Championship

The 2017 PGA Championship yielded exciting results, with Justin Thomas completing the tournament at -8, just two shots ahead of his competitors. His first major win, this competition awarded Thomas with $1.89 million. In the past, Thomas was only ranked among the top 10 of major tournaments once: he tied for 9th place at the…

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Kevin Durant Takes $10 Million Pay Cut to Boost Warriors Roster

Talk about a team player. After an incredible season, 2017 NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant opted out of his contract prior to the opening of the NBA free agency period, but not for the reason you may have expected. In a surprising move, Durant renegotiated a 2-year contract at a much lower rate in order…

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And the Stanley Cup Goes To…

The Pittsburgh Penguins! In a great game held two days ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Nashville Predators 2-0, winning the series in six games.  This is the fifth time the team has won the Cup and the second consecutive time (something that has not happened in 19 years).  Thusly,  there are quite the celebrations…

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Petrosie to Join the Academy of Art University

In exciting news for the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, former Dixie High School pitcher, Chris Petrosie, has committed to join the Academy of Art University in the fall. Petrosie has shown his skills at the Yakima Valley Community College in Washington for the last two years. He posted a 15-6 overall record…

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NFL Changes: Natalie Ravitz Becomes VP of Communications

Certainly, there is something new happening in the NFL all the time, and someone needs to manage that information. The NFL has recently announced a new hire, as Natalie Ravitz will serve as their senior VP of communications. Ravitz comes from an impressive PR background, having served as Rupert Murdoch’s Chief of Staff at News…

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For the Love of the Wallabies: Geoff Richards

Even though Geoff Richards only got to play for the Wallabies due to injury toll the team faced in 2010, he still had an impressive professional rugby career. Internationally speaking, the former rugby union player and coach got around. For example, although born and raised in England, very early on in his career, Richards was…

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Seattle Seahawks Obliterate Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII

In a shocking showdown, the Seattle Seahawks blew over the Denver Broncos for a 43-8 Super Bowl win. This is the team’s first NFL title, and while their season was undeniably impressive, the Seahawks’ outcome against the legendary Peyton Manning was especially extraordinary. The franchise dominated from the very first play of the game, and…

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NFL’s Week 16

In week 16 of the NFL we find Eugene King and Philly making their selections.

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