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Lakers Fall Short Against the Sixers As Lonzo Ball Sits on the Bench

In Basketball by Sue Kolinsky Comments

In a battle between two rebuilding ball clubs, the Philadelphia 76ers outdueled the Los Angeles Lakers Wednesday night at the Staples Center 115-109, a night after they handed the Clippers their sixth straight loss. With the struggling Lonzo Ball watching most of the festivities from the sidelines, the young trio of Jordan Clarkson, Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram put up …

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Bruins Basketball Players Return Home From China With A Lot of Explaining To Do

In Basketball by Sue Kolinsky Comments

Prior to leaving Beijing, President Trump launched a buzzer beater plea to China’s leader Xi Jinping to ensure that the “knuckleheads,” as he so eloquently referred to the UCLA freshman, be treated fairly. After being suspected of swiping designer sunglasses from a high-end shopping center in Hangzhou, the players were sequestered in their swanky hotel for a week awaiting their …

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The Art of the Big Man Reloaded

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika Comments

2017 is bizarre and unlike any year before it. There’s an app that lets you locate which McDonalds restraunts have “broken” ice cream machines. People are calling for Migos to play the hyenas in the Lion King live action. There are trolls on social media literally paid by foreign governments to troll you.  Also undergoing change, the NBA.  Suddenly, some …

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Dangerous Dloading: Retribution for D’Angelo Russell

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika Comments

He’s got ice in his veins and he’s not afraid to show you.  Third-year PG D’Angelo Russell has already had a notable career despite his short tenure in the league.  The Ohio State University attendee was picked second overall by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2015 NBA draft. DLo came to the City of Angels during a tough transition period …

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Keys to Success This Season: Sports & Psychology

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika

The cross between social psychology and sports has always been such an intriguing one. Basketball is a physical game, but one of the keys to success is combining the mental with the physical. Coming off of an offseason filled with drama that NBA fans didn’t need to tune into any daytime television shows. The result of all of the trades, …

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Quick NBA Preseason Recap- Wins, Losses, and Plenty of Injuries

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika

The NBA preseason is over and if you blinked, you might have missed it.  You may not have been able to pay attention to the rest of the league if you only followed your team during this week and a half introduction to basketball, but have no fear.  I’m here to recap the preseason wins, losses, and plenty of injuries. …

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NBA Preseason: A Rookie’s First Act

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika

Rookies, Rookies, Rookies The NBA season is quickly approaching and anticipation is in the air. While fans are excited to see how some of the blockbuster moves that went down will affect their favorite franchises, there is another group of people also chomping at the bit, the rookies. Preseason in the NBA is not considered a huge indicator of a …

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Now or Never: The Dilemma of Superstars

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika

Walking into a bar or a restraunt on the night of a big game, you can often tell right away who is there to watch the game, and who just so happened to be there to catch a meal or a drink.  The ardent sports fan in the room is usually the one yelling at the television, fanning themselves, sweating, …

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NBA Free Agency: Trades, Trades, & More Trades

In Basketball by Jo Anne Mabika

The common consensus among most fans is that the NBA off-season has been a million times more entertaining than this year’s playoffs.  Now if you are an avid Warriors fan or Cavaliers fan,  you may strongly disagree.  There has been a flurry of change in the NBA since the final buzzer sounded, and almost every team has gotten in on …

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Knicks and Phil Jackson Mutually Split

In Basketball by Ashleigh Binder

He was supposed to bring glory back to the Garden, unfortunately, nothing really changed with the arrival of Phil Jackson. Jackson made some questionable moves including the signings of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, however, much to fans’ surprise he drafted a really good player in Kristaps Porzingis.  Unfortunately all of the confusion about the team’s future only seemed to …