The Corruption of AAU

  By Chase Hutchins The sport of basketball has evolved over the years. TV ratings have dominated airwaves as games are broadcasted globally. However, many people feel that this evolution ignited some controversial issues. These debates have sparked over player development or lack thereof. The AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) is recognized in many circles. Recently,…

Lavar’s World

By Michael Hebert @M_ABear55 Lavar Ball, at this point in his life, is more than just a father. He has transformed himself into working manager for his three sons–namely current UCLA freshman basketball player Lonzo Ball. For the most part, Lavar means no harm. He wants the best for his sons– Lonzo, LiAngelo, and LaMelo…

Play or Rest?

By Shaquira Speaks The Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors are headlining the new debate on if players should rest or not. The debate intensified over the past few weeks when head coach Steve Kerr decided not to play Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson or Draymond Green during their visit to the Spurs….

New Kids on The Block

by Chase Hutchins Spring is finally among us, but this year, Atlanta has a different feel to it than it usually does. No, it’s not the hot weather, that’s a given. However, there’ a new norm to Atlanta that people need to get used to, having a soccer team in town that likes to compete….

Heart Over Height

by Chase Hutchins We are only a couple weeks back from the All-Star break and already we are seeing some impressive numbers from Boston Celtics guard, Isaiah Thomas. But what is it that drives the two-time Eastern Conference All-Star, and potential MVP candidate? Being the current leader of the NBA’s all-time winningest franchise, one can…

Boogie and The Brow

by Michael Hebert Sacramento Kings center Demarcus Cousins was enjoying a jam-packed weekend where he could relax, play basketball with the best players in the world, and unwind before heading into the second half of the season. Cousins had been unhappy for a while with his current status on the Sacramento Kings roster, where it…

The King’s Joy

by Shaquira Speaks The Cleveland Cavaliers were one of the major teams that were quiet during the excitement of the NBA trade deadline on Feb. 23. But it’s what they did after the deadline that has been jaw-dropping. Earlier this season, LeBron James made waves when he became very vocal about needing to fill a…

It’s never over

By Shaquira Speaks It’s not over until the fat lady sings.  2016 has been a year for lessons for the sports world.  The biggest one being “a 3-1 lead is not a green light for a championship”. On November 2, 2016, the unthinkable occurred. The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in 108 years. Their…

Crisis Management

By Kelvin M Lattimore This time last year former UGA head football coach Mark Richt named Faton Bauta the starting quarterback for the Georgia vs Florida game. A decision that proved to be unwise and untimely as the University of Georgia’s football season continued to spiral downward. Coach Richt was shown the door and is…

Home sweet home

By Shaquira Speaks Dwight Howard played his third game for Atlanta last night, and so far he looks great. Like really great. It was almost to the point where you had to do a double take mid-game and say “Who’s that guy wearing the number 8?” This could be a good fit for him. In…

2016-2017 NBA season preview

By Brianna Patton With the 2016-2017 NBA season underway, many are anticipating how the season will play out with a talented rookie class and big free agent moves. It’s that time again for my NBA season predictions. Rookie of the year: Jaylen Brown. Many analysts have the top-2 draft picks Ben Simmons or Brandon Ingram…

Nowhere shy of elite

By Isaiah Joseph Over the years, I can attest that my fidelity to the Atlanta Falcons football team can be equated to being on a rollercoaster. Ups, downs, the whole nine yards. When I first started actually getting into football years ago, the unpredictability of the rollercoaster involved with being a fan was evident. A…