Lonzo Ball: Not quite the fairytale start

The Los Angeles Lakers No. 2 pick was supposed to be the answer but he’s turning out to be a problem.

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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….

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…

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…

The price of legacy and respect

By Kelvin Lattimore Shortly after the NBA Champion is crowned, the drama begins… free agency. The NBA draft quickly follows the NBA playoffs and teams have a chance to re-shape their team for the future.  However, over the years, the tide has turned and NBA free agency has become more popular than the draft. After…

Keys to the 2016 NBA Finals

By ELITE sports staff Keys to the series:  How will Steph Curry perform against the Cavs bigs? Khari Pressley – It’s no secret that the Warriors love to set high ball screens in order to get the opposing big men out on the perimeter guarding Steph Curry. From there, it’s either a cookout or a quick…

Playoffs?!

By Corey Knapp Basket, timeout.  Inbounds play, basket, timeout.  Missed shot, rebound, timeout.  Free throws, timeout.  Inbounds pl-, wait, another timeout.  Inbounds play, missed shot, game over. End-to-end action.  The clock ticks under a minute.  Down by a goal, one team pulls its goalie and fires shots on goal at every chance.  The opposition keeps…