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…

Here Comes the Hawks

By Corey Knapp Do you remember the Atlanta Hawks?  Do you remember the team that won 19 games in a row last season and took its city and the NBA by storm?  After the Cleveland Cavaliers swept them in the Eastern Conference finals, and after they had an inconsistent start to this season, did you…

Sports: Year in Review

By Jamari Jordan 2015 may be one of the greatest years for sports to date. We saw the fight we’ve been begging for, although most of us might have fallen asleep after Round 3. We saw the first triple crown winner in over 35 years. We saw a changing of the guard (literally) in the…

NBA Season Predictions

By Brianna Patton With the 2015-2016 NBA season a little over a week in, here are some predictions for the season. Rookie of the Year: Stanley Johnson Along with the 2015 NBA draft came the most talented crop of players that have come out of college in years. Big names such as Karl Anthony Towns, Jahlil…

Wrath of Windy

By Sammy Smith Penny Hardaway, Grant Hill, Shaun Livingston, Bill Walton, Tracy McGrady, Yao Ming, Jay Williams. All of these players have sustained injuries that severely stifled or even ended their blossoming careers. All of these players received widespread sympathy for their efforts despite being stopped by injuries. That brings me to Curious Case of…

Top 5 Storylines of NBA Free Agency

By Sammy Smith With the NBA calendar year set to begin, I’d like to take a quick look at some of the storylines heading into the Free Agency Frenzy. RACE FOR LAMARCUS ALDRIDGE Aldridge is coming off another fantastic season with the Portland Trailblazers, averaging 23.4 points and 10.2 rebounds and adding another All-Star appearance…

2015 NBA Draft Preview

By Kennington Smith and Khari Pressley Optimsim will be at an all-time high this Thursday night when teams and potential draftees will be gathered at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the 2015 NBA draft. Our experts Kennington Smith and Khari Pressley break down the need-to-know information heading into the draft. Best player: Kennington- D’Angelo Russell…

Defense is Key

By James Saffo The NBA Finals finally start on Thursday night, and, as expected, much of the media attention has been directed toward one person, and his efforts to capture a third NBA title and the first for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Standing in his way are the Golden State Warriors, and the season so far has…

Keys to the 2015 NBA Finals

By ELITE EPs KEYS TO THE SERIES 1. The health of Kyrie Irving If Kyrie Irving is healthy, he is the difference maker for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Irving has the firepower to combat Steph Curry’s scoring. Although you can’t stop Curry, if you have a player who can match his production, you are in that much…