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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Set to Retire after Season

Bryant is shooting his signature shot over a defender.

Peter Snodgrass, Staff Writer

December 6, 2015

On November 29, National Basketball Association (NBA) superstar and Los Angeles Laker legend, Kobe Bryant, announced his retirement from the NBA after this season in a poem titled, “Dear Basketball.” The poem, which was first published in the Players’ Tribune, thanks basketball for helping Bryant...

Sports Illustrated columnist Phil Taylor visits The Viking

Sports Illustrated columnist Phil Taylor visits The Viking

Austin Poore, Staff Writer

March 8, 2012

Sports Illustrated columnist Phil Taylor, who currently writes the “Point After” column on the magazine’s final page, visited The Viking today to discuss his career and offer some insights into professional sports journalism. The unassuming Taylor effortlessly commanded the room, holding t...

Season on the brink: NBA Lockout

Season on the brink: NBA Lockout

Rohit Ramkumar, Staff Writer

November 16, 2011

Picture this: third and ten, two minutes remaining in the game, and the Cleveland Browns need a first down. Browns quarterback Colt McCoy drops back and finds LeBro.n James for a 15 yard gain. That’s right, if the nice folks at the National Basketball Association (NBA) don’t end the lockout, we m...

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