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Basketball Legend Kobe Bryant Set to Retire after Season

Bryant is shooting his signature shot over a defender.
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.”...

First and 10: Fine by me

Boston's Mickael Pietrus can expect to pay David Stern lots of money this year if he continues his flopping antics from last year's playoffs.
December 15, 2012

At the rate professional athletes are being fined these days, it’s a good thing they make a lot of money. Some of it is understandable; the NFL wants to protect players, for instance, and penalizes defenders...

Rocket Man: Linsanity takes flight in Houston

The Houston Rockets have been a joke to many fans in the past years. However, resent acquires Jeremy Lin and James Harden are looking to say something about that.
December 15, 2012

During last year’s NBA season and even after, many expected that Linsanity would find a permanent home in New York, but that was not the case as the Knicks shockingly decided not to re-sign worldwide...

Roots of resilience – Jeremy Lin’s past foreshadows his NBA future

Roots of resilience - Jeremy Lin's past foreshadows his NBA future
April 20, 2012

AT THE BEGINNING OF FEBRUARY, Jeremy Lin (‘06) was just another NBA benchwarmer, toiling in the depths of the New York Knicks roster and unknown to all but the most loyal of fans. His claim to fame...

Season on the brink: NBA Lockout

Season on the brink: NBA Lockout
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...

Uniforms Part II

Uniforms Part II
October 8, 2011

And we’re back. Professionally and uniformly, it gets much more interesting. To a certain extent. While you may say teams like the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers may have uniforms that seem bland,...

All-Star Games

Photo illustration by Cooper Levitan
March 11, 2011

As I sat on my couch with a bag of hydrogenated snack food and a tall glass of chocolate milk, I stared at the TV, puzzled. Julius Peppers, ferocious defensive end for the Chicago Bears, was lining...

High Technology: How technology is changing the game

BOUNCE Guard Davante Adams (‘12) leaps up for a slam dunk on Aaron Gordon (‘13) of Archbishop Mitty on March 1 in the CCS semifinals.
March 9, 2011

In the age of iPads and Xbox 360s, technology seems to change continuously. People have gotten so accustomed to the continual updating of technology that they get frustrated when the growth doesn’t happen...

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