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IN TRANSITION | Has Kawhi Replaced LeBron as Best Player in NBA?

IN TRANSITION | Has Kawhi Replaced LeBron as Best Player in NBA?

LeBron James has largely been considered the best player in the NBA for the better part of the last decade. With James’ Los Angeles Lakers unable to make the playoffs, however, the title for the best player in the NBA is up for debate, primarily among three players: Kevin Durant,[Read More…]

by May 15, 2019 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
UNDER REVIEW | Harden, Antetokounmpo in 2-Man Race for MVP

UNDER REVIEW | Harden, Antetokounmpo in 2-Man Race for MVP

The 2018-19 NBA season featured truly spectacular performances from some of the biggest stars in the game. A number of pages in the NBA record book were rewritten this season, but now comes the challenge of determining which player deserves to capture the MVP award. The voters are poised to[Read More…]

by April 10, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
SUD | Understanding the NBA MVP Award and Who Should Win It

SUD | Understanding the NBA MVP Award and Who Should Win It

This NBA season’s battle for the most valuable player award has been a two-horse race between Milwaukee Bucks star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning MVP James Harden of the Houston Rockets. Although Harden is the favorite, the award could go to either worthy candidate based on changing criteria in the[Read More…]

by April 5, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
ZANGWILL | Zion Williamson is Going to be Great; LeBron James Already is Great

ZANGWILL | Zion Williamson is Going to be Great; LeBron James Already is Great

I thought I could make it past my fifth column. Week after week, I have resisted the urge to weigh in on debates over LeBron James, despite their frequency. What a better world it would be if all of the sports debate shows could give even one segment to tennis[Read More…]

by April 1, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
GILLIGAN | Evolution of the Point Guard in the NBA

GILLIGAN | Evolution of the Point Guard in the NBA

The point guard position is incredibly interesting because it has drastically evolved over time. In the early years of the NBA, the point guard was primarily a distributor. The job of the person playing this position was to bring the ball down the court, organize the offense and get the[Read More…]

by March 27, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
SUD | The NBA’s Focus on Analytics

SUD | The NBA’s Focus on Analytics

One of the most significant changes in the NBA recently has been the increased scrutiny on analytics by basketball coaches, front offices and experts. This attention has influenced the way offense is played, as the long two-pointer and midrange shots have been deemed less valuable shots. These shot attempts typically[Read More…]

by March 13, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
SUD | The Understated Value of Loyalty in the NBA

SUD | The Understated Value of Loyalty in the NBA

Today’s NBA players, especially stars, often maximize their flexibility and agency over contracts at the expense of the franchise they play for. This trend has been embodied by LeBron James, who signed several short-term contracts with the Cleveland Cavaliers before leaving this summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Kevin[Read More…]

by February 24, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
GILLIGAN | The Changed Big Man in the NBA

GILLIGAN | The Changed Big Man in the NBA

Basketball has gone through various changes over the years. The game that was played as recently as 20 years ago is already far different from today’s style. One of the main changes that has been made can be seen in the center position. The center position has been historically characterized[Read More…]

by February 14, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top, Uncategorized
SUD | In Transition: Why the James Harden Praise Should Slow Down, At Least Until the Playoffs

SUD | In Transition: Why the James Harden Praise Should Slow Down, At Least Until the Playoffs

Over the last month, the dominant story around the NBA has been the play of Rockets’ star guard James Harden. Harden has averaged an astounding 44.1 points per game in January. He has kept the Rockets afloat in a deep Western Conference with a January record of 8-5, while key[Read More…]

by February 1, 2019 0 comments Sports - Top
OWEN | NBA Turned a Blind Eye to Royce White

OWEN | NBA Turned a Blind Eye to Royce White

The NBA’s decision to institute a leaguewide mental wellness program last month provided hope the league is ready to take concrete measures to ensure the mental health of its players. The two players credited with prompting this change are All-Stars DeMar DeRozan and Kevin Love, who publicly shared their stories[Read More…]

by April 6, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top