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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
OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

OWEN | NBA Stars Shedding Light on Mental Health Issues in League

Despite its reputation as the most progressive professional sports league, the NBA has long hesitated to formally acknowledge the importance of mental health for professional athletes. However, as a result of the efforts of three players — DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Love and Kelly Oubre Jr. — in the last month[Read More…]

by March 16, 2018 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
MAY: Pros Enter Political Arena

MAY: Pros Enter Political Arena

Kevin Johnson played for 12 years in the NBA as a point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and Phoenix Suns. He now serves as the mayor of Sacramento and has made the news for one of the wilder political incidents this year. A man unhappy with Johnson’s work as mayor[Read More…]

by September 27, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: USA Basketball’s Dominance Has Become Boring

COUTURE: USA Basketball’s Dominance Has Become Boring

When the Olympics roll around every couple of years, countries across the globe send their best athletes to compete in a medley of sporting events. The competition is usually tight and is occasionally even separated by only hundredths of a second. The training regimen that each athlete undergoes usually yields[Read More…]

by August 12, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
COUTURE: Moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend to Orlando

COUTURE: Moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend to Orlando

If you follow the NBA, you know by now that the association has decided to remove the 2017 All-Star weekend from Charlotte, N.C. The move reflected the NBA’s disapproval of House Bill 2, a newly enacted North Carolina state law that restricts the Charlotte ordinance in extending rights to people[Read More…]

by July 29, 2016 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
PARK: Lack of Star Power Has Sullied Baseball’s Popularity

PARK: Lack of Star Power Has Sullied Baseball’s Popularity

In a continuation of an alarming trend, the MLB All-Star Game’s television ratings declined in this year’s game. This decline in ratings comes in spite of MLB’s ill-advised to make the All-Star Game matter by giving home-field advantage in the World Series to the league that wins the game. This[Read More…]

by July 19, 2016 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top