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SANTAMARIA: Friends, Fans Rally For Odom

SANTAMARIA: Friends, Fans Rally For Odom

He is more than a two-time NBA champion; he is more than a Sixth Man of the Year winner; he is more than a former Kardashian husband. He is Lamar Odom, and he still is. On Tuesday afternoon, TMZ broke a story. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was found[Read More…]

by October 16, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: Durant, Smith Caught in Feud

SANTAMARIA: Durant, Smith Caught in Feud

ESPN’s “First Take” is often a shouting match between the infamous Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, but on the rare occasion that Smith speaks in a serious and offended tone, it certainly lights up the ratings. In the latest incident, superstar NBA forward Kevin Durant called Smith a liar[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 1 comment Sports, Sports - Top
IPPOLITO: Contracts Create Disputes

IPPOLITO: Contracts Create Disputes

Rihanna, Seattle Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor and Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson do not appear to have much in common at first glance. Someone, however, owes each of them money. When an athlete feels that he deserves a new contract, he has a couple of options. One is to dutifully[Read More…]

by October 9, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
FILE PHOTO: MICHELLE XU/THE HOYA
Former Georgetown forward Mikael Hopkins recently signed a professional contract with Istanbul DSI in Turkey. During his four seasons as a Hoya, Hopkins reocorded 629 points and 489 rebounds.

Men’s Basketball | 5 Sign Professional Contracts

The Georgetown men’s basketball program is well-known for producing quality professional players. Centers Henry Sims (COL ’12) and Joshua Smith and forwards Greg Whittington, DaJuan Summers and Mikael Hopkins (COL ’15) will have the opportunity to continue that legacy, as each of them recently signed contracts to play professional basketball.[Read More…]

by September 22, 2015 0 comments Sports
IPPOLITO: Malone Leaves Legacy of Consistency

IPPOLITO: Malone Leaves Legacy of Consistency

For many fans and followers of the NBA, the oft-heard mantra “trust the process” is more of a joke than anything else. For the Philadelphia 76ers and their fans, it is a sales pitch offered by the organization asking for patience now and promising prosperity later. Gone are the days[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
SANTAMARIA: NBA Star Made Mark on League

SANTAMARIA: NBA Star Made Mark on League

Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999), a former center in the NBA, continues to be one of the most recognized names in basketball. But no one is quite sure just how good he was. Most know the numbers: averaging 50 points and 25 rebounds per game for an entire season, scoring 100 points[Read More…]

by September 18, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
IPPOLITO: NFL Must Improve Benefits for Players

IPPOLITO: NFL Must Improve Benefits for Players

As another Labor Day passes, another football season begins and another MLB playoff race takes shape, the stark labor disparities in sports should be worth noting. All four of the major sports can see careers end instantaneously, but not all athletes would be guaranteed of the same post-career benefits. As[Read More…]

by September 11, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports Columns
GUERTIN: NBA Needs Lottery Reform

GUERTIN: NBA Needs Lottery Reform

The audience for NBA Summer League basketball is mostly limited to people whose remotes run out of battery and this guy. However, much of the up-and-coming talent of the NBA is on display, which can provide entertainment for the keen fan. More often than not, Summer League is dominated by[Read More…]

by July 21, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top, Sports Columns
FILE PHOTO: ERICA WONG/THE HOYA
Former Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. seems primed to assume a larger role for the Washington Wizards next season.

NBA | Free Agency Frenzy Affects Former Hoyas

The NBA’s free-agency period opened July 1, leading to a chaotic flurry of movement around the league. Dozens of players signed billions of dollars worth of contracts as teams prepare for the increase in the salary cap that is expected in the upcoming years. Stars including LaMarcus Aldridge, DeAndre Jordan,[Read More…]

by July 15, 2015 0 comments Sports, Sports - Top
GUERTIN: Sideline Reporters are Outdated

GUERTIN: Sideline Reporters are Outdated

The modern sports broadcast has three noticeable voices: the play-by-play commentator, the color commentator and the ever-present sideline reporter. However, only the first two contribute anything to the viewing of an NBA game. I find sideline reporters to be pointless ornamentation, just like the painted logos on the NBA hardwood[Read More…]