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If HB2 stays, NBA All-Star Game will leave NC

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer
April 22
Filed under Sports

After House Bill 2 became law, a lot of boycotts against the state of North Carolina have been put into full force. Protests ranged from Bruce Springsteen canceling his Greensboro concert to companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook protesting the law and even other state governors banning non-essential...

NBA preview: who will win the Championship?

June Park & Yahya Salih, Staff Writers
October 30
Filed under Sports

With 6.9 seconds on the clock, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith throws a desperation three-pointer from way downtown. The ball sails through the air and bricks off the rim, bouncing into Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry’s outstretched arms. He throws it in the air joyfully as his team...

Warriors, Rockets, Hawks, Cavaliers in playoffs

Zach Lindsey, Staff Writer
April 24
Filed under Sports

The 2014-15 season has been a whirlwind for many teams in the National Basketball Association. Now, with the NBA playoffs having gotten cranked up on April 18, 16 teams are vying for the coveted NBA Championship. Each of the top-seeded teams is led by one of the league’s most talented players: guard...

Tranfers threaten D-1 basketball

Ian Penny, Staff Writer
May 2
Filed under Sports

The list of college basketball players departing their college basketball programs is extensive. A plethora of Division I players — 420 as of April 25 — are transferring to other basketball programs, including University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware. “You hear a lot more about basketball...

34-year-old NBA player takes leap of faith, comes out

Victor Lopez, Senior Writer
May 10
Filed under Sports

At least 27 athletes from Olympians to Little League players have publically declared being gay or lesbian in the past few years. However, none of those have been a part of a major team sport while they were still playing. Now, that has finally changed. NBA center Jason Collins has become the first...

NBA “one-and-done” mandate causing controversy

John Kluepfel, Staff Writer
May 10
Filed under Sports

Jamal Sampson. Shawne Williams. Rodney White. To those outside of the basketball world, many ask, “Who?” These players are identified as draft busts that never fulfilled their potential upon leaving for the National Basketball Association after their freshman season. In 2005, the NBA Collective...

Kobe Bryant’s Achilles heel injury hamstrings Lakers

Kobe Bryant’s Achilles heel injury hamstrings Lakers

Michael Caswell, Staff Writer
April 26
Filed under Sports

Kobe drives left towards the basket. What’s next, an electrifying dunk? His unstoppable pull-up jumper? Bryant goes down. Is this a dream? Bryant was leading a charge to push the injury-plagued Los Angeles Lakers into playoff contention after an incredible individual season. This may have been the...

Minority coaches remain the minority in all sports

Christianna Van Dalsen, Staff Writer
March 8
Filed under Sports

Twenty-four white National Football League head coaches. Four minority NFL head coaches. Twenty-four white National Basketball Association coaches. Four minority NBA head coaches. You do the math. “In the NFL, you’ve got Norv Turner,” said Director of Community Learning James Shields. “He...

2013 Sprite Slam ‘flunk’ Contest

John Kleupfel, Staff Writer
March 1
Filed under Sports

Gone are the days when superstars like Air Jordan, Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving and Vince Carter graced the Slam Dunk Contest with their presence. Today’s Slam Dunk Contest needs reform. At first glance, the 2013 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest lineup looked very promising and packed with high fliers....