The Guilfordian

Guilford College students excited for Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bryan Series event

Amber Dubois, Staff Writer

October 29, 2018

NBA legend, NY Times best-selling author, and activist are just a few things that describe the second Bryan Series speaker of the academic year. The 7-foot-2-inch NBA all-time leading scorer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar spoke at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Speakers for the Bryan Series are...

NBA legend Abdul-Jabbar visits Guilford

NBA legend Abdul-Jabbar visits Guilford

Finn Williamson, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2018

For the second event of the 2018 season of the Guilford College Bryan Series, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about both his basketball career and post-NBA life. The event was held at the Greensboro Coliseum on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Abdul-Jabbar is a former Hall of Fame college and professional basketball...

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

Patrick Cassidy, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

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, 2015

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, 2015

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, 2014

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, 2013

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, 2013

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, 2013

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...