NBA suspends its season over COVID-19 outbreak

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic surges around the world, many institutions have seen their regular operations cease. On Wednesday, the NBA suspended its season. Minutes before the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder were set to tip off Wednesday night, doctors rushed the courts to spread information to team officials. Utah Jazz Center Rudy Gobert […]

The MVP race is not close

Last Sunday, March 1, the New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Los Angeles Lakers on a nationally televised ESPN matchup. There was plenty of hype leading up to the game, as the Pelicans looked to continue their playoff push against the No. 1 seed Lakers, but more notably, it was the second ever game between generational […]

The impact of the NBA’s young players and the development of ‘micro ball’

After his historic freshman season at Duke last year, many anticipated that the eventual number one pick in the 2019 NBA draft, Zion Williamson, would come to dominate the NBA. What few anticipated however, is how immediately dominant Williamson would be. Playing his first professional games coming off a surgery on a torn meniscus, some […]

NBA teams make moves as trade deadline nears

As the NBA trade deadline rapidly approaches, it’s time to examine the trades and trade candidates that could shake up the league.   At the time of writing, the NBA has already had a couple of major trades, the first being a four-team trade involving 12 players changing teams between the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Denver […]

Thank you, Kobe

On January 26, 2020, a tragic helicopter accident in Calabasas, California claimed the lives of nine people. According to the New York Times, the victims included NBA Legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna Bryant. The tragedy has left the country shocked and doing something we never anticipated doing this early: memorializing Kobe.  Kobe […]

Pelicans find themselves in crucial moment as Zion returns

As All-Star weekend approaches, one team in particular finds themselves entering into the most crucial stretch of the season: the New Orleans Pelicans. After a 13-game losing streak left them at an abominable 6-22, the Pelicans have since rallied, going 11-5 over their last 16 games, just three games out of the 8th seed in […]

NBA midseason award predictions

The halfway point of the NBA Season has arrived, and it is time to hand out midseason awards. The NBA season has been up and down through its first half, and while some of these awards were hard to determine, others were not.  Most Valuable Player (MVP):  The MVP of the 2019-20 NBA season will […]

Greed, heliocentrism and the future of the NBA

As children we are taught certain values. Sharing, compassion and cooperation. This is exemplified in the childhood rhymes we all remember like “sharing is caring.” However, it is these exact American social values of sharing and cooperation that are deliberately being ignored by some of the best and smartest basketball teams on the planet. Welcome […]

MVP frontrunners after week four of NBA play

As the first month of the NBA comes to a close, it is time to debate the top candidates for the league’s most prestigious and heavily debated award: the Most Valuable Player (MVP). The race for MVP in 2019 was a battle between Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokuonmpo and Houston’s James Harden, who together received the entire […]

Portland Trail Blazers struggle in early season

Damian Lillard has been one of the best and most consistent point guards since he entered the league in 2012. His quickness and three point shooting has allowed him to thrive in an era of NBA that preaches the “pace and space” offensive philosophy. Although his career in Portland has manifested in just one trip […]

Takeaways from week one of the NBA season

The dust of the first week of the NBA season has settled, giving fans a preview of what is to come the rest of the season and the storylines that will dominate this coming year. While week one is usually too early to make definite predictions about the rest of the season, some teams’ seasons […]