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Sports Commentary: Zion Williamson’s shoe tears down the unfair requirements of the NBA Draft

Sports Commentary: Zion Williamson’s shoe tears down the unfair requirements of the NBA Draft

Lizzy Hall, Staff Writer

March 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Sports Talk

It is Duke basketball’s most hyped game of the season. They are taking on University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, their biggest rival, at home. Spectators flock the stands, including former president Barack Obama. They are all dressed in blue and white, ready to support their team. Howev...

Mamba out: this night will live on in history

Mamba out: this night will live on in history

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

April 15, 2016


Filed under Sports Talk

The night of April 13 was one that will live on forever in the basketball world. Two historical events occurred in one night: Kobe Bryant's last game, and the Golden State Warriors' chase for the best record in NBA history at 73-9. Whether you were watching The Warriors or Kobe and the Lakers,...

Golden State Warriors: Can they beat the record?

Golden State Warriors: Can they beat the record?

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Sports Talk

To say the Golden State Warriors are having a good season would be an understatement. For the second year in a row, the Warriors are the team to beat with a stellar record. This year their record is 64-7, with 11 games remaining in the season. However, it's not smooth sailing for the Dubs the...

The struggle of staying involved while injured

The struggle of staying involved while injured

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Sports Talk

Going to see three different specialists, fracturing three bones, and the worst part, waiting. As the team continues with their season, all you can do is wait. Wait to get healthy and in shape to play again. Sports injuries, to put it blatantly, suck. No matter how much you would like to...

Basketball advances during the off season

Basketball advances during the off season

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

The 2015-2016 NBA season is already on its way, with teams making off season moves and getting young prospects looking to do big things from the draft. First up, the draft class of 2015 has been one of the more promising draft classes for a couple years. One surprise in the draft is the Los Angeles...

What the Warriors need to do

What the Warriors need to do

Bijan Khalili, Sports Columnist

May 14, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

It appears to be to locked in. The Golden State Warriors closed out game five in a 98-78 victory on May 13, leading the series 3-2. Even though Memphis Grizzlies' top defender Tony Allen was not playing, there was no excuse about how dominant the Warriors were. Not only was the team hitting their...

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: more than just a fight

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: more than just a fight

Bijan Khalili, Sports Columnist

April 29, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

The highly publicized Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Manny Pacquiao fight is finally happening on Saturday, May 2. People have been wanting to see this fight since 2009, and now it is becoming a reality. Of course, this fight will require a lot of media attention. It is billed as "The Fight of the Centu...

NBA playoffs — the breakdown

NBA playoffs — the breakdown

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

April 9, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

The 2014-15 professional basketball season is coming to an end, which starts the always exciting postseason. Well, for the West Coast at least. The West is filled with many talented and competitive teams compared to the East with two actual contenders: Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers, three...

March Madness holds endless surprises

March Madness holds endless surprises

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

One thing I admire about college basketball is that there's never a game that doesn't make you jump out your seat. When March Madness comes around, all the teams have the opportunity to have a clean slate, and they just focus on playing the best basketball they can. Every year, there is an upset...

The off season: trades, free agents, and trades

The off season: trades, free agents, and trades

Bijan Khalili, Sports Columnist

March 11, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

The end of the 2014-15 NFL season led to the start of off season transactions. Several shockers took place already, such as LeSean McCoy. The Philadelphia Eagles traded away McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in return for linebacker Kiko Alonso. There is no other explanation for the trade other...

End of the road for Derrick Rose

End of the road for Derrick Rose

BIjan Khalili, Staff Writer

February 25, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

Not once, not twice, but for the third time, Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose suffered a season ending injury. Rose reported early on Tuesday, Feb. 24 that he had right knee pain. An exam and an MRI confirmed Rose has a torn meniscus in his right knee. 26 year-old D-Rose was averaging 18.4...

All-Star rosters overlook the stars

All-Star rosters overlook the stars

Bijan Khalili, Staff Writer

February 5, 2015


Filed under Sports Talk

You had a good season, you're definitely All-Star material, but your name doesn't get called for the ballot. Then you realize the All-Star game is not about your skill, but rather a popularity contest. For the East, some notable players who should have made the cut include Kevin Love, Derrick...

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