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Op-Ed: NBA playoffs and the underrated teams surprising the competition

Op-Ed: NBA playoffs and the underrated teams surprising the competition

LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers lost game one in the opening round of playoffs. (David Liam Kyle/Getty Images).  Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs are underway, and the excitement and the hot takes are high and par for the course for the NBA. Three big stories have emerged from the

2018 NBA All-Star weekend yields memorable moments

Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns set a new record in the three-point contest. (Courtesy of Maddie Meyer). Matt Kaiser Connector Staff Beginning on Friday, Feb. 16 this year’s National Basketball Association (NBA) All-Star weekend was filled with unforgettable moments. The Rising Stars game, a collection of high-profile rookies, was packed with high-flying dunks and

Paul Pierce’s jersey retired with the Boston Celtics

Pierce was a seminal piece of the 2008 Boston Celtics’ Championship-winning team. (Courtesy of Getty Images) Matt Kaiser Connector Staff On Sunday, Feb. 11, Boston legend forward Paul Pierce, known as “The Truth,” had his jersey retired and raised to the rafters of the TD Garden. One of the instrumental members of the “Big Three”

Boston Celtics’ future looking brighter every day

Greg Monroe previously played for the Phoenix Suns. (Courtesy of the Boston Celtics) Matt Kaiser Connector Staff With the National Basketball Association (NBA) trade deadline closed as of Thursday, Feb. 8, and lots of teams making deals and signing contracts, the Boston Celtics are in a great position. Last week, the Celtics used some of

Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach Jason Kidd fired

Kidd served as the Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach for four years (Courtesy of Gregory Shamus). Matt Kaiser Connector Contributor On Monday, Jan. 22, the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and 10-time NBA All-Star, Jason Kidd, was fired after approximately three and a half seasons at the helm. It was reported that this action was

Top 10 NCAA basketball throwback jerseys

Bill Walton won two consecutive NCAA Championships at UCLA. (Courtesy of ncaa.com) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor A quarter-length sleeve shirt and knee-length padded pants – imagine Lebron James barreling down the lane in that. In the early 1900s, that was the appropriate attire. After compiling this list of NCAA basketball throwback jerseys and realizing I

Do away with one-and-dones

Greg Oden of Ohio State is one of the biggest draft busts in NBA history. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Alexander J. Salucco Connector Editor I love basketball, but I hate the NBA. It is not what it used to be. Yeah I know, I was not even alive to see Michael Jordan in his prime or

Kobe Bean Bryant: An enigma

Bryant’s 20-year career has been historic, and it may not be over. (Courtesy Photo) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Everyone has done it – taken the brown bag that your buffalo chicken pizza from Suppa’s came in, crumpled it up, sized up the trash can and said “Kobe” while you missed terribly. Kobe Bryant is almost an

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