By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The NBA Playoff picture is finally set, after a dramatic finish to close the regular season. The Boston Celtics managed to overtake the Cleveland Cavaliers for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, despite Cleveland holding the spot for most of the year. The Portland Trail Blazers clinched the final seed in the Western Conference after the Nuggets, the last team that could catch them, lost on a 36 foot Russell Westbrook three-pointer at the buzzer. The Miami Heat, after an 11-30 start to the season, managed to go 30-11 to close the season, missing … Continue reading Cavs, Warriors favorites in NBA Playoffs
By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ UCLA men’s basketball has undergone a dramatic transformation this season, moving from 15-17 last season to 31-4 and a Sweet 16 appearance (and possibly more) this season. At the center of this transformation is freshman sensation Lonzo Ball, a 6’6,” pass-first point guard who leads the nation in assists at 7.6 a game. Ball is widely considered to be a lock to go in the top two in the NBA Draft in June, as he is projected behind only Washington point guard Markelle Fultz. One of the main concerns about Ball has nothing to do … Continue reading Opinion: LaVar Ball’s outlandish comments shouldn’t hurt sons
By: Donnie Menke ~Staff Writer~ The NBA trade deadline was Thursday, and it came and went without many notable deals. However, one controversial trade among others emerged with the supposed “robbery” of the Sacramento Kings by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans acquired DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins, whom many consider one of, if not the, best center in the NBA. They also acquired forward Omri Casspi in exchange for forward Tyreke Evans, who had previously played for the Kings from 2009-2013 before leaving in free agency, and guards Buddy Hield and Langston Galloway in addition to a top-3 protected first round … Continue reading Boogie trade dominates deadline deals
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