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Cool or Drool: Phil Jackson Targets Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony

Dan Bisno, Columnist
April 21, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

As a 10-time NBA All-Star, three-time Olympic gold medalist and former NCAA Champion, Carmelo Anthony commands respect. But he’s received anything but from New York Knicks executive Phil Jackson. Ever since Jackson joined the Knicks organization in 2014, he has been eager to take cheap shots at An...

NBA Should Shrink Playoff Field, Cut Lesser Teams to Boost Competition

Jack Brewster, Columnist
April 14, 2017
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

This past week, the 2016–2017 NBA regular season came to a close. The playoff seeding is now set and the teams who clinched playoff spots are preparing to make a run. Fans are hopeful the 2017 Finals will be as good as last year’s, when the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied back from a 3–1 deficit to de...

Cool or Drool: And Now, a Message from Our Sponsors

Dan Bisno, Columnist
April 22, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Every year the NBA seemingly becomes more and more popular. With Kobe Bryant’s recent retirement and the Golden State Warriors breaking Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls’ 72–10 single-season win record, the U.S.’s attention has largely been consumed by basketball this spring. Either way, since...

Golden State of Mind

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
April 15, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

Wednesday night was one many fans of the Na­tional Basketball Associa­tion will never forget. Not only did the Gold­en State Warriors break the 1995–1996 Chicago Bulls’ regular season re­cord of 72 wins by defeat­ing the Memphis Grizzlies 125–104, but prolific point guard Stephen Curry...

NBA in Golden Limbo

Randy Ollie, Sports Editor
February 19, 2016
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

As another NBA trade deadline came and went on Thursday, the NBA ros­ters officially cemented for the rest of the season. Bar­ring a few possible excep­tions, teams will remain virtually the same until af­ter the NBA Championship this summer, when trades become legal by league guidelines once more...

Cool or Drool: NBA Rookie Begins Reckless Rampage

Dan Bisno, Columnist
December 11, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

The NBA season is finally in high gear, and it only took six weeks for a rookie to make a fool of himself. It’s always a waiting game after the NBA draft: Which soon-to-be rich 19-year-old draftee is going to show the world that, despite having a pro­fessional career, he acts his age? The third pick...

Cool or Drool: Durant, Smith Square Off in Exaggerated Feud

Dan Bisno, Columnist
October 9, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

National sports nowadays are 80 percent reality TV show and 20 percent actual sports game. With the endless sports commentary shows, Twitter feuds and general gossip, many sports fans have become more enamored with the players’ personal lives than with their game performance. Amid all this excitement,...

Cavs’ Title Hopes Hit Snag

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
May 1, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Attention Oberlin College seniors: You have two more sure opportunities to see LeBron live in action this season — maybe forever. Shell out the big bucks and see the best athlete on the planet throw down. It was a midsummer’s dream come true for Cavaliers fans. In early July, as the haze wafted ...

NBA Will Miss Durant

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
April 3, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

On March 27, news broke that Oklahoma Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant would miss the remainder of the NBA season due to complications in recovering from a Jones fracture in his right foot, which he suffered in early October of last year. He’s since had bone graft surgery, beginning his long road...

Sanders Walks Away from Game: Cool or Drool?

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
March 6, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Welcome to this week’s edition of “Cool or Drool?” We are your one-stop shop for biased opinions on off-the-field sports stories. It’s been an eventful season for the Milwaukee Bucks. Losing the second overall draft pick, Jabari Parker, to a torn ACL devastated fans who had high hopes for the...

Westbrook on Fire

Nate Levinson, Sports Editor
March 6, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

For the past month, Russell Westbrook has been by far the best player in the NBA. In the month of February, the 26-year-old star guard averaged 31.2 points, 10.3 assists and 9.1 rebounds per game, all while leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 9–3 record and single-handedly keeping them in the race for th...

Definitive Biases: Budding NBA Stars Enter Primetime

Dan Bisno and Henry Weissberg
February 20, 2015
Filed under SPORTS, Sports Column

Welcome back, sports fanatics. It’s been quite a week in the NBA universe. Last Friday Mo’ne Davis, the 13-year-old Little League pitching phenom, gave Kevin Hart the “spin cycle” in the All Star Celebrity Game. On Saturday, Zach LaVine soared head-to-rim to win the Slam Dunk Contest, and Steph Cur...

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