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Why Anthony Davis is worth every single penny

Why Anthony Davis is worth every single penny

Lauren Holmes

April 30, 2015

Despite the New Orleans Pelicans four game elimination in the first round of the 2015 playoffs, power forward Anthony Davis is on the brink of being offered the league maximum salary of about $140 million over five years. With that contract, Davis will make roughly $28 million per season, which would...

NBA to undergo drug testing in offseason

NBA to undergo drug testing in offseason

Lauren Holmes

April 28, 2015

The league is filled with 250 pound, six-foot 11-inch men soaring through the air and racing up the court in record speeds. So instant muscle increase, reduced body fat and pin-point vision would only give our comic book heroes a run for their money. Fortunately for Superman and the rest of the Justice ...

Who will be the next NBA 2k commentator?

Who will be the next NBA 2k commentator?

Lauren Holmes

April 13, 2015

NBA 2K15, a 2015 of installment of the second best-selling basketball video game franchise, makes Steve Kerr the only current NBA participant to have dual roles in the game as an analyst and a coach. Kerr accepted the Golden State Warriors head coaching job only months before NBA 2K15 finished game p...

A look at Russell Westbrook’s triple-double spree

A look at Russell Westbrook’s triple-double spree

Lauren Holmes

April 10, 2015

Oklahoma City Thunder combo-guard Russell Westbrook added another component to his repertoire this season: triple-doubles. While his scoring tantrums include setting three new career-highs in points (45, 48, 49), Westbrook also sits at 11 triple-doubles for the season to join Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Lar...

The Steve Kerr Effect

The Steve Kerr Effect

Lauren Holmes

April 9, 2015

After laying the foundation during his two-season tenure from 2012-14, Golden State Warriors’ previous head coach Mark Jackson was one season away from being in his shoes. Jackson led the Warriors to their first back-to-back playoff appearance after being absent since 2007 – a big jump from four...

Golden State Warriors guards are making a splash

Golden State Warriors guards are making a splash

Lauren Holmes

April 1, 2015

Besides when the eighth seeded Warriors bested the top seeded Dallas Mavericks in six games of the 2006- 07 first round playoffs, there’s been a lot of empty seats in Golden State’s Oracle Arena. Luckily much has changed since that season. With the absence of star point guard Monta Ellis and the...

Dean Smith’s legacy lives on

Dean Smith’s legacy lives on

Lauren Holmes

March 30, 2015

He had plans after death. A post- humorous dinner date with about 180 players that suited up for him in his 36 year career as University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s head coach. Dean Smith, who died February 7th this year at 83, didn’t know when he would take his final breath, but he did...

A perfect circle: a look back at Dirk Nowitzki’s legacy

A perfect circle: a look back at Dirk Nowitzki’s legacy

Lauren Holmes

March 26, 2015

The only player to earn 25,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 1,000 3- pointers, 1,000 steals and 1,000 blocks in NBA history. Dirk Nowitzki’s circles are exclusive. The seven foot power forward welcomed that the moment he decided to spot up behind the arc instead of posting up on the block, something...

Former NBA MVP and current Los Angeles Laker Steve Nash calls it quits after 19 seasons

Former NBA MVP and current Los Angeles Laker Steve Nash calls it quits after 19 seasons

Lauren Holmes

March 23, 2015

One of the first things basketball players learn, whether from a coach or failure, is to never leave your feet when attempting a pass to team mates. The possibility of getting caught in the air with nowhere to go happens more often than not. Just don’t do it. Don’t pass the ball with one hand...

Orlando Magic honor Shaquille O’Neal with Hall of Fame induction

Orlando Magic honor Shaquille O’Neal with Hall of Fame induction

Lauren Holmes

March 19, 2015

Years before he drew a New York crowd into chanting "Kobe [Bryant] how my a-- taste?" during a freestyle rap in 2008, his 2006 NBA championship with the Miami Heat, and his historic Los Angeles Lakers career, the "Big Diesel" broke backboards with the Orlando Magic at the Amway Center in Florida in...

Social media is changing the news— For the bad and good

Social media is changing the news— For the bad and good

Lauren Holmes

March 10, 2015

Social media has done it again. Thanks to Mark Zuckerberg stealing the Facebook idea from his college buddies, we can now bring kitchen table discussions to global platforms because regardless of how petty or irrelevant the color of a dress may be, we care. It's inevitable that unreliable platforms like ...

New NFL salary cap flexes league’s monetary power

New NFL salary cap flexes league’s monetary power

Lauren Holmes

March 5, 2015

The glare from Dez Bryant’s diamond studded earrings is hard to miss from the Dallas Cowboy’s sideline as he stands with helmet in hand watching the defense go to work on game days. Bryant can continue to buy all the jewelry he wants. For the 2015 NFL season, Cowboys number one wide receiver will...

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