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Kevin Durant Spotlight

Kevin Durant shooting a free throw on his old team in 2014 (OKC)

Andrew S., Reporter

March 9, 2020

On September 29, 1988, one of the more well known and famous NBA stars would be born. On this day, famous and widely known basketball player Kevin Durant would be born. He was born in Suitland, Maryland, and was born to his parents Wanda and Wayne Durant. When Durant was just a tiny little infant, h...

Lamelo Ball Succession

Lamelo talking to his teammate in a tournament with adults as a high school sstudent

Caitlyn C., Reporter

January 28, 2020

Born on August 22, 2001, Lamelo Ball is currently thriving in his career, playing basketball. Starting in the eighth grade, Lamelo scored 32 points against an under-17 team. He attended a local high school, Chino Hills High School. He was being scouted very early on, similar to LeBron James. He also stars ...

Earvin “Magic” Johnson Spotlight

Magic Johnson posting up on one of the wizards players years ago

Andrew N., Reporter

January 28, 2020

A boy by the name of Earvin Johnson Jr was born on August 14, 1959, in Lansing, Michigan, and had grown up in a house with nine brothers and sisters, not knowing that one day, he will become one of the most dominant basketball players in the NBA. With Earvin’s love for basketball, he then acquired th...

Lakers Big Success in 2019-2020 Season

Dwight Howard in his jersey as he has returned to the Lakers this season

Diego G., Editor

December 19, 2019

A few years ago, the Lakers were in a rebuilding age, not placing well in their conference at all. They weren’t expected to sign any big players, but then in the summer of 2018, the Lakers made one of the biggest moves in franchise history. They signed Lebron James, arguably the best basketball pl...

Stephen Curry Spotlight

Stephen Curry in his jersey in front of the teams logo.

Celine K., Reporter

October 9, 2019

Born in 1998, March 14, Wardell Stephen Curry II is a 31-year-old professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. Ever since he was a boy, Curry dreamed of playing basketball like his father, Dell Curry. This dream became a reality for him, and Steph, short for Stephen, has led his team...

Kawhi Leonard’s “Helluva Shot” Allows Raptors to Advance

Kawhi Leonard's

Jacqueline C., Editor

May 29, 2019

The NBA world is going crazy after seeing the “helluva shot” made by Toronto Raptors forward, Kawhi Leonard. He made NBA history being the NBA’s first ever buzzer beater in a game seven. His unbelievable shot allowed the Raptors to advance against the Philadelphia 76ers for the first time since ...

Surprise Eliminations in 2019 Playoffs

Surprise Eliminations in 2019 Playoffs

Jack R., Reporter

May 25, 2019

Recently, on April 23, 2019, one of history's most heroic basket was shot by no other than the one and only Damian Lillard. It was game 5 in round 1 of the 2019 NBA Playoffs. The game was tied 115-115 with 10 seconds left. Instead of creating a play, Damian trusted his instincts and started dribbling...

NBA Playoffs

NBA Playoffs

Diego G., Reporter

May 16, 2019

The 2019 NBA playoffs have been going on for the past two weeks, and there have been upsets, clutch shots, and a couple of bloopers here and there. One crazy fact about this is that Lebron James isn’t in the playoffs this year. This is the first time Lebron James hasn’t been in the playoffs since the ...

Shaun Livingston: The Comeback

Shaun Livingston: The Comeback

Jack R., Reporter

May 13, 2019

In 2007, Shaun Livingston’s basketball game changed completely changed. It was stolen. He picked up the ball and headed for the fastbreak score. He went up for the lay-up but was contested by a defender trying to block the shot. He landed awkwardly. It was one of the most painful and worst injuries...

What are the Chances of Getting a Perfect Bracket?

What are the Chances of Getting a Perfect Bracket?

Diego G., Reporter

April 25, 2019

Millions of people participate in March Madness even though they don’t watch college basketball. In fact, a 12-year-old boy won the ESPN March Madness bracket tournament on won just guessing most of the games. This shows how lucky you must be to get a perfect bracket. Many experts spend hours and ev...

Can The Duke Blue Devils Be March Madness Champions?

March Madness

Jack R., Reporter

March 7, 2019

Currently, the Duke Blue Devils are ranked the No. 2 team in the United States. Their current record is 22-1, followed by the No. 1 ranked team, the Tennessee Volunteers, with a record of 22-1. Duke’s power was starting five that have led them to a very successful season this year have been coming in t...

Are the Clippers Legit Contenders?

Los Angeles Clippers

William S., Editor

December 13, 2018

One of the biggest surprises in the 2018-2019 NBA seasons came from the Los Angeles Clippers. They have become the first seed in the tough western conference, even though they do not have any star players. Although they are playing well, the question of can they last until the playoffs remain. The Cl...

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