Author: Alex Poletti

LeBron James Pens Scouting Report of Son, Still Can’t Look Past Considerable Defensive Liability and Low Basketball IQ

by Alex Poletti

As 14-year-old LeBron James Jr. enters his first year at basketball powerhouse Sierra Canyon, his superstar dad offered a heartfelt scouting report of his son on Twitter in response to a Max Preps article. While he was proud, as all fathers are, he was quick to note that Bronny’s defensive play is a serious concern, and several parts of his game will leave D1 schools wanting more.

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NFL Won’t Discipline Tyreek Hill, Still Too Busy with Colin Kaepernick

by Alex Poletti

After a four month investigation, the NFL could not conclude whether Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill violated the league’s personal conduct policy, so he will not be disciplined. In reaching their decision, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell states the league is too busy to reach a conclusion, mainly because they are still spending so much time shitting on Colin Kaepernick.

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Opinion: J.K. Simmons Should Be Considered as Next Utah Jazz Head Coach

by Alex Poletti

Last year, the Utah Jazz proved that they were still contenders in a competitive Western Conference, finishing with the fifth seed; however, they were no match for the Houston Rockets, getting eliminated in five games. Despite new additions like Mike Conley to compliment budding stars Donvoan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert, it seems they will stay in playoff limbo after the conference as a whole got a facelift. To compete, they’ll have to do something drastic. The Second String knows just what to do.

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After Strong Summer League, Tacko Fall May Wither into Tacko Winter

by Alex Poletti

One of the biggest sensations of 2019’s NBA Summer League so far has been the 7’6 undrafted Tacko Fall, who has been lighting the world on fire with the Boston Celtics. Despite gaining popularity and performing admirably in Las Vegas, analysts for The Second String feel that Tacko Fall may burn out if he makes the regular season roster, citing his potential to become Tacko Winter.

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Jalen Hurts Yet to Be Named Starting QB, Coaches Wary to Ruin Reputation as Best Backup

by Alex Poletti

Jalen Hurts’ transfer to Oklahoma has been one of the top stories at Big 12 media days this week in Arlington, Texas. With the former Alabama quarterback on the squad, the Sooners hope to maintain the record-setting offensive production of last year’s Kyler Murray-led team. However, head coach Lincoln Riley has yet to name Hurts as the starting quarterback, saying he doesn’t want to ruin the 20-year-old’s reputation as the NCAA’s premier backup.

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LaVar Ball Says He Could Beat a Pelican One-On-One

by Alex Poletti

We knew the internet’s most famous sports parent wouldn’t stay silent forever. Weeks after his son Lonzo was sent to New Orleans as part of the Anthony Davis trade, LaVar Ball has stated that he could easily take a pelican in a one-one-one basketball game.

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