Category: Basketball

LeBron James to Honor Class of 2020 by Dunking on Several Seniors

by Alex Poletti
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NBA star and philanthropist LeBron James has done it again this week, vowing to honor the class of 2020 by hosting a graduation event which will feature the all-time great dunking on a few lucky graduating seniors. Continue reading “LeBron James to Honor Class of 2020 by Dunking on Several Seniors”

Scouting Report: James Wiseman Not Playing for a Year Really Appeals to Warriors with Potential First Overall Pick

by Alex Poletti
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With the NBA draft just one month away, The Second String’s series where our team of analysts dissects every aspect of a prospect’s game to see if they are really worth a top ten lottery pick has returned. Here’s our pick for number one: Continue reading “Scouting Report: James Wiseman Not Playing for a Year Really Appeals to Warriors with Potential First Overall Pick”

New Michael Jordan Documentary Unearths Series of Racist Tweets from Early ‘90s

by Alex Poletti
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In a shocking discovery that may change the way we look at basketball’s biggest icon, the team behind the 10-part Michael Jordan documentary series “The Last Dance” has unearthed a series of racist tweets from the early ‘90s during his first stint with the Chicago Bulls. Continue reading “New Michael Jordan Documentary Unearths Series of Racist Tweets from Early ‘90s”

Donations Flood in For Houston Rockets Owner Tillman Fertitta, Man ‘Most Affected’ by COVID-19, per Fox News

by Alex Poletti
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In an incredible show of public support, citizens of the United States have done all they can to contribute to charity efforts to help billionaire Tillman Fertitta, owner of the Houston Rockets, who was described by Fox News host Brian Kilmeade as the man “most holistically affected” by the coronavirus pandemic. Continue reading “Donations Flood in For Houston Rockets Owner Tillman Fertitta, Man ‘Most Affected’ by COVID-19, per Fox News”

Devin Booker Wins Last Ever NBA 2K Players Tournament

by Alex Poletti
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For the first time in their pathetic existence, Phoenix Suns fans had something to be excited about as guard Devin Booker won the last ever NBA 2K players tournament, winning $100,000 and a special spot in oblivion. Continue reading “Devin Booker Wins Last Ever NBA 2K Players Tournament”

In Desperate Attempt at Publicity, Washington Wizards Sign Harry Potter to One-Year Contract

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Ranking as the least important Washington sports team after the recent success of the Nationals and Capitals, and with sports declining in influence as a whole during the pandemic, the Washington Wizards announced on Tuesday that they have come to terms with fictional wizard Harry Potter on a one-year contract, hoping it will increase publicity for the squad.

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Kevin Garnett Celebrates Hall of Fame Selection by Shooting Adam Sandler

by Alex Poletti
Photo by A24

A surprise to no one, Kevin Garnett was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday in a class that included fellow legends like Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant. To celebrate the tremendous achievement, the power forward expressed his joy by shooting his “Uncut Gems” co-star Adam Sandler in the face with a handgun. Continue reading “Kevin Garnett Celebrates Hall of Fame Selection by Shooting Adam Sandler”

Utah Jazz Layoff Employees to Reflect Music World at Large

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Sam Forencich

The economic downturn of 2020 has found its way to the NBA, with the Utah Jazz laying off some non-basketball personnel. While the decision was in part for economic necessity, Jazz president Jim Olson says this is inspired by the current state of the jazz musicians in the world at large.

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NBA Players Contemplate Singing ‘Imagine’ as Influence Wanes

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images

While the NBA has done its best to limit the spread of coronavirus by halting play until further notice, with some players going above and beyond by covering the salary of arena employees, basketball stars are still struggling with the loss of influence they’ve had since commissioner Adam Silver postponed the season. With this in mind, a coalition of players has started to contemplate singing John Lennon’s “Imagine” as a way to stay in the public consciousness.

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LeBron James Closing Gap in MVP Race Now That No Teams Are Playing

by Alex Poletti
Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy / Getty Images

With NBA games postponed until further notice, attention turns to the MVP race, where Lakers forward LeBron James is climbing up the MVP ladder. According to some voters, the distance between season-long front runner Giannis Antetokounmpo and James is less than ever before, especially now that neither star is playing. Continue reading “LeBron James Closing Gap in MVP Race Now That No Teams Are Playing”