Tag: Basketball

When It Comes to Drug Testing, NBA Using TSA’s Definition of ‘Random’

by Alex Poletti

Lakers shooting guard Alex Caruso has been the media’s darling after photoshopped pictures of his workouts went viral. To no one’s surprise, Caruso was hit with a random drug test from the league. Officials from the NBA confirm that when it comes to drug testing, the league uses the TSA’s definition of random.

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Police Catch DeMarcus Cousins in Low-Speed, Injury-Prone Chase

by Alex Poletti

Police in Mobile, Alabama, announced that they have officially caught and detained Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins pursuant to an arrest warrant for a misdemeanor domestic violence charge for harassing communications. The arrest was preceded by a chase on foot, conducted at a low speed to avoid any further injuries to Cousins.

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Washed Up, Small-Town Star Trying to Make It Big in LA

by Alex Poletti

The Second String recently caught up with a small-town star who just moved to LA with aspirations of making it big. The 33-year-old, named Dwight Howard, has failed to capitalize during his time in smaller markets, but still hopes to succeed in the city of angels.

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World Somehow Still Surprised by DeMarcus Cousins Injury

by Alex Poletti

Despite a lengthy injury history that has limited DeMarcus Cousins to less than 55 games in each of the last four seasons, the basketball world was somehow still surprised by an injury to the Lakers center during preseason workouts.

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After Cold Season, Heat to Rebrand as Miami Luke-Warm

by Alex Poletti

After a disappointing 2018 season, the Miami Heat ownership has decided to take the team in a different direction. Rather than relocating as some franchises are want to do, the Heat opted to rebrand as the Miami Luke-Warm to temper the expectations of fans for seasons to come.

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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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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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