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In the Paint: Paige Bueckers is the future

Paige Bueckers, a first-year on the University of Connecticut women's basketball team, has been an internet sensation since her days in high school and it’s easy to see why. On the court, Bueckers is an electric player whose playmaking abilities are really what makes her stand out. Although there is no shortage of talent and excitement in the WNBA, the internet fame that follows the new generation of athletes like Bueckers could bring more viewers to women’s basketball. 





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The Turf Monster: The 14 NBA teams that can win a title in 2021

To fill some of that basketball void that’s been lingering since the finals wrapped up, I’ve decided to look ahead and evaluate what the basketball landscape will look like in 2021. There are some exciting narratives and teams to explore, as well as several key players coming back from prolonged absences.


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Recapping the impact of COVID-19 on the NBA

On March 12, the National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its season until further notice, after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. There are 259 games left to be played this regular season, but nobody knows if things will resume.After Gobert’s test came back ...




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The Turf Monster: Los Angeles basketball is overhyped

The seat of power in the NBA is out west. No, not in San Francisco anymore. 2019’s injury-riddled season finale for the Warriors made sure of that. Instead, the throne of NBA brilliance lies in Staples Center, at the heart of Los Angeles, split between two teams. After the summer of 2019 brought Kawhi ...


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Shades of Gray: Kobe Bryant and how to remember our fallen heroes

When Kobe Bryant passed away on Jan. 26, along with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven others in a helicopter accident, it seemed as if the whole world was mourning. In the hours, days and even weeks following his death, social media platforms were flooded with posts paying tribute — painting ...


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Postgame Press: Be a good sport

“Be a good sport." I think that is a line from "The Great Gatsby" (1925), but I may have heard it somewhere else. All I know is that in sports, good sportsmanship is a standard for players and teams to uphold, even at professional levels when all the players are grown-up. One of those ...



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Weidner's Words: Changing perceptions

Luka Dončić has had a breakout rookie year thus far, revitalizing a Dallas Mavericks fan base that hasn’t had this level of excitement since Dirk Nowitzki willed his team to the 2011 NBA championship with a performance for the ages. Dončićhas created a highlight reel full of lobs to DeAndre Jordan ...



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The Coin Toss: Beasts of the East

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold and unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports.Last week, I predicted two first-round NBA playoff match-ups from the Western Conference. I had the Jazz advancing over the Clippers and the Rockets winning their series against the Thunder. ...


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The Coin Toss: It's the final (NBA) countdown!

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about some of your favorite professional sports.Last week, I did some MLB season award predictions. We'll have to wait until the end of the MLB season to see which picks (if any) were correct. Hopefully, I'll still be predicting ...


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The Coin Toss: Time to "boogie" in New Orleans

Welcome to The Coin Toss, where I make some bold, unlikely predictions about your favorite professional sports.Last week, I predicted two of four All-Star event winners correctly. I learned not to doubt "Porzingod" as the 7-foot-3-inch Porzingis won the skills challenge over my pick of Isaiah ...



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Under the Lights: Pettiness lives

We knew Thursday’s matchup between the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors, pitting ex-superstar teammates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant against each other, was going to be epic. We couldn’t have imagined, though, that it would be so delightfully petty.Durant and Westbrook ...



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Jersey Over Apron: Lowering the rim lowers the game

Sports have always been a male-dominated enterprise. From the beginnings of sports, male bodies have always been considered to be the pinnacle of athletic accomplishment. Male athletes then and now are typically valued based on stereotypically masculine attributes like physicality, toughness and having ...