Category: NBA

Rap and Athletics: An Entanglement for the Stars

Over the last several years, the music industry has seen a dramatic rise in rap music. Not only has rap surpassed rock as the most consumed music genre in the U.S., but rappers have also played an increasingly important role in politics. Most notably, though, rap has become ingrained in professional sports.  Many teams across [...]

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Admit One: Courtside Seat in the NBA Bubble

I was lucky enough to be selected to be a virtual fan for Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on Sept. 8. While it would’ve been ideal to witness the game in person, being a virtual fan was an unreal experience.  In the two arenas that [...]

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Rebuilt and Rebranded: 76ers Seek New Coach, Horizons

After seven seasons of high highs and low lows, Brett Brown’s career as the head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers has come to an end. Brown’s dismissal from the team occurred shortly after the 76ers were swept in the first round of the 2020 NBA playoffs by the Boston Celtics on Aug. 23. While his [...]

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Bubble Madness: NBA Playoffs Unlike Ever Before

In the 2019 NBA Finals, the Golden State Warriors took on the Toronto Raptors in a nail-biting series. The playoffs and Finals this year, though, will take place without fans, and NBA teams will remain in a "bubble" to prevent coronavirus outbreaks./Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons After a four and a half month hiatus, the NBA [...]

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Why it Truly was ‘The Last Dance’ for Michael Jordan: Episodes 9 and 10

Former professional basketball star Michael Jordan celebrates his 1993 Championship victory. This and the rest of Jordan's career are highlighted in ESPN's documentary "The Last Dance"/Courtesy of Netflix As he presented professional basketball star Michael Jordan with his fifth MVP award in 1998, former Commissioner David Stern professed: “on behalf of everyone this evening, thank [...]

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