Luke Walton, Richard Jefferson

Luke Walton, Richard Jefferson, and Chase Budinger to play volleyball against AVP Pro Players

In what is being dubbed the “greatest sand volleyball match ever assembled,” NBA player Richard Jefferson, current Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton, and former NBA player turned professional beach volleyball player Chase Budinger will play against, and with, five professional beach volleyball players from the AVP tour. Hermosa Beach in California is the location, and

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The spotlight of the NBA is slowly drifting away from LeBron James

LeBron James is someone who isn’t shy of the spotlight. He’s been heralded the king since high school and has been the star of the show ever since. However, in the past couple of years, that spotlight on James has changed and I think he has noticed that as well. The phrase “face of the

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An inside look at the proposed 1-16 playoff seeding for the 2018 NBA Playoffs

Throughout the years of the NBA Playoffs, we’ve grown accustomed to the 1 through 8 seeding in each conference. However, with the recent balance of power shifting West, individuals have grown weary of the current format. Instead, they’d like to see the “best” two teams meet in The Finals as opposed to earlier in the

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What Is Wrong With Jabari Parker?

The Milwaukee Bucks entered the 2018 NBA Playoffs as the seven seed with a favorable matchup against the injury-plagued Boston Celtics. Giannis Antetokunmpo was a Celtics killer in the regular season averaging 33.5 points and 10.8 rebounds per game, so all he needed was help from his teammates to advance to the semifinals. After two

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Sixers

Sixers Used Discussions of Religion and Politics to Build Team Chemistry

Losing in any sport is tough. As a young player in the NBA, the only thing you know is winning. You most likely won in AAU ball, won District and State Championships in high school, and likely went to a high-profile NCAA program. Being a young player on the Sixers roster between 2013 and 2016,

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Warriors

Key storylines for Warriors-Spurs heading into Game 3

The red-hot shooting of Klay Thompson No other player in this series has left as big an imprint as Klay Thompson. Using the gift that has made him into the elite player he is today, his sweet stroke has been crippling any chance of a Spurs upset. In the opening game of the series, Thompson

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After First Loss in Weeks, How Will The Sixers Respond?

Game 2 of the first round matchup between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers caught many by surprise. The Heat imploded in the second half of Game 1 due to the Sixers locking up on the defensive end while also getting some of the most efficient shooting they’ve seen all season from the likes of

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How the outcome of the Thunder-Jazz series can impact both franchises

The opening weekend of the NBA Playoffs included a 116-108 Oklahoma City Thunder win over the Utah Jazz. “Playoff P” (Paul George) introduced himself to the Thunder home crowd, and Donovan Mitchell showed toughness by playing through an injury/pain. Regardless of how this series turns out, the outcome could affect both franchises in different ways.

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LeBron James

LeBron James and the Cavaliers have to play the role of aggressor in Game 2

The Indiana Pacers took Game 1 with assertiveness and aggression. They kept Cleveland on their heels by constantly attacking. The lead got up to 21 in the first quarter and while Cleveland came within striking distance, they just couldn’t get over the hump. In Game 2, roles must be reversed if the Cavaliers don’t want to

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Blazers Pelicans

Game Notes: Two Things to Watch for in Blazers/Pelicans Game 2

Often seen as an afterthought in the Western Conference, the New Orleans Pelicans came out in game one of their series against the Portland Trail Blazers and showed that they will be a tough out over the next week and a half. Despite a bad shooting night and falling down by 19, the Blazers managed

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