Month: January 2020

By the Numbers: Thunder at Kings

Box Score. The Oklahoma City Thunder went into Sacramento tonight looking to start another winning streak. They were on a 5-game winning streak before losing to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night, but they were without their floor general, Chris Paul. Both teams struggled to shoot the ball in the 1st quarter. Danilo Gallinari couldn’t […]

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Haiti in the house: Lu Dort catches stride in 120-100 win

On an emotional night without Chris Paul, the Thunder got handled by the Dallas Mavericks at home. Two nights later, the Thunder traveled to Sacramento and made the Golden 1 Center their home for the night. After both teams started the first quarter slowly (the Thunder led 23-16), one of those teams woke up. Luckily […]

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Reminiscing on my 23-year idolization of Kobe Bryant

It was February 8, 1997, at Mary L. Brown’s house in Lincoln Terrace, Oklahoma City, OK where I was four years old, eating popcorn and watching the NBA Slam Dunk competition. Mary L. Brown was my maternal grandmother and my first influence on professional sports. She was the biggest Michael Jordan fan, and outright basketball […]

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Dear Kobe

Dear Kobe, I still remember my earliest memories of watching you play for the Lakers. Seeing you and Shaq bring my hometown three straight titles in a style of dominance that not many teams could have ever attempted. Seeing the birth of the Black Mamba, the switch from no. 8 to no. 24. The different […]

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Sparks veteran Alana Beard announces retirement

Alana Beard left her mark in a historic 15-year WNBA career. After 15 seasons in the WNBA, Los Angeles Sparks guard/forward Alana Beard has announced her retirement from the league. In her native Shreveport, Louisiana, Beard made the announcement Wednesday on the Tim Fletcher Show, on the KWKH 1130 AM station. When Fletcher asked Beard […]

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Pels played scared, instead of aiming to win in Zion’s debut

It was perhaps the most hyped-up late-January matchup to debut a rookie in NBA history, but it was warranted. Zion Williamson made his NBA debut on Jan. 22, nearly 45 games into the season. The Pelicans fans and frankly, the entire NBA community was eager to see how Williamson would come out and play. The […]

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CP3 and OKC have a common goal: Why can’t they acquire it together?

Thunder guard Luguentz Dort earned my respect after a specific play during the Houston Rockets game on Monday night. In his first NBA start, the two-way rookie made a landmark play to, in my opinion, jumpstart his career. Dort fought his way around Clint Capela, jumped in front of James Harden just in time, and […]

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