Author: A. Suave Francisco

Founder & Editor-in-Chief. National Association of Black Journalists. University of Central Oklahoma.
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Swedish Ambassador denies ‘Inhumane’ conditions for ASAP Rocky in detention

An Ambassador to Sweden spoke with a TMZ reporter in an interview and answered numerous questions about ASAP Rocky’s arrest and time spent in the Swedish detention center. Also discussed were the racial bias shown towards him and the condition of the detention center he’s in. ASAP has not been singled out, according to Karin […]

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OKC-Houston trade: A crucial juncture for Westbrook and Paul’s legacy

It has been exactly one week since the Oklahoma City Thunder’s cornerstone icon Russell Westbrook was traded off to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul. After three consecutive seasons filled with unlimited promise, but lackluster results equaling three postseason wins since the 2015-2016 season, it was understandably time for Sam Presti to pull the plug […]

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From unappreciated to beloved, Russ made OKC a big league city

July 11, 2019, will forever be a bittersweet day for Thunder and Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa, OK will always be a bittersweet location for Thunder fans as general manager Sam Presti decided to pull the plug on an 11-year partnership with the face of the franchise and city, Russell Westbrook. The news broke just before […]

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Gilgeous-Alexander: Built to be OKC’s next star point guard

At this point, everyone is aware of Sam Presti trading Paul George during peak club hours early Sunday morning. The trade represented PG’s discontent with the direction the Thunder organization is headed, and Kawhi Leonard consequently recruiting him. That’s fine. The Thunder still have Westbrook, right? Well as of now the answer is yes, but […]

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George to LAC says nothing about Westbrook, everything about George

It wasn’t long ago, one year to be exact when Paul George stood up in front of a few hundred Thunder fans at a house party in Arcadia, OK with a cigar in his hand, announcing that he’d be returning to Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder gambled on George after the […]

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The rise of young Coco Gauff

A 15-year-old winning a match at Wimbledon is impressive, but it has happened before. Cori “Coco” Gauff isn’t your typical freshman in high school as she’s coasting through Wimbledon. Gauff’s Cinderella run continued after she defeated 28-year-old, 60th ranked Polona Hercog 3-6, 7-6 (9-7), 7-5. Gauff rallied back from being down big in the second […]

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Summer League: OKC’s young guns will be vital in OKC’s growth

The NBA Summer League for elite NBA teams is usually downplayed, due to its unimportance in the whole scheme of things. Though organized basketball in the month of July is a straight delicacy, fans aren’t reading into the results or the performances of the players as much. The same goes for the Thunder, especially considering […]

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