Author: Addam M. Francisco

Founder & Editor-in-Chief. National Association of Black Journalists. University of Central Oklahoma.

Harden Has Always Been The Problem, Not CP3…and Not Russell Westbrook

Four seasons ago, the grind-hard Houston Rockets team that featured James Harden, Lou Williams, Eric Gordon, and the poster boy for modern-day NBA grind, Patrick Beverley, went 55-27, finishing third in the Western Conference, then underachieved, losing in the conference semifinals. The following season, Daryl Morey brought in Chris Paul in an attempt to jumpstart […]

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Weathering the Storm: Boynton is the Man for Oklahoma State

Cowboy fans should be optimistic about the direction head coach Mike Boynton’s taking the program in, especially with the unforeseen ups and downs the program has gone through since he took over as head coach. The 38-year-old Boynton, now entering his fourth season as head coach, took over the program in the Spring of 2017, […]

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All Eyez On Cade

This year’s Big 12 preseason polls can be misleading. Although the Oklahoma State Cowboys were picked to finish seventh by the league’s coaches for the 2020-21 season, there’s still a lot of buzz around this year’s squad in Stillwater. The draw toward the Cowboy program is attributed to the incoming freshman class, which enters this […]

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CP3 impacted conservative Oklahoma with his authentic, liberal self

Should the Thunder retire Chris Paul’s jersey someday? Erik Horne from The Athletic threw that idea out there with the first sentence of his latest article. That idea does provide a very legitimate question. It would be a rather unconventional jersey retirement, but it wouldn’t be unreasonable in the slightest. I’m not here to discuss […]

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The good and the bad about the Daigneault hire

Billy Donovan and the Oklahoma City Thunder parted ways just over two months ago. Since then, the uncertainty surrounding an uncertain upcoming season got even more…uncertain. As of Wednesday morning, the Thunder were a week away from drafting their first-round pick before naming their next head coach. On Thursday, however, general manager Sam Presti pulled […]

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Having fun with NBA rumors: LaMelo Ball to OKC?

Doesn’t it seem like the NBA season just ended? That’s because it did. It’s been one month since the Los Angeles Lakers won their 17th NBA Title, and due to this twilight zone type of year, the next season is coming quickly. With a tentative Dec. 22 start date, that gives teams a little more […]

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