All posts by A. Suave Francisco

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

NBA Top 10 Power Rankings: Week 7

Nearly a fourth into the 2018-2019 NBA season, things around the league are incredibly jumbled up. There are teams that have underachieved. Those teams specifically being the Washington Wizards and Boston Celtics of the Eastern Conference while the Houston Rockets and Utah Jazz of the Western Conference are doing the same. At the same time, ...

The UCO Mural: Let’s tell the truth about American history

In 1994, 105 years after the Land Run, a mural was painted outside of the south wall of the Communications Building at the University of Central Oklahoma. Following over ten years of controversy and a recent rehash of the conversation, the university decided to remove the mural and replace it with a more inclusive mural ...

OKC didn’t stick to identity in Sacramento

Over the last six to seven games the Oklahoma City Thunder changed their identity. For the first time in a very long time, they displayed the ability to consistently move the ball on offense while playing inspired, hard-nosed defense at the same time. On Monday night, the Thunder allowed the Sacramento Kings to have their ...

A new day, Schröder provides what OKC has been missing for years

Many things have changed for the Oklahoma City Thunder since the 2017-2018 experiment. Other than acquiring a couple reliable bench players and dropping some dead weight, the acquisition of Dennis Schröder for Carmelo Anthony made the biggest difference. Raymond Felton was helpful for the Thunder last season as Russell Westbrook's backup, but there was a ...

Showtime Thunder, Knicks Go KO: Five Thoughts

Showtime Thunder, Knicks go KO: Five Thoughts Last night, the Oklahoma City Thunder stormed over the New York Knicks to win their ninth game in the past ten, 128-103 the final score. From the tip-off, you could see the focus and the energy brought on the court by the Thunder. The Knicks didn’t stand a ...

Are the Thunder holding Steven Adams back from being an All-Star?

People always have the urge to change what’s not broken. It’s human nature, whether it’s the right thing to do or not. We see people trying to change what’s not broken in several areas of life. In the corporate world, in relationships, mechanically speaking, etcetera. In this case, it’s athletically. The Oklahoma City Thunder have ...

Bohemian Rhapsody: A Gem For Those That Don’t Know

The movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" wasn't a must-see for my fiancèe and I, but it seemed interesting to us, so we went ahead and gave it a try. Also, I was intrigued by the backstory of a band I've heard of but never really educated myself on. It was a very good movie but after reading ...

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