NBA Rookie of the Year race down to two

Justin Norris | Staff Writer The rookie class that has headlined the 2017-18 NBA season is one of the deepest classes in recent memory. Ben Simmons, Donovan Mitchell, Jayson Tatum, Kyle Kuzma, Lauri Markkanen, Lonzo Ball, Dennis Smith Jr. and others have all given their respective franchises hope about being potential cornerstones for years to come. Despite the number of rookies having strong inaugural seasons, the race for the Rookie of the Year award has virtually been cut down to two. These men are Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz and Ben Simmons of the Philadelphia 76ers. These two rookies … Continue reading NBA Rookie of the Year race down to two

New look in NBA All-Star Game

Nazim Trammell-Wells | Contributing Writer This year’s All-Star Game in Los Angeles has players feeling a little festive, and it isn’t because of a party in Hollywood. The NBA switched up the landscape of the All-Star Game by ditching the old-fashioned way of having the Western Conference teams play Eastern Conference teams. This year, they are implementing a new format that permits the top vote-getters from each conference to select their own team of All-Stars. LeBron James and Stephen Curry received the most votes from their respective conferences this year, so this will make for a very entertaining game. Team … Continue reading New look in NBA All-Star Game

NBA’s biggest surprises and flops

Harrington Gardiner | Contributing Writer This NBA season so far has its fair share of expectations. The Warriors, Spurs and Rockets are expected to compete for the Western Conference crown. It’s also expected that LeBron James will lead the Cavaliers to Eastern Conference supremacy for the fourth year in a row. However, every year, it’s important to recognize the different highlights that occur in the association. Even with annual big surprises, there are always flops–whether it’s individual performance or teams not playing up to their true potential. With this being said, surprises and flops are important to help fans understand … Continue reading NBA’s biggest surprises and flops