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Remembering Kobe Bryant

Photo Credits by Associated Press

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

March 3, 2020

On January 26, 2020, nine people, including former NBA star Kobe Bryant, died in a fatal helicopter crash in Calabasas, California enroute to a youth basketball game. Bryant had profound success in the NBA, being picked for the All-NBA team 15 times. He was an 18-time All-Star and was selected for...

From a Teen To A King: Part Two

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

November 26, 2018

Entering the 2010-11 season, James was the most highly coveted free agent, being contacted by multiple teams around the league. On July 8, ESPN hosted a national television special called “The Decision”, where James spoke on his time in Cleveland and also announced that he would be signing with t...

From a Teen to a King: Part One

Michael Chambers, Sports Reporter

November 9, 2018

Sixteen years ago, a young man from Akron, Ohio arrived at Madison Square Garden for the NBA draft. Eighteen year old LeBron James was the world’s highest ranked high school basketball player, accumulating three division titles and was voted “Ohio Mr. Basketball.” He was named to USA Today’s...

Chasing The Championship

Warriors Big-Three after acquiring elite forward Kevin Durant.

Michael Chambers, Reporter

March 27, 2018

The 2016-2017 NBA Finals ended with the Golden State Warriors winning their second title in three years, trumping LeBron James and the Cavaliers 4-1, leaving many to wonder how could they could ever be stopped.   Then came the offseason, and it seemed like more than ever before, players were ...

Atheletes should not be considered role models because of fame

Ryan Fort

November 26, 2013

Honestly, athletes shouldn’t be considered role models.  They should only be people that you admire and like; not someone you would like to aspire to be.  Dating back a few months ago in June, three big name athletes ruined their careers because of the poor choices they made. Many other professional...

Athletes and Social Networking

Ryan Fort

November 26, 2013

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and Myspace are all social networks that athletes use to catch up with friends and family, or vent frustration. And then you have the few athletes that use it as a way to get scholarships. Having said that, social media has become a huge problem for athletes. The...