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Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Despite perfect 12-0 playoff record, Cavs will beat ‘Dubs’ in seven games

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
May 31, 2017
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The moment that sports fans and probably the whole Bay Area have been waiting for has finally arrived: the NBA Finals. Bay Area fans are ready to see their home squad, the Golden State Warriors, redeem themselves from last year's finals loss and bring another championship back to Oakland. The War...

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1, 2017
Filed under Sports

On Tuesday during a road game against the Washington Wizards, Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia accidentally fell on forward Kevin Durant that caused the superstar swingman visible pain in his left leg. Things looked bleak for Durant and the Warriors, however, on Wednesday morning the team rele...

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Silicon Valley’s prominence is a good thing for Bay Area sports franchises

Cameron Stover,
Contributor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

For professional sports teams courting a free agent, nothing is more important than the sales pitch. And Bay Area teams may have the ultimate advantage: Silicon Valley. A growing number of athletes not only consider their athletic career when choosing a team, but also their business career. ...

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

NBA takes 2017 All-Star Game away from Charlotte Hornets

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer
August 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Basketball Association and Golden State Warriors executives took a firm stance against North Carolina and its HB2 law on July 21. They decided to move the All-Star Game to another city, which is still undetermined, according to an official statement from the NBA and current commissioner Ad...

Warriors players bond through Olympics

Warriors players bond through Olympics

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 27, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

One of the most exciting sporting events, the 2016 Summer Olympics, is right around the corner and three Golden State Warriors will represent the United States. Warriors Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and the latest addition superstar small forward, Kevin Durant were all officially named to the team...

Warriors lose a legend: Nate Thurmond, 1941-2016

Warriors lose a legend: Nate Thurmond, 1941-2016

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 20, 2016
Filed under Sports

The off-season has been eventful for the Golden State Warriors but things took a turn for the worse over the weekend. The Warriors announced Nathaniel “Nate” Thurmond, 74, died from leukemia on Saturday in San Francisco. Thurmond played 14 seasons in the NBA from 1963 to 1977, 11 of which were...

¿Qué es el siguiente paso para los Warriors?

¿Qué es el siguiente paso para los Warriors?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe
July 13, 2016
Filed under Spanish

Cuando los Warriors de Golden State perdieron el séptimo partido de las finales de la NBA a los Cleveland Cavaliers liderados por Lebron James el mes pasado, estaba devastado. He desactivado mi cuenta de Twitter y he evitado todo el contenido relacionado con el deporte, incluyendo la ESPN, que es una ...

Strength in numbers or superstars?

Strength in numbers or superstars?

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
July 13, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

When the Golden State Warriors lost game seven of the NBA finals to the Lebron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers last month, I was devastated. I deactivated my twitter account and avoided all sports-related content, including ESPN, which is a very tough task for a sports fanatic like me. I did this bec...

Warriors to sign Kevin Durant

Warriors to sign Kevin Durant

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
July 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors just finished one of the greatest NBA seasons of all time, winning an NBA record 73 games in the regular season, topping the 1996 Chicago Bulls record of 72-10. Despite their success, they were unable to bring back a second consecutive championship to Oakland, blowing a 3-1 lead ...

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
June 1, 2016
Filed under Sports

Despite trailing 3-1 after four games in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors managed to do the unthinkable: Come back. Their on-the-road victory over Oklahoma City on Saturday, 108-101, set up the game 7 showdown at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday. The Warriors did not disappoint and de...

Los Warriors se libran de apuros en el séptimo juego

Los Warriors se libran de apuros en el séptimo juego

Louis LaVenture,
Editor en Jefe
June 1, 2016
Filed under Spanish

A pesar de salir 3-1 después de cuatro partidos en las Finales de la Conferencia del Oeste, los Warriors de Golden State lograron hacer lo impensable: volvieron. Su victoria sobre Oklahoma City el sábado, 108-101, estableció el enfrentamiento en el séptimo juego en el Oracle Arena en Oakland el d...

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer
May 25, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Golden State Warriors have followed up their record-setting 2016 regular season, playing at a level that has the team poised to bring home their second championship. One man, Steph Curry, is given a great deal of credit for his role in the team’s success, and rightfully so: the man is the best basketb...

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