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Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Warriors lose Kevin Durant indefinitely

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
March 1
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
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. ...

Warriors players bond through Olympics

Warriors players bond through Olympics

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer
July 27
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
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
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
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
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
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...

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
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...

Warriors on brink of elimination

Warriors on brink of elimination

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 25
Filed under Sports

This has been a season of firsts for the defending champion Golden State Warriors, which includes the 73 regular season wins, the most by any team in NBA history. However, it was a first of sorts that doomed the Warriors on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. After getting blown out 133-105 on Sunday nig...

Golden State loses at home

Golden State loses at home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 18
Filed under Sports

What was supposed to be the first step to back-to-back championships turned into a nightmare for the Golden State Warriors. The Oklahoma City Thunder took game one of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals after they defeated the Warriors on Monday in Oakland, 108-102, at Oracle Arena. It was the first h...

Warriors win without Steph

Warriors win without Steph

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 4
Filed under Sports

Many people thought losing Stephen Curry would spell disaster for the Golden State Warriors’ championship aspirations. For much of yesterday’s second round playoff game against the Portland Trailblazers, they were right. The Blazers came out on fire and scored 34 points in the first quarter, the mos...

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