The Pioneer

The Pioneer

Cavs dethrone Warriors in Oakland

Cavs dethrone Warriors in Oakland

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Don’t switch, don’t switch. That’s all I could think with less than a minute left in game seven of the NBA Finals on Sunday. But he did, and it happened. The Warriors had their best defender, Klay Thompson, on Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving when his teammate J.R. Smith set a screen on Thompson ...

Warriors take charge in first two games of NBA Finals

Warriors take charge in first two games of NBA Finals

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

June 9, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Golden State Warriors showed why they are in the finals and have the best record in league history, 73-9, when they beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in both of the first two games of the final series. In Game 1 on Thursday, Golden State realized how essential every man on the team is when the star pl...

Should NCAA pay its athletes?

Should NCAA pay its athletes?

Christina Bleakley,
Contriubtor

June 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

Amateurism. It is a core value of the National Collegiate Athletic Association that means student athletes cannot be compensated for anything more than the costs to attend their colleges or universities. UCLA, a Division I school, recently signed a 15-year, $280 million deal with activewear brand Unde...

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...

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...

Warriors on brink of elimination

Warriors on brink of elimination

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016


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, 2016


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, 2016


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...

Skip Bayless leaving ESPN, ‘First Take’ gig

Skip Bayless leaving ESPN, ‘First Take’ gig

Neil Best,
Newsday

April 27, 2016


Filed under Metro, Sports

ESPN announced Tuesday that Skip Bayless, the popular but controversial co-panelist on its “First Take” debate show, will leave the network when his contract expires at the end of August. Bayless’ last appearance on “First Take” will be the day after the end of the NBA Finals in June. “We want...

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

The entire Bay Area took a collective deep breath on Sunday when the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, slipped just before halftime and sprained his right knee. On Monday team officials confirmed the injury, a right grade one MCL ligament sprain that happened to the same leg that s...

Warriors win without Curry

Warriors win without Curry

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

Even without the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, the Golden State Warriors still dominated the Houston Rockets on Monday in Oakland. Two games into their first round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, who they beat in the Western Conference Finals last year, the Dubs find themselves up two ...

Steph Curry: The next face on Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area athletes?

Steph Curry: The next face on Mt. Rushmore of Bay Area athletes?

Shomari Block,
Contributor

April 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The Mount Rushmore of Bay Area sports — let’s call it Mount Baymore — would feature the greatest of the greats who have played professionally on Bay Area pro teams. Former 49er quarterback Joe Montana belongs there. Former Giants centerfielder Willie Mays would sit front and center, and former 49ers receiv...

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