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‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

Myles Watkins,
Contributor

August 30, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although it felt like yesterday that the Golden State Warriors hoisted their second title in three years, a new NBA season is less than two months away. With 82 games in a season, it is almost impossible to catch every Warriors game on television or grab a seat at the arena. Here are the must-watch ga...

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...

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Cleveland, Golden State meet for third straight time in NBA Finals

Victoria Groenewold,
Contributor

May 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

The 2017 NBA Finals start tonight between the Golden State Warriors and the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena at 6 p.m. This is the first time in NBA history that two teams will face one another in the finals for the third year in a row. The Warriors are entering the finals with...

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Golden State Warriors clinch third straight finals appearance

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

The Golden State Warriors annihilated the San Antonio Spurs Monday in the fourth and final game of the Western Conference finals, and are now the only team in playoff history to go into the NBA finals at 12-0. Stephen Curry, with an astounding 36 points in the final game, led the Warriors to another clean sweep....

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

The Golden State Warriors have no time for losing

Bryon Pointer,
Contributor

May 10, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After running through the Portland Trail Blazers in a 4-0 spurt in the first round of the NBA Playoffs last month, the Golden State Warriors accomplished yet another 4-0 playoff sweep against the Utah Jazz, concluding the second round of the playoffs with yet another landslide victory. Monday’s series-en...

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Athletes create new genre with business savvy

Louis LaVenture & Marissa Marshall,
Editor-in-Chief and Staff Writer

November 9, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

For years professional athletes were just that, athletes. Sure they signed endorsement deals, acted in commercials and movies, but for the most part, after the game was over they went home. However, in today’s era there is a high importance placed on access, especially with athletes. Fans want to see what they...

Kendrick Lamar is here to deliver us from evil

Kendrick Lamar is here to deliver us from evil

Wendy Medina,
Copy Editor

March 17, 2016


Filed under Arts & Life, Showcase

First, let us all take a second to thank LeBron James. Second, Kendrick Lamar did it again. A tweet from James to Lamar was the final push to the release his compilation album “untitled unmastered.,” a number of unreleased, saucy tracks previously recorded from “To Pimp a Butterfly” se...

Warriors golden in championship win

Warriors golden in championship win

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 16, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

A 40-year wait for an NBA championship is over for Golden State Warriors fans. The Warriors won their fourth NBA title in franchise history, the first since 1975, on Tuesday 105-97 over the Cleveland Cavaliers and the self-proclaimed best player in the world, Lebron James. Golden State embodied the word team all season and it was fitting that contributions from several ke...

Golden State on cusp of championship

Golden State on cusp of championship

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 15, 2015


Filed under Sports

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player showed up huge and guided his team to victory on Sunday night in Oakland. Stephen Curry tallied 37 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the 104-91 victory for Golden State that overshadowed Lebron James’ second triple double of the finals. James finished with 40 ...

Kerr’s call leads to Warriors triumph

Kerr’s call leads to Warriors triumph

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

They’re back. After falling in game three of the NBA Finals to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday, the Golden State Warriors dominated game four on Thursday 103-82 to even the series 2-2, thanks to a gutsy coaching decision by first-year head coach Steve Kerr. The rookie head coach made a bold move and...

Warriors in NBA Finals is unfamiliar

Warriors in NBA Finals is unfamiliar

Erik Khan,
Contributor

June 9, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Take a moment and say this aloud: The Golden State Warriors are in the NBA Finals. Has a nice ring to it, right? It seems to just roll off of the tongue. While it sounds pleasant when those words reach your ear, any true Warriors fan can admit that something about this whole situation is just flat-out ki...

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