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NBA Finals rematch good for league

NBA Finals rematch good for league
July 3, 2018

The Golden State Warriors faced the Cleveland Cavaliers for a fourth consecutive year in the NBA finals, and the Dubs captured their third NBA title in four years. It was a tough task getting past LeBron...

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs

Warriors face Pelicans in second round of playoffs
May 10, 2018

The first round of the NBA playoffs has concluded, and all the lesser teams in both conferences have been eliminated. Now the semifinals have started, as the Golden State Warriors take on the New Orleans...

Golden State Warriors begin playoff journey against the San Antonio Spurs

Golden State Warriors begin playoff journey against the San Antonio Spurs
April 19, 2018

The NBA Playoffs began on April 14. All the matchups were finally determined as the NBA regular season concluded. The second seed Golden State Warriors faced off against the seventh seed San Antonio Spurs...

Quinn Cook could be the most important player for Dubs’ playoff run

Golden State Warriors' Quinn Cook (4) reacts after scoring a three-point basket against the Sacramento Kings during the second quarter of their NBA game at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, March 16, 2018. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
April 19, 2018

Point guard Stephen Curry is one of the most important players for the Golden State Warriors, but he will definitely not play in the first round of the NBA playoffs, head coach Steve Kerr announced during...

NCAA rules need a major overhaul

A detail view of an Wilson NCAA basketball is seen on a court at Bracket Town on Sunday April 3, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (AP Photo/Aaron M. Sprecher)
April 2, 2018

Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, established a rule in 2005 that players are not eligible for the NBA Draft until they are 19. This rule has since sparked much conversation and debate. It also brought...

Warriors approaching halfway point. Will they bring home the W?

Warriors approaching halfway point. Will they bring home the W?
January 17, 2018

Halfway into the 2017-18 NBA basketball season, the Golden State Warriors are once again the favorite to win another NBA Championship. It is possibly their third in the last four years. They have the...

NBA and NFL unsportsmanlike conduct enforcement

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
January 3, 2018

When it comes to professional sports many players routinely break the rules. The two sports, in particular are the NFL and the NBA. The NFL and the NBA commissioners need to enforce the unsportsmanlike...

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana

Time for sports leagues to change their approach on medical marijuana
November 16, 2017

Medical marijuana has been a recurring topic in government legislation over the past few years, but until recently, the conversation hadn’t emerged in the sports arena. States have their own laws surrounding...

NBA players expected to stand during National Anthem

2015 redesigned Pioneer logo.
October 19, 2017

After the National Football League kneeling protests came to a pinnacle in week three of the 2017 NFL season, it’s only natural the NBA and its players began to voice their own opinions on the matter...

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts

She got game: Doris Burke blazes trail for women sports analysts
October 19, 2017

Sept. 25 marked a defining day not only for sports journalism but for women around the world. Doris Burke, an ESPN NBA analyst, became the first woman to become a full-time game analyst on a national level...

Golden State Warriors tip off new season

Golden State Warriors tip off new season
October 5, 2017

The NBA is finally back and the 2017 NBA champion Golden State Warriors are back to defend their title. With all the crazy offseason moves made by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Houston Rockets and Oklahoma...

‘A tale of two off-seasons’

‘A tale of two off-seasons’
August 30, 2017

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...

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