The Pioneer

The Pioneer

I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.

I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.

Marquis Jaramillo,
Contributor

April 21, 2016

Kobe’s greatness transcended the game of basketball. Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Kevin Durant, Eric Koston, Lionel Messi, Lebron James and Roger Federer — athletes who were all inspired, captivated, motivated and determined because of one Kobe Bryant. April 13 was the last game Kobe Bryant ever played...

Warriors on the brink of history

Warriors on the brink of history

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016

Now everybody can shut up. The conversations that surrounded the Golden State Warriors all season long seem to come back to a single question: Can they break the all-time single season wins record of 72 set by the 1995-1996 Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls? An answer in one word: yes. On Sunday, t...

Don’t let the Warriors’ looks fool you

Don’t let the Warriors’ looks fool you

Shomari Block,
Contributor

March 17, 2016

It’s a pickup basketball game. You and four strangers compete against an organized team. Maybe a high school team or a junior college team that wants to practice more together. They’re similar in size to you and they’re strangers. Neither team has an out-of-this-world athlete. When the game starts, ...

Warriors become the target of entire league

Warriors become the target of entire league

Erik Khan,
Contributor

March 10, 2016

The Golden State Warriors are unreal. They are the greatest basketball team I have ever seen in my lifetime. Stephen Curry is on lock to win his second NBA Most Valuable Player award at the end of this season and will lead the Warriors to another championship victory come June. Not only are the Dubs...

Women’s U.S. soccer struggles to break ground

Women’s U.S.  soccer struggles to  break ground

Elizabeth Avalos and Christina Bleakley

March 10, 2016

The NBA, NFL, and MLB, remain the best leagues of their kind in comparison to the rest of the world, and chances of this changing anytime soon appear substantially slim. While the United States is unquestionably home to some of the most passionate sports fans, soccer is the only globally loved game...

Golden State wins, again

Golden State wins, again

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

January 7, 2016

The best start in franchise history continued on Tuesday for the Golden State Warriors. Golden State improved to 33-2 overall and 17-0 at Oracle Arena this year after they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 109-88. The Warriors got a bit of a scare when the league's reigning Most Valuable Player, Stephen...

Warriors on record-breaking pace

Warriors on record-breaking pace

By Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

December 3, 2015

Last year ended perfect for the Golden State Warriors — with an NBA championship heaven for fans. The perfection has carried over to this season and the Dubs find themselves with an unblemished 20-0 record so far this year, despite the hurdles. Second-year Head Coach, Steve Kerr requi...

Golden State of mind: Warriors rewrite the record books

Golden State of mind: Warriors rewrite the record books

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 25, 2015

Last night the Golden State Warriors made NBA history when they defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 111-77 for an NBA record-setting 16th win in-a-row to start a season. Despite the perfect season, it has been the manner in which they have accomplished it that has everybody in the sports world considering ...

Will the Warriors rise again?

Will the Warriors rise again?

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

November 12, 2015

Last year ended a 40 year wait for an NBA championship in Oakland. The Golden State Warriors, led by the league’s Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry, reached the top of the basketball world last season when they captured the team’s fourth championship in franchise history and first since 1975. It...

Pro sports should hire more women

Pro sports should hire more women

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

October 15, 2015

Finally, professional sports are catching up to the rest of the world. For years, women have been ignored when it comes to coaching in men’s professional sports. The stigma is, how can you coach in a league that you’ve never played in? However, the professional leagues are full of coaches that...

NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

NBA championship overshadows relocation to San Francisco

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 25, 2015

The Golden State Warriors returned home to Oakland on Friday and celebrated their first NBA championship in 40 years with the city and their fans. City officials said more than one million people descended on Downtown Oakland to participate in the festivities that included a parade and a rally wh...

Warriors golden in championship win

Warriors golden in championship win

Louis LaVenture,
Sports and Campus Editor

June 16, 2015

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...

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