Basketball


Voices Will Be Heard Following NBA Protest

Wednesday, August 26, games across pro sports were postponed, not because of coronavirus, but because athletes used their platform to speak up. It all started when the Milwaukee Bucks chose to sit out their game against the Orlando Magic in protest of the death of Jacob Blake who was a 29-year-old Black man who was shot in Kenosha, Wisc.

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The Curious Case of Sports During a Pandemic

The great people here at Under Review simulated and streamed the remaining regular season and playoff games of the Federal Prospects Hockey League.  NASCAR and IndyCar ran virtual races on iRacing with both praise (awesome driving) and controversy (rage quitting and unnecessary crashing).  Those races peaked my interest and I made sure to either watch them live or catch the races later on YouTube.  Cycling has gone virtual as well with riders using their exercise bikes and linking them to a program to race others. 

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2020 NBA Midseason Award Predictions

As the All-Star break approaches, the NBA award races are becoming increasingly clear.  Even still, there’s time left for things to be decided. Here are my predictions for who will win every major award at the end of the 2019-2020 NBA season.

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Zion Williamson Makes NBA Debut

Wednesday, January 22, 2019. The sun sets over New Orleans for the very last time in a Zion free NBA. Zion Williamson debuted against the San Antonio Spurs. It is oddly fitting that a player with the hype around themselves like Zion suits up for the first time against a model franchise like San Antonio.

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Could KAT Be Heading To The Eastern Conference?

When you ask me what I think of the Minnesota Timberwolves, I struggle to find an answer. They have had extremely talented players in the past years, but other struggles have slowed them down. While I believe Kevin Garnett was a great player. I do think that his loyalty to the Minnesota franchise cost him dearly. I also believe that Kevin Love would have been ultimately stopped from becoming the player to lead Minnesota to the promised land. It is unlikely that Love would have said no to an extremely lucrative contract from other contenders.

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A Look At The State Of The Hornets

July 1st, the day the news broke of Kemba Walker’s departure from the Charlotte Hornets, was the sad inevitable truth that Hornets fans had to accept. Many had accepted that the greatest player the franchise has ever seen was officially gone. For me, a die hard Hornets fan, I was disappointed not that Walker had left, but that this was another example of small market teams being outdone by big markets. 

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Black Friday Sports Gaming Guide

With Black Friday coming up, a lot of people are looking to get great deals on video games that they have wanted throughout the year. Under Review has done the research and found the best deals for some of the best sports games of 2019. 

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Duke vs UNC Leaves Many Unanswered Questions

The University of North Carolina Tar Heels can take home bragging rights in the first meeting of the 2018-19 season between UNC and Duke. It produced a lot of talk from a big moment that happened in the opening seconds of the game.  

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Duke Rallies Late, Beat Louisville 71-69

Tuesday night was a roller coaster of emotions for fans of the Duke Blue Devils and Louisville Cardinals. The Blue Devils made an incredible comeback in the latter portion of Tuesday’s game. Duke erased a 25-point deficit in the second half to beat Louisville 71-69, helping Duke make a case to overthrow Tennessee as the No. 1 team in the country.

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Porzingis Traded To Mavericks

The NBA world has gone mad since the New York Knicks announced Thursday that they have traded their All-Star forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks. Along with Porzingis, the Knicks also sent Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee to Dallas in the trade.

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