Tag: NBA

Who is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?
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Who is Kareem Abdul-Jabbar?

By Darnell Dinkins, Contributing Writer Posted 12:45 AM EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2017 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is one of the most accomplished players to ever touch a basketball. He was a star from his days as a high school phenom at Power Memorial Academy in New York, to his days playing at UCLA for legendary coach John…

All-Star Weekend 2017: What You Need to Know
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All-Star Weekend 2017: What You Need to Know

By Evan Brooks, Contributing Writer Posted 4:00 PM EST, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017 During the weekend of Feb. 17-19, the New Orleans Smoothie King Center will host All-Star Weekend and the All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 19. The three-day event will start with the Rising Stars Challenge on Friday, Feb. 17. This event will feature some…

Cleveland Cavaliers Bid Farewell to President Obama
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Cleveland Cavaliers Bid Farewell to President Obama

By Chad Vines Clarke, Sports Staff Writer Posted 10:40 AM EST, Fri., Nov. 18, 2016 On Thursday, November 10, the 2016 NBA Final Champion Cleveland Cavaliers were invited to the White House for the final championship team visit under President Barack Obama’s presidency. “Words cannot express how I feel, being the last team to visit the White…

COLUMN — Be the Change You Want to See: Race Relations in Sports
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COLUMN — Be the Change You Want to See: Race Relations in Sports

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 1:30 PM EST, Sat., Nov. 12, 2016 As the Election season has come to a close, one of the major issues at hand for the next president to face is racial tension in America. Over the years, African-Americans have protested, demanded reform within government and gained “equal rights.” Many of those…

Detective from Derrick Rose Trial Found Dead As Trial Begins
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Detective from Derrick Rose Trial Found Dead As Trial Begins

By Brittany Webb, Sports Editor Posted 6:52 PM EST, Thurs., Oct. 13, 2016 As the Derrick Rose rape lawsuit trial has begun, the criminal investigation of the case has taken an unexpected turn. LAPD Detective Nadine Hernandez, 44, one of several detectives involved in the investigation, was found dead in her home in Whittier, California, a city approximately…

LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’
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LeBron James Notes Hillary Clinton As A ‘Champion for Children’

By Victoria Jonas, News Contributing Writer Posted 9:12 AM EST, Thurs. Oct. 13, 2016 Note: This is the corrected version of the story, as opposed to the published article in The Hilltop’s print issue #8 from October 13, 2016. With the presidential election less than a month away, LeBron James of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers recently endorsed Democratic…

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