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Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Shmackem: LA Clippers are far from a threat in the West

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Shmackem, Sports

Don’t let the NBA standings fool you, the 2018-19 Clippers are not the best team in the Western Conference. The Clippers are like the third best basketball team in LA, behind the Lebron James-led Lakers and UCLA men’s basketball, with its 5-2 record. These Clippers couldn’t even cut hair. Luke 13:30 says, "the first shall be last," in other words new fans watch your step getting of...

Redeem team: Final Four or ‘failure’ for men’s basketball squad

Redeem team: Final Four or ‘failure’ for men’s basketball squad

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

December 5, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Men's Sports, Sports

Falcons men’s basketball aims to reach the Final Four in consecutive seasons after coming up just short of the title game last season. The 2018-19 team improved to 7-1 on the season overall after winning the three-game Grossmont tournament last weekend. With wins against Grossmont, Palomar and...

Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

Shmackem: Big payday for NBA prospects

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 22, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

The NBA’s G League, which is a transition league where players go to develop, will began offering contracts worth up to 125k for top NBA prospects by the summer of 2019. This is a one small step for the NBA and one giant euro-step for NBA hopefuls. It is meant to be an alternative to NCAA basketball,...

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Shmackem: Showtime Lakers are officially back

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 14, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

"Showtime is back baby!" As legendary Lakers broadcaster Chick Hearn would say, “The game's in the refrigerator, the door's closed, the light's out, the eggs are cooling, the butter's getting hard and the jello's jiggling.“ If Hearn was still alive, Staples Center would hear that phrase many of...

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Shmackem: Young King James is up next

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Freelancer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Shmackem, Sports

LeBron James Jr., who turned 14 years old on Oct. 6 has called next in line for greatness. Nicknamed Bronny, he is the son of Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James, who is also known as King James. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'w0ByuPZJQRFN9bnlSUgmgA',sig:'uGuq36vPtB8gRRZuq0oDDSOfm_6YdGy...

Shmackem: Kobe come back

Shmackem: Kobe come back

Jah-Tosh Baruti

September 1, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Sports

Los Angeles Lakers' great Kobe Bryant may have retired two years ago, but he should return to the Lakers to play alongside LeBron James and win that elusive sixth ring. Rings and things Bryant accumulated many milestones in 20 years with the Lakers, such as winning five NBA titles, MVP, being named Finals MVP twice and making the ...

Lebron a statistical fit or flop?

Christopher Martinez

August 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

The Los Angeles Lakers snagged one of the most sought out players of free agency, LeBron James, many know his ability and stats, but can his stats alone help the Lakers?Last season, the Lakers had a decent overall season record of 35-47 putting them just three spots shy of making the playoffsEmbed f...

Falcon basketball’s Jason Carter inks with four-year university

Falcon basketball’s Jason Carter inks with four-year university

Malik Smith and Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Sports, Sports Features

Cerritos College men’s basketball forward Jason Carter signed to Lindsey Wilson University on May 15. The university he will be attending is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school in Kentucky. Lindsey Wilson University gave Carter a three year scholarship to the program, where...

Hope for Jonathan Guzman, after signing with local university

Hope for Jonathan Guzman, after signing with local university

Malik Smith and Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 21, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Sports, Sports Features

Falcons’ men’s basketball player Jonathon Guzman signed to Hope International University on May 16. He will suit up for the Royals for the next two seasons. Hope is a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division 1 University and a private Christian school. The Royals play in...

Talon Marks’ Athletes of the Semester – Spring 2018

Jah-Tosh Baruti

May 16, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Basketball, Men's Sports, Softball, Sports, Swimming, Tennis, Track & Field, Women's Sports

Men’s basketball Demetrius Thomas Demetrius Thomas averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block per game for the Falcons and lead the team to the Final Four. For his individual play in the tournament, he was named to the California Community College Athletic Association All State Championship Tournament team, a rare acco...

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