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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...

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: Kawhi did it end this way

Shmackem: Kawhi did it end this way

Jah-Tosh Baruti, Production Editor

July 21, 2018

Filed under Columns, Shmackem, Sports

This just in: there is no loyalty in the NBA. Kawhi Leonard and DeMar DeRozan were traded for each other on July 18 and neither one of them are happy campers. The Spurs did Leonard dirty all last season. It’s no wonder he wanted to be traded. He was diagnosed with quadriceps tendinopathy, howeve...

Shmackem: Who ya got? NBA Draft special

Shmackem: Who ya got? NBA Draft special

Jah-Tosh Baruti

June 22, 2018

Filed under Sports

The NBA Draft is this Thursday, as 60 prospects will see their dream unfold and be selected to an NBA franchise.This is one of the most exciting times in basketball.Players that we’ve seen for the past year, if they are one and dones at the College level, others we seen play several years in college...

Shmackem: NBA Playoffs round one shmackin’ predictions

Jah-Tosh Baruti

April 14, 2018

Filed under Basketball, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Shmackem, Sports

The National Basketball Association Playoffs - 2018 kickoff on April 14, as the battle for the Larry O’brien Trophy begins in the first round, between eight teams each in two conferences in a best of seven showdown. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(...

Shmackem: Westbrook’s gonna Westbrook

Jah-Tosh Baruti

April 11, 2018

Filed under Basketball, Columns, Men's Sports, Online Exclusive, Online Exclusives, Shmackem, Sports

Some haters say that he is just stat-padding to average triple-doubles, well up until the last game of the 2017-18 season on April 11, Russell Westbrook has accumulated 25 triple-doubles and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s record is 20-5 during those games. Say what you want, but men lie, women lie...

‘Redskin’ sparks debate on name change

Terrel Emerson, Contributor

September 1, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Sports

In a world where Donald Sterling just completed a sale of the Los Angeles Clippers and receiving a lifetime ban from the NBA after his racist comments surfaced, there is still a team in the NFL that goes by the name of “Redskin.” People from every aspect of the world have chimed in on this very...

Donald Sterling’s racist comments are insulting

Akeem Ivory, Associate Sports Editor

May 14, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Are we no longer in the 21st century, where racism is looked down upon, where we all are treated as equal and judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character, did we learn nothing from the words of Dr. Martin Luther King? Clippers owner Donald Sterlin did not get the memo. On...

NBA preseason podcast

Luis Guzman

October 22, 2013

Filed under Audio-Podcasts, Basketball, Sports

We will be discussing the top stories and teams heading into the 2013-2014 NBA season. We will also make some predictions of what teams will most likely make it to the postseason. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/116592537" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

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