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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield walks off the field after losing to the Seattle Seahawks, Oct. 13, at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Take 5: Getting excited for NBA, Williamson

By TPN Staff October 18, 2019
With the NBA season starting on Oct. 22, The Pitt News sports staff takes on several basketball-related topics such as the potential of Zion Williamson and the league’s improving parity.
Lebron James answered questions about the NBA’s current tension with China at a press conference on Monday.

Column: LeBron is all for activism — until it’s an inconvenience

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor October 16, 2019
LeBron James recently addressed Daryl Morey’s comments and the ensuing fallout from China, resulting in a stunning display of tone-deafness from an individual typically known for adept social commentary.
Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker puts up a shot during the 3-point shooting contest at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 18, 2018.

What are the odds: NBA All-Star Weekend

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer February 15, 2019
After a successful betting slate last week, it’s time to look at who will win the contests during the NBA’s All-Star Weekend.
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) is sacked for a loss by Dallas Cowboys defensive back Kavon Frazier (35) during the first half on Sept. 16 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Jim Cowsert/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS)

Take 5: Los Angeles, Le’Veon, no LeBron

By The Pitt News staff October 17, 2018
As the NFL season nears its halfway point, Los Angeles’ two teams seem to be destined for a cross-city clash, while the Steelers’ Le’Veon Bell continues to divide public opinion.
Golden State Warriors’ Kevin Durant (35) shoots over Houston Rockets’ James Harden (13) during the second quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Western Conference finals on May 20 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

2018 NBA Preview: Breaking down The Association’s hierarchy

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor October 17, 2018
In honor of the basketball returning, we broke down where each team stands heading into the 2018 NBA season.
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