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Column: J.J. Redick is one for the NBA record books

Column: J.J. Redick is one for the NBA record books

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

April 17, 2018

Every so often in professional sports, a special athlete comes along who is single-handedly able to elevate their team’s performance to elite ranks. These once-in-a-generation talents carry their teams to the playoffs year in and year out through sheer individual willpower and exceptional abilit...

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

Take 5: Rookies, rejection, re-entry

By The Pitt News Staff

March 22, 2018

As professional sports seasons begin to wrap up, questions remain — who will win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award? How will the Golden Knights fare in the NHL postseason? Will Johnny Manziel get arrested again? The Pitt News sports staff is back with a weekly roundup of the best in sports ...

Take Five: Mets, mock drafts, Mark Cuban

Take Five: Mets, mock drafts, Mark Cuban

By The Pitt News Staff

February 22, 2018

With the NBA and NHL seasons passing their midway point and the MLB season on the brink, there are plenty of stories to sift through for fans of all interests. The Pitt News sports staff is here to round up the best ones of the week. Put Me in Coach Tim Tebow is a former professional quarterback with...

The NBA’s injury problem is overblown

The NBA’s injury problem is overblown

By Cale Berger | For the Pitt News

February 15, 2018

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was set to make his team debut opening night of the 2017-18 NBA season. He had just signed a four-year, $128 million contract during the off-season, joining forces with Kyrie Irving and Al Horford in an attempt to dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference. ...

Take five: Trades, tanks and take-backs

Take five: Trades, tanks and take-backs

By The Pitt News Staff

February 7, 2018

Remember in elementary school when you would beg your friends to trade what with was in your lunchbox? We can all identify, and apparently so can every coach, owner and player in professional sports this week. Between hour-long hires and trading between sports, The Pitt News has you covered in thi...

NBA 2016-17 season preview: James against the world

NBA 2016-17 season preview: James against the world

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

It’s hard to remember a season where so many NBA teams have seemingly so little hope for a championship. Which is why the prevailing thought Tuesday night at the onset of the 2016-17 NBA season might be: “The Warriors are going to win, so why bother?” On paper, there are essentially only two ...

After season abroad, Patterson striving to stick with Hawks

By Jasper Willson / Senior Staff Writer

October 27, 2015

During his one season abroad, Lamar Patterson never talked about hanging around Europe for another campaign. He was going to come home to America to play and stay for good. Last season, the former Pitt basketball player spent his rookie professional season playing for Tofaş Bursa, a top-level Turk...

Finding faults in LeBron James an irritatingly off-base excercise

Finding faults in LeBron James an irritatingly off-base excercise

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

June 19, 2015

In the choose-your-own-adventure book that has been LeBron James’ basketball career, it appears that the final page is inevitable — polarization.The greatest basketball player in the world — a title that only the most out-of-touch and hard-headed fans would even consider disputing — has inexp...

Gap year: NBA should let high school players jump to pros

Gap year: NBA should let high school players jump to pros

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

April 16, 2015

Duke already has a lot of haters, and as the shakiest No. 1 seed, they also had a lot of doubters. All year, Duke was the Jekyll-and-Hyde team of the NCAA, but they were dominant when it counted — the NCAA Tournament. Now, Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has the arduous task of keeping ...

Fans cannot defend NBA’s lack of defense

Fans cannot defend NBA’s lack of defense

By Alex Wise / Staff Writer

March 5, 2015

I do not like the NBA — at all.I’d rather watch paint dry or grass grow or any other clichéd, boring thing you can think of than watch professional basketball. Basketball’s competitive nature makes it one of the most popular sports, as it highlights individual performance and one-on-one dominance.Ho...

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