The Daily Eastern News

NBA playoffs bring surprises

Blake Faith

February 20, 2020

The NBA All-Star weekend marks the halfway point of the season. The halfway mark has shown plenty of surprises in the playoff seeding and here are three of them that really surprised me.  3. Oklahoma City Thunder My grand uncle lives in Norman, Oklahoma. During Thanksgiving Break, I was able ...

The media should have more respect

Katelyn Eddington

January 31, 2020

This week the world stood still as NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven of their friends died in a helicopter crash.  Bryant wore the numbers 8 and 24 during his 20-season run in the NBA, all 20 seasons playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.  Gianna was going to follow in...

Kobe Bryant will forever be my hero

Blake Faith

January 31, 2020

I don’t think I could ever find the right words to say in this week's column. Sunday afternoon I was on my way back from my hometown to campus when I received the news of Kobe Bryant's death. I pulled over to three texts from my mother, brother and friend who texted me the news that my biggest personal...

Howard story highlights homophobia, transphobia

Adam Tumino, Columnist

November 29, 2018

For years it has seemed like the NBA and its surrounding community was the most inclusive and accepting in sports. It is a time where NFL players like Colin Kaepernick get blacklisted for speaking out on social issues. And in baseball, MLB players like Chris Archer say they feel uncomfortable spea...

Love letter to the NBA: Welcome back

Jackson Bayer, Columnist

October 22, 2018

Dear National Basketball Association, Thank you for coming back—you always do—even in 2011, when the lockout kept you away from all of us until Christmas and threatened to cancel the season altogether. It’s been such a long, grueling four months without you. Last time we saw you, you were cro...

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