Oh, Donald Sterling

by Sean Begin and Navindra Persaud

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling cast a dark shadow upon his team with racially charged remarks that he allegedly made, as first reported by TMZ.

“It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you’re associating with black people. Do you have to?” said the man alleged to be Sterling in the audio clip.

The comments were recorded by Sterling’s then-girlfriend and mistress, V. Stiviano, who is currently being sued for almost $2 million by Sterling’s wife for embezzlement.

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Charlotte Shows Fight Against Defending Champs

By Navindra Persaud

The Miami Heat managed to hold off a fighting Charlotte Bobcats in the first round of the NBA Playoffs Sunday, defeating them 99-88. The Bobcats, however, showed clear signs that the have the ability to take control in opening minutes, which could be threatening to the reigning NBA Champions.

Not only were the Miami Heat outrebounded but they also may have gotten a little help on the officiating end as the Bobcats had 12 free throw attempts while the Heat had 26, most of which came from, you guessed it, Heat guard Lebron James.

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With Playoffs Looming, Pacers Need to Find Offense

by Navindra Persaud

When the Miami Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers last Friday, it showed quite a bit of weakness in the Pacers offense. As things stand, the Pacers are in the number two spot in the Eastern Conference but they will need to figure out a way to get past the offensive slump that they have been in lately.

There has been very little effective ball movement from the Pacers on the offensive end, and they are very fortunate to at least have the number two seed. They may survive the first round of the NBA playoffs, but may not make it out of the second round if they have to face the Chicago Bulls, who have really put together a stellar season, given the circumstances following Derrick Rose’s season ending injury and other ailing players.

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Is the Media Jumping the Gun on Kyrie’s Career with the Cavaliers?

by Navindra Persaud

Last Friday, Cleveland Cavalier guard Kyrie Irving voiced his frustration over Twitter about the way the media has handled rumors of him possibly leaving the team.

“Sick to my stomach with all these rumors and accusations. Can I play without media guessing at my life and putting B.S out for headlines,” tweeted Irving after a loss to the Atlanta Hawks.

Throughout the NBA regular season, rumors of his possible departure from the team have been circulating after he missed a total of 49 games due to injuries (broken nose, index finger and right hand, along with a bruised knee and, most recently, from a strain in his left bicep tendon).

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Everyone Loves an Underdog

by Navindra Persaud

Everyone loves a story of an underdog rising to the top while going through tough competition. These stories are what make the NCAA tournament so interesting and exciting for college basketball fans, and this year it happened to come from a place that many overlooked: Stephen F. Austin.

No, it’s not the name of a specific player, but the university that had the makings of a good ole Cinderella story. After defeating an excellent VCU team 77-75 in overtime two weeks ago, the SFA Lumberjacks began to make a statement for being a serious contender in the NCAA Tournament.

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On the Knicks, Phil and Melo

by Navindra Persaud

The New York Knicks have been under the rumor radar with speculation that Phil Jackson, one of the most decorated coaches in the NBA, could be joining the team’s front office.

This news comes as rumors of star forward Carmelo Anthony taking his talents elsewhere are buzzing around.

The Knicks have had an embarrassing season and are tied for 11th place in the Eastern Conference. This team will not be in playoff contention, and the nightmare could get even worse for fans if Anthony decides to part ways to free agency this offseason.

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