The Danger of Playing Through Injuries in the NBA and How It Contributes to Hegemonic Masculinity

In the midst of the first round of the NBA Playoffs, narratives and asterisks get slapped and labelled on a multitude of teams. Many predictions ablaze, emotions run high, and the reactions go wild. It’s an exciting time, really. But as the games start to roll along, the grittiness of it all reveals how injuriesContinue reading “The Danger of Playing Through Injuries in the NBA and How It Contributes to Hegemonic Masculinity”

In Conversation with WNBA Star A’ja Wilson: Her Partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods for the Sports Matters Program

A’ja Wilson, former MVP for the Las Vegas Aces, was among three other professional athletes (Kyle Juszczyk, Anfernee Simons, and Te’a Cooper) who teamed up with DICK’S Sporting Goods And The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation to participate in the #GiftofSportTour. Per the press release, the ‘Giving Truck’ will provide 10,000 gifts of sporting equipment toContinue reading “In Conversation with WNBA Star A’ja Wilson: Her Partnership with DICK’S Sporting Goods for the Sports Matters Program”

Shot Clock Summaries: Olympic Men’s Basketball, Team USA Edition

After a rocky start, Team USA is looking to get back on track in Tokyo. Though they’ve only played two games so far, each one has had a different look. After a frustrating loss to France, they were able to bounce back against Iran. Shot Clock Summaries is here to give you some key takeawaysContinue reading “Shot Clock Summaries: Olympic Men’s Basketball, Team USA Edition”

NCAA Women’s Basketball: Final Four

The Final Four never disappoints, and we had a packed Friday tonight. A game that went down to the wire, and another that put on a show of spectacular defense. In case you missed it, here’s what went down between the last four teams in the tournament and find out who booked their spot inContinue reading “NCAA Women’s Basketball: Final Four”

Hidden Hypocrisy: How the NCAA is Violating Their Own Bylaws, but not Title IX

On March 18, University of Oregon basketball player Sedona Prince showed the world the depth of the disparities between the women’s and men’s March Madness tournaments by documenting the women’s gym space on her TikTok. In case you haven’t seen it, a hint as to how bad it is is that the average person hasContinue reading “Hidden Hypocrisy: How the NCAA is Violating Their Own Bylaws, but not Title IX”

3 Times Candace Parker Showed Who’s Boss

Athlete. Broadcaster. Mom. Human. In no particular order. Candace Parker is many things, and she’s been a staple in the sports industry for as long as I can remember. When I was a kid, she was the name to know. To celebrate women’s history month, here are three times when Candace Parker demanded respect andContinue reading “3 Times Candace Parker Showed Who’s Boss”

Believe in the Magic of NBA Christmas Games: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

We had Christmas games this year as usual, except that they came 3 days into the regular season, which was a little more unusual. You could feel the excitement among the basketball community, and some teams really showed out. In case you missed it, here are the recaps of yesterday’s NBA Christmas Games! Game 1:Continue reading “Believe in the Magic of NBA Christmas Games: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

NBA Draft 2020 Recap: Everything That Happened Last Night

2020 has been a bizarre year for everyone, including the world of sports. March Madness was halted, no training camp, and no summer league for the rookies of this year’s draft class. Regardless, this year was full of talent, so let’s see who got drafted! First Round: Top 5 Picks 1. Minnesota Timberwolves Select: AnthonyContinue reading “NBA Draft 2020 Recap: Everything That Happened Last Night”

The Real Champions of the Bubble Were the Milwaukee Bucks – Here’s Why

Although the Los Angeles Lakers won in what was a very bizarre championship run, it felt very anticlimactic. Why? Maybe it was the fact that the teams played in a bubble with no fans. It also could have been because that the bubble was located in the virus epicenter of the country yet they seemedContinue reading “The Real Champions of the Bubble Were the Milwaukee Bucks – Here’s Why”

NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Preview: Matchups, Predictions, and more

Semifinal Matchup: LA Lakers vs Houston Rockets After dropping the first game in the playoffs to the Portland Trailblazers, the LA Lakers won 4 in a row to get past Damian Lillard and his crew. Although it seemed like the Lakers got by easily, this series had its ups and downs. In game 2, DamianContinue reading “NBA Playoffs Western Conference Semifinals Preview: Matchups, Predictions, and more”