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Duquesne MBB players dish on NBA allegiances

Duquesne MBB players dish on NBA allegiances

Adam Lindner & David Borne | The Duquesne Duke 10/18/2018 Following months without NBA action, the Association finally returns this week. Some of DU’s biggest NBA fans — men’s basketball players — talked about what they’re most excited to see during the new season As of Tuesday evening, the NBA season is underway, with fans […]

2018 NBA rookie class oozing with potential stars

2018 NBA rookie class oozing with potential stars

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 10/18/2018 The 2017-18 NBA season will be remembered for many things. Philadelphia, led by Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid, made the postseason for the first time since 2012, while Victor Oladipo was an All-Star for the first time in his career thanks to a breakout season with the Pacers. James […]

Offseason moves have NBA fans ready for season

Offseason moves have NBA fans ready for season

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 09/27/2018 When Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith infamously dribbled out the last seconds of regulation during a tied Game 1 of the 2018 NBA Finals, thinking his team was in the lead, basketball fans everywhere quickly realized the immensity of the mistake Smith had made — heavily overpowered by Finals opponent […]

Suddenly, Duquesne has two former players in NBA

Suddenly, Duquesne has two former players in NBA

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 04/26/2018 On Feb. 22, 2017, before a home contest versus conference foe Fordham, Duquesne retired No. 13 in honor of men’s basketball great Mike James, who scored 1,411 points in 111 games as a Duquesne Duke from 1994-1998. James’ 1,411 point total is good for 10th all-time at Duquesne, and […]

For the first time in a while, Cavs have true issues

For the first time in a while, Cavs have true issues

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/08/2018 Ever since LeBron James left Miami in free agency to go back to Cleveland in 2014, one thing in the NBA has been certain: The Cleveland Cavaliers were going to represent the NBA’s Eastern Conference in the Finals. During LeBron’s first few seasons back in Cleveland, the Cavaliers’ most […]

Loyalty in sport doesn’t seem to be two-way street

Loyalty in sport doesn’t seem to be two-way street

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 02/01/2018 When Blake Griffin became an unrestricted free agent this past summer, Los Angeles Clippers executives gave Griffin an extravagant display in an effort to re-sign him. Griffin was shown a mock No. 32 jersey retirement ceremony in an empty Staples Center one summer night, alongside a “Blake Griffin Museum.” […]

76ers’ McConnell’s roots reach back to the Bluff

76ers’ McConnell’s roots reach back to the Bluff

David Borne | Staff Writer 11/09/2017 For years, the Pittsburgh area has been known for the vast amount of top football prospects it produces. The city has put out a ton of wrestling talent, as well. However, one sport’s protégés that are often overlooked in Pittsburgh are basketball recruits. A number of talented hoopers have […]

First African American NBA draftee attended Duquesne

First African American NBA draftee attended Duquesne

Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor 11/09/2017 “Before LeBron James, before Stephen Curry, there was Chuck Cooper.” Spoken by Chuck Cooper III, President and CEO of the Chuck Cooper Foundation and son of the NBA legend, these words are sure to resonate with any basketball fan or sports history buff here at Duquesne. When the Boston […]

2017-18 NBA Preview

2017-18 NBA Preview

As contenders remain, others scramble to supplement their rosters with talent necessary to compete with league’s top dogs Adam Lindner | Sports Editor 10/19/2017 With the dawn of a new NBA season upon us, it’s finally time to sit back, reflect on an anarchical offseason that saw numerous top players join new franchises, and prepare […]

Try empathizing with Kevin Durant for a change

Try empathizing with Kevin Durant for a change

Adam Lindner | Sports Editor Beginning promptly on July 4, 2016, when mega NBA star Kevin Durant announced his decision to leave Oklahoma City for The Town, — err, uh, Golden State? — Durant chose to forfeit his general likability, his worldwide popularity amongst casual fans and his spot alongside superhuman point guard Russell Westbrook […]