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Player Spotlight: Clint Capela

Levon Satamian | April 20th, 2019

Clint N’Dumba Capela was born in Geneva, Switzerland. Capela’s parents are from Angola and Congo. Capela had a passion for soccer during his childhood. But, he was 6 feet 3 inches when he was 13-years-old, so his brother suggested for him to play basketball. He went to INSEP in Paris, France for high school.

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A full recap of Magic Johnson’s tenure with the Lakers and potential replacements

Pranav Ramasubramanian | April 20th, 2019

The Los Angeles Lakers were expected to do big things after acquiring LeBron James in free agency at the beginning of the season, but an unexpected groin injury knocked him out for 18 games and changed the course of the Lakers season. After the tumultuous turn of events that knocked the Lakers out of the playoffs, Magic Johnson decided it was best for him and the organization if he stepped down from being president of basketball operations. Magic Johnson helped the Lakers get LeBron James and he was set to pitch the plan to recruit free agents like Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Durant, and Klay Thompson to try and get them on the Lakers, but the pressure was too much. Magic always seemed to be tampering and getting fined for it and it got to the point where he couldn’t even congratulate a player on his accomplishment, which led to Magic getting frustrated.

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Rumor: Lakers Interested in Heat President Pat Riley

Jacari McRae | April 20th, 2019

Earlier this month, Los Angeles Lakers legend and President Magic Johnson abruptly stepped down as President of Basketball Operations. Since then, the Lakers have been interviewing coaching candidates to replace the recently fired Luke Walton. Those candidates include former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach Tyronn Lue, Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams, and Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard.  While the Lakers are currently focusing on hiring a new coach, they still need to hire a new replacement for Magic Johnson.

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Player Spotlight: Steven Adams

Levon Satamian | April 19th, 2019

Steven Adams was born in Rotorua, New Zealand. Adams is the youngest of 18 children. Yes, he has 17 siblings. Adams had a rough childhood, due to the way his father treated him. In Adams’ family, the average males “clan” stand was about 6’10”, Adams grew to be 7’0″, just above the average height of his brothers.

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Player Spotlight: Montrezl Harrell

Levon Satamian | April 19th, 2019

He has gone from being a bench warmer for the Houston Rockets, to being one of the most important players for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Montrezl Harrell was born in Tarboro, North Carolina. He attended North Edgecombe High School, where he was the star player. After high school, he was prepping for a year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. He led that team to a 38-1 record, averaging 25.2 points and 13.6 rebounds per game. Continue reading

The Rockets’ Defense Makes them True Contenders

Kit Shepard | April 18th, 2019

It is no secret that the Houston Rockets are a statistical juggernaut when they have the ball. Their last three seasons are each among the top 15 in all-time offensive rating, while James Harden‘s scoring numbers this campaign can only be bettered by Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain, not exactly bad company. And despite being matched up against the Western Conference’s best defense in the first round of the playoffs, the Rockets are yet to show any signs of slowing down, as they have the second-best offense in the playoffs after their opening two games against the Utah Jazz.

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