The Californian

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Pro sports are slowly starting up again

Andrew Sousa, Sports Editor

June 15, 2020

With most states slowly reopening, the hope for the return of professional sports has reopened as well. Specifically in California, 51 of the 58 counties have entered or will soon enter Phase 3 of Gov. Gavin Newson’s plan, which includes the reopening of live professional sports, albeit without...

Sports world mourns loss of Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant bids farewell to Laker fans after his last NBA game.

Josh Nichols, News Lite Editor

January 28, 2020

Kobe Bryant is gone, but his legacy is going nowhere.  Kobe inspired millions throughout his playing career. He constantly showed that the impossible was possible, becoming one of the NBA’s most elite scoring talents just years after being drafted out of high school in 1996 by the Hornets, w...

A hater’s guide to the NBA returns with a vengeance

A hater's guide to the NBA returns with a vengeance

Conan Maron, News Lite Editor

October 16, 2018

Oh boy, what an incredibly unpredictable year of  basketball it’s going to be. It’s not like there’s only two or three teams that can actually win the title.  Wait. Hold up. My editor is telling me that I used the exact same lead to this story as last year’s piece.  Well, ...

Upcoming NBA season set to soar

Upcoming NBA season set to soar

Sydney Finkel, Staff Writer

October 17, 2013

As the new NBA season approaches, the excitement levels start to rise. Warriors fans look forward to a promising season, while Heat fans have their fingers crossed, hoping for a three-peat. Will LeBron James be able to win his third ring, or will San Antonio be able to take the championship this...

Warriors’ playoff run shocks NBA

Warriors' playoff run shocks NBA

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

June 5, 2013

The Golden State Warriors’ magical playoff run sadly came to an end against San Antonio last month in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals. But it didn’t take away from what the team accomplished. The Warriors shocked the league after finishing the season with a 47-35 record, doubling...

NBA playoffs are here

Andrew Evans, Staff Writer

April 29, 2013

This is the best time of the year to be a fan of the NBA. In these best of seven series, where it’s win or go home, the stars really start to shine. As always, the West will be a hard-fought battle, but the defending Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder is the main team that stands...

New NBA season is underway

Alec Bandler and Eric Yee

November 16, 2012

The 2012-2013 NBA season has begun and LeBron James and the Miami Heat will look to defend their title. For once the hometown Golden State Warriors look like they could have a solid team this year.  But these are false hopes for the league’s best fans. The new management, blindly led by Joe Lacob,...

The rich vs the richer

November 9, 2011

Eric Yee Online Editor For the second time in 13 years, the NBA began the season in a lockout. Commissioner David Stern cancelled all games through November. A lockout is a time period where players and team owners are unable to reach an agreement on revenues and player salaries. Derek Fisher, ...