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The independent news website of The Kent Stater & TV2

Kent Wired

Los Angeles Lakers LeBron James reacts to celebrities in the front row as he plays in the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

LeBron wins big for Kent State I Promise Scholars

Jimmy Oswald, Sports Editor February 21, 2022

LeBron James stepped back and sank a basket that not only won the 2022 NBA All-Star game for Team LeBron, but earned $450,000 for the Kent State I Promise Scholars Program. The game, held in Cleveland,...

OPINION: What is an expert nowadays?

Gregory Hess Opinion Writer February 23, 2021

What’s the best case for what makes someone an expert and someone not an expert in something? We could say that physically Lebron James is a basketball expert or Bennet Omalu is an expert in neurology...

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California. Bryant played 20 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he won five NBA championships and was an 18-time All Star.

‘I still have trouble with it’: One year on, Lakers stars struggle to come to terms with Kobe Bryant’s death

Matias Grez, CNN January 26, 2021

(CNN) -- "Man, it's a saying that time heals all," LeBron James said following the Los Angeles Lakers' win over Chicago on Saturday.Still, one year on from Kobe Bryant's sudden death, those inside the...

The product packaging of the Never Ending Defender.

A ball, a sketch pad, some wire and a dream: How a Kent alumnus thinks he can revolutionize basketball training

Dante Centofanti Sports Reporter January 26, 2021

As winter arrives, gyms across Northeast Ohio are slowly starting to hear the chorus of balls being dribbled and sneakers squeaking on hardwood. As these young players hoop in uncertain times, one Kent...

OPINION: Brandon’s World – NFL is king over NBA and MLB

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 30, 2020

With a presidential election among us and a virus ripping through the world, cable news ratings are up 72% in 2020.The same cannot be said for sports.The 2020 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers...

Opinion: Brandon’s World – Move over Michael Jordan, there’s a new ‘GOAT’ in town

Brandon Lewis Columnist October 22, 2020

GOAT: an acronym used in sports to describe who is the greatest of all time. Since LeBron James entered high school in 1999, he has been compared to Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan. For years, Jordan...

At an assembly last week, President Todd Diacon asked students in the I PROMISE network to look under their seats. They found this certificate, guaranteeing free tuition with room and board. Tankersley compared this to an episode of Oprah. 

Kent State gives free tuition to LeBron James’ I PROMISE School students

Wyatt Loy Reporter February 12, 2020

Kent State announced Wednesday that, as part of its partnership with LeBron James' I PROMISE School (IPS), it would be giving free college tuition to their students, including one year of free room and...

March 2, 2019; Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the NBA game at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, AZ. Joe Camporeale/Cal Sport Media (Credit Image: © Joe Camporeale/CSM via ZUMA Wire) (Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

OPINION: The Lakers are so lost

Tanner Castora March 5, 2019

What is happening to the Los Angeles Lakers?Back in July, when LeBron James told the world he would be packing up and moving to the West Coast to continue his career, the basketball world was buzzing....

The Three Stooges Movie Podcast #16 — No Country for Old Men

The Three Stooges Movie Podcast #16 — No Country for Old Men

Thank you for tuning into The Three Stooges Movie Podcast! Join the guys as they talk Joker and James Bond and listen to Henry dominate Nate in a movie debate! Listen to "The Three Stooges Movie Podcast"...

Jamil Wright, a rising 10th grader at Akron’s NIHF STEM High School, works with other I Promise students on their team brand identity on June 18 at Kent State University.

How the partnership between The LeBron James Family Foundation and Kent State came to be

Simon Hannig June 21, 2018

The LeBron James Family Foundation and Kent State announced this week they have agreed to a partnership.According to WKYC, the I PROMISE high school students will live on the Kent campus from Monday through...

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The Cavs need to trade Isaiah Thomas. Now.

Drew Taylor February 4, 2018

It has been a rough season for Cleveland Cavaliers fans. While the team is currently 30-20 and sitting at third place in the Eastern Conference, the magic from the last few seasons doesn’t seem to be...

Delta Gamma crowns winner at Anchorman Pageant

Miranda Marinello November 4, 2017

While LeBron James was securing a win in Washington, D.C., Blake Hoover, a junior exercise science major and member of Kent State's Sigma Nu Fraternity, dragged a basketball hoop onto the stage for Delta...

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