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Ty Sugick

The Cleveland Prayer

Ty Sugick January 19, 2016

After an embarrassing 132-98 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Monday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers have many questions to answer. NBA fans around the world are now questioning the Cavs as a legitimate...

Jacob Ruffo is a junior journalism major and columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: The NBA is doing everything right

Jacob Ruffo December 9, 2015

In a year where, between horribly played and officiated games, the NFL is trying its hardest to lose fans, the NBA is doing everything absolutely right.Between the undefeated Golden State Warriors, Kobe’s...

Ray Strickland is an opinion writer for The Kent Stater. Contact him at

Opinion: Basketball will miss Kobe Bryant

Ray Strickland December 3, 2015

Future Hall-of-Famer Kobe Bryant announced a few days ago that he would retire at the conclusion of the 2015-2016 NBA season and many people around the league could not believe that his career is coming...

Matt Poe

Opinion: Kobe and Peyton still worthwhile

Matt Poe December 1, 2015

Two of the greatest athletes of our generation are coming to the realization this is the beginning of the end for their respective careers.On Sunday, Kobe Bryant announced his decision to retire from...

Opinion: Steph Curry making a case for best player in the NBA

Ray Strickland November 15, 2015

The Golden State Warriors are off to a hot 10-0 start, obliterating every opponent standing in their way. The Warriors mirror a team that is primed to make a deep run in the NBA playoffs and repeat as...

Richie Mulhall is a junior multimedia news major. Contact him at

Guest Columnist: Pro athletes should not run the show

Richard Mulhall March 10, 2015

Last week, the Denver Nuggets broke a huddle with a chant that suggested they had given up on their coach, fans and abysmal season, per an ESPN report by Patrick Dorsey.The Nuggets, who will enter tonight’s...

Donald Sterling, center, owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, watches the Clipper game against the Boston Celtics at Staples Center in Los Angeles, February 26, 2011. Sterling was banned from the NBA and fined $2.5 million Tuesday, April 29, 2014 after being recorded saying racist comments toward African Americans. (Gary Friedman/Los Angeles/MCT)

Cav’s Gilbert: ‘zero tolerance’ for Sterling comments

Several civil rights organizations are applauding the NBA for its lifetime ban of Clippers owner Donald Sterling because of racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation.However, those...

Guest column: Sterling and Bundy — a master class on racism in the 21st century

Robin Abcarian April 28, 2014

So ... a white NBA team owner walks onto a cattle range.Strike that.A white rancher walks into a sports arena ...Damn.I’m trying to wring some grim humor out of the news, but I’m getting my racists...

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