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Nuggets Claim First Championship Behind Superstar Nikola Jokić: How Did They Get There?

by Tate Hutchinson Since their merger to the NBA in 1976, the Denver Nuggets had never reached the pinnacle of NBA success, with no NBA Finals appearances in their franchise’s history. Denver was a frequent playoff contender in the 1980s led by the franchise scoring leader, Alex English. Drafting Carmelo Anthony in 2003 led to …

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Building to Greatness: Previewing the Knicks’ Eventful Off-Season

by Tate Hutchinson After the Knicks were eliminated by the eventual finalist Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, fans hoping for their first Eastern Conference Finals appearance since 2000 were left disappointed. But this season for the Knicks showed great potential, and will hopefully draw key free agents or trade targets to NYC to …

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NBA Finals Preview: An Unexpected Yet Exciting Matchup

by Tate Hutchinson The Denver Nuggets and Miami Heat took far different paths to reaching the 2023 NBA Finals, making this year’s NBA Finals matchup one of the most intriguing in the past decade. Denver’s season has been defined by their incredible dominance in the regular season and playoffs, while Miami went from a middling …

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Knicks Fall Apart in Second Half, Drop Game 1 to Heat at Home

by Tate Hutchinson NEW YORK, NY — In front of a packed and energized home crowd at Madison Square Garden, the Knicks failed to secure a Game 1 win Sunday afternoon against the eighth-seeded Miami Heat. Strong defensive performances from the Heat and steady shooting in the second half propelled the South Beach squad to …

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Can Judge, Yankees Keep up Dominant Pace?

by Tate Hutchinson With a 66-31 record, a twelve-game divisional lead, and a league-leading six All-Star selections, the Yankees have been nothing short of a commanding force this MLB season. It seems like everything is going the Pinstripes’ way, but is their momentum enough to carry them to a World Series title this October? The …

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Mayor Eric Adams and NYC & Company Kick Off ‘NYC Winter Outing’ Today with Lighting Ceremony at the Empire State Building

NEW YORK — New York City Mayor Eric Adams today launched the start of NYC & Company’s NYC Winter Outing event with a lighting ceremony at the Empire State Building Observatory. Mayor Adams kicked off the event alongside Michael James Scott, who plays the role of the Genie in Disney’s Aladdin, and Charlotte d’Amboise, who plays …

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Social inequality and hyper violence: why the bleak world of Netflix’s Squid Game is a streaming phenomenon

Squid Game, an original Netflix drama produced in South Korea, is a streaming phenomenon. Released on 17 September, within two weeks the series has become the most watched Netflix title in 76 countries, including the US, Australia and South Korea. Across nine episodes, desperate people enmeshed in debt voluntarily participate in a sequence of six …

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How Obama’s backing for NBA Africa venture could boost basketball on the continent

Former US president Barack Obama’s decision to invest in the National Basketball Association’s Africa venture reflects a lot about his past – his basketball playing youth and his African roots. It also signals that his future ambitions stretch beyond US borders. NBA Africa was launched in 2021 as a collaboration between the National Basketball Association …

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