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Highlander Hot Take: Jalen Green’s G League Commitment means trouble for the NCAA

Courtesy of dfritzphotos via Instagram On Thursday, April 16, top California basketball senior Jalen Green took to Instagram live to announce his decision to skip college...

Highlander Hot Take: New WNBA labor deal will bring the league more popularity

The WNBA has a widespread reputation for its lack of popularity in comparison to the NBA. The league is commonly criticized as “boring,” as critics declare that women are not able to perform the...

Highlander Hot Take: The reenergized Pelicans will make the playoffs

Don’t look now, but the New Orleans Pelicans are only three and a half games back of the eighth playoff spot in the West, and they’re really starting to find their stride. According to...

Highlander Hot Take: Russell Wilson will edge Lamar Jackson in the NFL MVP race

With 13 weeks in the books, the 2019 NFL season’s MVP race is beginning to trim down its weaker candidates. At a 9-2 record each, Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson and Seattle Seahawks quarterback...

Highlander Hot Take: Rui Hachimura will take home Rookie of the Year honors

Rui Hachimura made history when he was selected ninth overall by the Washington Wizards in the 2019 NBA draft. Hachimura was the first Japanese player ever to be selected in the first round of...

Highlander Hot Take: Nikola Vucevic should be considered for the All-NBA third team

Nikola Vucevic of the Orlando Magic is having the best season of his career at the age of 28. Vucevic is averaging career-highs in multiple categories including points, rebounds and assists per game with averages...

Highlander Hot Take: the NBA awards will be dominated by international players

In today’s NBA, there are currently over 100 international players from 42 different countries. It is likely that most of the NBA awards will be won by international players, which goes to show how...

Doc Rivers is the most overrated coach in NBA history

Let’s clarify something first and foremost, being an overrated coach doesn’t necessarily mean that coach is bad. I personally still think Doc Rivers is a good coach, but shouldn’t be as highly lauded as...

The NBA MVP is not as Hard(en) as you think

It is almost a no-brainer to give the Most Valuable Player trophy to the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook, who at 28 years old is averaging a triple-double this season. After the loss of...

Coach K is an overrated in-game coach

For all of the years that Duke University men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has failed to meet expectations at Duke, he hasn’t really received all that much criticism for it. He has been able...