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The problem with DeMarcus Cousins is the franchise he plays for

The media’s comments in regard to whether or not Kings center DeMarcus Cousins is championship material isn’t exactly the first time people have questioned the capability of a hot-headed, seven-footer to win a championship....
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Korver makes Cavs a lot more dangerous

Former all-star shooting guard Kyle Korver was traded to the defending champion Cavaliers on January 7. With Korver on the roster, Cleveland is looking a lot more dangerous. The defending champs hadn’t made any...
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How ‘bout them Cowboys?

2016 has been absolutely wild and the myriad of memes about this year do not even do it justice. But perhaps one of the most truly shocking tales of 2016 is “America’s Team” being...

Let’s stop using a double standard with NBA super teams

With Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 offseason, there’s no doubt that Durant’s legacy has been a popular topic of debate. Fans either completely support his decision to hop...
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Return of the pigskin?

The title of “Undefeated since 1976” may be relinquished by UCR sooner rather than later. With the school expanding at a fervent pace, the time is ripe for the return of UCR football. Prior...

KD injured, Spurs are now the favorites to win the west

In the modern NBA, where stretch bigs and 3-point shooting are priority, size can be overlooked quite a lot. Size in this case matters, as the San Antonio Spurs are set up to be...

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: 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: 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 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...