Category: Basketball

RCC men’s basketball prepares for upcoming season

By Jesus Coronel The last time the Tigers’ basketball team took the court, it was in the third round of the California Community College Athletic Association Southern Regional Tournament. Then the pandemic ended all athletic activity. The team won the Orange Empire Conference tournament that year, propelling it to the regional tournament. An exhibition game

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SPORTS COLUMN: NBA All-Star Game put profits over people

By Paul Quick The NBA All-Star Game is an annual gathering of the league’s best players. It typically comes during the mid-season break and, under normal circumstances, it is considered a high point of the season and a great honor to be selected to play in. During the age of COVID-19, however, nothing is normal.

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NBA: Los Angeles Clippers fall short in final minutes against Milwaukee Bucks

By Jesus Coronel The Los Angeles Clippers fell in the final seconds to another MVP-worthy performance by Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.  The game was close until its final minutes. With 4:01 left to go, Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard nailed a shot that propelled Los Angeles to a 100-96 lead. The Bucks then rallied

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L.A. championship wins mean more to fans this time around

By Lesly Gonzalez Although the year has been ripe with gloom, Southern California received some sunshine with the Dodgers and Lakers both winning a championship this fall.  But COVID-19 and the regulations the pandemic requires as cases rise and fall have cast doubt on the possibility of the traditional celebratory parades seen when Los Angeles

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Los Angeles Lakers win first title in 10 years

After an almost year-long season, the death of a legend and life in the NBA bubble, the Los Angeles Lakers have finally won their first championship since 2010. The moves the team made to get to this very moment have paid off. Trading away four first-round draft picks and several players for Anthony Davis was

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Sports Column: LeBron James should be MVP

By Jesus Coronel After the 2020 NBA season restarted in the Orlando bubble, fans anticipated the results of various awards, especially the Most Valuable Player. There were plenty of players that deserved to win the award. Notable people included Kawhi Leonard, Luka Doncic, James Harden and Damian Lillard. But there were two people that stood

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Sports Column: Professional athletes make important statement

By Daniela Ramirez The Kansas City Chiefs’ big win against the Houston Texans was not only a win for the team, but a win for America before the ball was even kicked off.   Two of the best teams in the NFL took a leap of faith Sept. 10 and showed their support of the Black

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RCC basketball players stay motivated during quarantine

By Daniela Ramirez Athletes at Riverside City College had to completely end their on-campus lives when the pandemic hit, including team practices, meetings and the bonds they had forged with their teammates. Some returned to their hometowns, which meant staying in mental and physical shape on their own. Kathon Crawford, a sophomore shooting guard on

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Opinion: NBA COVID-19 regulations see success, MLB’s do not

By Erik Galicia Be like the NBA. The COVID-19 safety protocols they unveiled in June are based on CDC guidance and involve constant testing for players and staff who live in what has come to be known as “The Bubble.” Only 22 of the NBA’s 30 teams were invited to the bubble this season, which

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RCC suffers defeat in Southern California finals, places second

By Ashley Gomez   All good things must come to an end as the Riverside City College men’s basketball team concluded its season March 9 with an 66-54 defeat against Santa Monica College in the Southern California Regional Finals. This was the second time that the Tigers were in the Regional Finals under coach Philip

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