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Age limit increase better prepares NBA athletes

Age limit increase better prepares NBA athletes

By Jake Certner and Christian Edwards

June 2, 2014

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said his top priority is to change the minimum age of players in the NBA from 19 to 20 in order to encourage college basketball players to stay in school longer and to improve the young talent. The repetition of college freshmen leaving for the draft is hurting both...

Fans crave more intensity in the NBA

Fans crave more intensity in the NBA

By Michael Fox, Sports Editor

May 16, 2014

Michael Jordan dribbles down the court, crosses over left, steps back, fires, swish. MJ does it again. Jordan has yet again led the Chicago Bulls to another NBA title. It’s interesting to see how each team performs when playing different opponents in the NBA regular season, but it certainly makes...

The new Era of the NBA

The new Era of the NBA

By Ben Fox, Staff Writer

April 2, 2014

If a diehard NBA fanatic traveled from the year 2010 to the present day and looked at the current standings, though his or her initial thoughts would likely be “Who the heck are the New Orleans Pelicans?” he would soon realize that a number of surprising teams are fighting for a playoff presence. Neither...

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

The Observer Previews the Upcoming NBA Season

By Noah Salzberg, Public Relations and Social Media Editor

October 29, 2013

The NBA 2013-2014 season begins tonight, Oct. 29, as the Miami Heat, the 2012-2013 reigning champions take on the Chicago Bulls. There are many headlines this season, including Derrick Rose’s return after missing last season with a torn ACL and Miami’s bout for a third consecutive championship. Unlike...

What’s Trending This Month

By Madison Hurr, Production Editor

October 28, 2013

NBA 2K14 The newest version of Visual Concepts’ basketball video game was released Oct. 1. The game, which is based off of the National Basketball Association (NBA), is currently available for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. It will be available for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One N...

‘Observer’ bros make 2012-13 NBA picks

By Ben Fox, Guransh Singh, Ben Schick, and Spenser Easterbrook

December 3, 2012

NBA basketball has returned a little more than a year after the highly publicized lockout that shortened the 2011-2012 season, and fans are getting ready for a full year of professional hoops. The Observer experts share their picks for some of NBA’s most coveted awards and titles. Most Valuable Pla...

NBA lockout draws little attention, depresses fans

By By Ben Hollander, Staff Writer

November 21, 2011

  Here I am writing, curled up in my room with nothing but my laptop and my bitterness on a night that was supposed to be oh so very special.   In an ideal world, Kobe, KD, D-Rose and the Dallas Mavericks, the defending champs, would be headlining the start to the new NBA season tonight, ...

League competition ruined by selfish players

By Thomas Geenen, Staff writer

March 22, 2011

In the past month, two of the NBA’s top ten players have packed their bags and moved to the bright lights on the East Coast, leaving the Rocky Mountains behind. Little do these players realize the destructive nature of their decisions. Trading Carmelo Anthony from Denver to New York as well as Deron...

NBA players are smart to move to larger markets

By Joe Haynes, Sports Editor

March 22, 2011

Eight months ago, LeBron James left lowly Cleveland for Miami. Four weeks ago, Carmelo Anthony was traded from Denver to New York, which prompted Deron Williams to be traded from Utah to New Jersey the next day. After the movement of just three elite players, the basketball world is in a panic that...

Faceoff- pros are superior athletes

By By Joel Denicoff- staff writer

March 2, 2010

When you hear of players like Tyler Hansbrough, Adam Morrison, J.J. Redick and Christian Laettner you think of college superstars, but when these players jump to the NBA, you think of bench warmers. These college players, turn into benchwarmers when they reach the NBA because NCAA players compared...

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