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Cacok’s Championship

Devontae Cacok (15) attempts a free throw during UNCW's matchup with Northeastern on Feb. 14, 2019

Zachary Kilby, Sports Editor

October 13, 2020

WILMINGTON – Devontae Cacok and the Los Angeles Lakers watched the purple and gold confetti rain from the heavens above late Sunday night, Oct. 11, after a convincing 106-93 victory over the Miami Heat. Cacok becomes the first UNC Wilmington alum to win an NBA Championship after defeating the Heat...

Cacok pulls in a pair of NBA G League honors

Devontae Cacok (15) during UNCW's Senior Night matchup with Hofstra on Feb. 16, 2019.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

July 1, 2020

In terms of impacts, former UNC Wilmington standout Devontae Cacok cemented a large one during his time in the Port City. Now, he is on track to do the same thing in South Bay as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers’ G League affiliate. It was announced last week that Cacok was the recipient of two...

2020 NCAA Tournament to be played without fans in attendance

A view of the empty AmericanAirlines Arena before the start of an NBA basketball regular season game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in Miami. The Golden State Warriors announced Wednesday they will play games without fans in their San Francisco arena because of the coronavirus.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

March 11, 2020

Update: Since this article was published, the NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert preliminary tested positive for coronavirus.  COVID-19, more commonly known as coronavirus, has led to an executive decision from NCAA President Mark Emmert to play the 2020 NCAA Tournament ...

Kobe and Gianna Bryant: What the world lost

LOS ANGELES, CALIF. -- SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2020: Fans gather outside the Staples center to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant after news spread of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among 9 dead in helicopter crash in Calabasas that morning, in Los Angeles, Calif., on Jan. 26, 2020. (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)

Erin Howard, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

Indescribable. The helicopter crash that took place Sunday morning in Calabasas, Calif., taking the life of Kobe Bryant, his 13-year-old daughter and seven others was an indescribable tragedy. Bryant was known to fly his personal helicopter around Los Angeles. But this time, he did not...

Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash, sources say

The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant celebrates his 3-pointer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second quarter at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015.

Noah Powers, Sports Editor

January 26, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. — On Sunday,  sports fans woke to the startling news that former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. He was 41. The incident was initially reported by TMZ. The crash reportedly took place near Calabasas. There were no survivors. An earlier tweet from the Los ...

China has a vice grip on American entertainment. It is a bad look.

The Houston Rockets' James Harden during the second quarter of a preseason game against the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on October 18, 2019.

Darius Melton, Opinion Editor

October 19, 2019

China has been in international headlines for months now, as the riots in Hong Kong have made waves around the world. Those waves are now clearly present in American entertainment, and the implications are worrisome, to say the least. The NBA has been at the forefront of Chinese controversy in rec...

NBA midseason recap: What to know, midseason awards

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Elijah Mize, Contributing Writer

January 15, 2019

*All statistics listed are current as of Jan. 10, 2019 The new year is upon us and with it comes the second half of the National Basketball Association season. Now that we are a week into January, we are officially at the midway point of the 82-game regular season. If the NBA has not been a regula...

NBA preview: LeBron to Lakers threatens Warriors dominance

NBA preview: LeBron to Lakers threatens Warriors dominance

Caleb Macurdy, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2018

The National Basketball Association season is almost upon us. The NBA’s thirty teams begin play on or after Oct. 16 to determine who will host the Larry O’Brien trophy as NBA champions next June. While the Golden State Warriors have won three of the past four championships, this season promises to...

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