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Playground / Jul 27, 2012 / 10:30 am

Basketball In 2012: The Summer of Shootings

Nate Robinson

Nate Robinson (photo. Matt Brown)

It was bad enough when the Dark Knight Rises shooting took over television and every news station in America for three solid days last week. It was depressing, and listening to the same details over and over again only heightened my anxiety, despite not being able to change the channel. Every year in this country, people are killed by gunfire, and I’m not sure of the statistics, but doesn’t it feel like things are getting worse? No place is sacred anymore. You can’t go to a midnight premiere for one of the most anticipated movies of the summer without being scared. And now after the happenings of the past few days, it seems like you can’t play ball either without worrying about who’s carrying. Read More »

Smack / Jul 27, 2012 / 1:03 am

The NBA Schedule Is Unveiled; A Tragic Shooting Takes Recruit’s Life

Miami Heat

Well would you look at that, the NBA schedule is released and Christmas in July has officially arrived. Seriously, after last summer’s lockout deprived us of knowing about all 1,230 games the regular season has in store this has been a long time coming. Sure, we knew about how Miami would play Boston in the Ray Allen Bowl on opening night. Now we get the whole platter, and it includes Mavs/Lakers and Wizards/Cavs also on Oct. 30 to bookend the champions’ start. Read More »