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MANENS | Value NBA Players’ Safety Over Their Entertainment Value

By Benjamin Manens March 17, 2023

With two weeks left until the opt-out deadline for the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association’s current collective bargaining agreement, both sides are determined to hash out a new deal...

MANENS | Address the Oldest Bastion of Sports: Bad Refereeing

MANENS | Address the Oldest Bastion of Sports: Bad Refereeing

By Benjamin Manens February 13, 2023

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes and referees ruining sports. It feels as though almost every week there is a baseball game where the umpires miss several big calls or a football game...

BRENNAN | How The Lakers Can Avert Disaster

By Tim Brennan November 18, 2022

When the Los Angeles Lakers won the 2020 NBA title in the Orlando bubble, their all-in trade sending away most of their young players and future picks for Anthony Davis a year prior was validated forever....

HALFTIME ON THE HILLTOP: Georgetown Soccer Dominates, Astros Do Some Light Dusting, and Victor Wembenyama

HALFTIME ON THE HILLTOP: Georgetown Soccer Dominates, Astros Do Some Light Dusting, and Victor Wembenyama

By Demi Pappas, Julia Cannamela, and Tim Brennan November 3, 2022

Halftime on the Hilltop and its sports writers are back! Well, sort of. Hoya writers Julia Cannamela (COL ’24) and Demi Pappas (MSB ’24) are joined by columnist Tim Brennan (MSB '24) and his three...

BRENNAN | The Wembanyama Tanking Experiment Is Bad For Basketball

By Tim Brennan October 28, 2022

It seems every few seasons, a new supposed special talent arises, from LeBron James to Ben Simmons to Zion Williamson. This year, there’s an 18-year-old basketball player who could be as good as Rudy...

BRENNAN | It’s Time for the NBA to Expand

By Tim Brennan October 6, 2022

For much of the past decade of NBA basketball, we have seen many teams vie to be the worst. This idea, known as “tanking,” is when a team purposefully fields a bad roster in hopes of receiving high...

BRENNAN | Donovan Mitchell’s Trade is a Win For Everyone Involved

By Tim Brennan September 9, 2022

Although the Cleveland Cavaliers triumph with the addition of a three-time All-Star and proven playoff performer to their roster, the Utah Jazz and even the New York Knicks gain something from Donovan...

BRENNAN | Cap Space Is Overrated in the NBA

BRENNAN | Cap Space Is Overrated in the NBA

By Tim Brennan August 6, 2022

NBA fans are obsessive. They scour Twitter for breaking news, rant about the decisions of front offices and always seem to know what’s best for their team. Cap space is inevitably a big part of this....

The Mavericks — Led by the Best Offensive Player in the World — Have Arrived

The Mavericks — Led by the Best Offensive Player in the World — Have Arrived

By Tim Brennan May 21, 2022

When a player looks like he could become an all-time great, he often has playoff success before it seems like he’s ready to. In the 2007 playoffs, 22-year-old LeBron James led the Cleveland Cavaliers...

All-NBA Teams From a Writer With No Vote

By Tim Brennan April 7, 2022

Each year, a group of NBA writers vote on All-NBA teams, a snapshot of the best 15 players in the league each season. Since I just spent three hours figuring out my personal ballot, I ought to share it...

BRENNAN | The Steph Curry Experience

By Tim Brennan March 4, 2022

In 2013, Stephen Curry announced his stardom to the nation by dropping 54 points — including 11 made 3-pointers — in Madison Square Garden, the world’s most famous arena. Even though his heroic...

BALDARI | Ironically, the Bucks are the NBA’s most underrated team

By Christian Baldari February 4, 2022

With the All-Star break rapidly approaching, the time has come to separate the contenders from the pretenders. While the storylines have focused on the Brooklyn Nets, Golden State Warriors and the Los...

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