Kid Reporter Blogs: Basketball

Jack Murphy

The Art of the Dunk 105

  • Posted by: Jack Murphy
  • April 13, 2012, 11:13 AM

With a chorus singing “I Believe I Can Fly” at midcourt, Los Angeles Clippers rookie Blake Griffin sprints toward the Kia Optima parked in front of the hoop. In one mighty leap, Griffin clears the car and smashes down the official Sprite Slam Dunk Contest ball that teammate Baron Davis alley-oops to him through the open sunroof. What a dunk! More »

Olivia Holbrook

Baylor Bests a Fantastic Final Four 21

  • Posted by: Olivia Holbrook
  • April 4, 2012, 7:58 PM

Since it was created, the women’s NCAA tournament has always hid in the shadows of “March Madness.”

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Jamie Kelley

Jeremy Lin, Before the Linsanity 53

  • Posted by: Jamie Kelley
  • February 24, 2012, 1:36 PM

Before February 4, New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin had scored a total of 32 points. Since then, he has scored 246 points, in 10 games. “Linsanity” has overtaken the NBA in the last month.

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Wanjiku Gatheru

Breaking Down the U.S. Women's Basketball Olympic Hopefuls 6

  • Posted by: Wanjiku Gatheru
  • February 15, 2012, 11:56 AM

With the 2012 London Olympic Games right around the corner, the four-time defending gold medal U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team has recently announced the 21 finalists for the roster. More »

Wanjiku Gatheru

The Passing of a Basketball Mentor 4

  • Posted by: Wanjiku Gatheru
  • January 6, 2012, 6:33 PM

This past Tuesday Apache Paschall, founder and director of the Exodus AAU Program, passed away of a severe heart attack after four months of battling with skin cancer. He was only 37. Being the coach of one of the highest ranked girls basketball programs in the nation, I assume he was very close to the girls. Darius Falk, one of his players confirms this. More »

Sam Allred

Will this Decade Belong to Lob City? 34

  • Posted by: Sam Allred
  • January 4, 2012, 2:14 PM

As the NBA season gets underway, everyone is making predictions about who is going to win the title. The Los Angeles Clippers started to get a lot of attention when they added Chris Paul (widely known as “CP3”). In my opinion, the 2011-12 Clippers have definitely secured themselves a ticket to the playoffs, and I predict they will be NBA champs within the next few years!

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Jack Murphy

In Connecticut, It's Brother vs. Brother 20

  • Posted by: Jack Murphy
  • December 20, 2011, 11:55 AM

On the first day of school, most kids walk in to find out that they have been placed with some old boring teacher that everyone dislikes. Well, imagine my surprise when I found out my teacher’s son had scored the first two points of the 2011 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game!

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