NBA Playoffs 2012: Just How Far Can the New York Knicks Go?

After a win against the Bucks on April 11th, the Knicks all but clinched a playoff berth, their second in two consecutive years. However, based on last year’s results, this may not seem like a huge feat as they failed to win a single game. This raises a vital question: can the Knicks go further than the first round […]

New York Knicks: Better off Without Jeremy Lin?

The Mike Woodson era marked a new beginning and an ending: the birth of a new Knicks team (11-3) and the death of a Jeremy Lin-centered offense. It raises the question: Are the Knicks better off without their star point guard Jeremy Lin? The Knicks’ unbelievable run in early February gave reason to why an offense completely […]

NBA Playoffs: Which Superstar-Less Team Has the Best Odds at a Championship?

Basketball, it is said, is the true team sport. No other sport fully depends on the ability of all five individuals to, ironically, cease being five individuals, and become something more. More than in football, where there are different teams for offense and defense, more than in baseball, where hitting involves the skill of one […]

John Wall and Kyrie Irving: Comparing the Two Point Guards’ Present and Future

When two people’s pasts are so eerily similar, their present, for better or for worse, will forever be intertwined. Such is the case with John Wall and Kyrie Irving. Both extremely sought after point guards in high school, mainly for their speed and ability to hone an incredible scoring mentality and game while also being […]

Roger Federer: Should the Swiss Maestro Put All His Eggs in One Basket?

When Roger Federer trudged off Rod Laver Court on Jan. 26, after a good, but disappointing four-set loss to rival Rafael Nadal, it marked eight consecutive major in which the World No. 3 was not the last man standing. For someone who was so habituated to winning during his prime of 2003 to 2008, this […]

2012 French Open: Why People Are Too Quick to Give Rafael Nadal the Title

For every year since 2007, Rafael Nadal has entered the French Open at Roland Garros wearing the tag of favorite. Each time but one, Nadal has lived up to that billing, and counting his titles in 2005 and 2006, the Spaniard has captured six of the past seven “Coupe des Mousquetaires”. However, since Rafa’s last […]

Tim Tebow’s meteoric rise: Fate or Fluke

Does religion have a role in modern sports?   During this prior NFL season and to a lesser extent over the past few years Tim Tebow has been pulling off miracle after miracle. He pulled off dazzling fourth quarter comebacks and lead a team, many counted out, to a playoff berth and a gut-wrenching win […]

2012 Australian Open: Is the Season’s First Major Up for Grabs?

Last year, the Australian Open gave the world of tennis a glimpse of what was to come in the remainder of the season. Novak Djokovic, ranked No. 3 in the world, made a great run to the championship, losing only one set en route to his second Grand Slam title. The rest of the season […]

Transfers: Chelsea’s £150m Spending, Gareth Bale to Barcelona?, Pato to PSG?

Barclays Premier League Transfer Rumors Tottenham are interested in Freiburg striker Papiss Cisse. The 26-year-old Senegal striker is worth around £14m. Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas granted £150m for transfers. Hulk, Gregory van der Wiel and Joao Moutinho are top 3 for AVB. Also Bolton manager Owen Coyle has also agreed a fee with Chelsea for […]

Exclusive Interview with Williams Sisters’ Ex-Coach: Racism in USTA Coach Hiring

Recently, I conducted an email interview with Morris King Jr., the former coach of Serena and Venus Williams, as well as Amer Delic. I contacted him through an article I wrote titled “American Tennis Has Fallen Behind European Counterparts.” He said as an African-American, he has suffered through immense discrimination during his time as a […]