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Golub: The wasp and the cockroach

Despite a LeBron-less path to the top of the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets continue to buzz unnoticed.  They sit firmly in the playoff race at 5-5, having lost a few close games and having stomped some unworthy opponents.  Cardi B’s favorite baller, Kemba Walker, has picked up where he left off last season. He currently averages a cool 28.0 points per game on 46% shooting, to go with nearly six assists per game.  However, for all his accomplishments, Kemba has never gotten his due. Part of the reason might be his inability to beat the best. Heading into this season, Kemba’s team faced LeBron’s team twenty-two times.  Twenty-two times, Kemba lost. Why? Kemba has the chip on his shoulder and flashy handles of a Hornet, but LeBron, poised and composed, is more like a wasp.

Ziperski: LeBron’s greatest achievement

Prior to this season, LeBron James had won three NBA titles, three Finals MVP awards, four season MVP awards and two Olympic gold medals. He’s a fourteen-time All-Star and has been named to the All-NBA first team twelve times. Considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, he has accomplished truly unbelievable things over the course of fifteen-year career.

Avalon: How Disney Channel predicted the Eastern Conference Finals 16 years ago

In 2001, many months before my Seattle Mariners’ playoff drought began, Disney Channel warmed our hearts with the feel-good basketball flick The Luck of the Irish. Ryan Merriman (Pretty Little Liars, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader) starred as Kyle Johnson, an undersized junior high scoring machine that had his team on the brink of a championship behind his sparkling play and Irish lucky charm that he thought was oriental. This is where it starts to get weird.