The talk, hosted by Stanford Speakers Bureau (SSB) on Saturday, gave the audience a window into the power of the pencil: Keane described it as the “simplest, most sophisticated tool you’ll get.”
James Harden wants you to know. He’s damn good.
Often times, once a NBA player has reached his 6th or 7th season, his reputation is fully-formed. Rotation player, starter, all-star, elite (top 10-12), and super elite (top 5). The super elite class is the hardest to break into. In recent years, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, and Kevin Durant have firmly held places in the super elite class, with Anthony Davis, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, and Harden hovering around the final two spots. For years Harden has been categorized as an elite player, winning an MVP last year. However, multiple playoff failures despite stellar regular seasons dominate Harden’s reputation.
This column reflects the opinion of the writer and does not in any way reflect the views of The Stanford Daily. After an exaggeratedly long break after the uneventful conference finals, the NBA finals finally dawn. This brings about not only a promise of entertaining television in the next episode and rubber match of the trilogy…
Amid controversy surrounding the lack of fluidity between newly acquired superstar forward Kevin Durant and franchise legend Steph Curry, the Slim Reaper hosted to his prior franchise home, the Westbrook-led Oklahoma City Thunder. Despite valiant effort and yet another Westbrook triple-double, the overmatched Thunder fell by the wayside in Oakland, falling victim to yet another Warriors blowout, 121-100.
Three years ago, the eighth seed in the Western Conference, the Golden State Warriors, edged out the Memphis Grizzlies by one win to capture the last spot in the NBA playoffs, at a total of 51 wins. Now, the once deep western conference faces a downshift in competition, with the likes of the Thunder and the Spurs, a combined 122 wins between the two, definitely loosening the concentrations of victories to a number of up and coming franchises.
The Lakers have a future. And while they’ll be bad next year, too, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.
On Sunday, the Lakers formally announced the dismissal of head coach Byron Scott, ending their former player’s brief and largely unsuccessful tenure as the director of one of basketball’s most storied franchises. Scott had been hired to begin a rebuild of the team, but it turned out he had few ideas about what to do with…
Kobe Bean Bryant was an LA legend in the way that even Shaq will never be. But a lot of luck went into Kobe’s reign, perhaps the purest example we’ve ever seen of lightning in a bottle.