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Roll The Tape!: Lamar University Sharpshooter, James Harrison is poised for the next level

Although Beaumont may be one of the interesting places one may want to visit while they're in Texas, it's certainly becoming one of the hottest beds of talent in sports. In recent years, Lamar University has been setting up shop for some of the most equipped athletes to come out of the Southland Conference, and one of these names include James Harrison. The sharpshooter from the Greater Houston area has shown much potential with only a year of playing time with the team averaging nearly 9 points a game and shooting nearly 40 percent from the three-point line.

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The Wave Papi: How Uninterrupted shows Kelly Oubre Jr's story

In the midst of the NBA Playoffs, some of the freshest NBA content has been publishing in the past few weeks. One of the most favored and followed pieces of content is Uninterrupted's series piece on rising Washington Wizards player, Kelly Oubre Jr. Following the self-proclaimed "Wave Papi" unfolds the life behind one of the league's most emerging players. From the aspects of his fashion, family, and friends, his philanthropy work, and more.

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Luck of the Irish: Boston Celtics Surpassing Expectations

When the Boston Celtics opened the 2017 season, many people had them finally getting over the hump and winning the East, and maybe even win their 19th NBA Championship.

Just off the top, they had the number one seed in the Eastern Conference last year, made it to the conference finals, and though they lost, they retooled. They added Jayson Tatum from the draft, then lured Gordon Hayward away from the Heat and Jazz, then shocked the NBA world by getting Kyrie Irving in a trade and sent Isaiah Thomas to the Cavs in return.

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SUPERGriff: How Blake Griffin is evolving the Clippers

Is Blake Griffin a superstar?

I don’t know. After eight years in the league, I’m still not sure.  
I also don’t know if he’ll live up to his five-year, $173 million contract. But I do know Blake Griffin can do three things very well: he can punch very well, he can dunk very well, and he has the potential to change the game when he’s able to be on the court and healthy. 

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Locker Room Talk: James Harrison, Lamar University Guard

In this first edition of our sports interview series, "Locker Room Talk", we bring forth a sharpshooting guard from Houston, James Harrison. After having a robust successful run with now Orlando Magic rookie, Wesley Iwundu in high school, Harrison has blazed a path for himself as a journey in the NCAA. Globe-trotting across various colleges in his career, Harrison finally finds a home in Beaumont, TX at Lamar University, a rising program in the Southland Conference who plan to make a big splash and head into NCAA tournament this upcoming season. 

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Rebuilding Los Angeles: How The Lakers Aim to Win Big This Season

Lavar Ball thinks the Lakers will win at least 50 games this season. That’d be a 24 game increase of last year’s win total.  The Cavs won just 20 more games when LeBron came back to Cleveland, and they traded for Kevin Love. So, you can do the math.  Maybe Lavar’s prediction was just a little bit much.  He’s been known to exaggerate his opinions a tad.  

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Rebooting the Bull: How can Zach LaVine elevate the Chicago Bulls

When the Chicago Bulls hit restart on their franchise this offseason by trading Jimmy Butler, they got a consolation prize of Zach LaVine. Bulls fans hoping he turns into the next Jimmy B, sorry. While he may not turn into a superstar, LaVine is a great player and has given us plenty to salivate about now that he’ll have his opportunity.

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Dancing with the Wolves: Will Minnesota's Offseaon Efforts Pay Off?

The Minnesota Timberwolves quickly went from up-and-comers to a team that’s expected to perform with their acquisitions this offseason. Potentially the biggest offseason trade brought all-star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota to be reunited with his former head coach Tom Thibodeau. Butler will join a talented core of Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins as well as a group of experienced veterans who signed in Jeff Teague, Jamal Crawford and Taj Gibson. The Wolves still boast starter Gorgui Dieng, Shabazz Muhammad, Tyus Jones and Nemanja Bjelica. 

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Apollo Rocket: Will Harden and Paul Takeoff in Space City? 

The Houston Rockets finished 55-27 last season. In the past, that would’ve been enough to sit back and get ready for next season but with today’s super teams, the Rockets had to make a splash. They did just that by grabbing future hall of fame player Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers. To make the money match, they had to part ways with a host of players who all provided depth for these Rockets but they should find plenty of success this season led by two superstars.

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The Battle for the East: Are the Celtics closer to a title?

The last time we saw the Boston Celtics, they were bowing out 4-1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. In what was their last game of the season they lost by 33 points (135-102) and Lebron James and his Cavs stormed into the finals. The series was one sided, with Cleveland winning every game they did by double digits. It was a sad end but a dose of reality for a team that had managed to become the number one seed in the East going into the playoffs.

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Once Bitten Twice Shy: Is OKC’s future secure with Paul George and Russell Westbrook? 

It was a move that sent shockwaves through the NBA free agency market, particularly as it was no secret that George expressed interest in going home to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. It was also one of the biggest shake ups of the free agency frenzy as OKC was not tabled to make any serious moves outside of trying to furnish 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook with reasons to sign an extension and stay with the Thunder.

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Trusting the Process: Is Philly Finally Seeing Success or Continuing in Mediocrity

The team lost more games than any other team, broke the NBA’s record for consecutive games lost and became the second worst NBA team of all time. Now, years apart from the initial decision to tank and build through the draft, Philly could be one of the teams to watch in the East.

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