Time to change the NBA culture

As we enter the first round of the NBA Playoffs, you have to acknowledge the success of the Philadelphia 76ers. A team that three or four years ago was one of the worst teams in the league.

As the Sixers continue to progress, many NBA teams may now consider to “tank” their seasons to see if they can repeat what the Sixers have done. If that is an option, how will this effect the NBA.

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recognizes the issue and has been working on trying to resolve the issue. At one point in time, he even sent out a memo in regards to the issue to all 30 NBA teams.

No one knows when, or how the issue will be resolved, but let’s hope the integrity of the game stays intact.

NCAA corruption sources

For my second data story, I did a follow up on the NCAA corruption story that has headlined the news since the end of 2017. There were many sources I used for this story but I used three major ones to help with my story.

The first source I used was Yahoo Sports. This source is the initial FBI report that has been documented about the names of players that have been involved with this scandal.

The next important source I used was Sports Illustrated. This source was helpful for many reasons. I used this source to get the names of all the schools that were involved with the scandal and other various reports about how the scandal had effected coach Rick Pitino by costing him his job at Louisville.

My final source was from ESPN. The ESPN source was very important because of how many stories were written that are tied in with the scandal. Some of these stories include how Arizona head coach Sean Miller was caught on the phone discussing payments with an agent, the stripper scandal in Louisville, and how the Michigan State basketball team has been involved with hiding sexual abuse news.

An aggregated story of my social media social media

I’ve been on social quite some time. My first experience was on MySpace back in 2004.

I moved on to Facebook in around 2007. Since then I’ve used my page to network and update on sports and music news. 

Around October of 2o12, I was introduced to Instagram and have used it to show of the highlights of my life.

Earlier this year I joined Twitter, but there’s not much activity on my end, however, there are many pages I follow due to my interests.

Stephen A. Smith on twitter

Stephen A. Smith is a man of many roles. He’s employed by ESPN and serves as a reporter, analyst and radio show host for the company.

Stephen A. host the hit TV show First Take, and hosts the radio show The Stephen A. Smith ShowSmith has been employed with ESPN since 2005.

What makes Stephen A.’s profile fun and enjoyable to me is that he’s a guy I aspire to be like as I achieve my professional career in sports journalism. I also enjoy his profile as an NBA fan, he gives his insight on the games that are happening and predictions during the offseason of the sport.

Wildcats last team standing in NCAA tournament

The Villanova Wildcats are champions of the NCAA tournament as they defeated the Michigan Wolverines this past Monday in a 79-62 victory. The Wildcats have now won their second title in the past three years.

The star of the game was Villanova’s Guard Donte DiVincenzo, who racked up a total of 31 points, 3 assists and 5 rebounds in 37 minutes. DiVincenzo shot 10/15 from the field and went 5-7 from three point land.

Unfortunately for Michigan and their fans, it was the second time in the past five years they were left on the losing end of game. Michigan Junior Mo Wagner, was the star for his team.

What started off as a close game turned out to be a complete blowout by the halfway point in the first half.

Congrats to the Villanova Wildcats.

Trump v.s. DACA and the Democrats

Earlier today, The New York Times wrote a report about the latest of President Trumps infamous tweets. These tweets were about the DACA program and how the Democrats are not supporting him and his administrations plans for Border control.

I enjoyed reading this article due to the aggregation and curation this article provided.

For example, they did not just link the President’s twitter account, but they also posted his tweets for the readers to see, and helps readers to digest the President’s own words.

The article also links to the website about a bipartisan proposal to help immigrant children for those who may not be aware of his previous statements.

Ron French Curation

Ron French is a writer for the Bridgemi website. Ron has recently written a story on the 60 Minutes report featuring Betsey DeVos.

Ron has used a few different sources to help with his story. Ron has not only used the 60 Minutes interview, but has adopted information from a few other sources such as the Detroit and Grand Rapids Summits.

He references these sources by not only hyperlinking them but giving them an introduction into the link they the reader my be wanting to click on.

There are also secondary links for the references and other stories that are related to the topic.