Around the NBA: March 5

Audio/Story posted March 6, 2020 in Sports, CommRadio by Zech Lambert

Host Zech Lambert and analysts Logan Bourandas, Gabe Angieri and special guest Andrew Field take a look around the NBA.

The NBA always finds a way to produce some pretty crazy story lines. One of these came out when, after a win against the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks got into a feud with their biggest fan, Spike Lee.

The dispute started over which entrance Lee used to get into Madison Square Garden. Lee was asked to use the VIP entrance instead of the employee entrance. Lee said he had been using the employee entrance for 28 years and that he is “being harrassed by James Dolan.”

A picture surfaced of Dolan and Lee shaking hands, but Lee claims the picture was a set-up.

Whatever the reason for this feud, it overshadows a huge win for the Knicks and a monster game for their rookie RJ Barrett, who tied a career-high with 27 points in the victory. The Knicks can just never seem to stay out of the news for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with actual basketball.

In more basketball related news, it’s no secret the Golden State Warriors have struggled this season. They have tried to make some changes to their team by shipping out guard D’Angelo Russell for Andrew Wiggins, but the biggest problem they have faced is injuries. They have been without both Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry for a good chunk of the season, but they will be getting a huge lift as their former MVP returns to action Thursday.

The move to bring Curry back is an interesting one on the part of Golden State. The Warriors are nowhere near making the playoffs out west, so many people think they should tank for the best draft pick possible so they can reload for next year. However, bringing Curry back after 58 missed games is the complete opposite of that. Curry will help the team win and hurt their lottery odds.

Curry returning is good for the NBA, though. He is an all-time great shooter and having him on the court will sell tickets and is always fun for fans to watch.

 

Zech Lambert is a sophomore majoring in broadcast journalism. To contact him, email zbl5146@psu.edu.

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Zech Lambert

Sophomore / Broadcast Journalism

Zech is a sophomore from Northampton, Pennsylvania. He currently produces weekly content for CommRadio in the form of articles and podcasts. He is also a co-host on the weekly talk show Ducks on the Pond. Over the summer, Zech will be covering the State College Spikes for TheCardinalNation.com. To contact him, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). You can also tweet him @Zech_Lambert with any random thoughts or just to have some sport banter.

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Andrew Field

Senior / Broadcast Journalism

Andrew Field is a senior from Haverford, Pennsylvania, which is actually right outside of Philly in the land of “Delco.” He is a huge Philly sports fan, as he has a passion and excitement for all four Philly teams and also all Penn State sports. He writes articles for the sports and arts & entertainment departments. He is the co-manager of the ad/sales team and has a weekly talk show called Broad Street Bros. He hopes to one day work in the sports industry or become a writer.

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Logan Bourandas

Sophomore / Broadcast Journalism

Logan Bourandas is a broadcast journalism major from Long Island, NY. He is a the news director for CommRadio and the host of Ducks on the Pond, which is an all-baseball talk show on CommRadio. He is also a sports writer and podcaster for CommRadio. He got his start as the station manager for his high school radio station WPOB in his hometown of Plainview, NY, where he hosted numerous radio shows and was involved in sports broadcasts. You can contact him at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Gabe Angieri

Freshman / Journalism

Gabe Angieri is a freshman majoring in Journalism from Lindenhurst, New York. He is the co-host the baseball talk show “Ducks on the Pond” every Tuesday night from 7-7:30pm. In addition to CommRadio, he is a staff writer for Onward State.