NBA superteams a new trend


Daniele Schirru

In only three weeks the National Basketball Association’s regular season will start. Every basketball fan is excited, based on what happened this summer. But what happened this summer? To find an answer (no, not Allen Iverson) we have to come back to the fourth of July in 2016.

On this day, Kevin Durant, one of the best players of this generation, left the Oklahoma City Thunder to join the Golden State Warriors, the team that just beat him. So he joined, in a storm of criticism, what was already a great team. It became something better than a great team; in fact they won easily the 2017 Championship.

The other teams obviously didn’t want to continue this trend, and in some way this summer have been created some new super teams, like the Houston Rockets with the addition of Chris Paul. Just a few days ago, Carmelo Anthony joined the already cited Oklahoma City Thunder to form a big three with Paul George and Russell Westbrook. But don’t sleep on the evergreen San Antonio Spurs or on the young Minnesota Timberwolves.

These team are all in the Western Conference (the NBA is divided in Eastern Conference and Western Conference). in the East we can mark as contenders only the Cleveland Cavaliers, with LeBron James but without Kyrie Irving. The latter left them to join the Boston Celtics, the other candidate there. Even without Irving, Cleveland is a contender for the only fact to have James on the team, without doubt still the best player on the league.

Well, this year the level of the top teams increased to close the gap with the Golden State Warriors: Can anyone dethrone them?

Below are links to the stories included in The Roaring Gazette’s first issue of the 2017/2018 school year.

Cybersecurity, toppling regimes, and facing terrorism by Aniyah Lewis

Lion Voices: What did you do this Summer? by Bethany Hansel

Students want vending machines open more often by Danielle Erestain

Meet a Lion: Mr. Falls by Aliyah Alli

NBA Superteams a new trend by Danielle Schirru

Remember why they’re kneeling by Marissa Goodall

New VB program offers humane solution for “Barn Cats” by Finnley Brakke

Hispanic Heritage Month an opportunity to re-think how we teach History by Ashley Archila-Ventura