Rise Up Right Highlights in Sports

I want to thank everybody for rising up right with me this week. Let’s get right into the hottest sports highlights.

NBA News

This week in NBA action, the Eastern Conference playoffs became very comical, as Lebron James and the Cavs swept the Raptors again on the same day they swept the baby dinosaurs last year. For that reason, I have coined May 7th as National Sweeps Day which will be known for spring cleaning and getting rid of wanna be, suppose to be good but sorry highly ranked teams. To make things worse the NBA awarded the coach of the Raptors with the title, Coach of the Year but Dwayne Casey was fired the next day. Thank you Lebron James, for adding another knot to your great career. But let’s not act as if we didn’t witness the Boston Celtics finish off the 76ers in 5 games. We also got a shock the system moment as the youthful Celtics have the Cavs a through behind whooping 108-83 as they held Lebron James to 15 points. Can the Celtics end Lebron’s streak of 7 straight finals appearances?
The Rockets finished off the Jazz in 5 games as the Warriors did the same to the Pelicans. This marks the first time, Chris Paul who led all scorers with 41 points will be the Western Conference finals as they face the Golden State Warriors. In Game One of the Western Conference finals, James Harden scored 41 points but was upended by Kevin Durant’s 37 points and the Rockets took a 119-106 loss at home. Which team will get to the NBA Finals?

Local News

The Buffalo Bisons have started off the first 28 games with a record of 12-16. Tim Lopes is leading the team in battling average at .337. Danny Jansen leads the team in RBI’s with 16. Their best pitching has come has come from Chris Rowley with a 3-1 record and ERA of 1.93. The Bisons will need to step it up if they want to make the playoffs for the first time since 2005.

In other news, we witnessed on Monday that the Supreme Court with a 6-3 ruling discontinued the federal law that had required states to ban gambling on the outcome of sporting events. This move will allow more states to gamble and cash in on the tax benefits. What effects will this move have on the world of sports?


Rise Up Right Columnist Andre “The Torch” Robinson