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Profiting off of pain

Media companies like TMZ and individual journalists must be held accountable for what they report.

Benji Wilton, print editor

February 20, 2020

It still doesn’t feel real. You fall asleep Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, as LeBron James passes Kobe Bryant on the NBA all-time scoring list, ascending to third place behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Karl Malone. As you wake up the next morning, this headline dominates your Twitter feed: “Kobe Bryan...

From The Lou to the League

With a combined 25 years of NBA experience (and counting) between the three of them, Bradley Beal, Jayson Tatum and Larry Hughes have lived most of their professional lives under the scope of national attention. Art by Merry Schlarman.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

February 5, 2020

  TKC had exclusive interviews with three of the best basketball talents to ever come out of St. Louis. Here are their journeys from local high schools to the national spotlight.   Bradley Beal 2011 Chaminade College Preparatory School graduate College: University of Florida NBA career: 2012-pr...

From the Vault: Thank you, Kobe. Thank you, sports.

This photo is courtesy of Wikimedia under the Creative Commons License.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

January 31, 2020

Note: This story was originally written by Ryan Davidson and published in the May 18, 2017 print issue of The Kirkwood Call. See the digital print version here. The date was April 13, 2013. I sat on Manchester, where Lindbergh becomes Kirkwood Road, when an alert popped up on my phone. Kobe Bryant tore his lef...

2019 NBA All-Star Predictions

Chicago hosts the 69th NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2020. Design courtesy of @NBAAllstar Twitter.

Tom Mueller, sports editor

January 23, 2020

Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, John Wall and Kyrie Irving are just a handful of elite NBA players who will miss this year’s All-Star game due to injuries — but, in a sad paradox, their injuries might actually be good for the sport. This year’s game will showcase many first time All-St...

Making the case for a St. Louis NBA team

St. Louis supported three major sports teams (Cardinals, Blues and Rams) from 1995-2015. With the Rams' move to Los Angeles in 2016 and the other two teams finding success recently, now is the time to give St. Louis an NBA team. Art by Hayden Davidson.

Hayden Davidson, sports writer

December 9, 2019

The 2019-20 NBA season is underway, and fans across the world are watching the 30 teams compete from October to April (and the top teams in the playoffs until June). But what if there were more than 30 teams, and how likely is it for a team to come to St. Louis? Basketball is becoming an increasingly globa...

Shooting the crystal ball: NBA awards predictions

From game-winning shots in double overtime to freakish displays of athleticism, the NBA’s best players routinely captivate crowds with their dazzling displays of basketball ability.

Tom Mueller, features writer

March 15, 2019

From game-winning shots in double overtime to freakish displays of athleticism, the NBA’s best players routinely captivate crowds with their dazzling displays of basketball ability. This season is different from previous ones, as there is a refreshing feeling of diversity among the candidates competing ...

Sexual misconduct in sports

It is acceptable for sports players to be physical with their opponents, but never with their partner.

Hayden Davidson and Tom Mueller

March 13, 2019

*Logos courtesy of   Larry Nassar, Jerry Sandusky and Ray Rice. The legacies of these men will forever be tainted by their reckless actions toward innocent people. Sexual misconduct and domestic violence damage various sports, age ranges and athletic skill levels. It is ac...

NBA season preview

NBA season preview

Brendan Davidson, parsnip editor

October 23, 2018

The NBA 2018-19 season started Oct. 16 and you should be hyped. Last year, the Warriors and Rockets were the main story of the relatively incompetent NBA. Due to the wild offseason, this year’s standings will definitely look different.     Teams to Watch in the West   ...

Hey now, you’re an all-star, get your game on, go play

Hey now, you're an all-star, get your game on, go play

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

March 7, 2017

“He's heating up! He’s on fire! Boomshakalaka!” In an NBA All-Star Game with 374 points, no defense and practically no excitement, I wish I would’ve spent that wasted time playing NBA Jam, throwing down massive dunks with bobblehead Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan. I bet I would’ve had more...

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