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Martin Rogers


Orange, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Martin:

NBA All-Star 2019: Must-see moments from Saturday night's festivities

Here are some of the best moments from Saturday night at NBA All-Star 2019, from the dunk contest to the 3-point shootout. → Read More

Opinion: Villains like Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia are good for golf

Matt Kuchar's and Sergio Garcia's recent actions bring welcome attention to golf in a time of year the sport usually gets little publicity. → Read More

Should NBA have moved All-Star Game back to North Carolina?

The league stripped Charlotte of the game in 2016 until state lawmakers replaced the controversial HB2 legislation. → Read More

Opinion: Luka Doncic more than ready to carry Dallas as Dirk Nowitzki passes baton

The rookie sensation is on course to average 20 points, six rebounds and five assists. The only others to do that? Oscar Robertson and Michael Jordan. → Read More

NBA All-Star weekend roundtable: Three burning questions at break

With less than two months left in the 2018-19 NBA regular season, we take a look at three of the league's burning questions in this NBA roundtable. → Read More

Opinion: LeBron and the Lakers are getting hammered

The Lakers' new low comes in a loss to the Hawks, and Los Angeles greats James Worthy and Derek Fisher have something to say about it. → Read More

Opinion: NBA should leave Lakers, Magic Johnson alone on Ben Simmons comments

Los Angeles has broken the NBA's tampering rules before, but Magic Johnson's comments about Sixers guard Ben Simmons doesn't qualify. → Read More

Opinion: Why NBA should be happy with trade deadline deals

As all eyes were on LeBron James, the Lakers and Anthony Davis, a funny thing happened. The Eastern Conference got considerably more interesting. → Read More

Opinion: LeBron & Co. left with chemistry problem as NBA trade deadline passes

The Lakers didn't deal for the Pelicans' Anthony Davis and are stuck with players who feel like little more than trade bait. → Read More

Opinion: Is Kevin Durant too soft for New York City?

The Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant lashed out again at the media's free agency queries, making us wonder if he could handle Big Apple spotlight. → Read More

2019 NBA All-Star Game mock draft: How we see it all unfolding

USA TODAY Sports NBA reporters pick their All-Star Game rosters as if they are LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo. → Read More

Opinion: All eyes on Magic Johnson as deadline for Lakers to trade for Anthony Davis looms

Will the Los Angeles Lakers get Anthony Davis? Magic Johnson is the one who will determine that answer. → Read More

Opinion: Rams' Super Bowl defeat continues sports near-misses for Los Angeles area

The L.A. Rams are the latest professional sports team from the area to come up just short at the finish line. → Read More

Opinion: How the NBA easily won Super Bowl week with crazy story lines and trade buzz

The week heading into the big game has been a bit lame. The NBA has stepped into the void, thanks to mischievous machinations of its biggest stars. → Read More

Opinion: LeBron James' return only adds to the Lakers' intrigue

LeBron James' return to the court, coupled with speculation of acquiring Anthony Davis, makes the already bright spotlight in Los Angeles white-hot. → Read More

Opinion: Imagine LeBron James and Anthony Davis get what they want now. What happens then?

The Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans could strike a deal before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. But at what cost to LeBron James and his goals? → Read More

Opinion: Anthony Davis said he loved New Orleans, but couldn't wait to check out

Pelicans forward Anthony Davis has said how much he loved New Orleans to hide the fact that he’s had his eye on a bigger market and a better team. → Read More

All-Star picks show that in the NBA, the fans have a mind of their own

The NBA fan base is a fickle and unpredictable army, caring little for how it is told it should feel by the media, the statisticians or precedent. → Read More

Picking the starters for the 2019 NBA All-Star Game

From LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo to James Harden and Steph Curry, here are our picks to start the 2019 NBA All-Star Game. → Read More

Opinion: Pelicans have no one to blame but themselves if Anthony Davis leaves

Anthony Davis’ upcoming time on the sidelines is just another reminder that decision-time on his future is fast approaching. → Read More