Pete Hernandez III

Maximizer | Relator | Arranger | Empathy | Learner

Freelance Sports Writer, versed in Digital Marketing and on the side I'm a bonafide Marvel Comics expert. I enjoy writing sports articles thanks to my roots as a fan of the Golden State Warriors, Sacramento Kings, and Oakland Raiders. You can find me developing my photography skills, reading a great page-turner, or watching and dissecting Marvel films from beginning to end, sometimes repeatedly.

2019 NCAA Tournament: South Region Preview

The 2019 NCAA Tournament has officially kicked off with the “First Four” having tipped off on Tuesday. Final seeding will be determined for the first and second rounds which are underway Thursday and Friday. Eyes will be on the South Region for potential upsets and key players to watch. How will number one seed Virginia respond after last year’s historic first-round exit? Virginia headlines the South Region as a number one seed once again. How will they respond after being ousted a year ago by

Sacramento Kings: Top Five Players in Franchise History

The Sacramento Kings may just miss the playoffs, but they are back on track to NBA relevance. As the team finally turns a corner, it’s worth a look at the franchise’s best players of past. Who are the top five players in Sacramento Kings history? For the first time in a while, Sacramento Kings fans have a promising future to look forward to. The Kings may miss the playoffs, but their future is bright with their young core as the foundation. De’Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield, and Marvin Bagley III among

Kyrie Irving: Do the Celtics Need Him to Win?

The Boston Celtics have an abundance of talent on their roster. Kyrie Irving is the undisputed superstar, but his future with the franchise is uncertain. Would the Celtics be better off without Kyrie Irving? Absolutely not, and here are the reasons why. The Boston Celtics are better with Kyrie Irving Kyrie Irving is arguably the toughest player to guard in the NBA. He is in the conversation for best handles in the league (maybe all-time) and has a legitimate case for being the best at finishin

The Future of the Los Angeles Lakers Young Core

The Los Angeles Lakers young core pieces were meant to be a foundation. After a disappointing season, their respective futures are uncertain. How will the futures of the Lakers’ young core play out this offseason? When LeBron James joined the Los Angeles Lakers last off-season, he knew that he would be tasked with leading a young, inexperienced but talented group. After Saturday’s loss to the Boston Celtics, James echoed this statement post game. “It’s challenging…but I knew what I was getting

Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson’s durability is invaluable

Klay Thompson’s shooting ability and defensive prowess is well-noted, but the Golden State Warriors truly appreciate his durability over the course of his career. Klay Thompson missed two games with a knee injury and the impact was immediately felt as the Golden State Warriors narrowly escaped the Philadelphia 76ers and then were blown out on national television to the Boston Celtics. Then, Thompson returned last Friday night against the second-seeded Denver Nuggets. 39 points, 13-22 FG inclu

Oakland Raiders: How Antonio Brown improves the passing game

Jon Gruden and Mike Mayock got their number one receiver, now let’s take a look at how Antonio Brown improves the Oakland Raiders’ passing attack. Antonio Brown is an Oakland Raider, as coach Jon Gruden and GM Mike Mayock got their number one receiver by way of the Pittsburgh Steelers. The opportunity cost worked in favor of the Silver and Black, just a third and fifth-round draft pick respectively. Kudos must be given to Gruden and Mayock, and our own Jose Sanchez gives great analysis into thi

Who are the Top Five Point Guards of All Time?

Andre Iguodala initiated discussion with his recent claim that Stephen Curry is the second best point guard of all time. This begs the question: which point guards are ranked top five to date? The Top Five Point Guards of All Time The NBA has changed over the course of the past few decades, and the importance of the point guard has been one of the results. Whereas teams would look to build from the inside out, today’s league values the point guard. As a result, we have seen a great many Hall

Golden State Warriors: Andrew Bogut will help with defensive communication

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 2: Andrew Bogut #12 of the Golden State Warriors shakes hands with Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game One of the 2016 NBA Finals on June 2, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016

Oakland Raiders: 2019 NFL Combine Who to Watch Day 3

Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine spotlights the DL and LBs of this year’s rookie class. Here are the prospects of each position group to keep an eye on for the Oakland Raiders. After seeing much of the offensive prospects hit the field, Day 3 of the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine spotlights the defensive talent. Defensive lineman and linebackers will be at the forefront of Sunday’s on-field workouts, and that gives plenty of reason for Oakland Raiders fans to keep their eyes glued to the telev

Three options Carmelo Anthony has going forward

Carmelo Anthony was once a perennial all-star, now he finds himself teamless as the 2018-2019 season nears its end. Clearly on the tail-end of his career, here are three options for Carmelo moving forward. Three options Carmelo Anthony has going forward The highly-regarded 2003 NBA Draft Class is slowly on its last legs as more and more players are ending their careers. Chris Bosh has already put his playing days behind him, and we are in the midst of Dwayne Wade’s farewell tour. LeBron James

Three reasons why Kyrie Irving will not be on the Boston Celtics next season

Kyrie Irving seemed adamant on re-signing with the Boston Celtics in the offseason. After recent comments and team struggles, that decision now seems uncertain. Here are three reasons why Kyrie will not be on the Boston Celtics next season. Three reasons why Kyrie Irving will not be with the Boston Celtics next year The acquisition of Kyrie Irving seemed like the missing piece in the Boston Celtics’ rebuilding phase. Combined with the newly signed Gordon Hayward in the summer of 2017, Boston s

Golden State Warriors: Analyzing each potential first round matchup

With the Golden State Warriors on track for the top seed in the Western Conference, here is a look at their possible opponents in the first round. With just 22 games left in the regular season, the Golden State Warriors are riding a 43-17 record towards a likely no.1 seed in the Western Conference playoffs. After delegating the top seed to the Houston Rockets a year ago, the defending champs are primed to reclaim the top spot this postseason. As a result, the Warriors will face whoever finds

Three Reasons Why The Sacramento Kings Will Make The Playoffs

The Sacramento Kings have a legitimate shot at ending their playoff drought. Here are three reasons why they can make the postseason. Three Reasons Why The Sacramento Kings Will Make The Playoffs At 31-28, the Sacramento Kings find themselves in an unfamiliar position: within reach of a playoff spot. Sacramento sits just a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eight and final spot in the postseason. It has been 12 seasons since the Kings last tasted a playoff appearance. Not many, perh

Three areas for DeMarcus Cousins to improve by end of season

As the Golden State Warriors return from the all-star break, here are three areas of improvement for DeMarcus Cousins to close out the rest of the season. All-Star weekend festivities have concluded, and the Golden State Warriors are ready to come back home to the Bay Area, recharged in their quest to compete for their third straight NBA championship. At 41-16, the Warriors are atop the Western Conference standings and are heavy favorites come playoffs. A large reason they are undisputed favor

Oakland Raiders: Slot receiver is a big necessity in 2019

OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 02: Seth Roberts #10 of the Oakland Raiders runs after a catch against the Kansas City Chiefs during their NFL game at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on December 2, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) Among the needs to be addressed in the offseason should be the signing of a slot receiver, which should pay dividends for the Oakland Raiders. It’s become a staple of any successful offense in today’s NFL and more often than not an eli

Three Reasons Why The Los Angeles Lakers Will Make The Playoffs

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the outside looking in at the current playoff picture. As we head into the second half of the season, here’s three reasons why they will still make the playoffs. Three reasons the L.A. Lakers will make the playoffs The Los Angeles Lakers currently stand at 28-29 on the season. Their record is good for 10th place in the West, three games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the eighth seed. If the season ended today, the Lakers (and LeBron James) would be at home wa

The Sacramento Kings Must Start Marvin Bagley III

The Sacramento Kings selected Marvin Bagley III as the second overall pick in this year’s draft, and as of late he’s played up to expectations. It’s only a matter of time before he’ll be in the starting lineup. There is a debate whether the Sacramento Kings made the correct decision in drafting Marvin Bagley III with the second overall pick. Some question the potential of pairing rookie sensation Luka Doncic alongside developing star De’Aaron Fox. We may never know, but we have seen Bagley slo

NBA Power Rankings: Who are the biggest threats to the Warriors?

Before we celebrate the 2019 All-Star weekend, let’s look back at the first half of the NBA season and break down a power ranking for all 30 teams. It’s nearly the halfway point for the 2018-19 NBA season. There have been a bunch of teams that have exceeded expectations while others have underperformed. One thing is for certain, this season has been full of surprises. Even the Golden State Warriors have had their fair share of controversy. Despite all of the rumors that have plagued many teams

Golden State Warriors: Klay Thompson’s greatest value is off the court

OAKLAND, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors is guarded by Michael Beasley #11 of the Los Angeles Lakers at ORACLE Arena on February 2, 2019 in Oakland, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images) Amidst all the trade deadline and free agency drama, Klay Thompson’s low
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