The Boiling Point

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

‘LA-BRON!’ Blockbuster deal thrills Laker fans

October 17, 2018

When former Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, who is widely believed to be the best basketball player of his time, signed a 4-year contract worth $153.3 million wi...

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

COLUMN: To kneel or not to kneel: that is not the question

October 22, 2017

Around the NFL, players are kneeling during the National Anthem to protest our president and racial discrimination around the United States. Players and owners are uniting to stand up for what they believe, and I support them.

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

COLUMN: Dodgers we love it!

October 2, 2017

When you go to a Dodger game at Dodger Stadium and they win, Randy Newman’s “I Love LA” rings through the stadium. The song is all about LA pride...

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

Live blog of Super Bowl commercials

February 5, 2017

7:25pm - The New England Patriots win the Super Bowl -- making an incredible comeback. 6:20pm - A commercial for Scientology? During the Super Bowl? 6:18pm...

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

Kent’s Calls: Bandwagoners miss the point of fandom

January 23, 2017

What do you do when your team starts losing? Do you remain loyal or do you abandon ship? Fans across the country have been confronted with this question...

Not exactly a warm welcome for newest member of LA sports family

Not exactly a warm welcome for newest member of LA sports family

January 18, 2017

After 21 years with none in Los Angeles, two NFL teams seem to be too many for Shalhevet students. After learning Jan. 12 that the San Diego Chargers wou...

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

Students explore athletic opportunities beyond the Shalhevet gym

December 25, 2016

As Shalhevet’s seniors watch for their college admission emails this month, their classmate Nathan Benyowitz faces a different kind of waiting game. While...

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

Kent’s Calls: 2016 Football: Something old, something new

November 6, 2016

For me, September is a month of mixed emotions. On the one hand, it’s back to school; on the other hand, it’s football time. I get my favorite spor...

‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway

‘Sweet Agony’ of Fantasy Football lures students anyway

October 12, 2016

Competition, anxiety and many lost hours of homework are all hallmarks of Fantasy Football, but it seems students at Shalhevet have fallen for it as hard...

First-ever Israeli in MLB would not play on Yom Kippur

First-ever Israeli in MLB would not play on Yom Kippur

October 11, 2016

Dean Kremer, a 20-year-old pitcher drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 14th round last summer, is the first Israeli citizen to sign with a Major League Baseba...

NBA players and owners save season

Jordan Banafsheha, Web Editor

December 23, 2011

Filed under Sports

Just when the idea of seeing an NBA game seemed like a fantasy itself, Shalhevet students started forming their fantasy basketball teams last week after a fall semester when homework reigned as the NBA season cancelled 16 games due to the NBA lockout. The NBA lockout started July 1st and the season will resume Dec. 25. So what was it?  At bottom, it was about dividing...

OUTSIDE SPORTS: In NBA finals, team ball should trump star power

Ari Feuer, Sports Editor

May 23, 2010

Filed under Columns, Sports

Eight seconds before ending this year’s first round series with the Chicago Bulls on April 27, LeBron James threw the sports world into chaos.  Actually, all he did was throw up a free throw—with his left hand. This year’s Most Valuable Player – who is normally right-handed – sparked a media panic that included articles in major newspapers across the country,...