An early preview of the 2019 NBA season

The NBA season is less than a month away for us to watch. It might seem like a long time, but it’s very near us.

This past offseason, you probably saw some of your favorite players switch to different teams, including 2 of the biggest NBA stars leaving their teams to go to Los Angeles Clippers: Paul George and Kawhi Leoarnad.

The first two games played in the 2019 season will feature last year’s NBA champs, the Raptors, vs the Pelicans, and Lakers vs Clippers to end the opening NBA night for the fans.

The teams that seem to be favorites to win the NBA title are the Clippers, Lakers, Celtics, Rockets, and yes, still the Warriors. All have chances of winning this year’s NBA title.

For a lot of basketball fans, this year should be more exciting and competitive after trades and front office moves made teams more even.

This season also will be very hyped for new rookies taking the spotlight including #1 draft pick Zion Williamson, which experts placed in the top 70 players in the NBA already, and he hasn’t even played in an NBA game yet.

Well, it’s going to be an exciting season this year, and I look forward to seeing it and I hope you guys are too. 

 

Area 51 raid

People from all over the country walked, drove, and even flew to raid at a United States Air Force facility, within the testing and training range in Nevada, known as Area 51, on September 20, 2019.

The reason behind this raid started when a Facebook event page was created to raid Area 51 by Matty Roberts, on June 27, 2019. The reason for the raiding was to see if the phenomenon about extraterrestrial life is really real and potentially on earth.

Over 2 million people on Facebook responded to the event and said they would go and this started into widespread media attention and created memes.

There has been conspiracy theories since the 1950’s, about Area 51, capturing and holding many aliens within their facility. Many individuals have said to have seen UFOs within and around the radius of Area 51. All of these conspiracy theories led to the raid that happened.

10 days before the  official day of the raid, 2 Dutch tourists were caught and later arrested for trespassing. As a result of that, the two men were sentenced to a year in prison according to NPR.

The creator of the page on Facebook, Matty Roberts, stated that his page was entirely all just a joke and he was discouraging people that potentially were going to the raid.

The Lincoln County Sheriff Department thought that over 30,000 people would come to raid Area 51 on September 20th, but shockingly, only 150 people came despite over 2 million people saying on Facebook that they wanted to go, or were interested into doing so.

But throughout the weekend, there were smaller raids and festivals with over 6,000 people attending. Throughout the weekend, 5 arrests were made in connection to the raid.

Despite no one really seeing anything they expected and wanted to see, they can say this experience was all around worth it.