Cassidy Hubbarth rides digital wave to stardom at ESPN

Cassidy Hubbarth has never been camera-shy. In at least one instance, she was camera-crazy.

Hubbarth played wing for the girls soccer team at Evanston Township High School. On the bus ride to the 2002 Class AA state championship game, Hubbarth moved to the front of the bus to deliver a message to coach Marx Succes.

“After we win,” Hubbarth said, “I’m gonna be right next to you because they’re gonna take your picture, and I’m gonna be in every one.”

True to her word, after the Wildkits beat Wheaton Warrenville South 2-0 to cap an unbeaten season, Hubbarth practically stuck to her coach.

“Cameras followed me around hoisting the state championship trophy, and Cassidy is in every picture,” said Succes, who turned several of the photos into placards that he posted on his office wall. “She’s got the personality.”

That personality led Hubbarth to ESPN, where she has covered the

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James Harden’s Flop Against Kawhi Leonard Prompts Wave of Memes, Jokes

James Harden had a crucial impact at both ends of the court on Sunday night as the Brooklyn Nets defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 112-108 to extend their winning streak to six games.

Harden finished with 37 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists as the Nets won a fifth consecutive game on the road, despite missing Kevin Durant again.

Harden’s offensive heroics were overshadowed by his defensive contribution. Specifically, the offensive foul that the eight-time All Star drew from Kawhi Leonard to seal the game for Brooklyn.

Down by two points and with 11 seconds left, the Clippers inbounded the ball to Leonard, who drove past Harden and tied the game at 110-110 with a simple layup. The referees, however, had a different view and penalized the Clippers star for an offensive foul after Harden rather theatrically hit the floor.

While Leonard stretched his left arm to make his way

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