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Malaika Bobino
Malaika Bobino was born and raised in Oakland, Calif. She attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she majored in Psychology and minored in Human Development. After Howard University, Malaika utilized her business expertise at Hambrecht and Quist Investment Banking Firm where she worked as a business analyst, establishing knowledge of the stock market. While working and traveling in business, she always made time for sports. Her dream to be become the first woman appointed as a owner of a team is still on her vision board.

Fully aware of the obstacles to achieve such a position, she volunteered her time and has sat with scouts from a variety of NBA teams during the Long Beach Summer League to get a solid understanding of management. Years later Bobino began her career as a reporter/sports editor. Malaika continues to build contacts and knowledge of the game while making strides towards fulfilling her ultimate goals in sports.

Over the last ten years Bobino has covered the NBA, NFL, MLB and USA Basketball for the Post News Group, Huffington Post and Comcast. She’s received national coverage during both Commissioners David Stern and Roger Goodell live press conferences. And has captured inspiring interviews with top athletes. Malaika also reaches out to journalism programs about the importance of education through speaking engagements at high schools and colleges.

Born the youngest of five children who were very active in sports, Malaika discovered her passion for the game early. At the age of 5, she was exposed to variations of Pop-Warner Football, Little League Baseball, and Basketball Camps, which her three brothers all participated in at an early age. She now expresses her thoughts through writing, blogging and sideline reporting.

Always looking for new exciting opportunities in sports, Malaika hopes to make more of an impact for women who desire a career in sports. Offering her unique insights to help create a path to success, while providing an insider’s perspective into professional sports. Through an extensive business background her experience now evolves a businesswoman with gathered wisdom, excellent creative judgment, confidence and shining talent.

Entries by Malaika Bobino

Curry Receives MVP After Heroic Return

(0) Comments | Posted May 10, 2016 | 11:23 PM


Oakland, CA - The original plan was to play him only twenty-five minutes. But how do you impeded the two-time MVP? What we saw last night was pure unfiltered greatness. Stephen Curry not only lifted his Warriors to win Game 4. He also...

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72 Wins, Warriors Tie Bulls Historic Record

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 12:02 AM

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The Warriors have been simply amazing for two seasons and continue striving to be better. They've already broke records last year but on Sunday, it was much more special. The Warriors not only tied the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls 72 wins,...

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Warriors Protect Home Court In Win Over Clippers

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2016 | 12:54 PM


Oakland, CA - At some point the Los Angeles Clippers will be a threat but not right now. The Warriors cruised to a 114-98 win over the Clippers last night. While many think resting Golden State's starters is a good idea before the...

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Warriors Get Revenge, Roll Past Trailblazers

(1) Comments | Posted March 12, 2016 | 2:31 AM


Oakland, CA - The last time these two teams met, Damian Lillard dropped fifty-one points and gave the Golden State Warriors their worst loss after the NBA All-Star break. But tonight, the Warriors got their revenge and handed the Portland Trailblazers a 128-122...

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Oakland Welcomes Prince And His Piano

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2016 | 11:55 AM

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Oakland, CA - If we have to credit the heroics of Stephen Curry to have one of the greatest artist of all time add another show to his schedule. Than thank you! Prince held two back-to-back shows last weekend...

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Broncos Stun Panthers to Win Super Bowl

(0) Comments | Posted February 8, 2016 | 3:45 PM

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Santa Clara, CA - This night couldn't have been scripted any better. A team that dominated during the regular season comes in with all the buzz and stats to complete their season with a win. But an old timer...

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There's a New Sheriff in Town: How Curry Won the West

(0) Comments | Posted January 29, 2016 | 9:06 AM


If there was any doubt on who is the best player in the NBA, that was proven after what appeared to be the most highly anticipated regular season game. The reigning MVP Stephen Curry did what he always does, show out! But this...

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Warriors Dethrone the King Again

(1) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 10:53 AM

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In the final meeting between these two teams, the King lost his footing. LeBron James was quoted saying he is the "best player in the world" last season during the NBA Finals. Last night he found himself befuddled after...

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Kings Rally Back For Win, Pay Tribute To Bryant

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 12:52 PM

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Sacramento, CA - The Kobe Bryant farewell tour stopped through Sleep Train Arena for one last time. The vintage Bryant was as good as we've seen him in the past but it came in spurts. His send off...

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Packers End Raiders Playoff Hopes

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2015 | 12:39 AM

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Oakland, CA - The Raiders have been knocked out of the playoff hunt. The Green Bay Packers leave Oakland unscathed, staying atop the NFC North with a 30-20 win over Oakland. Despite losing their lead, the Packers dominated the...

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Bucks End Warriors' Streak; Champs Still Impressive

(0) Comments | Posted December 13, 2015 | 10:12 AM

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Milwaukee, WI - The Milwaukee Bucks did the entire league favor. They beat the Warriors last night to end their winning streak. It wasn't what twenty-four teams couldn't do, but more about the Golden State running out of...
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Stanford Headed to the Rose Bowl With Win Over USC

(1) Comments | Posted December 6, 2015 | 2:25 AM

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Santa Clara, CA -- The conference championship did not disappoint. While both teams were vying for a spot at the Rose Bowl, the worst possible scenario happened for the Stanford Cardinals. With a 34-22 win over the USC Trojans, the...

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Cousins Returns From Injury, Leads Kings Past Dallas

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 9:39 AM

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DeMarcus Cousins returned to the starting lineup after missing the last three games with a lower back strain. The All-Star forward looked better than before and led his team to a 112-98 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. The Kings are...

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Warriors Make History With Win Over Lakers

(0) Comments | Posted November 25, 2015 | 2:58 AM


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Oakland, CA -- It was bound to happen. But no one thought it would come this soon. The Golden State Warriors have surpassed some of the best teams the NBA has ever produced. After winning the NBA Championship last season,...

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Containing Steph Curry -- Impossible?

(0) Comments | Posted November 7, 2015 | 8:39 PM

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Oakland, CA -- No surprise that the Golden State Warriors are off to another impressive start. But could this year surpass last season? The Warriors are 6-0 to begin the NBA season. Golden State is undefeated in six games,...

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Harden Drops 43 Leads Rockets Past Kings

(1) Comments | Posted November 7, 2015 | 11:11 AM

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Sacramento, CA - James Harden is no Stephen Curry but the runner up MVP is making noise as he gets his Rockets back on track in the West. Head coach Kevin McHale mentioned pregame that he hasn't seen...

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Raiders Dominate the Jets Early for the Win

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2015 | 11:17 PM

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It's hard to believe this is the same team that lost ten games before their first win last season. The new and improved Raiders are now in contention in the AFC for the first time in twelve years....

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The Reigning Champs Get Their Rings

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 10:37 AM

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The usual fanfare surrounding this team made its final stop last night at Oracle Arena. The reigning NBA champs got their championship rings to kickoff the NBA season. The diamond encrusted hardware is the last piece of a complicated puzzle...

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Jackson Unbreakable in San Francisco

(4) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 1:18 PM

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San Francisco, CA - Janet Jackson's Unbreakable Tour rolled through the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium last night where the sold out show went back down memory lane. The little girl we watched grow up on television blossomed into...

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NBA Continues To Open Doors For Women

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2015 | 9:41 AM

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Sacramento, CA - Becky Hammon made headlines last year when she became the first woman hired as a NBA assistant coach. This summer she became the first ever woman to coach the NBA Summer League in Vegas. Hammond...

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