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Coach J Versus The Mock Draft

The 2017 NBA Draft is just a few weeks away and it is important to review what the league's bottom will do in the lottery. Welcome to my ( aka Coach J's) Lottery Mock Draft. Boston Celtics Markelle Fultz is the best player on the...

WHERE THERE’S A BACHELORETTE, THERE SHOULD BE A WILLS – A DRE WILLS!

Unfortunately, it was another one and done for America East men’s basketball.  No, this wasn’t March Madness. Rather, it was television gone mad. Former Albany stand-out guard Mike Black – introduced to television viewers as former professional basketball player “Michael” – appeared on The...

Where do the Wizards go From Here?

PopGates resident Wizards experts take a look at the future of the franchise. Mike Steenstra:  John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Otto Porter: is this the base of a winning future? Let’s take a look at John Wall. I think he’s the best pure Point Guard in the...

The NBA Draft Lottery is for Losers

On Tuesday night, a number of dreams were cast to the winds while others were shattered. The NBA Draft Lottery took place and the Boston Celtics came away with the number one overall pick. The same Celtics franchise that opened the Eastern Conference Finals...

The PopGates Monday Bulletin: 5/15

Everything you might have missed last week from the Basketball Universe: Siggers strikes again. Jason Siggers missed a free-throw in the waning seconds of a regular season round 32 game in the Israeli Premier League. The free throw would have put his Galil Gilboa squad up...

Smokeem Olajubongs; Quesaritos & The Conference Semis: A PopGates’ Roundtable Discussion

PopGates' writers look back at the conference semi-finals: Celtics - Wizards: Based off of the first four games of the series, how did the Wizards not sweep? Jonah Hall: Game 1 was a mess. Both teams finished Round 1 less than 48 hours earlier, but the Celtics...

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The Dusty Jumper: an excerpt from Jonah Hall’s new collection of...

July, 2009 Presidio YMCA, San Francisco I had an inkling. Some vague idea of what I was getting myself into. Sometimes you have to follow your...

2018 and Beyond

Over 20 teams have reportedly inquired about trading for Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard, Kyrie Irving. The notion of trading a 25-year old superstar, coming...

Why the Clippers Should Try to Buy a Second-Round Pick

With no picks in the first or second round of the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers should attempt to purchase a...

Where Do We Go From Here? An NBA Finals Roundtable Discussion

PopGates' writers try to pick up the pieces: Has KD surpassed LeBron as the NBA's best player? Jonah Hall: If LeBron and Durant switch places, can you...

The NBA Finals Preview: Screenplay Edition

How does everyone react to the term "Trilogy?" I keep hearing NBA media folks refer to this Finals as the Trilogy of Warriors-Cavs. As...