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The PopGates Monday Bulletin: 4/3

Everything you might have missed last week from the Basketball Universe: Underneath it all you are a teddy bear. Frank Martin – former bouncer, swearer at children, Miami tough guy – coached his ass off, taking South Carolina to the Final Four. The Gamecocks dropped a...

What’s up Doc?

Is it time for the Clippers to seek a new GM and ask Doc Rivers to give up his President of Basketball Operations position? Doc Rivers the GM has cast a dark shadow over Doc Rivers the coach since he was hired by the Clippers...

That Time Frank Martin Swore at my Dad and me When I was 14

Of course, at the time I didn’t know who Frank Martin was – then again, nobody else did either. It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in 2002. My older brother was home, on break from college in Pennsylvania – and as was tradition, we were...

Turning the Paige

The phrase ‘better late than never’ described the night Marcus Paige went through while waiting to hear his name called in the 2016 NBA Draft. Despite knowing a few teams had shown interest in him, the second round dwindled down, and it was becoming an...

Hairology: The Final Four

There’s bracketology. Then, there’s hairology. The NCAA has too many rules. Head coaches micromanage. It’s one of the last avenues of creativity for players. Hair. We’re down to four teams – and some interesting hair. There’s SC Gamecock Hassani Gravett. He comes off the bench and doesn’t get...

Keys to a Potential Clippers-Jazz First Round Match-Up

Saturdays 108-95 win over the Utah Jazz might end up going down as the most important win of the season for the Clippers depending on how the playoffs go. With the win, the Clippers clinched a playoff spot for the sixth season in a...

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Celtics Back in Control of Series

BOSTON – The once down and demoralized Boston Celtics are now one win away from their first Playoff series win in as many years...

Is It Time to Accept that Blake Griffin has Become Injury-Prone?

Blake Griffin is going to be a free-agent this summer and for once, there’s a possibility that he may not resign with the Clippers. Things...

Shaq Diesel: Retrospective of a Crossover Classic

The Big Aristotle. The Big Baryshnikov. The Real Deal. The Shaqtus. Shaquille O’Neal has always been a man of many nicknames, all of them more...

A Tale of Two Games For The Washington Wizards

Games 2 and 3 of the playoff series between the Washington Wizards and the Atlanta Hawks have a 180 degree difference. Consistency defines great...

Clippers-Jazz Game 3: Chris Paul is Still a Point-God

The Clippers really shouldn’t have won Game Three. Gordon Hayward exploded for 40 points on 13-21 shooting and Blake Griffin went down right before...