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NBA’s Rare Breed: Tristan Thompson

Today’s story focuses on one of the most electrifying members of the Cleveland Cavaliers. It’s not the self-proclaimed King of Cleveland. It’s not Matthew Dellevedova, the Australian point guard sensation who stole the spotlight in games 2 and 3 of the 2015 NBA Finals. It’s not Kyrie Irving, known for his viral videos as“Uncle Drew” or former Timberwolves superstar...

Police Brutality and the Road to the NBA Championship

Noah Perkins, PopGates – Pick: Golden State   Thirty-one years ago, in a club rumpus, David Thompson, the ‘Skywalker’, remembered in NBA lore a rung just below icon, was thrown down a flight of stairs at Studio 54. Of course, by 1984 Studio 54 had transitioned from Warhol and coke to Ron Jeremy and, well, lesser quality coke; explaining...

Kyle Korver: NBA MVP?

Noah Perkins, PopGates   I consider myself a well thought out person, one who is willing to listen to reason, and change my opinion when presented with contradictory facts and information. There are few exceptions to this however: Jenn Sterger framed Brett Favre; socks go well with sandals; Six Feet Under is the greatest show in the history of television;...

Warney makes play of the year in biggest moment of career

On a snowy day in the downtrodden mill city of Lowell in mid February, Stony Brook sophomore center Jameel Warney found himself in previously uncharted territory: For the first time in his career, the 6-foot-8 inch 260-pound mountain-mover started the game sitting on the...

Lo, Rosenberg have career nights as Columbia downs Stony Brook, 68-63

It’s not Syracuse vs. St. John’s, but Columbia and Stony Brook may be in the midst of a New York-rivalry of the mid-major kind. This time, the Lions came out on top with a 68-63 win to improve to 10-6 on the year. “This is...

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