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The Knock Down

The first basketball video game I ever owned (not counting Barkley’s Shut Up and Jam!) was NBA Live 2004 with Vince Carter on the cover. My two best friends bought it for my 12th birthday – I had just received...
Like the ghost orchid, a white guy dunking is as beautiful as it is rare. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of White Men Can't Jump, PopGates went back into the archives and unearthed some of the most glorious moments in white...
In 2000, the Los Angeles Lakers won the franchise’s 12th NBA championship, blitzing their way through the league behind Shaquille O’Neal’s MVP year, Kobe Bryant’s budding stardom, and Phil Jackson’s incomparable Zen. In dominating the league post-Michael Jordan’s departure...
There are many similarities between the NBA and NFL. First off, both sports use a ball…pretty obvious. Second, the two leagues have teams in common cities (in fact 20 cities across the country have both a professional basketball and...
Folks around the world would have you believe that everyone is entitled to an opinion. This is true for the most part; people can disagree when it comes to their favorite musical artists and sports teams and sex positions....
Kyrie Irving believes the earth is flat. Appearing on the Road Trippin with RJ & Channing podcast, Irving said "The Earth is flat. The Earth is flat. … It's right in front of our faces. I'm telling you, it's right...

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Through the Cracks: the 1991-92 Cleveland Cavaliers

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