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The Knock Down

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...
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...

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,...
While the University of Kansas men’s basketball team fights to keep its season alive with an Elite Eight matchup against Oregon set for Saturday night, former Jayhawk Perry Ellis will be preparing for the end of his own season. After...
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...
It was the type of scream that you’d hear during an NBA playoff game – as if his team had been down three in the waning moments and an and-one gave him the opportunity to tie it. The second primal...