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Looking Back at the 1999-2000 Portland Trail Blazers

Despite winning the NBA championship in 1977, the Portland Trailblazers have long been known as a forlorn franchise with terrible luck with injuries. Bill...

Of Donaghy and Ratings: The 2002 Western Conference Finals

The history of sports is littered with stories of cheating and people trying to seek an unfair advantage like steroid-users Barry Bonds and Mark...

Four Minutes and Nine Seconds: the Basketball Odyssey of Chris Wright

Thirty thousand six hundred ninety-nine dots splay across Kobe Bryant’s career shot chart – making it look more like a work of pointillism displayed...

There is a Hole in my Heart where Kobe Used to...

I went to Walmart and bought a PS4 a week ago. NBA 2K17 was the logical choice for my first game. I’ve been playing...

Drama with Lakers Front Office Leads to Rebranding of the Franchise

Here’s a sibling rivalry between two powerful heirs of ownership. The full control of the Lakers organization is coveted almost as much as the...

The Lakers and the Virtue of Patience

Patience is truly a virtue. As a Los Angeles Lakers fan, my patience has certainly been tested over the past six years, but given...

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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...

Love & Basketball, or Something: Bachelorette Contestant and former Albany Point...

Back in the day, if you wanted to mix basketball and romance, you fired up the VCR, blew the dust off the VHS jacket,...

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...

Looking Back at the 1999-2000 Portland Trail Blazers

Despite winning the NBA championship in 1977, the Portland Trailblazers have long been known as a forlorn franchise with terrible luck with injuries. Bill...

Through the Cracks: the 1991-92 Cleveland Cavaliers

When you research basketball thoroughly, you learn to appreciate the teams that have been forgotten, the players whose feats have been surpassed and beaten....