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Tag: Kobe Bryant

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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The Dusty Jumper: an excerpt from Jonah Hall’s new collection of...

July, 2009 Presidio YMCA, San Francisco I had an inkling. Some vague idea of what I was getting myself into. Sometimes you have to follow your...

2018 and Beyond

Over 20 teams have reportedly inquired about trading for Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard, Kyrie Irving. The notion of trading a 25-year old superstar, coming...

Why the Clippers Should Try to Buy a Second-Round Pick

With no picks in the first or second round of the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers should attempt to purchase a...

Where Do We Go From Here? An NBA Finals Roundtable Discussion

PopGates' writers try to pick up the pieces: Has KD surpassed LeBron as the NBA's best player? Jonah Hall: If LeBron and Durant switch places, can you...

The NBA Finals Preview: Screenplay Edition

How does everyone react to the term "Trilogy?" I keep hearing NBA media folks refer to this Finals as the Trilogy of Warriors-Cavs. As...