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Tag: Los Angeles Lakers

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...

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...

The Doppelgänger: NBA/NFL Pairs

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...

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...

Who’s Passing LA?

For many millennials, school is back in session. Introductions are being made, pens and pencils are clicking and scribbling, and the grind season has...

Stars or Starters?

The Lakers are having - for lack of a better word, an "interesting" season so far. What once was a Cinderella story with an...

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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...