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Tag: Magic Johnson

The Butterfly Effect

One of the biggest issues we run into when trying to compare two different players is the question of how some may have benefited...

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...

Basketball is My Only Salvation

The sports world is corrupt. This isn’t a concept that is at all new, but it is something that needs to be reiterated enough...

Of Magic, Mythology and the Rightful 1980 Finals MVP

The 1979-80 NBA season was a hallmark year for several reasons. First, it was the year that the league finally adopted the three-point line,...

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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...