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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...

Shaq Diesel: Retrospective of a Crossover Classic

The Big Aristotle. The Big Baryshnikov. The Real Deal. The Shaqtus. Shaquille O’Neal has always been a man of many nicknames, all of them more...

Shaq Jealous of Duncan?

Tim Duncan recently retired, closing the book on one of the best NBA careers of all-time. It seemed as though everybody was praising him,...

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King of the Fourth: the Overlap of Westeros & The NBA

LeBron James is leading an army of the living against the darkness. Tyrion Lannister is knocking down three-bangers from the corner with shocking precision. If...

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...

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...

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...