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That Time I Hooped With That Guy From That Show

I saw Greg Oden at a Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles once. This was back in 2011, when he was just entering the free fall...

The Nomads’ Guide To Pick-Up Basketball: Hemenway Gymnasium, Cambridge (MA)

Address: 1515 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 I fucking hate Luis. Scratch that. From the deepest pit in my stomach I loathe Luis – I’m talking David...

The Nomads’ Guide To Pick-Up Basketball: Trees Hall, Pittsburgh

Address: 140 Allequippa St, Pittsburgh, PA 15261 Adulthood sucks. People die. Most days feel like you are being dangled upside down by your ankles until every bit...

The Nomads’ Guide to Pick-up Basketball: Evil at Alberico Park

Address: Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 I played pickup basketball with Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev once; only time I ever guarded a consensus monster. I...

The Nomads’ Guide To Pick-Up Basketball: Rose Park, Washington D.C.

Address: 26th Street NW Cross Street O NW) Washington D.C. In the 70s it was a combination of nightly hockey-style fist-fights and the absence of white superstars that alienated casual fans. The narrative goes...

The Nomads’ Guide To Pick-Up Basketball: Corporal Burns Park, Cambridge

Address: Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139 Back in the day, Corporal Burns Park, along the Charles River on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, was considered the premier spot for pickup hoops in Boston. Alumni...

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

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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...