10 People You’ll See At Every Pickup Basketball Game

Whenever I’m back home for winter or summer break, my friend Nick and I have a tradition: playing pickup basketball at the downtown YMCA. We’ve been going regularly for the past 3 and a half years, and in that time, we’ve seen our share of characters on the courts. From the guy who was playing in Timberland Boots, jeans, and

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The Golden Globe..trotters?

I was contemplating the meaninglessness of awards shows like the Golden Globes this past weekend while watching the Lakers struggle to remember what basketball is, when I realized something. This year, almost every single NBA team matches up perfectly with a movie that released in 2015. And now, after applying all of my admittedly limited cinematic knowledge and my even more

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Questions of the week: November 26

The College Tailgate staff has decided to launch a weekly article where all our writers get their two cents on the biggest narratives of the week from all around the sports world. Let us know what you think of this idea in the comment section below! NFL QUESTION The Dallas Cowboys ended a seven game skid this weekend and moved

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Top 5 NBA players not named LeBron James

Who’s the best player in the NBA? Well, the short answer seems obvious. Just about ninety-nine percent of the world seems to think that LeBron James, indisputably, is the best player in the world. And to be fair, the man’s a freak of nature. He single-handedly carried a beaten down and broken Cavs team to the NBA Finals last year,

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Scattered NBA Finals Thoughts

There is no way to write a coherent article about the last two games of the NBA Finals. They have defied logic, common sense, continuity, narrative and possibly the human condition. Other than that, pretty normal. Here are some scatterbrained notes on a discombobulated first three games. Before the series started, I would have been shocked if Cleveland won. I figured it

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10 Bold Predictions for the NBA Season

The NBA is back! The storylines are endless. The talking points are infinite. Everybody has a fresh start, a brand new chance to win. It’s time to make some predictions about what we’re going to see this season. 1. The Oklahoma City Thunder will not have home court advantage in the playoffs. The last three NBA seasons have seen the

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NBA Preview: Pacific Division

By Michael Hendricks With the start of the NBA season nearing ever closer, it’s about that time that everybody starts wondering what exactly they can expect from their team this year. There are questions aplenty all over the league, and the Pacific Division is no different. Will the Lakers be resurrected from their horrific campaign last year? Just how good

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