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12 August 2013

Dodgers, Midgets, Pops, and Me

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As a Los Angeles Dodgers fan transplanted in the Bay Area, I am a true believer embedded deep within enemy lines. From the flocks of San Francisco Giants jerseys crowding …

07 July 2013

Doc Hollywood

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First and foremost, for all you Michael J. Fox megafans (and really, who isn’t one?) expecting a recap of the delightful romp Doc Hollywood– a winning film concerning the comic …

24 June 2013

A Goat, The GOAT, and the NBA Finals

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In the days between Game 6 and 7, I dreamed of the article I’d write after the Spurs won. Championing coherent role players, fluid ball movement, and hard nosed defense, …

09 June 2013

Eastern Promises

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I want to give you a comprehensive overview of every struggle, every triumph of the Eastern Conference in the vein of this companion piece, but I’m afraid I lack the …

30 May 2013

How the West Was Won

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The Western Conference playoffs started with a bang and ended in a whimper. Not to say the Spurs put down the Grizzlies without a fight, because the noble bears certainly …

20 May 2013

The Overvalued MVP

By // Sports

Once again, the King was crowned MVP. Yeah, he had a stellar season and deserves it, but the vaulted company he joins as a four time winner feels more than …

11 May 2013

Tough Talk

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Following a Game 5 loss to the Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson accused the victors of “dirty plays” and intentionally targeting Steph Curry’s bum ankle. Whether or …

30 April 2013

Spring Leafs, At Last

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For the first time in nine years, the Toronto Maple Leafs are in the playoffs. I repeat, the Leafs are in the playoffs. If you’re in the Toronto area, you …

28 April 2013

Hollywood Babylon

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In Los Angeles, we have a special way of solving just about any problem: throw money at it. Be it luxury homes, street whips, blockbuster movies, or sports franchises, the …

18 April 2013

Black Mamba Down

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In the fourth quarter against the Warriors, Kobe Bryant moved against Harrison Barnes and began a cut to the rim, falling well short with minor defensive contact and a sudden …

11 April 2013

The Roc Is In The Building

By // Sports

Jay-Z loves the Game, any Game with a capital ‘G.’ He’s a born hustler, thriving off struggle and success, figuring out situational specifics on the fly. Having conquered the crack …

05 April 2013

Let Madness Reign

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There’s a lot to nitpick in college basketball, the often sloppy recklessness unappealing to seasoned NBA viewers accustomed to a more polished level of play. And the playoff system itself- …

31 March 2013

Be Like Chuck

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Over All-Star Weekend and weeks prior, we celebrated a legend’s 50th birthday, the maturation of the greatest basketball player to ever grace the court. Viewers were force-fed career highlights and …

22 March 2013

NBA Contenders 2013

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The NBA season is winding to a close but the playoff picture is incomplete. With many significant teams still jockeying for position, the squads best poised to play through June …

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