Jarrod Castillo

A multi-award winning, up-and-coming sports journalist in Southern California, I am a big fan of the Golden State Warriors, St. Louis Cardinals (go figure) and anything pertaining to Long Beach State.
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Missing Baseball: An introspective look on the lack of baseball

For the longest time, I've always had basketball at the top of my list of favorite sports to watch and play. Basketball always had the...
Chris Paul trade

The five best defensive point guards of all time

Defense is one of the more oft-overlooked aspects of basketball because it isn't as pretty as what happens on the offensive end. Nevertheless, it's just...
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10 Classic Games to Watch on ESPN

With all the major sports on hiatus as the world continues to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, there's not a lot to watch...

10 MLB players set to break out in a big way this year

As the NBA's regular season begins to wind down, MLB's Opening Day is just around the corner. Considering all the talk about what happened during...
LeBron James GOAT

Five NBA players better than LeBron James in specific aspects

Widely considered one of the top-two players in NBA history, LeBron James has been an immense talent since his arrival in 2003.

Did Alex Cora influence the Boston Red Sox’s 2018 season?

With all eyes on the Houston Astros and their very intricate process of cheating, the attention has been turned to former Red Sox manager Alex...
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Was Stephen Curry robbed of the NBA Finals MVP in 2015?

Although Andre Iguodala played amazing defense on LeBron James, was that enough to warrant an NBA Finals MVP over league MVP Stephen Curry?

Why the Raptors will upset the Warriors in the 2019 NBA Finals

With the Golden State Warriors asserting their dominance on the NBA the last four years, the Toronto Raptors might have what it takes for the...

Are the Houston Astros as good this year as they were in 2017?

The Houston Astros were unsuccessful in getting to the World Series in 2018, but 2019 looks to be the year their fortunes turn.

Are the 2019 Bucks just like the 2015 Warriors?

Much like the 2015 Golden State Warriors, the 2019 Milwaukee Bucks have taken the league by storm -- to the surprise of almost everyone.
Warriors made quick work during free agency, re-signing both Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala.

How the Pacific Division gives the Warriors easy route to NBA Playoffs

Although the Golden State Warriors have been very successful in recent years, being in the Pacific Division certainly helps them. The big...
NBA Draft Lottery

Fixing the NBA draft lottery with tournament-style playoffs

Instead of having the NBA draft lottery, the league should implement a tournament to see which team truly deserves the No. 1 pick.
Matt Carpenter and Paul Goldschmidt against the Brewers

Why St. Louis Cardinals will top toughest division in MLB

With the NL Central still considered the most competitive division in MLB, the St. Louis Cardinals have their work cut out in order to top...

Warriors’ struggles prove NBA is competitive again

After winning three of the last four NBA championships, the Golden State Warriors are looking more vulnerable now more than ever.

Will NBA free agents pick the Lakers or Clippers this summer?

Given the current status of both clubs, it appears that the Los Angeles Clippers have a leg up on the Los Angeles Lakers this offseason....

Russell Westbrook stats prove Oklahoma City Thunder not good enough

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook is a freak of nature, posting incredible numbers that have not been seen in NBA history.
Gregg Popovich

The best head coach in sports – Bill Belichick or Gregg Popovich?

Bill Belichick and Gregg Popovich are widely considered to be the greatest coaches in the modern history of the NFL and NBA, respectively.

Why is New York still considered the capital of the NBA?

In strictly a basketball context, it's head-scratching knowing that New York is considered the "capital" of the NBA, especially with the New York Knicks disappointing....
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The greatest NBA 6th Men, from McHale to Sweet Lou

At the end of every NBA season, there are a plethora of players vying for the Sixth Man of the Year award, awarded to the...

Re-Drafting the 2009 NBA Draft, 10 years later

Stephen Curry, James Harden and Blake Griffin have been in the league for 10 years now. But who is the best out of all of...

Could Kevin Durant make the New York Knicks great again?

After last making the NBA Playoffs in 2013, the New York Knicks have been in a state of disarray, making tons of head-scratching moves since.

What happens if the Chicago Bulls win the NBA lottery?

The Chicago Bulls has been in decline since 2015 and by being one of the worst four teams in the NBA, they have a slight...

Three NBA teams that could terminate the Warriors’ three-peat

The Golden State Warriors are looking to three-peat -- the first in the Association in 20 years. But NBA teams are priming themselves to end...

2019 St. Louis Cardinals: How High Can These Redbirds Soar?

After missing the postseason the last three years, the 2019 St. Louis Cardinals are looking to take the National League Central with noteworthy additions.