Pauly McGuire

Pauly McGuire

LOS ANGELES

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Pauly McGuire is an LA-based sports writer, novelist, and jaded fan of the New York Knicks, Jets, Yankees, and Rangers. For nearly a decade, he covered the international poker circuit. His critically acclaimed 2010 book Lost Vegas chronicled working at the WSOP -- writing for Tao of Poker, Fox Sports, and Bluff Magazine -- during the wildest days of the poker boom. His most recent novel Fried Peaches came out in 2018 and is currently available on Amazon.

Houston Rockets power forward PJ Tucker, seen here guarding Anthony Davis from the LA Lakers, could join the Lakers in an trade. (Image: Gary A. Vasquez/USA Today Sports)

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A Carolina Panthers defender pursues quarterback DeShaun Watson of the Houston Texans. (Image: Bob Levey/Getty)

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Ryan Saunders was the youngest head coach in the NBA at 32-years old when the Minnesota Timberwolves promoted him in 2019. (Image: Nam Y. Huh/AP)

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The Los Angeles Dodgers pose for a team picture after winning the 2020 World Series. (Image: LA Times)

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Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Anthony Edwards elevates for a dunk against Toronto Raptors forward Yuta Watanabe at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Image: David Sherman/Getty)

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LeBron James, seen here taking a free throw for the LA Lakers against the Brooklyn Nets, passed 35,000 career points. (Image: Andrew D. Bernstein/Getty)

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Houston Rockets guard David Nwaba (2) and forward Danuel House Jr. (4) have an in-game conference during a loss against the Washington Wizards. (Image: Will Newton/Getty)

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Carson Wentz, seen here during pregame warmups with the Philadelphia Eagles, finds a new home with the Indianapolis Colts after a trade. (Image: AP)

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