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Our Contributors

Alder Almo

NBA Writer

Alder Almo is a sports journalist originally from the basketball-crazy Philippines and now lives in Jersey City. He’s a well-traveled journalist who has covered the Asian Games twice, Manny Pacquiao fights and continue to follow their national basketball team called “Gilas Pilipinas”. He grew up watching Michael Jordan stake his claim as the GOAT and Allen Iverson changing the culture in the NBA. Now, he's watching LeBron chase the ghost of No.23. He dreams of covering the first full homegrown Filipino talent in the NBA one day. He believes that will happen in his lifetime. 

​Karin Abcarians

NBA X Pop Culutre Writer

Karin Abcarians recently graduated from California State University, Northridge with a BA in Journalism. Karin has been writing about entertainment, pop culture, news, and sports for 7 years. She is a die-hard Lakers fan. Her dog is named Dexter after Dexter Morgan from the show Dexter.

Khaleel Abdullah

NBA Writer

Hello. My name is Khaleel. I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and am a big-time AZ sports guy. My favorite team is the Phoenix Suns, even though the last decade has been pretty difficult. I do believe we are on the right path now and I hope to see them playing competitive basketball and getting back to the playoffs soon. That seems like a far fetched dream right now, especially with how loaded the Western Conference is but anything is possible. My favorite Sun is Devin Booker and my favorite non-Sun is Giannis Antetokounmpo aka the Greek Freak. I am happily married, just celebrating my 10th anniversary, and a father of three adorable children.

Marquist Parker

NBA Writer

Celtics fan. Senior at Eastern Connecticut State University. Paul Pierce defender. Graduate of the Brad Stevens school of position-less basketball. Thanks for reading!

Tyler Yates

NBA Writer

Tyler Yates is a former Student Athlete at Wheaton College. Tyler studied Communication and received all-conference honors in the CCIW for 3M springboard. Despite his participation in diving, Tyler has been passionate about basketball and specifically the NBA. This passion began in his teenage years while watching Lebron James in Cleveland. Tyler strives to display his basketball passion and knowledge into his OTG content.

Joshua Gamel

NBA Writer

 Longtime Mavs and NBA fan. I have been a fan of Dallas ever since the Nash and Dirk years. I love podcasting too but it’s a work-in-progress.

Matt Esposito

NBA Draft Writer

NBA draft major for OTG with a minor in Celticology.

Justin Vigil-Zuniga

NBA Writer

I am an aspiring sports journalist with a passion for the game and the NBA. I have played basketball all my life and don't appear to be stopping any time soon. I have coached several years in Jrue Holiday's basketball camp giving me my first opportunity to meet and mingle with NBA stars like: All 3 Holiday brothers, Paul George, Nick Young, and the GOAT Mike Penberthy. I'm looking forward to creating compelling content and starting discussions/arguments with fellow NBA fans.

Michael Austin

NBA Writer

 A former college player and long-time fan, Michael Austin is a young writer currently building up his portfolio. What he loves most about basketball is the jazz. From heavyset centers backing down in the paint, to the ankle-breaking point guards, everybody has their own style and mark they leave on the game. Michael's ecstatic to be a member of the OTG staff, writing about the game he loves so much. 

Cameron Wright

NBA Writer

Cameron Wright is a 20-year-old Marketing student from Stevensville Michigan and is a ride-or-die Kentucky Wildcats and Indiana Pacers fan. Growing up in a small midwestern town, Cameron spent a majority of his childhood playing pickup games on dirt courts and practicing the fundamentals of the game. As much as Cameron loves statistics, Cameron focuses on the mental and physical aspects of the game that numbers can’t show. Being a Kentucky fan, Cameron follows college basketball heavily and feels like a kid on Christmas once March comes around.

Gus Saltonstall

NBA Writer

A Boston fan living in New York and thriving nonetheless. Al Horford is good.

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