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  1. How Andre Iguodala is like Scottie Pippen

    Jonathan Abrams

    Andre Iguodala, one of the most versatile players in the NBA, could be the key to a championship for Golden State, but it took him years to find the right teammates — and some respect.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2013
  2. We Went There: Five Questions From the FIBA Asia Championship, Ph...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Why bother going there? Fair question. The FIBA Asia Championship is a major regional qualifying tournament, held every two years, that determines who gets to represent Asia in competitions like the Olympics and the Basketball World Cup. (FIBA ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  3. Bill Simmons on what is next for Dwight Howard

    Bill Simmons

    The uncertain destiny of the self-proclaimed Superman can be broken down into 10 simple realities.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2013
  4. Looking back on the controversies and tragedies at the 1972 Olymp...

    Louisa Thomas

    It was about more than the controversy at the men's basketball finals — the 1972 Olympics in Munich were the site of unimaginable turmoil.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  5. From Goalball to Murderball: The Five Must-See Paralympic Events

    Dermot Hunt

    The Paralympics have begun, and that means that there will be several hundred hours of sports being streamed live on the official Paralympic website. The likelihood is that most of these events will be unfamiliar to you, and there's no way that you c...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  6. Nobody Told Kevin Love There Would Be Dancing

    Chris Ryan

    This will kick-start your heart. Also, while I have you all here, isn't this a great little moment? It's almost like, right there, during that hug, when Durant walks up to Gasol and Kobe, that's when the Olympics end and the NBA season ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  7. Your Friday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    After a brilliant performance from the American women on the most important day of team competition, the medal count is starting to lean very heavily toward the U.S., and we're enjoying our first lead in the gold-medal count in days. U.S.: 39 Gold...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  8. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  9. It doesn't get better than four basketball games with a shot at a...

    Bill Simmons

    When there is an international play-or-go-home quadruple-header, you better believe the Sports Guy is watching.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  10. Your Wednesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    There are just five days of competition left in the Olympics, and China stays tantalizingly out of reach in the medal count: China: 34 gold medals, 73 overall U.S.: 30 gold medals, 70 overall Reader Daniel G. has invented Saber-Medal-Trics, wh...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  11. The London Olympics and Jonas Valanciunas's Potential for the Rap...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Since the Toronto Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011, the curiosity about the 20-year-old Lithuanian has only grown among basketball fans. With the news that he would make his NBA debut this season, the interest in his performanc...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  12. Your Tuesday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    Let's get right to the good stuff: The Sino-American Medal Count Showdown China: 64 medals, 31 golds United States: 63 medals, 29 golds Reader Daniel G. e-mailed me today detailing a new system he invented, which I'm calling Saber-Medal-trics,...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  13. The United States of Carmelo Anthony

    Rembert Browne

    It's no secret that the Olympics brings out a great deal of temporary American patriotism in even the most staunch opponent of this great country's sometimes-iffy practices. I am one of those opponents. I love America when the Olympics aren't t...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  14. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Spain

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  15. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Brazil

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  16. Your Thursday Olympic Viewing Guide

    Shane Ryan

    It's easy for me to sit here, all smug and satisfied, outlining a rigorous Olympic schedule and demanding that you follow through. I get that. A lot of you might be wondering: Can this guy walk the walk? Or is he like the fat coach in an old tracksui...

    Blog | August 02, 2012