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  1. Hollywood Prospectus Podcast: Hamilton Leithauser of the Walkmen

    Chris Ryan

    The Walkmen frontman Hamilton Leithauser sits down with Chris Ryan to talk about his debut solo album, Black Hours, as well as fantasy basketball and much more. You can listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to Grantland Pop...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Digging in the Tournament Crates: Oklahoma State–Saint Joe&...

    Chris Ryan

    Every year the NCAA tournament produces so many unforgettable moments that it actually becomes hard to remember them all. Sure, there are images and games that remain indelible - Thomas Hill crying, Adam Morrison crying, a...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  3. Please, Basketball Gods, Let the Thunder and Warriors Play in the...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, this has been a weird little season so far. Everybody looks terrible on the second night of back-to-backs, and back-to-backs are happening all the time. Miami looks human, Indy looks unbeatable, Brooklyn looks old, J.R. Smith hates Brandon Jenni...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. DERRICK COLEMAN WEARING A GEORGETOWN JACKET THROWBACK PHOTO ALERT...

    Chris Ryan

    Throwback Thursday Me In A Georgetown Starter Jacket pic.twitter.com/OJyUF5jBPP- Derrick Coleman (@44TheLegend) November 7, 2013 JIM BOEHEIM WEPT. (h/t Mike Meech)...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  5. 33-Day NBA Warning: In One Press Conference, the Riggin' for Wigg...

    Chris Ryan

    What does it say about an NBA team if one of the stated goals, from the mouth of the new head coach, is to be in shape? You're not trying to install a Thibodeau defense, or teach the Triangle. You just want the NBA players you pay to play basketball ...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  6. Steve Smith vs. The World

    Chris Ryan

    Steve Smith is a fighter. It's just that he has spent 12 years in Carolina, playing pro football in college basketball country, on the maddeningly mediocre Panthers, so not too many people keep up with his battles. Hell, just the other day, he fired ...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  7. Q&A: Filmmaker Ryan Koo on His Basketball Recruiting Movies, Amat...

    Chris Ryan

    When you watch some outrageous Andrew Wiggins YouTube mixtape, you could be forgiven for not wanting to know how the sausage is made. There's all that promise, and all that eye-popping athleticism, all at such a young age. By now, we all know that th...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  8. What Happened to Phil Jackson, the Zen Master?

    Chris Ryan

    How do you want to remember Phil Jackson? Let me answer that question for you. You want to think of him as the lord of the rings, the coach who mentored and mind-gamed some of the best basketball players in the history of the game, the brains behind ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  9. A Video in Honor of Vinny Del Negro

    Chris Ryan

    There will be a lot to say about Vinny Del Negro's time with the Clippers, and his exit from the Clippers. But for now, let's celebrate the man. Here we have the greatest moment in Italian basketball history, Vinny Del Negro subcategory. It's footage...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  10. Bayern Munich's Bastian Schweinsteiger Wants Basketball Playoffs ...

    Chris Ryan

    About a year ago, Bayern Munich played Chelsea in the Champions League final, losing on penalty kicks. It was a heartbreaker; Bayern were, overall, probably a better team, and they were playing in front of their home crowd at Allianz Arena. What did ...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  11. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: You Can't Go Home Again

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Portland's Uniforms These, with all due respect to the deeply serious basketball played last night, were the best thing that happened in the NBA in the last 24 hour...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  12. Letting the Wookiee Win: A Journey Through All-Star Weekend

    Chris Ryan

    I did not attend the East Coast Invasion at the Roxy. I didn't crash the 2 Kings dinner thrown by LeBron James and Jay-Z. I didn't wind up in a secret basement humidor club with World Wide Wes, Phil Knight, and J. Prince. I'm sure at some point I was...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  13. All-Star Weekend Podcast & Video Extravaganza: Kyrie Irving, Broo...

    Chris Ryan

    On our first full day in Houston, Jacoby, Zach Lowe, and I had the pleasure of talking with a few of the NBA's brightest stars. Jacoby spoke with Kyrie Irving about video games, 3-point shooting, and Uncle Drew. I got a chance to talk with Chandler ...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  14. Russell Westbrook Sings Along to Ke$ha, Maintains Dignity While D...

    Chris Ryan

    Credit to Juliet Litman for this one. She has great taste in YouTube videos....

    Blog | January 31, 2013
  15. We Went There: Thunder-Clippers

    Chris Ryan

    Kevin Durant is now method branding. You may be familiar with this new "KD IS NOT NICE," or ("#KDISNOTNICE" for my Twitterati) Nike campaign. I can't claim to call this one for the chicken or the egg (was he always not nice or is he being not nice be...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  16. Christian Slater Sang 'The Heat Is On' at a Miami Heat Charity Ka...

    Chris Ryan

    My man was in Heathers. Respect him. You can see a bunch of other photos of the "Battioke Night" — a benefit for the Take Charge Foundation (how perfect is it that Shane Battier named his foundation "Take Charge"?) — over at HoopsHype. Th...

    Blog | January 22, 2013