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  1. The 2014 YouTube Draft

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome to the Fourth Annual YouTube Draft. As in years past, we will be selecting the best players in the upcoming NBA draft based solely on how much we enjoy their YouTube presence. This process has led us to sing the praises of past draft...

    Blog | June 24, 2014
  2. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Mecca: The Floor That Made Milwaukee Fam...

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. When the people of Milwaukee had the chance to renovate the Bucks' basketball court, they chose to do something very avant-garde for a Midwestern city in the 1970s. They decided to use th...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. NBA Finals Shootaround: Total Basketball

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. netw3rk:...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  4. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘From Harlem With Love’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Tensions between the USSR and the United States were high in 1959, with the seemingly constant threat of nuclear war. Then some unlikely ambassadors stepped forward to clear all...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  5. NCAA Championship Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    Last night in North Texas, March Madness finally came to a cacophonous, crazy, based conclusion. Here are some riffs and GIFs on Connecticut's huge win over Kentucky and the end of the college basketball season. Mark Titus: I...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  6. Here Are Your Grantland Staffers’ March Madness Brackets

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland is almost 3 now (!), which means we're old enough to have traditions. One of them is posting our staffers' NCAA tournament brackets here, on the Internet, for you, Grantland readers, to see. If you're looking for expert Marc...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  7. 30 for 30 Shorts: ‘Untucked’

    Grantland Staff

    Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series. Marquette University's men's basketball team won its only national championship in 1977 - and did it wearing famously untucked jerseys. Commissioned by legendary coach Al McGuir...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. Sports Guy Vault: Remembering Len Bias on What Would Have Been Hi...

    Grantland Staff

    Len Bias would have turned 50 years old today. His death, brought on from cardiac arrhythmia due to cocaine use, just two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the no. 2 pick in the 1986 NBA Draft, has become one of sports' great caution...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  9. Early-Season NBA Surprises Shootaround, A.K.A. SIXERS SHOOTAROUND...

    Grantland Staff

    Michael Carter-Williams is here to make basketball fun again. What. Is. Happening!? Zach Lowe: Here's how bad it was: My annual column of "bold" predictions hadn't been out even 30 minutes when an executive on a non-Sixers team emailed to cha...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  10. The Jalen Rose Report With David Jacoby and French Montana (Plus ...

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose talks to David Jacoby about Dwight Howard trade rumors, and then has rapper French Montana on to talk about growing up in Morocco and playing AAU basketball. Listen to the full podcast here In the video below, French Montana talks a...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  11. NBA Job Interview: Cody Zeller (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Cody Zeller about adjusting to NBA pick-and-rolls, fighting his older brothers on the court, and how it kind of looks like he is falling over when he makes a move to the basket. Check out the vid...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  12. NBA Job Interview: Michael Carter-Williams (With Scouting Report!...

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Michael Carter-Williams about transitioning from Syracuse's zone defense to man-to-man defense in the NBA, and the upsides of being an unselfish teammate. Then, Bill gets a little too excited abo...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  13. NBA Job Interview: Mason Plumlee (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons ask Mason Plumlee about what his brother has told him about playing in the league, his fear of playing against Carmelo, and getting a suit that fits when you are 6-foot-11. Check out the full interview below, followed by B...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  14. NBA Job Interview: Ben McLemore (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Ben McClemore about the comparisons to Ray Allen, his struggles with poverty, and his reputation for having trouble asserting himself. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  15. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Too Close for C...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Tim Duncan Brett Koremenos: Of all the great narratives basketball gives us, the most exciting is when an all-time great, probably one a little past his prime, turns ba...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  16. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Walking Dea...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. "Playoff Basketball" (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) Your browser does not support iframes. Chris Ryan: I think it was Pete Carril who said the the playoffs...

    Blog | May 02, 2013