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  1. Projecting 2013-14 win totals for last season's outlier teams - N...

    Justin Kubatko

    Using his team strength formula to calculate expected win totals among NBA clubs, Justin Kubatko examines five teams that missed their expected win total by four or more games in 2012-13 and outlines their prospects for 2013-14. Will the Heat regress?

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013
  2. Baseball Stat Guru Bill James: NBA Doomed

    Henry Abbott

    The blog Shea Faithful interviewed the godfather of baseball statistics, Bill James (via Deadspin), who is now a senior baseball operations advisor to the Boston Red Sox. (Bill James on Wikipedia.) James was asked about the oddity of St. Louis barely...

    Blog | March 27, 2007
  3. 2014 NBA playoffs -- Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio Spurs named Fin...

    Kawhi Leonard could have been devastated by losing last season's NBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 15, 2014
  4. Kobe Bryant puts Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bill ...

    LeBron James said he'll be there one day, but Kobe Bryant said Bill Russell is there right now.

    Story | Conversation | February 16, 2014
  5. Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins not fully appreciated bec...

    Jean-Jacques Taylor

    The true talent of Kansas Jayhawks freshman Andrew Wiggins can't be properly appreciated because we're too busy comparing him to LeBron James and the NBA's best.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2014
  6. 2013 NBA Finals: LeBron James' historical postseason run

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton puts LeBron's postseason in historical perspective.

    Story | Conversation | June 21, 2013
  7. 2013 NBA Playoffs -- LeBron James of Miami Heat to be named MVP f...

    Michael Wallace

    Miami Heat star LeBron James will be named MVP for a fourth time, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | May 03, 2013
  8. Bill Sharman believes Miami Heat could break Los Angeles Lakers' ...

    Bill Sharman, who coached the Los Angeles Lakers in 1971-72 when the team reeled off an NBA-record 33-game winning streak, believes LeBron James and the Miami Heat have what it takes to put that mark in jeopardy.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer: The clash of perception vs. reality will occur again in the NBA Finals, now that LeBron James' Miami Heat is in its second straight such series, beginning today in Oklahoma City. Most of the local media members, i...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  10. Miami Heat's LeBron James joins rare company with third NBA MVP a...

    LeBron James spent two days trying to figure out the right words. An assistant jotted some ideas on notecards, which were ignored. So when the moment came to deliver his MVP acceptance speech, James spoke emotionally about family, charity, history and wha

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2012
  11. Source -- Miami Heat's LeBron James wins third career MVP award

    Heat forward LeBron James is the NBA's MVP for a third time, putting him alongside some of the game's all-time greats.

    Story | Conversation | May 11, 2012
  12. NBA season start on Chrismas Day is perfect resolution to lockout...

    Michael Wilbon

    The NBA will finally open, two months later than usual, to which we say: Season's Greetings! Christmas Day is the right time to tip off the season.

    Story | Conversation | November 27, 2011
  13. NBA playoffs: Boston Celtics need bench unit to step up up if the...

    Jackie MacMullan

    If the Celtics want to win down the road, the second unit must step up.

    Story | Conversation | April 23, 2011
  14. Bill Simmons: Lakers-Heat running diary

    Bill Simmons

    Bill Simmons delivers a running diary of Lakers-Heat, live from the Sports Guy Man Cave.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2011
  15. With fast food, arena food and room service being an NBA player's...

    Wendell Maxey

    Miami Heat's James Jones and former NBA player John Salley on becoming vegetarians

    Story | Conversation | February 24, 2011
  16. With fast food, arena food and room service being an NBA player's...

    Wendell Maxey

    When James Jones goes on the road, he racks up a huge food bill. But not for the reasons you're thinking. "Room service is tough. The side dishes are the most overpriced thing on the menu," said Jones. "I'm ordering five side dishes of steamed br...

    Blog | Conversation | February 24, 2011