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  1. The X-Files: DeAndre Jordan

    Chris Ryan

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. You know how sometimes you go to a bar and once you get your bearings, you see that there is clearly someone there wh...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  2. 26-Day NBA Warning: R.I.P., Lob City

    Chris Ryan

    "Lob City doesn't exist anymore." Welcome to Blake Griffin's Kurt Cobain period. This is going to be stupid. In pop culture, it's pretty normal to see artists disavow the very thing that made them popular or relevant in the first place. You don't ...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  3. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Clippers-Grizzl...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's L.A.-Memphis game. 1. Chris Paul (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) I guess when you have someone who plays crunch time in bullet time, it's not really crunch time, is it? When you have...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  4. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Spring Blaaaaaaaaake

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Blake Griffin There are nights when he sulks, glares at the officials after every whistle, mopes past his coach (you'll see why in a second), and throws his hands i...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Rolling Thunder Revu...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Nasty Boys Sunday afternoon, after the Thunder suppressed a late-game Clippers insurrection on the road in L.A., our own Rembert Browne tweeted this: i never re...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Best Point Guard in ...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Chris Paul Because it was a light night of action, and it's a long day of piping-hot unique takes here on the Triangle, I'm not going to weigh you down with a ton o...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  7. Last Night on 'Blake Griffin Dunks on Your Life ...'

    Chris Ryan

    The life and death of Spencer Hawes! Blake Griffin (sorta) switched hands in midair against the Sixers last night. According to the announcers, the crowd went crazy - though given the fact that the crowd was in Philly, this could have been for any nu...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  8. 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
  9. Our Three Favorite Things About This Eric BledsoetoDeAndre Jord...

    Chris Ryan

    1. THE BLAKE GRIFFIN MISDIRECTION This is immense. Eric Bledsoe streaking down the court, locking eyes with Blake Griffin like they were about to reenact the kiss scene from The Notebook, going way beyond telegraphing a pass to some sort of ... I...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  10. This Needs to Be the Official Team USA Portrait

    Chris Ryan

    Oh, what's up, Expendables? This is a still from Wednesday night's ESPYS broadcast. One by one, shall we? Kobe. Like, did all those guys say, "We're all gonna wear sunglasses. Wear your sunglasses, man"? And then they took them off at the last sec...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  11. Way to Curb Your Enthusiasm, Clippers

    Chris Ryan

    On Wednesday night, the Clippers and Lakers square off at Staples Center for their final regular-season matchup. Last time the two teams faced each other, Pau Gasol touched Chris Paul's head, Chris Paul got mad, Pau Gasol was like, "Be easy, in Spain...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. Jennifer Lawrence Was in the Front Row for Blake Griffin's Perk P...

    Chris Ryan

    Remember back when Blake Griffin wrote a mid-air obituary for Kendrick Perkins with the above dunk? Go to around the :10 mark, hit pause. See that girl in the lower left-hand corner of the frame, with the "OMGWTFROTFLBLAKEGRIFFINKSURFACETOAIRRIPPERK"...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  13. 28 Days Later: What's The Matter With Blake Griffin?

    Chris Ryan

    With the Lakers, Clippers and Kings hosting a whopping 28 home games in 28 days from March 11 through April 7 - all happening at Staples Center, which is only a wind-aided Andy Lee punt from Grantland's headquarters - we couldn't resist attending the...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  14. Blake Griffin Is the Plastic Bag From American Beauty

    Chris Ryan

    No, this is not a Fake Grantland tweet. So, as some of you might remember, the Academy Award-winning film American Beauty features a famous scene in which Ricky Fitts (played by Wes Bentley) shows a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind to Jane ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  15. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Wall vs. Lin II

    Chris Ryan

    Will Jeremy Hit the Wall? You could say cheering for the Washington Wizards requires a sense of humor this season. If this is true, it means Grantland contributor, semiregular B.S. Report guest, and longtime/long-suffering Wizards fan Joe House is b...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  16. Can Kenyon Martin Hang With Lob City?

    Chris Ryan

    According to reports, Kenyon Martin will be joining the Los Angeles Clippers, accepting a "mini-midlevel deal" with the team. Martin will reportedly join L.A. once the Xinjiang Tigers complete their season. The question then, is this: What does this ...

    Blog | February 03, 2012