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  1. Can Mike Dunlap — or Anyone — Save Loyola Marymount B...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Mike Dunlap arrived as an assistant coach at USC in April 1986, wide-eyed and eager to learn after following head coach George Raveling from Iowa to California. The coaching regime change set in motion a complicated series of events and miscommunicat...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  3. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  4. Is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s New-and-Improved Jump Shot for ...

    Danny Chau

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. In the past few months, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist has turned himsel...

    Blog | October 17, 2014
  5. The 2014 NBA Media Day Power Rankings

    Andrew Sharp

    Traditions are sacred in sports. They're how we mark the passage of time. Spring doesn't start until baseball comes back; fall's not real until football returns; Thanksgiving doesn't feel right until you're passed out on...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  6. The Kemba Conundrum: What Should the Hornets Do With Their &lsquo...

    Zach Lowe

    Happiness and continuity can carry an extra price in the NBA, and the teams most willing to pay it are often those that have known the deepest misery. Charlotte sunk into depths of misery no one even knew existed, both on the court and in the prof...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  7. Lance Blows Town: The Hornets’ Gamble, the Pacers’ Lo...

    Zach Lowe

    A few weeks ago, it would have been unthinkable to suggest that the Charlotte Hornets might be a better team next season than the Indiana Pacers. But they had nearly identical records and point differentials over the final 50 games of last season, an...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  8. Gordon Hayward, Free Agency, and the NBA's Middle Class

    Zach Lowe

    As the world waits on LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, private planes, Vegas meetings, overpriced meals, and mystery pickup games, a few of the league's non-glamour teams are engaging in real and interesting transactions! The headliner is Gordon ...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  9. About Last Night: Tanaka Can’t Cut It

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy pitching a soap opera pilot titled Sterling v. Sterling, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: New York starter Masahiro Tanaka was not at his best for the Yankees, who fell to the Cleveland Indians...

    Blog | July 09, 2014
  10. The Case for Melo to the Hornets

    Michael Pina

    Whatever your views on Carmelo Anthony - as an open wound on defense, cap space-guzzling hangover, or misunderstood, point-scoring virtuoso - it's undeniable that whichever team signs him this summer will be mu...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  11. We Went There: God Loves Cleveland and 24 More Notes From Inside ...

    Zach Lowe

    I love the NBA draft lottery. There is real tension in the air, and it's delightful to watch the league's workaholic, process-oriented thinking GMs and owners grapple with the fact that a random Ping-Pong ball drawing in a sealed-o...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  12. Good-bye to All Cats: Watching Charlotte in the Torture Chamber

    Danny Chau

    Though the transition back to being the Charlotte Hornets in the 2014-15 season is purely superficial, it still leaves this year's Bobcats in a strange situation. On one hand, the best thing the Bobcats can do to usher in this new era is suck. Select...

    Blog | December 04, 2013
  13. The Triangle NBA All-Stars: Nick Young and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    Compiling the Triangle NBA All-Stars offers a way for us to celebrate the players we love way too much. You can see the other entries in the series here. Check out the latest additions, Nick Young and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, below. Swaggy Motherfu...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Tales From the Fescue

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out getting those last rays of sunshine before sports finally come back and you never have to go outside again, here's what you missed in "sports" on Thursday: In a sporting event that, unlike everything else that has happened i...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  15. About Last Night: The Cup Is Up For Grabs

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. There will be a new champion in the NHL! The Washington Capitals pulled off a stunning 2-1 overtime victory to beat the Boston Bruins in the first roun...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  16. Charlotte Hornets Starter Jackets: An Appreciation

    Rembert Browne

    It was exceptional to be a sports-obsessed child of the '90s (ages 3 to 13) for 10 main reasons: 1. Sports Illustrated for Kids 2. NBA Inside Stuff 3. D2: The Mighty Ducks 4. Ken Griffey Jr. 5. The naive belief that you had the only Ken Griffe...

    Blog | September 20, 2011