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  1. Could SMU’s Basketball Team Beat SMU’s Football Team ...

    Matt Borcas

    Every year, the question of whether [really good college basketball team] could beat [really bad NBA team] on a neutral court pops up. It's being asked now about Kentucky and the 76ers, and while it's certainly a juicy hypothetica...

    Blog | February 25, 2015
  2. Titus’s Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings: Featuring the Seven Sta...

    Mark Titus

    When Notre Dame beat Duke last week, Jerian Grant told the Irish student section not to storm the court. They listened. Three days later, Pitt beat eighth-ranked Notre Dame to give the Panthers their only marquee win of the season. Pitt fans also ref...

    Blog | February 04, 2015
  3. Tyrese, Green Lantern, and a Brief History of Thirsty Actors

    Dave Schilling

    There are many ways to get a job. Very few of them involve relentlessly Photoshopping yourself into your chosen career. If I wanted to be a Supreme Court justice, I'm certain that I wouldn't really move the needle by pasting my he...

    Blog | January 28, 2015
  4. Wolf on the Rock: The Ludicrous, Glorious Doom of Kobe Bryant

    Brian Phillips

    Even at his peak, Kobe Bryant made greatness look grueling. He had every gift, every natural blessing - but he made having them look hard. He could do whatever he wanted on a basketball court, but being in charge of that kind of skill was e...

    Blog | January 08, 2015
  5. 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
  6. What Went Wrong at the Strangest Tennis Match You Never Knew Occu...

    Tom Perrotta

    Perhaps the strangest tennis match in history - the one that began but never ended - happened in Myanmar last year. It was the Davis Cup. Pakistan was up one match on New Zealand when the refere...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  7. Time to Come Up

    Darren Sands

    Wajid Syed wasn't welcome on the court, so he stood beneath an enormous tree next to a mass of shrubs and silently peered through a gate locked by a rusty chain, watching Francis Tiafoe. Sixteen years old and one of the best junior tennis p...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  8. The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory experience of the NBA. When you're living and breathing the league, e...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  9. Taylor Gang: The Rise of Taylor Townsend and a Q&A With Her M...

    Katie Baker and Rembert Browne

    Katie Baker: When rising American tennis player Taylor Townsend arrived to her second-round match at the French Open earlier this May, she caught a glimpse of the scoreboard from an earlier contest involving Serena Williams on the same court. 6-2, 6-...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  10. Can Joel Embiid Win Rookie of the Year Without Setting Foot on th...

    Corban Goble

    Thanks to the online savvy that's already earned him a cult fan base, Sixers center Joel Embiid won't even have to suit up this season to become this year's runaway rookie phenomenon. Before summer league even s...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  11. R.I.P., Elaine Stritch, the Queen of Holding Court

    Rembert Browne

    You can go so many directions in honoring Broadway legend Elaine Stritch, who we lost this morning at the age of 89. And I say "we lost" intentionally, instead of "died" or "passed away." Because when it comes ...

    Blog | July 17, 2014
  12. Creole Hoops

    Mitch Moxley

    Sebastian Petion slumped on the court, wearing a red warm-up top over his team's school-bus yellow uniform, legs stretched in front of him, exhausted before the championship game even tipped off. The crowd was still trickling into the outdo...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. When All Men Doubt You

    Louisa Thomas

    When Roger Federer steps onto Centre Court for a Wimbledon men's final, he has an aura he has earned but seems born with, a grace and superiority that seems a birthright. On Sunday, he seemed a throwback in so many ways. During the first set, he...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  14. The Faded Smile

    Jonathan Abrams

    Moochie Norris recognized that face. As basketballs danced and shoes screeched across the court, Norris zeroed in on the teenager. How did Norris know him? For years, Norris had scratched and clawed his way to a respectable NBA career, most notably i...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  15. 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
  16. Cheering LeBron in Jalula

    Hugh Martin

    He looked familiar. Besides his height, close to 6-foot-3, what I noticed about this 14-year-old boy were his splayed feet. When he walked on the basketball court, his feet flared out at wide angles. This made him appear anything but agile....

    Blog | June 10, 2014