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  1. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  2. Keep Team USA Young Forever

    Andrew Sharp

    So here's a quick idea for the future of USA Basketball that has probably been floated before, but bears repeating now that we're in the middle of the FIBA Basketball World Cup: What if every player can only play in one Olympic cycle? This...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  3. About Last Night: New Life for Rip City

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing it's going to be almost a year until the NFL draft is back, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers topped San Antonio 103-92 to stave of...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Postseason Prescriptions!

    Grantland Staff

    We're midway through the conference semifinals. What do the remaining eight teams need to keep their playoff dreams alive? Dr. Shootaround is here to prescribe just the right thing. (all GIFs by Jason Gallagher) netw3rk: The great...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  5. Teaching Greg Oden How to Be a Benchwarmer

    Mark Titus

    The most entertaining first round in NBA playoff history is in the books, as are the countless story lines that accompanied the drama over the last two weeks, including Drake's lint roller, Damian Lillard catapulting himself to even greater...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  6. The Rainmakers: Players Who Create the Most Corner 3s

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last Wednesday night in Portland, the Blazers found themselves losing to the Kings late in the fourth quarter. Down two, they had the ball with 13.9 seconds left. After receiving the inbounds pass, Damian Lillard used a LaMarcus Aldridge screen near...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  7. Rhythm of the Night: NBA Players Talk About Their Pregame Warm-up...

    Jared Dubin

    The only change Nick Young has made to his pregame routine in the seven seasons he's been in the NBA is which teammate he has paired up with. Over the years, he has worked out with Dominic McGuire in Washington, D...

    Blog | March 25, 2014
  8. CourtVision: Rip City Bravado

    Kirk Goldsberry

    I'm not sure what happened in Portland during the offseason, but it was definitely something. Here are the results of the final 13 Blazers games last year: Loss @ OKC 83-103 Loss vs. BRK 93-111 Loss vs. UTA 95-105 Loss @ GSW 98-125 Loss @ UTA...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  9. Damian Lillard Is in the Zone and He Can Hear Jimi

    Chris Ryan

    I went into the Cleveland-Portland game thinking nothing could be more entertaining than the pregame rumors that Dion Waiters wanted to be traded to the Sixers because, and I quote Bleacher Report quoting an unnamed source here, "he thinks he'd be th...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  10. About Last Night: Mamba Time

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to convince the world that the vote of confidence you gave your mistake-prone quarterback was genuine, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kobe Bryant's return hit its high-water mark as he scored 21 points ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. About Last Weekend: Charles vs. Everyone

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy accidentally watching the Green Zone Channel, which only shows the 2010 film Green Zone starring Matt Damon, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Jamaal Charles scored five touchdowns as the Kansas City Chiefs cli...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  12. The Portland Trail Blazers Are Scorching, But Can It Last?

    Zach Lowe

    Here's the irony: The 2011-12 Blazers serve as my personal reminder against overreacting to any team trend over the first 10 or so games of the season. Those Blazers started 7-2, and the wins included an icy coldcocking of Oklahoma City on the road. ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  13. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Portland Trail Blazers

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose preview the Blazers' season by asking if Damian Lillard can stay effective in Year 2, what Thomas Robinson will bring to this roster, and why Mo Williams has Twitter beef with Bill. For more of Bill and Jalen's NBA ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013
  14. The 2012-13 CourtVision Awards: Leading Scorers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Carmelo Anthony led the NBA in scoring this season, but not everywhere. Every player has their own sweet spots — Shane Battier loves the corners, and Al Jefferson is in love with the left block. After an entire season of play, it's interesting...

    Blog | July 10, 2013
  15. About Last Night: Back to Boston

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy having an adorable cat on your chest and being unable to move, or breathe, or — hey, this cat's trying to kill me! — here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: We're headed back to Boston after the Celtics h...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  16. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: You Can't Go Home Again

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Portland's Uniforms These, with all due respect to the deeply serious basketball played last night, were the best thing that happened in the NBA in the last 24 hour...

    Blog | March 15, 2013