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  1. 82 Games and Anthony Davis, the Human League Pass Advertisement

    Andrew Sharp

    The past few weeks have seen hundreds of NBA preview articles, and that's just on Grantland. But there's one topic we haven't really touched on yet: Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. When people say they don't watch the NBA re...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  2. How Will Rick Carlisle Get the Mavericks Into a Crowded Western C...

    The Masked Man, Kirk Goldsberry and Jason Gallagher

    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. The Masked Man: So I'm not sure if you heard about thi...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  3. The Top 20 Shooters: How We Chose Them

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As part of the Grantland NBA preview, we ranked the top 20 shooters in the NBA. The list includes catch-and-shoot snipers like Kyle Korver, stretch 4s like Serge Ibaka, and do-it-all point guards like Chris Paul. Everybody on the list possesses at le...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  4. The Forever War: A History and Future Timeline of the Daryl Morey...

    Jason Concepcion

    See the Billionaire. He is tanned and thick, he wears a tight-fitting cotton-poly blend, shmedium shirt, a white horse in profile printed across the chest. He stokes the scullery fire and the stove grows hot. His folk come from the steel-mill towns o...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  5. Best/Worst: A Quick Break From Everything That’s Horrible

    Andrew Sharp

    It's been too long since we had a weekly wrap-up, so I'm bringing back Best/Worst. But there is one problem. Almost everything has been the worst this week. Earlier this year, this column started as a roundup of everything that makes us lo...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  6. The NBA Video Music Awards

    Jason Gallagher

    I watched the MTV Video Music Awards last night, which did nothing but remind me of how much I miss the NBA. During this weird thing called 5 Seconds of Summer, I realized that I'd rather watch YouTube videos of NBA players singing...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  7. Why History Won't Be on Chris Petersen's Side at Washin...

    Ed Feng

    The 2014 college football season is rapidly approaching. Are you excited? We're excited! We're also here to help you prep for the impending campaign with a steady stream of preview content. So check back daily (well, not on weeken...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  8. Josh Howard: No Regrets

    Jonathan Abrams

    The jump shot seldom betrays the pure shooter. It is the rest of the body that, with age, breaks down like a car with too much mileage. It is the ankles, battered through too many stops and starts, twists and turns. It is the knees that have endured...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  9. The Great NBA Free-Agency Migration

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With the marquee names and sheer volume of movement, NBA free agency has become its own second season. Just fewer than 100 NBA players have signed fresh deals. Some have chosen to stay in place, while others are moving on to new teams. By ta...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  10. Dirk Nowitzki Playing Baseball Looks As Awesome As It Sounds

    Jason Gallagher

    It's been quite the summer for Dirk Nowitzki. For starters, he took one hell of a pay cut, giving the Mavs the necessary cap space to make some aggressive roster moves. Dallas added Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, Jameer Nelson, Richard J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  11. World Cup Pass & Move: The Falling Dutchman

    Grantland Staff

    The first weekend of knockout action is in the books. Here's a look back at some of the most interesting games, emerging themes, eye-catching moments, and standout players. Mike L. Goodman: Refereeing a soccer game is more art th...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  12. Let the NBA Trading Season Begin

    Zach Lowe

    This is what the NBA wanted in rejiggering the rules during the lockout of 2011 - shorter contracts, more teams hoarding cap space, and more players flying around the league into those acres of open space. League higher-ups call...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. Love and Hate in the LeBron Era

    Andrew Sharp

    Let's start with the 2011 Finals. Remember that series? It was so glorious. The heavens parted and delivered the kind of upset that would've been too perfect to make up. I've never gotten more joy out of the NBA Finals. It started wit...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  14. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  15. Shots! Shots! Shots!

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Back on February 25, late in the third quarter of a home game against Chicago, Atlanta's Dexter Pittman grabbed an offensive rebound and immediately went up for a layup. He missed. It would be Pittman's only shot of the year. He w...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  16. Dirk Is 10th on the All-Time Scoring List; Celebrate With Lil Poo...

    Jason Gallagher

    I discovered two important things last night. First, there are depths of my soul that can only be awoken by Dirk Nowitzki doing incredible things like becoming the 10th-highest scorer in NBA history. Second, it turns out I'm not...

    Blog | April 09, 2014