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  1. How's Victor Oladipo Doing So Far?

    Sean Fennessey

    This is how he's doing. Victor Oladipo is not the most efficient rookie in his class. He is not the most efficient 2-guard in the NBA. He is not even the most efficient 2-guard on his own team. But that isn't the point. The Orlando Magic have ...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  2. Video: Better Than the NBA Dunk Contest? The Venice Basketball Le...

    Grantland Channel

    While the NBA Slam Dunk Contest has disappointed of late, Little Worm, Sir Isaac, and Purdy of the Venice Basketball League do not as they bring all the windmilling, 360 spinning, and car jumping to Venice Beach....

    Blog | July 24, 2013
  3. Stay by Your Zone, Swag by Your Zone: The Wonder of the College S...

    Rembert Browne

    In the never-ending scramble to somehow make the NBA All-Star weekend as exciting as it once was, it doesn't help that its once-marquee event, the Slam Dunk Contest, is now the third most exciting dunk contest on the basketball landscape. Earlier thi...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  4. Half-Baked Ideas: Let's Fix the Dunk Contest with a Hero's Journe...

    Kevin Wildes

    Here's a word that should exist — complainolidays. These are days when people get together and complain about things they actually love. The day we travel for Thanksgiving is a complainoliday. The credits of Girls launches a complainholiday. Sa...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  5. A Brief History of NBA All-Star Weekend Weirdness, As Told by You...

    Hua Hsu

    There's no greater celebration of what professional basketball has become than All-Star Weekend. There will be some fierce dunks, canny dribbling, and face-melting passes, sure, but I'm mostly talking about the spectacle, the off-court everything els...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  6. Grantland Network: The Basketball Jones

    Grantland Network

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones discuss All-Star snubs and surprises, who they want in the 3-Point Shootout and Slam Dunk Contest, trades they'd like to see, and some of their preseason predictions regarding potential playoff teams, backup poin...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  7. Home Run Derby Retro Diary!

    Shane Ryan

    Not to start off all Debbie Downer on you guys, but it's 7:43 p.m. and I'm not feeling too juiced for the Home Run Derby. Yesterday, I compared it to the NBA slam dunk contest in the sense that it gets really repetitive and boring after about 5 to 10...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  8. Friday, June 24

    Bill Simmons presented the 15th annual NBA Draft Diary, and Jay Caspian Kang gave the draft's star a few pointers for next year's dunk contest. Chris Ryan hung out backstage in Newark with Derrick Williams, and Wesley Morris recapped the night in dra...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  9. We Must Embrace the Pregame-Dunk Revolution

    Robert Mays

    Rest easy, everybody. LeBron is not stopping his now-famed pregame dunk routine. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's a quick primer: For the past few weeks, the Heat have been holding impromptu dunk contests before games. Because no on...

    Blog | February 28, 2013
  10. The improbable return to the NBA for the New Jersey Nets' Gerald ...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Gerald Green's improbable return to the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | April 18, 2012