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  1. Class Is Still in Session

    Jonathan Abrams

    Somewhere amid the ankle-breaking crossovers, the crashing dunks, and Jason Williams's elbow passes at the 2000 NBA Rookie Challenge in Oakland, Andre Miller was doing what Andre Miller always does. The 23-year-old Cleveland Cavali...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. The resurrection of Lakers forward Xavier Henry

    Jonathan Abrams

    How a lottery washout resurrected his career on the Lake Show.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2013
  3. 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
  4. WARNING: Tony Mitchell Will Dunk You Into a Coma

    Andrew Sharp

    The NBA is holding something called the #PaniniNBARookie photo shoot today, which is both a testament to David Stern's tireless quest to sell advertising on every single thing that could possibly be associated with his sport, and also a great excuse ...

    Blog | August 06, 2013
  5. 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
  6. NBA Job Interview: Alex Len (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons question NBA draft prospect Alex Len about his injury, his adjustment to life in America, and his girlfriend, who can dunk. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's scouting report and the full-length vi...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. A look at the lives and careers of controversial NBA players Rick...

    Jonathan Abrams

    What do Ricky Davis and Lance Stephenson, once and future NBA lightning rods, have in common? More than you'd think.

    Story | Conversation | April 11, 2013
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Can the Indiana Pacers contend for the NBA title this season?

    Zach Lowe

    How Paul George & Co. bounced back from an early-season slump. Plus: the little-man dunk, the hapless Bobcats, and the tyranny of coaches on the court.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2013
  11. An oral history of Hakeem Olajuwon, Ralph Sampson, and the 1980s ...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Dunks, drugs, and disappointment: an oral history of the 1980s Houston Rockets.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2012
  12. CourtVision: The James HardenKevin Martin Shot-Chart Comparison

    Kirk Goldsberry

    James Harden plays basketball like a video game character: all 3s, dunks, and layups. About 87 percent of his shots come from either near the rim or beyond the 3-point arc. He's great in both areas, but make no mistake — it's his ability to cre...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  13. Tales From the Summer League

    Bill Barnwell

    The NBA's summer league in Vegas is basically summer camp for basketball junkies. It occupies a bizarre niche in basketball fandom that's built entirely around the idea that all dunks are equally valid and exciting, regardless of whether they're pull...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  14. Evan Fournier, Meyers Leonard, and the 2012 YouTube draft

    Jay Caspian Kang, Rafe Bartholomew, and Robert Mays

    The top five picks, if nothing else mattered but their highlight reels.

    Story | Conversation | June 28, 2012
  15. 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
  16. The Clippers, the Thunder, and the NBA Elite

    Ben Detrick

    First, bowing to the tyranny of the news cycle, we're going to discuss The Dunk. The challenge here is figuring out how to describe something in a compelling way that everyone has seen 50 times, screamed over, and tweeted about. As a novelty, let...

    Blog | January 31, 2012