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  1. About Last Night: Jazz Tune Out Durant, Thunder

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy refusing to elect Michael Richards to the Hall of Krame because of character issues, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kevin Durant had 48 points, but the Oklahoma City Thunder still fell to the Utah Jazz, 112-10...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  2. How to Watch the NBA on Christmas and Not Get Expelled From Your ...

    Chris Ryan

    Christmas is a time for many things: awkwardly regressing into your childhood by spending copious amounts of time in your old bedroom while avoiding your family, watching Home Alone, frantically buying last-minute gifts, watching Die Hard, gaining wi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  3. Introducing a Revolutionary New NBA Stat: Want It More (WIM)

    Jason Gallagher

    Since the dawn of Moreyball, we've seen a raging battle between stat geeks and narrative poets. Though the tides are dramatically rising on the side of statistical analysis, there are still plenty of old-school basketball minds who prefer to judge a ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. NBA Shootaround: Rip It Up and Start Again

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Top of the Wish List (Via iC...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  5. About Last Night: Saints Too Much for Falcons

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy really thinking about Michael Jordan's trademark celebration; he was just sticking his tongue out, right? How did he make that cool? That's kinda just gross, yes? Yeah, anyway, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: ...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  6. Why Do People Keep Hitting $20,000 Half-Court Shots at Thunder Ga...

    Chris Ryan

    Last night, this champion splashed a half-court shot at the Nuggets-Thunder game in Oklahoma City. Then this morning, CBS's Royce Young tweeted this out: OKC's had 7 halfcourt makes in five years. That's $140,000. They probably woul...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  7. Please, Basketball Gods, Let the Thunder and Warriors Play in the...

    Chris Ryan

    Man, this has been a weird little season so far. Everybody looks terrible on the second night of back-to-backs, and back-to-backs are happening all the time. Miami looks human, Indy looks unbeatable, Brooklyn looks old, J.R. Smith hates Brandon Jenni...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  8. Paul George Is a Problem

    Chris Ryan

    Last season, in late March, I awarded John Wall something called M.V.P.N.N.K.L. It's the MVP for people not named Kevin or LeBron. The only NBA players disqualified from winning the award are LeBron James and Kevin Durant (and Kevin Garnett, and Kevi...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  10. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angel...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill and Jalen turn their attention to the Thunder and examine the continued ramifications of the James Harden trade, compare Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to Stringer Bell and Avon Barksdale of The Wire, and play the game show sweeping the nati...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  11. No New Friends: Derrick Rose Has Returned to Destroy the NBA's BF...

    Carles

    The past two NBA seasons haven't felt right without Derrick Rose having his say. When the league's youngest-ever MVP went down in the Bulls' first game of their first-round series in the 2012 playoffs, the NBA immediately became an incomplete product...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  12. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Houston Rockets and Brooklyn Nets

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    8. Houston Rockets Revenge of the nerds! Bill and Jalen decide whether the addition of Dwight Howard will bring a championship to Houston, wonder where Omer Asik will finish the season, and predict that Kevin Durant will eventually join James ...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  13. Video: Jalen Predicts Kevin Durant Will Join James Harden in Hous...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    During Bill and Jalen's preview of the Houston Rockets' season, Jalen predicts that Kevin Durant will join James Harden and Dwight Howard on the Rockets at the end of his run in Oklahoma City. Not done there, Jalen also predicts that Russell Westbroo...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  14. Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe on the watchability of every NBA team

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    Part 2 of a not-in-any-way-obsessive exercise.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  15. Oklahoma City Crossroads: How the Thunder Can Improve Without Rus...

    Zach Lowe

    I'm normally not a big "gut feeling" guy, but I randomly mentioned to the Grantland bosses last week in L.A. that the Thunder just "felt due" for some unexpected move. They didn't have enough financial flexibility to add even one meaningful NBA playe...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Text Messages to LeBron James: It's a Metaphor

    Shea Serrano

    LeBron James is a human with a cell phone so I sent him some text messages. Me: Bron-Bron! LeBron: Nope Me: sry Me: hey, so I guess you saw that thing about Dwyane and Kevin Durant? LeBron: what's that now? Me: Durant saying he'd replace ...

    Blog | September 27, 2013