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  1. About Last Night: Mess With Texas

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were failing to come up with something clever to call Tuesday to go along with calling Wednesday 'Wins-Day,' here's what you missed in sports last night: Rumors suggest that Nick Saban could potentially replace Mack Brown as the head...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. Grantland Exclusive: Greg Oden on Why He Chose Miami

    Mark Titus

    About a year ago, Greg Oden told me that his plan was to rejoin his high school and college teammate Mike Conley Jr. in Memphis at the start of the 2013-14 season. Three months ago, he told me he wanted to play for Cleveland because he likes living i...

    Blog | August 02, 2013
  3. Everything We Always Wanted: 7 Finals Questions Before Game 7

    Andrew Sharp

    It's been 36 hours, and if you're still hyperventilating after Game 6, that's completely understandable. Tuesday night had me (a) screaming alone in my apartment, (b) jumping out of my seat and doing a lap around my living room and kitchen, and (c) b...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. We Went There: The Spurs Rain on the Cool, Ineffective Heat

    Zach Lowe

    We forgot about it because of the scary things LeBron James did in the second half of Game 2 on Sunday, but Miami's defense was strangely off for much of that win. They lost track of Danny Green on two 3-pointers, errors of miscommunication that resu...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  5. Miami and Texas, Bad Decisions, and Legends: Welcome to the NBA F...

    Andrew Sharp

    It's been six weeks, but after three rounds and 78 playoff games, we're here. The NBA Finals. We did it. This is our reward for sitting through the Bulls-Nets series. And if you're a little bit exhausted after the past few rounds of hoops, that's ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: The King's Speech

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Motivational Speaking (All G...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  7. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat...

    Brett Koremenos

    In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bound team. Check back later this week for the remaining 12 breakdowns. New York Knicks: The Carmel...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. Unit Watch: The Heat's Problem on Defense

    Zach Lowe

    We went through this last season with Miami. The Heat allowed the fourth-most 3-point attempts in the league — while playing at a below-average pace — and watched opponents hit a whopping 36.3 percent of those 3s. From 1998-99 through 201...

    Blog | November 15, 2012
  9. Grantland Archives: Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Last August, I watched Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hoist a giant jug of coconut wine in his uncle's backyard in Los Banos, Philippines, and tell his family that next year, he hoped to bring back an NBA championship trophy. It was the closest Spoe...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  10. NBA Finals Shootaround: The Once and Future King

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. The Gift There's a natural incli...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  11. Grantland Network Podcast: The Basketball Jones

    The Basketball Jones

    On today's podcast, The Basketball Jones break down the NBA's second-round series, including: the Pacers' depth and balance, Dwyane Wade's atrocious Game 3, Erik Spoelstra's job security, whether the Lakers or Clippers can survive the weekend, and th...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  12. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: The Heat Are Coming Apart and the Spurs...

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here 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. Wade-ing in the Deep I would...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  13. Rafe Bartholomew on Erik Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Spending a few days abroad with the coach of the Miami Heat.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2011