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  1. Melo Ball goes back to the future

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    There was a time when it didn't look as if Carmelo Anthony would be so sought after at age 30. When he was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks in February 2011, he was the bane of the advanced-stats community, his reputation sliced ...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  2. San Antonio Spurs' grinding halt

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    The San Antonio Spurs are great at exploiting an advantage that was hiding in plain sight. Sometimes it's a simple discovery, like how 3-pointers from the corner are just a bit easier than other shots from behind the arc. Sometimes there's more nuanc...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  3. It's not LeBron, it's the rest of the Heat

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    If you're blaming LeBron James, you're missing the point of what the San Antonio Spurs just did. As much as we want to reduce this game down to heroes and legacies, basketball has grown out of the isolation-era 1990s. It's a team sport, and while...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. Spurs look ready for crowning achievement

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    After dispatching Oklahoma City to get to these NBA Finals, Tim Duncan suddenly became Joe Namath in flannel: "We have four more [games] to win. We'll do it this time." It was a rare moment of brashness from a serious competitor who consistently s...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  5. How the Spurs can make stars go dark

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    LeBron James could have played better, but even if he had, it likely wouldn't have mattered. Nobody was beating the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night, not on an evening when they scored 71 points on 33 shots in the first half. The Spurs started thei...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. LeBron delivers an impressive answer

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    On Sunday night, Kawhi Leonard did an incredible job guarding LeBron James. He blew up screens, forced him toward help and ultimately, compelled James to take difficult, contested shots. It worked ... except that it didn't. As epitomized by Le...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  7. LeBron's value evident in absence

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    It's very LeBron James for a moment that speaks to his greatness to double as a moment that brings great criticism and mockery. James suffered fourth-quarter cramps and had to take to the bench in the San Antonio Spurs' 110-95 Game 1 NBA Finals win o...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  8. Kevin Love's unlikely suitor

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Kevin Love probably will wind up with the Lakers. Or is it the Cavs? Or could it be the Warriors, Celtics, Suns, Rockets or Bulls? What if the Heat get involved and deal Chris Bosh? Nearly any team serves as fodder for the rumor mill, save for the...

    Blog | May 25, 2014
  9. The Miami Heat's season of irrelevance

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    If you're down on this NBA season, you're probably blaming the spate of injuries to high-profile players. The injuries are an obvious drag, but there's a more subtle reason for why these cold months are feeling like the NBA's winter. After three year...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    • Kobe Bryant stops by the Twitter offices for a game of pop-a-shot. Warning: If you beat Kobe at anything, he won't take it kindly. Another warning: Cursing happens in this clip. • Charles Barkley goes on Philadelphia radio, lays wast...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  11. Time for innovative tactics

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Spurs almost won a title by surprising LeBron James with a defensive innovation: space.A sport can change dramatically just because one man decides to do something no one else thought of. Bill Walsh pretty ...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  12. Tony Parker making point with postseason run

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    It's a fair argument to tout Tony Parker as the best player on the best team. You can quibble over San Antonio's exact status versus Miami's or point to Tim Duncan's two-way impact, but Parker plays the most on a Finals team that just eviscerated the...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  13. Appreciating the Spurs' achievements

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    If you ask someone to explain what was so great about Michael Jordan, you're likely to get "competitor," "winner," "killer instinct," or some other psychologically-based adjective that does little to convey the tangible skills he demonstrated on the ...

    Blog | June 15, 2013
  14. Chris Bosh, NBA Finals X factor?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Chris Bosh just posted averages of 11 points, 4.3 rebounds and 37 percent shooting in his last series. Can I sell you on him as Finals X factor? It is difficult to talk up Bosh's value right after an Eastern Conference finals in which he played li...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  15. Warriors magic runs out in Game 6

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    After losing to the San Antonio Spurs 94-82 in Game 6, the Golden State Warriors just couldn't let go. Neither could the fans, most of which were standing well after the final buzzer, possibly waiting for some kind of release. The waiting was rew...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  16. The rise and fall of Manu, Spurs in Game 4

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Gregg Popovich might have again volunteered to cook Manu Ginobili breakfast if a late 3 had dropped.OAKLAND, Calif. -- Before the San Antonio Spurs squandered their last chances to salvage Game 4, an eventual 97-...

    Blog | May 12, 2013