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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mind of the Fan: How fans see LeBron James

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    How do fans feel about LeBron James now? Our survey offers some insights

    Story | Conversation | June 03, 2014
  6. Indiana Pacers always the bridesmaid

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Lance Stephenson might be out of the Indiana picture next season, but for now, he fits in with the team's tradition. Apart from combining Reggie Miller's instigator approach with Ron Artest's blurred behavioral boundaries, Stephenson epitomizes the k...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  7. NBA: Second-half storylines to watch for

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss breaks down the big questions ahead in the home stretch for the NBA's 2013-14 season.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2014
  8. 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
  9. Chasing Larry Johnson's 4-point play

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    AP Photo/Ron FrehmShots like Larry Johnson's improbable 4-point play in the 1999 postseason transcend the game. I didn't know Larry Johnson's 4-point play was shady, for it brought only joy to my house. There was no social media to alert us to how A...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  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. 2013 NBA playoffs -- Which Western Conference team would give the...

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Which West team is best positioned to beat the Heat in the Finals?

    Story | Conversation | May 12, 2013
  12. Who's the fourth-best player in the NBA?

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant finished fourth in #NBArank, but did Dwayne Wade deserve the pewter medal? We know who the three best players are. We know the order of their ranking. By broad consensus, the gold medal goes to LeBron...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  13. NBA -- Chris Bosh's game is on a superstar level

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Bosh's role among the Miami SuperFriends obscures the true quality of a potential 2014 free agent.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  14. We made LeBron boring

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    I'll certainly enjoy Tuesday's Boston Celtics-Miami Heat game, but it won't have the deed to my attention span. Last season's Celtics-Heat opener owned my anticipation, attention and, later, my ruminations. I sat bolt-upright in a musty, saw-dusted s...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  15. Grant Hill was wrong

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Duke edged Michigan in a surprisingly great game, one that came on the heels of former Blue Devil Grant Hill criticizing former Wolverine Jalen Rose. Though the game was great, last week's media discussion was lacking. Specifically: Few came to R...

    Blog | March 21, 2011