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  1. Your NBA Offseason Report Card

    Andrew Sharp

    We've had three weeks of the NBA offseason, and with one notable exception, the biggest moves have happened already. Things are winding down. Now it's the middle of July, and the only sports currently going are the British Open an...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  2. Why Jason Kidd's Move to Milwaukee Is Business as Usual


    "This is a business, I think Billy said it best, and that's what it comes down to." -Jason Kidd Jason Kidd's career path is littered with the bleached bones of various teammates and franchise perso...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  3. Chuck Noll, 1932-2014

    Robert Mays

    Chuck Noll, the architect and leader of the 1970s Steelers' dynasty, died at his home in suburban Pittsburgh on Friday night. He was 82 years old. Like most NFL fans still in their twenties, I knew Noll mostly from watching NFL Films and...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  4. NBA Finals Shootaround: You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm A...

    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. (GIFs and...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  5. The Return of IcyHot! How Danny Green Finally Caught Fire

    Jared Dubin

    Pop, Danny Green going 0-for-5 through three quarters, [then scoring] 11 in the fourth, could you talk about what you think got him going late? "Well, I'll tell you - I guess I shouldn't tell you. T...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  6. Welcome to Heat-Spurs 2.0

    Zach Lowe

    After six frenzied weeks, we've got the dream Finals for everyone outside a few select fan bases - fans of other contenders, plus Lakers fans, who must now watch as Miami or San Antonio strengthens its claim to the honor...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  7. The Foreign Legion in San Antonio

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It took a throwback performance from Tim Duncan in overtime to thwart the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night, locking up the Western Conference for the Spurs. That extra frame evoked a bygone era, when the Big Fundamental banged and banked his t...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. The Weirdest of the Weirdos: Manu Ginobili and the Spurs' Ex...

    Jared Dubin

    When you think of the San Antonio Spurs, you think of Tim Duncan. As well you should. He's the longest-tenured player on the team; he holds all kinds of franchise records; he has long been a paragon of the virtues &mda...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  9. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Silver and Black Basketball Attack

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk, Danny Chau and Louisa Thomas

    You daily look at last night's NBA action. Louisa Thomas: If Serge Ibaka were not out with a calf injury, the Spurs would not have scored 120 points in the paint in the first two games of the Western Conference finals. They would not have...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  10. NBA Playoffs Overnight: The Perfect Spur

    netw3rk, Andrew Sharp, Shea Serrano and Chris Ryan

    A look back at last night's NBA action. (GIFs by Jason Gallagher) Andrew Sharp: He would smother people on defense. He would knock down open 3s and never take any other kind of shot from the perimeter. He'd have a...

    Blog | May 20, 2014
  11. Pop Culture

    Louisa Thomas

    What makes a basketball team good? The obvious answer is the ability to win. But winning decides which team is better in any given game, a question that's not quite the same. The Spurs are a very, very good basketball team. What makes th...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  12. The Shot Doctor

    Bill Barnwell

    On Tuesday, Gregg Popovich was named NBA Coach of the Year, becoming just the third person in league history to receive the Red Auerbach Trophy three times. His team went a league-best 62-20, without a single player averaging 30 min...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  13. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  14. Seasoning the Bench: How the Spurs Gear Up for the Playoffs

    Steve McPherson

    Here are a couple things you may already know: The San Antonio Spurs rest their aging core of starters fairly regularly throughout the regular season; last year's Spurs came within seconds of winning the NBA championship; at various times i...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  15. The Lowe Post Podcast: Zach Lowe and Marc Stein

    Zach Lowe

    Zach Lowe and ESPN's Marc Stein discuss Warriors-Mavericks, what happened to the Pacers, and whether Gregg Popovich is the coach of the year. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  16. We’ve Reached the Part of the Season When We Realize the Sp...


    The Spurs are a machine - a whirl of interchangeable parts that slices up opposing teams with an efficiency bordering on contempt. When the Spurs are at their best - which, in the Gregg Popovich-Tim Duncan era, could fai...

    Blog | April 01, 2014