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  1. Grantland Channel's NBA Countdown Video Extravaganza: The Blazers...

    Grantland Channel

    Three NBA Countdown videos? Three NBA Countdown videos! Happy holidays! Above, Bill Simmons tells the tale of the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers, who won it all in 1977 only to watch bad draft picks and bad luck lead to decades of frustration for t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  2. NBA Shootaround: Swish Kids

    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. Dinner Is Served Chris Ryan:...

    Blog | December 12, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Q&A: Tom Thibodeau on the Bulls' Offseason, Derrick Rose's Return...

    Zach Lowe

    It was not surprising to walk in the gym here in Las Vegas, nearly 90 minutes before tipoff of Thursday's first Summer League game, and find Tom Thibodeau already sitting courtside, the first NBA higher-up in the building. Thibodeau is a legendary ba...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  5. Sportstorialist: 2013 NBA Draft Style

    Wesley Morris

    Carping about the clothes at the NBA draft is a lot like complaining that onesies make your baby look fat. It's too soon! These guys have the rest of their careers to figure it all out. With the draft, what you're hoping for, at the very least, is th...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  6. NBA Job Interview: Glen Rice Jr.

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Glen Rice Jr. about his journey from struggling for minutes in the D-League to being one of the top prospects in the 2013 NBA draft. Check out the video below and watch all the NBA Job Interviews...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  7. NBA Job Interview: Otto Porter Jr. (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Otto Porter Jr. about how he plans to guard LeBron James, the parts of his game he needs to improve, and the odds he ends up on the Detroit Pistons. Check out the full-length video below, followe...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  8. The evolution of Mike Conley Jr., Memphis Grizzlies point guard

    Zach Lowe

    How Mike Conley Jr., Memphis's ambidextrous point guard, has grown up and led his team deep into the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2013
  9. About Last Weekend: LeBron & Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy stirring up debate, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. LeBron James was a near unanimous choice for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, securing 120 of the 121 available votes. About Last Night is all about st...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  10. The boring excellence of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2013
  11. Bill Simmons on PEDs, 'Mad Men,' and Red Sox savior Jackie Bradle...

    Bill Simmons

    The Sports Guy on PEDs, Mad Men, and Red Sox savior Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2013
  12. Anatomy of an Upset: Michigan's Run to the Final Four

    Brett Koremenos

    At this time of year, the fervor of the college-versus-the-NBA debate typically reaches its peak. The professional game may lack a certain emotional draw, but there is no denying that the quality of strategy at basketball's highest level is substanti...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  13. Letting the Wookiee Win: A Journey Through All-Star Weekend

    Chris Ryan

    I did not attend the East Coast Invasion at the Roxy. I didn't crash the 2 Kings dinner thrown by LeBron James and Jay-Z. I didn't wind up in a secret basement humidor club with World Wide Wes, Phil Knight, and J. Prince. I'm sure at some point I was...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  14. Is the New York Knicks' shooting guard J.R. Smith misguided or ju...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Is the Knicks' erratic shooting guard misguided or just misunderstood?

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2012
  15. Think Like a Man Defeats The Hunger Games at the Box Office With ...

    Amos Barshad

    For the first time since it hit theaters a month back, The Hunger Games has not won the weekend box office. In a surprising development, the honor has gone instead to Sony Pictures' ensemble romantic comedy Think Like a Man, an adaptation of Steve Ha...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  16. Tim Hardaway Jr. on his father, Michigan basketball, and more

    Davy Rothbart

    The Michigan star on Wolverines hoops, his father, and more.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2012