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  1. The Oklahoma City Thunder and the Despair of Kendrick Perkins

    Brian Phillips

    Can OKC's much-maligned center turn things around this season?

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2013
  2. Oklahoma City Crossroads: How the Thunder Can Improve Without Rus...

    Zach Lowe

    I'm normally not a big "gut feeling" guy, but I randomly mentioned to the Grantland bosses last week in L.A. that the Thunder just "felt due" for some unexpected move. They didn't have enough financial flexibility to add even one meaningful NBA playe...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. The Gregg Popovich Hunger Games and 9 More Last-Minute Notes on t...

    Zach Lowe

    Game 1 of any series, and especially of the NBA Finals, can be a little funky. LeBron James began last season's Finals guarding Kendrick Perkins, and Game 1 featured so much switching and so many weird matchups it became difficult to track at times. ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  4. How the Thunder Can Thrive on Offense (and Survive on Defense) Wi...

    Brett Koremenos

    If the first two games were any indication, the second-round series between the Oklahoma City Thunder and Memphis Grizzlies is going to be decided by the slimmest of margins. A mere eight points is all that has separated the two squads as they head t...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  5. Big Questions for a Day Off: Can the Knicks and Thunder Overcome ...

    Zach Lowe

    The first round started as a boring chalk-fest, with six of eight series going to 2-0, and only Nuggets-Warriors promising to double as both competitive and aesthetically pleasing. It transformed into madness, of course, with four Game 6s on a single...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  6. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Rolling Thunder Revu...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Nasty Boys Sunday afternoon, after the Thunder suppressed a late-game Clippers insurrection on the road in L.A., our own Rembert Browne tweeted this: i never re...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  7. The Thunder Are Better Than We Thought They Were Going to Be

    Zach Lowe

    Even if luxury-tax concerns were the no. 1 factor in the Thunder's decision to trade James Harden earlier than they had to, the deal still amounted to a calculated series of basketball wagers. The most general one: that the Thunder's current personne...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  8. Great Moments in Local Advertising: The Thunder Move Cars in Norm...

    Brian Phillips

    I'm going to have to check IMDb really quick, but I'm pretty sure Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan, Brad Bird, Terrence Malick, and the Coen Brothers must have collaborated to make this commercial, because THERE IS NO OTHER WAY IT...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  9. Is Pace the Key to Oklahoma City's Success and Failure?

    Robert Mays

    Kendrick Perkins probably said it best, even if he didn't really mean to. Following Tuesday night's Game 4 loss, the Thunder center posed a similar question to the one I was asking after OKC's 33-point first quarter: I just don't understand why w...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  10. Jennifer Lawrence Was in the Front Row for Blake Griffin's Perk P...

    Chris Ryan

    Remember back when Blake Griffin wrote a mid-air obituary for Kendrick Perkins with the above dunk? Go to around the :10 mark, hit pause. See that girl in the lower left-hand corner of the frame, with the "OMGWTFROTFLBLAKEGRIFFINKSURFACETOAIRRIPPERK"...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  11. Blake Griffin Is the Plastic Bag From American Beauty

    Chris Ryan

    No, this is not a Fake Grantland tweet. So, as some of you might remember, the Academy Award-winning film American Beauty features a famous scene in which Ricky Fitts (played by Wes Bentley) shows a video of a plastic bag blowing in the wind to Jane ...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. About Last Night: The Blue Devils in Full

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. After trailing by 10 with under three minutes to play, no. 9 Duke stormed back and beat no. 5 UNC with an Austin Rivers 3-pointer at the buzzer. And if t...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  13. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Wall vs. Lin II

    Chris Ryan

    Will Jeremy Hit the Wall? You could say cheering for the Washington Wizards requires a sense of humor this season. If this is true, it means Grantland contributor, semiregular B.S. Report guest, and longtime/long-suffering Wizards fan Joe House is b...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Kevin Ain't Impressed by Lob City

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. Kevin Durant told reporters he wasn't impressed with Blake Griffin's dunk over Kendrick Perkins. "I have no appreciation for it at all," he said, even go...

    Blog | February 02, 2012
  15. Trend Watch: Dunking on Dudes

    Chris Ryan

    On Monday night, Blake Griffin dunked so hard on Kendrick Perkins that the Mayan apocalypse was called off. So emboldened were some NBA players with this new lease on life that they too decided to start dunking on the skulls of their peers, so as to ...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  16. Things Blake Griffin Killed When He Dunked on Kendrick Perkins

    Chris Ryan

    Dubstep; the country's white-collar crime problem; White Collar; fusion cooking; anything but the official "Rack City" remix; boundaries; borders; physics; the possibility that the children of Griffin and Perkins will ever marry; Kevin Garnett's conc...

    Blog | January 31, 2012