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  1. Best of Grantland Sports Podcast: TLC, Kobe Bryant, Bears-Eagles,...

    Grantland Network

    Cheap Heat covers TLC, Jalen breaks down Kobe's injury, NFL previews Bears-Eagles, Blazers interview Andrew Luck, and Chris Ryan talks with Stephen Malkmus. You can listen to this podcast on the ESPN Podcenter here, or subscribe to the Grantl...

    Blog | December 21, 2013
  2. Kobe's Latest Ailment Puts the Lakers in an Awkward Holding Patte...

    Zach Lowe

    Kobe Bryant's knee injury is a major NBA event, because he is a transcendent modern superstar, he plays for the Lakers, and it was wonderful to see him hit some big shots against Memphis — even after suffering the injury, it turned out. But it ...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. About Last Night: The Never-Ending Spurs

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy looking for a radio station that plays all of the Hall with none of the Oates, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite being down their best three players, the San Antonio Spurs still beat the Golden State War...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Mamba Time

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to convince the world that the vote of confidence you gave your mistake-prone quarterback was genuine, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Kobe Bryant's return hit its high-water mark as he scored 21 points ...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  5. Text Messages to Kobe Bryant: I'm Afraid of Snakes

    Shea Serrano

    Kobe Bryant is a human with a cell phone, so I sent him some text messages. Me: Black Mamba! What's up, vato? Kobe: Hello. Me: How are you feeling? Kobe: about? Me: oh. Um, well, I guess I meant in life. Kobe: I'm Kobe Bryant so I mean life...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  6. Kobe Comes Back, and the NBA's Crazy Uncle Is Home Again

    Andrew Sharp

    "It's great for the league," Toronto coach Dwane Casey told reporters before last night's Raptors-Lakers game. "It sucks for us tonight." "Yeah, I think the expectations are too high," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said beforehand. "But he'll probabl...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  7. About Last Weekend: Welcome Back, Mamba

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finding a new locker room from which to ban stat sheets, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Kobe Bryant returned to action after rehabbing from last year's Achilles tear, but his Lakers suffered a rare home defe...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  8. The Kobe Bryant Returns/Bound 2 Mash-up You Need for Your Weeke...

    Chris Ryan

    You've probably seen the original, but HAVE YOU SEEN THE REMIX? This is a David Cho and Andrew Sharp production. Have a great weekend, America. You're welcome....

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  9. CourtVision: Kobe Bryant and the Elbow Test

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Imagine you are dropped into a random NBA game and a teammate throws you the ball at the elbow with three or four seconds left on the shot clock; there's no time to make another pass, you must somehow generate a field goal attempt, and everyone in th...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  10. How to Survive the Return of Kobe Bryant

    Jason Gallagher

    Welcome to the official Kobe Returns Survival Guide, in which I'll walk you through, step-by-step, the rules and procedures for preparing, watching, and analyzing Kobe Bryant's first game back from injury. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being "I'll ca...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  11. The True Hollywood Story of Kobe's Crippling Contract

    Zach Lowe

    There are trades and contracts that require cold, calculating analysis about whether the logic of particular transactions accomplishes the clear goals of the franchises involved. Kobe Bryant's two-year, $48 million contract extension is not reall...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  12. Boogie Gets Busy, Bargs Goes Airborne: A Quick Check-in With the ...

    Andrew Sharp

    We won't do a full update and make Tri-Stars roster changes — a.k.a. the Viking funeral for Bargs — until the beginning of next month, but because sports news is a little heavy this week, it feels like the right time to look to the People...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  13. The Lakers and the Miracle of No Expectations

    Andrew Sharp

    First: "Wait, is this happening?" Then: "WHAT IS HAPPENING?" Finally: "Did that really just happen?" That was Lakers-Clippers on Tuesday night. And I know it was just one regular-season NBA game, most of the East Coast was asleep, and it...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  14. 27-Day NBA Warning: Pau Gasol Is Nice


    Picture yourself waking up from a multi-day, Pinkmanesque bacchanal. The couch is smoldering, strangers are snoring in the hallway, ominous stains dot the rug, and the detritus of now-departed house guests litter the scene. There, in the dawn light s...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  15. The NBA Media Day Power Rankings

    Andrew Sharp

    We've been getting in the mood for basketball for a few weeks now, but the NBA season doesn't officially begin until Media Day. That's when everything that's amazing and ridiculous comes back at once. The photos, the quotes, the trash talk, the o...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  16. Is Hakeem Olajuwon's Post-Up Play Training All It's Cracked Up to...

    Brett Koremenos

    With a dazzling array of spins, fakes, and graceful footwork, Hakeem Olajuwon was as unique as any player in league history. Though we still see bits and pieces of his game today — Kobe Bryant's footwork and fadeaways, Rajon Rondo's ball fakes ...

    Blog | September 13, 2013