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  1. Lakers-Thunder Game Notes: The Big Three, Scapegoats, and Phil Ja...

    Mark Titus

    Despite Kobe Bryant's 42 points, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of their series on Monday night, ending the Lakers' season and setting up a matchup with the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. If you d...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  2. The Misadventures of David Stern

    Gabe Feldman

    It looks like David Stern picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. After a lengthy and contentious lockout, a brief antitrust skirmish, and the cancellation of 16 regular season games, the owners and the NBPA finally agreed to terms on a new coll...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  3. 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
  4. How to Watch the NBA on Christmas and Not Get Expelled From Your ...

    Chris Ryan

    Christmas is a time for many things: awkwardly regressing into your childhood by spending copious amounts of time in your old bedroom while avoiding your family, watching Home Alone, frantically buying last-minute gifts, watching Die Hard, gaining wi...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. We Went There: Dwightmare on Polk Street

    Kirk Goldsberry

    What the hell was that? What was supposed to be a grudge match featuring the league's highest profile free agent leading the league's most rapidly ascendant team to a victory over his depleted former team turned out to be a nightmare in Houston. It w...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  8. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  9. 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
  10. About Last Night: Rose's Ruined Return

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy walking the plank at the behest of Bill Belichick, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: LeBron James and the Miami Heat opened their NBA championship defense with an impressive 107-95 win over Derrick Rose and the C...

    Blog | October 30, 2013
  11. 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
  12. The C-Webb Rabbit Hole: 17 Stray Thoughts From the Chris Webber E...

    Zach Lowe

    I spent a considerable part of the last week living in the NBA of the 1990s and early 2000s, preparing what I hope will be a lasting contribution to the discussion of Chris Webber's place in basketball history. Everyone about my age — I just tu...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  13. CourtVision: What Does Antawn Jamison Bring to the Clippers?

    Kirk Goldberry

    Antawn Jamison has never been to the conference finals. He's been open about his desire to get there. In the last two offseasons, Jamison has signed a pair of relatively cheap contracts in hopes of advancing deep into the NBA playoffs. Last season he...

    Blog | August 27, 2013
  14. With Dwight Howard in the Fold, What Is Omer Asik's Future With t...

    Brett Koremenos

    When Dwight Howard made his move to Texas, it gave the Houston Rockets the second star the team had been hoping to acquire since last season's trade for James Harden. The presence of the seven-time All-Star center is certainly a boost to the organiza...

    Blog | August 12, 2013
  15. Q&A: Steve Nash on Trying Out for Inter Milan, the Dwight Howard ...

    Zach Lowe

    You may have heard about Steve Nash "trying out" for Inter Milan, the Italian soccer powerhouse competing, along with seven other teams, in the Guinness International Champions Cup starting next week. The tryout, which isn't a real tryout, is among m...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  16. What Dwight Howard's Old Website Biography Tells Us About Dwight ...

    netw3rk

    Like any form of entertainment, sports is a manufactured experience. On some level, we process celebrities — athletes included — like our personal avatars, as a way to experience things beyond ourselves. We are interested, of course, in w...

    Blog | July 09, 2013