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  1. The NBA’s Western Conference Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    This is the second consecutive year in which it feels necessary around the holidays to step back like Chazz Palminteri in The Usual Suspects and take a wide-lens look at the bloodbath that is the 2014-15 Western Conference. This could be the great...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Scenes From ‘The Grantland Basketball Hour,’ Episode ...

    Grantland Channel

    The Grantland Basketball Hour made its return Thursday night, with appearances from ESPN's Ryen Russillo and Michael Rapaport, guest correspondent Hannibal Buress, and Grantland writer Zach Lowe's disembodied voice. The episode is available...

    Blog | December 19, 2014
  3. The Postapocalyptic Lakers Are the NBA’s Most Entertaining ...

    Jason Concepcion

    You're probably thinking, Another Lakers column? Listen, I get it. The Lakers stink and will not be relevant this season. So why do we keep talking about them? It's a fair question. I keep talking about them because decay is dope...

    Blog | December 15, 2014
  4. 'Jalen and Jacoby': Kobe at Practice, Drake and Diddy, ...

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down Kobe's practice outburst, Drake and Diddy's fisticuffs, and all the drama with Carmelo and the Knicks, then take questions from fans. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports p...

    Blog | December 13, 2014
  5. Who’s Ready to Fill Up the Tank and Put the Work In?

    Andrew Sharp

    Kobe Bryant, seven days ago: "The idea of me having no patience is misunderstood. I don't have patience when we're not putting the work in, if I see that we're not doing our job as professionals. If that's happening, I'l...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  6. NBA Shootaround: So This Is What Winning Feels Like

    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. Andre...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  7. Cast a Spell: The Return of Fleetwood Mac to the Forum, and Marjo...

    Molly Lambert

    Built in 1967, the Forum in Inglewood, near Los Angeles, was once a top-of-the-line indoor arena that housed the Lakers and Kings and hosted sold-out shows for acts like Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley, the Jackson 5, Bruce Springsteen, and Prince. As a...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  8. NBA Shootaround: What Do We Know After One Month?

    Grantland Staff

    We're one month into the NBA season. To make sense of it all, we've asked our Shootaround crew to talk about a few things that we think we know after 30 awesome days of basketball. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images Jason Concepcion: Here are...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  9. Can Mike Dunlap — or Anyone — Save Loyola Marymount B...

    Jonathan Abrams

    Mike Dunlap arrived as an assistant coach at USC in April 1986, wide-eyed and eager to learn after following head coach George Raveling from Iowa to California. The coaching regime change set in motion a complicated series of events and miscommunicat...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  10. Kobe’s Beautiful Madness: Understanding the Lakers’ A...

    Zach Lowe

    Watching the Lakers right now is honestly unlike anything I can remember in my NBA life. They have transcended basketball and become some meta public art piece that we can all enjoy. Watching them play, and in particular watching Kobe Bryant play...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  11. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  12. How Old-Timey Can Byron Scott and the Lakers Get?

    Jason Concepcion

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Everyone knows that a 3-pointer is worth more than a 2. What Byron Scott pr...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  13. Triangle All-Stars: Kobe Bryant, the Perfect Teammate

    Andrew Sharp

    The Triangle All-Star team is a way for the Triangle blog to celebrate our favorite players. This week we will introduce you to the people's Dream Team - the characters, untapped talents, and head cases who make the NBA our favori...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  14. B.S. Report: Breaking Down the Five Worst Teams in the NBA

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose count down the worst five teams in the league in Part 1 of their 2014 NBA Preview. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  15. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  16. NBA Windows: Kobe Bryant’s Last Stand

    Jason Concepcion

    This year, more than any in recent memory, the NBA is about windows of opportunity. As we gear up for what could be a classic season, Grantland will take a close look at the ones that matter. "I know my career will get to it...

    Blog | October 20, 2014