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  1. Bill and Jalen's 33-Day Recap: The First Birdmester!

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Part 1 Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days - or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best ta...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  2. The Ultimate Guide to Lance Stephenson

    Andrew Sharp

    Jonathan Abrams did a great job telling Lance Stephenson's story in depth a few months ago, but Stephenson has been good enough during the past few weeks to earn a second profile. With that in mind, let's dive into the Lance Stephenson Experience by ...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  3. Bill & Bird: Larry Bird on Fighting in the NBA and Why He Hates B...

    Grantland Channel

    Larry Bird tells Bill Simmons that he thinks the NBA has taken the flagrant foul thing too far, reviews his career in on-court brawls, and explains why he thinks Bill Laimbeer was a dirty player. Watch the video after the jump....

    Blog | March 20, 2013
  4. A Brief History of NBA All-Star Weekend Weirdness, As Told by You...

    Hua Hsu

    There's no greater celebration of what professional basketball has become than All-Star Weekend. There will be some fierce dunks, canny dribbling, and face-melting passes, sure, but I'm mostly talking about the spectacle, the off-court everything els...

    Blog | February 15, 2013
  5. Heads Up, America: Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Greatest Off...

    Zach Lowe

    When I gave last night's Thunder-Nuggets game one of my coveted DVR slots, I knew I was probably recording a schedule loss. Denver was on the second night of a back-to-back, having traveled from Denver to OKC after an overtime win over Portland. Okla...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  6. Remembering the greatest shot Larry Bird ever took … that mi...

    Bill Simmons

    An excerpt from The Book of Basketball in honor of the 25th anniversary of the 1987 NBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  7. Too Zeke to Fail: A Brief History of Isiah Thomas's Crashes and B...

    Chris Ryan

    Isiah Thomas was fired Friday as coach at Florida International University. Here's what Zeke had to say about his departure from Miami's first and only four-year public research university: "This is the most surprising thing that has happened to m...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  8. The Truth About Paul Pierce

    Amos Barshad

    On Tuesday night, in a 94-84 Celtics win over the Bobcats, Boston's Paul Pierce passed Larry Bird for second place on the Celtics' all-time scoring list. It came on a 3-pointer early in the third quarter, and followed a string of rattled 3s and crowd...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  9. About Last Night: Giants' Ticker Tape Finale

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. The Super Bowl champion New York Giants were honored with a ticker tape parade and presented the keys to the city in Manhattan on Tuesday. Justin Tuck, a w...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  10. YouTube HOF: NBA Player Commercials

    Grantland Staff

    Kareem and Atari Bill Simmons: I've always had a vague memory of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar appearing in an Atari commercial in the late-1970s — a mental image of him sadly slumped on a seat as a little kid played Atari next to him, only he was d...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  11. Winners and Losers

    Kevin Wildes

    Life is filled with nuance and compromise. Luckily, Kevin Wildes has sorted through it all for our weekly feature, Winners and Losers. The Winners The big winner of the week is the guy talking in the background of this video*. I've transcri...

    Blog | August 12, 2011