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  1. The Pros and Cons of NHL Expansion

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL's sleepy summer got a brief jolt when reports surfaced that the league was on the verge of adding four new teams. The league would be welcoming expansion franchises in Seattle, Toronto, Quebec City, and Las Vegas, we were told, and...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  2. My Trip to NBA Scout School

    Mark Titus

    I spent five days in Las Vegas by myself earlier this month. If that sounds like your idea of paradise, let me stop you right there, because you're wrong. Even though I know nothing about you, I'm fairly certain that five days alone in Veg...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  3. Summer League Kings

    Grantland Staff

    The Sacramento Kings won the Las Vegas summer league on Monday night with a 77-68 win over the Houston Rockets. Ray McCallum snagged the Summer League MVP Award, scoring 29 points on 15 shots in the title game. For...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  4. The Kings of Confusion

    Zach Lowe

    It was probably the most-asked question among team executives, agents, and coaches at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas earlier this month: "So, um, does anyone have any idea what the Sacramento Kings are doing?" It even beat...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  5. (F)unorthodox: On the New Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Mind of J...

    Danny Chau

    There are countless magic shows in Las Vegas unworthy of your time, but the one that was worthy, the one conveniently right in front of you, you probably missed anyway. Milwaukee Bucks wunderkind Giannis Antetokounmpo split himself in two. It took 12...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  6. Your Las Vegas Summer League Awards

    netw3rk

    The championship game is set. Rockets-Kings, Monday night at 9 ET. This is for all the marbles. This is for the cheaply made trophy. This is for the zirconia championship ring (one per team) and the free buffet (Circus Circus). And these &hell...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. NBA Lottery Reform Is Coming

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA submitted an official proposal to reform the lottery this week at competition committee meetings in Las Vegas, pushing aside the Wheel idea in favor of a revised weighting system that shifts each team's odds of getting the top pick,...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  8. Burning Men: Sorting Out the Real Thing and the Mirage at Vegas S...

    netw3rk

    Las Vegas in July. The city is in the Las Vegas Valley, surrounded by sepia-toned mountains, in the sprawling and barren Mojave Desert. Average July temperature: 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But inside the gyms on the campus of UNLV, away from th...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  9. A Look Inside an NHL Awards Ballot

    Sean McIndoe

    The NHL handed out its annual awards last night in Las Vegas. As a die-hard hockey fan for the better part of three decades, I've always looked forward to the awards announcement, not just for the show itself, but also for the unveiling of the f...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  10. Girls in Hoodies Podcast: Lana Del Rey’s ‘Ultraviolen...

    Emily Yoshida and Molly Lambert

    Emily calls in and talks to Molly about Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence, the sights of Las Vegas, the sounds of EDM, Hollywood high-stakes poker, and Game of Thrones. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  11. The Week in Gossip: Ben Affleck's (Alleged) Whirlwind Tour o...

    Juliet Litman

    As you may recall, Affleck was expelled from the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas because he was counting cards earlier this year. It seemed like an isolated incident, easily laughed off as just some Affleck high jinks, not evidence of the beha...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  12. People Sure Do Want Michael Jackson to Be Alive Again

    Emily Yoshida

    Last night, in the middle of a man-made desert oasis characterized by its gargantuan Greek forums, scaled-down replicas of metropolises and a light-beam-emitting pyramid, hundreds of hours of engineering and creative manpow...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  13. The Moment Podcast: Brian Koppelman With Colson Whitehead

    Brian Koppelman

    MacArthur "genius grant" recipient and award-winning author Colson Whitehead tells Brian why he put it all on the line in Las Vegas at the 2011 World Series of Poker. Listen to the podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter. Subscribe to&n...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. The Week in Gossip: Ben Affleck Counts Cards, Priestly and Pitt&r...

    Last weekend, TMZ claimed that Ben Batman Affleck was banned the Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas for card counting. If this sounds believable and vaguely familiar, it's because this is not Affleck's first gambling scandal. Back in 2011, tablo...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. The Week in Gossip: George Clooney vs. Steve Wynn, Taylor Swift T...

    Juliet Litman

    Noted liberal George Clooney was in Las Vegas recently to promote his tequila brand at a Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America convention, and while there, he had dinner with noted Republican Steve Wynn. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal,...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  16. We’re Getting More ‘Incredibles’ (and Another &...

    Zach Dionne

    Ten years. For nearly 10 years the faithful among us have thought, with increasingly forced casualness, They'll do another Incredibles soon, obviously. Obviously, right? Superheroes? Impeccable writing, directing, and characters?...

    Blog | March 18, 2014