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  1. Why the NHL needs to rid themselves of Gary Bettman

    Bill Simmons

    Before getting to the Week 11 picks, let's take a moment to honor the incompetence of the NHL commissioner.

    Story | Conversation | November 16, 2012
  2. Lockout hell, Raider Nation, and the triumphant return of the D'A...

    Katie Baker

    All that and more in this week's Bake Shop mailbag!

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  3. The B.S. Report: Cousin Sal

    Bill Simmons

    Cousin Sal joins Simmons to guess the Week 11 NFL lines. Then Bill's 7-year-old daughter offers her brief analysis of the NHL lockout. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.com PodCenter here. Previou...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  4. A guide to the NHL and the six people you meet in lockout hell

    Katie Baker

    Attempting to understand the big, fat mess that is the NHL.

    Story | Conversation | October 10, 2012
  5. The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 3

    Gabe Feldman

    For Parts 1 and 2, click here and here. We're less than a week away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. It's time to take a closer look at what the NHL lockout is all a...

    Blog | October 05, 2012
  6. The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 2

    Gabe Feldman

    For Part 1, click here. We're less than two weeks away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. It's time to take a closer look at what the NHL lockout is all about and when...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  7. The Complete NHL Lockout FAQ, Part 1

    Gabe Feldman

    We're less than two weeks away from the opening day of the 2012-13 NHL season, which can only mean one thing — the players are locked out. For the third time in 18 months (yes, we have a lockout hat trick), a major sport's team owners have shut...

    Blog | October 01, 2012
  8. Grantland Archives: Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Last August, I watched Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hoist a giant jug of coconut wine in his uncle's backyard in Los Banos, Philippines, and tell his family that next year, he hoped to bring back an NBA championship trophy. It was the closest Spoe...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  9. Why You Couldn't Find the Bute-Froch Fight

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Let's imagine, for a moment, that we're back in the middle of the lockout-shortened, hyper-accelerated NBA regular season. It's a Wednesday night and there are 13 games on the schedule. As a fan, it's hard not to feel excited — Memphis is playi...

    Blog | May 29, 2012
  10. Kyrie Irving and the NBA Recess

    Rembert Browne

    If the Twittersphere has taught us one thing, it's that athletes can be completely absurd individuals. The NBA lockout was a prime opportunity to observe how millionaires spend their non-basketball time, and while every day of these NBA playoffs is t...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  11. An Obituary for the Lockout-Shortened Season

    Carles

    Hey, remember the shortened NBA regular season? Now that the playoffs have started, it feels like the regular season only existed to serve as a talking point for diagnosing Derrick Rose's torn ACL. The 66-game season was actually a blessing for d...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  12. The Case for NBA Corporate Jersey Sponsorship

    Amos Barshad

    Are you ready for the future? Last week, BusinessWeek reported that when NBA owners meet on April 12 for the first time since the lockout, they might get into a conversation about the feasibility of putting corporate logos on jerseys, a la European s...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  13. 28 Days Later: Day 1

    Bill Simmons

    What happens when you combine the NBA's lockout-shortened season with some unforeseen scheduling quirks? You get 28 Days Later at Staples Center. Here's how I explained it to my wife yesterday morning: Me: "Crazy stretch at the Staples coming up."...

    Blog | March 12, 2012
  14. The Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA's Middle-Class Dream

    Ben Detrick

    During the NBA lockout, the narrative unspooled by the vipers on the ownership side was that the league was in danger of being cleaved into two types of franchises. A small number were big-market teams in glittering, spired metropolises that collecte...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  15. There is plenty to ask when it comes to the 2011-12 NBA season

    Bill Simmons

    In the conclusion of his review of the NBA season, the Sports Guy wraps up his self-Q&A session.

    Story | Conversation | February 01, 2012
  16. The 2011-12 NBA season has more than its share of relevant storyl...

    Bill Simmons

    In his continuing review of the NBA season, the Sports Guy conducts a Q&A session — with himself.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2012