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  1. The Definitive NBA Court Design Power Rankings

    Zach Lowe

    Welcome to what might become an annual tradition in these parts: using the doldrums of August and September to evaluate one of those bits of style that define the sensory experience of the NBA. When you're living and breathing the league, e...

    Blog | September 09, 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. B.S. Report: Matthew Berry, Bill's Dad, and Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Bill dials up ESPN's Matthew Berry to talk about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers. Then Bill's dad comes on to talk about rebuilding the Celtics and the Boston sports scene. In Part 2, Bill talks to Grantland's Zach Lowe about the mov...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  16. NBA Free-Agency Shootaround: Independence Day

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. Here, you'll find takes on all the big free-agency transactions of the last few days, along with some of the not-so-big ones. It's Expected, I'm Gone ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013