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  1. 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
  2. Grantland Channel Video: 'Tough Calls,' a New Game Show, With Ant...

    Chris Ryan

    A couple of months back, David Jacoby told me we had the opportunity to interview Anthony Bennett, the no. 1 overall draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and Nick Young, the no. 1 draft pick of the universe of swag. We racked our brains for about 2...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  3. The Kobe Bryant Returns/Bound 2 Mash-up You Need for Your Weeke...

    Chris Ryan

    You've probably seen the original, but HAVE YOU SEEN THE REMIX? This is a David Cho and Andrew Sharp production. Have a great weekend, America. You're welcome....

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  4. A Few Things About Tony Allen Kicking Chris Paul in the Face

    Chris Ryan

    That's Chris Paul getting kicked in the face by Bolo Yeung Tony Allen last night in the Clippers-Grizzlies game. Here's a GIF if you prefer your flying kicks in that format … Here are my reactions to this incident, in no particular order...

    Blog | November 19, 2013
  5. The X-Files: DeAndre Jordan

    Chris Ryan

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. You know how sometimes you go to a bar and once you get your bearings, you see that there is clearly someone there wh...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  6. Why Is Everybody Punching Brandon Jennings in the Face?

    Chris Ryan

    Almost exactly a month ago, Brandon Jennings got slapped in the face during a Drew League game in Los Angeles. Today, we have reports that Jennings was punched in the grill by L.A. rapper The Game at a nightclub in Hollywood on Saturday. AT HIS OWN B...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  7. Here Are Grant Hill and His Wife, Tamia, Covering Frank Ocean's '...

    Chris Ryan

    This is pretty awesome, but it's even better if you imagine a montage of Vinny Del Negro drawing lonely hearts on a whiteboard while it's playing. Shout-out to Tamia. "So Into You" still goes. I had no idea Hill could tickle the ivories like that. ...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  8. There Is a Band Called Puig Destroyer!!!

    Chris Ryan

    You know what grindcore need more of? BASEBALL. You may be familiar with the stomach-churning work of a band called Pig Destroyer. Perhaps you play Terrifyer during Easter dinner, or wake up on Sundays to Phantom Limb. I sometimes like to listen to t...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  9. NBA Free-Agency Rumormonger: Everybody Loves Tyreke

    Chris Ryan

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. NBA free-agency season is officially got under way. Consider this a clearinghouse for all the rumors floating around. Loose lips may sink ships destroy cap space, but they also sure as hell make for interesti...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  10. NBA Free-Agency Rumormonger: Houston's D12 Red Carpet, New York B...

    Chris Ryan

    It's the most wonderful time of the year. Early this morning, at midnight, NBA free-agency season officially got under way. Consider this a clearinghouse for all the rumors floating around. Loose lips may sink ships destroy cap space, but they sure a...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  11. Celebrating Jerry West's 75th Birthday With GIFs

    Chris Ryan

    Today is Jerry West's 75th birthday. The West Virginia native began his NBA career in 1960 with the Los Angeles Lakers. He went on to become (quite literally) one of the league's most iconic players, racking up 14 All-Star appearances, 12 All-NBA sel...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. What Happened to Phil Jackson, the Zen Master?

    Chris Ryan

    How do you want to remember Phil Jackson? Let me answer that question for you. You want to think of him as the lord of the rings, the coach who mentored and mind-gamed some of the best basketball players in the history of the game, the brains behind ...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  13. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Clippers-Grizzl...

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's L.A.-Memphis game. 1. Chris Paul (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) I guess when you have someone who plays crunch time in bullet time, it's not really crunch time, is it? When you have...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  14. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Dwight Club

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. #CountonD12 Well, this should be interesting. That's Dwight's fifth game this season with at least 25 points and 15 rebounds. He got 26 offensive touches in the pai...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  15. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Spring Blaaaaaaaaake

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Blake Griffin There are nights when he sulks, glares at the officials after every whistle, mopes past his coach (you'll see why in a second), and throws his hands i...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  16. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Quiet Man

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Carmelo Anthony There was something quiet about Carmelo Anthony's 50-point game in Miami last night. Maybe it was the already reserved Heat crowd seeming downright ...

    Blog | April 03, 2013