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  1. The Clippers Welcome Doc Rivers, Even Greater Expectations

    Robert Mays

    For some, it took yesterday's scene in Playa Vista — Doc Rivers, seated in front of a Clippers background, just behind a branded placard bearing his name — to believe this was real. As the rumors of a Rivers trade began, and through the n...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. The Player-for-Coach NFL Trades That Make (at Least a Little) Sen...

    Robert Mays

    When the original Doc Rivers–to–Los Angeles rumors began, the feeling of inevitability surrounding them was based mostly on the idea that Doc heading to the Clippers was beneficial for both sides. If the Celtics could get DeAndre Jordan a...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. Who's That Guy? Quincy Pondexter!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces who will be populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Quincy Pondexter. Where Is ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  4. We Went There: The Lakers' 'Nightmare' Finally Ends

    Robert Mays

    It shouldn't have been surprising that when it came to the end, this Lakers season would refuse to go quietly. There was a chance for dignity — even down 20 points and staring at the most thorough of playoff drubbings. Los Angeles's starting ba...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  5. We Went There: The Lakers Steal the 7-Seed

    Robert Mays

    Less than 10 minutes before tipoff, the real weight of last night's game at Staples Center, the type of weight given to fighting for playoff life and extending a season that seemed over a dozen times, was gone. As the Lakers and Rockets warmed up on ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. Steve Alford, Andy Enfield, and the State of College Basketball i...

    Robert Mays

    Outfitted in a scarlet tie, and in front of a gold backdrop, Pat Haden stepped to a podium yesterday to usher in a new era of USC basketball. In the past decade, Los Angeles's lesser collegiate program has been decidedly inferior. Since the 2005-06 s...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  7. The Clippers Should Be Doing Whatever They Can to Trade for Kevin...

    Robert Mays

    With the basketball part of my brain switched off yesterday, it wasn't until this morning that I caught the Sporting News report that the Los Angeles Clippers were interested in a trade for Kevin Garnett. The initial reaction, as someone who works 50...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  8. We Went There: LeBron James Rolls Over the Lakers

    Robert Mays

    Even in a game featuring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, the first 40 minutes of last night's Lakers-Heat game had been filled with typical, mid-January schedule filler play. Within the game's first few minutes, James had already put down two dunks wor...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  9. Jason Reitman Stages a Reading of Ghostbusters With Seth Rogen, J...

    Robert Mays

    When I got to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art last night just minutes before showtime, the theater was nearly full. Every unoccupied seat was marked with a bag or coat, and for a few minutes, I thought I'd being spending my evening propped again...

    Blog | December 14, 2012
  10. We sent a single, 25-year-old 'Twilight' newbie to watch all of ...

    Robert Mays

    Did we send a single, 25-year-old Twilight newbie to watch all of the movies in a row? Yes, yes we did.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2012
  11. We Went There: Dwight Howard's Lakers Debut

    Robert Mays

    Two months wasn't enough. Even with 72 days to picture these Lakers, there was no way to be ready for what came over the speakers Sunday at Staples Center. Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and Dwight Howard are in one place, and last night they we...

    Blog | October 22, 2012
  12. The Jalen Rose Report: David Jacoby and Jalen Rose

    Robert Mays

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby discuss the highlights of NFL Week 2. Plus the Lakers, Thunder, and how Kobe Bryant and karma teamed up to teach Jalen a lesson. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check ou...

    Blog | September 17, 2012
  13. Brett Hundley, Jim Mora, and the Promise of Better Days at UCLA

    Robert Mays

    The drive to Pasadena from UCLA's Westwood campus is about 20 miles, just far enough to show off the fast-changing topography of greater Los Angeles. The stadium is less than 25 miles from the Pacific Ocean, but aside from a few scattered palm trees,...

    Blog | September 10, 2012
  14. Big for Big: Why the Magic Shouldn't Settle for Less Than Andrew ...

    Robert Mays

    The latest reports of a Dwight Howard trade now include the Clippers as the elusive fourth team necessary to land the All-Star center in Brooklyn. If those reports are accurate, and I haven't yet completely lost my mind, it appears as if the missing ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  15. Crown the Kings: The Scene From Staples Center

    Robert Mays

    The celebration began before the sun had even set in Los Angeles. By the time the final buzzer sounded and the Kings had piled on goalie Jonathan Quick, a crowd began to gather in the small plaza outside Staples Center. The party was smaller than ...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  16. 28 Days Later: Dubs Over Dunks

    Robert Mays

    In the locker room after the Lakers' win over the Clippers last night, Kobe Bryant was asked about an assessment he'd made early in the season about the burgeoning NBA rivalry in Los Angeles. The reporter paraphrased it for him, something along the l...

    Blog | April 05, 2012