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  1. The Forever War: A History and Future Timeline of the Daryl Morey...

    Jason Concepcion

    See the Billionaire. He is tanned and thick, he wears a tight-fitting cotton-poly blend, shmedium shirt, a white horse in profile printed across the chest. He stokes the scullery fire and the stove grows hot. His folk come from the steel-mill towns o...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  2. The Two Sides of Monsieur Zach LaVine

    Steve McPherson

    On Friday, September 12, the new-look Minnesota Timberwolves traveled to Texas to play an exhibition game against the new-look Dallas Mavericks. Sort of. "How is Chandler Parsons on [his new] team and I'm not?" asked...

    Blog | September 23, 2014
  3. Josh Howard: No Regrets

    Jonathan Abrams

    The jump shot seldom betrays the pure shooter. It is the rest of the body that, with age, breaks down like a car with too much mileage. It is the ankles, battered through too many stops and starts, twists and turns. It is the knees that have endured...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  4. Dirk Nowitzki Playing Baseball Looks As Awesome As It Sounds

    Jason Gallagher

    It's been quite the summer for Dirk Nowitzki. For starters, he took one hell of a pay cut, giving the Mavs the necessary cap space to make some aggressive roster moves. Dallas added Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler, Jameer Nelson, Richard J...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  5. Greatness in the Uncommon: Sports, Narrative Fiction, and Netflix...

    Michael Baumann

    A renegade owner takes over a minor league baseball team and assembles a group of castoffs. Those castoffs then start winning, much to the chagrin of organized baseball, and much to the delight of fans in a market that almost everyone thought had aba...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  6. In Memoriam: James Garner of 'Maverick' and 'The R...

    Ken Tucker

    On Twitter yesterday, as news broke of James Garner's death at age 86, it was correctly pointed out that Garner - in the hustler-businessman title role of Cash McCall (1960) -- was one of Matthew Weiner's inspir...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  7. Free Agency Winners and Losers

    Zach Lowe

    Free agency isn't over, with big names like Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe, and Lance Stephenson untouched in the market, and a heap of minimum-level guys waiting to fill out rosters. The last 100 or so hours have been absolute madness, start...

    Blog | July 15, 2014
  8. The Right Reasons Podcast: 'The Bachelorette,' 'Ho...

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman

    David Jacoby and Juliet Litman talk about Bachelorette hometown dates, revisit various Housewives, and discuss Chandler Parsons's unusual contract signing. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&nbs...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  9. Chandler Parsons Achieves Peak Chandler Parsons, Signs Mavs Contr...

    Juliet Litman

    This is Chandler Parsons signing his offer sheet from the Dallas Mavericks for $45 million over three years. This is Mark Cuban in the club with Chandler Parsons as he signs the offer sheet. This is the beginning of a beautiful relationship, a match...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  10. The Ripple Effect of Melo’s Reported New York Return

    Zach Lowe

    Due to an internal miscommunication, this piece was posted before it was completed. Clarifying information about the status of Carmelo Anthony's contract and details about the nature of the transaction between Dallas and Houston have been added ...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  11. About Last Night: Battle of the Bay

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy parking your fleet of car-carrying trucks in LeBron James's driveway while you asked him if you could take a leak in his foyer, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Wednesday: Jason Hammel&rsq...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. Let the NBA Trading Season Begin

    Zach Lowe

    This is what the NBA wanted in rejiggering the rules during the lockout of 2011 - shorter contracts, more teams hoarding cap space, and more players flying around the league into those acres of open space. League higher-ups call...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  13. Love and Hate in the LeBron Era

    Andrew Sharp

    Let's start with the 2011 Finals. Remember that series? It was so glorious. The heavens parted and delivered the kind of upset that would've been too perfect to make up. I've never gotten more joy out of the NBA Finals. It started wit...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  14. Changing of the Guard: Dwyane Wade’s Switch From Batman to ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The enduring image of the 2006 NBA Finals is Dwyane Wade careening his way through the paint, to the free throw line, and past the Dallas Mavericks on the way to his first championship. He scored 35 points per game in Miami's six-game trium...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  15. The Movies of '94: Mel Gibson and Jodie Foster, the Odd Coup...

    Wesley Morris

    In the year 1994, the movies were great. Greater than usual. Blockbuster or indie, rom-com or action thriller, there was something indelible about so many of them. Throughout 2014, Grantland will look back at some of the most memorable, belo...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  16. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014