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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. NBA Playoffs Winners and Losers, So Far

    Zach Lowe

    The first 72 hours of the NBA playoffs have been wild compared with last season's early chalk-fest. We've had nine competitive games out of 10, crazy finishes, a GM giving an ECW-style promo, massive scoring totals, and lots of other fun st...

    Blog | April 22, 2014
  3. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  4. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  5. Deja Vu in Chicago, Plus a Trip Through the NBA's Emergency Room

    Zach Lowe

    Some thoughts after a very depressing weekend of NBA basketball has left the league feeling unusually unsettled for this time of season, with scads of injuries and so many (Eastern Conference) teams with high internal expectations floundering horribl...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  6. NBA Free Agency: On John Wall Getting Paid and Mike Miller's Move...

    Zach Lowe

    The Wizards, always Wizarding around, are on the verge of signing John Wall to the maximum-allowable contract extension — a five-year, $80 million mega-deal that precludes the Wizards from signing any of their other current players, including B...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  7. Paying to Play in Memphis? The Strange Case of Tennessee's Jock T...

    Zach Lowe

    When I first asked Chris Johnson, the lefty shooter from Dayton who signed two 10-day contracts with the Grizzlies last season, about his tax issues in Tennessee, he went into a stock answer about the luxury tax — how he understood Memphis had ...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  8. A Brief History of George: Why Karl Is Out in Denver and Where He...

    Zach Lowe

    Earlier today the Denver Nuggets announced that head coach George Karl, reportedly seeking a contract extension, would part ways with the team with one year left on his deal. There are at least three big themes that have followed Karl through his ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  9. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Men in Black

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Be Afraid (All GIFs by @HeyB...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  10. We Went There: The Spurs Grind Out a Sweep at the Grindhouse

    Zach Lowe

    This is normally a place for serious basketball analysis — mulling X's and O's, rotation choices, and Lionel Hollins's fantastic wardrobe. But let me step back for a second and say how cool it was watching San Antonio walk off the court, having...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  11. My Brother's Keeper: The Sad Fate of Marc Gasol

    Carles

    Why did everyone want to believe in the Memphis Grizzlies? It was an unlikely collision of forces that led us from "praising the Grizzlies for what they actually are" to considering them legitimate title contenders. It helped that they played two bro...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  12. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Right Where They Want Them

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. The Decision Robert Mays: He...

    Blog | May 27, 2013
  13. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Too Close for C...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Tim Duncan Brett Koremenos: Of all the great narratives basketball gives us, the most exciting is when an all-time great, probably one a little past his prime, turns ba...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Don't Mess With Texas

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were even busier not making up with Sergio Garcia, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: Despite an epic comeback to force overtime, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker proved to be too much for the Memphis Grizzlies, who fell into a 2...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  15. The Bonner Effect: How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stopping the San Antonio Spurs offense, one of the league's three best over the last three seasons combined, is always going to be a chore. Smart defenses can construct wonderful theoretical game plans centered on limiting the Spurs to midrange jumpe...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  16. About Last Weekend: Knicks Start Their Summer Vacation

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out welcoming summer by busting out the old double Dutch (and failing, because double-Dutching is really hard, guys, stop laughing) here's what you missed in sports last weekend: The New York Knicks were eliminated in six games ...

    Blog | May 20, 2013