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  1. Kobe Comes Back, and the NBA's Crazy Uncle Is Home Again

    Andrew Sharp

    "It's great for the league," Toronto coach Dwane Casey told reporters before last night's Raptors-Lakers game. "It sucks for us tonight." "Yeah, I think the expectations are too high," Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said beforehand. "But he'll probabl...

    Blog | December 09, 2013
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. An Open Letter to Kobe Bryant About His Defense

    Zach Lowe

    Dear Kobe Bryant, In the middle of a playoff chase that has you clinging tenaciously to the no. 8 seed and yapping about how you have to take more control of the team's defensive strategy, why are you doing this? In the 71st game of your 17...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  5. Stray Shots: Examining the Lakers in a Post-Kobe World, the Knick...

    Zach Lowe

    After a crazy night of NBA injuries, wild finishes, and resounding wins, a smorgasbord of random thoughts that don't merit their own posts: * The Lakers' defense has been a disaster over the last 20 games whenever Dwight Howard sits, mostly b...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  6. Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol is the most overlooked big ma...

    Jordan Conn

    What makes Grizzlies center Marc Gasol so good? And what makes him so overlooked?

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2013
  7. CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play was characterized by up-tempo pace, brilliant floor spacing, and great shooting. They were youthful, f...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  8. The Jalen Rose Report: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby (Plus Video!)

    David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby talk about the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni, NBA players' mile-high gambling etiquette, and how athletes manipulate the media. Also, check out the video Jalen Rose listing the five current NBA players whom he would w...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  9. B.S. Report: Steve Kerr

    Bill Simmons

    Steve Kerr joins Bill to discuss the Lakers hiring Mike D'Antoni, working games with Marv Albert, and Kerr's best story from his days playing with Michael Jordan. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ESPN.co...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  10. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Bill's Dad

    Bill Simmons

    Grantland's Zach Lowe joins the show to discuss the Lakers' hiring of Mike D'Antoni and review the rest of the NBA. Then Bill's dad helps survey the Boston sports scene. To listen to this podcast, you can download it on iTunes here or go to the ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  11. The D'Antoni Effect: New Roles for the New-Look Lakers

    Brett Koremenos

    New Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni brings with him the famed spread pick-and-roll system that in the mid-2000s rejuvenated not only the Suns franchise, but the entire league. With its emphasis on spacing and ball movement out of pick-and-rolls, the ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  12. Mike D'Antoni May Be Second-Best, But He Can Lead the Lakers

    Zach Lowe

    Shawn Marion, fiercely proud and a little defensive, was fond of telling reporters during the height of the Seven Seconds or Less Era in Phoenix that players made "genius" coaches like Mike D'Antoni look good. Marion is obviously oversimplifying. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012