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  1. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  2. Bill and Jalen's NBA Recap: The Second Birdmester!

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    In the second Birdmester of the NBA season, Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose discuss the highly touted 2014 NBA draft class and ask who the "Keep Gettin' Dem Checks" MVP is thus far. (You can find the podcast and Part 2 of the video after the jump!) ...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  3. Paul George Is a Problem

    Chris Ryan

    Last season, in late March, I awarded John Wall something called M.V.P.N.N.K.L. It's the MVP for people not named Kevin or LeBron. The only NBA players disqualified from winning the award are LeBron James and Kevin Durant (and Kevin Garnett, and Kevi...

    Blog | November 06, 2013
  4. No New Friends: Derrick Rose Has Returned to Destroy the NBA's BF...

    Carles

    The past two NBA seasons haven't felt right without Derrick Rose having his say. When the league's youngest-ever MVP went down in the Bulls' first game of their first-round series in the 2012 playoffs, the NBA immediately became an incomplete product...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  5. Is Luigi Datome Going to Change the Way Role Players Are Paid in ...

    Brett Koremenos

    Despite all the free-agent hoopla this summer, with trips to mountain retreats and breathless Twitter updates coming at all hours, the Detroit Pistons' acquisition of Italian League MVP Luigi Datome has gone largely unnoticed. Signing for just $3.5 m...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  6. Unanimous Animus: The LeBron James MVP Vote and Debunking the Myt...

    Zach Lowe

    The mystery is solved: Gary Washburn, the very fine Celtics and NBA beat reporter for the Boston Globe, a skilled veteran of this business, has outed himself as the lone voter to select someone other than LeBron James as this season's Most Valuable P...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  7. About Last Weekend: LeBron & Again

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy stirring up debate, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. LeBron James was a near unanimous choice for the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, securing 120 of the 121 available votes. About Last Night is all about st...

    Blog | May 06, 2013
  8. MVP LeBron James and the rest of the NBA regular-season awards

    Zach Lowe

    LeBron is still the king, but who else is in his court?

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  9. How LeBron James transformed his game to become a highly efficien...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    LeBron explains how he transformed himself into a ruthlessly efficient scoring machine.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  10. We Went There: Heat-Celtics, Comic-Book-Style

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The NBA is churning out a wonderful product right now, and last night's game in Boston serves as a perfect example. LeBron James, the league MVP currently in the midst of an incredible winning streak with his Miami Heat, arrived in the city of his mo...

    Blog | March 19, 2013
  11. A Brief Tale of Two Giants: LeBron James and Dwight Howard Moving...

    Zach Lowe

    At the end of the 2010-11 season, LeBron James and Dwight Howard were the two best players in the NBA. James was the clear top dog, and it wasn't all that close, but Howard had established himself as a legitimate MVP candidate and a monstrous two-way...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  12. The Not Quite Midseason NBA Awards, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    I handed out midseason awards for MVP, Defensive Player of the Year, and Sixth Man of the Year on Wednesday. Now it's time to address the "other" three major awards races. Rookie of the Year 1. Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers 2. Michael...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  13. We Went There: Sixers-Knicks in the Carrier Dome

    Ben Detrick

    Last night, Carmelo Anthony finally heard chants of "MVP." It was not in Madison Square Garden, where there is desperate hope that he will make the Knicks a contender this season, but in the Carrier Dome at Syracuse University. It was here that he wo...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  14. Ready. Set. Mailbag!

    Bill Simmons

    From Fenway's birthday to NBA MVP to a Price Is Right merger with the NHL, it's actual letters from actual readers.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2012
  15. Grantland Network Podcast: The Basketball Jones

    The Basketball Jones

    On today's show, The Basketball Jones discuss the awkward Stan Van Gundy "Dwightmare" in Orlando, Deron Williams hinting not-so-subtly that he's done with New Jersey, the enigma that is Andrew Bynum, Wednesday's Thunder-Heat battle, and LeBron's MVP ...

    Blog | April 06, 2012
  16. Who should raise the MVP award over his head?

    Bill Simmons

    Weighing in on one of sports' most impressive trophies.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012