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  1. The 2014 NBA Finals, Illustrated

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The 2014 NBA Finals featured the two best shooting offenses in the NBA. Miami and San Antonio ranked no. 1 and 2 in effective field goal percentage during the regular season. But during the Finals, the Spurs hit another gear, while...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Ha, Beyoncé Just Released an Album Called Beyoncé With Zero Advan...

    Zach Dionne

    In 2013, Kanye launched an album without a single and Jay Z announced, during the NBA Finals, that the record people had been asking him about for a few years was actually two weeks away. And Beyonce just crushed both of 'em, dropping an album no low...

    Blog | December 13, 2013
  3. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  4. NBA Betting Lines: The Jordan Crawford Special

    Jay Caspian Kang

    When I started this column just two days ago, I had a vague yet visceral premonition that it would end like this. I knew that at some point between now and the NBA Finals, I would doubt our betting process, our logic, our gambling heart. I knew this ...

    Blog | November 08, 2013
  5. If the Pacers can take the next step to make the NBA Finals, they...

    Jordan Conn

    If the Indiana Pacers can take the next step and make the NBA Finals this season, they'll need help from Danny Granger - or his expiring contract.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2013
  6. The Spurs Stay the Spurs: Why San Antonio Will Be Back in the NBA...

    Carles

    In the modern era, the Spurs have never had to prepare for a season after a potentially franchise-defining loss. After watching the team choke away the last two games of the NBA Finals, I thought my interest in the NBA would never be the same. I had ...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  7. NBA Season Preview, The X-Files - Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs

    Zach Lowe

    If the Spurs have a shot to make it back to the Finals, it will be because their most gifted young player takes the next step.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2013
  8. Bill and Jalens 2013 NBA Preview: Chris Webber Dissed Jalen Rose...

    Grantland Channel

    Jalen Rose opens up to Bill Simmons about his fractured relationship with his former Fab Five teammate Chris Webber. Rose details how Webber refused to speak to him in front of Simmons at the NBA Finals, what he thinks led to the tension in their rel...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  9. About Last Weekend: Pats Stay Perfect

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy arguing that Lane Kiffin really hasn't gotten a fair chance to prove himself as a head coach with a particularly stubborn stop sign, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Tom Brady finally synced up with his young ...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  10. Bill Simmons on the career of Tracy McGrady

    Bill Simmons

    Tracy McGrady was a superstar who always seemed to find himself on the wrong team with the wrong players.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2013
  11. Grantland Archives: Looking Back at Tracy McGrady

    Grantland Staff

    Today, Tracy McGrady announced his retirement from the NBA. During this past season's NBA Finals, Grantland's Jonathan Abrams spent some time with McGrady, who was a peripheral member of the Spurs team that was taking on the Heat. Little did we know,...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  12. B.S. Report: Matthew Berry, Bill's Dad, and Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Bill dials up ESPN's Matthew Berry to talk about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers. Then Bill's dad comes on to talk about rebuilding the Celtics and the Boston sports scene. In Part 2, Bill talks to Grantland's Zach Lowe about the mov...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  13. The Next Danny Green: Identifying the 2013 NBA Draft's 3-and-D Pr...

    Brett Koremenos

    The era of the 3-and-D wing has officially started. Zach Lowe tackled the importance of such players earlier this season, mentioning NBA Finals darling (or goat, if you judge him by Game 7) Danny Green and other current NBA players capable of fitting...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  14. From Game 1 to the Groupie Apocalypse: Remembering the NBA Finals...

    Andrew Sharp

    We just watched one of the greatest NBA Finals of all time. We also live in an era where pretty much everything is instantly forgotten. So, for posterity's sake and because remembering it all at once is way too much fun, let's put together some memor...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  15. Why the Heat's Big Three Are Champions and the NBA's Star System ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stars win or lose basketball games in the postseason. That's what everyone says, anyway. They play more minutes as the stakes rise and coaches shrink their rotations. Tim Duncan, ageless freaking Tim Duncan, just played 44:26 and 43:10 in back-to-bac...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  16. NBA Finals Shootaround: The Gospel of King James

    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. Not-So-Simple Math netw3rk: ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013