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  1. 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
  2. About Last Night: Miami Makes It Back-to-Back

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy preparing for the first day of summer by getting all of your mosquito bites out of the way up front, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: In what can only be described as the culminating erotic explosion of basketb...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  3. Everything We Always Wanted: 7 Finals Questions Before Game 7

    Andrew Sharp

    It's been 36 hours, and if you're still hyperventilating after Game 6, that's completely understandable. Tuesday night had me (a) screaming alone in my apartment, (b) jumping out of my seat and doing a lap around my living room and kitchen, and (c) b...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  4. Everything Matters: How to Understand (and Enjoy) Game 7 of the N...

    Zach Lowe

    If you'll allow a mini-rant: The widespread use of the word "choke" on Wednesday irritated me. The Spurs "choked," according to some talking heads and lots of fans on Twitter; even a San Antonio radio host suggested they did, and asked me whether I a...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  5. NBA Finals Shootaround: Just Like Heaven

    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. 10 Thoughts Written Less Than a M...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  6. About Last Night: Instant Classic

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy waiting up for the Premier League fixture list to be revealed (and who wasn't?) here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: In an electric back-and-forth affair that will surely be remembered as an all-time classic, the Mi...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. #HotSportsTakes: It's the Ninth Inning of His Life, and LeBron Is...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about LeBron James and the NBA Finals and history. Rudy Tomjanovich was sweaty. His voice was hoarse, and his bones were tired. It had been a long, to...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  8. Bill Simmons on the gravity of Game 6 in the NBA Finals

    Bill Simmons

    As the NBA Finals head back to Miami for Game 6, just about everyone on the floor has something to prove.

    Story | Conversation | June 18, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Let's Call It Even

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy camping out at Man of Steel so you could see the new Elysium trailer, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Dwyane Wade turned in a vintage performance as the Miami Heat evened the NBA Finals at two games apiece wit...

    Blog | June 14, 2013
  10. NBA Finals Shootaround: This Must Be the Place

    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. Hustle Hard (All GIFs by @He...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  11. CourtVision: It Was the Best of Shots, It Was the Worst of Shots

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A look at the two most important shots from last night's Game 1. It Was the Best of Shots In their biggest possession of the year, the Spurs were surely going to come up empty. A sequence that began with a pair of screens designed to free Tony Pa...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  12. NBA Finals Shootaround: Blinded by Science

    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 Shot Danny Chau: It migh...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  13. CourtVision: How the Heat and Spurs Score

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A comprehensive guide to the key players in the season's NBA Finals. MIAMI Miami is a great scoring team that is especially dominant in the two key areas: near the basket and beyond the 3-point line. Their three main scorers, James, Wade, and...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  14. Can the Miami Heat take it to another level? Plus more questions ...

    Zach Lowe

    Can LeBron & Co. be even better? And which team has the best chance to prevent an NBA Finals rematch?

    Story | Conversation | April 19, 2013
  15. Grantland Network Podcast: The Jalen Rose Show

    David Jacoby

    Jalen stopped by the Grantland studio between SportsCenter hits to record the pod, and he was super pumped about it. He schooled me on watching the Miami Heat win the championship on the court (LeBron James going to the post was key), the scene in th...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  16. Learn to Love Accept the Miami Heat

    Mark Titus

    This has not been a great year for basketball purists, otherwise known as the old guys at the sports bar who complain about players' tattoos and use corny phrases like "he tried putting a little too much mustard on that hot dog" when someone throws a...

    Blog | June 21, 2012