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  1. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  2. Kyle Korver: An Offense Unto Himself

    Zach Lowe

    As the second round of the 2003 draft puttered along, the Nets watched as teams ahead of them plucked every player in which New Jersey had interest. The team, fresh off an Atlantic Division win and an appearance in the NBA Finals, was so low on cash,...

    Blog | July 29, 2014
  3. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    Grantland's Zach Lowe and Bill Simmons discuss the news of Joel Embiid's foot injury, give their thoughts on the NBA Finals, and speculate about potential trades. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTu...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  4. 24 Lingering Questions From the NBA Finals

    Bill Simmons

    Leave it to the San Antonio Spurs. Just one day after celebrating one of the most emotional title clinchers in NBA history, the "Ozymandias" episode of the Duncan-Pop era was rendered irrelevant by America's first World Cup game....

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Jalen and Jacoby: Recapping the NBA Finals and Getting Excited fo...

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen and Jacoby break down the NBA Finals, ask if the Miami mafia is breaking up, and get excited for the draft. You can listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast network on iTunes here. To subscrib...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. Love and Hate in the LeBron Era

    Andrew Sharp

    Let's start with the 2011 Finals. Remember that series? It was so glorious. The heavens parted and delivered the kind of upset that would've been too perfect to make up. I've never gotten more joy out of the NBA Finals. It started wit...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  7. 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
  8. The Story of Melo to Miami

    Andrew Sharp

    PROLOGUE Sometime in the last 24 hours, you may have heard that the Miami Heat are planning on making a run at Carmelo Anthony this summer. We've heard murmurs of this for months now. Miami's always been a fun hypothetical to throw out for...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. NBA Finals Shootaround: Total Basketball

    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. netw3rk:...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. We Went There: The Spurs' Pressure Cooker

    Zach Lowe

    It's the nature of the business to parcel out credit and blame: Who left Kawhi Leonard open for that corner 3? Whose fault is it that Tiago Splitter just lofted an easy layup over the front of the rim (because Splitter, even if he were 9&am...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  11. What Movies Should the Spurs and Heat See Now?

    Kevin Lincoln

    LeBron James went to the movies on Saturday night. This is a news story, which both makes sense and carries within itself a haunting stupidity: On the one hand, James is one of the most iconic entertainers in the world, currently battling on the bigg...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  12. Changing of the Guard: Dwyane Wade’s Switch From Batman to ...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The enduring image of the 2006 NBA Finals is Dwyane Wade careening his way through the paint, to the free throw line, and past the Dallas Mavericks on the way to his first championship. He scored 35 points per game in Miami's six-game trium...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  13. NBA Finals Shootaround: You Wouldn't Like Me When I'm A...

    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. (GIFs and...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  14. Map of the Stars

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The 2014 NBA Finals features the two most efficient shooting offenses in the league. However, these two teams achieve these efficiencies using vastly different approaches. The Heat use a "pace and space"-style offense, l...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  15. The Jalen Rose Report With David Jacoby: NBA Finals Preview

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen and Jacoby give the people what they want: an extended, "live" NBA Finals preview. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To subscribe to the Grantland podcast ...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  16. The Legacy of Game 6

    Bill Simmons

    You know when people are witnessing something historic, then claim they never realized the importance until after the fact? With Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, you knew. You knew the entire time. The first 47 minutes and 31.8 seconds had already earn...

    Blog | June 04, 2014