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  1. Larry Ellison and the Remaking of the America's Cup

    Katie Baker

    During the NBA lockout last fall, Bill Simmons and Jay Kang fantasized about the players breaking off and creating a rebel basketball league. Their proposed name for the alternate universe: The Oracle. After all, as Kang wrote, "we need a commissione...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  2. Grantland Archives: Spoelstra in the Philippines

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Last August, I watched Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra hoist a giant jug of coconut wine in his uncle's backyard in Los Banos, Philippines, and tell his family that next year, he hoped to bring back an NBA championship trophy. It was the closest Spoe...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  3. Kyrie Irving and the NBA Recess

    Rembert Browne

    If the Twittersphere has taught us one thing, it's that athletes can be completely absurd individuals. The NBA lockout was a prime opportunity to observe how millionaires spend their non-basketball time, and while every day of these NBA playoffs is t...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  4. An Obituary for the Lockout-Shortened Season


    Hey, remember the shortened NBA regular season? Now that the playoffs have started, it feels like the regular season only existed to serve as a talking point for diagnosing Derrick Rose's torn ACL. The 66-game season was actually a blessing for d...

    Blog | May 01, 2012
  5. The Philadelphia 76ers and the NBA's Middle-Class Dream

    Ben Detrick

    During the NBA lockout, the narrative unspooled by the vipers on the ownership side was that the league was in danger of being cleaved into two types of franchises. A small number were big-market teams in glittering, spired metropolises that collecte...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  6. B.S. Report: Two-part Joe House NBA Podcast

    Bill Simmons

    I know we're not supposed to bitch about the NBA lockout anymore, but one thing still gnaws at me: The shortened 66-game season and a three-week whirlwind of transactions caused the Las Vegas books to say, "Screw it, we're not posting over/under wins...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  7. The Misadventures of David Stern

    Gabe Feldman

    It looks like David Stern picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue. After a lengthy and contentious lockout, a brief antitrust skirmish, and the cancellation of 16 regular season games, the owners and the NBPA finally agreed to terms on a new coll...

    Blog | December 12, 2011
  8. The Chris Paul Trade: What the NBA Did Wrong

    Vishnu Parasuraman

    The Chris Paul trade has been a public relations disaster for the NBA. We all know what happened -- the league shut down the deal. Dan Gilbert reportedly argued that the trade "should go to a vote of the 29 owners of the Hornets." And I agree wit...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  9. About Last Night: Welcome Back, NBA

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. NBA players and owners officially ratified the new collective bargaining agreement. "It was a mere formality at this point," said commissioner David Ster...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  10. B.S. Report: Steve Kerr

    Grantland Staff

    Today on the B.S. Report our old friend Steve Kerr returns to the pod to help Bill look back at the end of the NBA lockout and forward to the upcoming season. Kerr, currently an analyst for TNT, is a former NBA player, was a player rep during the 199...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  11. How the Mavericks Won the NBA Finals and Still Got Robbed

    Chris Ryan

    The NBA lockout lasted from July 1 to November 26 . We lost a lot during that time. Namely months of wildly speculative, anonymously sourced, economically illiterate trade and free agent rumors, which have come back with the vengeance of Old Boy in t...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  12. The Nuclear Winter is Over: The New CBA, and How the Lawyers Save...

    Gabe Feldman

    Well, that was fun. After nearly 150 days of lawsuits, mediations, intramural flag football games with Kevin Durant, exhibition basketball games in Rucker Park with Kevin Durant, exhibition basketball games in Oklahoma City with Kevin Durant, and lat...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  13. About Last Night: The Dream Team Nightmare

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Marshawn Lynch rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks beat the Eagles 31-14. Afterward, Philadelphia head coach Andy Reid was so ashamed...

    Blog | December 02, 2011
  14. KABOOM! Grantland Reader Totally Nailed This NBA Lockout Conspira...

    Thanks to Friend of Grantland, Michael, who e-mailed boss of Grantland Bill Simmons last week about the NBA lockout. Yeah, yeah, we know it's over now. But we're running this e-mail anyway! Because we like how you think, Michael. Thanks for writing! ...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  15. A Post-Lockout Trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame

    Peter Richmond

    "People get to keep their jobs — that's all I was concerned about," Don Young said on Saturday morning, standing a few feet away from a small, illuminated case that held one of Pete Maravich's socks. Don's a design engineer for Cablevision in t...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  16. Brian Phillips on NBA commissioner David Stern after the NBA lock...

    Brian Phillips

    The problems with Easy Dave.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2011