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  1. Bill and Jalen's NBA Recap: The Second Birdmester, Day 2!

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose start their NBA power rankings with the teams in the "Sorry for Jabari" group, move on to the "Walking Dead," then the teams in "No-Man's-Land," and finish with "The Chameleons." Then, Bill and Jalen finish their power ...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. Ranking the NBA's tiers of power before the 2013-14 season

    Zach Lowe

    Tanking teams! Contenders standing pat! Thoughtful roster tweaks! When evaluating the NBA's new tiers of power, there is one constant: LeBron & Co. still reign.

    Story | Conversation | October 08, 2013
  3. The NBA Media Day Power Rankings

    Andrew Sharp

    We've been getting in the mood for basketball for a few weeks now, but the NBA season doesn't officially begin until Media Day. That's when everything that's amazing and ridiculous comes back at once. The photos, the quotes, the trash talk, the o...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  4. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    The thrilling conclusion to a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  5. NBA Playoffs Hair Power Rankings, Conference Finals

    Patricia Lee

    We here at Grantland love doing power rankings, and I especially love comic strips. Thus, inspired by this "Dilbert" comic, I present the first-ever Grantland edition of NBA Playoffs Hair Power Rankings (NPHPR for short). The title is pretty self-...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  6. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Too Close for C...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Tim Duncan Brett Koremenos: Of all the great narratives basketball gives us, the most exciting is when an all-time great, probably one a little past his prime, turns ba...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  7. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Fun While It La...

    Grantand Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Stephen Curry, Point Guard? (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) Chris Ryan: With about nine minutes left in the third quarter and the Spurs holding on to a slipping six-po...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  8. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Do You Speak Be...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. The Healing Power of Gatorade (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) 2. Learning to Speak "Bear" Chris Ryan: This happened right after Zach Randolph's official postgame ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  9. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Slipping Away

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. The Kawhi Leonard–for–George Hill Trade Danny Chau: It was a good night for the 2011 trade that sent George Hill to the Pacers and the draft rights to K...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  10. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Tony Allen Is Y...

    Danny Chau and Andrew Sharp and Brett Koremenos

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Tony Allen Danny Chau: I've replayed Tony Allen's game-clinching steal in Game 4 a hundred times and it doesn't get any less awesome. Kevin Martin fakes a pick for ...

    Blog | May 14, 2013
  11. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Klay Day

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. Klay Thompson Danny Chau: This is a shot chart of Klay Thompson's many 3-pointers from Game 2, overlaid on his 3-point attempts during the regular season. It's wild. ...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  12. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Modern Grizzlie...

    Brett Koremenos and netw3rk and Danny Chau and Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Mike & Zach & Marc & Tony Chris Ryan: Aside from 8Ball & MJG, Big Star, and Three 6, these guys are now my favorite Memphis band. My favorite song by them is probab...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  13. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: WTF!?

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. GINOOBBBBBILIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!! Pop on Manu'slast two 3-point attempts: "I went from trading him on the spot to wanting to cook him breakfast tomorrow. That'...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  14. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Stephen Curry a...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Stephen Curry Brett Koremenos: Though he has made a number of incredible, acrobatic shots over the course of this series, the first 3-pointer Steph Curry made in th...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  15. NBA Playoffs Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: The Walking Dea...

    Grantland Staff

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. "Playoff Basketball" (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) Your browser does not support iframes. Chris Ryan: I think it was Pete Carril who said the the playoffs...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  16. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Back to the Grindhouse

    Danny Chau and Brett Koremenos and Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. The Grindhouse Bench (All GIFs by @HeyBelinda) Chris Ryan: The fact that whatever happens on the court is so grimy, Tony Allen feels the need to wander off with ...

    Blog | May 01, 2013