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  1. NBA Shootaround: Astronaut Status

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. BASEketball Chris Ryan: For t...

    Blog | January 09, 2014
  2. CourtVision: Rip City Bravado

    Kirk Goldsberry

    I'm not sure what happened in Portland during the offseason, but it was definitely something. Here are the results of the final 13 Blazers games last year: Loss @ OKC 83-103 Loss vs. BRK 93-111 Loss vs. UTA 95-105 Loss @ GSW 98-125 Loss @ UTA...

    Blog | December 18, 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. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview: Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, a...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    14. Dallas Mavericks Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose skeptically review Mavs owner Mark Cuban's latest attempt to field an NBA championship roster and consider what Monta Ellis can provide as a second scorer. Plus, Clairvoyant Bill sees a big year comin...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  5. A Fan's Notes: Let's Talk About Mark Cuban

    The Masked Man

    Over the weekend, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took to his blog — normally an outpost for stock investing advice, third-way political observations, and Shark Tank updates — to explain not just the Mavs' current offseason but the enti...

    Blog | August 05, 2013
  6. NBA offseason moves - assessing the winners, tankers, and everyth...

    Zach Lowe

    Assessing the clear winners, the sort-of winners, the legion of tankers, and everything in between.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 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. Sometimes LeBron James Makes No Sense

    Andrew Sharp

    Halfway through the NBA Finals, and 36 hours after a blowout Spurs win, you may have heard that LeBron James is not playing well. You don't have to look far for reminders: * "His children are bigger, his bank account is larger, and he ha...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  9. The Art of Coaching Adjustments in the NBA Playoffs

    Brett Koremenos

    Making adjustments in the playoffs is like any art form, in that inspiration is derived from experience. As coaches navigate the gauntlet of playoff basketball, they rely heavily on the situations they've already seen. When a coach makes a brilliant,...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  10. Wish You Were Here: 8 Teams We Wanted to See in the NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, with 16 teams competing for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But what about the other guys? What about the teams we wish were in the playoffs? We may know, in our heads, that they didn't do enough to get into the postseason, bu...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  11. Spurs general manager R.C. Buford, Alexis Wangmene, and the NBA's...

    Jonathan Abrams

    The Spurs' R.C. Buford traveled to Cameroon with a plan for his family. Alexis Wangmene left the country for dreams of the NBA. Their lives haven't been the same since.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2013
  12. The Sports Guy breaks down the best contracts in basketball

    Bill Simmons

    With the NBA's new collective bargaining agreement in full swing, it's all about the contracts.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2013
  13. Chuck Nevitt, Greg Kite, Scott Hastings, and a history of the NBA...

    Howie Kahn

    Why that tall, mustachioed guy at the end of the bench mattered.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2013
  14. Steve Nash, Grant Hill, Vince Carter, and the players who haven't...

    Carles

    A look at the players taking one last shot at that elusive championship.

    Story | Conversation | February 08, 2013
  15. Heads Up, America: Kevin Durant Is Having One of the Greatest Off...

    Zach Lowe

    When I gave last night's Thunder-Nuggets game one of my coveted DVR slots, I knew I was probably recording a schedule loss. Denver was on the second night of a back-to-back, having traveled from Denver to OKC after an overtime win over Portland. Okla...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  16. Grantland Previews the 2012-13 NBA Season

    Grantland Staff

    The players, the stories, and the analysis you need in anticipation of the most exciting season in league history.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2012