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  1. 13 Observations From the D-League Showcase

    Zach Lowe

    Some random news and notes after a few days on the West Coast - first in Santa Cruz for the D-League Showcase, and then in Los Angeles to tape The Grantland Basketball Hour: This is a worst-case scenario for any team that bets big on a t...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. The Hot News From the Winter Meetings

    Jonah Keri

    News and notes as we roll into Day 2 of the Winter Meetings ... • The Rangers signed former Royals closer Joakim Soria to a two-year, $8 million deal. This marks the second straight offseason in which Texas inked a closer rehabbing from T...

    Blog | December 04, 2012
  3. The Huddle: News And Notes From The NFL

    Chris Ryan

    Here's your Wednesday whip-around on the stories dominating the headlines and lingering in the margins of the NFL. No pads needed. OMG, did you know, that, like, last season, right, Kyle Orton totally didn't talk to Tim Tebow because Tim Te...

    Blog | August 10, 2011
  4. ‘B.S. Report’: Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Bill Simmons

    Bill, Jalen, and Jacoby pop the trunk and talk about the Detroit Lions' loss, the Clippers' team chemistry, and the troubles in Cleveland. (Note: The podcast was recorded on the morning of Monday, January 5, 2015, before the news of the Cl...

    Blog | January 06, 2015
  5. MLB Winter Meetings Primer: Five Questions to Ponder (Including t...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Twitter's teen news breakers, take note: Stop reporting fake trades and start reporting fake fevers, because it's almost time for finals, and the busiest week of baseball's offseason is about to begin. The winter meeting...

    Blog | December 05, 2014
  6. Rick Ankiel: The Greatest Story Everyones Gotten Bored With

    Michael Baumann

    [Editor's note: We're aware of today's news about Rick Ankiel, and we'll be updating this post.] Somewhere in West Virginia, the Pirates have a 22-year-old corner infielder who's putting up Miguel Cabrera–like numbers in low-A. That player, ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  7. Friday's NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide for NBA Draft-Watchers

    Jonathan Givony

    Do you only care about the NCAA tournament because you want a look at the best players in the upcoming NBA draft? Wonderful news. You are in the right place. Here's a handy viewing guide for March Madness. A note before we get started: The numbers re...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  8. An NCAA Tournament Viewing Guide for NBA Draft-Watchers

    Jonathan Givony

    Do you only care about the NCAA tournament because you want a look at the best players in the upcoming NBA draft? Wonderful news. You are in the right place. Here's a handy viewing guide for March Madness this year. A note: The numbers represent play...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  9. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Marvin's Room

    Chris Ryan

    Whisper While You Work Imagine if every year, your workplace went through layoffs and employee reviews the week before and after Christmas. That light at the end of the tunnel is in touching distance, it's all gift wrap and roasting chestnuts and ho...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  10. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Re-Dengulous Is the New Lin...

    Chris Ryan

    Dengerous Liaisons Here's the scenario: A team's MVP-caliber player goes down, leaving room in the spotlight for one of his teammates to finally shine. Nobody believed in him before, but, game by game, he's changing our minds. Obviously, the MVP-...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  11. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes and Mike D'Antoni Thinks You Are...

    Chris Ryan

    Seasons Of Love I, for one, can think of nothing more romantic to do this Valentine's Day evening than watch the New York Knicks and Toronto Raptors. Valentine's Day is about love, and love is about communication, and the New York Knicks, for the fi...

    Blog | February 14, 2012
  12. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Happy Hour With Kobe Bryant...

    Chris Ryan

    This Bud's for You If you fire up the highlights of Thursday night's Lakers-Celtics overtime clash, you will hear the words, "Mickael Pietrus going to work for the Celtics," over video of the aforementioned Pietrus attempting what would have been a ...

    Blog | February 10, 2012
  13. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and LeBron James Ruins Everythi...

    Chris Ryan

    Haters Wish LeBron James is not the Incredible Hulk or Tupac. He does not thrive on hate. He is not fueled by rage. I don't think he's fueled by love, either. He plays basketball like an Apache helicopter and bites his nails. We're not going to know...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  14. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Wall vs. Lin II

    Chris Ryan

    Will Jeremy Hit the Wall? You could say cheering for the Washington Wizards requires a sense of humor this season. If this is true, it means Grantland contributor, semiregular B.S. Report guest, and longtime/long-suffering Wizards fan Joe House is b...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  15. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Just Give Me a Sixth Ring, ...

    Chris Ryan

    Round of Applause At this point in my life, I am honestly more into Kobe Bryant as an interview subject than as a basketball player. I appreciate how we're back into Kobe-as-performance-artist territory. I'm sure they are studying his newest piece, ...

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  16. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and Dwight-itis

    Chris Ryan

    Contagion If you want to know why Hornets GM Dell Demps went through hell to get Chris Paul out of New Orleans, all you need to do is look at the spot Magic GM Otis Smith finds himself in now. I imagine him smoking a Carlton and drinking Chivas with...

    Blog | January 31, 2012