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  1. NBA Lottery Reform Is Coming

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA submitted an official proposal to reform the lottery this week at competition committee meetings in Las Vegas, pushing aside the Wheel idea in favor of a revised weighting system that shifts each team's odds of getting the top pick,...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  2. Surveying the LeBron Landscape

    Zach Lowe

    The trajectory of an entire sports league can turn on random things. If you gave Heat officials truth serum three weeks ago, after they had vanquished an imploding Indiana team, they'd have told you they preferred Oklahoma City as a Finals...

    Blog | June 20, 2014
  3. Everything That Blows Up in the First Official 'Expendables ...

    Mark Lisanti

    The venerable Expendables franchise, cinema's leading repository for superannuated action heroes who check their phones every 20 or so minutes just to make sure the ringer's still operational, is returning for its third installmen...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  4. Requiem for the Ghost Goals

    Joseph Neighbor

    Every so often there is a strange moment in soccer in which no one can tell if the ball has crossed the goal line or not. Everyone looks at the referee. The referee looks at his assistant. The players swarm both officials, gesticulating wildly, shout...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  5. The Week in Gossip: The KimYe Wedding of the Century, a Mayweathe...

    Juliet Litman

    It finally happened: Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are now married. It's official, because she changed her name on Twitter. This may be extreme KimYe fatigue talking, but there is something very sweet about this photo of them: Ma...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  6. The Week in Gossip: Kim and Kanye's Kontentious Wedding Gues...

    Juliet Litman

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are honoring Memorial Day, the official kickoff of wedding season, by getting married in Florence this weekend. However, the pre-wedding celebration is in Paris, and their posse has already descended upon the city of lig...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  7. We Went There: A 'Bachelor' Casting Cattle Call in a Ma...

    Caitlin Mangum

    As Grantland's Official Bachelor Historian, it is my duty to submerge myself in the sea of sequins and chemical imbalance known as reality-TV dating. As much as I know about the franchise, the one gaping hole in m...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  8. Elena Is Basically the Official Sidekick on 'Billy on the St...

    Zach Dionne

    Elena, the aged New Yorker who perfectly, entirely embodies her city on Fuse's Billy on the Street, has become a real presence in this third season. Billy Eichner brought her along for a Lena Dunham bit last month, and now he's ex...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  9. Is Lorde’s Teen Dream Fairy Tale Over?

    Tess Lynch

    It's been just over a year since the official iTunes debut of Lorde's The Love Club EP. Since the release, the artist otherwise known as Ella Yelich-O'Connor turned 17 years old, released a platinum-selling album, argued feminism ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  10. Stephen Colbert, Defiant, Fires Back on #CancelColbert

    Amos Barshad

    If you're not up to date on the #CancelColbert situation, a quick brushup: On Thursday, the official Colbert Report Twitter account (not Colbert's own personal Twitter account) tweeted a joke from the show, out of context: "I am willin...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  11. The Epic Kansas Basketball Rivalry That Wasn’t

    Jordan Conn

    "There is no rivalry." That was the message, sent to me by Wichita State sports media relations official Larry Rankin, in response to my interview request. I hoped to write a story on the dynamic between WSU and the University...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  12. Heart of Dukeness

    Brian Phillips

    "I define passion as extreme emotion," Mike Krzyzewski once wrote, and the amazing thing about this sentence, apart from its later being found worthy of inclusion in the "quotes" section of his official website, CoachK.c...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  13. Titus’s Top 12 NCAA Power Rankings

    Mark Titus

    I don't want to mince words here: Ted Valentine is the single biggest problem in college basketball. When the committee of officials or whatever meets this summer to decide points of emphasis for next season, "Ted Valentine" needs to b...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  14. 12 Takeaways From Miami-Indiana, Round 2

    Zach Lowe

    First of all, these games are the best. I was chatting earlier in the day with an official from one of these teams, and he was jokingly lamenting the insane degree of media coverage for a mid-December game. Come on! The Eastern Conference has nothing...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  15. How to Survive the Return of Kobe Bryant

    Jason Gallagher

    Welcome to the official Kobe Returns Survival Guide, in which I'll walk you through, step-by-step, the rules and procedures for preparing, watching, and analyzing Kobe Bryant's first game back from injury. On a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being "I'll ca...

    Blog | December 02, 2013
  16. Our latest 30 for 30 documentary short tells the story of how a g...

    ESPN Films

    Our latest film, from director Matt Dilmore, tells the story of how a guy from Detroit was able to con just about every sports league in the country.

    Story | Conversation | November 20, 2013