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  1. We Went There: Five Questions From the FIBA Asia Championship, Ph...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Why bother going there? Fair question. The FIBA Asia Championship is a major regional qualifying tournament, held every two years, that determines who gets to represent Asia in competitions like the Olympics and the Basketball World Cup. (FIBA ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  2. About Last Night: Harper Doesn't Clown Around

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy enjoying the satisfaction of ripping the perforated sides off of dot matrix printer paper, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite blowing a four-run ninth-inning lead, Washington beat the Pittsburgh Pirates a...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  3. Looking back on the controversies and tragedies at the 1972 Olymp...

    Louisa Thomas

    It was about more than the controversy at the men's basketball finals — the 1972 Olympics in Munich were the site of unimaginable turmoil.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  4. The unclaimed medals from the 1972 U.S. men's basketball team sta...

    Grantland Staff

    Our latest film, from director Rory Karpf.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  5. Russia Can't Stop the Reign of Spain

    Bill Simmons

    Explain this one to me: The Olympics organizers probably gave away $300,000 of revenue per basketball session by not having courtside seats, and yet they scheduled Friday's men's basketball semifinals so that ... A. Spain and Russia played at 5...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  6. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. It doesn't get better than four basketball games with a shot at a...

    Bill Simmons

    When there is an international play-or-go-home quadruple-header, you better believe the Sports Guy is watching.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012
  8. About Last Night: Don't Cry for Me, Argentina

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. Kevin Durant scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter as the U.S. dominated Argentina 126-97. Following the win, an extremely condescending Kobe Bry...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  9. B.S. Report: Guest Hosts David Jacoby and Jalen Rose

    David Jacoby

    Jalen is back! After a couple weeks in London with Team USA, Jalen Rose returned to the Grantland Studio to give the people what they want. With his trusty baseball bat slung over his shoulder, Jalen discussed his experience in London, what he thi...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  10. About Last Weekend: Usain-ity, 2.0

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Usain Bolt won his second straight gold medal in the men's 100-meter dash, pulling away from the field and finishing in 9.63 seconds, an Olympic rec...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  11. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Spain

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  12. About Last Night: Phelps Needs a Bigger Neck

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. Michael Phelps out-dueled Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley to win his 16th Olympic gold and 20th medal overall. A heartbroken Lochte told r...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  13. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Brazil

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  14. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Argentina

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possible ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  15. About Last Night: Phelps Shows His Mettle, Medal

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday. With a silver medal in the 200-meter butterfly and a gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay, Michael Phelps now owns 19 Olympic medals, surpassing Soviet gymna...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  16. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Lithuania

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possible ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012