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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Cousin Sal's Olympic Prop Bets

    Sal Iacono

    The XXXth Olympic Games are well under way, and much like the previous Games, this one is booooring. You'd think by now that watching a Russian teenager shooting an arrow wildly off target would get the blood going — but no. Not on YouTube and ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  9. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Russia

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the 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 possibl...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  10. Grantland's 2012 London Summer Olympics Coverage

    Grantland Staff

    Team USA madness, profiles of the most fascinating athletes, and on-the-ground reporting from Bill Simmons.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  11. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: France

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the basketball competition of these Olympics, 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 chances of these pos...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  12. Why I Won't Be Watching Olympic Boxing

    Eric Raskin

    You love basketball. It's your favorite sport. So you turn on your television next week to check out some Olympic hoops, eager to watch LeBron, Kobe, and 10 of their really tall, athletic friends do awe-inspiring tall-athletic-guy things. But from th...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. The Success of Team USA's Small-Ball Defense

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Team USA's small-ball lineup, the one that doesn't feature a true center, has been talked about a lot in the buildup to the Olympics — and for good reason. Going small would be the only hole other teams could exploit, especially on the defensiv...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  14. About Last Night: Thumbs Down for Baylor

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday. The NCAA accepted Baylor's self-imposed penalties for impermissible phone calls and text messages sent to recruits, and put the program on three years'...

    Blog | April 12, 2012