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  1. The Holy Hand of Brazil

    Amos Barshad

    The greatest player to have never played in the NBA? It's a peculiar distinction. He's a mystery, this man. Willingly, he kept his talent away from us. Those who saw him play happily share their stories in awed tones. Those who merely caug...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  2. 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
  3. An American in Auckland: Learning to Love the Haka With the All B...

    Scott Stone

    You may remember Scott Stone as the man who went further and deeper into the hypothetical idea of Olympic tug-of-war than any man has ever ventured to go. Well, Scott's back with a dispatch from down under, where he fell in love with the sport of rug...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  4. Missing the Olympics? May we introduce you to the world of profes...

    Nate DiMeo

    Missing the Olympics? May we suggest the obscure, absurd world of professional darts?

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2012
  5. Nobody Told Kevin Love There Would Be Dancing

    Chris Ryan

    This will kick-start your heart. Also, while I have you all here, isn't this a great little moment? It's almost like, right there, during that hug, when Durant walks up to Gasol and Kobe, that's when the Olympics end and the NBA season ...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  6. Only a Lakers-bound Dwight Howard could keep the Sports Guy from ...

    Bill Simmons

    We interrupt the Olympic Games to bring you this shift of NBA power, courtesy of Dwight Howard and the Lakers.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. The London Olympics and Jonas Valanciunas's Potential for the Rap...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Since the Toronto Raptors drafted Jonas Valanciunas fifth overall in 2011, the curiosity about the 20-year-old Lithuanian has only grown among basketball fans. With the news that he would make his NBA debut this season, the interest in his performanc...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  10. Andy Murray, Roger Federer, and the oddness of Olympic tennis

    Louisa Thomas

    Andy Murray and the undeniable oddness of Olympic tennis.

    Story | Conversation | August 06, 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. Losing one's Olympic and handball virginity in one fell swoop

    Bill Simmons

    When everything at the Olympics is a long walk away, you tend to find yourself sucked into whatever sport is next to you.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2012
  13. Three Takeaways From Team USA's Win Over Argentina

    Robert Mays

    Team USA took a break yesterday from its string of pre-Olympics beat downs to face an Argentina team still made up mostly of players who took home Olympic gold in 2004. What looked like just another blowout quickly became a close one as the Americans...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  14. Kobe Bryant Does the Most Kobe Bryant Thing He's Done in a Week

    Rembert Browne

    The order of events: 1891: James Naismith invents basketball. 1936: Basketball becomes an Olympic sport. 1978: Kobe Bean Bryant is born in Philadelphia. 1989: Barack Obama meets Michelle Robinson. 1992: NBA players represent USA in the Olympic...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  15. How Can Team USA Use Blake Griffin Effectively?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, and James Harden secured the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, beating out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and no. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis. Griffin may be the most interesting selection, because, mo...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  16. About Last Weekend: Tiger Roars Past the Bear

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports over the weekend. Tiger Woods moved into second place on the all-time PGA tour wins list behind Sam Snead by out-dueling Bo Van Pelt to win the AT&T National golf...

    Blog | July 02, 2012