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  1. The 10 Most Underappreciated Actors on TV This Year

    Andy Greenwald

    Can you believe it? The year in television is nearly complete! Soon the credits will roll on 2014. (And then time, like Hawaii Five-O, will reboot itself with a flashier, potentially disappointing follow-up.) Over the past few weeks I've discuss...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  2. Milwaukee’s Makeover: How the Bucks Decided to Buckle Down ...

    Zach Lowe

    There is a sense of peace in Milwaukee - a feeling that after years of lurching around NBA purgatory, the Bucks have stumbled upon a long-term path they're happy to stroll. The Bucks think they have two franchise playe...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  3. An Incomplete Encyclopedia of NBA Superstar Signature Moves: Volu...

    Jason Concepcion

    Despite the sport's inherent simplicity -- you shoot, you dribble, you pass, you rebound, and you defend -- there's an endless collection of ways to accomplish basketball's most basic tasks. No pump fake, no fadeaway, no cros...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. NBA Shootaround: What Do We Know After One Month?

    Grantland Staff

    We're one month into the NBA season. To make sense of it all, we've asked our Shootaround crew to talk about a few things that we think we know after 30 awesome days of basketball. Victor Decolongon/Getty Images Jason Concepcion: Here are...

    Blog | November 26, 2014
  5. NBA Rookie Watch: Christmas Sweaters, Angry Moms, and Stress Frac...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    It's been a month, and the most promising rookie class in years is struggling. There's no instant superstar, no dominant scorer. There have been frustrating injuries and lots of losses. On the other hand, we've seen the youngsters...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  6. NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We're Going to Know and Love...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Since before the NBA draft, we've known that this year's rookie c...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  7. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  8. The Designated Player: MLS Coach Theater Rankings

    Graham Parker

    Last week, I went to the launch party for FIFA 15 at a venue in New York's Chelsea. The bright and the beautiful danced around, in regrettable hats, and Clint Dempsey rapped. At the heart of it all, splendidly, sp...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  9. We Have to Get Eric Bledsoe on the Bucks

    Andrew Sharp

    I have a dream for the Milwaukee Bucks. It involves Giannis growing into his body and then eating swingmen alive on defense. It involves Jabari growing into the new Carmelo but with better passing and a lifetime at stretch 4. It involves Larry Sander...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  10. Can Derrick Rose Shoot?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    On Sunday, the U.S. men's national basketball team easily defeated Serbia to win the first FIBA World Nap Cup of Basketball. The tournament failed to capture the attention of mainstream basketball fans, but it was still an important tournam...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  11. The Designated Player: Ranking MLS’s Six Contenders

    Graham Parker

    The first couple of weeks of September are the moment when MLS's season-long bend through summer and its hurdles of international tournaments, European club friendlies, FIFA dates, and irregular ambles around baking stadiums start to resolv...

    Blog | September 12, 2014
  12. The Designated Player: Toronto FC’s Bloody Big Mess

    Graham Parker

    On Monday night, as fans around the world monitored the transfer deadline, waiting to see if Radamel Falcao was indeed going to be stripped for parts to make two good knees for Robin van Persie, Tim Bezbatchenko was holding a teleconference. If yo...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  13. Exit Music for Landon Donovan: The American Soccer Legend Retires...

    Graham Parker

    Say what you want about Landon Donovan, but the man knows how to time a run. There he was, in his 23-minute cameo for the MLS All-Stars on Wednesday night, peeling off his marker to control and score the winner from a Diego Valeri cross before sprint...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  14. The First Trailer for 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies...

    Zach Dionne

    You think you know what happened to Lester Nygaard after the season finale of FX's Fargo, but here's the real, unvarnished truth, discovered by two detectives named J.R.R. Tolkien and Peter Jackson: the little guy escaped to Middl...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  15. Burning Men: Sorting Out the Real Thing and the Mirage at Vegas S...

    netw3rk

    Las Vegas in July. The city is in the Las Vegas Valley, surrounded by sepia-toned mountains, in the sprawling and barren Mojave Desert. Average July temperature: 105 degrees Fahrenheit. But inside the gyms on the campus of UNLV, away from th...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  16. We Went There: The World Cup Final

    Graham Parker

    I was woken on the morning of the World Cup final by the same sound I heard when I had gone to sleep: the raucous singing of "Bad Moon Rising," recast as the ultimate graceless guest anthem by Argentine fans. While wandering through Copaca...

    Blog | July 14, 2014