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  1. NBA Windows: What Do You See in John Wall?

    Andrew Sharp

    This year, more than any in recent memory, the NBA is about windows of opportunity. As we gear up for what could be a classic season, Grantland will take a close look at the ones that matter. *** Honestly, I'm no...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  2. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  3. Q&A: Coach Brad Stevens on His Surprising Celtics and the New Jor...

    Zach Lowe

    Boston shocked the NBA landscape twice within a two-week period last summer, first dealing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn, and then hiring Brad Stevens seemingly out of nowhere as Doc Rivers's replacement. No one seemed to even know Steven...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  4. The beginning of a strange new season for the Celtics and the Net...

    Amos Barshad

    The beginning of a strange new season for Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Rajon Rondo, and their respective teams.

    Story | Conversation | October 29, 2013
  5. 28-Day NBA Warning: Say Hi to the Brooklyn Bad Guys

    Chris Ryan

    Imagine you're at a party. It's a pretty midsize affair; there are enough people — say 20 — that you can legit call it a party, but it's not like it's raging. You know these people and you like them, but you're ultimately a little bored w...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  6. B.S. Report: Matthew Berry, Bill's Dad, and Zach Lowe

    Bill Simmons

    In Part 1 of 2, Bill dials up ESPN's Matthew Berry to talk about Dwight Howard leaving the Lakers. Then Bill's dad comes on to talk about rebuilding the Celtics and the Boston sports scene. In Part 2, Bill talks to Grantland's Zach Lowe about the mov...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  7. NBA free agency begins

    Charles P. Pierce

    There are a lot of reasons to love the NBA. Free agency isn't one of them.

    Story | Conversation | July 02, 2013
  8. Six Degrees of the Doc Rivers Trade

    Andrew Sharp

    There are two fairly recent precedents for what happened with the Clippers and Celtics and Doc Rivers over the past 10 days. The first began on June 5, 1995, when Pat Riley, while still under contract with the Knicks, sent a secret 14-point memo to t...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  9. The Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers, and the NBA Eastern Conference fi...

    Charles P. Pierce

    The biggest takeaways from Pacers-Heat going into Game 4 in Indianapolis.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2013
  10. Game 6 Madness: The Keys to a Killer Night of Playoff Basketball

    Zach Lowe

    Do you guys remember the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs? They're still in the playoffs, I swear! That Heat-Bucks series was actually this season. I know — it seems like it might have been Miami's first-round series last season, but it really ...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  11. Identity Problems: The Big Questions About Tonight's NBA Playoff ...

    Zach Lowe

    Tonight is a night for both rejoicing and sadness: Depending on the results of three crucial games, including two elimination games, this could be the last night featuring more than two games until next season opens. This is a bad thing for fans seek...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  12. CourtVision: Paul Pierce and Father Time

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A couple of weeks ago I was listening to Grantland's own Jonah Keri talk about some Reds pitcher who had "lost velocity" on his fastball. As he spoke, I wondered what the NBA equivalent of this would be. Baseball has radar guns that reliably identify...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  13. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat...

    Brett Koremenos

    In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bound team. Check back later this week for the remaining 12 breakdowns. New York Knicks: The Carmel...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  14. The New York Knicks, Jason Kidd, and Amar'e Stoudemire

    Charles P. Pierce

    Checking in with Jason Kidd, Amar'e Stoudemire, and the New York Knicks.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: Chris Paul Shines in Scrimmage

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy making a fool of yourself mixing up the accomplishments of Franklin Pierce and James K. Polk, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. The NBA All-Star Game pitted the best players in the game against each other in Ho...

    Blog | February 18, 2013
  16. Are the Celtics Really This Good Without Rajon Rondo?

    Zach Lowe

    The Celtics are 4-0 without Rajon Rondo and have scored 102.4 points per 100 possessions in that stretch, a mark that would rank 12th overall - about a dozen spots and 2.5 points better than what Boston's putrid offense has done for the season, per N...

    Blog | February 06, 2013