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  1. NBA Finals Shootaround: The Gospel of King James

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Not-So-Simple Math netw3rk: ...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  2. #HotSportsTakes: It's the Ninth Inning of His Life, and LeBron Is...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about LeBron James and the NBA Finals and history. Rudy Tomjanovich was sweaty. His voice was hoarse, and his bones were tired. It had been a long, to...

    Blog | June 18, 2013
  3. 'Enjoying the Spurs': The San Antonio Fan Manifesto

    Carles

    Since the late 1990s, the San Antonio Spurs have built an army of obnoxious, elitist fans whose heads are filled with so much paranoia that most of the team's misfortunes can only be explained by conspiracy theories. It is probably the most complex f...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  4. Bill Simmons on the remarkable career of Tim Duncan

    Bill Simmons

    The Duncan Show has been many things over the past 16 years, but it has rarely, if ever, been boring.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  5. Rest vs. Rust in the NBA Playoffs

    Patricia Lee

    Heading into last night's Game 1 against the Miami Heat, the San Antonio Spurs had exactly nine days of rest, something that became something of a story line in the days that followed. The Heat ended their series Monday and had a three-day turnaround...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  6. CourtVision: How the Heat and Spurs Score

    Kirk Goldsberry

    A comprehensive guide to the key players in the season's NBA Finals. MIAMI Miami is a great scoring team that is especially dominant in the two key areas: near the basket and beyond the 3-point line. Their three main scorers, James, Wade, and...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  7. The Bonner Effect: How Shutting Down the Spurs' Shooter Could Be ...

    Zach Lowe

    Stopping the San Antonio Spurs offense, one of the league's three best over the last three seasons combined, is always going to be a chore. Smart defenses can construct wonderful theoretical game plans centered on limiting the Spurs to midrange jumpe...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  8. CourtVision: Manu Ginobili at 57

    Kirk Goldsberry

    With the 56th pick in the 1999 NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors selected Tim Young, a 7-foot Bay Area kid who grew up in Santa Cruz and played college basketball at Stanford. "Tim's a presence," said Warriors head coach P.J. Carlesimo. "He's ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  9. 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
  10. About Last Weekend: Miami Ready for an Encore

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy devising an elaborate fake game show so you could injure otherwise forgotten celebrities, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: LeBron James flirted with, but fell two assists shy of, a triple-double as his Miami H...

    Blog | April 22, 2013
  11. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, ...

    Brett Koremenos

    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; read about the Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Warriors here. Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams and the UC...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  12. Kawhi Leonard and the future of the San Antonio Spurs' Big Three

    Carles

    Kawhi Leonard, the end of the Big Three, and the playoff struggles of the regular-season titans in San Antonio.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2013
  13. The Game of ThronestoNBA Playoffs Translator, Book 1: Westeros ...

    netw3rk and Steve McPherson

    To read the Essos (Eastern) Conference translator, click here. Steve McPherson: As darkness sweeps the land, a lone figure works by dim light, trying to write one of those intros where it seems like he's talking about Game of Thrones but then he's...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  14. Carles on winning culture, Deron Williams, and how the Brooklyn N...

    Carles

    Three ways New York's newly relocated NBA franchise botched its big move.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  15. Is Derek Fisher More Important Than We Think?

    Mark Titus

    Thanks to a brilliant second-half comeback and some questionable officiating, on Wednesday night the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 6 of the Western Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time since Cla...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  16. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: The Oklahoma City Forces of Nature

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. Do You Guys Want to Run It Back? ...

    Blog | June 07, 2012