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  1. So, LeBron Has a Dirk-Step Now

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Dallas Mavericks are the last team to have ousted the Miami Heat from the NBA playoffs. As we all know, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs bested LeBron James and the Heat in six games in the 2011 NBA Finals, clinching their first championship on Miami's...

    Blog | November 18, 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. Sometimes LeBron James Makes No Sense

    Andrew Sharp

    Halfway through the NBA Finals, and 36 hours after a blowout Spurs win, you may have heard that LeBron James is not playing well. You don't have to look far for reminders: * "His children are bigger, his bank account is larger, and he ha...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  4. The Art of Coaching Adjustments in the NBA Playoffs

    Brett Koremenos

    Making adjustments in the playoffs is like any art form, in that inspiration is derived from experience. As coaches navigate the gauntlet of playoff basketball, they rely heavily on the situations they've already seen. When a coach makes a brilliant,...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  5. Wish You Were Here: 8 Teams We Wanted to See in the NBA Playoffs

    Grantland Staff

    The NBA playoffs are upon us, with 16 teams competing for the Larry O'Brien Trophy. But what about the other guys? What about the teams we wish were in the playoffs? We may know, in our heads, that they didn't do enough to get into the postseason, bu...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  6. LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, the New York Knicks, and the one X fac...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    The Miami Heat's 3-point defense, the Los Angeles Lakers' big bodies, and much, much more.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  7. David Stern, Vince McMahon, LeBron James, John Cena, and the WWE ...

    The Masked Man

    Before the playoffs heat up and things get serious, we looked at which NBA figures have pro-wrestling counterparts.

    Story | Conversation | April 27, 2012
  8. How the Mavericks Won the NBA Finals and Still Got Robbed

    Chris Ryan

    The NBA lockout lasted from July 1 to November 26 . We lost a lot during that time. Namely months of wildly speculative, anonymously sourced, economically illiterate trade and free agent rumors, which have come back with the vengeance of Old Boy in t...

    Blog | December 07, 2011