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  1. A Brief History of Drake Tampering

    Jason Concepcion

    The Toronto Raptors were recently fined $25,000 (27,360 Canadian dollars) after their global brand ambassador, the rapper Drake, lobbied for Thunder star and league MVP Kevin Durant to join the team, while performing at a local music festival. This i...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. About Last Night: Uh-Oh, Tigers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy run-by-fruiting Pierce Brosnan one last time, here are the top six stories you missed in sports on Monday: Things have gotten weird in the AL Central, where the suddenly injury-ravaged Detroit Tigers have fallen out of fi...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  3. R.I.P., Brooklyn Knight: 2012-2014

    Zach Lowe

    It has been a trying year for the league's mascot community. It started when the Raptor, one of the three or four best mascots in the league, tore his Achilles performing a trick at a team event. Toronto thought he would miss the whole seas...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. Kyle Lowry Re-Signs With Toronto, While Indy Faces Some Tough Cho...

    Zach Lowe

    Sussing out the market for a specific player is always tough. Basically the entire NBA world thought Ben Gordon was a minimum-salary player, and a few team executives even suggested to me on Wednesday that Gordon should have had to earn his keep as a...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  5. NBA Draft Winners and Losers

    Andrew Sharp

    After a solid 12 months of buildup turned into seven days of chaos this past week, the "craziest draft in years" turned out to be pretty sane when it actually got here. No massive upsets at the top of the board. No potential top pick slidin...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  6. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Trade Machine Fantasy

    netw3rk

    In the W.W. Jacobs 1902 short story "The Monkey's Paw," an elderly English couple comes into possession of the mummified titular extremity, which has the power to grant the wishes of whoever ho...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Best Supporting Actor

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Monday night in Miami, Chris Bosh scored the first eight points of Game 4 to spark the Heat past the Pacers. After Bosh's hot start, Miami never looked back, holding the lead for the entire game, and the team is now just one victor...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  8. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  9. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Toronto Goes Up Like a Crescendo

    netw3rk, Andrew Sharp and Danny Chau

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher) netw3rk: The Raptors beat the Nets, 115-113, at the Air Canada Centre to take a 3-2 series lead in a wildly disjointed affair that was more a collection of weird vignettes than a coherent game. Vignette no.&...

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  10. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Up in the Air

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back 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. (GIFs by...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  11. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Air Canada and 'Survivor: Indiana�...

    Chris Ryan, Danny Chau, netw3rk and Robert Mays

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher) Danny Chau: DeMar DeRozan is nothing if not a worker (and ridiculously athletic). You can see it in his steady year-by-year improvement. On good nights, you can see it in the improved vision and court sense to go with his...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  12. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Opening Statements

    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. Steve McPhe...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  13. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  14. At Least the Knicks Won the Regular-Season Championship Belt

    netw3rk

    On Wednesday night, the New York Knicks defeated the Toronto Raptors to take sole and final possession of the Regular-Season Championship Belt. It is the team's first championship in 41 years, not counting their decadelong run of u...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  15. Curious George: The Collapse of the Pacers Star's Season

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Last Friday night, the Pacers traveled to Toronto and lost to a Raptors team that was playing without Kyle Lowry and Amir Johnson. That was bad. On Sunday, they came back home, scored just 23 points in the first half, and got torched by the...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  16. Tyler, the Enrager: The Raptors Forward Plays the Heel

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Saturday night in Anaheim, Frank Kaminsky put the Wisconsin Badgers on his back (figuratively) and carried them past Arizona and into the Final Four. Kaminsky was terrific and ended up with a whopping 28 points and 11 rebounds, numbers not seen in a...

    Blog | March 31, 2014