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  1. What Is the NFL’s ‘Corner 3’?

    Robert Mays

    It all started in a bar. A friend and I were watching Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Pacers and Heat at Old Town Pour House in Chicago. Miami was up just two with 8:37 left in the fourth quarter when Ray Allen started to go off....

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  2. Ray and Rashard, Reunited

    Jonathan Abrams

    Sam Presti looked even more boyish than usual. The 30-year-old Presti had been Seattle's general manager for less than a month when the fork-in-the-road 2007 draft approached. The warm memories of the Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp SuperSonics...

    Blog | June 05, 2014
  3. Ray Allen's Talking Up the Possibility of He Got Game 2

    Amos Barshad

    A couple of weeks ago, Spike Lee's Instagram broke some NBA news. Right there, in brilliant full color, was an image of one of the league's heretofore rumored nickname jerseys. It was the back of Ray Allen's Heat uniform, bearing, rather than his bor...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  4. R.I.P., Ubuntu (2007-13)

    Amos Barshad

    Let the record show that we always made fun of Ubuntu. The gradual disintegration of the Celtics' Big Three era — which hit another milestone this weekend with Doc Rivers bouncing on Boston to try to make sure the denizens of Lob City play nice...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  5. NBA Job Interview: Ben McLemore (With Scouting Report!)

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Ben McClemore about the comparisons to Ray Allen, his struggles with poverty, and his reputation for having trouble asserting himself. Check out a short clip below, followed by Brett Koremenos's ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  6. NBA Finals Shootaround: Just Like Heaven

    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. 10 Thoughts Written Less Than a M...

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  7. 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
  8. CourtVision: How the Spurs and Heat Use the Most Important Shot i...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    At first glance, the Spurs and Heat do not seem to have much in common, but one thing they share is a love affair with the corner 3. Across the league, about 6.7 percent of field goal attempts are corner 3s, but Miami shoots 11.3 percent of its shots...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  9. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Three Times Dope

    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. Letting All the Air Out Jay ...

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  10. CourtVision: The 3-Point Chill in Miami

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In the predawn of July 7, 2012, a very wealthy cruise-ship magnate got out of his English bed and sent out a tweet. "Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news. Welcome to the family #20!!" Micky Arison, the owner of the Miam...

    Blog | May 30, 2013
  11. About Last Night: It's Getting Drafty

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were out changing the world with the first-ever mass-produced backyard eagle coop (patent pending), here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: On a day when men in the trenches were in demand, the Kansas City Chiefs selected OT Er...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  12. We Went There: 20 Observations From the Heat's 22nd Consecutive W...

    Zach Lowe

    After a brief flicker of competitiveness, the Heat buried the Raptors in Toronto yesterday under a pile of smartly created open 3s — mostly by Ray Allen, who hit four in a span of about 4:30 in the fourth quarter as Miami pulled away. Here are ...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  13. NBA Short-Attention-Span Power Rankings: Oh, Deer!

    Chris Ryan

    A survey of the players and teams making moves in last night's NBA action. 1. Monta Ellis Ellis had 34 points on 15-21 shooting last night, leading his Milwaukee team to their second overtime win in as many games (this time over the Jazz), an...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  14. CourtVision: The Best Shooters So Far

    Kirk Goldsberry

    As spatial analytics slowly creeps its way into the NBA, we're beginning to evaluate performances and tendencies in new ways. Perhaps the most basic illustration of the virtue of spatial approaches applies to shooting. Although field goal percentage ...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  15. CourtVision: The Heat, the Wizards, and a Tale of Two Cities

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It's never too early in an NBA season to judge a player or team's performance — just ask Mike Brown. The season has just begun, but important trends are already emerging. Some are familiar; some are brand-new. In terms of scoring, as of Friday,...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  16. B.S. Report: Brian Scalabrine

    Bill Simmons

    Brian Scalabrine visits the studio to talk with Bill about his days as a Celtic, the rift between Ray Allen and Rajon Rondo, and why no one talks to KG before games. You can listen to this podcast on iTunes here or on the the ESPN.com PodCenter ...

    Blog | October 23, 2012