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  1. The X-Files: Luol Deng

    Robert Mays

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. Earlier this week, Mike Dunleavy, 12-year NBA veteran and first-year Chicago Bull, was asked for his early impression...

    Blog | October 25, 2013
  2. The Clippers Welcome Doc Rivers, Even Greater Expectations

    Robert Mays

    For some, it took yesterday's scene in Playa Vista — Doc Rivers, seated in front of a Clippers background, just behind a branded placard bearing his name — to believe this was real. As the rumors of a Rivers trade began, and through the n...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  3. Who's That Guy? Norris Cole!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Norris Cole. Where Is He From? Clevela...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  4. Who's That Guy? Pablo Prigioni!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Pablo Prigioni. What's His Nickname? ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  5. Who's That Guy? Jordan Crawford!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Jordan Crawford. Where Is He From? Xav...

    Blog | May 03, 2013
  6. Who's That Guy? Draymond Green!

    Robert Mays

    The NBA playoffs are in full swing, and as the amazing continues to happen, the Grantland crew wants to help you buff up on some of the lesser-known faces who will be populating basketball's second season. Who Is He? Draymond Green. Where Is He...

    Blog | April 23, 2013
  7. Steve Alford, Andy Enfield, and the State of College Basketball i...

    Robert Mays

    Outfitted in a scarlet tie, and in front of a gold backdrop, Pat Haden stepped to a podium yesterday to usher in a new era of USC basketball. In the past decade, Los Angeles's lesser collegiate program has been decidedly inferior. Since the 2005-06 s...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  8. IndianaMichigan State: A College Basketball Reacclimation

    Robert Mays

    Eight years ago, college basketball was the most important thing in my life. Wait, wait. I worry what you just heard was "Eight years ago, I really liked college basketball." What I said was: "Eight years ago, college basketball was the most impo...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  9. Know Your Role: Carl Landry and the Playoff-Bound Golden State Wa...

    Robert Mays

    The NBA loves its stars (and so do we), but often, it's the bit players who are just as essential in defining a team's identity. Whether it's a high-profile sixth man, or the guy on the end of the bench, they fit (or don't) because of how everything ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  10. A Historic Night: Hasheem Thabeet, America, and Hope

    Robert Mays

    At 4:53 p.m. PST yesterday, I joined everyone else in watching the battle for America's soul. As I took my place in front of the TV, my mind wandered to what the night meant. This wasn't about one man. It rarely is. This was about everything. This wa...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  11. Three Takeaways From Team USA's Win Over Argentina

    Robert Mays

    Team USA took a break yesterday from its string of pre-Olympics beat downs to face an Argentina team still made up mostly of players who took home Olympic gold in 2004. What looked like just another blowout quickly became a close one as the Americans...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  12. The Exciting World of the Post-Dwight Houston Rockets

    Robert Mays

    Here's the bad news for Rockets fans: It's looking more and more like Houston won't be getting Dwight Howard. Here's the good news: All the assets that Houston piled up in their attempt to get Dwight are going to make up a team that is fun as hell to...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  13. Breaking Down This Year's NBA Free Agent Class

    Robert Mays

    With the 2012 season winding down, the list of NBA free agents is here, and, well, it sure isn't 2010 anymore. With enough Diet Coke and backroom talks to fill a lifetime, the biggest prize of this year's free agent crop elected to stay at Disney Wor...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  14. Where Do the Nuggets and the Grizzlies Go From Here?

    Robert Mays

    Coming into this past weekend, the first round of these NBA playoffs had been an exercise in defining the league's classes. The Bulls and their injuries aside, almost every other series seemed set to be over in no more than five games, the higher see...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  15. Sharing Staples: Two Franchises, One Home

    Robert Mays

    It's January 18, a little less than half an hour before the Clippers are set to tip off against Dallas at Staples Center. From each corner of the downtown L.A. arena, smoke machines funnel into small fans. There's a faint cloud hovering over the cour...

    Blog | February 01, 2012
  16. How Basketball-Reference Got Every Box Score

    Robert Mays

    Last week, Justin Kubatko made an announcement that, on the first reading, didn't make much sense. Kubatko, of Basketball-Reference.com, wrote that the site now had the box scores for every game in NBA history — from Wilt's 100-point game, to w...

    Blog | January 30, 2012