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  1. Metta's First 23 Days of Freedom

    Rembert Browne

    Athletes are at their best in the offseason. Let's celebrate their antics. On May 21, the Los Angeles Lakers were knocked out of the NBA playoffs. Here's what Metta World Peace tweeted about the outcome the next morning: Not the ending we want...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  2. What Was Going On Inside Metta World Peace's Head?

    Rembert Browne

    Things I am not: A current NBA basketball player A former NBA basketball player A large person An NBA commentator A widely respected NBA journalist Someone who has gotten so angry playing sports that he's concussed another large person...

    Blog | April 23, 2012
  3. Ben Detrick on the musical legacy of Big East men's basketball

    Ben Detrick

    From Ron Artest to Rony Seikaly, examining the Big East's musical legacy.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2011
  4. A Third-Rate Babylon: The Knicks' Potential Problems This Year an...

    Zach Lowe

    To the NBA junkie, almost every team inspires some mix of excitement and curiosity as a new season approaches. One team executive recently compared the first wave of regular-season games to unwrapping gifts on Christmas morning: How will the coach fi...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  5. A New York Knicks Fan Talks Himself Into Metta World Peace

    netw3rk

    The New York Knicks, generally speaking, have a certain stylistic method to their player acquisitions. It's something like equal parts money, mothballs, and nostalgia. Splashy names like Penny Hardaway, Tracy McGrady, Jason Kidd, Kiki Vandeweghe, Xav...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  6. A Knicks Bucket List for Metta World Peace

    Andrew Sharp

    The Knicks are the greatest. You know this. Did you see they signed J.R. Smith to a four-year deal last week, then found out that he's got ligament damage and is out for the next four months? Every time you think the Knicks have out-Knicksed themselv...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  7. Amnesty Fever: Who Will Survive the Last Days of the CBA Provisio...

    Zach Lowe

    As ESPN.com's Marc Stein reminded us this week, the league is running out of players eligible for the amnesty provision — that sexy and often misunderstood minx in the new collective bargaining agreement that allows teams to guillotine one play...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  8. An Open Letter to Kobe Bryant About His Defense

    Zach Lowe

    Dear Kobe Bryant, In the middle of a playoff chase that has you clinging tenaciously to the no. 8 seed and yapping about how you have to take more control of the team's defensive strategy, why are you doing this? In the 71st game of your 17...

    Blog | March 26, 2013
  9. Legacy of a Buzzer-Beater: How George Hill Beat the Lakers

    Zach Lowe

    George Hill dropped his second game-winner of the season Tuesday in Los Angeles, sparing the viewing audience five additional minutes of ugly basketball and dropping the Lakers to 7-8. The sub-.500 record has predictably inspired panic around the Lak...

    Blog | November 28, 2012
  10. CourtVision: The Slowtime Lakers

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Mike D'Antoni's best teams were in Phoenix during the mid '00s. Those great Suns teams were led by Steve Nash and Amar'e Stoudemire, and their play was characterized by up-tempo pace, brilliant floor spacing, and great shooting. They were youthful, f...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  11. Mike D'Antoni May Be Second-Best, But He Can Lead the Lakers

    Zach Lowe

    Shawn Marion, fiercely proud and a little defensive, was fond of telling reporters during the height of the Seven Seconds or Less Era in Phoenix that players made "genius" coaches like Mike D'Antoni look good. Marion is obviously oversimplifying. ...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  12. NBA Media Day Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    It's baaaaaack. The NBA Shootaround crew is here to go over the best and brightest story lines coming out of media day and the opening days of NBA training camp. Basketball, basketball, basketball, basketball, basketball!!! Kobe Clearly Still Mad...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  13. Ending the Argument: Rust vs. Rest

    Bill Barnwell

    Rust versus rest! You would be right to forget about the pregame narrative after watching the Thunder wax the Lakers last night, but outside of the Metta World Peace vs. James Harden story line, the dominant discussion leading into (and through the e...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  14. A Treasury of NBA Players With Joakim Noah's Hair

    Grantland Staff

    Today! On Grantland! Bill Simmons writes: Joakim Noah: The bad news: Making $60 million through 2016 .... and we have no idea if the Bulls can survive offensively playing Noah in crunch time in June. The good news: He's played better after a botch...

    Blog | March 09, 2012
  15. Rankonia: Triangle Power Rankings

    Chris Ryan

    1. Metta World Peace, Swagvisor Yes. I am letting the word "swag" out of the penalty box, albeit briefly. I feel like Workaholics buried the whole concept and read a prayer over its tombstone. But if Metta World Peace wants to invoke it, LET ...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  16. The Shootaround: NBA News, Notes, and It's a Bar Fight, Craig!

    Chris Ryan

    "Man, I'm All Over the Place Tonight" So first off let's just say fist-bump-explosion-sound-effect to the Boston Celtics, who came back from down 27 Thursday night to beat the Orlando Magic. Love them or hate them, it's more entertaining to have the...

    Blog | January 27, 2012