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  1. Special NBA Draft Lottery Shootaround

    Grantland Staff

    It's Lottery Day! Since this is a particularly special day on the NBA calendar, we thought we'd do a special Lottery Shootaround, looking at all the story lines going into tonight's Anthony Davis Sweepstakes. Also, for even more Lottery talk, be sure...

    Blog | May 30, 2012
  2. Blazers don't deserve Bowie 2.0

    Warning: Do not read this if you're a Portland Trail Blazers fan. The three-word e-mail came this morning from someone who knows things: "Oden -- microfracture surgery." My three-word response: "Oh. My. God." It's one of the saddest stories ...

    Blog | Conversation | September 13, 2007
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Roy is a very friendly guy. But when you put 16 of his head shots together in one place, it somehow seems less friendly. Bill Simmons chooses his MVP: 1. The Fans Why can't we win for putting up with such a brutal season? Aren't we the real ...

    Blog | April 18, 2007
  4. One big-time tank battle, and lots more

    Get ready for an epic battle in Milwaukee tonight: Ersan Ilyasova and the Milwaukee Bucks battling Allan Ray and the Boston Celtics, in what Chris Harrison is calling "the greatest double-tank job yet!" Here are the tentative matchups: Milwaukee sta...

    Blog | Conversation | April 04, 2007
  5. Greg Oden: No. 1 with a bullet

    I'll remember Monday night's Florida-OSU game for five reasons: Florida cementing its status as one of the best non-UCLA college teams of the modern era; Billy Packer and Jim Nantz overlooking this very fact for most of the night; Greg Oden finally e...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2007
  6. Searching for the real Greg Oden

    You know what's strange about Greg Oden's freshman season, considering everyone regards him as a franchise center and all? I've watched OSU 15-16 times this season and there wasn't a single game that left me saying, "Wow ... that guy's gonna be unnnn...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2007
  7. NCAA renaissance peaks with great weekend

    I keep hearing the same points from readers over and over again: • I can't remember enjoying March Madness as much as I've enjoyed it this year. • Are the games particularly good this year or is it just me? • I ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 26, 2007
  8. Durant, Oden and hoops housecleaning

    Five quick updates on the Greg Oden-Kevin Durant Sweepstakes before we get to some housecleaning: 1. Let the tanking begin! After Milwaukee (25 wins) suspiciously announced that both Andrew Bogut AND Charlie Villanueva would miss the rest of the sea...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2007
  9. Weekend wrap show

    Ten lingering thoughts from the weekend in college hoops: 1. The Kevin Durant Era has reached the point where I watch every Texas game with my TV room covered in protective plastic, like the kind used in mafia movies when they're bringing a stoolie ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 05, 2007
  10. Oden, Wisconsin and lots more

    Caught a slew of college basketball games over the past three days (Indiana-Michigan State, Florida-LSU, Syracuse-Georgetown, Wisconsin-OSU and Kansas-Oklahoma) and toggled to catch pieces of 7-8 other games (like the Maryland-UNC ending). Some scatt...

    Blog | Conversation | February 27, 2007
  11. Oden vs. Durant, Part 3

    A few weeks ago, after I wrote a column addressing Greg Oden vs. Kevin Durant, Bill Simmons e-mailed me and said he thought ESPN could devote a blog to the topic. (And Bill did start a basketball blog to cover this and other topics.) I continue to b...

    Blog | Conversation | February 15, 2007
  12. Midweek roundup

    I watched three college games (Gonzaga-St. Mary's, Wisconsin-Iowa and Florida-Kentucky) and most of the Oregon-Arizona game on Saturday, as well as Texas-Oklahoma State and the second half of Santa Clara-Gonzaga Monday night. Thanks to the power of T...

    Blog | Conversation | February 13, 2007
  13. Welcome to the Basketball Blog

    During Wednesday night's Duke-Carolina game, Dickie V called this year's freshman class "the best freshman class since I've ever been on television." Which dates back to 1879, if you're scoring at home. But it's been a rare double blessing for the co...

    Blog | Conversation | February 08, 2007
  14. Oden vs. Durant: Who's got upside?

    I was flooded with e-mails over my recent column comparing Greg Oden, Kevin Durant and Joakim Noah as potential No. 1 picks in the 2007 NBA Draft. The most interesting e-mail came from ESPN.com columnist Bill Simmons. While Bill agreed with the bulk...

    Blog | Conversation | February 02, 2007
  15. Bill Simmons on Steve Nash and Kevin Durant

    Henry Abbott

    Simmons' excellent column captures the story of this season in the NBA: the Phoenix Suns. They're the show. They're the story. They're the team to watch. (Shameless plug, once again, for everyone to read Jack McCallum's book, which makes me enjoy wat...

    Blog | January 17, 2007