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  1. It’s Time for True Seeding in the NBA Playoffs

    Kirk Goldsberry

    Saturday marks one of the best days of the sport year: the first day of the NBA playoffs. Sadly, if you're like me, or if you root for the Suns, you'll spend a lot of the weekend dwelling on one key shortcoming of the greatest bas...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. NBA Awards Season

    Zach Lowe

    Another overlong regular season is about over, meaning it's time to pause ahead of the playoffs and hand out the NBA's annual awards. Three notes on the choices that follow: * Mr. Simmons has seen to it that I have a real ballot for t...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  3. We Went There: President Obama Checks Out Denzel Washington and &...

    Amos Barshad

    On Friday night, Denzel Washington and the cast of the new Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun had a very special guest at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre: former NBA Inside Stuff host Ahmad Rashad! Oh, also: Ahmad's girlfriend, White House...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  4. What Would an NBA Sweet 16 Look Like?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    The Phoenix Suns are 41-29 and currently a half game out of the Western Conference playoffs. However, they have a better record than all but two teams in the Eastern Conference. They are obviously one of the 16 best teams in the NBA, but there&rs...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  5. Cupcakes and Dog Days and the Rise of Gerald Green

    Andrew Sharp

    It's the first day of March Madness and the NBA regular season is limping to the finish line for the next few weeks, so if you're reading this, you should probably go watch the tournament instead. But whatever. We'll make this quick. ...

    Blog | March 20, 2014
  6. Eric Bledsoe Injury Puts a Huge Dent in the Fun (Albeit Tanking) ...

    Zach Lowe

    Going into Thursday's games, there were four teams in the top 10 in both points scored and allowed per possession — in offense and defense, basically: Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Miami, and the Clippers. It's an artificial cutoff point, but it'...

    Blog | January 10, 2014
  7. Grantland Channel's NBA Countdown Video Extravaganza: The Blazers...

    Grantland Channel

    Three NBA Countdown videos? Three NBA Countdown videos! Happy holidays! Above, Bill Simmons tells the tale of the resurgent Portland Trail Blazers, who won it all in 1977 only to watch bad draft picks and bad luck lead to decades of frustration for t...

    Blog | December 24, 2013
  8. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  9. NBA Betting Lines: Casualties of a Dice Game

    Jay Caspian Kang

    To date, My Scrabble Friend and I have made 67 bets on the NBA, including the picks from this column, and have won a whopping total of $10. This isn't bad, especially when you factor in the vig, but we have probably invested at least 50 hours in deve...

    Blog | November 25, 2013
  10. NBA Betting Lines: The Horrors of the Atlantic City Bus

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Today's installment of NBA Betting Lines comes to you from a Greyhound parked outside the Atlantic City hospital. It's 9:14 on a Sunday morning. A dense, acrid fog sits over the boardwalk and everything smells like fish guts in the sun. For reasons u...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  11. NBA Betting Lines: Phoenix? Phoenix!

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Happy days are here again! My Scrabble Friend and I went on a run this week thanks to the Phoenix Suns, who have gone undefeated against the spread this year. We have bet and will continue to bet the Suns until Vegas throws out a scare line like Pho ...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  12. B.S. Report: Jalen and Bill Talk the Four Worst Teams in the NBA

    Bill Simmons

    Giving the people what they want, in podcast form: Here are the first four of Bill and Jalen's NBA Previews. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check out our podcasts page. To watch Bill and Jalen's NBA prev...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  13. Bill and Jalen's NBA Preview for the Grantland Channel

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Just how bad will the Philadelphia 76ers be? And what has happened to the once-mighty Suns?

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2013
  14. Caron Butler and the Evolving Identity of the Salary Dump

    Zach Lowe

    The freaking Bucks, man. Right when you think the NBA's wheeling-est, dealing-est candidate for the no. 8 playoff spot has left you alone to write about something fun — like perhaps this ode to Action Park, one of the half-dozen most important ...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  15. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 2

    Zach Lowe

    The thrilling conclusion to a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  16. 10 Things Not to Do When Playing Pickup Ball

    Jim Cavan

    While most sane Americans are busy trying to, you know, avoid sundeath, pickup basketball continues apace in steam boxes and on sun-scorched pitches the nation over. They come looking for simple glory, a good workout, and a little bit of community. T...

    Blog | July 24, 2013