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  1. Messrs. Brightside: The Superstar Promise of Tottenham’s Ha...

    Mike L. Goodman

    What happens when you combine an expensively average roster with two budding stars and an outstanding goalkeeper? You get a midtable team that lurks around -- but never particularly challenges for -- the Champions League places. In...

    Blog | January 20, 2015
  2. The Unassuming, Unknown Superstar Status of Al Horford

    Zach Lowe

    A black cloud hovered over the Atlanta Hawks organization in late November. The team had only just started what has now become a 22-2 rampage, but no one could have predicted that. In fact, the Hawks knew they were good, but in hushed moments, people...

    Blog | January 13, 2015
  3. An Incomplete Encyclopedia of NBA Superstar Signature Moves: Volu...

    Jason Concepcion

    Despite the sport's inherent simplicity -- you shoot, you dribble, you pass, you rebound, and you defend -- there's an endless collection of ways to accomplish basketball's most basic tasks. No pump fake, no fadeaway, no cros...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  4. Straight Outta Locash: ‘Top Five,’ ‘CB4,’...

    Amos Barshad

    Chris Rock, as you may have noticed, is having a moment. His new movie, Top Five - which he wrote, directed, and stars in, as a hacky superstar comedian meandering through a day of reckoning - is in theaters next...

    Blog | December 04, 2014
  5. NBA Rookie Watch: Christmas Sweaters, Angry Moms, and Stress Frac...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    It's been a month, and the most promising rookie class in years is struggling. There's no instant superstar, no dominant scorer. There have been frustrating injuries and lots of losses. On the other hand, we've seen the youngsters...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  6. The Future Is Now: Q&A With Seth Rollins

    The Masked Man

    Before Survivor Series weekend, we talk with WWE superstar Seth Rollins about his journey from the indie wrestling circuit to the big time. *** I know you guys live busy lives. What would you be doing right now if not for this int...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  7. Stolen Thunder: How Does Oklahoma City Move Forward Without Kevin...

    Zach Lowe

    The Oklahoma City Thunder, quite literally, have always had Kevin Durant. When the Sonics ditched Seattle under nefarious circumstances, they had a lanky young superstar who endeared them to fans across the world. When Patrick Beverley crashed...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  8. The Grantland NFL Podcast: J.J. Watt, Andrew Luck, and a Week 6 P...

    Robert Mays and Bill Barnwell

    Mays and Barnwell bask in the afterglow of J.J. Watt, Andrew Luck, and the secret superstar who might have had a perfect Week 6 before previewing the rest of this weekend. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podcast ne...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  9. What Can the Triangle Offense Do for Carmelo Anthony?

    Kirk Goldsberry

    If you ask Carmelo Anthony where he places himself in the NBA constellation, he'll tell you he's the most underrated superstar. Maybe. He's definitely the weirdest superstar. As a scorer, he's phenomenal, but a...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. NBA Windows: The Rockets’ Missing Third Superstar and the N...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA has always been about opportunity: When one team's window opens, another's often closes. This year, more than any in recent memory, is all about these windows: superstars in new cities, icons nearing retirement, general manager...

    Blog | September 30, 2014
  11. Thought Experiment: What If ‘The Expendables 3’ Ignit...

    Shea Serrano

    Wesley Snipes, former big-name movie star, is mostly a nonfactor today. That's a shame. But it is not a static reality. And we are all, if you squint just a bit, standing at the precipice of change. A bit of backstory: Per his IMDb page,...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  12. Three Steps to Better Music Biopics

    Steven Hyden

    There once was a human being named James Brown. Actually, there have been many human beings named James Brown, but I'm talking about the James Brown. (Not the football anchor - THE James Brown.) He's among the five or si...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  13. Drake, Counted: A By-the-Numbers Chartographical Representation o...

    Shea Serrano

    Sometimes the universe can be terrible and take a great big dump right in your lap, like if you're playing basketball and you sprain your ankle very bad or if J. Cole releases a new song on your birthday or on a holiday or on any day, really. Bu...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  14. Luis Suárez, Manny Ramirez, and Knowing When to Cut Bait W...

    Mike L. Goodman

    Luis Suarez's exit from Liverpool was astonishingly fast. Giorgio Chiellini was probably still rubbing his shoulder when Liverpool owner John W. Henry and Fenway Sports Group decided they had had enough. By July 4, a mere 10 days aft...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  15. Cheer Up, Robin Thicke — You're No. 1 on THIS Chart

    Rembert Browne

    The Internet is a negative place. And no one is safe. Not even international superstar Robin Thicke. With the recent release of Paula, his magnum opus of marital oopsness, the Superhighway has had a feeding frenzy over t...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Draft Night Redux: Nuggets, Sixers Set Their Plans in Motion

    Zach Lowe

    The madness of free agency is nearly upon us, and the NBA world is rightfully focused on the possibility that superstar free agents might jump to rival teams poised to chase the 2015 championship. But not every team can get into those lofty conver...

    Blog | June 27, 2014