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  1. What's in a Name? Why the Pelicans Should Be Known As the 'Pellie...

    Zach Lowe

    This is an important moment in the history of basketball in New Orleans. Its NBA team has tried to accelerate its rebuilding process with two risky moves — dealing two draft picks, including Nerlens Noel, for Jrue Holiday, and tossing more mone...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  2. Everything Matters: How to Understand (and Enjoy) Game 7 of the N...

    Zach Lowe

    If you'll allow a mini-rant: The widespread use of the word "choke" on Wednesday irritated me. The Spurs "choked," according to some talking heads and lots of fans on Twitter; even a San Antonio radio host suggested they did, and asked me whether I a...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  3. Analyzing the Lakers' Injury Apocalypse

    Zach Lowe

    The word "indefinite" has become the go-to recovery-time descriptor for NBA teams understandably wary of providing a specific timeline, and it is a very scary word. But it can mean almost literally anything; fans went bonkers when the Kings slapped D...

    Blog | January 07, 2013
  4. The Simmons family heirloom of living and dying for your favorite...

    Bill Simmons

    From his daughter's passion for the Cup-less Kings to his own for the aged Celtics, Bill Simmons gets a refresher course in disappointment.

    Story | Conversation | June 08, 2012
  5. A Duets Duet: On the Reality Singing Competition That Makes No Se...

    Sean Fennessey and Juliet Litman

    Now that our nation's dueling, mediocre, pop-detecting machines, American Idol and The Voice, have come to positively underwhelming conclusions, ABC is filling the summer gap with Duets. Featuring four superstar performers — the word "superstar...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  6. 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
  7. NBA Bag: The Phil Jackson–to-the-Knicks Theory

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: Every Wednesday from now until the final day of the regular season (April 16), I am cranking out an all-NBA mailbag for the Triangle with a 5,000-word limit. My only goal for this week: cranking something that doesn't just de...

    Blog | March 12, 2014
  8. NBA Bag: 10 Steps to Tanking Perfection

    Bill Simmons

    Editor's note: Every Wednesday from now until the final day of the regular season (April 16), I am cranking out an all-NBA mailbag for the Triangle with a 5,000-word limit. As always, these are actual emails from actual readers. We're tackl...

    Blog | March 05, 2014
  9. A Word About NBA 2K14, and Why Larry Drew Needs to Get Out of My ...

    Netw3rk

    Pacers 68, Bucks 65. Fourth quarter of an early-season Central Division clash, the under-strength Bucks hanging tough with the class of the East. My 6-foot-3 MyPlayer — the Bucks' rookie point guard — is having a nice game: nine points, 6...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  10. The SEC preview - Kentucky has one of the most talented lineups i...

    Mark Titus

    Take this season off, Kentucky haters. The Wildcats have one of the most talented lineups in the history of college hoops.

    Story | Conversation | November 04, 2013
  11. Bill Simmons returns with a mailbag

    Bill Simmons

    While the long wait for the Sports Guy to empty his inbox is over, A-Rod's status as man without a country has just begun.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2013
  12. The Definitive Guide to NBA Team Names, Part 1

    Zach Lowe

    One writer's take on a very important basketball matter.

    Story | Conversation | August 20, 2013
  13. Dispatches From NBA Summer League in Orlando, Day 1

    Brett Koremenos

    Day 1 of the Orlando Summer League could be summed up in one word: long. Turns out five 40-minute games, a seemingly endless number of fouls, and some shoddy, disorganized play can truly test your love and appreciation for basketball. Yet I persevere...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  14. Among the Boobirds at David Stern's Final NBA Draft

    netw3rk

    The last thing that really made sense, before my brain completely melted, was the mimes. Looking through my notes, I had scribbled "28 — Spurs, Livio Jean-Charles," and underneath those words was scrawled "I find mimes." I had staggered dow...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. NBA Trade Value, Part 3

    Bill Simmons

    If you missed the first two installments of my annual "Who Has the NBA's Highest Trade Value?" gimmick, here's Part 1 and Part 2. Did I stretch 2013's edition into a 23,000-word trilogy spread over the course of four weeks? ...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  16. The 13th annual ranking of the NBA's top-50 players, Part 3

    Bill Simmons

    Welcome to the conclusion of Bill Simmons's annual ranking of the NBA's top 50 most valuable assets.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2013