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  1. Death to Ringz: Chris Paul and the NBA’s Broken Narrative o...

    Zach Lowe

    Things changed at the end of Game 5 of last season's Clippers-Thunder playoff series. Chris Paul made three critical mistakes in the final 45 seconds of an improbable Thunder rally, and Oklahoma City wrapped the series in the next game. The...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  2. The Tiers of the NBA: Ranking the Teams From Top to Bottom

    Zach Lowe

    It's that time again. I hope you spent the weekend and Monday night hugging your loved ones, sipping nice wines, renting the movies that have been languishing on your personal backlog, and savoring the fleeting touch of the autumn sunshine...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  3. Scooting Toward Bethlehem: Kevin Durant’s Foot Injury and t...

    Brian Phillips

    You're goddamn right we're going to talk about the scooter. Maybe you know which scooter I mean. Maybe you don't, because you live in the South of France and spend your days driving a speedboat while laughing a devil-may-care laugh, i...

    Blog | October 24, 2014
  4. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 2

    Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe

    VIEWING ALERT!!!!! At 7 p.m. ET on Thursday (10/23), The Grantland Basketball Hour makes its triumphant debut on ESPN. Your hosts? Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose, who will be joined by Jeff Van Gundy, Doc Rivers, Michelle Beadle, Zach Lowe and...

    Blog | October 22, 2014
  5. 33 Crazy Predictions for the NBA Season

    Zach Lowe

    Kevin Durant's injury is the latest reminder that preseason predictions are folly. Too many unknowns will emerge between now and June -- injuries, ownership changes, firings, inexplicable slumps, and X-rated Twitter escapades. Prediction...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  6. 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
  7. Did the Thunder Screw Up This Summer?

    Kirk Goldsberry and Andrew Sharp

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches going into the 2014-15 campaign. Today we ask: If you were Sam Presti, whic...

    Blog | October 08, 2014
  8. ‘Gotham’ Central: Despite the Laborious Origin Story,...

    Andy Greenwald

    Call me old-fashioned, but I prefer to call origin stories by their original name: myths. Just as the ancient Norsemen once huddled around campfires and swapped tales of thunder gods, so, too, do we gather around our flat-screens and ...;&am...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  9. A Brief History of Drake Tampering

    Jason Concepcion

    The Toronto Raptors were recently fined $25,000 (27,360 Canadian dollars) after their global brand ambassador, the rapper Drake, lobbied for Thunder star and league MVP Kevin Durant to join the team, while performing at a local music festival. This i...

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  10. Please Stop Talking About Kevin Durant Going to the Wizards

    Andrew Sharp

    Listen. We have to talk about something. Kevin Durant going to the Wizards. I've done my best not to mention anything about this, because even as someone who's routinely allowed to lose my mind over the Wizards and publish those thou...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. B.S. Report: Zach Lowe and Joe House

    Bill Simmons

    Zach Lowe and Joe House join Bill to discuss the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, the NBA summer league, and the problems with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the B.S. Report on iTunes, and check...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  12. The Great Huestis Experiment: Oklahoma City's Gamble and the...

    Zach Lowe

    It was easy to feel outraged for Josh Huestis, the 29th pick in the most recent NBA draft, when news broke that the Thunder had convinced him to play for their D-League team next season instead of signing his rookie contract. Assuming both p...

    Blog | July 24, 2014
  13. Kobe Bryant on Seattle: “I'd much rather come here in ...

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    Blog | July 21, 2014
  14. Your NBA Offseason Report Card

    Andrew Sharp

    We've had three weeks of the NBA offseason, and with one notable exception, the biggest moves have happened already. Things are winding down. Now it's the middle of July, and the only sports currently going are the British Open an...

    Blog | July 18, 2014
  15. About Last Night: Chasing Pau Gasol

    Shane Ryan

    In case you were out hoarding fireworks in an attempt to become the Grinch Who Stole July 4, only to see your shrunken heart enlarged after a long speech about the meaning of America from Tim Howard, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  16. Men in Blazers: The U.S. Draw, Fixing English Soccer, and Miguel ...

    Roger Bennett and Michael Davies

    Rog and Davo discuss a U.S. draw that feels like a loss, fix everything that is wrong with English soccer, and talk Miguel Herrera and CONCACAF thunder. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network&nb...

    Blog | June 24, 2014