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  1. 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
  2. The Annual NBA League Pass Rankings, Part 1

    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 21, 2014
  3. Jalen and Jacoby: Ranking the 10 Best Backcourts in the NBA

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby

    Jalen Rose and David Jacoby break down the top 10 backcourts in the NBA and take a look at Russell Westbrook, Michigan football, and Waka Flocka's NBA Finals prediction. Listen to the podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Sports podc...

    Blog | October 04, 2014
  4. NBA Playoffs Overnight: Turn the Page

    Danny Chau and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: Joe Johnson - as you may have heard and have probably joked - is quite well compensated, even within the heady ranks of professional basketball players. It&...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Overnight: LeBron James Has a Flashback

    netw3rk, Danny Chau, Chris Ryan and Kirk Goldsberry

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: Game 4 was a callback to LeBron James in his pre-"Decision" days, his hometown Cavaliers days, his "name-dropped in Jay Z bars, dragging a subpar supporti...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  6. About Last Night: New Life for Rip City

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy realizing it's going to be almost a year until the NFL draft is back, here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Monday: Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers topped San Antonio 103-92 to stave of...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Pop Culture

    Louisa Thomas

    What makes a basketball team good? The obvious answer is the ability to win. But winning decides which team is better in any given game, a question that's not quite the same. The Spurs are a very, very good basketball team. What makes th...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  8. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Postseason Prescriptions!

    Grantland Staff

    We're midway through the conference semifinals. What do the remaining eight teams need to keep their playoff dreams alive? Dr. Shootaround is here to prescribe just the right thing. (all GIFs by Jason Gallagher) netw3rk: The great...

    Blog | May 12, 2014
  9. Avoiding NBA Extinction

    Zach Lowe

    Three more playoff series could end tonight, as we wrap perhaps the greatest first round in NBA history. Here's where each series stands after five games, and what we might see in Game 6 and (please?) Game 7. Neither team can stop the ot...

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  10. The Resurrection of Jermaine O’Neal

    Jonathan Abrams

    Doc Rivers alternated between big compliments and little jabs about Jermaine O'Neal. Just moments before Game 2 of the Los Angeles Clippers-Golden State Warriors first-round matchup, Rivers considered recent Boston history. &am...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  11. The Power of the ‘Pretty Good’ Guys

    Zach Lowe

    The "pretty good" NBA veteran has taken a beating over the last half-decade. Owners crafted a new collective bargaining agreement that carries stricter controls on payrolls and player salaries. A harsh new luxury tax spooks everyone outsid...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  12. NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Up in the Air

    Grantland Staff

    So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is back to help you keep track of it all. You'll find takes on moments you might've missed from the previous night, along with ones you will remember forever. (GIFs by...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  13. Make-or-Break NBA Playoffs Weekend

    Zach Lowe

    We have a monster weekend of games in what has become a shockingly unpredictable and wild first round. Let's take a quick spin around each series, focusing on some of the key questions - starting with the most intriguing series....

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  14. 33 Burning Questions From Round 1

    Bill Simmons

    Now THIS is a Round 1, my friends. Do you realize road teams have won 10 of 19 playoff games so far? Do you realize we've had 297 officiating controversies already? Do you realize three 50-win coaches are in real danger of getting canned wi...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  15. The Rocket Killer: Breaking Down LaMarcus Aldridge’s Playof...

    Kirk Goldsberry

    There are two things you should know about LaMarcus Aldridge: (1) He's an incredible scorer who balances a freakish midrange game with strong interior offense, and (2) he's playing the best basketball of his life right now. Aldridge is kill...

    Blog | April 24, 2014
  16. NBA Playoffs Overnight: LAMARCUS!

    Andrew Sharp, netw3rk and Danny Chau

    (GIFs by Jason Gallagher, unless otherwise noted) netw3rk: LaMarcus Aldridge's jumper has reached Waterworld levels of wetness. Kevin Costner with vaguely vaginal gills, swimming through Aldridge's midrange turnarounds, two of...

    Blog | April 24, 2014