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  1. Grantland's Athletes of the Year

    Grantland Staff

    Grantland's writers on their favorite athletes of the year. Cristiano Ronaldo Brian Phillips: As of this writing, Cristiano Ronaldo has, between Facebook and Twitter, 90,992,874 followers. That's more than three times as many as LeBron James. It'...

    Blog | December 20, 2013
  2. Is Luigi Datome Going to Change the Way Role Players Are Paid in ...

    Brett Koremenos

    Despite all the free-agent hoopla this summer, with trips to mountain retreats and breathless Twitter updates coming at all hours, the Detroit Pistons' acquisition of Italian League MVP Luigi Datome has gone largely unnoticed. Signing for just $3.5 m...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  3. Q&A: Slim Thug on His Twitter Pitch to Bring Dwight Howard to Hou...

    Ian Cohen

    Dwight Howard has approximately 30 million reasons to stick with the Lakers this offseason, so rival suitors have found it necessary to resort to the intangible: Atlanta thinks playing in his hometown would appeal to D12, the Warriors are banking on ...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  4. Afternoon Links: So Many Racists, So Little Time

    Tess Lynch

    The hot water of controversy that has been sous-viding Paula Deen just accepted another vacuum-sealed pouch of hatred into its steamy bath: MasterChef's Krissi Biasiello has been called out on racist tweets from May 2012, including one in which she r...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  5. 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
  6. The Injury and Facebook (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Lo...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    Athletes are mostly boring. We wish this wasn't true. After all, the athlete lives an exceptional life and it stands to reason that exceptional lives require exceptional people. This underlying assumption has launched a thousand profiles written by a...

    Blog | April 15, 2013
  7. Why Kobe joined Twitter and how it relates to 'Real Housewives of...

    Carles

    Why the Lakers legend joined Twitter and what he has in common with Atlanta's housewife honcho.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013
  8. Grantland Network Podcast: The Basketball Jones

    The Basketball Jones

    On today's final Overdose of the season, The Basketball Jones break down the winners and losers of the 2012 NBA draft: David Stern's WWE moment, mom tattoos, surprise picks, bulging dicks, and Twitter spoiler alerts. We also look ahead to free agency...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  9. When News and Sports Collide

    Craig Gaines

    Thursday's Supreme Court decision upholding most of President Barack Obama's health care law coupled with the lead-up to the night's NBA draft made for a wonderful day of social-media grazing. I spent the morning scrolling through tweets that express...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  10. Twitter, Dwight Howard, the Orlando Magic, and the changing face ...

    Dave Kindred

    Twitter, the race to be "FIRST!" and the changing face of sports news.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  11. Never Mind the NBA Lockout: Here's a Jonas Valanciunas Tribute Ra...

    Chris Ryan

    So! Awesome news, NBA fans! According to reports on Twitter, the executive director of the National Basketball Players Association has said: "We've advised (players) they may have to sit out half the season before we get a deal." Cool. We were not lo...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  12. Winners and Losers

    Kevin Wildes

    Life is filled with nuance and compromise. Luckily, Kevin Wildes has sorted through it all for our weekly feature, Winners and Losers. The Winners The big winner of the week is the guy talking in the background of this video*. I've transcri...

    Blog | August 12, 2011