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  1. 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
  2. NBA Windows: What Do You See in John Wall?

    Andrew Sharp

    This year, more than any in recent memory, the NBA is about windows of opportunity. As we gear up for what could be a classic season, Grantland will take a close look at the ones that matter. *** Honestly, I'm no...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  3. Is Dion Waiters the New Mario Chalmers?

    Jason Concepcion

    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. "I told him, with every team there is ...

    Blog | October 01, 2014
  4. Johnny-Come-Lately’s Guide to the MLB Stretch Run

    Michael Baumann

    Baseball isn't like the NBA, where you don't really need to pay attention until the second round of the playoffs. So if you've been on a spiritual quest to Cambodia or playing ninepins with the ghosts of Henry Hudson and his men in up...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  5. NBA Playoffs Overnight: OKC-LAC-WTF?!

    Chris Ryan, Andrew Sharp and netw3rk

    Your daily look at last night's NBA action. netw3rk: In a season where the lizard-scaled antebellum worldview of Clippers owner Donald Sterling finally crawled into the daylight of the world's attention, it's quit...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  6. Class Is Still in Session

    Jonathan Abrams

    Somewhere amid the ankle-breaking crossovers, the crashing dunks, and Jason Williams's elbow passes at the 2000 NBA Rookie Challenge in Oakland, Andre Miller was doing what Andre Miller always does. The 23-year-old Cleveland Cavali...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  7. Triangle All-Stars: The Final Roster for the People’s Dream...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    We have come to the end of the road with the NBA regular season. The playoffs start Saturday, and the basketball world will be thrown into chaos from here until mid-June. Zach Lowe has a preview of what's coming over here, but we couldn't l...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  8. NBA Playoffs Preview

    Zach Lowe

    Happy Playoffs Eve! Hug your loved ones, watch a movie (Gravity will still be good on television, right? Right? RIGHT????), and drink some beers, because after tonight, the NBA becomes all-consuming for two long months. Let's get right to it an...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  9. We Went There: President Obama Checks Out Denzel Washington and &...

    Amos Barshad

    On Friday night, Denzel Washington and the cast of the new Broadway revival of A Raisin in the Sun had a very special guest at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre: former NBA Inside Stuff host Ahmad Rashad! Oh, also: Ahmad's girlfriend, White House...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. Q&A: Nene on the Wizards, His Health, and the Future

    Zach Lowe

    The Wizards are 7-32 without Nene in the lineup and are 42-46 with him since trading for him at the 2012 deadline in exchange for JaVale McGee, JaVale McGee's antics, and various flotsam. That stat says a lot about both Nene's splendid all-around ski...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  11. NBA Overnight: The Final Days of Mike Woodson, the Golden Age of ...

    Chris Ryan

    Every once in a while, the NBA throws a randomly awesome night at us and we need to run through the games and savor the flavor. Last night was one such night. Dig in. The Agony of the Knicks, the Ecstasy of the Wiz YEAH. THAT'S JAN VESELY DUN...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  12. Cataloguing John Wall's 99 Points Over the Last Three Games

    Chris Ryan

    Over the course of the last three games, John Wall has scored 99 points. I just watched all of them with the new NBA.com video playlist function. I basically invented John Wall RedZone. You can thank me later. [Editor's Note: You may notice that I...

    Blog | November 27, 2013
  13. About Last Night: King James's Productive Reign

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to figure out if the Xbox One is a prequel to the original Xbox, here's what you missed in sports on Monday: LeBron James scored an extraordinarily efficient 35 points on 14 shots as the Miami Heat beat the Phoenix S...

    Blog | November 26, 2013
  14. Dysfunction Junction: How Have the Cavs, Wizards, Knicks, and Net...

    Andrew Sharp and Chris Ryan

    Over the last couple of weeks, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Brooklyn Nets, New York Knicks, and Washington Wizards have all had players-only meetings. These kind of gatherings rarely happen when things are going well, so it should come as little surprise...

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  15. A Fate Worse Than Death: Nuggets vs. Jazz

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Connoisseurs of basketball misery, pour out a sip of your MD 20/20: For the first time in history, Grantland's Fate Worse than Death column will not open a new NBA season with a Washington Wizards game. This year, Randy Wittman and the Verizon Center...

    Blog | November 12, 2013
  16. NBA Betting Lines: Into the Void

    Jay Caspian Kang

    I recently sent an uncomfortably large PayPal check to an old friend to cover what I owed him from roughly 80 games of online Scrabble played at stakes between $40 and $240. I average about 340 points per game in Scrabble. My friend, who is mostly il...

    Blog | November 06, 2013