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  1. We Went There: Nets-Sixers With a Brooklyn Fan Who Happens to Be ...

    Hua Hsu

    "An expectation of defeat." This was how my friend Chris explained his mind-set as a Nets fan in the 1990s — and they weren't even that bad back then! He grew up in Imlaystown, New Jersey, equidistant from Philadelphia and New York, in that...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. Early-Season NBA Surprises Shootaround, A.K.A. SIXERS SHOOTAROUND...

    Grantland Staff

    Michael Carter-Williams is here to make basketball fun again. What. Is. Happening!? Zach Lowe: Here's how bad it was: My annual column of "bold" predictions hadn't been out even 30 minutes when an executive on a non-Sixers team emailed to cha...

    Blog | November 04, 2013
  3. NBA Shootaround: Grand Opening

    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. We Can Be Heroes ... Just for One...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  4. About Last Night: Break Up the Sixers!

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy coming around to the idea that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten is just the sort of guy who sometimes has to be yelled at, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In what may prove to be the biggest upset of the entire...

    Blog | October 31, 2013
  5. The X-Files: Deron Williams

    Kirk Goldsberry

    In the lead-up to the 2013-14 NBA season, Grantland will examine key players — X factors — for contending teams. It was late in the third quarter of a Game 1 blowout in Brooklyn. The Nets were scorching their depleted visitors fro...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  6. 15-Day NBA Warning: Kevin Love's Labor Lost

    Steve McPherson

    "The past is never dead. It's not even past." —William Faulkner Kevin Love has a bone to pick with Faulkner. For almost his whole career, Love has thrived on proving people wrong, whether it was Kurt Rambis telling him not to shoot 3-pointer...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  7. Derrick Williams, Jimmer Fredette, and more of the NBA's make-or-...

    Zach Lowe

    The NBA's collective bargaining agreement creates a challenge for teams unsure of their young players — which means these six high-profile guys may be entering their make-or-break season.

    Story | Conversation | September 03, 2013
  8. How Denver's Old Dribble-Drive Offense Could Be the Perfect Fit f...

    Brett Koremenos

    This has been an offseason filled with change for the New Orleans Pelicans. The franchise not only ditched its nickname but also overhauled its personnel through two trades and one surprising free-agent signing. Out with the Hornets moniker were Robi...

    Blog | August 21, 2013
  9. James Harden, Gilbert Arenas, Nick Young, and a Field Trip to the...

    Andrew Sharp

    On Friday afternoon as I was leaving the Grantland office, someone mentioned that James Harden was going to be at the Drew League this weekend. This left me with a choice: I could spend my Sunday doing responsible adult things like buying plates for ...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  10. Dispatches From NBA Summer League in Orlando, Day 5

    Brett Koremenos

    Trying to Find a Balance To say Trey Burke has struggled during his first few games as a pro might be putting it mildly. Though it's obviously just a short stretch of games, all the aspects of Burke's game that have brought concern — specifi...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  11. NBA Job Interview: Michael Carter-Williams (With Scouting Report!...

    Grantland Staff

    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Michael Carter-Williams about transitioning from Syracuse's zone defense to man-to-man defense in the NBA, and the upsides of being an unselfish teammate. Then, Bill gets a little too excited abo...

    Blog | June 24, 2013
  12. From Game 1 to the Groupie Apocalypse: Remembering the NBA Finals...

    Andrew Sharp

    We just watched one of the greatest NBA Finals of all time. We also live in an era where pretty much everything is instantly forgotten. So, for posterity's sake and because remembering it all at once is way too much fun, let's put together some memor...

    Blog | June 21, 2013
  13. Director William Friedkin on movies, sports, and nearly buying th...

    James Hughes

    A conversation with the legendary director of The Exorcist and The French Connection (and Blue Chips) about sports, movies, and the time he almost bought the Boston Celtics.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2013
  14. A Running Diary of the Motors and Misery at the NBA Draft Combine...

    Mark Titus

    Before this week the only thing I knew about the NBA draft combine was that Kevin Durant couldn't bench 185 pounds at the event in 2007. Then, during Game 6 of the Spurs-Warriors series, Jeff Van Gundy mentioned that "you have to be a basketball junk...

    Blog | May 20, 2013
  15. 'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoff Previews: Nets, Bulls, Pacers, ...

    Brett Koremenos

    This concludes our look at the sets and actions integral to each NBA playoff team's success. Read about the Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucks here; read about the Nuggets, Clippers, Grizzlies, Warriors here. Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams and the UC...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  16. Salt Lake Sadness: Playoff-Bound or Not, the Jazz Can't Escape Th...

    Zach Lowe

    The Jazz looked dead after a dispiriting road loss to Dallas two Sundays ago, and it's tempting to write them off again after their defense no-showed (or, alternatively, showed up in its usual form) last night against a very enthusiastic Denver team ...

    Blog | April 04, 2013