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Out of Africa "

grantland.com — Bullets whizzed over their heads as they ducked and squirmed away from the fire. How could this be happening?, Alexis Wangmene and Patrick Bouli thought to themselves. Less than a week earlier, Wangmene and Bouli were safe, playing basketball with an African youth league all-star team touring the United States.
Jul 16, 2015

R.C. Buford gets shit done. Read the first three graphs of this fantastic story from a few years back by @Jpdabrams. grantland.com/features/spurs…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @danmccarneySAEN: R.C. Buford gets shit done. Read the first three graphs of this fantastic story from a few years back by @Jpdabrams. grantland.com/features/spurs…

Brand Brings Extra Baggage to Philadelphia

nytimes.com — PHILADELPHIA - Sitting courtside at Game 2 of last season's N.B.A. finals, Elton Brand went unnoticed among his N.B.A. brethren. That was a problem. He was dressed in a suit, not a jersey. That was a problem. Once again, Brand, a nine-year N.B.A. veteran, was not playing for a championship.
Jul 08, 2015

This DeAndre/Clips drama brings to mind the Elton Brand/Clips drama of 2008, when Brand allegedly reneged on LAC: nytimes.com/2008/10/13/spo…

Traveling Man "

grantland.com — Thomas Robinson broke down and embraced his younger sister after David Stern called Robinson's name as the fifth selection of the 2012 draft. It was a cathartic moment after the tragedy and heartbreak that Robinson had endured. "He had to go from being a kid to an adult overnight, literally," said Barry Hinson, who was then Kansas's director of basketball operations.
Jul 01, 2015

New story: On Thomas Robinson's wandering path and if free agency will land him stability grantland.com/features/thoma…

Jul 01, 2015

RT @Jpdabrams: New story: On Thomas Robinson's wandering path and if free agency will land him stability grantland.com/features/thoma…

Jul 01, 2015

… why is why i love this this @Jpdabrams piece on him! hope he ends up somewhere good this offseason grantland.com/features/thoma… (2/2)

Jul 01, 2015

Wasn't thinking when I woke up, "Hey, a long read about Thomas Robinson is what I'm hankering for." But it's good grantland.com/features/thoma…

Jul 01, 2015

Remember KU's Thomas Robinson? He's still looking for his NBA home grantland.com/features/thoma…

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‘She’d Be Hella Proud’

grantland.com — Terran Petteway's mind had started to drift during timeouts. He would be quiet for days at practice, his cheek-to-cheek smile nowhere to be found. Basketball had always been Terran's sanctuary, a place where he could temporarily cast off his troubles and lose himself in competition. But the 2014-15 season had already derailed.
Jun 25, 2015

RT @Grantland33: 'She'd Be Hella Proud': After his mother's death, Terran Petteway aims for the NBA draft, by @Jpdabrams gran.tl/1NdcbQD

Jun 25, 2015

With all he did for #Nebrasketball despite his own struggles, I want to see Terran Petteway get drafted tonight. grantland.com/features/shed-…

Jun 25, 2015

RT @JoeESPN590: Powerful read from @Grantland33 on @_TP5 and his journey. Well worth the time: ‘She’d Be Hella Proud’ grantland.com/features/shed-…

Jun 25, 2015

RT @Grantland33: 'She'd Be Hella Proud': After his mother's death, Terran Petteway aims for the NBA draft, by @Jpdabrams gran.tl/1NdcbQD

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For Some N.B.A. Players, There�s No Such Thing as a Slam Dunk

nytimes.com — Jason Kapono doesn't dunk. That fact would be unremarkable were it not for his occupation and his height. Kapono plays for the Philadelphia 76ers and is 6 feet 8 inches. He is in his seventh N.B.A. season, but the only dunks he has thrown down in all that time have come during practice.
Jun 23, 2015

RIP to Harvey Pollack, a one of a kind. Had every NBA stat imaginable, including helping me out with this story nytimes.com/2009/11/12/spo…

Hustle and Flow "

grantland.com — A lot of athletes think the trick to getting better is just to work harder. But there is great power in non-action and non-thinking. The hardest thing, after all the work and all the time spent on training and technique, is just being fully present at the moment.
Jun 10, 2015

RT @Jpdabrams: On Harrison Barnes learning to let go and just play (which he'll need after last night) #nbafinals grantland.com/features/harri…

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The New Pippen "

grantland.com — When he was a teenager, Andre Iguodala loved the Fab Five so much that he wore the same tattered Jalen Rose Michigan jersey for years. On the court, he mimicked another long and versatile guard, Penny Hardaway. And, like every basketball-dribbling Illinois kid growing up in the 1990s, he practiced his fadeaway like MJ.

The Miseducation of J.R. Smith

grantland.com — Earl Smith Jr. found salvation in his jump shot. Smith could always shoot, and in basketball a shooter can live forever. In college, he clashed with his coach at New Jersey's Monmouth University, unable to understand why the second team remained the second team, even when they were routinely drubbing the starters in practice.

The Quiet Man "

grantland.com — Paul Millsap wasn't giving an inch when most defenders would have preferred to keep their distance. He marched right into a mismatch - guarding LeBron James in the second half of a tight Game 1 in the Eastern Conference finals. But Millsap didn't just guard James.

Poster Child "

grantland.com — Timofey Mozgov somehow crammed all 7 feet and 1 inch of himself into a booth tucked away in the corner of a Boston hotel. His knees nearly poked out to the opposite end of the table. These NBA playoffs, the first in which he's received extensive minutes, have been just as tight.
May 20, 2015

Good read here on former #Nugget Mozgov... Always liked him- I'll be rooting for him tonight. Poster Child grantland.com/features/timof…

May 20, 2015

Bill Simmons is gone and already Grantland is turning to cynical clickbait like long-form pieces on Timofey Mozgov: grantland.com/features/timof…

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Jul 28, 2015

RT @JonesOnTheNBA: This piece is a great example of the stellar work @LawMurrayTheNU has done covering the @DrewLeague this summer bit.ly/1II1Wq9

Jul 23, 2015

Terran Petteway will attend camp w/ the @ATLHawks. Here's a story from last month on his drive to make the NBA grantland.com/features/shand…

Jul 16, 2015

RT @danmccarneySAEN: R.C. Buford gets shit done. Read the first three graphs of this fantastic story from a few years back by @Jpdabrams. grantland.com/features/spurs…

Jul 10, 2015

RT @billbarnwell: Hey: if you live in the New York City area and you enjoy the Grantland NFL Podcast, keep September 8 open on your calendar.

Jul 07, 2015

@jfey5 thanks. It's on the nba's prep-to-pro generation

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