Jalen Rose opens up to Bill Simmons about his fractured relationship with his former Fab Five teammate Chris Webber. Rose details how Webber refused to speak to him in front of Simmons at the NBA Finals, what he thinks led to the tension in their relationship, and why he is confident he and his "brother" will soon be reunited.
Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose take a long look at the Sacramento Kings and explore what roster moves the new owner could feel compelled to make, whether DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins will stop shooting bad jump shots, and why frequent flyer mileage programs are the key to champagne-ing and campaigning in Sac Town.
Bill and Jalen take a studied look at the Utah Jazz and break down the growth of Gordon Hayward, an important season for Derrick Favors, and the work of one of the NBA’s most underappreciated mascots, Jazz Bear. Check out the video, below.
Frank Robinson and Malcolm Thomas carry Hank's Blazers to their first Drew League title since 2009, in a victory over Kings of L.A., despite heroic efforts from Portland's Dorell Wright and Toronto's Amir Johnson. Robinson hit the game-clinching 3 mere inches from Kobe Bryant, who was sitting courtside. Check the video below. After the jump, you can watch more Drew League action.
After Mike Taylor is ejected for fighting with Brandon Jennings, Dorell Wright scores 29 points and helps the Kings of L.A. advance to the Drew League Championship. Check out the video below, and watch all of the Grantland Channel's incredible Drew League content, here.
James Harden and Kevin Durant talk to Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose about how close they were before the trade, how they keep in touch, and how it is like they got divorced and Durant got to keep Russell Westbrook.
What's that? You were wondering exactly how many days until the start of the NFL season? Well, you're in luck! We here at the Triangle are set to spend the next month providing a daily reason to get excited about pro football's return.
In the past six years, it’s impossible to find two players more productive at their respective positions than DeMarcus Ware and Wes Welker. Since Welker arrived in New England for the Patriots’ historic 2007 season, his 672 catches are 80 more than the man in second place (Brandon Marshall), and Ware’s 91.5 sacks in that same time frame are tops in the league. This year, each is going through the most significant transition he's seen since that 2007 season (and for Ware, probably his entire career).
Drew League? DREW LEAGUE. Above, check out Kevin Durant, who returned to LAUNFD and dropped 25 points and 12 rebounds in a victory, even though Austin Daye of the Toronto Raptors responded with 30 points and 10 rebounds.
The second clip concerns James Harden and the Money Gang, which is on a roll to end the regular season. Harden had 25 points and seven rebounds despite showing up to the game midway through the first quarter. I guess timing isn't everything. The Game scored 20, while DeMar DeRozan added 12 points, eight rebounds, and six assists.
Everyone in Sonics-less Seattle wants to watch and play some hoops — including the mayor. Jamal Crawford and a bevy of his baller buddies put on a show, to the delight of the crowd. The game went down to the wire, with host Mr. Crawford giving his guests, including opponents Tyreke Evans and Isaiah Thomas, a parting gift of a last-second 3 from deep to win it for his team.
New York, L.A., D.C., and Chicago are regarded as the end-all, be-all when it comes to summer basketball locales. But don't sleep on the Northwest! Brewing in the region that now shares a name with Kimye's offspring is a rivalry between two cities that matches any other in intensity. Fueled by local NBA stars like Jamal Crawford and Nate Robinson, Portland and Seattle have annually traded jump shots and trash talk with equal ferocity. This weekend Grantland sent a crew to catch the Jamal Crawford Pro-Am All-Star game to capture the highlights of the heat in the Northwest. Tyreke Evans and Crawford put on an absolute show in a game that featured rim-rocking dunks (above) and a buzzer-beater from Crawford …
Grantland was back at the Drew League this past weekend, which you can read all about in Andrew Sharp's breakdown. Above and below, watch JaVale McGee doing JaVale McGee things. And check out all of Grantland Channel's Drew League videos. Check out the second JaVale vid after the jump.
Do you want more Drew League? Of course you want more Drew League. If you’re unfamiliar with L.A.’s summer hoops extravaganza, catch up by reading Andrew Sharp’s piece about the Drew. And check out all the other Drew League videos here.
Below you can watch former UConn guard Marcus "Mr. Iso" Williams remind us he still has game as he plays for LAUNFD, and Portland Trail Blazer Dorell Wright and Drew League staple Mike Taylor team up for the Kings of L.A. Drew League!
While the NBA Slam Dunk Contest has disappointed of late, Little Worm, Sir Isaac, and Purdy of the Venice Basketball League do not as they bring all the windmilling, 360 spinning, and car jumping to Venice Beach.