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Grantland Features: ‘Knuckles vs. Numbers’

5 days agoSports : Grantland

Hockey's advanced-analytics movement has called for the extinction of the enforcer. Our latest documentary feature looks at the fate of NHL brawlers, and their fight to remain a part of the sport.

The Last Man on Earth

5 days agoSports : Grantland

Dwight Yoakam has sold millions of records, hung out with Johnny Cash, and dated Sharon Stone. He directed one of the weirdest Westerns ever. He even has his own brand of frozen food. Now, he’s just released one of his best LPs. So why is this renaissance cowpunk part of a dying breed?

Shedding the Blockers

5 days agoSports : Grantland

How massive Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton worked through an unimaginable tragedy and became a top-flight NFL prospect.

Maverick

last weekSports : Grantland

Talking with the Dallas owner about the playoffs, the Rockets rivalry, Rajon Rondo, Tim Donaghy, and his 15 outspoken, wild, and successful years in the NBA.

Necessarily the News

last weekSports : Grantland

Understanding the explosion of outrage around the announcement of Trevor Noah as the new 'Daily Show' host requires looking at everything from the state of political satire to the Brian Williams mess to the racial politics of South African popular culture. In other words: It gets really complicated, really quickly.

30 for 30: ‘Sole Man,’ Chapter 6 — Sonny, Ed, and the NCAA

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

In the sixth and final chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ we see Sonny Vaccaro’s life accomplishments brought to reckoning after he left the shoe business in 2007, and the steps he’s taken since to bring down the multibillion-dollar monster he helped create.

30 for 30: ‘Sole Man,’ Chapter 5 — The LeBron Affair

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

The fifth chapter of the latest 30 for 30, ‘Sole Man,’ flashes back to Sonny Vaccaro’s first glimpse of LeBron James, whom Vaccaro declared to be the greatest high school player he’d ever seen — after only 10 minutes in a pickup game. With Adidas losing out to Nike for LeBron’s signature, Sonny indulges in what could have been.

30 for 30: ‘Sole Man,’ Chapter 4 — There Are Victims Here

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

Chapter 4 of the latest 30 for 30 looks at the battle for young basketball talent that turned into a deeply personal and all-consuming crusade that affected players, coaches, and executives at all levels of the industry.

City Boys

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

How 20 years of intertwined, New York–centric friendship led to a collaboration between Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz and Noah Baumbach in the director’s new film, ‘While We’re Young,’ and a renewed sense of purpose for the erstwhile Beastie Boy.

30 for 30: ‘Sole Man,’ Chapter 3 — Kobe and the Gunslinger

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

After being fired by Nike in a haze of controversy, Vaccaro resurfaces at Adidas, which at that time had virtually no presence in the U.S. basketball market. In the first big strike for his new employer, Vaccaro signs a phenom namedShow More Summary

Grantland Features: ‘Flying From Cancer’

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

When Daniel Rodriguez was diagnosed with colorectal cancer, he decided to take to the skies and pursue his lifelong dream of BASE jumping, skydiving, and wingsuit flying.

Alex Garland Is Not God

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

The man behind some of the most chilling and intelligent science fiction of the past 20 years has finally directed his first movie, the artificial-intelligence thriller ‘Ex Machina.’ Just don’t call him an ‘auteur.’

The Fastest Mouth in the West

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green on toughness, trash talk, and a lifetime of proving doubters wrong on the basketball court.

‘Sole Man,’ Chapter 2: The Jordan Effect

2 weeks agoSports : Grantland

In 1984, Vaccaro and Nike executives plotted a strategy to get into the world of pro basketball. How they ended up signing Michael Jordan and launching the brand known as "Air Jordan" is a Hollywood story that features secret phone calls, a six-figure check, a mansion in Oregon, and a plate of ribs at a Tony Roma's restaurant in Santa Monica.

‘Sole Man,’ Chapter 1: How Sonny Became Sonny

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

In the first of six chapters of 'Sole Man,' we meet John Paul Vaccaro, the pudgy native of Trafford, Pennsylvania, whose success at identifying and befriending top basketball players changed the game forever.

Family Business

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

The Los Angeles Lakers are on the verge of completing their worst season ever — no Kobe Bryant, almost no promising youth, and little hope for the immediate future. Team president and ultimate boss Jeanie Buss remains as bright and optimistic...Show More Summary

30 for 30 Shorts: Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

Our latest film, directed by Peter Sillen, breaks down the tale of a Mets prospect who was so phenomenal that he was too good to be true.

The Heart of Waxahatchee

3 weeks agoSports : Grantland

Katie Crutchfield is one of the most incisive, emotionally open songwriters in the world. But she had to leave home and her twin sister, sign with a historic label, and end a romantic relationship with her closest musical collaborator to finally break through. Now the fun begins.

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