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Dan Grunfeld

  • joined Aug 23, 2011
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Dan Grunfeld is a professional basketball player and a contributor to SBNation.com. A proud graduate of Stanford University, Dan now plays in the top league in Israel, where he supplements his on-court experience with high-volume consumption of hummus and falafel.

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We're spoiled by LeBron

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LeBron James has been under the microscope more than any other player in the league. That's OK, as long as we don't forget why he's so intensely scrutinized in the first place.

10 best ballers in film history

It's award season, which means it's the perfect time of year for Dan Grunfeld to announce his all-time squad of basketball players from movies. GIFs have graciously been provided for each...

Your gift guide to '90s NBA jerseys

Old-school replica jerseys from the '90s have made a comeback in the last few years. But what classic players should you really be wearing? Dan Grunfeld breaks it down for you, like only a...

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The best names in NBA history

What’s in a name? Dan Grunfeld has no idea, but he does a great job of pretending in this colorful categorization of some of the most praiseworthy names in the great history of the NBA.

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LeBron, Reading And How Books Can Benefit A Pro Athlete

LeBron James made headlines for reading at his locker before dominating the 2012 NBA Playoffs. As a professional athlete who loves to read, Dan Grunfeld takes a firsthand look at how (and why)...

It's Just Business: An Inside Look At Loyalty In Pro Sports

Ray Allen left the Celtics for the Heat. Does that make him a traitor? Dan Grunfeld answers that question while also explaining why loyalty in sports is not always as cut and dry as it may appear.

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Russell Westbrook: The NBA Finals' Scorpion King

Russell Westbrook has been a lightning rod for criticism during the NBA Finals, so Dan Grunfeld takes a look at the enigmatic Thunder point guard and comes to the conclusion that the guy is just a...

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Why NBA Players Flop, And What The League Can Do About It

Right? Wrong? Fair? Foul? Whatever it is, flopping has been more prevalent than ever during the current NBA season, so Dan Grunfeld examines the controversial act, in all of its morally ambiguous...

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The Genius Of The San Antonio Spurs

The Spurs may seem mundane, but they're playing historically great basketball right now. Dan Grunfeld tackles their genius by taking an inside look at the qualities that make them such an...

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Anatomy Of An ACL Injury

The number of devastating knee injuries in sports has been off the charts recently. They've been tough to watch, especially for Dan Grunfeld, because he knows exactly how it feels.

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No NBA Player Actually 'Sucks' At Basketball

NBA ballplayers are public figures, so we're all entitled to our opinions about them. Dan Grunfeld is cool with that, as long as we don't forget how gifted they have to be to even make it to that...

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The 5 NBA Players You'd Want To Spend Spring Break With

Have you ever wondered which NBA guys would be fun to party with? Dan Grunfeld has. So, in honor of the arrival of spring (and of all the good times that it promises), he took the liberty of naming...

March Madness' Unmatched Awesomeness, From Someone Who Played In It

What makes the NCAA Tournament so incredibly captivating? Dan Grunfeld has experienced the Big Dance as a fan, fanatic and player, so he definitely has a thing or two to say about it.

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The Weirdest All-Star Snub Story You've Ever Heard

In the spirit of NBA All-Star Weekend, Dan Grunfeld recounts his own All-Star snub story, a tale with a surprise ending as twisty as a Kosher pretzel. You'll see why that reference is relevant.

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The Amateur Mathematics Of Linsanity

As Jeremy Lin takes over the basketball world, Dan Grunfeld examines the phenomenon from a player's perspective. Warning: calculators not included.

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The Basketball Emmys: Glorious Instances Of Hoops On Television

In the spirit of award season, Dan Grunfeld hands out unique accolades for some of the funniest basketball scenes from his generation's most formative TV shows. And yes, Urkel makes an appearance.

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Brandon Roy's Retirement And Why Basketball Can Be A Fickle Friend

Last week, Brandon Roy announced his retirement from the NBA at the age of 27 due to medical reasons. As someone who has seen Roy's immense talent first-hand, Dan Grunfeld expresses what makes this...

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Lost NBA Style Trends Of The 1990s

When you were playing hacky-sack and watching the Fresh Prince during he '90s, NBA ballplayers were flashing some serious style on the hardwood. Dan Grunfeld takes a look back at some of his...

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Your Basketball Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

Dan Grunfeld uses his first-hand experience to discuss the importance of the mental side of basketball. He also drops some pretty nifty anecdotes in the process.

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The Amazing True Story Of A Once-In-A-Lifetime Buzzer Beater

Sometimes, the stars align and make for a truly unbelievable moment on the court. Dan Grunfeld shares the story of the greatest night of his basketball life.

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Hell's Trainer: The Crazy Truth About The Man Behind The Mask

Ever heard of Frank Matrisciano, better known as "Hell's Trainer," the guy who trained Blake Griffin and won't show his face in interviews? Dan Grunfeld knows him, his training, and his special...

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Confessions Of An NBA Bobblehead Collector

According to Dan Grunfeld, collections tell stories. That's one of the things he loves about his imposing army of NBA bobbleheads. Another thing he loves: they are hilarious.

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Payment Uncertainty Looms Large When You're Ballin' Overseas

What made Dan Grunfeld take solace in re-watching every Royal Rumble from the 1990s? The answer, of course, is a common phenomenon that a lot of people are not aware of: when you play basketball...

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Losing LeBron: Where The NBA Lockout Could Get Scary

As the NBA lockout continues, do you really want to miss a season of watching LeBron at this point in his development? Dan Grunfeld can only speak for himself, but his answer is easy: No!

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Why Spain Serves Up Best Basketball In Europe

Outside of the United States, no one produces better players than Spain. Dan Grunfeld, who spent three years playing professionally in Spain, explains why. Hint: the paella may have something to do...

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Pro Basketball In Europe, Where NBA Luxuries Get Lost In Translation

NBA players crossing the ocean to play during the lockout are about to experience an accomodation downgrade. Here's a glimpse of life on the road from someone who knows.

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