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  1. Three reasons for the new mood

    Henry Abbott

    Derek Fisher declared, "It gets tougher towards the end." Adam Silver said "we remain apart on both" systems and economic issues. "So from that standpoint," he added, "we're disappointed." But who will remember one more dose of gloom when, for ...

    Blog | October 27, 2011
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Since Isiah Thomas' arrival in 2009 as coach at Florida International University, there has been more than a touch of suspicion from local NBA fans about what exactly the Hall of Fame guard was up to ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  3. The truth about Kobe Bryant in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport At the end of Game 2 of the 2009 Finals, the Magic knew who to guard, and got the block. Ask pundits. Ask general managers. Ask players. Ask almost anybody. Who would you like to have take the last shot with the g...

    Blog | January 28, 2011
  4. O.J. Mayo tests positive for DHEA

    Henry Abbott

    In August 2009, Rashard Lewis tested positive for DHEA and was suspended for 10 games. It just happened to O.J. Mayo too. Both used the same excuse, which was, essentially, "I took some supplement that I didn't know had that in it." Assuming th...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  5. The Kings of hyperbole

    Henry Abbott

    Just about a year ago, on the morning of December 23, 2009, the Kings were a young team hovering just below .500, with 13 wins and 14 losses. They were playing better than they had in years, heading into big games, pitting budding star Tyreke Ev...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  6. Is basketball taking over the world?

    Henry Abbott

    Wandering through arenas, half lost. That's a huge part of covering sports for a living. And I was doing that, a while ago, in some arena (Orlando? Dallas? Phoenix? L.A.? 2009? 2010?) with James Harris-Hogarth. He's a British hoops journalist (and, I...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: "To a certain extent, those of us who have watched LeBron James play over the last seven years have been spoiled. I freely admit it. If he leaves via free agency in July, it's not going to be the same at Quicken Loans A...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  8. Knicks president Donnie Walsh: From Plan A to Plan Z

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan Yes, he really said he has a Plan Z. And the president of the New York Knicks said a bunch of other stuff in a radio interview on ESPN 1050 Radio in New York that you can listen to by clicking over to the Knicks blog on the ES...

    Blog | May 29, 2010
  9. It's good to be the king

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern likes to say that he works for the owners. And on paper he does, but things are often different in practice. For instance, in March 2009, as Marc Stein reported at the time, the league sent owners a memo making a request: Don't talk pu...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: "Rumors of Paul Pierce's demise apparently have been greatly exaggerated. The too old, too beat up, too unable to deal with LeBron James captain of the Celtics played the first four games of this conference semifin...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  11. The second round in the Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    Has the second round of the playoffs started yet? It's like somebody sneezed and three of the NBA's powerhouse teams of 2009-2010 -- the Jazz, Spurs and Hawks -- have all just been eliminated. Now there's just the annual Celtic thrill ride left be...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  12. Nuggets playing worst at the worst time

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger SALT LAKE CITY - When you step back, the Denver Nuggets have a lot to appreciate about their 2009-10 campaign. They won a second straight division title, won 53 games after taking 54 last season, and again made the short list of ...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams and Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Doc Rivers faced a decision that coaches at all levels wrestle with: whether to foul with a 3-point lead and the shot clock off. It is one of the most heavily debated topics among the best N.B.A...

    Blog | April 22, 2010
  14. Suns not sweating tempo battle

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PHOENIX - You won't see any greater contrast in styles than the Blazers-Suns series offers. Portland is the ultimate walk-it-up, grind-it-out squad, playing the NBA's slowest pace in 2009-10 after laying the second-slowest a year...

    Blog | April 17, 2010
  15. The TrueHoop Network Hands Out 2009-2010 NBA Hardware

    Henry Abbott

    By Dan Feldman of Piston Powered With its first complete regular-season of blogging about the NBA in the books, the TrueHoop Network decided to announce its own awards. Everyone in the Network was eligible to vote for the awards, which mimic the N...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "History will reflect that the Nets of 2009-10 are bad. It will also now reflect that they are not the worst team in N.B.A. history. After serving as the league's version of the Washington Generals much of this ...

    Blog | March 30, 2010