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  1. Meet the new NBA

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Bill HaberNew commissioner, new rules.David Stern is from the Napoleon Bonaparte/Danny DeVito school: small man, big impression. He may not be large, but he's gargantuan. On the flight to New Orleans for the first Sternless All-Star Game ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  2. Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan's cooler

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Larry Bird cared little about Michael Jordan's superstar snack stash. In 1998, Larry Bird coached Michael Jordan in the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The next year he published a book with Jackie MacM...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: The last two weeks have added several chapters to Rondo's magical mystery tour. He was suspended for two games for throwing the ball at a referee. He participated in his third career All-Star Game. He had a bizarre 0-...

    Blog | March 05, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is too brilliant a ballplayer to have not taken his rightful place among the game's all-time greats. On Sunday, in the 61st NBA All-Star Game, Durant did just that. The same silky s...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  5. TrueHoop TV: Hollinger on All-Star Game

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | February 27, 2012
  6. The Secretary of Education on Jeremy Lin

    Henry Abbott

    Gregory Shamus/NBAE/Getty Images Arne Duncan and Jeremy Lin, two former Harvard stars, worked out together at the 2011 All-Star game. New York Knick sensation Jeremy Lin and U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, both former Harvard standout basketb...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald: "How much does South Florida miss pro basketball? Tickets for Saturday's charity all-star game dubbed the "LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh present the South Florida All-Star Classic" at U.S. Century B...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  8. 3-D All-Star in an Italian movie theater

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Andrea e-mails about going to see the All-Star game in 3-D at a movie theater in Italy. I'm amazed, and David Stern must be delighted, to hear that a tape-delayed exhibition game is a big draw in Italy, even late on a school night. An...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Editorial page staff of The Times-Picayune: "Mr. Stern and the league played an important role in the Hornets' return to New Orleans post-Katrina. The league also brought the NBA All-Star game to New Orleans in 2008, and metro residents are thankful ...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  10. Ten for ten dunkers

    Henry Abbott

    This is not the real dunk contest. But at the 2010 All-Star Game in Los Angeles they will have the second-annual dunk contest seeking four of the best dunkers from outside the NBA, which happens separately and promises to be entertaining again. Th...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  11. Wade, LeBron offer tease of possible future

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger DALLAS - Since everything's bigger in Texas, as Dirk Nowitzki reminded the crowd before the start of the biggest All-Star Game ever, let's focus on another thing that became even bigger as a result of tonight: The idea of Dwyane ...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  12. Banged up All-Stars

    Henry Abbott

    The All-Star game is in six days, and many times over the last week or so I have seen a promo for it promising "MORE STARS!" Which is a little weird, because the number of All-Stars has stuck at 24 more or less forever. But it's especially weir...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It's weeks before the All-Star game, and John Hollinger's playoff odds are already saying that nine teams -- nearly a third of the League -- are essentially out of the running for the playoffs. The Wizards are given about a 5% chance of making it. Tr...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  14. Who's Excited for the All-Star Game?

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks have a clock on their homepage, counting down the days until ... the season starts? No ... until All-Star Weekend is in Dallas. (It's 174 days away.) They also have a deal where if you buy a full season ticket, you can get a ticket ...

    Blog | August 24, 2009
  15. The Price You Pay for Righting a Shamockery

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Had a chance to trade emails with Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus during the live blog of the All-Star Game. Kevin rightfully pointed out that naming Mo Williams to replace Chris Bosh was the primary reason the East g...

    Blog | February 16, 2009
  16. All-Star Game Live Blog

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Welcome to the post-kryptonite world. The arena is buzzier tonight. Security is more officious. In the media workroom, the tube is tuned to 48 Hours as the press corps warms up their laptops. As of 5:3...

    Blog | February 15, 2009