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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. A new season for Royce White

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Matt Slocum One of the stranger attempts to make the NBA continues in Philadelphia. Royce White's rookie season could have scarcely gone worse. Drafted in the first-round by the Rockets a year ago, he failed to appear in a single game whil...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  3. Adam Silver: The NBA's next commissioner

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Kathy WillensIn February 2014, Adam Silver will take over as NBA commissioner from David Stern. Fun though working for the NBA would appear to be from the outside, in reality, the day-to-day business is a tangle of legal documents, tough ne...

    Blog | October 25, 2012
  4. Michael Jordan: Bobcats not tanking

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Bob Leverone The owner of the worst team in the NBA says losing was not the plan. Michael Jordan, owner of the Bobcats, talked to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer about his team, which threatens to be the worst in NBA history, and s...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  5. When Jeremy Lin takes over your team

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo "It sounds delusional now," writes Drew Housman, "but at that point I considered Harvard my team." Jeremy Lin isn't just playing well for the Knicks. He has quickly become a leader, the man talking on the court and starring in the highlig...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  6. Crunch time scoring is tough

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/LM Otero Jason Terry was on a short list of players who scored efficiently in crunch time Sunday. It has been shown all kinds of ways that in crunch time NBA offenses struggle. Buckets are just hard to come by. This may be because coach...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  7. Heavy minutes hurt title chances

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Jae C. HongIron men: Kobe Bryant and Luol Deng play heavy minutes, which may hurt their teams in June. Let's say you are asked to make a huge presentation -- the most important of your year, and maybe your career -- in June. What can you...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  8. Donaghy scandal's ringleader speaks

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano James "Baba" Battista refused to talk to the FBI. Out of prison, he's unloading in a new book. In 2007, when it was all fresh, David Stern called the Tim Donaghy referee betting scandal the "worst situation that I have ever ...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Instead of isolating him all night, the Nuggets had Carmelo Anthony stand in the corner while they ran pick-and-rolls and post-ups that drew his defender into the lane. The result: A huge scoring night for Anthony, and an easy win for Denver. This ap...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  10. Less rock, more Jazz

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Dave Caulkin The white cliffs of Dover are mostly dead plankton. Umm ... is this about NBA basketball? Usually I walk to work, but today I drove, and I'm glad I did, because by listening to the radio I heard one of my favorite journalists,...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  11. Big in Japan: Jeremy Tyler

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill Jeremy Tyler made headlines ditching high school for Maccabi Haifa. Ten games in, he made headlines by quitting. Brandon Jennings did it. He stared down the NCAA, went to Europe instead of playing college ball, endure...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  12. Tim Donaghy's questionable punditry

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Louis Lanzano The star and, increasingly, promoter of NBA referee conspiracy theories. The league is rigged! That's what a lot of people seem to believe. Kobe Bryant gets this call, or doesn't get that one. This team is David Stern's chose...

    Blog | June 11, 2010
  13. The echoes of Eddy Curry

    Henry Abbott

    (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Eddy Curry has lost so much weight he's almost unrecognizable. (He's the one in the headband.) By Henry Abbott He has only played 11 minutes, but as Chris Sheridan just explained, slimmed-down Knick big man Eddy Curry i...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  14. Public Referee Discipline

    Henry Abbott

    Did you see that referee Bill Kennedy was fined by the NBA for his role in an argument with Doc Rivers? The last line of this AP report is not something you'll often see: Rivers was penalized Thursday. He was irate following the Celtics' 127...

    Blog | March 20, 2009
  15. Watching Andrew Bynum Work Out

    Henry Abbott

    Janis Carr of the Orange County Register says that the young big man on whom the Lakers are pinning much of their hopes has been working out with a personal trainer in Atlanta. And if you believe the trainer, Bynum looks great, has an unquenchable ap...

    Blog | August 28, 2008
  16. Saturday Morning Notes

    Henry Abbott

    I walked around a fair amount last night -- the traffic is pretty bad, and while I saw a massive police presence, I did not see any trouble. Haven't heard any stories, or read any articles either. The NBA has to be cautiously optimistic that their ap...

    Blog | February 16, 2008