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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: One interesting point on the current Olympic Games in London: this time the Bucks have zero players competing. That's a marked contrast from the 2008 Beijing Games when Michael Redd was playing for the U.S....

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "With so much firepower on the roster, Mike D'Antoni said offense isn't going to be a problem for the Knicks. But then he saw his team score nine points in the first quarter Sunday. 'There was a fleeting moment,' he said, 'where...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Some of the basketball cognescenti still are unwilling to call the Spurs for what they really are. And that's a dynasty in the truest since of the word. Although they have never won back-to-back NBA title...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The best thing about the reunion of Michael Jordan and Kwame Brown with the Charlotte Bobcats is that both men are in completely different places right now. Jordan isn't trying to scratch a final itch while provin...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Cacciola of The Commercial Appeal: "All the talk and speculation about his arrival became reality when Zach Randolph, all 6-9 and 260 pounds of him, walked into the press conference room at FedExForum on Tuesday afternoon. For a franchise ...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ivan Carter of The Washington Post: "Caron Butler has never been to Barcelona before, but he does remember an image of his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, that was taken during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when Jordan and the Dream Team dominated the ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  10. Late Friday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Yao Ming finally had a great game -- hitting all but one of his 11 shots -- and China got a win, against Angola. Zaza Pachulia calls for peace in Georgia. Chris Bosh is starting to seem like he might really be as cool as famous athletes ar...

    Blog | August 15, 2008
  11. Tuesday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    To me the calling card of Team USA thus far has been forcing turnovers, mainly in the backcourt. Angola had as many turnovers as field goals. Most of these come from Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and t...

    Blog | August 12, 2008
  12. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chris Sheridan has been chatting Team USA from Shanghai, and I submitted my own question (based on a recent post) which he answered. I'm not sure if he knew it was me or not. But I'm proud to have made the cut. Here's the exchange: "Henry (Fle...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  13. When Mel Turpin was "Traded" to Spain

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday, in the wake of the Josh Childress news, a TrueHoop reader mused about the possibility that one day it might be possible for an NBA team to trade a player to an overseas team. Far-fetched, huh? That's what I thought. Then we learned, ...

    Blog | July 25, 2008
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Sekou Smith of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "What looked like a crazy stunt three days ago has turned into a bona fide nightmare for the Hawks, who simply couldn't win in this situation (if they increased their offer to Josh Childress they'd los...

    Blog | July 23, 2008
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A nice little video compilation of missed dunks. To me the worst here is Tony Parker, who wasn't even attempting much of anything other than to get the ball in the hole, sans defense. Sometimes I see some mammoth NBA player with good position attempt...

    Blog | July 21, 2008
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Murphy wrote an amazing story in the Houston Chronicle about Sam Anderson, the starting power forward at the University of Houston: "... everyone in the Anderson family knew how much Sam loved basketball. It had been Sam's haven as a child ba...

    Blog | June 25, 2007