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  1. One decision Barack Obama won't delegate

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters The baller-in-chief picks the teams. If you're a prisoner hoping for leniency from the judge, research shows it'd be good for you to get a morning appointment. Later in the day, after making lots of decisions, jud...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  2. Jeremy Lin among Time's 100 most influential

    Henry Abbott

    Time has named the most influential 100 people in the world. The list includes Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the like ... and one NBA player. It's not LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard or even union president Derek Fisher. Tha...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  3. But can Barack Obama rap?

    Henry Abbott

    In GQ, Will Leitch hangs out with Derrick Rose. The star of the Chicago Bulls remembers a time when Barack Obama was no big deal: "I remember when he wasn't our president, when I was a kid, when he'd just be walking down the street, a state senator. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  4. At All-Star in spirit: Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Epstein of Politico: Obama rounded a day of travel that included a speech on energy policy and two fundraisers in the Miami area with a third fundraiser, at the home of Dallas Mavericks player Vince Carter. Carter welcomed the president to ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  5. Barack Obama vs. an NBA lockout

    Henry Abbott

    No, I have not seen the President say anything about preventing a lockout. But as it looks increasingly like there will be a deal to preserve the George W. Bush era tax cuts for the very richest Americans, it occurs to me that maybe, just maybe, t...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  6. Marv Albert on interviewing Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Official White House photo by Pete Souza On the White House basketball court, with the basketball president. Marv Albert sat down with the Commander-in-Chief for a conversation about basketball that will be part of TNT's broadcast of Game 4 of the ...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  7. Magic Johnson on Barack Obama's trash talk

    Henry Abbott

    Magic Johnson, as quoted by Mike Trudell on, talking about meeting Barack Obama: It was really a special moment in time that I'm going to always remember that the President of the United States trash-talked Magic Johnson. And me restraini...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz The conversation between 3 Shades of Blue and Memphis Grizziles owner Michael Heisley continues. Heisley speaks about the trials of being a small-market team. Money quote: "Quite frankly free agents don't want to come to small m...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  9. A White House Angle to a Bulls vs. Cavaliers Matchup

    Henry Abbott

    If you look at the standings, very few first-round matchups are easy to predict. Everything could change just about all over the NBA. One of the best guesses, however, is that the Cavaliers will be the first seed in the East, facing the eighth-placed...

    Blog | March 25, 2009
  10. Dukies Question the President

    Henry Abbott

    Carlos Boozer was one of many who watched President Barack Obama fill out an NCAA bracket. And he was horribly disappointed. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune writes: It was hard enough for Carlos Boozer to watch as President Barack Obama picked Pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2009
  11. The First Fan Gets to Know the Bulls

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times explains you don't have to win a title to get a team trip to the White House. Barack Obama's hometown team, the Bulls, got the invite and visited yesterday. Word is Obama may be attending the Wizards vs. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  12. Allen Iverson Getting All His Hair Cut Off

    Henry Abbott

    My favorite part is when he says Barack Obama had something do with it, by telling the nation it's time for change. UPDATE: And Iverson's All-Star Teammates react, with LeBron James saying A.I. looks like Stephon Marbury in college:...

    Blog | February 18, 2009
  13. NBA Players on the Meaning of Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Caron Butler says that his youngest child is four, and she not only knows who Obama is, but has his picture on her wall. Rashard Lewis says that watching Barack Obama and his family walk out on to the stage in Chicago on election night gave him chill...

    Blog | January 19, 2009
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ivan Carter of The Washington Post: "When Barack Obama makes history tomorrow, the Washington Wizards will be in the Bay Area hoping to catch a glimpse of his inauguration on television in their hotel rooms. The Wizards open a four-game road tri...

    Blog | January 19, 2009
  15. The Basketball Game of Barack Obama's Life

    Henry Abbott

    I know, seriously. ENOUGH with the hooping politicians stories already. But this is just too good. Craig Robinson is the head coach at Oregon State. He's also a former Princeton player under Pete Carril who won some 3-on-3 tournaments playing with ed...

    Blog | December 17, 2008
  16. Carmelo Honors Woodrow Wilson

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Carmelo Anthony wanted to honor President-Elect Barack Obama during last night's game against Golden State: At the Nuggets' shootaround, there was a post-election buzz. Carmelo Anthony smiled and said, "I'm going to try to ...

    Blog | November 06, 2008