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  1. Howdy

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer My name is Kelly Dwyer, I've written for several websites, watched plenty of basketball games, and once met Dave Corzine at his parents' house. I'm 27 years old, am much warmer than I would prefer to be right now, and have a son...

    Blog | July 13, 2007
  2. To a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail

    Henry Abbott

    Basketball games are stories, like little novels. They are won or lost any number of different ways: somebody is on fire, somebody is scared, somebody else has the flu, somebody is setting great picks, somebody is not able to guard somebody else. All...

    Blog | December 05, 2006
  3. Post-Game Thoughts with Bryan

    Henry Abbott

    Bryan is a guy who sends e-mails to friends with thoughts about basketball games. Here are some of my favorites from watching San Antonio lose game seven in overtime to Dallas. Manu Ginobili is a great player... IMO, in OT last night if they co...

    Blog | May 23, 2006
  4. NBA execs: Tanking 'definitely a strategy'

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's president of basketball operations, Rod Thorn, acknowledges that losing games in the name of better draft picks -- commonly known as "tanking" -- is "definitely a strategy" for front offices. "I don't look at it as tanking," Thorn told ...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  5. Don't tell Terry Stotts this can't work

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images Portland's 3-rich offense may be untraditional, but it's also off the charts. The Blazers have just about the best record in basketball, the best offense in the game by a fair margin and egg on the faces of every pun...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  6. On behalf of skywalkers

    Henry Abbott

    But for the fact that it happened in preseason, this play is about as awesome as NBA basketball gets. Hats off to you, Mr. Glen Rice Jr. This unplanned, acrobatic, final-second, putback, game-extending psychoslam? This is precisely what people buy...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  7. Just play basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/Getty ImagesPhil Jackson says this is not the game Dr. James Naismith envisioned.A year and a half into HoopIdea, our motto, more than ever: "Basketball is the best game ever. Now let's make it better." The fun comes from the fact that ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  8. Dirty, dumb and ugly

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Hard intentional fouls have helped to make Chris Andersen one of the NBA's most effective players. On the first play of Wednesday night's Game 2, Nate Robinson used basketball skills to get himself a nice look at the bucke...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  9. Award-winning hoops writing

    Henry Abbott

    The Professional Basketball Writers Association announced its award-winners from 2012 during All-Star Weekend in Houston. They come in three categories: game story, column and feature. Congratulations to the nine winners: GAME STORY Dave McMen...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  11. Never had to happen

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Sport Some get excited at the blood. But the NBA is far better when it's about basketball. In retrospect, the referees lost control of the game early in the second quarter. Tyler Hansbrough fouled the daylights out of Dwya...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Thanks, Coach Vogel. Now what?

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea began with the conviction that NBA basketball was the best game ever, but could be even better. To that end, we opened channels of communications to readers, to hear how they thought the game could be better. You know what they w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  13. The exasperation of Andrew Bynum

    Henry Abbott

    Harry How/Getty Images Nobody who scores as easily as Andrew Bynum gets the ball so seldom. With 54.3 seconds left in the Lakers' Game 2 win over the Nuggets, Kobe Bryant was looking to inbound the basketball. Andrew Bynum put his butt into skin...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  14. When games are great

    Henry Abbott

    If you look back at the beginning of HoopIdea, we described this motto: "Basketball is the best game ever. Now let's make it better." One of my favorite radio shows is WNYC's Radiolab, where a while ago they talked to a bunch of brainiacs about wh...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  15. NBA Today: Royce Webb on HoopIdea

    Henry Abbott

    On Monday I was in Bristol, and in the cafeteria at lunch things got pretty exciting discussing HoopIdea, and ways the NBA should change to make a better, more exciting game. Tim Duncan is essentially a perfect basketball player. But very few peop...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Has Steve Nash played his last game as a Sun? For those of you interested in billionaires and such, here's an amazing chart of where the money is. Not just the money in basketball ... all of the money, period. And this from The New Yorker's John Ke...

    Blog | November 21, 2011