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  1. 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
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "The NBA and its players union will go back to the negotiating table Wednesday for yet another attempt to resolve their differences in collective bargaining and end the four-month lockout. A person with knowledge of the situatio...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "Late Monday morning, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted that he was going to appear Monday night on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to 'raise some hell on politics, the economy and whatever he throws my way.' Instea...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post: "Kevin Durant's performance created an evening for the ages at Rucker Park. 'Some nights are very special,' DC Power guard Randy (White Chocolate) Gill said. 'This is going down as one of those special nights.'...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  5. When golf clubs meet basketballs

    Henry Abbott

    A little while ago, TrueHoop departed from its normal, family friendly approach to basketball to talk about shafts for a thousand words or so. The occasion was a YouTube video showing a guy hitting a basketball into the hoop with a golf club. Seem...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  6. The Miami Heat as Rorschach test

    Henry Abbott

    Two TrueHoop Network bloggers, John Krolik and Rob Mahoney, have held a debate at Pro Basketball Talk about whether or not the Miami Heat are good for NBA basketball. The whole thing is solid, but Cavs: The Blog's Krolik really gets on a roll, to ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal: "Mo Williams' flight into Cleveland on Sunday was four hours late. Turns out, it was perfect timing. The travel delay allowed Williams to unexpectedly bump into LeBron James at Hopkins airport for a clear-the-...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: "Larry Bird might have just saved his job. More important, though, the Indiana Pacers president, along with general manager David Morway, just made their long-irrelevant team about a thousand times more interesti...

    Blog | August 12, 2010
  9. Ballers with books: NBA summer reading

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Adonal Foyle reads all kinds of things, but recommends everyone read Ayn Rand. This week on TrueHoop, several NBA personalities will weigh in with some book recommendations. Here's the first installment: Adonal ...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  10. On hitting a basketball with a golf club

    Henry Abbott

    On Monday I linked to this video with a shot of a guy using a golf club to chip a basketball into the hoop from some distance. Quickly there were people saying it was clearly faked. If the ball were to travel that far, they say, then either it was...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  11. Magic Johnson sought elite teammates too

    Henry Abbott

    Magic Johnson joins the cavalcade of those saying, essentially, hey LeBron James, real men don't play with superstars. "We didn't think about it 'cause that's not what we were about," Johnson said at Baruch College in New York, according to Bloomber...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  12. The Michael Jordan view of LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Brian A. Westerholt/Getty Images Sport Michael Jordan may be the best player ever, but LeBron James might already be the better executive. Michael Jordan has weighed in on the LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh "SuperFriends" team in Miami: ...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  13. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Dirk Nowitzki vs. the Spurs. A killer shooting night, with a killer soundtrack. Thunder GM Sam Presti must cringe, just a little, at seeing Kevin Durant say this in the Oklahoman: "I always was a big Antoine Walker fan." Sam ...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: "Bruce Bowen may have been dirty to the other 29 franchises, but not to league officials. By 2007, after he'd irritated Steve Nash and LeBron James, the opinion printed here was this: Bowen, havin...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Miller of The Washington Times: "David Falk has changed -- or at least his motives have. The man who built Michael Jordan, made record deals and represented some of the game's biggest stars isn't a superagent anymore. He isn't ...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  16. Pay Them By the Made Free Throw

    Henry Abbott

    On today's New York Times Op-Ed page, Thomas Friedman contrasts golf and basketball: Golf is all about individual character. The ball is fixed. No one throws it to you. You initiate the swing, and you alone have to live with the results. There a...

    Blog | July 29, 2009