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  1. HGH tests coming to basketball, too?

    Henry Abbott

    In December, Rep. Elijah Cummings called it "incredibly ridiculous" that the NFL does not test for human growth hormone (HGH), lamenting years of stalling tactics from the players union. Cummings, from Maryland, is the ranking Democrat on a committee...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  2. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Amar'e Stoudemire said last night if the NBA lockout wipes out the season, he believes the players will form their own league instead of trying to catch on in Europe. 'If we don't go to Europe, we're going to start ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun: "NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he 'had to bet on it,' he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout. ... The union chief said NBA co...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Louise Watt of The Associated Press: "Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games. 'What's the point of watching NBA now?' asked an online user c...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  7. The NBA pivots on parity

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport Sports are most exciting -- and evidently most profitable -- when no one knows who's going to win. Last week we mentioned a project we have in the works: the Idea Machine. When we get it going, some of the ideas g...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If the Hornets' home attendance doesn't pick up, the team could, according to an executive, break its lease. Which could create no small amount of turmoil. Oh, hey, would you look at that, here's Lenny Wilkens saying he has been talking to people abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  9. "If I wanted to, I could quit basketball and play in the NFL."

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, messing around as a wide receiver, assures the cameras he won't really do that. I'm no football expert, but does anybody think he's wrong? UPDATE: A load of professional football people have addressed this. There seems to be...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Fingerhut, a young man from St. Louis, whose dad raised him on loving the Celtics, decided to take his dad to a Celtics/Pacers game for Christmas. As a special treat, Joe wrote all kinds of letters, e-mails and faxes basically begging to be able ...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  11. 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
  12. Rolling With Leandro: Gregory Dole's Barbosa File, Part Seven

    Henry Abbott

    Canadian Gregory Dole lives in Brazil, and describes himself as a "freelance writer, English as a second language teacher, basketball coach, basketball scout, and world traveller." That's a career that, not too long ago, took him deep into the life o...

    Blog | May 22, 2007