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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Pondering the greatness of LeBron James this season has been like inviting a da Vinci scholar to consider the Mona Lisa's smile, or asking a theologian, "What is life?" Where to begin? LeBron steps onto a basketball cou...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "NBA owners and players will eventually come to an agreement on how to split billions of dollars in revenue. Keith Glass, an agent for more than 25 years, is positive that day is coming sooner rather than later...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  5. The 2010-2011 TrueHoop NBA Scrappers

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images If you like havoc, you'll love Tony Allen. What do you really love about basketball? What are your favorite moments? When are you most thrilled? I love a lot of stuff about the game but way up high on the list is: re...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Iott of Booth Newspapers: "Inspiration can come from some interesting places. At least three Detroit Pistons spoke of someone's words helping inspire them Wednesday night after a 103-94 victory by the Pistons against the Cleveland Cavaliers tha...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jodie Valade of The Plain Dealer "The end to the losses is coming, the Cavaliers are certain. They are closer now than ever, they swear. They have battled in their last four games, have taken the losses that much harder afterward. But they still keep...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Memo to Carmelo Anthony: Drop your trade demand, commit to trying to win a championship in your final year in Denver with a very talented cast. Then sign with the Knicks as a free agent this summer. Knicks president...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The hopping on the same foot consecutively is an automatic travel call. Adding the extra step after that is just icing on the cake. Behold Dwyane Wade. Video of good defense: Ersan Ilyasova breaks up the Jazz's intended play, but Andrei Kirilenko a...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  11. I know who's going to lose the CBA negotiations

    Henry Abbott

    Grant Halverson/Getty Images Sport Future stars like Harrison Barnes aren't represented by either side in CBA talks, and it costs them dearly. The players' union and the NBA have staked out positions, and the union is now as gloomy as the league in...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: "We are the kingdom now. Miami is the capital of basketball. South Florida is the epicenter of American sports. It became so by royal decree at 9:27 p.m. Eastern time, July 8, 2010. That is the moment when LeBron James ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Branson Wright of The Plain Dealer: "Pat Riley leads a group that includes Managing General Partner Micky Arison and Andy Elisburg, senior vice president/assistant general manager of basketball operations. They gathered Thursday evening near the far ...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  14. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  15. Quantifying LeBron James' special night

    Henry Abbott

    Gregory Shamus, Getty Images Sport LeBron James shot a lot of crunch time jumpers, but had something special for Joakim Noah. By normal measures last night's Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers contest should have been an incredible nail-biter. B...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  16. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2010

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 3 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2010