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  1. The origin of "no layups"

    Henry Abbott

    Dean Oliver (pioneer of NBA advanced stats, author of the seminal book "Basketball on Paper," former member of the Nuggets brain trust and current Director of Production Analytics for ESPN Stats & Information) once had a website where he wrote ab...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Jovic of Fox 8: "So far this season the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary football team has been ready for anything that came their way on the football field, that was until Tuesday. Members of the state's third ranked Division III team were shocked whe...

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: "Everyone seems to be forgetting something: Some of the players are close to being broke. They live paycheck-to-paycheck, just like many of us do. When they start losing paychecks - their first check is scheduled for No...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: "The NBA lockout has entered its third month, but Tuesday is the day that will look and feel the most different at US Airways Center. The day after Labor Day usually marks the start of Suns voluntary workouts in ear...

    Blog | September 06, 2011
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "In Malcolm Gladwell's view, the owners' assertion that the NBA's business model is broken is absurd because basketball isn't a business at all. Rather, he asserts that most owners are in it for what he te...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "The NBA's Board of Governors met Tuesday in Dallas and heard a report on collective bargaining from Spurs owner Peter Holt, chairman of its labor relations committee. The league wouldn't reveal if the boa...

    Blog | June 29, 2011
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "For wisdom, maturity and leadership, our new basketball hero is... Dirk? Rick? No. Mark Cuban, you the man. The man who went to LA for four days, was the center of Southern California media attention, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Dwight Howard faces a one-game suspension -- his second of the season -- after picking up his 18th technical foul in the Magic's 111-102 overtime victory Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a game un...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "Within the past 48 hours, several longtime Kings fans, sponsors and former executives organized a gathering that is expected to be part protest, part lovefest for an NBA franchise that is probably scooting south ...

    Blog | April 05, 2011
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "How are you going to build a franchise around a player who has spent six years here without one defining moment? The answer is, you can't. And when the Lakers responded to Tuesday's Internet buzz by saying the...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog points out that the Cavaliers got where they are in part by losing LeBron James, but also by getting essentially nothing from the draft. "Eyenga, Gibson, and Hickson are the only rotation players the Cavs have managed to...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "That same word -- 'fun' -- weaved through every player's comments after this one. Fun as in less stressful, better camaraderie and just plain joyful. It's been a long time since the Charlotte Bobcats felt that...

    Blog | December 28, 2010
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In raw and adjusted plus/minus for this young season, the standout Lakers have been Lamar Odom and Pau Gasol. No one else is even close, and most of the team is in the negative. So wait, I thought Kings fans were convinced Tyreke Evans could play p...

    Blog | November 24, 2010