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  1. TrueHoop TV: Rookies on rookies, part 2

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. We published Part 1 earlier. In Part 2, t...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  2. How to come from nowhere

    Henry Abbott

    Arturo Presotto/Iguana Press/Getty Images You've probably never heard of Gal Mekel, but your NBA team probably has. The Jazz were the first team to notice. Then the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks and others. Now many teams...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: J.R. Smith was born in Freehold, N.J., and played at St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, so he knows a little about the intensity of New York basketball. It took him little time to get acclimated Sunday, as he scored 15 ...

    Blog | February 20, 2012
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "To all NBA players who stand unified against the godless owners, read these words of warning from a former NHL player about the reality of losing an entire season: 'It's not worth it. Get a deal done,' form...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charley Walters of the Pioneer Press: "Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor said Tuesday that Rick Adelman was the top choice of basketball president David Kahn when the Wolves began their search for a coach to succeed fired Kurt Rambis. 'Early in the proc...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "Early in the third quarter of his team's 135-134 victory over the Los Angeles-based Drew League, Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls looked down at the opponent to his right and said, 'It's a long flight to L....

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register: "Kobe Bryant is feeling fine and loves to play, so it wasn't a shock that he showed up to play in Los Angeles' Drew League as it capped its season Tuesday. Not altogether surprising that Bryant seized the mom...

    Blog | August 17, 2011
  12. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: "At the Hall of Fame reunion dinner last night, where several of the game's greatest congregate to celebrate the new class, commissioner David Stern appeared hopeful about a labor agreement despite the fact that the...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: "In the first sign that NBA players and owners want to avoid a long lockout, the two sides have agreed to meet Monday in New York, according to an NBA source. It will be the first official negotiating session since ...

    Blog | July 28, 2011
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With the door to the NBA that swung open nine years ago closed to him, Yao Ming on Wednesday chose 'a new life.' Yao announced his retirement in a ceremony and news conference in Shanghai, citing the repeate...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "The NBA ticks toward a lockout. Friday is the deadline. The day pro basketball's business halts. It's a little disconcerting for us here in Oklahoma. Just when this NBA stuff is really getting good, there's talk of a s...

    Blog | June 27, 2011