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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: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Bishop of The New York Times: So what was Tuesday's game, then? An annihilation or an aberration? A statement or a mirage? For Pau Gasol, defeat provided an example of what not to do should Spain meet the United States in the gold-medal game in ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nobody disputes they are the best in the world at what they do, as they can prove in any individual contest. But sometimes all those individual geniuses have trouble with the teamwork. That's how more than a few NBA teams have fallen apart, but it's ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: The Lin phenomenon crossed the border Tuesday, when he beat Toronto with a last-second 3-pointer and won ovations from Raptors fans. He is stirring passions in China, Italy, Germany and anywhere basketball is playe...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  6. When Jeremy Lin takes over your team

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo "It sounds delusional now," writes Drew Housman, "but at that point I considered Harvard my team." Jeremy Lin isn't just playing well for the Knicks. He has quickly become a leader, the man talking on the court and starring in the highlig...

    Blog | February 15, 2012
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "Within a span of four months, Rick Welts quit his front-office job with the Phoenix Suns, packed for a move to Sacramento, where his partner lives, and on Tuesday accepted a job as president of the Golden State W...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "The executives charged with conducting the latest round of job interviews at One Center Court believe there are a plenty of options available to the Trail Blazers when it comes to filling their vacant general manager p...

    Blog | September 22, 2011
  10. 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
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant on the silver screen? Uh, let me think about that one. The Thunder superstar is finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Brothers film, according to our man Darnell Mayberry. I've got to say, I didn't s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Friday will mark the one-year anniversary of 'The Decision' -- the first misstep that LeBron took during the last 12 months, culminating with the ultimate fall -- losing in the NBA Finals to the Dallas Mavericks....

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick Reusse of the Star Tribune: "Rambis and Kahn are on different planets as to how they see the game and this team. And even if Kahn had the giant brain in vocabulary and Rambis had the big brain in basketball, Kahn was smart enough to know bad ...

    Blog | June 23, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers. He teased Neil Olshey, the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: "Michael Redd is facing his own departure from the only pro basketball franchise he has ever known. He played 15 minutes and scored two points in the Bucks' 93-86 victory over Toronto at the Bradley Center ...

    Blog | April 12, 2011
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kate Fagan of the The Philadelphia Inquirer: "I caught up with Elton Brand before tonight's game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Here's what he said about Jalen Rose's documentary comments, as well as his follow-up Tweet that 'I didn't say anything...

    Blog | March 17, 2011