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  1. Don Nelson defines Nellie Ball

    Henry Abbott

    He's the pioneering king of the unconventional small ball lineup, so you might Don Nelson to have some dogma about the power of three-guard lineups and the like. But in a Q&A with ESPN's Marc Stein, the almost-Hall-of-Famer explains that he has no...

    Blog | September 06, 2012
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan McCarney of the San Antonio Express-News: Shock of all shocks - LeBron James is under fire. The latest round of criticism comes from an unexpected source: NHL players, who weren't very sympathetic with the leg cramp that plagued him down the stre...

    Blog | June 21, 2012
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James says he has not imagined himself as a Knick. A staggering percentage of the nation's young seven-foot men are in the NBA. A lot of how the NBA deals with misbehavior is along the lines of how schools do the same thing. Suspensions, ...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Training camps are supposed to open in 11 days, on Oct. 4. The first exhibition games are scheduled for Oct. 9. Without a handshake deal, there is no time to draft an agreement and sign free agents, and still keep ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "Kenneth Faried plays basketball the way he lives his life -- unwavering, headstrong and proud. And he comes to town carrying an amazing life story in his gym bag. ... The Nuggets' Chris Jackson found solace by be...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "The Mavericks officially have the Los Angeles Lakers' attention. And the rest of the NBA's, too. Announcing themselves as serious championship contenders, the Mavericks took down the Lakers for the second time...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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