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  1. Surprisingly productive defenders

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Spurlock/USA TODAY SportsRoy Hibbert isn't the only reason the Pacers have the NBA's best defense. A tricky thing about basketball is that it's tough to know what's happening on defense. So tough that credit and blame are almost impossible to ...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Chris Duhon hadn't heard any feedback from his teammates about the NBA's tentative labor deal as of Sunday afternoon. But the Orlando Magic's representative to the National Basketball Players Association expects...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "Michael H. Goldberg, executive director of the NBA Coaches Association since 1978, isn't holding his tongue or pen. Goldberg wrote an open letter addressed to the NBA and the players, urging both sides to ret...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "NBPA President Derek Fisher and executive director Billy Hunter were by then kindling, ready to burn with the slightest match strike. They were angry over the way talks ended and the position of the owners t...

    Blog | October 21, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register: "Just know that if the NBA door closes this season, Kobe Bryant has always been the type to seek another door that opens. One of his personal logos has long featured the motto 'Carpe Diem.' That's Latin, not ...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "Organizers for Tuesday's star-studded exhibition in Baltimore featuring LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Kevin Durant have found a new venue to possibly meet the high demand of a rapidly planned event...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Joseph Staszewski of the New York Post: "Kevin Durant's performance created an evening for the ages at Rucker Park. 'Some nights are very special,' DC Power guard Randy (White Chocolate) Gill said. 'This is going down as one of those special nights.'...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011