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  1. 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
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Sometimes, life - and basketball - imitates Saturday morning wrestling. The Memphis Grizzlies did a little pile driving of their own Wednesday night, coming off the ropes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune: "While Yahoo! Sports was reporting that Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn and new coach Rick Adelman didn't get along in the 1980s, when Adelman was coaching the Trail Blazers and Kahn was cov...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jimmy Smith of The Times-Picayune: "David West sustained what is being termed as 'left knee trauma' on a driving slam dunk with 22.5 seconds to go in regulation. X-rays were negative, but an MRI -- a much more revealing diagnostic procedure - is sche...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "I can hear the weeping and wailing among the faithful. 'Perk? Perk! How could they give up Perk?' Well, here's how: You trade Perk if in return you get someone who is a much more accomplished basketball player and one w...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "The game ended a weekend filled with intrigue (Blake Griffin's dunk over a parked car) and drama (the Carmelo Anthony trade saga). Griffin has elevated the future of the Clippers but had a quiet eight points ...

    Blog | February 21, 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: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Kate Fagan of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "On game night inside BJK Akatlar Arena -- home court of Allen Iverson's new team, the Besiktas Cola Turka Black Eagles -- the image of Iverson hysteria is pure and true, but the arena seats 3,200 in a city of...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: "The Trail Blazers introduced Rich Cho as general manager on Monday. He answered questions. And sounded like a reasonable, intelligent man who might very well have a winning plan for the organization. I hope he does. Th...

    Blog | July 20, 2010
  15. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel: "The Atlanta Hawks might yet win this thing and probably should. They still have the size, the athleticism and, most important, the home-court advantage. But if there were any justice in a league that could care ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010