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  1. Cappie Pondexter vs. Sebastian Telfair

    Henry Abbott

    The WNBA star crushes Sebastian Telfair in terms of shoe brightness, and does very well at basketball too. On YouTube, commenter Mbenz27: "I'm willing to bet 99 percent of all people couldn't beat her one-on-one without playin' some hacking defens...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  3. Baseball and WNBA join anti-bullying campaign

    Henry Abbott

    This Spring, the NBA had a series of opportunities to think about homosexuality. In April, Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 for using a gay slur, ironically about the same time Grant Hill and Jared Dudley appeared in a PSA advising kids to keep the ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Garza of The Sacramento Bee: "During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual q...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  7. 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
  8. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst on Erik Spoelstra: "His most impressive work, without much doubt, has been the past two weeks. After the Heat lost five of eight games, some of them in terrible fashion, Spoelstra not unexpectedly found himself dealing wit...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick Hayes of PistonPowered: "Bill Laimbeer is a tough subject for me. I firmly believe he is one of the most underrated players of his era who, because of his reputation as an instigator (and punching bag of Robert Parish), never gets the cre...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  10. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Will Kendrick Perkins play? By raw plus/minus, Perkins is the best Celtic in the playoffs. Smart thinking about what the Celtics can do differently in Game 7. Darius from Forum Blue and Gold: "Artest consistently forced Pierce to his left hand an...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  11. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2010

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 3 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2010
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dallas fans, you will never get a better guide to the eccentric personalities of your new Mavericks than this tremendous post from Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog. An extremely fun read about a team that used to be funny. Lakers say Kobe Bryant ...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He want...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "David Stern is playing tough with the NBA referees. You could argue it is long past time. The lack of consistent officiating in the NBA is the dynamic that never goes away. It is the dynamic that drives coache...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I was out of my office for 12 days of the NBA Finals. Before I left, I had planned to water the hell out the three plants that have been to my left, clinging to life, for four years. Opening the office door, I worried I might encounter death. But you...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  16. Referees, Stat Geeks, NBA Veterans -- Surprising Things from the ...

    Henry Abbott

    NBA referees are a non-stop topic of conversation among basketball fans. But ... anyone know where they come from? Since 2002, I learned just this morning, 100% of new NBA referee hires have come from the same place: The D-League. So, what kind of ov...

    Blog | April 14, 2009