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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On Jay Leno, Steve Nash makes a self-deprecating little joke saying he can't bake. The guy to his right, likely the NBA's newest incoming team co-owner Justin Timberlake, cuts in to add, with waggling eyebrows: "I can get baked!!" Also, Nash is asked...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  2. AEG and the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    That AEG is for sale has huge potential impact for many different parties. For Los Angeles, AEG is not only the driving force behind bringing the NFL back, but also the owner of the Staples Center, L.A. Live and plenty more real estate besides. (P...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  3. Arron Afflalo is ready for his close up

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The UCLA formula for NBA success : Earn minutes with defense, use the time to perfect offense. "It's so crazy," says the Denver Nuggets' Arron Afflalo, who was D'ing up Kobe Bryant in Game 7 just a few weeks ago. "The ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown update

    Henry Abbott

    On the first day of the 2012 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown -- where some of the world's finest basketball analysts compete against a crowd of bloggers and my mom for glory, fame and perhaps an off-beat prize or two -- Matthew Stahlhut predicted the De...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The winners and losers of a new CBA

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA season will happen after all, thanks to a handshake deal struck in New York between David Stern's NBA and what remains of Billy Hunter's players association. As the dust settles after one of the NBA's more cantankerous episodes, here's an ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    George Will of The Washington Post: "The NBA's dispute, which has already caused cancellation of the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season, at a cost of perhaps $500 million, illustrates an agreeable truth: Man is an economic animal...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "They play soccer on Thursdays, Denver's melting pot of footballers from Brazil, Argentina, Peru. It's a hodgepodge of muscular men, lithe ladies and one 6-foot-11 dude who somehow seems to fit in like he is 5-foo...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: "Holding a two-point lead, the Heat wasn't about to make the same mistake it did three days earlier, when Dirk Nowitzki blew past Chris Bosh for the easiest game-winner this team has ever allowed. This time, Erik...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  11. 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
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: "After seven years of rejection by the Basketball Hall of Fame, former Bulls assistant Tex Winter, 89, finally will get in. So will Dennis Rodman. And sources say Chicago native and 76ers great Maurice Cheeks a...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  13. The age-induced fall of the Pistons

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images Sport A preference for veterans has carried Joe Dumars' Pistons to the top, and now near the bottom. Dan Feldman, founder of the TrueHoop Network's PistonPowered blog, examines how the Pistons -- until recently, a model NB...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The hopping on the same foot consecutively is an automatic travel call. Adding the extra step after that is just icing on the cake. Behold Dwyane Wade. Video of good defense: Ersan Ilyasova breaks up the Jazz's intended play, but Andrei Kirilenko a...

    Blog | November 30, 2010
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jackie MacMullan of ESPNBoston.com: "The point guard was clairvoyant. Rajon Rondo doesn't talk much, but he sees plenty. Before the Miami Heat suffered another big-time, big-game meltdown against the Boston Celtics on Thursday night, before Rondo dro...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant has made just five of the 29 3-pointers he has attempted this preseason. That's 17 percent. He's shooting 28 percent from the field overall this preseason (which, as a smarmy e-mailer noted, is an improvement from his six of 24 shooting i...

    Blog | October 25, 2010