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  1. The NBA Team Winning this Off-Season: The Bears

    Henry Abbott

    By that I mean, not some cutesy nickname for the Grizzlies. I mean: People who are pessimistic about the economy. As we tiptoe into free agency, I'm feeling there are plenty of signs that big-dollar NBA contract offers will be precious and rar...

    Blog | June 30, 2009
  2. Slow Blogging Day

    Henry Abbott

    Bear with me. I am in the road at ESPN HQ in Bristol and have been putting a lot of time into things like looking good in the NBA team photo. In the meantime, you might enjoy this....

    Blog | October 22, 2008
  3. Why Mike D'Antoni Makes Sense in New York

    Henry Abbott

    This just suddenly made all kinds of sense to me, possibly way later than everybody else in the world. But bear with me. Alan Hahn of Newsday has an article citing a single anonymous source (red alert!) saying that Monta Ellis might like to pla...

    Blog | May 23, 2008
  4. The Tiniest of Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Having computer trouble today. Of all days! Mike D'Antoni to New York! O.J. Mayo stuff! Lakers Jazz getting exciting! I have a lot to say! But my computer has not wanted to say it with me, so please bear with me. Also, I'm about to hop in the car to ...

    Blog | May 12, 2008
  5. Venti First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Suns vs. Spurs Mike Finger of the San Antonio Express-News: "Officially, the Spurs will fly to Phoenix on Thursday, and they might even lose a game while they're there. But this series is over, as sure as disco and Bear Stearns are over, and fo...

    Blog | April 23, 2008
  6. Monday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Going to be in Philadelphia talking 76ers today. So I'll be in the car and doing some interviewing ... bear with me. In the meantime, something to chew on: New argument from Kobe Bryant supporters: Kobe Bryant should get the MVP because it ofte...

    Blog | March 31, 2008
  7. Homer Post About Portland's Seven-Game Winning Streak

    Henry Abbott

    (I'm a Blazer fan. This is exciting. Bear with me.) Allen Iverson, quoted about the Blazers by the Associated Press: "From the beginning to the end of the game they beat us up and down the court and did whatever they wanted to do on the offensive en...

    Blog | December 17, 2007
  8. Working Behind the Scenes

    Henry Abbott

    This is a tangent, OK? Bear with me. You probably recognize the name Howard Rubenstein. He's the guy who talks to the press when George Steinbrenner doesn't want to talk to the press. He does PR for Leona Helmsley, Donald Trump, Rudolph Giuliani, ...

    Blog | March 12, 2007
  9. Sir Charles on Monday Night Football

    Henry Abbott

    I didn't see it, but apparently at one point Tony Kornheiser said that if the Bears came back to win, Barkley could have his job in the booth permanently. So, guess the Kornheiser experiment is ending early... And, as Basketbawful explains, there ...

    Blog | October 17, 2006
  10. Troy Murphy Can Coach Third Base

    Henry Abbott

    I don't think it's online, but in the current Sports Illustrated's "SI Players" section they ask Troy Murphy what he'd be doing if he weren't playing in the NBA. I love his answer:... be a third base coach for the [Class A] Newark Bears. I would send...

    Blog | February 10, 2006
  11. Taxing Sports

    Henry Abbott

    There is a discrepancy that bugs me about sports: Sports teams require public subsidies for their stadiums. Sports teams have tickets regular people can't afford. Sports teams pay several times more than the market will bear for their employees. ...

    Blog | June 16, 2005
  12. Steve Nash = Bad News Bear Kelly Leak

    Henry Abbott

    My friend Randy gets the credit for the most important insight of this year's playoffs: Remember Kelly Leak from the Bad News Bears? It appears he grew up to be Steve Nash. And as Randy points out: "He even plays like Kelly Leak." Unfortunately...

    Blog | May 19, 2005