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  1. Moreyball -- How the Houston Rockets became the NBA's most exciti...

    Beckley Mason

    Beckley Mason explains how the Houston Rockets went from Western Conference also-ran to one of the league's most exciting teams and players in the playoff picture.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2013
  2. Brian Scalabrine's story of concussion

    Beckley Mason

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesIn the 2009 playoffs, doctors allowed Brian Scalabrine on the court only after he lied to them. In the 2008-09 season, then-Boston Celtics forward Brian Scalabrine suffered three concussions in one month. The fir...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Beckley Mason

    On ClipperBlog, Jordan Heimer writes wonderfully about the Clippers upcoming, high-stakes season: "For once, the conventional wisdom is right. You can't put a price on what Paul did for the Clippers last season, not only playing at a crunch-time domi...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  4. Atlanta's O after Iso-Joe

    Beckley Mason

    Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty ImagesJeff Teague will be the driving force in Atlanta's new offense.Months before dramatically re-shuffling their roster, the Atlanta Hawks had a real shot at the Eastern Conference finals. But in their tight, injury-riddle...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  5. Who can stop LeBron James?

    Beckley Mason

    Marc Serota/Getty Images Joakim Noah and the Bulls are still a tough test for LeBron James. In each round of his rampage through the playoffs, LeBron James seemed able to morph into the player best suited to demolish his opponent. Against Indiana, ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  6. Philadelphia freedom

    Beckley Mason

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty ImagesWhen he gets a chance, lightning quick Jrue Holiday can be a problem for Boston's defense. The Boston Celtics had a better regular-season record than the Philadelphia 76ers and feature three future Hall of Famers, a champi...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  7. Flop of the Night: Josh Smith

    Beckley Mason and Zach Harper

    Scott Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images Brandon Bass hangs on to Josh Smith, perhaps to prevent him from flopping out of bounds. HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the ...

    Blog | May 02, 2012
  8. Fix tanking: Grade on a curve

    Beckley Mason and Henry Abbott

    Memphis Grizzlies consultant and founder Aaron Barzilai got to talking about HoopIdea and tanking with his friend Mike Martin. As a management consultant, Mike designs incentive compensation plans for sales teams in pharmaceutical...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  9. The art of drawing fouls

    Beckley Mason

    There's an understanding that when the playoffs come around, teams get physical. The pace slows down and the foul totals go up. Statistics would appear to bear that out. During the regular season, NBA teams attempted an average of 26.3 free throws pe...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  10. What about Wade?

    Beckley Mason

    Beckley Mason is the founder of HoopSpeak, a TrueHoop Network blog, and filling in for Henry Abbott today. You can follow him on Twitter at @BeckleyMason. Over on "Heat Index," John Krolik makes the point that Dwyane Wade gets the benefit of the d...

    Blog | April 29, 2011
  11. Daily Dime: Rose rules Rondo

    Beckley Mason

    The Chicago Bulls put the Eastern Conference's reigning bully in a headlock and pummeled the Boston Celtics into submission. The 97-81 win was a beatdown, a spanking, that all but assured the Bulls the Eastern Conference's top seed while leaving Celt...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  12. It's time to update the Dwight Howard meme

    Beckley Mason

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Sport There's plenty to like beyond Dwight Howard's biceps Beckley Mason is Founder of the ESPN TrueHoop Network Blog You can also find him on Twitter here, and contributing his thoughts on basketball and je...

    Blog | December 28, 2010