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  1. Jason Kidd on how Mavericks won it all

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Kidd has an interesting basketball mind, with which he is making an interesting basketball point. In an interview with Beckley Mason in The New York Times, the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets has a theory you haven't heard before about h...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Marc Stein on Team USA

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | August 07, 2012
  3. NBA Today: David Thorpe and Grant Long

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe and former NBA player Grant Long join Henry Abbott on the NBA Today podcast to wrap up the NBA Finals, including: How the Thunder lost their cool The ideal team to beat the Heat How LeBron showed his leadership in Round 2 against...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  4. TrueHoop TV: Five with Shane Battier

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 20, 2012
  5. Five for Friday

    Henry Abbott

    The referees are always a touchy subject, especially in the playoffs when little moments can have huge implications. As the games become more and more intense, officials are put in an especially tough position when players are actively trying to tric...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  6. Five for Friday

    Henry Abbott

    No team has ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in the playoffs (sorry, Dallas fans). So why do we force them to play out the string when one team wins the first three games? One response: I bet the playoff teams being guaranteed only one game of playo...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. Five for Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Each Friday we're fricasseeing some fresh HoopIdeas and serving them up to you. The idea leading this five is one of my favorites, and came to us via Twitter. Which reminds me, why don't you follow us on Twitter and join the HoopIdea conversation? ...

    Blog | April 13, 2012
  8. Flop of the Night: Blake Griffin

    Henry Abbott

    Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Griffin reacts to becoming our first two-time Flop of the Night honoree HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate the pretenders from the defenders...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  9. Talking Thunder and virtues of tanking

    Henry Abbott

    The young, incredibly talented Oklahoma City Thunder is the model of how losing games can help you win games. But there's far more to turing around a franchise than luck in the lottery. HoopIdea on tanking Tanking: Far worse than you think...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  10. Welcome, Beckley Mason

    Henry Abbott

    Today is Beckley Mason's first day at ESPN.com. You may know Beckley as the guy who founded HoopSpeak or HoopSpeak Live, has filled in here on TrueHoop, has hung with the king of summer hoops, or contributes regularly to 5-on-5 and TrueHoop TV. In...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  11. TrueHoop TV: The Thunder

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | January 19, 2012
  12. TrueHoop TV: The Mavericks

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | January 11, 2012
  13. Not your typical pickup game

    Henry Abbott

    HoopSpeak's Beckley Mason on his high-profile pickup game in Bangladesh: Five local soldiers surrounded our bench in camouflaged body armor, MP5 sub-machine guns slung over their shoulders and Glocks on their hips. Snipers paced the nearby rooflines...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you need to convince your children that penmanship matters, here's something to try: Poor handwriting on a birth certificate changed Shane Battier's family name from "Battle" to "Battier" and they just went with it. Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  15. When LeBron James lets you down

    Henry Abbott

    Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on the player who is about his age, and has defined recent basketball greatness: I watch basketball for a variety of reasons, but at the core I'm an NBA fan because I like to be thrilled an entertained. Few if any player c...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  16. Hard times in the mythology business

    Henry Abbott

    Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak: The mythology of sports is a paradoxical melding of "no one thought he could do it" and "this is destiny." That combination makes sense when considering the role that winning occupies in the making of myths. We retrofi...

    Blog | May 31, 2011