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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: One interesting point on the current Olympic Games in London: this time the Bucks have zero players competing. That's a marked contrast from the 2008 Beijing Games when Michael Redd was playing for the U.S....

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  2. Pau Gasol: World-beater

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Jay Aych, The Painted Area Team USA got its redemption with Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008. On Sunday, Team Espana got its redemption with Eurobasket gold in Katowice, Poland. Pau Gasol: On top of the basketball world. ...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  3. Not Having Finger Surgery: Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    From Kobe Bryant's official website: After seeking numerous opinions from hand specialists, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to forgo surgery on his right pinkie. Fresh off his Olympic Gold Medal performance in Beijing, Bryant expressed that he d...

    Blog | September 09, 2008
  4. CrazyLiveBlogOlyBullets

    Henry Abbott

    There is a big game starting shortly. The United States vs. Argentina in the semifinals of the mighty Beijing Olympics. The winner gets to play for national glory and gold medals. The loser gets to enjoy being called "the Redeem Team" (again, if it's...

    Blog | August 22, 2008
  5. Thursday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    Once again against Greece, somehow, the U.S. gets 25 turnovers. The Greek players looked sad and defeated starting some time in the third quarter. 15 steals and seven blocks in a 40 minute game will do that to you.Dan Steinberg of the Beijing Sports ...

    Blog | August 14, 2008
  6. Thursday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    That's right. Special deal, all through the Olympics -- two sets of bullets each day. Regular bullets, and Olybullets. Carmelo Anthony is writing for the New York Times from Beijing: "Michael Phelps is, of course, from my hometown of Baltimore. I got...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  7. Team USA's Complicated Relationship with Human Rights

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James a few weeks ago said on ESPN, and the people at Aid Still Required told me recently, that the Beijing Olympics will be a time to make some big political points about Darfur and some other issues. There was talk of a meeting among NBA pla...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  8. Thoughts about Olympics and Politics

    Henry Abbott

    In the L.A. Times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers 1968, when he was very sympathetic to calls for some black American athletes to boycott the Olympics in Mexico City. Then Abdul-Jabbar wonders about Beijing 2008: Here we are 40 years later and we are...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  9. Masked Avengers of International Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    This summer, a lot of the NBA's best players will jet to China determined to re-establish American dominance in international basketball. As they land in Beijing, however, unless things improve mightily in the intervening months, the view out the pla...

    Blog | January 24, 2008