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  1. Starbury vs. T-Mac, Beijing edition

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Wharton is a longtime TrueHoop reader and an assistant professor at a Chinese law school who sends the following dispatch from Beijing, where Tracy McGrady's Qingdao Eagles recently took on Stephon Marbury's Beijing Ducks. Chinese people r...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  2. 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
  3. If big markets are king, how about Beijing?

    Henry Abbott

    There has been a lot of talk lately about the value of a large market. Carmelo Anthony leaving Denver for New York! LeBron James leaving Cleveland for Miami! (Actually, as Kevin Arnovitz points out, that last one hardly works ... Cleveland is the ...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  4. Steve Francis' team ordered to criticize him

    Henry Abbott

    Globalization was always going to be a "feeling out" process. Steve Francis has been a disappointment for his Beijing team, and has even gotten into trouble with the League's office for reportedly making a rude gesture from the bench. But where...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. In Review: Spain's Silver Medal Performance

    Henry Abbott

    John Schuhmann of finally finished flying home from Beijing, visting with his family, and filing his expenses. Which means it was finally time to write a wrap-up of the epic gold medal match. Schuhmann has tallied himself some new numbers fro...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Dave Barry at the Olympics

    Henry Abbott

    The Miami Herald columnist has always been hilarious, but now he is hilarious from Beijing. He's even blogging. But this is from a recent column you should really read about being a passenger in a Beijing taxi: I've found the taxi drivers to be frie...

    Blog | August 13, 2008
  11. The Wild Fans of Lithuania

    Henry Abbott

    My friend Kerry Seed is in graduate school for journalism, and somehow or another that work got him a ticket to Beijing this summer. He is also a big basketball fan, and bought a scalped ticket to Spain vs. Greece followed by Lithuania vs. Argentina....

    Blog | August 11, 2008
  12. An Insider's View of Kobe Bryant or LeBron James Heading to Europ...

    Henry Abbott

    Alexander Chernykh writes for the Russian sports site He has been traveling with Team USA and is now in Beijing. He got in touch the other day, with an interesting note. Kobe Bryant, Chernykh points out, made a comment about his income fro...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  13. More Evidence of Team U.S.A.'s Chinese Fans

    Henry Abbott

    Sunny Wu of MSNBC went to a Beijing Park where people were playing half-court pickup basketball (to five, without checking the call, all for the purposes of being fast and getting more people on the crowded courts). After negotiating some security pe...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lengthy new video interview with LeBron James in which he guarantees U.S. victory in Beijing.Carl Landry's agent threatens to "go Euro" too.TrueHoop reader Matt e-mails: "I think you should let everybody know that my NBA fanhood is open for business....

    Blog | July 24, 2008