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  1. Mark Cuban joins Warren Buffett

    Henry Abbott

    As a billionaire who does not think people in his income category should have all the tax benefits they currently enjoy. The Mavericks owner is also clear that capital gains should be taxed as regular income. It's worth clicking the link to watch the...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  2. Day Seven Summer League Roundup

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Anthony Morrow set a new Summer League record with 47 points against the Hornets. Joe Alexander, as much as anyone on the Bucks' roster, will benefit from Brandon Jennings' fluency at running the break. Alexa...

    Blog | July 17, 2009
  3. That's a Foul on Chris Andersen

    Henry Abbott

    I know, that's how it goes in the NBA -- man on the way to the hoop gets the benefit of the doubt for any contact that isn't a perfectly executed taking-of-the-charge. And that's not a bad thing, frankly. You want players taking it to the...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  4. If You See Stephon Marbury Sitting on a Bench

    Henry Abbott

    And you ask him if, while he's waiting for his car to be fixed, he'd like to participate in some improv comedy for the benefit of your video camera, the answer, it turns out, is yes. And here's the first video from Brendan, who will be tr...

    Blog | February 17, 2009
  5. Dialing the Help Line

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton lost his treasured Seattle Supersonics this year. But there's an ancillary benefit for the rest of us -- Pelton will have more time to apply his otherworldly basketball analytics to the rest of the league. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2008
  6. Expert: Performance Enhancing Drugs Could Help NBA Players

    Henry Abbott

    There has been the idea that performance enhancing drugs would not help much in the NBA, where players generally don't benefit from a lot of extra muscle mass. I'm sure there are lots of opinions about that one. Randy Kim of AOL asked strength and co...

    Blog | December 21, 2007
  7. It's Not Steve Nash's Fault

    Henry Abbott

    The blog Cosellout has a pretty fantastic discussion of the many ways that Steve Nash gets the benefit of the doubt -- from the media, from fans, from everybody -- for being white. For instance: And while I will challenge anybody fact-for-fact who s...

    Blog | October 16, 2007
  8. Celtics Circumventing the Salary Cap

    Henry Abbott

    OK, that's a joke. Please don't investigate the Celtics. (Ooh, they'd be mad at me!) Check out the video, though. Doc Rivers runs practice, and offers a nice little added benefit to the players on the winning team:...

    Blog | October 04, 2007
  9. Scot Pollard Talks Up Vlade Divac's Charity Event

    Henry Abbott

    (AP Photo/Srdjan Ilic) A little more than a week ago, Vlade Divac held a massive fundraiser to benefit refugees in Serbia and Africa. All kinds of NBA dignitaries were on hand, and one of them, new Celtic Scot Pollard (that's him in the striped black...

    Blog | October 01, 2007
  10. Being For the Benefit of Mr. Hollinger

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer This is getting pretty silly. John Hollinger put together a pretty sound breakdown (as is usually the case) regarding the relative fortunes of each of the NBA's 30 teams, using personnel shifts and other criteria to determ...

    Blog | July 20, 2007
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Akron Beacon-Journal's Brian Windhorst: "When the Eastern Conference Finals started last week I was in the managed expectations and perspective business. No matter what happened to the Cavs, it would benefit them, I said. Even in a conversation...

    Blog | May 30, 2007
  12. Twin Cities Benefit for the former Playing for Peace

    Henry Abbott

    Sonia Grover loves her some NBA (you may know her better as Lil Dice of I Heart KG fame) and she loves her some music (as part of her job at a cool Twin Cities club). She also knows about one of my favorite good causes Playing for Peace (which no...

    Blog | January 04, 2007
  13. Getting Used to the New Ball

    Henry Abbott

    John N. Mitchell reports that Gilbert Arenas is among those coming around: Arenas, who said earlier this season he didn't like the ball too much, believes shooters like himself will benefit more from the new ball in the long run even though it gets ...

    Blog | November 15, 2006
  14. David Thorpe Likes the Gamble

    Henry Abbott

    As a follow-up to this discussion about Team USA's pressure defense, David Thorpe offers a series of reasons why Coach Krzyzewski's approach makes sense (some highlights of his argument: more possessions are more opportunities to benefit from the dis...

    Blog | August 21, 2006
  15. Economist: NBA Teams Don't Do Much for Economy

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Hendrickson of the Vancouver Columbian quotes Smith College economics professor Andrew Zimbalist, author of several books on sports economics: "Generally speaking, you can't anticipate an economic benefit," Zimbalist said. "You g...

    Blog | March 20, 2006
  16. Big-Time Sports as Black-Hole of Cash

    Henry Abbott

    From the Spokane Spokesman-Review (as reproduced in the Seattle Times): The economic model of big-time sports is obviously broken. The idea that athletics can pay for itself has been proved wrong time after time. The supposed economic benefits have b...

    Blog | March 17, 2006