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  1. TrueHoop TV: Heat crazy in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Tom Haberstroh has been digging into the numbers and finds this year's Heat are the second best crunch time team since new stats started being recorded in 1997. Despite LeBron James' reputation, the best team in those 17 years was another ...

    Blog | March 15, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: OK in OKC

    Henry Abbott

    Four straight losses in the Finals, the trade of James Harden -- things felt a little wobbly for the Thunder faithful at the start of the 2012-2013 season. But at the halfway point? The best offense in the NBA and the popular pick as the best team in...

    Blog | January 23, 2013
  3. Good teams know what the draft offers

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport Michael Kidd-Gilchrist can make a huge NBA impact without go-to scoring skills -- on a well-run team. The Heat won the 2012 NBA Finals in five games, removing almost all doubt that they were the best team. I don't th...

    Blog | June 26, 2012
  4. George Karl: Thunder, Spurs only contenders

    Henry Abbott

    Nuggets coach George Karl was on SiriusXM's Beyond the Brink Tuesday morning, saying he expects somebody will beat the Heat: I think all season long everybody in basketball thought Oklahoma City was the best team in the west, but were they mature en...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  5. 76ers tuning out Doug Collins?

    Henry Abbott

    The Sixers were literally the best team in the NBA to start the season. And now, without any big injuries or other evident cause, they have lost at home by 20 to the Raptors and appear to be slipping at precisely the wrong time. What's happening? ...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  6. The best team is not the luckiest

    Henry Abbott

    In knocking off the Celtics, LeBron James hit some tough contested 3s, which delighted many but left me doing that little low, whistle-under-your-breath thing. Lucky. A 33 percent 3-point shooter hitting two guarded 3s go in in a row, that's not g...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  7. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat are the best team in the NBA. Kind of. By some measures. Chris Paul is the best point guard in the NBA. Kind of. By a lot of measures. Saving cities is hard. He did the thing with the chalk. Of course he did the thing with the chalk. ...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  8. Kobe Bryant destroyed Wall Street

    Henry Abbott

    Poor Kobe Bryant. Even though he has proved himself to be the emotional and intelligent leader of the NBA's best team over the last two seasons, and one with deep connections and good working relationships with the likes of Derek Fisher and Phil J...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  9. Name the crimes of LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, by objective measures the best player in the NBA, and a strong candidate to be the best ever in the sport, has created an experiment. Instead of joining the best team he could, he cast his lot with two very talented friends and a savvy ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  10. The Lakers' mental preparation for Game 7

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers have an opportunity to prove, on Thursday, that they are the best team in the world. They are favored to do so. And if you listen to the coaching staff, they will be uniquely prepared to do so thanks to the team's carefully cultivated medi...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  11. An Up Mood in a Down Economy

    Henry Abbott

    If you go to a Nets game, the stands appear to be mostly empty -- there were even empty seats when New Jersey was the best team in the East. Since then the Nets have cut costs in a major way, and recently shipped out Vince Carter, the one Net with a ...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  12. What We Think We Know About Earl Clark

    Henry Abbott

    Watch Earl Clark play basketball, and it's clear he could have the most potential of any player in the 2009 draft. He's 6-10, can do just about everything, and starred on the best team in one of the toughest conferences in NCAA history. So wh...

    Blog | June 22, 2009
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Watching the best team in the League lose to the worst team in the East last night, more than anything I was struck by one thing: The Cavaliers are fantastic. I mean, sure, they lost that game. But there was a stretch when the Cavaliers almost wiped ...

    Blog | April 03, 2009
  14. The Best Team Money Can Buy

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Doug Pappas, a mainstay at both the Society of American Baseball Research, then Baseball Prospectus before his death in 2004, devised the "marginal dollar per marginal wins" metric, a system that measures how effic...

    Blog | April 02, 2009
  15. Oh, Atlanta!

    Henry Abbott

    No small feat, beating the best team in the land twice.Running a franchise that is torn between multiple owners can't be any fun, but credit Mike Woodson with having his players on the same page and playing hard. The offense is kind of ragged at time...

    Blog | April 29, 2008
  16. Who is Going to Fix the Culture of the Chicago Bulls?

    Henry Abbott

    Something is wrong in Chicago. The team that a lot of people picked to win the East this year has become one of the most bitter and miserable franchises in recent memory. (You don't believe me? Check out the tone on BlogaBull, one of the best team bl...

    Blog | April 17, 2008