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  1. How bad are the Sixers?

    Henry Abbott

    In the Grantland video below, Jalen Rose picks the stripped-down Sixers to be the worst team in the NBA. Bill Simmons says it'll be the Suns or Sixers. Hard to find real argument ... ... except from the Wages of Wins, where Arturo Galletti has a s...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  2. Substance of interest: Testosterone

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has been investigating PEDs and the NBA all season. The next in a series: Thanks to Lance Armstrong, Bill Simmons and others, NBA fans are thinking about performance-enhancing drugs in new ways. And if the comments on or Twitt...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "Really glamorous, I know." Puking during workouts as an essential part of being an Olympic athlete. Strongly in favor of a real basketball world cup: Bill Simmons. Talk that it's a "natural metamorphosis" for Kobe Bryant to accept a smaller role...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. Malcolm Gladwell says we have two choices

    Henry Abbott

    Now that our celebrity athletes have almost no privacy at all, what do we, as fans, do with all that information? In a must-read Grantland conversation with Bill Simmons Gladwell lays out a choice: My problem, though, is that we've moved past exposi...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  5. Bill Simmons on tanking

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea has a lot of roles. One is to attempt, as best we can, knowing darned well we'll fail constantly, to acknowledge, curate and promote the many great ideas made public before we got started. And when it comes to re-imagining the NBA, Bil...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  6. Billy Hunter: Billionaires run amok

    Henry Abbott

    The executive director of the Players Association, Billy Hunter, is on the B.S. Report today with Bill Simmons. He said that as soon as his players said they wanted to compromise, he would get them a deal. But at the moment the rhetoric sounds nothin...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  7. NBA negotiations in a handy chart

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader David created a chart of the two sides' collective bargaining offers to date. The other day, on Bill Simmons' podcast, NBA Commissioner David Stern wondered why the players had scoffed at the owners' offer to cut player salaries just...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  8. The keynote panel from MIT Sloan

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | March 08, 2011
  9. TrueHoop at MIT

    Henry Abbott

    For the next couple of days, TrueHoop will be a hive of geeky activity. Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Cuban, Bill Simmons, Jeff Van Gundy, Daryl Morey, R.C. Buford, Wyc Grousbeck and Joe Lacob are just a few of those who will be speaking at the fourth ann...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  10. Justin Bieber plays basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Justin Bieber took the court in the All-Star celebrity game, and he was not the best player on the court -- he missed eight of his eleven shots, had some frustration fouls and was a liability on defense. He wasn't the biggest, either. But thanks to f...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  11. Calling all stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will be in Boston March 4 and 5 this year (and they're boasting speakers like Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Cuban, Bill Simmons and Jeff Van Gundy). But the deadline to submit papers to the conference is in the n...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  12. The 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown is four years old, which means it's following roughly the same timeline as Daryl Morey's MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. If Sloan is the Lollapalooza of hoops dorks (or, per Bill Simmons, Dorkapalooza) then the...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  13. Brent Barry's report from Daryl Morey's conference

    Henry Abbott

    Brent Barry has been thinking about statistics. "Statistics," he says, "are like bikinis. They're really nice to look at but they don't tell you the whole story." Barry attended the recent MIT Sloan Sports Conference with an NBA camera crew, an...

    Blog | April 07, 2010
  14. The state of basketball analysis

    Henry Abbott

    Saturday marks the 2010 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, which is also commonly referred to as (thank you, Bill Simmons) Dorkapalooza. This conference, now in its fourth year, is a funny thing. On the one hand, it's a curio. Most of the NBA ...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  15. William Wesley, human fortune cookie

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Simmons, on All-Star Weekend in Dallas: We're standing with a young player who wants the night to keep going. The young player pushes to find another bar even though the odds are against it. Uncle Wes makes a face. He's squashing this right now...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  16. The tales of Abe Pollin's life

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott On his podcast, Bill Simmons once interviewed NBA Commissioner David Stern, and they had this exchange: Who's your favorite owner? The guy that you point to and say, "That's how you run a team." I actually have three favorites: B...

    Blog | November 24, 2009