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  1. Who broke the Philadelphia 76ers?

    Henry Abbott

    They're unwatchably bad, and yet also very well run. Who's to blame for this mess? Let's ask Kate Fagan....

    Blog | April 03, 2014
  2. TrueHoop TV: Why NBA players go broke

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | May 14, 2013
  3. The only constant is change

    Henry Abbott

    There is a feeling among many sports fans that things should not be changed. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," is an unofficial sports anthem. But the truth is that sports change all the time, sometimes intentionally, and done properly that can b...

    Blog | February 17, 2013
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Twitter makes clear that NBA players were fascinated by an ESPN documentary about players going broke. John Hollinger (Insider) on Kyrie Irving: "I'm still big on the Irving bandwagon. Who wouldn't be after he ranked fifth among point guards in PER...

    Blog | October 03, 2012
  5. The tax proposal the players hate

    Henry Abbott

    Zach Lowe of Sports Illustrated shares details of the NBA's proposed stiff luxury tax, which is one of the key "systems issues" that broke apart talks on Monday. He writes: The tax would start at $1.75 in penalty payments for every dollar a team ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: "Everyone seems to be forgetting something: Some of the players are close to being broke. They live paycheck-to-paycheck, just like many of us do. When they start losing paychecks - their first check is scheduled for No...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  7. Forget what you knew about the Nets

    Henry Abbott

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images In March 2010 the team broke ground on a new Brooklyn arena. Carmelo Anthony wouldn't sign with the Nets, and who could blame him? They're the Nets. The Nets. Yinka Dare. Derrick Coleman. The team that made the NBA Final...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: "It's almost fitting that news broke of an impending meeting between the Nets and Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony in the city of the Alamo. Consider this the Nuggets' and Nets' last stand. They can only hope it ends bet...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  9. Amare, Suns break off talks

    Henry Abbott

    Ric Bucher reports: Amare Stoudemire now appears to be a long shot to return to Phoenix after opting out of the last year of his contract and negotiations on a new deal with Suns owner Robert Sarver broke off late Tuesday night, a source said. St...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  10. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Zach Lowe of CelticsHub on Ray Allen's role in the run that broke the Heat: "Ray's value goes well beyond his three-point shooting percentage. And if you ever doubt that, you can do two things: 1) Look at Ray's plus/minus stats, which have been by f...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  11. Sonny Vaccaro: Brandon Jennings broke the mold, part three

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Last week, basketball insider Sonny Vaccaro explained why he feels defensive about Brandon Jennings, and told the story of how he came to be so involved in Jennings' life and decision to play professionally in Europe for a year bef...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  12. Sonny Vaccaro: Brandon Jennings broke the mold, part two

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday, Sonny Vaccaro explained why he feels defensive about Brandon Jennings. Jennings, says Vaccaro, has endured criticism -- and perhaps was drafted artificially low -- as punishment for playing his post-high school year playing professional...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  13. Sonny Vaccaro: Brandon Jennings broke the mold, part one

    Henry Abbott

    Sonny Vaccaro is very proud of the fact that he has played a major role -- for instance, by promoting young players and getting shoe companies to sponsor coaches -- in building up NCAA basketball to be the massive business that it is today. But th...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Shaughnessy of The Boston Globe: "Big Baby got into a fight with a friend at 4 a.m., broke his thumb, and won't be able to play until at least December. He is young and foolish and he hurt the team. The Celtics owners are mad at him. Fans are mad...

    Blog | October 30, 2009
  15. Introducing the NBA's Video Rulebook

    Henry Abbott

    You know how sometimes something will happen in an NBA game, and you'll declare that so and so broke the rules, only to have your friend or uncle or somebody say you're full of it, and you'll argue, and then maybe you even try to look up the rule, bu...

    Blog | October 15, 2009
  16. Sources: Michael Beasley's Treatment Began Some Time Ago

    Henry Abbott

    The story broke on Monday that Michael Beasley has checked into a drug rehabilitation program in Houston. Left unclear was when he entered rehab. Sources now say that Beasley had been in outpatient drug rehabilitation treatment, as part of the NBA&#...

    Blog | August 27, 2009