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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star: "The players got what they wanted a long time ago - the shelving of the proposal for a hard salary cap. The owners continue to get what they want with each passing day. It made sense for the players to press their ca...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Amar'e Stoudemire said last night if the NBA lockout wipes out the season, he believes the players will form their own league instead of trying to catch on in Europe. 'If we don't go to Europe, we're going to start ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Barker of The Baltimore Sun: "NBA Players Association executive director Billy Hunter said Wednesday that if he 'had to bet on it,' he would wager that the entire 2011-12 season would be wiped out by the lockout. ... The union chief said NBA co...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Louise Watt of The Associated Press: "Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games. 'What's the point of watching NBA now?' asked an online user c...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  5. The NBA pivots on parity

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport Sports are most exciting -- and evidently most profitable -- when no one knows who's going to win. Last week we mentioned a project we have in the works: the Idea Machine. When we get it going, some of the ideas g...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If the Hornets' home attendance doesn't pick up, the team could, according to an executive, break its lease. Which could create no small amount of turmoil. Oh, hey, would you look at that, here's Lenny Wilkens saying he has been talking to people abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Branch of The New York Times: "For the founders of a fledgling athletic-shoe company, there is only one thing better for business than having an N.B.A. star endorse your new shoes: have the league say the shoes will not be allowed on its courts ...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  8. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Fingerhut, a young man from St. Louis, whose dad raised him on loving the Celtics, decided to take his dad to a Celtics/Pacers game for Christmas. As a special treat, Joe wrote all kinds of letters, e-mails and faxes basically begging to be able ...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: "Bruce Bowen may have been dirty to the other 29 franchises, but not to league officials. By 2007, after he'd irritated Steve Nash and LeBron James, the opinion printed here was this: Bowen, havin...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan LeBatard of The Miami Herald: "The phone rings at 1 a.m. It is Tim James. The connection is tinny and echoing. How are you, Tim? 'It was 125 degrees yesterday,' he says. 'I've never felt anything like that. It was like workin...

    Blog | August 31, 2009