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  1. Shane Battier on hard fouling tactics

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Shane Battier does what it takes to win. Sometimes what it takes is ugly. Hard intentional fouls have been a focus of TrueHoop's Working Bodies series all season. Our position: They make the game more danger...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  2. Roy Hibbert is in LeBron James' head

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images The rarest of sights: LeBron James attacking Roy Hibbert at the rim. After hitting the overtime buzzer-beating layup in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, LeBron James insisted he barely noticed wheth...

    Blog | May 24, 2013
  3. Who owns Iman Shumpert's head?

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images A Knick whose hair has a knack for getting people talking. Iman Shumpert has the coolest hair in the NBA, and possibly in NBA history. So that's good. But his hair is a little less cool today, with a big tri...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  4. A baker's dozen with Bradley Beal

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images As the draft approaches, several teams are focused on Florida guard Bradley Beal. Some drafts have suspense about who will be the top overall pick. In this draft, Anthony Davis secured that spot months ago. The...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  5. Ranking playoff teams by athleticism

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Does any remaining playoff team deploy more athleticism than the Pacers? David Thorpe said from before The Decision that the Heat have three of the fastest players at their positions in the league, something th...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  6. Three ideas on teamwork

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images The shooting form: fantastic. The result: spectacular. The process: reckless. A pull-up, off-the-dribble 3, from a yard behind the 3-point line, with time on the clock is the very definition of Hero Ball. An...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  7. The mystery of Andre Iguodala

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Spectacular dunker? Lunch-pail defender? Go-to guy? What exactly is Andre Iguodala? On HoopSpeak, Tom Sunnergren does a masterful job digging into one of the NBA's enduring mysteries: Andre Iguodala is the best...

    Blog | March 20, 2012
  8. Caron Butler 'flattered' by Spurs

    Henry Abbott

    From Jeff Caplan, ESPNDallas.com: Dallas Mavericks free agent Caron Butler enjoyed his Wednesday morning visit with the archrival San Antonio Spurs so much that he felt compelled to tweet about it. "Just met with Spurs great visit first class a...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  9. Chicago Bulls meet with Caron Butler

    Henry Abbott

    From Nick Friedell, ESPNChicago.com: DEERFIELD, Ill. -- In their search to find an upgrade at shooting guard, the Chicago Bulls met with free agent Caron Butler on Monday. A league source termed the meetings with Butler as "positive." Butle...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  10. Source: Caron Butler has four meetings set

    Henry Abbott

    From Jeff Caplan, ESPNDallas.com: Caron Butler begins a busy week Monday with at least four visits lined up to teams interested in signing the Dallas Mavericks' free-agent forward. Butler will visit with team officials from the Chicago Bulls on...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  11. Pointing two fingers

    Henry Abbott

    Neilson Barnard, Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe best efforts of Billy Hunter and David Stern have not been enough. Anything you hear about "the owners" being one way or "the players" being another is likely wrong. Both groups are all over ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  12. Deron Williams' sweet move

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images If players are still locked out this fall, Deron Williams will reportedly take his game to Turkey. Today there are reports that Deron Williams and Zaza Pachulia could be teammates this fall ... in Turkey. I ...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  13. 11 thoughts about the end of the CBA

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesHow long 'til we see this again? Billy Hunter and David Stern after agreeing to a deal in 2005. It's June 30, scheduled to be the final day of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. 11 things to think about: ...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  14. The stealth Mavericks

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Dallas coaching consultant Tim Grgurich talks to players -- and not to the media. If things break a certain way in Miami this evening, this day will go down as one of the greats in Dallas sports history. If so,...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  15. Today's crunch-time best vs. Air Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images In Game 2, Dirk Nowitzki hit the fifth "crunch-time" playoff bucket of his career -- tying LeBron. Who is the best crunch-time player, the NBA's ultimate closer? World peace may be simpler to solve. The a...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  16. LeBron James is the next Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images An open mind is all that is required to see the position LeBron James has earned. I was reading the paper. My wife was making a cup of tea. She does not watch a lot of sports, but she did watch the Heat eli...

    Blog | May 27, 2011