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  1. Tuesday Bullets -- now with video!

    Henry Abbott

    Iman Shumpert has original poetry about his aunt's losing battle with cancer. He does it right, with heart, and it packs a wallop. Dare you not to cry when he builds to this: "Seeing you battle cancer was a nightmare, don't know how my pops could spe...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  2. The heart of the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times tells the story of Kim Hughes, former Clippers assistant and interim head coach who was diagnosed with prostate cancer while he worked for the Clippers. Hughes' new doctor, Stuart Holden, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Cen...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "For George Karl, every day is Thanksgiving -- so imagine how special the actual Thanksgiving will be. This past year, Karl beat cancer -- again. This bout was the toughest, a grueling, fatiguing heavyweight slugf...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  4. Kevin Garnett's cancerous commentary

    Henry Abbott

    Elsa/NBAE/Getty Images The biggest mouth in the NBA, doing its thing. Charlie Villanueva's Twitter account gives us the latest claim that Kevin Garnett speaks like a deranged maniac, allegedly calling Villanueva a cancer patient. ESPNBoston: One o...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Oakley reportedly told LeBron James not to play for the Knicks. George Karl talks about how cancer has changed his life in the upcoming Men's Journal (where you can also learn why Caron Butler won't ride a stationary bike). Stephen Rodrick ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: "Nuggets coach George Karl, having cleared every major hurdle in his latest bout with cancer, has little doubt he'll be back for the upcoming season. 'I'm not sure it's official. Before we make that declaration, ther...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  7. Nuggets Get Fewer Calls Under Dantley

    Henry Abbott

    By CHRIS BROUSSARD There's been much handwringing over why the Denver Nuggets' have declined so much under interim coach Adrian Dantley, who's taken over while George Karl undergoes treatment for throat cancer. The Nuggets, 41-20 under Karl this se...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  8. Lance Armstrong's advice to George Karl

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Reilly writes: Reaction to "George vs. The Dragon" -- my 24-hour look at Denver Nuggets head coach George Karl's punishing daily cancer treatments -- has been plentiful. The latest to weigh in is Lance Armstrong, who has won seven Tour de Fr...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  9. Anna K. Clemmons Remembers Wayman Tisdale

    Henry Abbott

    Anna K. Clemmons spent four days with Wayman Tisdale last year working on a profile of the musician, and former NBA player, as he battled cancer. After hearing of his death Friday morning, Clemmons wrote the following: Sitting in Charlott...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  10. George Karl Talks Cancer

    Henry Abbott

    Last week I heard about a very emotional dinner that took place at the Vegas Summer League. The organizers of the Summer League invited all kinds of NBA front office people, coaches, and players, to eat, drink, and be merry for a good cause -- the th...

    Blog | November 20, 2008
  11. Late Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    About 3:30 into this video you can see Gary Payton get an unbelievable reception from the Save Our Sonics crowd.Tough Grizz. One of the best columns I have read in a while, about the man in the Grizzlies' mascot suit, who stared cancer in the eye and...

    Blog | June 24, 2008
  12. Utah, Please Make Friends with Derek Fisher Again

    Henry Abbott

    There have been several stories lately about Derek Fisher, his daughter Tatum's cancer treatments, and Fisher's unusual departure from the Jazz last summer. Here's a great one from J.A. Adande. Read that, and get a sense of what Derek Fisher is like....

    Blog | May 09, 2008
  13. Insight from a Cancer Survivor

    Henry Abbott

    A day after we learned that the tumor Nene recently had removed was cancerous, TrueHoop reader Chris emails thoughts about his own experience with testicular cancer. Please realize Chris is describing his own experience, doesn't have specific knowled...

    Blog | January 23, 2008
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune: "It's hard to imagine what Fisher is feeling right now. He's playing some of the best basketball of his 11-year career at a time of family crisis with his baby daughter Tatum's battle with eye cancer. At the same ...

    Blog | May 16, 2007
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The most heartwarming story you will ever read about a kid hiding a prosthetic eye in a cereal box. The tale of five-year-old Kyle Lograsso, who has successfully fended off retinoblastoma -- the form of cancer Derek Fisher says his daughter is fighti...

    Blog | May 10, 2007
  16. More Cancer Surgery for George Karl's Son

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News reports:Coby, accompanying the Nuggets on their five-game trip that began Tuesday, said he's "not too worried" about the procedure.The surgery will be to remove cancerous lymph nodes, and the prognosis for re...

    Blog | March 21, 2007