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  1. TrueHoop TV: Rookies on rookies, part 2

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. We published Part 1 earlier. In Part 2, t...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  2. Rookies on rookies

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. Here is Part 1 of what they told us. The ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. The race to look reasonable

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport There is only one calm voice in the NBA labor wars right now, and it belongs to David Boies. David Stern can, at times, be a conciliatory and thoughtful kind of guy. He can play the reasonable card when he choos...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Marcus Thompson II of The Oakland Tribune: "Warriors coach Keith Smart said before the season opener that his team's calling card would be teamwork. The reason, Smart said, was the Warriors 'don't have that dominant guy.' Wednesday night, however, gu...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  5. Checking in on the Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    In the last round of the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown, something fascinating happened. The one outlier -- that risk-taker Jeff Ma, who first made a name for himself beating casinos at cards -- picked the Celtics to beat the Cavaliers. And ...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  6. Somewhere, Brad Miller is kicking himself

    Henry Abbott

    Oh man, he has all those Christmas cards to send out, and it has been so busy, and he's behind, and you know how this time of year is, and when you're traveling, and where's a post office, and how can anyone keep up with all those addresses ... Go...

    Blog | December 18, 2009
  7. Stephen Jackson's Get Out of Golden State Card

    Henry Abbott

    by Chad Ford Golden State Warriors swingman Stephen Jackson has been openly pining for a trade for weeks. He's tried to force the Warriors to dump him by publicly demanding a trade to a contender, skirmishing with coach Don Nelson (and being suspe...

    Blog | November 09, 2009
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Krieger of The Denver Post: "The Lakers have already begun their campaign against the aggression of the aggrieved, the Nuggets' current calling card. Phil Jackson was complaining about the officiating as soon as Game 4 ended. Like New O...

    Blog | May 26, 2009
  9. Hot and Heavy: About NBA Shooting

    Henry Abbott

    I know that the playoffs start tomorrow. And I know that just about every player is hoping for the same thing. They are hoping to be hot. Being hot is like basketball's magic trump card. How can the Jazz beat the Lakers? How can the Sixers beat t...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  10. Tuesday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    To me the calling card of Team USA thus far has been forcing turnovers, mainly in the backcourt. Angola had as many turnovers as field goals. Most of these come from Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and t...

    Blog | August 12, 2008
  11. Unusual Day

    Henry Abbott

    I'm on the road today, with a whole mess of rookies who are having their pictures taken (all day -- it's a lot of pictures) for their rookie trading cards. We all met up bright and early for a breakfast buffet in a cavernous hotel ballroom north of N...

    Blog | July 29, 2008
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers David Abel of the Boston Globe: "They slept on garbage bags, flew in from Mexico, and played cards to pass the time. Like pilgrims for the Green, they came by the thousands and waited outside TD Banknorth Garden, hoping to acquire ...

    Blog | June 03, 2008
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chad Ford is not getting a Christmas card this year from Kobe Bryant, after really laying out a multi-faceted case that Bryant is not as valuable as everyone might think. For instance, he has a lot of mileage, he's expensive, and he does not s...

    Blog | November 06, 2007
  14. Greg Oden Could Sell Some Trading Cards

    Henry Abbott

    Adena Andrews reports on Greg Oden, whose card could eventually be pretty valuable, wasn't really impressed with cards as a child. "I never was that big of a collector and the ones I did have would get jacked up," he said. In fact, i...

    Blog | August 08, 2007
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Joey Crawford vs. Tim Duncan: the fight card. Also, Johnny Ludden of the San Antonio Expres-News on David Stern's reported reaction: "Officials with knowledge of the meeting said Stern was incensed about Crawford's quick trigger and described the com...

    Blog | April 17, 2007
  16. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich was asked what those index cards are that he pulls out of his lapel pocket during games. He says the cards in his right lapel pocket are names of restaurants where he might want to eat after the game, and the cards on his left are appr...

    Blog | March 24, 2007