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  1. Eight reasons this will end in negotiations

    Henry Abbott

    When Billy Hunter says that "collective bargaining has completely broken down" it's easy to believe. The union is lawyering up. The league is lawyering up. The players will not be shoved around and are willing to walk away from vast piles of cash ...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  2. Owners newly shouldering some blame

    Henry Abbott

    When professional athletes are in labor disputes, it can be counted on that fans -- who have little idea what owners do, but know players make mad cash for playing a game -- will tend to blame the players. Check out the SportsNation poll in the si...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  3. For players, a potentially lucrative lockout

    Henry Abbott

    ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images Players like Kevin Durant have a rare opportunity to cash in on their overseas fame. The NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, when it's in effect, does a lot of things. A lot that is good for the players -- it governs, f...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  4. The Mavericks party like it's Game 2

    Henry Abbott

    With about 90 seconds left in a two-point game, Jason Kidd caught a beautiful pass from Jason Terry and stroked a 3. Cash. Mavericks by five. Timeout: Miami. The Mavericks then did what anything with a pulse would do: They celebrated. Fists up,...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  5. Allen Iverson says he has lots of money

    Henry Abbott

    Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images The thinking has been that Allen Iverson is playing in Turkey because he's desperate for cash. Robert Huber of Philadelphia Magazine flew to Istanbul to spend some time with Allen Iverson: After practice, I follow him...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  6. Eric Maynor matters

    Henry Abbott

    With the economy in shambles over the last year, many had predicted owners would slash payrolls like crazy. If you were willing to spend, the thinking went, you'd have all kinds of premium players available, because most of the league lacked the cash...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  7. D.J. Mbenga can't do reality TV

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official website just published a funny and interesting exchange with the Congo's D.J. "Congo Cash" Mbenga. They goof around a lot, but there's a truly poignant moment near the end. Trudell asks about reality television. M...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  8. John Hollinger and Wayne Winston: Camby trade good for both teams...

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger (Insider) gives the Clippers a B+ and the Blazers a B for trade in which Marcus Camby was exchanged for Steve Blake, Travis Outlaw and cash. His point is that Camby is still on track to be a free agent next summer, and could absolut...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  9. Clipper/Blazer deal through the eyes of Arnovitz and Abbott

    Henry Abbott

    Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Big man: Camby fills a major need for the Blazers. The Los Angeles Clippers are trading Marcus Camby to the Portland Trail Blazers for Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake and cash. All the players have expiring contract...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  10. Throwing cash into the stands

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz One of the great lessons of adulthood is that almost everything in life comes with a cost. A couple of weeks ago, two friends and I finishing up dinner at a restaurant in Los Angeles when we noticed that the server charged us ...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  11. Russia's Richest Man, A Cash-Strapped NBA Team

    Henry Abbott

    Reuters has been reporting on the possibility that billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov might infuse the Nets with the capital they need to become a presence in Brooklyn. A spokesman for Prokhorov's Onexim investment vehicle confirmed on Thursday it ha...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Schwartz of Valley of the Suns: "The biggest criticism for [Steve] Nash nationally is that he appears to be giving up his final chance at a title for a little short-term cash. Then again, what does it say about a player trying to steal ...

    Blog | July 28, 2009
  13. You Don't See That Very Often

    Henry Abbott

    This afternoon, the Clippers traded a conditional second-round pick to Toronto for Hassan Adams and cash. About two hours later, they announced that Adams had been waived. What? So they traded a pick for ... cash? And they take on however many dollar...

    Blog | January 07, 2009
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    What's better than a maximum contract? A max-plus contract. Welcome to the world of up-front cash, adjustments for future increases in the salary cap, and trade kickers.It's not like everything is perfect in Europe. One of the greatest coaches not in...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  15. Michael Heisley: Plenty of Teams Losing Plenty of Money

    Henry Abbott

    Some NBA teams -- the Lakers, the Bulls, the Knicks, and the like -- are a hot ticket pretty much no matter how good the team is. They earn a lot in TV revenues, merchandise sales, and the like. Those big-market teams are, by many reports, cash cows,...

    Blog | April 08, 2008
  16. Chuck Klosterman: The League is Always in Trouble

    Henry Abbott

    Chuck Klosterman's great little essay on ESPN's Page 2 wonders why the NBA always seems to be in crisis mode. Great line: Pro football players execute dogs, rain cash on strippers and overpopulate the drunk tanks of metro Cincinnati, but the NFL's p...

    Blog | October 26, 2007