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  1. Hard to say what's crazy

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Stobe/Getty Images Basketball has clear winners every night -- except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance. The Cavaliers kick off the night by ignoring consensus pick Nerlens Noel and media darling Victor Oladipo to cho...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    James Surowiecki of the New Yorker says it's time to legalize sports gambling: "The leagues insist that legalized betting will make people suspect that games are fixed, thus harming their brands. Yet in Vegas billions are wagered legally on sports ev...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  3. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ensemble teams never work. Right? We know this. We learned this. Karl Malone, Gary Payton and the 2004 Lakers taught us this. The Miami Heat taught us this. The Boston Celtics ... oh wait. The Heat won a title. And, of course, so did the Celtics. Wel...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Blake Griffin received a diagnosis of a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and will have arthroscopic surgery, probably early next week, the Clippers announced Thursday night. Griffin will not be playing ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: As the confetti fluttered and American Airlines Arena boomed, James cradled the Larry O'Brien trophy in his arms, his mouth agape, his eyes bright, his vindication complete. The greatest N.B.A. player without a ring...

    Blog | June 22, 2012
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: In Game 4 of the NBA Finals, the Heat was down. But not out. The Heat stumbled. But got up. Miami's quest for a title became acutely painful Tuesday. But afterward, bliss. It took a collective effort - big baskets...

    Blog | June 20, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wise of The Washington Post: The great mano-a-mano duel between LeBron James and Kevin Durant was put on hold. This star-power series was reduced to who chipped the most paint off the rim and who would work harder and longer to cover their sudde...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls took their recent spate of slow starts to a new low Sunday afternoon, missing 11 of their first 12 shots, committing seven first-quarter turnovers and trailing 27-6 at one point. "It's a big concern," co...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Coach of the Year? Frank Vogel's got a case. He's got an even stronger case to have that third year, now a team option, fully guaranteed by upper management. What else do they need to see? He has taken a wounded,...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is too brilliant a ballplayer to have not taken his rightful place among the game's all-time greats. On Sunday, in the 61st NBA All-Star Game, Durant did just that. The same silky s...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: As slogans go, it's not quite Grind House. But the fundamental spirit is the same. It's what this team is, once again. It's how it has survived and thrived. The Grizzlies defeated the Philadelphia 76ers at FedE...

    Blog | February 22, 2012
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Lakers are in town and that means Kobe Bryant holds court with the assorted Los Angeles and Boston media today at the TD Garden. Among the nuggets from the interview is that he said he had never formally met Cel...

    Blog | February 09, 2012
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Pondering the greatness of LeBron James this season has been like inviting a da Vinci scholar to consider the Mona Lisa's smile, or asking a theologian, "What is life?" Where to begin? LeBron steps onto a basketball cou...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Robbie Levin of The Miami Herald: With Shane Battier going 0 of 4 from the field Sunday, his shooting percentage on the season dropped to 31.3 percent, the lowest of his career. Battier is heralded for his defensive prowess, but he hasn't been able t...

    Blog | February 06, 2012