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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A beautiful, must-watch video on the history of the crossover. Allen Iverson is fantastic talking about when he famously crossed up Michael Jordan: "The craziest thing about it is I hit him with my best move ... and he still almost blocked it. ... th...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "With so much firepower on the roster, Mike D'Antoni said offense isn't going to be a problem for the Knicks. But then he saw his team score nine points in the first quarter Sunday. 'There was a fleeting moment,' he said, 'where...

    Blog | March 21, 2011
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Some of the basketball cognescenti still are unwilling to call the Spurs for what they really are. And that's a dynasty in the truest since of the word. Although they have never won back-to-back NBA title...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Though it might take one more win, Kevin Durant has already conceded the tournament MVP to Luis Scola, which should look nice in his trophy case, along with two Spanish League MVPs, and a Tournament of Ameri...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  8. Team USA: The undeserving favorites

    Henry Abbott

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Team USA are on the court in Las Vegas to begin preparations for the World Championships that begin August 28 in Turkey. The players still in the mix for the national team include Kevin Durant, who is a virtual lock to be...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  9. LeBron James' post-decision interviews

    Henry Abbott

    After revealing that he would play for the Miami Heat in a conversation with Jim Gray, LeBron James was interviewed by Michael Wilbon: LeBron, congratulations on making your decision. Let's go back to the point where you talked about this being a ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  10. The game plan doesn't change in a day

    Henry Abbott

    Elsa/NBAE/Getty Images The summer of 2010 was always about finding the team with the best vision of the future. Everything about LeBron James' free agency plan changed as the Cavaliers were eliminated by the Celtics: No way he'd head back to Clevel...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "For years, LeBron James has said he doesn't believe in pressure as a disarming answer to any question that includes the word itself. Of course this isn't true. In fact, he's somewhat of an expert...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  12. "I love Cleveland, I love Ohio, and I'm not going anywhere."

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James at a political rally. Notice, he also apparently knows the hours of the local voter registration office by heart. Well done. Now, is this really true? Is he really not going anywhere? He's the same guy who a few weeks before the Ol...

    Blog | October 06, 2008
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Robert e-mails about the FIBA rankings: "It's ironic that right after this Olympic tournament, the U.S. men actually dropped out of first place in the FIBA world rankings, being surpassed by Argentina. Through all their recent disappo...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  14. Team USA, Thankfully, Has No King

    Henry Abbott

    In recent years, Team USA used to worry about who was "the man." And Team USA lost to just about everybody, jacking "hero" shots over the outstretched arms of defenders, then predictably going into scoring droughts, and coming in sixth, or third, or ...

    Blog | August 21, 2008
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News: "John Amaechi is at the Olympics, serving as a basketball analyst for his homeland Great Britain's BBC. His appearance has caught some in the NBA establishment by surprise. 'It's been tense to say the least,...

    Blog | August 18, 2008
  16. The Other Redeem Team: Spain

    Henry Abbott

    Big contracts, NBA stars, a new coach, a new approach, and -- after a disappointing loss in a recent major international competition -- something to prove. More than anything, almost being able to taste Olympic gold, knowing that hitting shots and pl...

    Blog | August 15, 2008