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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times: Dissenting voices of a proposal to build a new arena in the Sodo District designed to lure the NBA back were nowhere to be found at Occidental Park on Thursday. Instead, a two-hour rally organized by Chris Hansen, t...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: "In the first sign that NBA players and owners want to avoid a long lockout, the two sides have agreed to meet Monday in New York, according to an NBA source. It will be the first official negotiating session since ...

    Blog | July 28, 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. Nothing fails like success

    Henry Abbott

    Vin Baker is one of those stories. He was an All-Star making $13 million a year, but now he's talking about alcoholism, financial disaster and how tough life is. How does this happen? And why is this story so common? Baker was on the Stan Simps...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Getting injured before the first preseason game and missing at least the first month of the regular season isn't how Carlos Boozer envisioned starting his Bulls career, but the power forward tried to look at th...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The best thing about the reunion of Michael Jordan and Kwame Brown with the Charlotte Bobcats is that both men are in completely different places right now. Jordan isn't trying to scratch a final itch while provin...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  10. 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
  11. When Pau Gasol talks trash

    Henry Abbott

    Pau Gasol's nature is to be measured in his comments, about just about anything. With microphones around, he is borderline humble. But in the lead-up to Game 7, he did remind people on Wednesday that he has more than a little relevant experience. I ...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "The Knicks' off-season has created much discussion but little movement, with the organization at a standstill with its own free agents and others while it teeters between the incremental moves of the prese...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Cacciola of The Commercial Appeal: "All the talk and speculation about his arrival became reality when Zach Randolph, all 6-9 and 260 pounds of him, walked into the press conference room at FedExForum on Tuesday afternoon. For a franchise ...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ivan Carter of The Washington Post: "Caron Butler has never been to Barcelona before, but he does remember an image of his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, that was taken during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when Jordan and the Dream Team dominated the ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  16. 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