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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Coaches torture themselves over success, and Gregg Popovich has been lately. He's been wondering out loud among his staff that, well, wouldn't it be better to lose a game? "That's why," one of his assistan...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Football has a ton of trick plays. Fake punts, double reverses, running backs lobbing passes. I love all that stuff. There isn't too much of it in the NBA. Maybe the occasional oh-no-we're-not-really-calling-timeout-now basket attack. Or, pretty much...

    Blog | April 02, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "They play soccer on Thursdays, Denver's melting pot of footballers from Brazil, Argentina, Peru. It's a hodgepodge of muscular men, lithe ladies and one 6-foot-11 dude who somehow seems to fit in like he is 5-foo...

    Blog | August 16, 2011
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Call me a cynic -- and David Kahn has, more than once -- but you can probably handicap this Timberwolves' coaching search simply by using one criteria: $$$ If they're willing to pay $4-5 million a year, the pick clea...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Dwight Howard faces a one-game suspension -- his second of the season -- after picking up his 18th technical foul in the Magic's 111-102 overtime victory Wednesday night against the Charlotte Bobcats, a game un...

    Blog | April 07, 2011
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  7. Len Bias and the war on drugs

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Len Bias as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft. His death changed Colombian history. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's "The Two Escobars" -- an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that first aired June 21, 2010 -...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  8. Video: Steve Nash's charity soccer game

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Jennings lived in Italy, and had a pair of soccer cleats custom made for him as a gift from his shoe company. Those two facts tell us nothing real about his soccer skills, but nevertheless I entered the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  9. Wednesday bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference is looking into teams that are better in the playoffs than they were in the regular season: "The 2010 Celtics are the second-most improved playoff team ever, having tacked on +7.8 points of estimated efficiency diff...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times: "Thanks, Big Laker in the Sky. The Lakers didn't win Game 5 Thursday night, they put it in the hands of the gods and let them sort it out. Tantalizing the Suns, the gods let Phoenix come from 18 points down in t...

    Blog | May 28, 2010
  11. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce. That's a family under some stress, for sure. A little bad blood between Paul Pierce and Stephen Jackson. These kinds of comparisons can make you go crazy, but how about Evan Turner being part Brandon Roy an...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Ron Artest is ready for his close-up. And he's barely clothed. The lengths people will go to for attention. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog, parsing some new 82games.com numbers: "It's still early, but LeBron's jump shot has been r...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  13. Turkey's best basketball, marred by violence, again

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Turkey is home to some of the world's best professional basketball. Two days ago, for instance, rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce squared off, and the court was littered with past and future NBA players. The Bulls have high hopes f...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wallace of The Miami Herald: "Players and coaches said Alonzo Mourning already is having an impact in his new role as Miami's vice president of player programs. Mourning watched Thursday's practice with other members of the Heat&...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  15. Late Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, would you rather win five titles in other cities, or one title in Cleveland? Ask Ohio's Ron Harper, who never got the one in Cleveland, and would kill for it. Who's pumped up for training camp to start? Blazer assistant Monty W...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Huge thanks to Kevin Arnovitz for some great blogging while I was away. And without further ado: UPDATE: Allen Iverson tweets that he's close to a deal with some team or another. (See last bullet.) The Charlotte Bobcats are, reportedly, mov...

    Blog | August 19, 2009