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  1. Kyrie Irving's challenge

    Henry Abbott

    Kyrie Irving has far better teammates this season, but will he get the ball enough to do what he does best? Amin Elhassan and Henry Abbott discuss....

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  2. The challenge facing the Heat's D

    Henry Abbott

    If the Heat are going to win a third straight title, it'll require a lot more offense on defense than they showed in the regular season, explains Tom Penn in Penn Station....

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  3. Unbroken Bull

    Henry Abbott

    Joakim Noah says losing Derrick Rose to injury and Luol Deng to trade has been a challenge, but he still believes Chicago is on the path to a title....

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  4. Recent play of top draft prospects

    Henry Abbott

    The four NCAA freshmen who define the top of 2014 NBA draft -- Joel Embiid, Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle -- have each faced recent challenges. Chad Ford on who emerges looking best....

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  5. TrueHoop TV: Selling geekery to big shots

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference focused on the theme that the biggest challenge in geekery is not coming up with more and better research, but in convincing powerbrokers to change their ways. So we decided to try it. U.C. San D...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Royce White, the player

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan first scouted Royce White when he played for Iowa State, has talked to people around the league about him, and answers the big question: Is White's play good enough to justify the challenges and risks of employing him?...

    Blog | January 16, 2013
  7. Why would Lakers ever cut costs?

    Henry Abbott

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Sport A fat revenue sharing bill poses a new financial challenge for Jim and Jerry Buss. Going into last week's trade deadline, the Lakers had various priorities, but, interestingly, not all of them had to do with fie...

    Blog | March 21, 2012
  8. Rookie-sophomore teams pickup-style

    Henry Abbott

    This is a fantastic idea. From an NBA press release: NBA All-Star 2012 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will introduce an exciting new format to a game that has historically featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores....

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press: "Rick Adelman is about to step into perhaps the most daunting challenge of his 20-year coaching career in the NBA. If the league's labor dispute is settled and the season saved, Adelman will have to restore confid...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  10. Jon Brockman making trick shots

    Henry Abbott

    The Bucks assure me this entire video took less than 90 minutes to shoot, which, if true, is proof positive the noted rebounder is 100 percent pure gym rat. The team has also set up a website where you can challenge Jon "That's how it's done" Brockma...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  11. Orlando's defensive coaching challenge

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Right this way, Kobe: Gilbert Arenas has long ranked as one of the NBA's very worst defenders. The last three years, thanks largely to Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard, the Magic have played tremendous defense....

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  12. Ron Artest on the triangle, farts

    Henry Abbott

    From Rick Reilly's 36 hours with Ron Artest: "See, I can't really understand the Triangle [offense]," he admits. "There's 1,000 plays in the Triangle. It's such a challenge. I get so frustrated about it, I have to call my psychiatrist. So I just s...

    Blog | December 09, 2010
  13. The story of basketball, in defense

    Henry Abbott

    The other day I pointed out the obvious, saying that when people tell the story of a basketball game, they usually talk about offense. Which is fine, if you don't mind ignoring half the game. So I issued a challenge to writers to tell the story...

    Blog | April 28, 2010
  14. A defensive basketball writing challenge

    Henry Abbott

    How many times have you read a game recap that didn't mention defense at all? It happens. A lot of game stories could be roughly summarized as: This guy had a lot of points. This other guy had fewer points, but not quite as many, and quite a f...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  15. Michael Jordan's next challenge

    Henry Abbott

    Kent Smith/NBAE/Getty Images Michael Jordan has placed an enormous bet on his own abilities as a hoops executive. Over the weekend, David Stern introduced Michael Jordan as the new "principal owner" of the Charlotte Bobcats, taking over the positio...

    Blog | March 02, 2010
  16. Missing from the Rookie Game: Ty Lawson

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett W. Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images When the rookies play the sophomores in Dallas, Ty Lawson will watch from afar. I happened to be on the phone with David Thorpe when the rosters for All-Star weekend's Rookie Challenge were announced. The...

    Blog | January 27, 2010