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  1. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Anyone who happened to see the Nuggets beat the Grizzlies last night ... I'd like to read 15,000 words on all the things Marc Gasol did of interest in just this one game. He's right there with Chris Paul in terms of "players whose chess-like thinking...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: "Take a stroll through Manhattan on a warm weekend day and you can find any number of street-corner philosophers willing to explain the meaning of life. Cruise through Washington Square Park and you can get a chess...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  3. I'm worried about Baron Davis

    Henry Abbott

    He's playing chess in Washington Square Park and then he decides to go to The Cage -- the West Fourth Street basketball courts. So he takes a subway? Google maps will tell you those two places are a block apart, and there is no subway. But the music ...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Pacers Coach Jim O'Brien is serious about controlling the middle in basketball and in chess. He's way into chess, it turns out. (Via Indy Cornrows)ESPN's Chris Sheridan checks in from Spain where the EuroBasket tournament is underway. I talked to som...

    Blog | September 10, 2007
  5. Playing to Learn while Learning to Play

    Henry Abbott

    Basketball coach and trainer Brian McCormick has been reading the book "The Art of Learning," which you can see might have implications for how basketball players are trained. This is quoted with permission from McCormick's newsletter: Chess Champio...

    Blog | August 21, 2007
  6. Would Someone Please Play Chess with Shane Battier?

    Henry Abbott

    Sports Illustrated is going through Shane Battier's suitcase and finding some vaguely interesting things (have you ever heard of shaving oil? gotta try that). The big news is that he carries a chess set, but says "It's not often that I find someone ...

    Blog | March 10, 2006
  7. Newsday: Francis Trade Potentially Long-Term Play for Garnett

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Logan writes in Newsday that getting Steve Francis--who isn't the kind of defender Larry Brown normally likes--might be part of a longer term effort to have lots of chess pieces to move for Minnesota's Kevin Garnett: One NBA general manager said...

    Blog | February 23, 2006