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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: Brandon Roy on Tuesday left the Timberwolves cap that he wore so briefly so long ago back home in his mother's Seattle living room, but he officially, finally returned six years later to the NBA franchise that drafted...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: One interesting point on the current Olympic Games in London: this time the Bucks have zero players competing. That's a marked contrast from the 2008 Beijing Games when Michael Redd was playing for the U.S....

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Episode 4: Tales from "Dream Team"

    Henry Abbott

    Jack McCallum has a certain way of telling a story. He doesn't skip the juicy stuff, but he doesn't get hysterical about it either. He is also forever on the lookout for funny, poignant and delightful NBA moments, which he hoards in his notebook and ...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: Miami Heat coach and healer Erik Spoelstra has his players on a late-season "maintenance" program. Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has also been giving his guys nights off and treating the battered Derrick Rose ...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  10. Joakim Noah wins

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe was writing about draft prospect Anthony Davis, and compared him to Joakim Noah: When I consider his story -- he was a guard until a late, and huge, growth spurt sent him to power forward/center -- it makes me think of the similar story...

    Blog | September 16, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Lead negotiators for the N.B.A. and its players union will hold a bargaining session next week - just the second since the lockout began - with an unofficial deadline fast approaching to save the start of training...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With the door to the NBA that swung open nine years ago closed to him, Yao Ming on Wednesday chose 'a new life.' Yao announced his retirement in a ceremony and news conference in Shanghai, citing the repeate...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010