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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "David Stern is playing tough with the NBA referees. You could argue it is long past time. The lack of consistent officiating in the NBA is the dynamic that never goes away. It is the dynamic that drives coache...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A respected Columbia professor disputes the findings that trailing at halftime makes a team more likely to win. Andrew Gelman's rebuttal is over my head, but seems to boil down to different ways to interpret the same data, and he includes this in...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  5. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes of different kinds of genius -- some that work quickly in youth, and others that take time to sort themselves out. Sometimes there are NBA players, I think, (Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace come to mind)...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Marcus Williams to Golden State? ESPN's Marc Stein is on vacation, but he's a gamer, and checked in to say that this move, by all indications, likely shifts Golden State's attentions away from the offer sheet they were flirting with extending to Phil...

    Blog | July 23, 2008
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Steve Springer of the Los Angeles Times: "The primary targets are always the same: Kobe Bryant first, then Coach Phil Jackson, and on to Lamar Odom or Derek Fisher or Pau Gasol. But not Sunday. The days ahead will offer plenty of...

    Blog | June 02, 2008
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jazz vs. Lakers Kurt Kragthorpe of The Salt Lake Tribune: "This was the Jazz's best shot, the game they will remember all summer. Wednesday's Game 5 of their playoff series with the Los Angeles Lakers will tease them, bother them, torture them every ...

    Blog | May 15, 2008
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    We hear from Commissioner Stern quite often about how trustworthy NBA officials are. Why not, then, trust officials to use their discretion to decide when and when not to use video instant replay? Why such strict rules -- especially when they create ...

    Blog | May 06, 2008
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Pistons vs. Sixers Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News: "The young and impetuous must be dealt with severely, or they never learn. The Pistons tried to play nice with the 76ers, but play time is over. This first-round series should be a mismatch, and i...

    Blog | April 24, 2008
  11. Late Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has had many posts through the years questioning the ban of high-schoolers from the NBA. Here's an article along those lines from Brandon Hoffman on RealGM: "Mike Dunleavy, son of a long-time NBA head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. played three yea...

    Blog | April 09, 2008
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When he played for Villanova, Allan Ray (later of the Celtics and now playing for Lottomatica Roma) endured one of the nastiest moments in basketball history when his eye popped out of his head. It was on international television -- you can probably ...

    Blog | August 15, 2007
  13. Independence Day Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban confirms to DallasBasketball.com that the Mavericks are in hot pursuit of Kevin Garnett. Greg Oden reportedly offered some Portland TV media people a ride home from the draft on Paul Allen's jet.Nearly a million people have already se...

    Blog | July 04, 2007
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The researcher whose study says NBA referees demonstrate racial bias has been attacked by the NBA as malinformed, claiming they have better (but private) information that proves him wrong. In a must-read Lester Munson article on ESPN.com, Wolfers say...

    Blog | May 07, 2007
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    (By the way, there's a new category over there: "Daily Bullets")All ye who are now joining the Golden State bandwagon: here's a little video lesson on the 1975 Golden State Warriors, which features Rick Barry's Chris Webber moment. There's actually a...

    Blog | April 30, 2007
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A handy guide to the week in European basketball, by Julien Debove of BasketSession.com, expressed in terms of jazz musicians. Maccabi Tel Aviv, for instance, is Chet Baker: "It's uneasy to guess watching the clip that Chet Baker's b...

    Blog | November 14, 2006