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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you need to convince your children that penmanship matters, here's something to try: Poor handwriting on a birth certificate changed Shane Battier's family name from "Battle" to "Battier" and they just went with it. Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Let us never forget how thoroughly Vince Carter once fulfilled just about every hoops fantasy any of us ever had. (Caution with that video around children or at work, language gets more than a little intense when Mike Tyson shows up.) A thought: When...

    Blog | August 02, 2011
  3. Things you can learn at a learning center

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Jason Terry at the new NBA Cares Learn & Play Center in Dallas. The gym at the J.W. Ray Learning Center in Dallas was packed Monday afternoon with local children, employees of the Dallas Mavericks and NBA h...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Malcolm Gladwell advanced the idea that being insanely talented can be an impediment to success, in that it keeps you from working as hard as you might. Tracy McGrady, who had been nominated as this movement's poster child, sees merit in the idea. ...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  5. So, what's Power Balance?

    Henry Abbott

    Little bracelets and stuff. If you have children, you may know a thing or two about Silly Bandz, which are basically shaped rubber bands kids trade. Same kind of deal, only instead of two bucks a dozen, they're 30 clams each. If you're just joinin...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Just couldn't feel worse for Carmelo Anthony, whose sister died leaving four children behind. Count your blessings, people. Watch this highlight reel from the Knick win over the Thunder. Kevin Durant has an unchallenged dunk on the break. But why w...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  7. Pau Gasol, quasi-surgeon, miracle worker and organ donor

    Henry Abbott

    In Sports Illustrated, Lee Jenkins profiles Pau Gasol, who is fascinating. The article proves the Laker big man really can play many different roles: At Children's Hospital he met with doctors in a conference room, quizzing them about their treat...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  8. Seven things you didn't know about St. Jude

    Henry Abbott

    Photo courtesy of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital The Pacers' Danny Granger at St. Jude. You may have noticed that this week a lot of NBA coaches are wearing little buttons in honor of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. What's that about?...

    Blog | March 03, 2010
  9. The Giving Z

    Henry Abbott

    If you are a human, you probably know of the children's book (and short movie) "The Giving Tree." On Cavs the Blog, John Krolik has re-written it in honor of Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The first few lines of "The Giving Z" are below ... Once there was a Z......

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  10. Wednesday Wizards

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott They're not bullets today in honor of Abe Pollin. Several Wizards, on video, talking about Pollin. A terribly sad tale of Pollin's two children who died of heart troubles. Now that Allen Iverson is on the shelf, Monta Ellis i...

    Blog | November 25, 2009
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Kevin Love's tweeter is broken, but he promises a glorious comeback. Love, a child of the computer age, embraced the Twitter social-network phenomenon as enthusiastically as any pro athlete, so much so he un...

    Blog | October 01, 2009
  12. Iran on the Mind

    Henry Abbott

    Regular people all over the world mostly want the same things: Some dignity, a roof over their heads, hope for their children, good drinking water, and a reasonable shot at success. That's why you'll never convince me that there are groups of...

    Blog | June 14, 2009
  13. Congratulations to Candace Parker and Shelden Williams

    Henry Abbott

    From a Goodwin Sports Management press release: Candace Parker gave birth to a baby girl today at 11:29am. It is the first child for the WNBA MVP/ROY and husband Shelden Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 6...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  14. Eight Things to Know About Adonal Foyle

    Henry Abbott

    Orlando's Adonal Foyle is the NBA player you want your children to grow up to be. Sophisticated, funny, friendly, and even a little heroic. He grew up poor in the Caribbean and is now not only an NBA player but the founder of two organizations --...

    Blog | April 08, 2009
  15. NBA Players on the Meaning of Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Caron Butler says that his youngest child is four, and she not only knows who Obama is, but has his picture on her wall. Rashard Lewis says that watching Barack Obama and his family walk out on to the stage in Chicago on election night gave him chill...

    Blog | January 19, 2009
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    How to raise your child to be a Celtic-loving barbarian. Now hiring: the Pistons. Now on the job market: Flip Saunders. Jason Quick of The Oregonian: "The Trail Blazers on Tuesday will begin workouts for draft prospects, bringing in point g...

    Blog | June 03, 2008