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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant on the silver screen? Uh, let me think about that one. The Thunder superstar is finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Brothers film, according to our man Darnell Mayberry. I've got to say, I didn't s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals gave us the answer. Q -- Who stops Dirk for the Oklahoma City Thunder? Let's see now: The Thunder ran Serge Ibaka at him, then Nick Collison, and after that it w...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Linda Robertson of The Miami Herald: "The announcement was ominous: Dwyane Wade, strained right hamstring. Will not return. That is, the linchpin and soul of the new Miami Heat would not return for Tuesday's preseason opener against the Detroit Pisto...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  5. The NBA matters again

    Henry Abbott

    I fetched the paper from the sidewalk in front of my house early Sunday. Of course, I'm a sports section guy, but this one weekend -- the first without work intrusions since the beginning of the playoffs way back in whatever month that was -- was dif...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  6. Wednesday bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference is looking into teams that are better in the playoffs than they were in the regular season: "The 2010 Celtics are the second-most improved playoff team ever, having tacked on +7.8 points of estimated efficiency diff...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce. That's a family under some stress, for sure. A little bad blood between Paul Pierce and Stephen Jackson. These kinds of comparisons can make you go crazy, but how about Evan Turner being part Brandon Roy an...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Ron Artest is ready for his close-up. And he's barely clothed. The lengths people will go to for attention. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog, parsing some new 82games.com numbers: "It's still early, but LeBron's jump shot has been r...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  9. Turkey's best basketball, marred by violence, again

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Turkey is home to some of the world's best professional basketball. Two days ago, for instance, rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce squared off, and the court was littered with past and future NBA players. The Bulls have high hopes f...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  10. Late Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, would you rather win five titles in other cities, or one title in Cleveland? Ask Ohio's Ron Harper, who never got the one in Cleveland, and would kill for it. Who's pumped up for training camp to start? Blazer assistant Monty W...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Huge thanks to Kevin Arnovitz for some great blogging while I was away. And without further ado: UPDATE: Allen Iverson tweets that he's close to a deal with some team or another. (See last bullet.) The Charlotte Bobcats are, reportedly, mov...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  12. Player/Blogger Coleman Collins, Live from Paris

    Henry Abbott

    Late Friday night, while we were all watching LeBron James make history with an incredible three points in one second, professional basketball player and blogger Coleman Collins was at the tail end of a busy day enjoying life in Paris. He writes: SEC...

    Blog | May 26, 2009
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Remembering Detroit's Bill Davidson, one of the best owners in sports. A PG-13 Canadian cartoon case that basketball has always been about the shoes. And a John McPhee New Yorker essay explaining that basketball's roots are really in lacros...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  14. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Cavaliers lose Ben Wallace to a broken right tibia. The Plain Dealer's Brian Windhost assesses the damage: "The Cavs have been keeping their eye on what happens with Joe Smith and the Oklahoma City Thunder. These events, though, might ma...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  15. Cleveland Fans Strut Their Stuff

    Henry Abbott

    You know what's weird? A Cleveland fan describes her ultimate basketball fantasy, and it includes Dyan Cannon: That's from a whole big collection of video created around the current issue of ESPN the Magazine. There is also some...

    Blog | January 30, 2009
  16. How Many Coaches?

    Henry Abbott

    I just learned from reading the D.C. Sports Bog that Jay-Z considers himself to be a coach, of sorts, of LeBron James. The Bog's Dan Steinberg quotes Jay-Z talking about LeBron James from Vibe magazine: I hit him on the BlackBerry all the way throug...

    Blog | September 11, 2008