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  1. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ensemble teams never work. Right? We know this. We learned this. Karl Malone, Gary Payton and the 2004 Lakers taught us this. The Miami Heat taught us this. The Boston Celtics ... oh wait. The Heat won a title. And, of course, so did the Celtics. Wel...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald: The Miami Heat will open the season at home against Boston and play host to Oklahoma City in a Christmas Day NBA Finals rematch, according to several league sources who have seen the league's tentative schedule due ...

    Blog | July 24, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker, the Spurs' All-NBA point guard, will return to the United States from France on July 5 to have his injured left eye examined by a specialist in New York. Parker's participation in this summer'...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls took their recent spate of slow starts to a new low Sunday afternoon, missing 11 of their first 12 shots, committing seven first-quarter turnovers and trailing 27-6 at one point. "It's a big concern," co...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: A public feud between Jazz CEO Greg Miller and Hall of Fame forward Karl Malone is finally over. Miller and Malone exchanged smiles and warmly embraced Wednesday night in an EnergySolutions tunnel, minutes bef...

    Blog | April 05, 2012
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: By the next day, when Daryl Morey listed the Rockets' trade deadline acquisitions without mentioning Fisher at all, then refused to answer any questions about him, it was clear that when Dragic took a seat, F...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: Pondering the greatness of LeBron James this season has been like inviting a da Vinci scholar to consider the Mona Lisa's smile, or asking a theologian, "What is life?" Where to begin? LeBron steps onto a basketball cou...

    Blog | February 08, 2012
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: John Wall squared up against the player whose career he would most like to duplicate and did his best to trade him acrobatic layup for head-scratching layup. And for a half, Wall held his own against Derrick Rose, ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: A night after playing with emotion, determination and a chip on their shoulders, the Clippers looked drained and not as focused against the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night. No, Memphis is not the Lakers,...

    Blog | January 27, 2012
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Cooney of the Philadelphia Daily News: While stopped in his car in Manayunk on Christmas Eve, Lou Williams was approached by a man with a gun. The situation was deflated when the gunman recognized Williams and commended him for his work in the co...

    Blog | December 27, 2011
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: The Chuck Hayes' situation cost the Kings organization an estimated $1 million, but what price life? Geoff Petrie and Hayes are expected to provide details about recent developments later today, but even before he...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "David Stern began with his usual lawyerly discipline, but could not make it last. He screwed on his best dour face and piled on the angry rhetoric, making sure not to let more than a few syllables pass befor...

    Blog | November 15, 2011
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Years removed from his public sparring from Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal proclaimed since then that the feuding served nothing more than a motivational tool between the two teammates and nothing more than a mar...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    George Will of The Washington Post: "The NBA's dispute, which has already caused cancellation of the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season, at a cost of perhaps $500 million, illustrates an agreeable truth: Man is an economic animal...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  15. NBA owners' bargaining positions

    Henry Abbott

    Steven Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images Adam Silver and David Stern present a united front, but the truth is more complex. The way the NBA tells it, all 30 owners are perfectly united, on every issue from hard caps to revenue sharing. Of course, it can...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Louise Watt of The Associated Press: "Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games. 'What's the point of watching NBA now?' asked an online user c...

    Blog | July 11, 2011