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  1. The NBA's banned performance enhancers

    Henry Abbott

    As TrueHoop digs into the issue of performance-enhancing drugs and the NBA, one of the most basic questions is: What substances are banned? The list was long even before growing in the 2011 NBA collective bargaining agreement. By the rules of that...

    Blog | November 09, 2012
  2. Orlando Magic waive Gilbert Arenas

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN.com news services: ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Magic announced Friday that they are using a new collective bargaining agreement amnesty provision to release guard Gilbert Arenas. • Read the full story here » • To see doze...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  3. NBA commissioner David Stern hints at retirement

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern also predicted it would be the final NBA labor deal before he steps down.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  4. For players, a potentially lucrative lockout

    Henry Abbott

    ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images Players like Kevin Durant have a rare opportunity to cash in on their overseas fame. The NBA Collective Bargaining Agreement, when it's in effect, does a lot of things. A lot that is good for the players -- it governs, f...

    Blog | August 15, 2011
  5. 11 thoughts about the end of the CBA

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesHow long 'til we see this again? Billy Hunter and David Stern after agreeing to a deal in 2005. It's June 30, scheduled to be the final day of the NBA's collective bargaining agreement. 11 things to think about: ...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The last NBA season in tidy graphics. Tim Donahue of Eight Points, Nine Seconds goes deep making is own proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. James Dolan is not going to like it. This little Whole Foods YouTube rap that has been aro...

    Blog | June 27, 2011
  7. Sources: NBA commissioner David Stern, NBPA's Billy Hunter talkin...

    Henry Abbott

    NBA commissioner David Stern and National Basketball Players Association executive director Billy Hunter have been meeting face-to-face to negotiate a new collective bargaining agreement, sources close to the talks told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  8. Players Association disputes NBA's claims of broad losses

    Henry Abbott

    The National Basketball Players Association feels that only a "small number" of NBA teams are losing money and continues to say that it has not willing to put a hard salary cap into play when it negotiates a new collective bargaining agreement.

    Story | Conversation | March 21, 2011
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck and Mark Viera of The New York Times: "League officials are projecting a net loss of $370 million for the just-completed season and are seeking a radical overhaul of the collective bargaining agreement. David Stern reiterated those points...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  10. When you have it all, what can free agency get you?

    Henry Abbott

    Salary cap expert Larry Coon makes a good point. It's entirely possible that, thanks to a wrinkle in the collective bargaining agreement, Kobe Bryant has reduced his own future NBA income by signing a three-year contract extension with the Lakers, in...

    Blog | April 02, 2010
  11. The U.S. Secretary of Education talks basketball development

    Henry Abbott

    (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Arne Duncan would like more college students to have the athletic experience he had. The negotiations for the NBA's next collective bargaining agreement will be mainly about money. (Owners, who have been dipping into thei...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  12. Michael Beasley and John Lucas: Both Nearly Done in Houston

    Henry Abbott

    John Lucas has been much-discussed lately as a key figure in the Houston-based, collective bargaining agreement-mandated drug rehabilitation of Miami Heat forward Michael Beasley. Lucas, the former NBA player and coach, and current trainer and counse...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  13. Creativity in Buyouts

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Chris Sheridan reports on the latest twist in Minnesota's attempt to buy draftee Ricky Rubio out of his contract with DKV Joventut: Under the NBA collective bargaining agreement, Minnesota is allowed to contribute a maximum of $500,00...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  14. Late Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    There have been some reports here and there that the NBA and the Players Association may negotiate the next collective bargaining agreement sooner rather than later. Here is the suggestion (I don't know how realistic) that that could, theorerical...

    Blog | March 12, 2009
  15. A $1.2 Million Plate of Ribs

    Henry Abbott

    We have been talking about players being signed to contracts merely for the purposes of making a trade work under the collective bargaining agreement. It just happened to Aaron McKie. Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News writes about several suc...

    Blog | February 08, 2008
  16. Memo to NBA Owners Looking for Front-Office Personnel

    Henry Abbott

    For some reason, a lot of you are hiring former NBA players to make basketball decisions for your team. I'm not sure what it is about playing basketball that would prepare one to excel at the collective bargaining agreement, hiring coaches, or ...

    Blog | January 22, 2008