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  1. The greatest dunker ever

    Henry Abbott

    At the 2000 Slam Dunk Competition in Oakland, Vince Carter cast a spell on every basketball fan. Amin Elhassan shares his memories of that contest....

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  2. Game 2: Miami hurricane

    Henry Abbott

    Game 2 was a tightly fought contest, until the Heat blew the game wide open with a tenacious second-half run, creating an instant blowout. What happened? Bomani Jones and J.A. Adande address. TrueHoop TV at the Finals....

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  3. 11 things about 12 games

    Henry Abbott

    A dozen contests into the NBA's 1,230-game regular season, a few things worth noting: There does seem to be less flopping since the NBA's new rule, even though to my knowledge the rule has not yet resulted in any penalties. Did anybody else notic...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nobody disputes they are the best in the world at what they do, as they can prove in any individual contest. But sometimes all those individual geniuses have trouble with the teamwork. That's how more than a few NBA teams have fallen apart, but it's ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger on Dwight Howard's defense this year (Insider): "He hasn't been as impactful this season. He's also been noticeably more reticent to contest shots when he has fouls, which may be a tactical decision. However, it doesn't take a rocket s...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "I dunked on a girl, I got beat in a 3-point contest by a musician, and complained about a call -- which I didn't think I'd do in a charity game." Matt Bonner is fantastic, as is this Basketball Jones video of straight Canadian hoops. I really don'...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  8. The 2011 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown -- the contest where some of the world's finest quantitative analysts of basketball predict the playoffs in competition with my mom -- is back. There are some changes to the lineup this year, mostly because NBA tea...

    Blog | April 16, 2011
  9. Picking 3-point shooters

    Henry Abbott

    A year ago, Anthony Morrow was crestfallen that he was not invited to the 3-point contest. At the time of All-Star Weekend, he had made 45 percent of his 3-point attempts, which gave him a better record than just about everybody who had been invited ...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    This will ruin your whole day. Honestly, you won't get anything else done. A cool tool -- mess with it a little, you'll see -- basically letting you quickly sort through every slam in dunk contest history. The best ones are across the top of the char...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  11. Matthews is Blazers' unlikely scoring ace

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PORTLAND - Cancel the funeral dirges, Portland. It appears the Trail Blazers may contest the rest of the season after all. Portland played its most complete game of the season on Thursday, coming from an early 14-point deficit...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  12. If players don't stop whining

    Henry Abbott

    They're going to get a lot of technicals. David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal did some tallying, to see how often players did things in past games that would be technical-worthy under the new rules: We looked back at two NBA Finals contests fr...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  13. Ten for ten dunkers

    Henry Abbott

    This is not the real dunk contest. But at the 2010 All-Star Game in Los Angeles they will have the second-annual dunk contest seeking four of the best dunkers from outside the NBA, which happens separately and promises to be entertaining again. Th...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  14. Spain in trouble

    Henry Abbott

    You know how the United States has, in the last decade, often been everybody's pick in advance of international contests, then has surprisingly underperformed? This year it's Spain's turn. It was co-favorites with the undefeated U.S., but Spain...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  15. Coach: The World Championships should be in July

    Henry Abbott

    One of Europe's most respected coaches, Real Madrid's Ettore Messina, blogs on Sports.ru that he thinks the World Championships -- and other similar contests -- should be held in July, not September. He explains: For instance, players will know t...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  16. Quantifying LeBron James' special night

    Henry Abbott

    Gregory Shamus, Getty Images Sport LeBron James shot a lot of crunch time jumpers, but had something special for Joakim Noah. By normal measures last night's Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers contest should have been an incredible nail-biter. B...

    Blog | April 20, 2010