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  1. Name the crimes of David Stern

    Henry Abbott

    The night of The Decision, I was blown away at the vitriol surrounding LeBron James. He didn't play where you wanted him to play. He had a TV show. Bummer. It still amazes me how fired up that makes people. I wrote a post asking people to name the cr...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  2. Is it so hard to operate a motor vehicle legally?

    Henry Abbott

    Years ago, NBA player Shawne Williams got in trouble with the police. His role in that incident was fairly minor. Apparently he was sober when driving some friends, and his big crime was not signaling a lane change. But ... see if you can count th...

    Blog | October 12, 2010
  3. Name the crimes of LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, by objective measures the best player in the NBA, and a strong candidate to be the best ever in the sport, has created an experiment. Instead of joining the best team he could, he cast his lot with two very talented friends and a savvy ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott A study finds pro athletes are not more likely to commit crimes than ordinary citizens. Whoa. This is going to be controversial in Detroit: A claim the Ben Gordon is too good to compare to Vinnie Johnson. "The Microwave" practic...

    Blog | October 29, 2009
  5. The Ties that Bind Larry Brown to John Kuester and Everything

    Henry Abbott

    A few years ago, a friend suggested I make a big chart like the cops use in mob movies. All those photos, with all those lines showing the structure of relationships among networks of people. Only instead of researching a crime family, I should chart...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  6. Idea: Sports Cause Crime

    Henry Abbott

    I know, it's kind of nutty, especially when you consider that being sedentary inspires a host of health problems, some of which are fatal. Is there really a good argument for not playing sports if you're so inclined? But for what it's worth, last Oct...

    Blog | August 22, 2007
  7. Questions for David Stern

    Henry Abbott

    In about an hour, you'll get to watch David Stern answer questions for the first time about Tim Donaghy, the referee who is alleged to have fixed games in cahoots with organized crime. I have been mulling what questions I'd like to have answered, and...

    Blog | July 24, 2007
  8. Tanking: Not a Victimless Crime

    Henry Abbott

    So, if this or that big-name player sits out of an extra few games, as part of an effort to help his team's chances in the draft lottery, is that such a big deal? It is if you spent good money on tickets to take your kids to see that big-name player....

    Blog | April 17, 2007
  9. Jason Maxiell Can't Smile...

    Henry Abbott

    ...and, oddly, that's OK. He also says he wants to be a cop when he's done playing basketball. That's two NBA players I know of. With a few more NBA players with shields, they could create special unit tasked with investigating crimes that occur on h...

    Blog | November 29, 2006
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Barry needs a job again. Rick, if you're reading, you're always welcome to share your thoughts here on TrueHoop. If it's important to you, I'll even start shooting free throws under-handed. It doesn't pay, but neither does crime, right? Sic...

    Blog | August 15, 2006
  11. The Ruination Eddie Johnson's Good Name

    Henry Abbott

    Having the same name as another former NBA player who is accused of heinous crimes is rough for one of the nicer guys in the league: the very much innocent Eddie Johnson who broadcasts Phoenix Suns games. He has been getting very hateful phone calls,...

    Blog | August 11, 2006
  12. 2006 Draft Profile: Leon Powe

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty is one of the best basketball bloggers out there, and he wrote an essay about Powe for TrueHoop. "I chose Powe," writes Ziller, "because he's in danger of falling out of the draft. That would be a crime.&q...

    Blog | June 28, 2006
  13. Crime #1: David Hasselhoff Once Had a Big Hit in Germany

    Henry Abbott

    Crime #2: Singing it to himself is an important part of Dirk Nowitzki free throw line routine. No chance Dirk doesn't one day regret admitting that....

    Blog | May 17, 2006
  14. Damon Jones Under Investigation

    Henry Abbott

    Lots of players are accused of lots of sex crimes. No real word on what the substance of these accusations are, but take note: Damon Jones has his PR down as well as any accused athlete I have ever seen. If you are ever asked by reporters to talk abo...

    Blog | March 08, 2006
  15. Dealing Drugs, Playing Basketball, Rapping: It's All in the Game

    Henry Abbott

    Writer Seth Ferranti, who is currently locked up for crimes unspecified, has written a straight-shooting HoopsHype profile of the rapper known as The Game."I'm a playground legend in California," The Game says. "Do the research." His days at Compton...

    Blog | February 09, 2006
  16. Sacramento's Making Fun of Detroit

    Henry Abbott

    According to Deadspin, the Kings rolled a videotape dressing down the city of Detroit (poverty, crime, blah, blah, blah) before a game. That's not the team to taunt. The Pistons are really good, and if you don't agree, they'll sic Jason Maxiell on y...

    Blog | November 09, 2005