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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: Come on down to Amway Center before we run out of exclamation points! Yes, see us at Rent-a-Dwight! Of course, we take trade-ins!.... The Magic are talking to more teams than the ones on Dwight Howard's wish lis...

    Blog | December 30, 2011
  2. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    According to a litigation and labor attorney from Chicago, today's NBA is actually very similar to the league's golden era of the 1980s. Unfortunately, today's NBA audience seemingly wants NFL-style parity. Speaking of the 1980s versus today, SI.co...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  3. A case of seriousinjuryaphobia

    Henry Abbott

    Matt McHale is the founder of the ESPN TrueHoop Network blog By The Horns. You can also follow him at Basketbawful. Follow him anywhere else and he'll file a restraining order. All hail mighty Science! For it has brought us many delights and wonde...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee: "It's not uncommon for a few of the Kings to take turns attempting halfcourt shots after practice with nothing more than pride or perhaps a few dollars on the line. Rarely, if ever, is that halfcourt practice expect...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Julian Benbow of the Boston Globe: "Glen Davis had no idea what happened. He did what he normally does when he sees Kevin Garnett finish a dunk - he sprinted back on defense. But when he looked up, Garnett was still at the other end of the floor. 'I ...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "Lakers forward Ron Artest stood before the media Tuesday night and faced a barrage of questions seeking an explanation for how he suffered a concussion Friday that has forced him to miss the last three game...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  7. Did Spoelstra Pull a...Spoelstra?

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Eric Spoelstra story is one of my favorites -- meritocracy as its best. Thirteen years ago, Spoelstra was the video coordinator for the Heat. He gradually worked his way up in the organization. "Assistan...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz If you read one item today, make it Tom Ziller's "Vortex of Suck" exegesis. Ziller uses a few different variables -- the Potential, Performance, and Assets of the league's worst squads -- to determine "the Bleakest Team...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  9. Expanding the Range in Atlanta

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton at Basketball Prospectus was a little skeptical of the Atlanta Hawks' early success: After all, the Hawks' offseason could have been described with little hyperbole as being semi-disastrous; the team did not mak...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  10. The Screen-Assist

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Remember when ex-NFL offensive lineman Tony Mandrich was all the rage coming out of Michigan State about 20 years ago? He was so beastly that observers starting charting his "pancake blocks" -- the number of ti...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  11. What the Spalding Knows

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Priya Narasimhan is an Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering who specializes in "real time systems" at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She's also a monster football fan and, like all sp...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "The Orlando Magic strode in on the rise and on a roll, a youthful franchise already monitoring future playoff pairings, 'Going forward,' as Coach Stan Van Gundy likes to say. But Monday night, in a little more ...

    Blog | December 30, 2008
  13. The Daily Fix Names the Best Sports Columns of the Year

    Henry Abbott

    Carl Bialik and Jason Fry of the Wall Street Journal's Daily Fix picked a handful of columns: two were about the NBA. A Bruce Jenkins number about Shaquille O'Neal, that includes this passage: This is a player strapped by his own vulnerability --...

    Blog | December 30, 2006
  14. Michael Jordan is Getting Divorced

    Henry Abbott

    It almost happened in 2002. I wonder if any reporters will poke around the cause of the divorce. Not that I'm all that curious about those kinds of details from Michael and Juanita Jordan's lives. I have just felt for a long time that history woul...

    Blog | December 30, 2006
  15. Sonics Trade Other Sonics

    Henry Abbott

    There is a rumor that the Sonics might trade Ronald "Flip" Murray, along with cap filler, to Denver for Earl Watson. I don't know that I have ever seen this before... but two of Murray's current teammates are quoted in the paper lobbying for Murray ...

    Blog | December 30, 2005
  16. They're Still Voting

    Henry Abbott

    The Red Reporter is polling people like you on topics like which NBA blog is the best. I'm proud to say that TrueHoop, which I swear was breifly leading, is doing the opposite of finishing strongly. We're in third at the moment, and apparently aiming...

    Blog | December 30, 2005