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  1. Dirty, dumb and ugly

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images Hard intentional fouls have helped to make Chris Andersen one of the NBA's most effective players. On the first play of Wednesday night's Game 2, Nate Robinson used basketball skills to get himself a nice look at the bucke...

    Blog | May 10, 2013
  2. HoopIdea: Swift justice for dirty play

    Henry Abbott

    On video, it looks like strategy. Stephen Curry, the NBA's newest and slightest superstar, who has been killing the Nuggets on ankles so brittle he recently tweeted "no ankle left unturned lol," was minding his own business, jogging through the la...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  3. In the NBA, dirty play wins

    Henry Abbott

    As a former nemesis of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and many others, Bruce Bowen was long one of the NBA's nastiest defenders. Years after retirement, his most dangerous plays still draw traffic on YouTube. And even Bowen thought Dahntay Jones crossed...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  4. The dirty secret about Ricky Rubio

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Smith/US Presswire The NBA's most creative new offensive player may be at his best on defense. An hour or ago I found myself wanting to make some bold claims about how much Dwane Casey has helped the Raptors' defense. I had intended to say tha...

    Blog | January 11, 2012
  5. 60 blocks north of reality

    Henry Abbott

    I almost asked the question. There we were, in the carefully lit conference room of a very nice midtown hotel. Rows of pitchers filled with ice water lined up on a white tablecloth at the back. Take a drink, and there's no place for dirty glasses....

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  6. Now cleaning the Verizon Center floors ...

    Henry Abbott

    Wizards owner Ted Leonsis. He makes a strong case, on his blog, for being attentive to customers' and employees' requests, and says he is addressing things like broken hinges in bathroom stalls, dirty ketchup dispensers and lousy iPhone connectivi...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  7. Bruce Bowen on dirty play

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Here's a fun little project I'd like your help with: Let's name the NBA's twenty all-time dirtiest players. I have a brainstorm list working, but I'd like your ideas, your anecdotes, your YouTube links ... To get you in the moo...

    Blog | November 20, 2009
  8. Bruce Bowen: NBA Archetype

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton writes that Bruce Bowen's legacy is a complicated one -- charitable spirit, borderline dirty player, hopeful symbol for the undrafted and, of course ... I would also say Bowen brought a certain level...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: "Bruce Bowen may have been dirty to the other 29 franchises, but not to league officials. By 2007, after he'd irritated Steve Nash and LeBron James, the opinion printed here was this: Bowen, havin...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  10. If I Do a Head Butt, I Break All of His Face

    Henry Abbott

    The Nuggets' Nene, when told that the Suns Louis Amundson had called him a "dirty player" and a "fake tough guy" after last week's headbutting incident, wanted to clear things up. Of course Nene's not dirty! Or, someth...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  11. A Fine Line Between Dirty and Reckless

    Henry Abbott

    Today there has been all kinds of debate about whether or not what Trevor Ariza did to Rudy Fernandez was dirty, or merely reckless. I also recommend you see the angle about 1:25 into this video. (UPDATE: TrueHop reader Oliver suggests that despite &...

    Blog | March 10, 2009
  12. Basketball Recruiting: Still Dirty!

    Henry Abbott

    You know how every now and again someone writes a great article about how disgusting college recruiting is in basketball? And about how a lot of the top amateur basketball players are not amateur at all? It can be tempting, I think, to have a short m...

    Blog | August 20, 2007
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Spurs fans present video evidence that the Suns are the dirty team. I would put it to you that, after a while, talking about referees is boring.If you were Don Nelson, would you come back? Is it going to get more fun than that? Especially now that, p...

    Blog | May 17, 2007
  14. Amare Stoudemire vs. "Dirty" Spurs

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein has done some checking says the league isn't going to take any action in this instance. He also links to a good Mike Monroe article from the San Antonio Express-News detailing the history of Amare Stoudemire vs. the San Antonio Spur...

    Blog | May 11, 2007
  15. Tony Kornheiser Breathing Down the Neck of the Bog

    Henry Abbott

    That sounds kind of dirty, doesn't it? It used to be that in the Washington Post sports section, there was a little section on page two where Tony Kornheiser would mouth off about whatever. But now that he's in the eye of the sports media storm, t...

    Blog | January 03, 2007
  16. The Dirty Details of the Zach Randolph Case

    Henry Abbott

    A lot of people want to be rich and famous so they can have the money and power to do whatever they want. But all too often when people get whatever their whim desires, they end up doing things that don't sound all that marvelously fun, when you step...

    Blog | September 21, 2006