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  1. What, exactly, have the Rockets created?

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Title contention and massive disappointment are both possibilities for the 2013-2014 Rockets. Almost five years ago, Houston GM Daryl Morey explained his long-term team-building strategy on a stage at a conference in ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  2. Steve Francis' team ordered to criticize him

    Henry Abbott

    Globalization was always going to be a "feeling out" process. Steve Francis has been a disappointment for his Beijing team, and has even gotten into trouble with the League's office for reportedly making a rude gesture from the bench. But where...

    Blog | December 21, 2010
  3. The unkept promise of Greg Oden

    Henry Abbott

    Photo courtesy of Tom LipmanStarring in street clothes, once again: The 2007 top NBA pick, Blazer Greg Oden. Greg Oden is everything he has been accused of being. He has missed so many games as to be certifiable as a horrible disappointment. (Is the...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  4. Nets only sure who's leaving: Thorn

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Mikhail Prokhorov tasted his first NBA disappointment almost as soon as he was formally introduced as the new owner in New Jersey ... when his Nets greeted the Russian billionaire by coming away with only the third overall pick in the ...

    Blog | June 26, 2010
  5. The big disappointment

    Henry Abbott

    People in San Antonio, Dallas and Portland have taken significant time out of their busy days to skewer me, over the last couple of days, for naming Dirk Nowitzki, Brandon Roy and Tim Duncan as the most disappointing players of the NBA postseason. ...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: Can we trust Greg Oden? I wondered about that on Tuesday while we sifted through the Oden fallout. Certainly there was disappointment in learning that a high-profile professional athlete would be dumb enough to put hims...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  7. Jason Kottke Loves This Game

    Henry Abbott

    I always love it when quality media outlets that cover lots of different topics hone in on the NBA. (It's a great disappointment to me, for instance, that the New Yorker hasn't had an NBA article in ages.) Jason Kottke just weighed in on these incre...

    Blog | May 18, 2006
  8. Las Vegas Believes in Jerry Colangelo

    Henry Abbott

    Check out the odds to win this year's world championship: Team USA, despite all of its recent disappointments, is the heavy favorite (unless I am yet again misinterpreting betting odds): USA 1/2 Serbia and Montenegro 5/2 Argentina 11/2 ...

    Blog | May 18, 2006
  9. D'Alessandro: Nets in Good Shape

    Henry Abbott

    One day into the playoffs, the Nets were the disappointment of the league. Another game later, they are back in the drivers' seat. Dave D'Alessandro: You've seen the Indiana offense for two games now, what does it look like? (Death by rhetorica...

    Blog | April 26, 2006
  10. ESPN Magazine Cover Story Reads Like Disney Corporate Newsletter

    Henry Abbott

    The current ESPN magazine has LeBron James on the cover "in his own words" as told to one of my favorite NBA writers, Chris Broussard. It promises a lot. (I was even hoping we might get a little mention of Uncle Wes.) Horrible disappointment. It's a...

    Blog | January 07, 2006
  11. Watch Joe Johnson Ruin His Career!

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein has a shocking scoop: Joe Johnson has asked the Phoenix Suns--the team that slathered him with wins, and in so doing converted him from a disappointment in Boston into a coveted free agent--not to match his free agent offer from the...

    Blog | August 01, 2005