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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers. He teased Neil Olshey, the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Will Kendrick Perkins play? By raw plus/minus, Perkins is the best Celtic in the playoffs. Smart thinking about what the Celtics can do differently in Game 7. Darius from Forum Blue and Gold: "Artest consistently forced Pierce to his left hand an...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Beno Udrih makes Kobe Bryant fall over, which gets him almost enough good karma to overcome the play later in the game when he gave the Lakers a layup while taking some time to yell at Jason Thompson.Layoffs at the NBA.Links to some of the best sport...

    Blog | October 13, 2008
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Marcus Williams to Golden State? ESPN's Marc Stein is on vacation, but he's a gamer, and checked in to say that this move, by all indications, likely shifts Golden State's attentions away from the offer sheet they were flirting with extending to Phil...

    Blog | July 23, 2008
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The newest issue of HOOP magazine has a great little tale about the Hawks having a team ping pong tournament. I was going to quote Al Horford -- who says he won every game against all-comers for months in advance -- describing how the whole organizat...

    Blog | July 22, 2008
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Steve Springer of the Los Angeles Times: "The primary targets are always the same: Kobe Bryant first, then Coach Phil Jackson, and on to Lamar Odom or Derek Fisher or Pau Gasol. But not Sunday. The days ahead will offer plenty of...

    Blog | June 02, 2008
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jazz vs. Lakers Kurt Kragthorpe of The Salt Lake Tribune: "This was the Jazz's best shot, the game they will remember all summer. Wednesday's Game 5 of their playoff series with the Los Angeles Lakers will tease them, bother them, torture them every ...

    Blog | May 15, 2008
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    We hear from Commissioner Stern quite often about how trustworthy NBA officials are. Why not, then, trust officials to use their discretion to decide when and when not to use video instant replay? Why such strict rules -- especially when they create ...

    Blog | May 06, 2008
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Pistons vs. Sixers Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News: "The young and impetuous must be dealt with severely, or they never learn. The Pistons tried to play nice with the 76ers, but play time is over. This first-round series should be a mismatch, and i...

    Blog | April 24, 2008
  12. Late Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has had many posts through the years questioning the ban of high-schoolers from the NBA. Here's an article along those lines from Brandon Hoffman on RealGM: "Mike Dunleavy, son of a long-time NBA head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. played three yea...

    Blog | April 09, 2008
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul on the brainy comedic NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." He says he wasn't allowed to play basketball unless he had a 3.0 GPA. He also says he gives his dad no freebies when they play each other. And he still feels like throwing up at the...

    Blog | September 17, 2007
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When he played for Villanova, Allan Ray (later of the Celtics and now playing for Lottomatica Roma) endured one of the nastiest moments in basketball history when his eye popped out of his head. It was on international television -- you can probably ...

    Blog | August 15, 2007
  15. Independence Day Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban confirms to DallasBasketball.com that the Mavericks are in hot pursuit of Kevin Garnett. Greg Oden reportedly offered some Portland TV media people a ride home from the draft on Paul Allen's jet.Nearly a million people have already se...

    Blog | July 04, 2007
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The researcher whose study says NBA referees demonstrate racial bias has been attacked by the NBA as malinformed, claiming they have better (but private) information that proves him wrong. In a must-read Lester Munson article on ESPN.com, Wolfers say...

    Blog | May 07, 2007