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  1. On athletes and marijuana

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Alipour writes a powerful Magazine story about pot-smoking in college football, especially at the University of Oregon, and the NBA comes up: Americans are "living in an environment where there's a greater tolerance of use, not just among the yo...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  2. The NBA race conversation

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA may genuinely be the least racist place I know. Basically, it's an environment that has been confronting some of these issues longer than most, with open-minded leadership and a competitive environment with a genuine appreciation for producti...

    Blog | January 17, 2011
  3. That Green NBA

    Henry Abbott

    I am glad to see the NBA coming (later than just about any corporation) to the idea that the environment matters. I'm sorry that it comes with more different uniforms. Honestly, these days, across a crowded sports bar, I don't know how any ca...

    Blog | April 03, 2009
  4. Martha Burk: Don't Expect Madison Square Garden to Change

    Henry Abbott

    If you read my last post, you know that I have been wondering about Madison Square Garden. Let's assume the jury was right, and the work environment there is pretty much scandalously terrible for women. What forces might be in play to make it better?...

    Blog | October 03, 2007
  5. Why Would the NBA Want to Share Data About Referees?

    Henry Abbott

    Because now we're in an environment where if NBA fans don't get real information about who's doing a great job, they'll supply their own....

    Blog | July 27, 2007
  6. Lawyer: Tough for Gay Player to Sue

    Henry Abbott

    I talked to a lawyer who knows a lot about the NBA this weekend, and he pointed out something that for some reason had never occured to me: that if the NBA locker room environment really is as anti-gay as we have heard it might be, there could be the...

    Blog | February 20, 2007
  7. Bad Work Environment: How About Them Knicks

    Henry Abbott

    So, Knick fans had gotten used to a lot of stuff. There are just some readily available lowlights from the Knicks' recent history: Owners giving the new coach an ultimatum, and everyone pissed at the old coach for trying to be the general manag...

    Blog | August 09, 2006
  8. In the Long Run, Draft Position Means Little, Opportunity Means E...

    Henry Abbott

    Eric Weiss makes a great point on DraftExpress: in all the jockeying for draft position among agents and teams, what's best for the players long-term income and success is not being picked higher in the draft, but being in an environment where they g...

    Blog | May 31, 2006
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Did Boris Diaw really improve, or did Atlanta just not let him do his thing? Mike D'Antoni, trusting players, the environment to succeed, and why youth coaches shouldn't be controlling like Larry Brown. Also from B-Mac: "Sure, it's great for the...

    Blog | May 30, 2006
  10. Steve Nash Post-Game Comment

    Henry Abbott

    I watched much of the Lakers-Suns game on Friday night. Kobe Bryant scored 51, and the Suns won convincingly. In the weird individual-obsessed media environment, somehow the sideline reporter (I forget her name) was more impressed with Bryant's 51 ...

    Blog | April 10, 2006