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  1. Hard-line owners sniffing victory

    Henry Abbott

    Most casual observers believe, I suspect, that NBA owners have their fingers crossed Tuesday, hoping that players will take the league's offer that is set to expire Wednesday evening. The players' union has called this an excessively harsh deal an...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  2. Pointing two fingers

    Henry Abbott

    Neilson Barnard, Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe best efforts of Billy Hunter and David Stern have not been enough. Anything you hear about "the owners" being one way or "the players" being another is likely wrong. Both groups are all over ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  3. Russell Westbrook's itchy trigger finger

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images One of Russell Westbrook's 33 field goal attempts in Game 4. Back in the regular season, I joined a chorus of the geek-minded in pointing out that it's weird for Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook to have a top-five ...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  4. No Magic fingers in loss to Hawks

    Henry Abbott

    The Orlando Magic's playoff shooting struggles continued as they fell into a 3-to-1 series hole against the Atlanta Hawks. The Magic were just 2-for-23 from three-point range in Sunday's Game 4. According to Elias, the 8.7 percent made from three...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  5. Watch your head

    Henry Abbott

    The NFL is going through some soul-searching right now, thanks to new awareness about the long-term dangers associated with football's many hard collisions to the head. As a basketball fan, it's tempting to wag a finger and say something like: See...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  6. Sonny Vaccaro on the exoneration of summer hoops

    Henry Abbott

    It's understandable if Sonny Vaccaro is a little defensive. Remember when Team USA was no good, and everyone blamed the sorry state of American basketball development? Many of the fingers were pointed at summer league basketball and the AAU, and a...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  7. The Hornets feel the pressure

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul, according to reports, would like to be traded. These things happen sometimes. If you're the Hornets, do you really have to listen to his demands? It has to be tempting to just cross your fingers and hope the whole thing will go a...

    Blog | July 22, 2010
  8. Mitch Kupchak on Kobe Bryant's injured finger

    Henry Abbott

    In an interview with's Mike Trudell, Laker GM Mitch Kupchak talks about the state of Kobe Bryant's finger injury: I don't know how he does it. I just don't know. He has it taped up, the index finger on his right hand, and he's somehow fig...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  9. The Blazers act fast

    Henry Abbott

    Out of the tangle of bizarreness and finger-pointing that has resulted from Tom Penn's firing by the Blazers, Benjamin Golliver of BlazersEdge has spun some comedy: In a development nearly as stunning as their firing of Vice President of Basketball ...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Kobe Bryant had trouble adjusting to the splint he wore on the finger, so he tried out several options at the Lakers' shootaround and before the game. 'This is the most challenging [injury],' Bryant said. 'I've...

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Gonzalez of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "In sports, as in politics, perception matters. Late last week in California, the perception was that Kobe Bryant gave a very large, very public middle finger to Philadelphia. If you haven't heard or didn't...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Pau Gasol broke his left middle finger while practicing with the Spanish national team in Seville and underwent surgery Monday, Lakers spokesman John Black said. It's unknown how long Gasol mig...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  13. Do Injuries to Kobe Bryant Count?

    Henry Abbott

    It's funny, but when I saw that Kobe Bryant had hurt his finger, it never occurred to me that he would miss much action. A finger injury? On that guy? The one who played just about all of last season with an unhinged pinkie? He has just been so c...

    Blog | January 21, 2009
  14. Second Cup: Training Camp Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register: "Kobe Bryant quietly believes his fanatical training and body maintenance have him way ahead of the game in extending his career, that crooked right pinkie finger and the chronic tendinitis in the knees notwi...

    Blog | September 30, 2008
  15. Trash Walking

    Henry Abbott

    Great little video, I could watch it ten times in a row, of Kobe Bryant wagging his finger at the opposition, as if to say "oh no you don't" in blatantly cocky fashion. And as he's doing it he just bites it. Falls right over. (Via Basketbawful)...

    Blog | September 18, 2008
  16. Not Having Finger Surgery: Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    From Kobe Bryant's official website: After seeking numerous opinions from hand specialists, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to forgo surgery on his right pinkie. Fresh off his Olympic Gold Medal performance in Beijing, Bryant expressed that he d...

    Blog | September 09, 2008