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  1. Jonathan Abrams, the book

    Henry Abbott

    Former New York Times and current Grantland basketball writer Jonathan Abrams takes the time to do things right, digging in deep to tell us amazing stories, like one of the first and still the best Royce White profile, the definitive guide to Stephen...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Royce White is back

    Henry Abbott

    Rockets rookie Royce White is due to take the court for the D-League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers tonight, in what will be his first moment in uniform since the D-League. In part two of his two-part TrueHoop TV interview, White discusses his anxiety di...

    Blog | February 12, 2013
  3. Young superstars will feel the next CBA's sting

    Henry Abbott

    David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images The best young players, like Kyrie Irving, are in line to take a major hit. In Miami today, the NBA and its players union are engaged in the first day of what David Stern calls "full-blown" collective bargaining -- as op...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  4. Video of Joakim Noah on the court

    Henry Abbott

    Wednesday evening, Joakim Noah will take the floor for the first time since December 15. How has the Bulls' starting center recovered from thumb surgery? Very well, it appears. He has been working out furiously. Some of his friends shot this video ov...

    Blog | February 23, 2011
  5. Checking in with the stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    As the first round takes shape, a quick peek at how things are shaping up for the contestants in the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. In some of the series, there is little at stake. For instance, all eight contestants picked the favored Cavalie...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: "If the playoffs are indeed where stars are born and legends are made, we just witnessed Kevin Durant take his first step toward forcing his way into an elite fraternity. In what he deemed a must-win game, Durant do...

    Blog | April 23, 2010
  7. The fight is on in the West

    Henry Abbott

    Since their big trade for Kevin Martin, the Rockets have been pretty hot. A recent four-game winning streak -- they're 7-3 in March -- positioned them ahead of the Grizzlies as the first team breathing down the necks of the teams positioned to take t...

    Blog | March 22, 2010
  8. Mark Warkentien's play-in tournament

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The spiral bound document says "Make Every Game Count: The NBA Play-In Tournament." It's a proposal to take the eighth and last playoff spot in each conference and, instead of awarding it to the eighth team, making it the first ...

    Blog | October 29, 2009
  9. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    What did we take away from Game 1 of the Western Conference finals? Is Joe Johnson really a first option? Who will draw the LeBron assignment for Orlando? And if you're in need of a point guard, maybe the 2009 NBA Draft isn't such a dog?&nbsp...

    Blog | May 20, 2009
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Finnan of The News-Herald: "The NBA took away his hop step. Will the 'crab dribble' be soon to follow? ... 'If they take it away like they did my hop step after my first two years, I'll find a way to do something else,' James said. He was asked w...

    Blog | January 07, 2009
  11. The LeBron James Story, Off the Record

    Henry Abbott

    The other day I listened to an excellent radio show from nearly a year ago. It's an American reporter's first-hand account of some comical missteps in his living arrangments while he was working in Baghdad. The take-away lesson: Think twice before de...

    Blog | December 22, 2008
  12. Don't Cast that MVP Vote

    Henry Abbott

    Without reading this defense of Chris Paul's defense from Ryan Schwan of Hornets247. First he takes on some stats showing that Paul's steals make up for slight increase in scoring efficiency by opposing point guards when they play the Hornets. You'll...

    Blog | April 15, 2008
  13. Ride Shotgun with Steve Nash as He Drives Home

    Henry Abbott

    Or close. That's what the press release from says. kicks off its launch today with "Drive Home with Steve Nash," the first live, direct fan interaction with an NBA superstar. Nash's first stream will take p...

    Blog | February 20, 2008
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Washington Post's Mike Wise to LeBron James: "Take heart, kid. You're not alone. Shaquille O'Neal was swept from the Finals in his first try. Magic Johnson's Lakers were swept twice in the Finals, once by an overdue Julius Erving-led Philadelphia...

    Blog | June 13, 2007
  15. Tuesday Warm-Up Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    According to Jonathan Givony, almost every first-round NBA player signed for the maximum allowed under the rookie scale (I have heard many agents refuse to even take a commission on those contracts, as there's essentially no work involved). The excep...

    Blog | October 10, 2006
  16. Late Night Bloggers React to the Suns' Victory

    Henry Abbott

    Forum Blue and Gold: If at the start of this season you had been offered a deal where this Laker team would win 45 games, and take the number two seed seven games in the first round, you would have been a fool not to take it. It's hard to over...

    Blog | May 07, 2006