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  1. NBA referees hate your team?

    Henry Abbott

    Ryan Rodenberg, an assistant professor of sports law at Florida State University, writes in the Atlantic: In three recently published academic articles, I studied several narrowly focused allegations of bias involving certain NBA referees against ...

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  2. Tell me the NBA has no doping

    Henry Abbott

    The first in a TrueHoop series, inspired by recent Lance Armstrong news, examining PEDs and the NBA. It was a stunning Florida afternoon, a few years back. Somewhere a few courts over, under the warm sun, Maria Sharapova hit with a coach. On the...

    Blog | October 18, 2012
  3. A baker's dozen with Bradley Beal

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images As the draft approaches, several teams are focused on Florida guard Bradley Beal. Some drafts have suspense about who will be the top overall pick. In this draft, Anthony Davis secured that spot months ago. The...

    Blog | June 27, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: With contributions from young players including Terrel Harris, and with point guard Mario Chalmers stepping up late, the Heat simply outlasted the Atlanta Hawks 116-109 in triple-overtime at Philips Ar...

    Blog | January 06, 2012
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "The work has been put in. Whether there is an opportunity for a collective payoff remains to be seen amid the NBA lockout. Tuesday, Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Udonis Haslem completed a ...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Well, now we know where the NBA stands. And how it apparently is not happy amid the lockout about where the Miami Heat stand. In addition to holding a question-and-answer session Sunday on Twitter, t...

    Blog | November 14, 2011
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Two of the Sunshine State's most beloved athletes have struck up a friendship over Twitter. Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and University of Florida alumnus Tim Tebow bantered back-and-forth over the microb...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Andre C. Fernandez of The Miami Herald: "How much does South Florida miss pro basketball? Tickets for Saturday's charity all-star game dubbed the "LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh present the South Florida All-Star Classic" at U.S. Century B...

    Blog | October 04, 2011
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Since Isiah Thomas' arrival in 2009 as coach at Florida International University, there has been more than a touch of suspicion from local NBA fans about what exactly the Hall of Fame guard was up to ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "LeBron James still looks back, but only fleetingly. Instead, his primary focus is on bigger and better things for himself and his team. Speaking Monday in his native Akron, Ohio, where he was hosting ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Suddenly, a ghost went poof. Suddenly, a leprechaun went splat. Suddenly as the final seconds ticked down Monday night and the final rebound fell harmlessly to Chris Bosh, this finally was the Heat's nigh...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Heat forward LeBron James took criticism from fans for skipping the pregame introductions Tuesday against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Many felt James was avoiding facing the fans of his former team,...

    Blog | March 31, 2011
  13. First Cup: LeBron returns to Cleveland

    Henry Abbott

    Shandel Richardson of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Heat forward LeBron James downplayed a report that suggested the team may have violated the NBA tampering rules during his free agency. A report by Yahoo! Sports said the Cleveland Cavs have hire...

    Blog | December 02, 2010
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    David Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Their journey began, fittingly, around a championship trophy. Erik Spoelstra carried it into the locker room Monday. Just so there's no doubt. Just so everyone embraced one final time what this season is...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Dec. 2 and March 29 in Cleveland? The forecast is for considerable storminess. Jan. 15 and Feb. 24 in Chicago? Apparently, clear skies. Give Dwyane Wade credit. Amid a summer of Heat villainy, he cont...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan J. Skolnick of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "He's getting the picture now. He's getting the sense that he may have only scratched the surface of his, and his team's, celebrity. He's gaining an awareness that even the carryover from carrying ...

    Blog | July 19, 2010