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  1. Doug Collins and James Harden

    Henry Abbott

    Sometimes the NBA seems like a very, very small world. On, Fran Blinebury tells how now-Sixers coach Doug Collins had a big influence on now-Rockets star James Harden -- even though when they met neither was in the NBA: Collins was out of co...

    Blog | December 20, 2012
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ben Polk of a Wolf Among Wolves: "Kevin Love tends to draw the kind of praise that we've come to understand as racially coded cliches. In the Worlds, Fran Fraschilla (who I should say right out front is a terrific analyst who understands the hell out...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  3. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Matchup problems are a two-way street, you know. For Magic fans, this trip up the mountain feels a whole lot different. And it's time for certain GMs to make some tough decisions about their 2010 free agents. Bill Bridges of Forum Blue &am...

    Blog | June 02, 2009
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel: "The Lakers got three championships with Shaq. The Magic got Rony Seikaly, Ike Austin and an 'Hasta La Vista' letter from Fran Vazquez. It is why the rest of the sports nation dismisses Orlando and it...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    In the course of a month, the NBA champion Boston Celtics have somehow emerged as gritty underdogs. The Magic has that look of the mid-80's Pistons -- a good team that hasn't yet learned how to win. The Lakers stomped on the Rockets and, for ...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  6. Hall of Fame Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Hakeem Olajuwon Fran Blinebury of the Houston Chronicle on Olajuwon's first days at the University of Houston, when he was still new to basketball: "Michael Young was a high-flying member of those Phi Slama Jama teams and marvels at how far Olajuwon ...

    Blog | September 05, 2008
  7. Yao Ming: Not Certain About Ron Artest

    Henry Abbott

    The Houston Chronicle's Fran Blinebury is in China with Yao Ming, and has the following Ron Artest reaction, laced with trepidation, from Yao: "For some reason, I like (Artest)," Yao said. "Because in the games we play against him, I hate him. "When...

    Blog | July 30, 2008
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Fran Blinebury of the Houston Chronicle: "There has been some serious misjudgment of talent and know-how, from Alston and Luther Head to Mike James and Steve Francis. The Rockets are a ship without a rudder at crunch time. With his random rotation ch...

    Blog | January 16, 2008
  9. Houston, Do We Really Have a Problem?

    Henry Abbott

    The Houston Chronicle's Fran Blinebury recently laid into the hometown team. The refrain was not new: T-Mac will occasionally give one of those "It's On Me" speeches. And then he'll turn into origami as soon as things get tough again. He is a splend...

    Blog | December 13, 2007
  10. Hasta Luego--Another NBA-Ready Player Heads to Spain

    Henry Abbott

    Wow, this is a bit of a shock. After this, now yet another player who everyone assumed would be thrilled to play in the NBA, the Orlando Magic's first-round pick Fran Vasquez, has reportedly opted to play in Spain....

    Blog | July 29, 2005