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  1. TrueHoop TV: How not to recruit

    Henry Abbott

    Coleman Collins, joining us from France where he's playing professionally, remembers the time his Virginia Tech team trusted him to wow visiting recruit Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Long story short: Luc Richard chose UCLA....

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker, the Spurs' All-NBA point guard, will return to the United States from France on July 5 to have his injured left eye examined by a specialist in New York. Parker's participation in this summer'...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant says he's enjoying having the green light to gamble on defense. A fascinating note from Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "France stunned Spain on Saturday, a loss that could potentially cost Spain a first-place finish in Group D. Tha...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  5. LeBron James vs. Frederic Weis at MSG Aug. 15?

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan As a follow-up to my report earlier this week that Team USA plans to hold training camp in New York City this summer, word came out through the French newspaper L'Equipe today that France is likely to be the Americans' opponent. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2010
  6. Gregg Popovich, Workout God

    Henry Abbott

    A Spurs video from the archives. It says the video is from 2007, but I suspect it's actually from 2006, when the team held training camp in France (check out the court -- it has temporary NBA court markings laid over the FIBA lines) and went on t...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  7. Spain Gets Off the Schneid

    Henry Abbott

    After sleepwalking through the preliminary and qualifying rounds, Spain showed up to the knockout stage of Eurobasket '09 with a fury. The Painted Area has the full story of the Spaniards' win over France and Serbia's mild upset of Russia: P...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  8. Clash of the EuroTitans

    Henry Abbott

    Eurobasket is really heating up. In a few hours France -- the undefeated team starring the remarkable Tony Parker -- will meet Spain, which is everyone's presumed favorite in this game and the tournament. The Painted Area's Jay Aych wri...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  9. Eurobasket '09 Update

    Henry Abbott

    France has run the table in the qualifying round. The Painted Area has been following all the action and has this report on Group E: France 71, Greece 69 Tony Parker and France nab the No. 1 seed in the knockout stage. (Aris Messinis/AFP/G...

    Blog | September 16, 2009
  10. The Team Time Trial of Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    I don't really know much about cycling, but I read every article I can get my hands on about the Tour de France. The timing has always been right. My whole life I have been scouring the sports section for NBA news day in and day out. At some poin...

    Blog | June 18, 2009
  11. How You Watch Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    --Athens, Greece --Paris, France The guidelines: Please email your photos to Tell us where you are! Include the city and country of the photo location. No identifiable human beings in th...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  12. Expensive Haircut

    Henry Abbott

    Tony Parker bet his brother T.J. 15,000 Euros (which is an incalculably large number of dollars, but fewer than it used to be) that he couldn't go six months without cutting his hair. Luckily for T.J. Parker, one of his new teammates in France is a b...

    Blog | October 06, 2008
  13. The International Language of Streetball

    Henry Abbott

    Great shot of streetball in Manila by Jay Directo of Agence France Press (via Getty Images). First spotted by TrueHoop reader Brandon on the BBC's website. ...

    Blog | March 12, 2008
  14. Video of Zabian Dowdell in France

    Henry Abbott

    The young guard is a favorite of TrueHoop -- we talked to him a lot in anticipation of the draft. The draft in which ... he went undrafted. Dowdell was beloved by many NBA front offices, especially in Seattle, who employed him for summer league. But ...

    Blog | October 16, 2007
  15. U.S. Government Nixes Americans Playing in Iran

    Henry Abbott

    The BBC's Frances Harrison reports from Iran: US treasury officials are investigating whether American basketball players who were paid to play for Iranian teams have violated US sanctions. Under the sanctions regime, a special licence is required b...

    Blog | October 19, 2006
  16. Basketball in the Avis Axis of Evil

    Henry Abbott

    The BBC's Frances Harrison has some good news about the spirit of sport succeeding--as it so often does--even where the spirit of diplomacy fails: Insults bounce back and forth between Iran and the United States on an almost daily basis but on the ba...

    Blog | November 18, 2005