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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "How are you going to build a franchise around a player who has spent six years here without one defining moment? The answer is, you can't. And when the Lakers responded to Tuesday's Internet buzz by saying the...

    Blog | February 09, 2011
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Oakley reportedly told LeBron James not to play for the Knicks. George Karl talks about how cancer has changed his life in the upcoming Men's Journal (where you can also learn why Caron Butler won't ride a stationary bike). Stephen Rodrick ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick Hayes of PistonPowered: "Bill Laimbeer is a tough subject for me. I firmly believe he is one of the most underrated players of his era who, because of his reputation as an instigator (and punching bag of Robert Parish), never gets the cre...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Cam Inman of The Oakland Tribune: "New Warriors majority owner Joseph Lacob is ... Well, he is not the old Warriors owner, so he has that going for him in the bloodshot eyes of arguably the NBA's most desperate and loyal fan base. He also is not Orac...

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "Jonathan Bender, who turns 29 next month, worked out for the Knicks last summer but didn't feel he was physically ready to make a commitment. But after extensive training with Charles Austin, a former Olympic ...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Feldman of PistonPowered, with some real insight into the Allen Iverson/Rip Hamilton problem. It appears it was mainly a problem of both being good, but not together: "Pistons with Iverson and not Hamilton: 6-2 (.750, equivalent to 62 wins d...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  7. Playoff Warmup Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Leaguewide Bullets These bullets would be a lot better, but I could not stop watching this. If that doesn't give you playoff fever, nothing will. About the NBA and research into referee bias. More to come on this topic next week. A nice break...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard talking to LeBron James (also, includes good notes of James' relationship with his high school librarian at St. Vincent St. Mary): "Some Clevelanders may not see it, but LeBron says he's as loyal a...

    Blog | January 28, 2009
  9. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Nash tells the Arizona Republic's Paul Coro about losing Raja Bell (and Boris Diaw) as teammates: "He is my best buddy and he's my best friend and the guys loved him. ... It's hard. I have a hard time committing to this as a business. I ta...

    Blog | December 11, 2008
  10. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ronny Turiaf as quoted by Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times: "I'm just happy people give thanks for what they have. And I would hope they do that on a daily basis. Don't wait for Thanksgiving just because something happened on a particular d...

    Blog | November 26, 2008
  11. Joe Dumars Strikes Again

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson, a Piston. And that's just one of the major assets Joe Dumars is acquiring today. The other is the inside track on "The Summer of LeBron." As you have probably seen, reports are that the Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons have agreed to...

    Blog | November 03, 2008
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer: "The old veteran sees other teams leaping together before the tipoff, as if pogo sticks had been smuggled into their midst, and he shakes his head. The Detroit Pistons do this, led by Rasheed Wallace, the prince, ...

    Blog | October 16, 2008
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: "I should have known this was coming the minute I read the Colts were going to release defensive tackle Ed Johnson following his arrest on a charge of possession of the puff-puff, pass stuff. 'If the Colts can rel...

    Blog | September 12, 2008
  14. Diamond ... or Rough? Suns Unearth Something in Dragic

    Henry Abbott

    If you listen to Suns executives like Steve Kerr and David Griffin tell it, Slovenian point guard Goran Dragic is one hell of a point guard. The 6-4 Dragic is so good, they say, that they might have taken him with the 15th pick of the first round. An...

    Blog | August 18, 2008
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee: "Kevin Martin arrived with an agenda and, almost as interestingly, with something to say. The plan is to impress USA Basketball officials while preparing the U.S. Olympic Team for Beijing. Establish eye contact wi...

    Blog | July 22, 2008
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "Embrace it. Ogle it. Relish it. But, above all, believe it. The Boston Celtics did not just win franchise championship No. 17 last night. They snatched it. They swallowed it. They demanded it. So th...

    Blog | June 18, 2008