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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Bishop of The New York Times: So what was Tuesday's game, then? An annihilation or an aberration? A statement or a mirage? For Pau Gasol, defeat provided an example of what not to do should Spain meet the United States in the gold-medal game in ...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: The revamping Mavericks agreed to contract terms Monday night with free agent guard O.J. Mayo, the third pick of the 2008 draft. Mayo, 24, tweeted the news at about 10:30 p.m., saying "I will be signing with ...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: Blake Griffin received a diagnosis of a torn medial meniscus in his left knee and will have arthroscopic surgery, probably early next week, the Clippers announced Thursday night. Griffin will not be playing ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: With center Marcus Camby choosing to return to New York, the Rockets agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the Knicks on Monday, acquiring guard Toney Douglas, forward Josh Harrellson and center Jerome Jordan,...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Friday night could be a big moment in Mavericks' history. Here's why: If the Oklahoma City Thunder can win Game 6 of its series with Memphis , it will push that franchise into the Western Conference finals aga...

    Blog | May 13, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Hahn of Newsday: "The wheelchair that was only supposed to be temporary for Donnie Walsh has become a regular accessory. The 69-year-old president of the Knicks doesn't want to fumble with walkers and isn't quite strong enough yet for a cane, so...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck and Mark Viera of The New York Times: "League officials are projecting a net loss of $370 million for the just-completed season and are seeking a radical overhaul of the collective bargaining agreement. David Stern reiterated those points...

    Blog | July 15, 2010
  8. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "Ron Artest and the rest of the Lakers took part in the championship parade Monday morning, starting at Staples Center and working their way toward the USC campus in front of a crowd estim...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    On the day the Lakers hold their parade, here's an amazing collection of Laker title celebration videos. Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference on Kobe Bryant as Finals MVP: "I definitely don't think it's fair to say Kobe was 'bad' in the Finals. He di...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  11. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Trudell of the Lakers' website with Phil Jackson's response to hearing that Pau Gasol had called himself "very very" tough: "Two very's is too many. He's very tough. Not two very's." NBA fans get to play a role in choosing the League's MVP. N...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  12. Clipper/Blazer deal through the eyes of Arnovitz and Abbott

    Henry Abbott

    Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images Big man: Camby fills a major need for the Blazers. The Los Angeles Clippers are trading Marcus Camby to the Portland Trail Blazers for Travis Outlaw, Steve Blake and cash. All the players have expiring contract...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  13. The future of the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Chad Ford and John Hollinger have worked up ratings (Insider) of teams in terms of how well they are positioned for the future. They picked my favorite team, the Portland Trail Blazers, first overall -- so clearly they know exac...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  14. Late Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Shocking bit of news: Wayne Winston, the Indiana University professor I have quoted extensively in the last couple of weeks, and has been Mark Cuban's statistical consultant for the last nine years, just told me that his contract with the Maveric...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  15. Allen Iverson's Grizzly Liaison

    Henry Abbott

    A Marriage of Convenience, Minus the Marriage The Memphis Grizzlies and Allen Iverson have found each other, in a late-offseason pairing that is guaranteed not to wow basketball analysts. You know how a few days before the prom certain bizarro high-...

    Blog | September 09, 2009
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you want a course in how NBA offenses work, step one is to set aside an hour to really dig into this amazing post with a zillion diagrams and 21 custom videos. Hats off. Can you imagine Derrick Rose with a wholly reliable jumper? Very tough to st...

    Blog | September 02, 2009