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  1. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jay Aych of The Painted Area on Brazil's performance against the U.S.: "We have to give props to Brazil Coach Ruben Magnano. We've been huge fans of Rubes for about a decade since his Argentina team put on a clinic vs. Team USA in 2002. Magnano-led t...

    Blog | August 31, 2010
  2. 10 Things to Watch in the World Championships

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Ricky Rubio will be fully empowered to drive the Spanish team's attempt to knock off Team USA. Basketball's World Championships (maybe the last ones ever ... the name will likely be changing to the World Cup) b...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  3. The NBA matters again

    Henry Abbott

    I fetched the paper from the sidewalk in front of my house early Sunday. Of course, I'm a sports section guy, but this one weekend -- the first without work intrusions since the beginning of the playoffs way back in whatever month that was -- was dif...

    Blog | July 12, 2010
  4. Wednesday bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference is looking into teams that are better in the playoffs than they were in the regular season: "The 2010 Celtics are the second-most improved playoff team ever, having tacked on +7.8 points of estimated efficiency diff...

    Blog | June 02, 2010
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Iverson's wife files for divorce. That's a family under some stress, for sure. A little bad blood between Paul Pierce and Stephen Jackson. These kinds of comparisons can make you go crazy, but how about Evan Turner being part Brandon Roy an...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Ron Artest is ready for his close-up. And he's barely clothed. The lengths people will go to for attention. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog, parsing some new 82games.com numbers: "It's still early, but LeBron's jump shot has been r...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  7. Turkey's best basketball, marred by violence, again

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Turkey is home to some of the world's best professional basketball. Two days ago, for instance, rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce squared off, and the court was littered with past and future NBA players. The Bulls have high hopes f...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  8. Late Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James, would you rather win five titles in other cities, or one title in Cleveland? Ask Ohio's Ron Harper, who never got the one in Cleveland, and would kill for it. Who's pumped up for training camp to start? Blazer assistant Monty W...

    Blog | September 25, 2009
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Huge thanks to Kevin Arnovitz for some great blogging while I was away. And without further ado: UPDATE: Allen Iverson tweets that he's close to a deal with some team or another. (See last bullet.) The Charlotte Bobcats are, reportedly, mov...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  10. Brandon Roy, Hard Times and Guaranteed Contracts

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Roy Brandon Roy and the Blazers have agreed to a five-year contract extension that'll keep him in black and red through 2013-2014, and a year longer if he so chooses. It's a no-brainer: In three NBA seasons Roy has been rookie of the...

    Blog | August 06, 2009
  11. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Remembering Detroit's Bill Davidson, one of the best owners in sports. A PG-13 Canadian cartoon case that basketball has always been about the shoes. And a John McPhee New Yorker essay explaining that basketball's roots are really in lacros...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  12. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Cavaliers lose Ben Wallace to a broken right tibia. The Plain Dealer's Brian Windhost assesses the damage: "The Cavs have been keeping their eye on what happens with Joe Smith and the Oklahoma City Thunder. These events, though, might ma...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ray Ratto of the San Francisco Chronicle: "For the moment, though, Monta Ellis is the Warriors. He had to be, for there was no other foreseeable outcome once Baron Davis left."Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News: "I think Andris Biedrins' agent...

    Blog | July 25, 2008
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Cavaliers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: '"The Truth' may be a reach, but he sure lived up to his Captain's title yesterday. Paul Pierce brought his certified 'A' game to a deciding seventh game against the Cavaliers. He stood tall in the ...

    Blog | May 19, 2008
  15. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of the Akron Beacon-Journal: "James scored just 14 points on a woeful 4-of-16 shooting, which indicated just how off his normal production he was as he struggled to find space to operate. Unlike previous games in these playoffs when t...

    Blog | June 08, 2007