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  1. Joakim Noah teaching peace

    Henry Abbott

    Hats off to a crew that includes Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Ed Pinckney, Quentin Richardson, Isiah Thomas and many others for putting a lot of heart into a multi-faceted effort to address gang violence in Chicago. The NBA and its players are into an...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  2. A Missed Opportunity for J.R. Smith

    Henry Abbott

    J.R. Smith had been accused of using pro-gang language on his Twitter account. Who knows if that's really what happened. Whatever had been happening won't be happening any more, as Smith has shut down his Twitter account. Jeremy from Roundbal...

    Blog | August 05, 2009
  3. Baron Davis' Gang Documentary

    Henry Abbott

    "Crips & Bloods: Made in America" has been complete for some time, and Kevin Arnovitz reviewed it last summer, but somehow only now have I come across video from it. It's directed by Stacy Peralta (you seen Dogtown and Z-Boys? A lit...

    Blog | May 08, 2009
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Network gangs up to deliver a killer set of suggestions to reform All-Star Weekend. D-League All-Stars vs. Rookies, anyone? What's bigger: Stephon Marbury's annual salary ... or double the combined salaries of the entire WNBA? I...

    Blog | February 03, 2009
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has dozens of real stories of young people overcoming the most dreadful kinds of childhood, with brutality, gangs, a lack of parents, and the like. For those NBA players, I have a question: Have you seen Slumdog Millionaire? Love to hear your...

    Blog | January 26, 2009
  6. The Oregon Trail of Expectations

    Henry Abbott

    I'm a Blazer fan. So to me, using this time of year to think about, read about, and talk about the Blazers is normal. What's weirding me out, however, is that this year, the big Greg Oden/Brandon Roy/LaMarcus Aldridge/Rudy Fernandez/Gang's All Here Y...

    Blog | October 27, 2008
  7. Baron Davis, Movie Producer

    Henry Abbott

    Warriors' star guard Baron Davis recently got his feet as a movie producer, with what I have heard is a pretty hard-hitting documentary about gangs in South Central Los Angeles. Almost nobody has seen this movie yet, and the creators have been re...

    Blog | June 30, 2008
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Some Nuggets were at the party a Bronco was leaving when he was shot, which prompts thoughts about Denver athletes and gang violence. A Denver columnist wonders if Carmelo Anthony and Allen Iverson are part of the solution or part of the problem. I'm...

    Blog | January 23, 2007
  9. Dave Feschuk: Goodbye Charlie V.

    Henry Abbott

    In their quest for a real point guard to get Chris Bosh and the gang the ball, why was Charlie Villanueva the expendable piece? He is 6-11. He was second in rookie-of-the-year voting. He can score over or around just about anyone. Toronto Sun Star ...

    Blog | July 02, 2006
  10. NBA and NFL Anti-Hero Children's Book

    Henry Abbott

    This is from the blog promoting Bobbee Bee the H.A.T.E.R.: With the drop out rate at an all-time high, the rise of gang-activity increasing, the prison industrial complex growing, the zero tolerance policy being enforced, resegregrated school distric...

    Blog | April 28, 2006
  11. Stephen Jackson, Gang Banger

    Henry Abbott

    The Pacers' guard who went bananas vs. the Detroit fans last November admits to ESPN's Michael Smith that there's a reason he wears a red bandana off the court--because he has long been associated with the Bloods street gang: "I was just raised like...

    Blog | May 18, 2005