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  1. I don't think we're in Iowa anymore

    Henry Abbott

    On his GQ blog, Nick Collison recently divulged that one of his favorite things about being in the NBA is getting to know people from all over the world. For instance, even though he is from Iowa Falls (population: approximately one New York City ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant, together

    Henry Abbott

    When Mike Brown and Kobe Bryant were first getting to know each other, Bryant was pleasantly surprised. Dave McMenamin reported on ESPNLosAngeles in mid-December: "What I've heard about him (before this season) was he was a pushover, he doesn't say ...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  3. Two thoughts about players, agents and the NCAA

    Henry Abbott

    Honest agents Alonzo Mourning wrote a book called "Resilience" a few years ago. There's a passage where he talks about getting to know the doctor who would lead his recovery from kidney disease: Somebody asked, "Well, Doctor, what are the odds of [...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  4. Getting to know Javaris Crittenton

    Henry Abbott

    There has been a ton of talk about what kind of guy Gilbert Arenas is. Many have assumed he's a thug, while those who know him laugh at that idea. Javaris Crittenton, though, "the other Wizard" involved -- people either don't know who he is or ass...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail: "Toronto Raptors forward Chris Bosh has never felt better about being in Toronto, a city he's worked in for six NBA seasons but in some ways is just getting to know. 'It's kind of crazy, I've never spent...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  6. Getting to Know Your Team's New Player

    Henry Abbott

    There's a feature-length documentary about a lot of the players who were drafted yesterday, including Michael Beasley, Kevin Love, Jerryd Bayless, and Donte Greene. (Lance Stephenson, Brandon Jennings, Tyreke Evans, and Kyle Singler are also featured...

    Blog | June 27, 2008
  7. Getting to Know the Hornets

    Henry Abbott

    I know, I know, TrueHoop has been very Hornets heavy recently. There are two good reasons for that: The Hornets are the most exciting team in the NBA right now.The Hornets are the least exposed team in the NBA right now. Perfect recipe! Most NBA fans...

    Blog | May 07, 2008
  8. Where's Pierre Pierce?

    Henry Abbott

    During the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, I spent some time getting to know Pierre Pierce -- the former Iowa guard who was playing well on Golden State's summer squad. It's a very complicated story, and if you have time, I urge you to read the whole...

    Blog | January 10, 2008
  9. Getting to Know Yi

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford (free article!) takes a thorough look at Yi Jianlian and how his agent is handling the draft. His agent, Dan Fegan, has limited the ability of teams to see Yi, which has led to a spate of criticism from those who haven't been ...

    Blog | June 21, 2007
  10. Getting to Know Nate McMillan

    Henry Abbott

    Mom had two jobs, big brother Randy walked him to school, and he goes to some family functions with stacks of $100 bills to hand out. This April 2004 Nate McMillan profile by Dan Raley in the Post-Intelligencer tells the whole story. "He always had ...

    Blog | July 07, 2005
  11. Knowledge favors the defense

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a little theory of mine which I like, even though I'm not sure it's true: When players know each other really well, that helps the defense more than it helps the offense. The reason is because offense's biggest advantage is getting to decid...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe (Insider) on the league's top rookie at the moment: "Teams know Evans wants to get to the rim, but most of them are not able to keep him from getting there -- at least without fouling." That's nothing new. Here he is last night. Here's v...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  13. Five Thoughts That Won't Change Basketball Forever

    Henry Abbott

    But are interesting anyway. Over the last couple of weeks, I didn't have that pesky job getting in the way of watching basketball. And it got me thinking about all kinds of things: Who Has Whose Number? I want to know more about mismatches. On...

    Blog | January 05, 2009
  14. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "Drug use in the NBA is like the elephant in the room. Many around the league know it exists; the key is to avoid getting caught the first time, which automatically enters the offender in the league's ...

    Blog | March 07, 2008
  15. Gilbert Arenas: Not Anxious to be Traded

    Henry Abbott

    From Gilbert Arenas' newest blog post on For the last couple weeks people have been calling me saying, "Are you coming back to L.A.?" I'm like, "Yeah, I am ... NOT." "Why would I be coming back to L.A.? Don't you know the season is getting ...

    Blog | October 30, 2007
  16. The Celtics Look Good, Don't They?

    Henry Abbott

    I know it's only preseason, but so far so good. If they can stay healthy, they certainly won't be abysmal. They are routinely getting good players wide open. Unclear, at this point, how best to stop them. Jeff from CelticsBlog is adjusting to a whole...

    Blog | October 19, 2007