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  1. San Antonio pixie dust

    Henry Abbott

    Marco Belinelli and Boris Diaw were once among the worst players on horrible teams. Now they're key contributors for a great one. How does San Antonio make that happen?...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  2. Gregg Popovich and Richard Jefferson work overtime

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs' trade for Richard Jefferson was not a great one, and the new contract the Spurs recently gave him could easily be questioned. But he's a player they believe can make a crucial difference for them, and, word has it, is a favorite of coach G...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  3. Tyreke Evans' game-winning non-steal

    Henry Abbott

    (I recently learned how to embed highlights on TrueHoop, and I'm going crazy with it!) Good for Tyreke Evans! The clutch steal is right up there near the top of the list in terms of my favorite basketball plays, and he got a great one. He's r...

    Blog | December 17, 2009
  4. Utah, Please Make Friends with Derek Fisher Again

    Henry Abbott

    There have been several stories lately about Derek Fisher, his daughter Tatum's cancer treatments, and Fisher's unusual departure from the Jazz last summer. Here's a great one from J.A. Adande. Read that, and get a sense of what Derek Fisher is like....

    Blog | May 09, 2008
  5. Clippers Fans Not Only Exist, But Blog

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a great one....

    Blog | May 02, 2006
  6. Brushes with Greatness: Chris Duhon vs. Vodka Bottle

    Henry Abbott

    Deadspin has a great little thing going where people are sending in stories of their brushes with greatness. Right now there's a great one (unverifiable of course--this could all be fiction) about Chris Duhon being in a club CHUGGING copious amounts ...

    Blog | November 23, 2005
  7. Making Knowledgeable Fans

    Henry Abbott

    I got a great question in my inbox today. It's from a good basketball fan who wants to become a great one. He's like most fans. He didn't play in high school or college. He can recognize the pick and roll, he knows the rules, he knows who the players...

    Blog | August 31, 2005
  8. Hypnotized by heroes

    Henry Abbott

    Getty Images Even on teams with great scorers, "just get it to that guy" is bad strategy. It's late in a close game, your team has the ball, and they need to decide what to do. Pick and roll? Isolation? Drive and kick? This shooter? That one? ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  9. HoopIdea: Shut up and coach

    Henry Abbott

    Victor Decolongon/Getty Images Mike D'Antoni is one of many NBA coaches who regularly gets apoplectic with referees. The NBA does not like complaining: "We have a great game. We have great players. We have a great product. Let's focus on executing...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  10. Bill Simmons on tanking

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea has a lot of roles. One is to attempt, as best we can, knowing darned well we'll fail constantly, to acknowledge, curate and promote the many great ideas made public before we got started. And when it comes to re-imagining the NBA, Bil...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  11. Delonte West's version

    Henry Abbott

    In addition to being a skilled and tenacious NBA guard, Delonte West has been one of the league's great mysteries. He has long been treated for bipolar disorder. He says entirely off-the-wall things on the record with some regularity. His name has be...

    Blog | September 21, 2011
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Os Davis of BallinEurope: "Lithuania is as basketball crazy as the reputation. Man, after barely squeaking by unheralded Great Britain last night, the streets were full of partiers -- one game and it was Canada after an Olympic hockey win. Gotta love...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "One game left? How is this even possible? A professional sports franchise should be an uplifting, unifying force, a great escape from war and the economy and the trials of daily life. But that's not what is happe...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  14. Jerry Sloan mini-bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ross Siler, former Jazz beat writer, says on Twitter that Jerry Sloan would often tell writers that he didn't have great recall of this or that moment of this or that game. However, the coach who was once one of the NBA's great fighters remembered so...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  15. Guard Rajon Rondo already

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images The Lakers left Rondo open in last year's Finals, but that doesn't mean others should. Rajon Rondo is blatantly one of the best point guards in the NBA, but this great warrior has one massive flaw. He can't shoot. ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  16. Would the Spurs trade Tony Parker?

    Henry Abbott

    One of the theories that has been floating around is that the Knicks will try to get Tony Parker as a running mate for Amare Stoudemire. It's a great idea from the Knicks' end -- this would make them vastly better, of course. Mike D'Antoni's offen...

    Blog | July 06, 2010