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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  5. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri on Huffington Post: "One might suspect that the NBA has been impacted by the recent recession. But the NBA claims it is not just the recession. The NBA claims the league has lost money in every year of the just expired CBA. One should no...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Lead negotiators for the N.B.A. and its players union will hold a bargaining session next week - just the second since the lockout began - with an unofficial deadline fast approaching to save the start of training...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Getting injured before the first preseason game and missing at least the first month of the regular season isn't how Carlos Boozer envisioned starting his Bulls career, but the power forward tried to look at th...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  8. Pau Gasol: World-beater

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Jay Aych, The Painted Area Team USA got its redemption with Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008. On Sunday, Team Espana got its redemption with Eurobasket gold in Katowice, Poland. Pau Gasol: On top of the basketball world. ...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Cacciola of The Commercial Appeal: "All the talk and speculation about his arrival became reality when Zach Randolph, all 6-9 and 260 pounds of him, walked into the press conference room at FedExForum on Tuesday afternoon. For a franchise ...

    Blog | July 22, 2009
  10. Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Thought that occurred to me last night: Has Dirk Nowitzki ever played better? I know he is a legend for Game 7 against the Spurs in 2006 when he had 37 and 15. But last night he was making key defensive plays once in a while, too! He shot the lights ...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "There is no better way for Jason Kidd to bow out of international basketball, having earned his second gold medal Sunday while extending his record to 56-0 in Olympics, Olympic qualifying and exhibition game...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  12. Wednesday Combo Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Weird day, weird schedule ... as a result, here are your Olybullets and your regular bullets all jumbled together. 7-2 Hamed Ehadadi -- he has had some of the biggest numbers of any player in these Olympics -- is the kind of big man project an NBA te...

    Blog | August 20, 2008
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune: "Chris Paul's role for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team grows with each game. Jason Kidd is the starter at point guard. But Paul is clearly the guard who plays the most minutes and more often than not finishes...

    Blog | August 19, 2008
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News: "John Amaechi is at the Olympics, serving as a basketball analyst for his homeland Great Britain's BBC. His appearance has caught some in the NBA establishment by surprise. 'It's been tense to say the least,...

    Blog | August 18, 2008
  15. The Other Redeem Team: Spain

    Henry Abbott

    Big contracts, NBA stars, a new coach, a new approach, and -- after a disappointing loss in a recent major international competition -- something to prove. More than anything, almost being able to taste Olympic gold, knowing that hitting shots and pl...

    Blog | August 15, 2008
  16. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Clay Bennett's explains why Oklahoma City and its various taxpayers and businesses would want to give him and his co-owners the sweetest of sweetheart deals on an arena, naming rights, etc. It'll be good for the city! This from a guy whose lawyers ha...

    Blog | February 01, 2008