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  1. TrueHoop TV: Channing Frye's scary diagnosis

    Henry Abbott

    In 2006, things were pretty scary for NBA hearts. The Hawks' Jason Collier had recently died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, while a collection of players -- Fred Hoiberg, Robert Traylor and Ronny Turiaf among them-- needed heart surgery to avert dan...

    Blog | March 11, 2013
  2. Bill Russell on young stars

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Russell tells that he is not yet back on the golf course, but will be in six weeks or so after undergoing open heart surgery to repair a faulty valve about three weeks ago. His condition, he says, is not serious, because he does not d...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  3. This is Not a Cheerleader

    Henry Abbott

    Ronny Turiaf has a massive scar -- from open heart surgery -- down the front of his chest. He has heard doctors say terrifying things. He doesn't need a lecture from anyone about the more serious aspects of life. But he's of the opinion -- as am I...

    Blog | March 19, 2008
  4. Etan Thomas Talks Heart Surgery

    Henry Abbott

    On RealGM, Etan Thomas goes into detail about his condition and recovery from recent heart surgery. He is about to finish his next book, and he has a lot going on. One thing I hadn't known before: doctors had been monitoring his heart condition for y...

    Blog | October 24, 2007
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Scary times for Etan Thomas, who is having open heart surgery today to repair a leaky aortic valve. Former Syracuse teammate Jason Mallin chimes in on the blog FromCourtside: "As a former teammate and friend of Etan, I wanted to wish him the best of ...

    Blog | October 11, 2007
  6. Fred Hoiberg, Timberwolves Special Assistant, Meets with Pistons

    Henry Abbott

    He retired as a player last summer, after open heart surgery to correct an aneurysm. Then he collapsed in his home, and had a pacemaker installed. He has been working for the 'Wolves off the court, but now Krista Latham of the Detroit Free Press repo...

    Blog | March 08, 2006
  7. Report: Ronny Turiaf Will be a Laker Soon

    Henry Abbott

    Forum Blue and Gold passes along the news that Ronny Turiaf may be back from open heart surgery faster than Carlos Boozer will be back from his gimpy hamstring. If God smiles on Hollywood, the Lakers will scrape into the playoffs, the evil Kobe Brya...

    Blog | December 31, 2005
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Reggie Miller corn maze. (Thanks Deadspin.) Welcome back, T.J. Ford. First game after 18 months of spinal cord rehab: 17 points. Remember, before he was hurt, the Bucks were a feel-good story. James Dolan's having heart surgery. Knick fans, pra...

    Blog | October 17, 2005
  9. Ronny Turiaf's Friends and Family Gather

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers rookie is about to endure potentially life-saving heart surgery, just a few weeks after he was drafted and thought he was on the way to achieving his NBA dream. Obviously, a lot of people care about Ronny Turiaf and are ready to help him t...

    Blog | July 26, 2005
  10. Amare Stoudemire, Benefactor

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Broussard with the heart-warming tale: Today, 16-year-old Amadou Barro Ndieguene was flown from Senegal to Houston (by way of Paris) for a special surgery on his injured left foot. The $2,500 roundtrip ticket was paid for by Stoudemire. Sto...

    Blog | September 25, 2006
  11. Ronny Turiaf is Back in Action

    Henry Abbott

    Just to recap: he was drafted by the Lakers in June, discovered he had a potentially fatal heart condition a few weeks later, had his contract voided just after that, and underwent hardcore surgery. It seemed likely, at the outset, that he would nev...

    Blog | December 27, 2005