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  1. The things David Thorpe says

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe is an even-keeled man with love in his heart. Unless you happen to be a wasp. And then look out....

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. A good way to steal a team?

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Hansen aims to heal Seattle fans' broken hearts by breaking more in Sacramento. Let's agree: Seattle got screwed. That the Sonics left, in 2008, was the big thing. Another thing was how it happened: Li...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Tuesday Bullets -- now with video!

    Henry Abbott

    Iman Shumpert has original poetry about his aunt's losing battle with cancer. He does it right, with heart, and it packs a wallop. Dare you not to cry when he builds to this: "Seeing you battle cancer was a nightmare, don't know how my pops could spe...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Fashion week hits the NBA, NBA hits back

    Henry Abbott

    Skip Bolen/Getty Images The guy sitting next to Tyson Chandler didn't seem too impressed with the boots either. Robin Marchant/Getty Images J.R. Smith's face has a smile. And his heart has eyes. Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images Ru...

    Blog | September 12, 2012
  8. Kevin Durant vs. Hero Ball

    Henry Abbott

    With his scoring title, his sweet shooting touch and his incredible ability to score while heavily covered, Kevin Durant might be the world's favorite Hero Ball player. But, whether he's sticking to the team script or speaking from the heart, Kevin D...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  9. United, for now: Doug Collins and Evan Turner

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images In a gritty win over the Bulls, the young Sixer found a way into coach Doug Collins' heart. More than anything, Doug Collins wanted to talk about one play: "I honestly believe that the single biggest play ...

    Blog | May 05, 2012
  10. Luc Richard on the Nuggets

    Henry Abbott

    On his blog, the Bucks' stopper Luc Richard Mbah a Moute -- who says his knee is getting better, slowly -- writes about some of the teams he has his eye on. He seems to have a special place in his heart for Denver, where he signed an offer sheet that...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Cleveland Clinic spent a day with Chuck Hayes and declared his heart perfectly sound. Meanwhile, the Kings doctors had nearly a week with the guy and thought his heart was such a big worry his contract would have be voided, which it was. Now that...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  12. Gregg Popovich's big plays

    Henry Abbott

    The Spurs had the game (season, and era, too) on the line repeatedly in Wednesday night's thriller against Memphis. Sebastian Pruiti of NBA Playbook examines San Antonio's progression of heart-stopping possessions: A broken play that led to Manu G...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  13. Stephon Marbury's money play

    Henry Abbott

    Writing in GQ, Wells Tower writes meaningfully of his time with Stephon Marbury in the industrial heart of China, where Marbury is both playing basketball, but also working feverishly to ingratiate himself with the vast and valuable Chinese basketbal...

    Blog | April 18, 2011
  14. In the heart of the Bulls

    Henry Abbott

    Athletes forever talk teamwork, chemistry and selflessness. Most of the time it's a crock -- things to say into the tape recorders to make the writers happy. The economics of major professional sports just aren't set up like that. The youngs...

    Blog | March 18, 2011
  15. The heart of the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times tells the story of Kim Hughes, former Clippers assistant and interim head coach who was diagnosed with prostate cancer while he worked for the Clippers. Hughes' new doctor, Stuart Holden, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Cen...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  16. The heart of sports

    Henry Abbott

    Like decent people everywhere, somewhere I have a mildewed VHS tape of Michael Jordan, talking about the holy grail. Or, at least, the secret of basketball success. He's the guy -- the angry guy. The dominant guy. He's the anti-wuss. He stepped...

    Blog | March 07, 2011