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  1. Every team needs a big man. Right?

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe super tall, like Nerlens Noel, are at the core of the sport. But things change.Seven-footers! There just aren't a lot of them. Of the few thousand people who are that tall, or close to it, on the entire planet...

    Blog | July 19, 2013
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: The debate can rage about who should guard who and who should start and finish games and the intricacies of the defensive schemes employed by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat in the NBA final. But the undercurr...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer: The clash of perception vs. reality will occur again in the NBA Finals, now that LeBron James' Miami Heat is in its second straight such series, beginning today in Oklahoma City. Most of the local media members, i...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Banner No. 7," Brian Scalabrine said in a rousing pregame speech thanking fans. The next chapter of this condensed, lockout-shortened season begins at noon Saturday against the 76ers, who dropped to the eighth sp...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is too brilliant a ballplayer to have not taken his rightful place among the game's all-time greats. On Sunday, in the 61st NBA All-Star Game, Durant did just that. The same silky s...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "This round of negotiations is being conducted with small groups on each side. Stern was joined by Silver, the San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt - who heads the N.B.A.'s labor relations committee - and the league's...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times: "Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  8. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Years removed from his public sparring from Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O'Neal proclaimed since then that the feuding served nothing more than a motivational tool between the two teammates and nothing more than a mar...

    Blog | November 01, 2011
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "When Kevin Durant strolled into the Pyramid, a hoodie covering his head, his eyes glued to the floor, the fans here for the Drew League-Goodman League exhibition affair began to stir. Durant was on the cam...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News: "NBA training camps usually start the first full week in October, and that time is rapidly approaching. During the last lockout (1998), the NBA started cancelling exhibition games on Sept. 10, and two weeks later...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  11. NBA owners' bargaining positions

    Henry Abbott

    Steven Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images Adam Silver and David Stern present a united front, but the truth is more complex. The way the NBA tells it, all 30 owners are perfectly united, on every issue from hard caps to revenue sharing. Of course, it can...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant on the silver screen? Uh, let me think about that one. The Thunder superstar is finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Brothers film, according to our man Darnell Mayberry. I've got to say, I didn't s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "With NBA lockout in effect, did Mark Cuban break rules by standing on stage w/ Mavericks players at ESPYS?" Michael Lee of The Washington Post: So, does Mark Cuban get a $1 million fine for shaking hands with ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times: "Seven months after the team officially was acquired by CEO Joe Lacob and co-owner Peter Guber, Robert Rowell is out. His departure is another indication -- perhaps the strongest yet -- that Lacob intends to mak...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 5 was all about The Four Js. Three Mavericks. Four Js. That is Mavs guards Jason Terry, Jason Kidd and J.J. Barea, for all of you scoring along at home. And that unlikely trio, at least in t...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Heika of the The Dallas Morning News: "Mavericks GM and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson stopped by practice on Wednesday and had some interesting opinions on a lot of topics. ... Can you put into perspective what Dirk has done i...

    Blog | June 09, 2011