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  1. NBA - Is the NBA in a golden age of basketball? Not really

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine says despite extraordinary talents like LeBron James and Kevin Durant, the era is rather ordinary.

    Story | Conversation | October 31, 2012
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  3. 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
  4. A better option than a superstar

    Henry Abbott and Ryan Feldman

    Evan Gole/NBAE/Getty Images Even when you include Kevin Durant, open role players score better than superstars in the clutch. Time is short in a crucial playoff game. Your team is desperate for a bucket. If you're lucky, the story goes, your tea...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  5. 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
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: With the NBA's best record, the Bulls know they can beat anybody. Still, there are moments in any season where statements must be made. And, having dropped five of their last six games to teams in playoff position...

    Blog | February 17, 2012
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cathal Kelly of the Toronto Star: "The players got what they wanted a long time ago - the shelving of the proposal for a hard salary cap. The owners continue to get what they want with each passing day. It made sense for the players to press their ca...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant's following on Twitter has more than tripled since the two-time NBA scoring champ arrived in Oklahoma City in July of 2008. At the moment, he is roughly 40,000 followers short of 1 million, a mark reached by...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Desperate times call for desperate lineup changes. Desperate rebounding. Desperate fourth-quarter defense. For the Dallas Mavericks, facing a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit, times were desperate. The...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Paola Boivin of The Arizona Republic: "... what Rick Welts, the Suns president and chief executive officer, decided to do Sunday even more impressive. He announced publicly he was gay. Welts, who was unavailable for comment, told The New York Times t...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Don't let Derrick Rose fool you. Don't let his occasional lapses back into aw-shucks mode obscure what he calmly -- presciently? -- said way back on Sept. 27 during Bulls' Media Day festivities. 'Why can't I be t...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "The beginning of the end for Larry Brown as Charlotte Bobcats coach might have been an interview he gave on the eve of training camp. Even by Brown standards, this was remarkable bluntness. He said then that h...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The best thing about the reunion of Michael Jordan and Kwame Brown with the Charlotte Bobcats is that both men are in completely different places right now. Jordan isn't trying to scratch a final itch while provin...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  15. Magic Johnson sought elite teammates too

    Henry Abbott

    Magic Johnson joins the cavalcade of those saying, essentially, hey LeBron James, real men don't play with superstars. "We didn't think about it 'cause that's not what we were about," Johnson said at Baruch College in New York, according to Bloomber...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail: "Chris Bosh heads to the Heat with no regrets. The former Toronto Raptors star was interviewed on The Fan 590 Tuesday afternoon and came off as a man with a clear conscience; casting his use of Twitter as his pri...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  17. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010