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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times: As often as the headlines go sour in professional sports, what a kick to hear Coach Vinny Del Negro walk through the locker room singing, "It's a miracle." Del Negro stopped to crack: "I just got a text from Mike...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: John Wall squared up against the player whose career he would most like to duplicate and did his best to trade him acrobatic layup for head-scratching layup. And for a half, Wall held his own against Derrick Rose, ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "Early in the third quarter of his team's 135-134 victory over the Los Angeles-based Drew League, Goodman League commissioner Miles Rawls looked down at the opponent to his right and said, 'It's a long flight to L....

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The Nuggets think nobody loves them. That explains why what amounted to an apology by the NBA was so right and so necessary. Hey, didn't Carmelo Anthony walk out on Denver so his wife could be one of the beautiful peo...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  5. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2011

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 5 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2011
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Kobe Bryant isn't really sorry for using a homophobic slur, and that's worse than saying it. The Lakers superstar was in the middle of a tantrum during Tuesday's game against San Antonio, when he angrily w...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "One game left? How is this even possible? A professional sports franchise should be an uplifting, unifying force, a great escape from war and the economy and the trials of daily life. But that's not what is happe...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "Are the Nuggets tough enough? The NBA's sweet little story of spirited defense, unselfish passing and no ego took a punch to the gut Tuesday night. It's not so much that the Nuggets lost 101-94 to Oklahoma City. What'...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Youngman of The Orange County Register: "NBA Sacramento Kings co-owner Joe Maloof, in his first public comments related to ongoing negotiations to move the Kings to Anaheim, reacted angrily Monday night after learning a Sacramento city official...

    Blog | March 29, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Iott of Booth Newspapers: "Inspiration can come from some interesting places. At least three Detroit Pistons spoke of someone's words helping inspire them Wednesday night after a 103-94 victory by the Pistons against the Cleveland Cavaliers tha...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Terry Foster of The Detroit News: "Chauncey Billups scored 26 points during his third return to The Palace since being traded for Allen Iverson three years ago, including two big 3-pointers in the final minute to keep the Pistons at bay. But this tri...

    Blog | January 27, 2011
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "Today I caught up with Carmelo Anthony, and for the first time, I really felt a sense of uncertainty from the guy. Asked where he thought he'd be traded, the Nuggets all-star said, 'At this point, I really don't ...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "In a gymnasium bursting with optimism and energy, Eddy Curry is a distant, gloomy soul on the baseline. In a training camp defined by everything that is new and promising, Curry is the last reminder of the Knicks' ...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Wolken of The Commercial-Appeal: "While many of the words and musical selections Wednesday were inspirational, several speakers used the occasion to lament that Lorenzen Wright's life was cut short at age 34 by an act of violence for which no arr...

    Blog | August 05, 2010
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Celtics' offense was not decisive coming off ball screens in Game 6. Also, Rajon Rondo needs to be more active off the ball. A good look at how the green team can get buckets. Joakim Noah and Chris Bosh would be good together. There has been a ...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Boston forward Glen Davis stated it simply Wednesday in assessing a Lakers-Celtics NBA Finals Game 7: 'This is what the NBA wants. This is what the fans want.' Included in the confirming evidence: Ticket demand ...

    Blog | June 17, 2010