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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker, the Spurs' All-NBA point guard, will return to the United States from France on July 5 to have his injured left eye examined by a specialist in New York. Parker's participation in this summer'...

    Blog | June 25, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times: Dissenting voices of a proposal to build a new arena in the Sodo District designed to lure the NBA back were nowhere to be found at Occidental Park on Thursday. Instead, a two-hour rally organized by Chris Hansen, t...

    Blog | June 15, 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: 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
  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: 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer: "Daniel Gibson took issue with some of LeBron James' comments about his former teammates in Cleveland. After Miami defeated Chicago last week to advance to the NBA Finals, James talked about his decision to joi...

    Blog | June 02, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "The Mavericks officially have the Los Angeles Lakers' attention. And the rest of the NBA's, too. Announcing themselves as serious championship contenders, the Mavericks took down the Lakers for the second time...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst points out that by losing LeBron James, the Cavaliers have gone from one of the NBA's best defensive teams to one of its worst: "On defense the Cavs also lost perhaps the best player in team history. James was first team All Defense i...

    Blog | December 15, 2010
  12. A second chance at the NBA, through a son

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew Wiggins is just 15 years old, and by all reports an amazing and gifted basketball player in the mold of his favorite player, Kevin Durant. (YouTube has plenty of evidence.) It's way too early to worry about the NBA. But it's something he sa...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com: "Even Kevin Garnett admits he can seem robotic on the basketball court, a win-at-all-costs mercenary with little care for anyone in opposing colors. But he's suggested, on occasion, that there's a heart beneath that ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "The Americans bumbled through nearly seven minutes of the second quarter without a field goal, giving the heavily pro-Slovenia crowd -- like a chanting, green version of the one at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium -- ...

    Blog | August 30, 2010
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle: "Yep, Yao is back. Unfortunately, the next question is: For how long? It is fair to ask and could be that way for the rest of Yao's career, considering he has missed 173 of 410 games the past five regular seas...

    Blog | August 25, 2010
  16. 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