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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "Two of the Sunshine State's most beloved athletes have struck up a friendship over Twitter. Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard and University of Florida alumnus Tim Tebow bantered back-and-forth over the microb...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Sandomir of The New York Times: "To some degree, Derek Fisher's active role is similar to the path carved by Gene Upshaw, the Oakland Raiders offensive lineman who took over as the executive director of the National Football League Players As...

    Blog | October 18, 2011
  5. 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
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: "When Michael Jordan was leading the Bulls to six championships, he was media-friendly. You could always get an interview with him. He knew that the more exposure he got, the more it helped the many products he...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Dempsey of The Denver Post: "Nuggets coach George Karl, having cleared every major hurdle in his latest bout with cancer, has little doubt he'll be back for the upcoming season. 'I'm not sure it's official. Before we make that declaration, ther...

    Blog | September 01, 2010
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "He has presided over the Lakers since 1979, turning the franchise into one of the most successful in sports. And for that, for all he has done to uplift the NBA, the Lakers and the game of basketball, Laker...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "Over the last two years, there have been hundreds of different theories as to what LeBron James will do when his free agency finally arrives this week. The conjecture has changed routinely after various suitors m...

    Blog | June 28, 2010
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel: "The Atlanta Hawks might yet win this thing and probably should. They still have the size, the athleticism and, most important, the home-court advantage. But if there were any justice in a league that could care ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "To all those who wondered what if ... To all who wondered what would happen if, for whatever silly reason, San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich chose to defend Dirk Nowitzki one on one, the answer came with ...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Schultz of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "The Hawks open the playoffs Saturday night against Milwaukee. This needs to be Joe Johnson's time. Not just because his play will help determine how far the Hawks go this postseason. Not just because...

    Blog | April 16, 2010
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ian O'Connor of ESPNNewYork.com: "Mike D'Antoni was going to improve the product, at least that was the plan. He was going to entertain the fans with his helter-skelter approach, make the Knicks watchable and credible until they signed some real tale...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    There will be eight teams starting the playoffs on the road this year, and I think fans of all eight will believe in their hearts that they're "the team none of the favorites wanted to face in the first round." The Milwaukee Bucks, who have yet to se...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "At 6 feet 8 inches, he could be an overpowering staff ace or a fearsome closer. Imagine the possibilities. Tracy McGrady has. 'I love baseball right to this day more than I love basketball,' he said, lounging at th...

    Blog | April 02, 2010