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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: 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
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: This was supposed to be the season that Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard improved his free-throw shooting. But Howard actually is doing worse from the free-throw line than he ever has. Howard entered Thursday's...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: Power Balance Pavilion isn't the Pentagon, but given DeMarcus Cousins' history, his recent outburst and repeated trade demands - as related Sunday by Kings coach Paul Westphal - sort of fit the profile. Sort of. R...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  5. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When LeBron James talks about the great things that happened for him in the Chicago of his youth (going to Tim Grover's gym, meeting Michael Jordan and Jay-Z), that's a shoutout to William Wesley without saying the words "William Wesley," which Willi...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "The right eardrum might never be the same. It wasn't so much the ear-splitting decibel level, although it was quite loud. It's that from the moment the caravan of the Mavericks' parade celebration pulled out o...

    Blog | June 17, 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. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News: "The Spurs exited a timeout huddle late in the fourth quarter Wednesday, behind by three points and 1.7 seconds away from an early vacation, facing a thought that could have been unsettling if they to le...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  12. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "All those years, all those playoff series, and we've never seen anything like this around here. One playoff game in which the visitor leads late, real late, and loses? Sure. It happens. You know, you can't win 'em all. ...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "The game ended a weekend filled with intrigue (Blake Griffin's dunk over a parked car) and drama (the Carmelo Anthony trade saga). Griffin has elevated the future of the Clippers but had a quiet eight points ...

    Blog | February 21, 2011
  15. 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
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Oakley reportedly told LeBron James not to play for the Knicks. George Karl talks about how cancer has changed his life in the upcoming Men's Journal (where you can also learn why Caron Butler won't ride a stationary bike). Stephen Rodrick ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010