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  1. NBA Today: Jeff Van Gundy on tanking, playoffs

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Van Gundy joins me on NBA Today. Before getting into some playoff predictions, he had strong words about HoopIdea and tanking. Key points: On the strategy of losing to get better: We would never accept a player not trying hard. But we accept...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: "The Heat played with a purpose. A playoff-like purpose. This historic return home for one of the NBA's greatest might have become his biggest victory to date. He came out of this not only with the reassurance th...

    Blog | December 03, 2010
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The business of owning an NBA team in 2010

    Henry Abbott

    For most of my life, the general consensus has been that owning an NBA team was one of the sweetest deals out there. Almost no matter what you did, you would make money. Even the Clippers were in the dough! Even if you had to dig in your pockets now ...

    Blog | May 03, 2010
  9. A Quick College Chemistry Course

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande On this, the night the NBA yields the stage to college basketball, let's pause for a moment to examine one of the greatest differences between the two games: the importance of chemistry. Good chemistry means so much more in colle...

    Blog | April 05, 2010
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Terry Foster of The Detroit News: "Michael Jordan will go into the Hall of Fame next week (Sept. 10-12) as perhaps the greatest and most marketable player of all-time, but he won't go in as a friend of the Pistons. The rivalry between the Pi...

    Blog | September 03, 2009
  11. John Feinstein on Pat Riley and Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Author John Feinstein has a blog called Feinstein on the Brink. In a recent post, he expresses generally negative views about Pat Riley. He doesn't really explain why he thinks so ill of Riley, but he does tell the story of the first time he met ...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "The draft has a Blake Griffin-or-bust sense to it. Not that other future All-Stars won't emerge from it. Just try determining which ones they are from the information that is available. Michael Jordan miss...

    Blog | May 19, 2009
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: "This is going to feel different than most of the jersey retirements you might have caught on television. And it's not just because Zo (Alonzo Mourning) is our local hero, or because, outside of football...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you haven't seen this yet, you have to watch the highlights of Miami's 130-129 OT win over the Warriors. Dwyane Wade was the hero, but Michael Beasley, Udonis Haslem, and Chris Quinn all made HUGE game-saving plays. Jamal Crawford scored 40. The W...

    Blog | December 02, 2008
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ivan Carter of The Washington Post: "Caron Butler has never been to Barcelona before, but he does remember an image of his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, that was taken during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when Jordan and the Dream Team dominated the ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Amick of the Sacramento Bee: After starting his own conversation on culture in July before heading for Houston, Ron Artest weighed in the racial element of Howard's comments. 'I think Josh Howards comment is a reflection on education. I think the...

    Blog | September 18, 2008