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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: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: With the NBA's best record, the Bulls know they can beat anybody. Still, there are moments in any season where statements must be made. And, having dropped five of their last six games to teams in playoff position...

    Blog | February 17, 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: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant's following on Twitter has more than tripled since the two-time NBA scoring champ arrived in Oklahoma City in July of 2008. At the moment, he is roughly 40,000 followers short of 1 million, a mark reached by...

    Blog | October 06, 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: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "With NBA lockout in effect, did Mark Cuban break rules by standing on stage w/ Mavericks players at ESPYS?" Michael Lee of The Washington Post: So, does Mark Cuban get a $1 million fine for shaking hands with ...

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

    Henry Abbott

    Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times: "Seven months after the team officially was acquired by CEO Joe Lacob and co-owner Peter Guber, Robert Rowell is out. His departure is another indication -- perhaps the strongest yet -- that Lacob intends to mak...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Ray Richardson of the Pioneer Press: "Why not add some drama to Kevin Love's double-double odyssey? Twenty minutes before tipoff of the Timberwolves' game against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night at Target Center, Love finally decided to see how...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "I can hear the weeping and wailing among the faithful. 'Perk? Perk! How could they give up Perk?' Well, here's how: You trade Perk if in return you get someone who is a much more accomplished basketball player and one w...

    Blog | February 25, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Duggan of the Boston Herald: "In addition to regaining his offensive rhythm, Kevin Garnett once again is playing with unfiltered emotion. That bothered Pau Gasol, who after appearing to shed the soft label, regressed in the three games at the Gar...

    Blog | June 15, 2010
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Ding of The Orange County Register: "Looking back on it all now, Kobe Bryant said: 'We learned a great deal in that series.' It ended with a 39-point loss in Boston in Game 6 ... and the Lakers' team bus being pelted by debris and rocked off it...

    Blog | May 31, 2010
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Sorensen of The Charlotte Observer: "Michael Jordan's open letter to city of Charlotte in Sunday's Charlotte Observer was a testament to accountability. I don't know who wrote it, but because Jordan's name is at the bottom, I'll credit him. I can...

    Blog | March 22, 2010