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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dale Kasler of The Sacramento Bee: "The owners of the Sacramento Kings have surrendered controlling interest in their Las Vegas casino, in a deal that they say improves their finances considerably. After months of negotiations, the Maloof family anno...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  6. Saturday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It's an open question whether or not there really are people who perform better than others in crunch time. Basically, it's almost impossible to find evidence of teams or players who consistently outperform what you'd normally expect. One exception, ...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  7. 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
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Heika of the The Dallas Morning News: "Mavericks GM and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson stopped by practice on Wednesday and had some interesting opinions on a lot of topics. ... Can you put into perspective what Dirk has done i...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Desperate times call for desperate lineup changes. Desperate rebounding. Desperate fourth-quarter defense. For the Dallas Mavericks, facing a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit, times were desperate. The...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Paola Boivin of The Arizona Republic: "... what Rick Welts, the Suns president and chief executive officer, decided to do Sunday even more impressive. He announced publicly he was gay. Welts, who was unavailable for comment, told The New York Times t...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: "The beginning of the end for Larry Brown as Charlotte Bobcats coach might have been an interview he gave on the eve of training camp. Even by Brown standards, this was remarkable bluntness. He said then that h...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "It's been a fashionable topic of discussion this season about how far Tim Duncan's performance has dropped this season. Considering that Duncan will go down as one of the top 10 players in NBA history, a ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  15. 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
  16. 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