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  1. Dean Smith's letter to Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Smith, a personal hero, deserves massive credit for what Michael Jordan accomplished....

    Blog | February 11, 2015
  2. Hero-ball turns Game 2

    Henry Abbott

    Heat tie the Finals with a monster performance from LeBron James. J.A. Adande, Tom Haberstroh and Henry Abbott from the court in San Antonio....

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. One for the ages

    Henry Abbott

    Twists, turns, villains, heroes and Ray Allen; Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals was overloaded with drama. Bomani Jones and J.A. Adande discuss the Heat's come-from-behind overtime victory that sets up Thursday's Game 7. TrueHoop TV at the Finals....

    Blog | June 19, 2013
  4. Hypnotized by heroes

    Henry Abbott

    Getty Images Even on teams with great scorers, "just get it to that guy" is bad strategy. It's late in a close game, your team has the ball, and they need to decide what to do. Pick and roll? Isolation? Drive and kick? This shooter? That one? ...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  5. Hero Ball devoured the Rockets

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Late in close games, including against the Lakers on Wednesday, the Rocket offense stagnates. The Rockets had a shot against the banged up Spurs. That's the thinking. But there's no worse West draw than opening ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  6. TrueHoop TV: Bomani Jones on heroes

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | January 17, 2013
  7. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Nets have been playing lots of Hero Ball late in games, and it's not working. So far Jeremy Lin has been far better without James Harden on the court. How much time is the right amount of time to give them to work things out? Tom Haberstroh say...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  8. The opposite of hero ball ...

    Henry Abbott

    Is beauty. And it works. By coincidence, yesterday John Krolik reminded me of the raw didactic power of this classic Hubie Brown teaching video -- which explains a play very much like the one the Warriors used to beat the Heat. And here HoopCh...

    Blog | December 13, 2012
  9. TrueHoop TV: Kevin Love, YouTube hero

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | December 12, 2012
  10. Russell Westbrook in hero mode

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images The Thunder point guard calls his own number even when Kevin Durant is wide open. Maybe you have heard about Kobe Bryant's past habit of ball hogging late in games, passing up wide open looks for his teammates, dragg...

    Blog | November 21, 2012
  11. Kevin Durant vs. Hero Ball

    Henry Abbott

    With his scoring title, his sweet shooting touch and his incredible ability to score while heavily covered, Kevin Durant might be the world's favorite Hero Ball player. But, whether he's sticking to the team script or speaking from the heart, Kevin D...

    Blog | June 12, 2012
  12. The Kobe that we used to know

    Henry Abbott

    Wow. This is a Laker fan playing Gotye, singing his pleas for Kobe Bryant to end the Hero Ball approach to crunch time. Of course it's set to the tune of "Somebody that I Used to Know." You didn't have to take that shot. Just drive the lane and dum...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  13. Reggie Evans is bigger than Hero Ball

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images Sport Chris Paul entrusted an unsung Clipper with the ball in a big moment. HOW WE THINK ABOUT CRUNCH TIME The most basic rule of assessing crunch time performance is: Did the last shot go in? Then great, that was a good ...

    Blog | April 30, 2012
  14. Three ideas on teamwork

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images The shooting form: fantastic. The result: spectacular. The process: reckless. A pull-up, off-the-dribble 3, from a yard behind the 3-point line, with time on the clock is the very definition of Hero Ball. An...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  15. Daryl Morey on hero ball

    Henry Abbott

    In a talk on Rockets.com with Jason Friedman, Daryl Morey gives the best explanation I've seen as to why so many teams are content to have well-covered superstars take incredibly difficult shots with the game on the line. We've talked so much over t...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  16. NBA Today: David Thorpe on trades, Knicks, hero ball

    Henry Abbott

    Have you seen the talk from the Knicks camp about how they're going to go through the guys who have proven it in the past, Carmelo Anthony and Amare Stoudemire? As opposed to the young guys who are still learning their way? This drives me crazy. ...

    Blog | March 16, 2012