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  1. Growing up as the 'Jewish Jordan'

    Henry Abbott

    In a moment with parallels to Linsanity, Tamir Goodman was once a global basketball phenomenon with a strong cultural identity -- especially after Sports Illustrated called him "the Jewish Jordan." At the time he was a high-school junior from Pikesvi...

    Blog | July 29, 2013
  2. The man who "cut" Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    You'll thank me if you take the time to read this amazing Thomas Lake story, in Sports Illustrated, about Michael Jordan's high-school coach Clifton "Pop" Herring. That Jordan wasn't really cut is only a tiny part of what fascinates. For instance, do...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  3. Big, Strong, and Silly

    Henry Abbott

    Poor Dwight Howard. By going straight to the NBA from high school, he missed the opportunity to embarrass himself this exact way in college. So now he's really famous, and everybody gets to see his Beyonce impersonation. Via NESW Sports....

    Blog | March 26, 2009
  4. Renardo Sidney and Basketball's Bad Conscience

    Henry Abbott

    In PLAY, The New York Times' occasional sports magazine, Tommy Craggs (he's the same writer who talked religion with Stephon Marbury) uses high-school big man Renardo Sidney as a lens through which to view American basketball development. Well worth ...

    Blog | November 03, 2008
  5. Caron Butler Wants to See David Hasselhoff's Passport

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog on an interview Caron Butler did with a German newspaper: Sadly, my high school German classes are proving insufficient for me to translate in full this Q&A Caron Butler did with Bild, the revealing German pa...

    Blog | October 15, 2008
  6. Chuck Klosterman: Banning High School Players Makes the Draft Mor...

    Henry Abbott

    His column in The New York Times sports magazine PLAY makes a good point: Once the introduction of high school kids dovetailed with the explosion of foreign players, watching the N.B.A. draft wasn't much different from watching the Women's National B...

    Blog | June 03, 2006