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  1. Who runs the summer?

    Henry Abbott

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images The NBA has reason to think beyond the Olympics -- but questionable right to keep players away. READ PART ONE: "Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?" The first time the NBA spoke in any detail about pulling back fro...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  2. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  3. Thanks, Coach Vogel. Now what?

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea began with the conviction that NBA basketball was the best game ever, but could be even better. To that end, we opened channels of communications to ESPN.com readers, to hear how they thought the game could be better. You know what they w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  4. Five for Friday

    Beckley Mason

    Welcome to Five for Friday, where every week we post some of the best HoopIdeas we get from readers through comments, e-mail and Twitter. In honor the recently departed regular season, some ideas that call for its restructuring. I particularly lik...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  5. HoopIdea: An entirely different NBA season

    Sandy Weil

    Sandy Weil is the Director of Analytics at Sportsmetricians Consulting, the researcher behind groundbreaking hot hand research and a repeat contributor to HoopIdea. Let's face it: the middle of the NBA season can be a dull time. But it could be...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  6. Flop of the Night: Jason Terry

    Beckley Mason and Zach Harper

    Danny Bollinger/NBAE/Getty Images Not even a well-timed flop could get Jason Terry and the Dallas Mavericks going last night. HoopIdea wants to #StopTheFlop. To spotlight the biggest fakers, we present Flop of the Night. You can help us separate th...

    Blog | May 04, 2012
  7. At last, a real NBA tournament

    Henry Abbott and Beckley Mason

    Most of HoopIdea works like this: You take the way things always have been done and envision something a little different. Something maybe not that obvious, but hopefully better. This HoopIdea flips the script. You take the way things always have ...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  8. Five for Friday

    Beckley Mason

    Since we launched HoopIdea on February 8, we've received thousands of ideas, from brilliant to bonkers. Each Friday, we'll publish five we find especially interesting. This week's set incudes HoopIdeas from Twitter (follow us at @HoopIdea!), Jeff Van...

    Blog | March 16, 2012
  9. HoopIdea: More basketball in crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a HoopIdea: Crunch-time basketball is fantastically exciting -- the peak entertainment of the sport. But the ball is dead a lot. Play stops for: Timeouts, of which there are too many, and which are too long. The referee's whistles, m...

    Blog | February 09, 2012