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  1. NBA schedule leaves suspense out of sport

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Tom Haberstroh writes about how lack of rest for players harms the NBA product. I suggest you read that, given that it's good. Of particular interest (to me, possibly to you) is Tom's section on research done by the ever-sharp Neil Paine: "Brilian...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  2. Abolish the NBA's conference system

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    Shouldn't the playoffs be as competitive as possible? The NBA is operating as though this isn't the plan. The Dallas Mavericks are currently out of the playoffs with a 43-30 record. The Atlanta Hawks are on track to make the playoffs with a 31-40...

    Blog | March 28, 2014
  3. Is the game over?

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times is a heavy-hitting paper, and a good chunk of its heaviest hitting comes in the Sunday Review section. It's not often about sports, but this past Sunday's cover is dominated by an enormous Rebecca Mock illustration of a baseball pl...

    Blog | September 30, 2013
  4. David Stern lays out grid-like course

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss

    LAS VEGAS -- Either the NBA believes itself to be in great shape, or it is doing a fine job feigning satisfaction. At the 2013 Board of Governors meeting, David Stern and commissioner-heir Adam Silver weren't waxing dire like they were during the 201...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  5. HGH tests coming to basketball, too?

    Henry Abbott

    In December, Rep. Elijah Cummings called it "incredibly ridiculous" that the NFL does not test for human growth hormone (HGH), lamenting years of stalling tactics from the players union. Cummings, from Maryland, is the ranking Democrat on a committee...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  6. Working Bodies: NBA head injuries

    Henry Abbott and Beckley Mason

    The motto of ESPN.com's HoopIdea is "Basketball is the best game ever. Now let's make it better." Working Bodies is a new HoopIdea series about being as smart as possible in keeping NBA players healthy. First up: The health topic in modern profession...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  7. Change the Game: Watching the watchmen

    Eamonn Brennan

    Partially inspired by TrueHoop's excellent HoopIdea series, College Basketball Nation humbly presents Change the Game, a weekly discussion on the game we love and the ways it could be made better. And nothing is off the table. Look for CtG every ...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  8. Why is there an 82-game schedule?

    Kevin Arnovitz

    Nobody can really tell you -- not the NBA scheduler, those who work in the NBA offices in New York, nor historians of the game. Stuck on 82 NBA teams played 80 games each beginning in 1961-62. The league added a game in 1966-67, bringing the tota...

    Blog | October 27, 2011