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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers. He teased Neil Olshey, the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He want...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  5. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Mitch Kupchak is responsible for building the 2009 champions except for Kobe Bryant. 'Yes, but it's not one person doing this, it's an organization working together,' Kupchak said. Yes, bu...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A respected Columbia professor disputes the findings that trailing at halftime makes a team more likely to win. Andrew Gelman's rebuttal is over my head, but seems to boil down to different ways to interpret the same data, and he includes this in...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes of different kinds of genius -- some that work quickly in youth, and others that take time to sort themselves out. Sometimes there are NBA players, I think, (Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace come to mind)...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Beno Udrih makes Kobe Bryant fall over, which gets him almost enough good karma to overcome the play later in the game when he gave the Lakers a layup while taking some time to yell at Jason Thompson.Layoffs at the NBA.Links to some of the best sport...

    Blog | October 13, 2008
  9. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Before too long, I know I'm going to have to guess at which team will win the NBA title. And when I do that, I'm going to have to really stare into my soul and wonder: Do I believe in New Orleans? That team was magnificent last year, and ought to be ...

    Blog | September 04, 2008
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    We hear from Commissioner Stern quite often about how trustworthy NBA officials are. Why not, then, trust officials to use their discretion to decide when and when not to use video instant replay? Why such strict rules -- especially when they create ...

    Blog | May 06, 2008
  11. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson has really impressed me by having the guts to really rest Kobe Bryant heading into many fourth quarters. What impressed me even more yesterday was that the Lakers outscored the Jazz during that rest yesterday. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Pistons vs. Sixers Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News: "The young and impetuous must be dealt with severely, or they never learn. The Pistons tried to play nice with the 76ers, but play time is over. This first-round series should be a mismatch, and i...

    Blog | April 24, 2008
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul on the brainy comedic NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." He says he wasn't allowed to play basketball unless he had a 3.0 GPA. He also says he gives his dad no freebies when they play each other. And he still feels like throwing up at the...

    Blog | September 17, 2007
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A really good Eddie Griffin article by Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer remembers one of the great moments of his young life: when his AAU team beat local rival Dajuan Wagner's team: "'He'd give you the shirt off his back,' said John Lucas, t...

    Blog | August 27, 2007
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When he played for Villanova, Allan Ray (later of the Celtics and now playing for Lottomatica Roma) endured one of the nastiest moments in basketball history when his eye popped out of his head. It was on international television -- you can probably ...

    Blog | August 15, 2007
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The researcher whose study says NBA referees demonstrate racial bias has been attacked by the NBA as malinformed, claiming they have better (but private) information that proves him wrong. In a must-read Lester Munson article on ESPN.com, Wolfers say...

    Blog | May 07, 2007