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  1. Game 2: Miami hurricane

    Henry Abbott

    Game 2 was a tightly fought contest, until the Heat blew the game wide open with a tenacious second-half run, creating an instant blowout. What happened? Bomani Jones and J.A. Adande address. TrueHoop TV at the Finals....

    Blog | June 10, 2013
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In deference to Hurricane Sandy's aftermath and the mayor of New York, the league has postponed Brooklyn's first regular-season home game. Undoubtedly a good and safe call -- the stadium was built where it is because that's where all the subway lines...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  3. SonicsGate

    Henry Abbott

    "It's like fighting a hurricane. You hope the hurricane's not going to blow your house down. But good luck with that." -- Author Sherman Alexie, in the new documentary SonicGate When your strongest weapon is hope, you're out of...

    Blog | October 12, 2009
  4. Jonathan Bender vs. Hurricane Katrina

    Henry Abbott

    Professional sports are such a bold experiment in the redistribution of wealth. You take all this money from big corporate sponsors, deep-pocketed owners, and ticket buyers, and you give it to young people selected for their ability to play basketbal...

    Blog | September 23, 2008
  5. Get Lost, Gustav

    Henry Abbott

    We're just about to get to the third anniversary of Katrina, and sure enough New Orleans is poised to evacuate once again, this time for Gustav, which is a tropical storm reportedly threatening to become a hurricane by the time it hits the gulf coast...

    Blog | August 28, 2008
  6. Spike Lee on "Macho Bull" in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    George Vecsey has a nice column in today's New York Times about when Spike Lee showed his Hurricane Katrina documentary to the New York Knicks. There is a lot of talk about charachter, including Isiah Thomas saying that he believes "if you can m...

    Blog | October 29, 2006
  7. Who Should Own the Blazers?

    Henry Abbott

    Two good new bits of thinking online today. First, meet BlazerThoughts by Dave. (He's the same Dave who sat in for Eric Marentette when Eric was fighting Hurricane Katrina.) (And I'm not just linking to him because he likes my "sticky" idea...

    Blog | May 12, 2006
  8. New Orleans Hornets Looking More Like Oklahoma City Hornets

    Henry Abbott

    Deep in this long article from the NBA's Michael Levine about how fantastic the Hornets are and how aggrieved everyone is about Hurricane Katrina, it is mentioned that next season the Hornets will play 35 out of 41 in Oklahoma City. Hey, but don't wo...

    Blog | April 20, 2006
  9. Charley Rosen Ripping Through College Coaches Like a Hurricane

    Henry Abbott

    Someone sent in a question about how college coaches fare in the NBA. In his response, FOXSports' Charley "I flunked the class on libel and slander, and that's why I'm fun to read" Rosen let loose with this: In truth, during Wooden's ...

    Blog | April 18, 2006
  10. Hurricane Tales

    Henry Abbott

    On the Hornets website there are some anecdotes from team employees about Hurricane Katrina. One of the best is from the director of corporate communications, and public address announcer, Michael Thompson. It starts like this: Not only was Thompso...

    Blog | April 01, 2006
  11. New Orleans Loses, Celebrates

    Henry Abbott

    Despite my bellyaching, as Michael Lee of the Washington Post writes, the Lakers at Hornets game was a sellout, the fans were supportive even though the Lakers won, and the NBA got to be the first league to play a game in New Orleans after Hurricane ...

    Blog | March 09, 2006
  12. The Return to New Orleans

    Henry Abbott

    Tomorrow night the Lakers and Hornets will play the the first major professional sporting event in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina. In the best of worlds, this will be sports at its best. Athletes doing great things on the court can put a bounce...

    Blog | March 07, 2006
  13. Reviewing Scoop Jackson's Year in Review

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Scoop Jackson (who, by the way, bought me my first "Hurricane"--the drink) is wrapping up the year, and unfortunately cloaking it in a bit of misinformation. Jackson says one of the biggest stories of the year is the NBA's slipping an age requ...

    Blog | December 28, 2005
  14. Coach Popovich's Fairy-Tale Ending

    Henry Abbott

    Last night was there was preseason game between the Heat and the Spurs. It was a very classy game, featuring two top teams, in a game that was hastily added to the schedule purely as a fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina relief. (At halftime, they prese...

    Blog | October 11, 2005
  15. LeBron James on Oprah Winfrey

    Henry Abbott

    The King of Cleveland meets the Queen of Chicago in a segment taped last week. Topics: meeting Michael Jordan, Hurricane Katrina relief, and if we're lucky, creative Humvee financing....

    Blog | September 22, 2005
  16. The Hurricane Katrina Charity Game

    Henry Abbott

    It was in Houston last night and by all reports it went well. The players spent quite a lot of time with hurricane victims, which is good to hear. The quote of the night was from Kevin Garnett, as recorded in Michael Murphy's write-up in the Houston ...

    Blog | September 12, 2005