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  1. Openly gay player not so distracting

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images In Brooklyn, Jason Collins is making history evidently without harming the team. NBA front office people, even the ones who swore they were socially progressive, fretted -- in various unattributed conversatio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  2. James Harden settles in as a star

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport"I'm still new to this whole 'star player' thing" says the Rockets' leading scorer, James Harden.The most famous beard in the NBA was getting a touch-up, and it needed it: In minutes, it would be starring in a major ad ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  3. Don't tell Terry Stotts this can't work

    Henry Abbott

    Sam Forencich/NBAE/Getty Images Portland's 3-rich offense may be untraditional, but it's also off the charts. The Blazers have just about the best record in basketball, the best offense in the game by a fair margin and egg on the faces of every pun...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  4. Football's black swan event is here

    Henry Abbott

    Allison Joyce/Getty Images A poll shows head injuries are changing how many Americans see Roger Goodell's league. There's a scene in the incredible football head injury documentary "League of Denial" where we hear a tale of what would happen to the...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  5. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  6. How Anthony Davis scored

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Anthony Davis often caught the ball far from the hoop against the Rockets, and finished 9-for-16. Dwight Howard will be one of the most interesting players in the NBA for quite some time -- he splits interestingly acr...

    Blog | October 07, 2013
  7. Motivating soldiers

    Henry Abbott

    Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images What can NBA teams learn about motivation from soldiers on the front lines in Afghanistan? Coaching, generally, is a multibillion-dollar global business. NBA coaching accounts for something like $120 million of that -- t...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  8. The Lakers won't win free agency

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Luring the kind of players who can bring titles to Lakerland will be tough. The history of the Lakers is that they may stumble now and again, but never for long. One way or another, huge names come to play in L.A., and as ...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  9. Tanking pollutes competition

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Competitors doing everything they can to win make sports great. It's a wonderful time for the NBA, with young stars all over the league, an impressive collection of contenders and fascinating storylines from coast to coast....

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  10. Clean athletes for tough tests

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images U.S. sprinters face far more sophisticated testing than NBA players. Not long after track and field implemented a new kind of testing, three sprinters, including top American Tyson Gay, have failed tests for performance enha...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  11. What you should be mad about now

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/Getty Images Free agency distasteful? Dwight Howard disrespected? Tales from emails.People are mad! And they have email accounts! Below is some of the back-and-forth from my inbox today, starting with a reader named Josh, a professor ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  12. What, exactly, have the Rockets created?

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images Title contention and massive disappointment are both possibilities for the 2013-2014 Rockets. Almost five years ago, Houston GM Daryl Morey explained his long-term team-building strategy on a stage at a conference in ...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  13. Sneaky tanking: Position switch

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Why would a smart team ask the best shooting guard in college to play point guard in the NBA? Victor Oladipo, the point guard. The Magic have been talking about trying that, starting in summer league. He was ...

    Blog | July 01, 2013
  14. Hard to say what's crazy

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Stobe/Getty Images Basketball has clear winners every night -- except at the draft, which is all homework, politics and chance. The Cavaliers kick off the night by ignoring consensus pick Nerlens Noel and media darling Victor Oladipo to cho...

    Blog | June 28, 2013
  15. How to come from nowhere

    Henry Abbott

    Arturo Presotto/Iguana Press/Getty Images You've probably never heard of Gal Mekel, but your NBA team probably has. The Jazz were the first team to notice. Then the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks and others. Now many teams...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  16. These will be the Heat

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/ Getty Images Sport The Heat are and will be built around Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh. But for those pesky 2010-2011 Dallas Mavericks, the post-Decision Big Three Miami Heat would have never lost a playoff series. As it is...

    Blog | June 21, 2013