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  1. 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
  2. The myth of big-game players

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/Getty Images Will we learn anything tonight about Paul George and LeBron James that we don't already know? Monday night, we are blessed with an Eastern Conference finals Game 7. This thriller of a moment is the product of years of ha...

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  3. Jeremy Lin played well

    Henry Abbott

    Jim McIsaac/Getty Images Sport If Carmelo Anthony and the Knicks lose Jeremy Lin, they'll lose a lot of what worked last year. People are saying all kinds of horrible things about Jeremy Lin now. One idea is that he's all about the money -- even...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  4. Digging deep to share revenue

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Lakers owner Jerry Buss is being asked to contribute as much as $50 million a year. The ongoing labor talks in New York City are just one of the tenacious negotiations David Stern has on his hands. Another -...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  5. Chase Budinger returns to volleyball

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Baptist/NBAE/Getty Images The 2006 volleyball player of the year can, thanks to the lockout, pursue his second love for a time. Five years ago, as a high-schooler, Chase Budinger was voted the best volleyball player in the nation. YouTube stil...

    Blog | August 18, 2011
  6. Kevin Garnett when it really matters

    Henry Abbott

    Elsa/Getty Images Marquis Daniels was temporarily paralyzed. Kevin Garnett just kept telling him he'd be okay. The worst moment of Marquis Daniels' basketball career came on February 6 of this year. He's still not cleared for full contact, as he re...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  7. Blake Griffin, open to anything

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Rookie of the year and dunk machine Blake Griffin says he is open to playing overseas. There was very little happening in the NBA late Friday afternoon when Blake Griffin livened things up around the TrueHoop offi...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  8. The meaninglessness of playoff toughness

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Whose job was it to inspire Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum? They failed. Every playoffs, we talk about mental toughness. This is the time of year when we curse the memory of legendary softies who rolled over and p...

    Blog | May 09, 2011
  9. A poem for Shaquille O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images The year: 2000. The king of the basketball world: Shaquille O'Neal. As usual, I lost a bet. This time the circumstances were cloaked in stat geekery, and maddening. But the end result is: Shaquille O'Neal contributed mo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  10. New NBA awards: pick 'em now

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Offensive Player of the Year would be a chance to showcase a gunner like Carmelo Anthony. On Monday we dangled the first word of the upcoming Idea Machine, and asked you to help us brainstorm new ideas for seas...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  11. Orlando's defensive coaching challenge

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Right this way, Kobe: Gilbert Arenas has long ranked as one of the NBA's very worst defenders. The last three years, thanks largely to Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard, the Magic have played tremendous defense....

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  12. Nenad Krstic, shaken

    Henry Abbott

    Ron Turenne/NBAE via Getty Images Nenad Krstic's home town of Kraljevo, Serbia was rocked by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake last Wednesday. 27-year-old Oklahoma City big man Nenad Krstic has endured plenty of rough patches. Once a young Net with boundl...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  13. Guard Rajon Rondo already

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images The Lakers left Rondo open in last year's Finals, but that doesn't mean others should. Rajon Rondo is blatantly one of the best point guards in the NBA, but this great warrior has one massive flaw. He can't shoot. ...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  14. GMs picking against LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Covatta/NBAE/Getty Images General managers predict Kevin Durant will be the 2010-2011 MVP. Every preseason, the NBA.com GM Survey offers insight into the thinking of executives around the league. This year the survey sends a strong message...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  15. Who has outcoached Doc Rivers?

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images If the coach of the year vote were held in June, Doc Rivers would do very well. One win from a title, overseeing a team many called too old and too emotional to make it past the first round, Doc Rivers might be doing a...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  16. Still missing: Rajon Rondo's jumper

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Rajon Rondo has become a star, but not because of his jump shot. Rajon Rondo is a far better player than he was a year or two ago. His defense, his ability to get in the paint and make plays for himself and his...

    Blog | June 03, 2010