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  1. The NBA circa 2013

    Henry Abbott

    The news from Friday's Board of Governor's meeting was mostly about the Kings. Whether they'll move to Seattle or not, David Stern said, should be known within the next few weeks. But Stern also addressed a range of other topics with big implications...

    Blog | April 19, 2013
  2. Five for Friday

    Henry Abbott

    The referees are always a touchy subject, especially in the playoffs when little moments can have huge implications. As the games become more and more intense, officials are put in an especially tough position when players are actively trying to tric...

    Blog | June 08, 2012
  3. Toros face future in high-tech bras

    Henry Abbott

    The box score has been mined every which way -- the information age's next assault on the basketball status quo will likely be not in slicing and dicing data, but in collecting it. The optical tracking work, for instance, has huge implications. Th...

    Blog | November 29, 2011
  4. A nervous time for sports dopers

    Henry Abbott

    Remember BALCO? At first it seemed like a weird little sports story, but before long it created this yawning chasm that swallowed some of the biggest names in athletics. Well, Germany just had its BALCO moment, and the implications are internation...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  5. Implications of Maynor deal far-reaching

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger Coming into the season, we knew that the Oklahoma City Thunder would be able to demand a hefty price for the privilege of renting its salary cap space this winter, because so many teams found themselves in tight spots financially...

    Blog | December 22, 2009
  6. Thank you, Rockets Buzz. Welcome Red 94!

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz When I started Clipperblog in 2006, I did so with little thought about long-term implications or practicalities. The early days of the blog functioned as, more than anything else, a personal diary about something I was spending a...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  7. Grant Hill Gives the Suns a Vote of Confidence

    Henry Abbott

    Grant Hill is a pretty darned good basketball player. But on Friday, he exercised his role as tastemaker, and declared the Phoenix Suns to be a team that matters. It feels weighty, beyond just the basketball implications. His offers were good ones. A...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  8. Bynum Calculus

    Henry Abbott

    I feel sorry for Andrew Bynum, facing another months-long rehab process. That has to be depressing. The implications are ... big and all over the place. Does a couple of months without Bynum make the Lakers a rung below the Cavaliers, Celtics, and Ma...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  9. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Sprow of ESPN the Magazine talks sports and "Outliers" with Malcolm Gladwell, and they address the Round Mound of Rebound: "Then who do you like to watch, based on all you say in the book about the implications of limitations. Who is the best? ...

    Blog | November 20, 2008
  10. Super Luxury Tax Breakdown

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN has all kinds of great behind-the-scenes resources. I got permission to reprint this big load of a document about the NBA's luxury tax. It's something that has huge implications on personnel decisions, but fans seldom get to know the nitty gritt...

    Blog | October 21, 2008
  11. "Nice Shorts."

    Henry Abbott

    The funniest part of this whole story, from Basketbawful, is that there is an implication that longer shorts might have made everthing fine. (I'll tell you what would have made everything fine: A shower and some actual trousers.) Enjoy: I was still ...

    Blog | October 09, 2008
  12. Sonics Win What Could be Last Game in Seattle

    Henry Abbott

    The Sonics beat the Mavericks in a tight and emotional game at KeyArena tonight. For Dallas it was a game with playoff implications -- the Mavericks can still be caught by the Nuggets. For Seattle it was a game with historic implications -- the...

    Blog | April 14, 2008
  13. Playing to Learn while Learning to Play

    Henry Abbott

    Basketball coach and trainer Brian McCormick has been reading the book "The Art of Learning," which you can see might have implications for how basketball players are trained. This is quoted with permission from McCormick's newsletter: Chess Champio...

    Blog | August 21, 2007
  14. Time to Blow Up the Pistons?

    Henry Abbott

    As I look around the league, and think about the draft, and all those general managers who are out there scheming right now, I keep coming back to the same question: might those Pistons really be available? It has a million implications. For instance...

    Blog | June 07, 2007
  15. The Shoes Make Stephon Marbury an Anti-Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Remember the famous scene (PG-13 for language) from Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing where there's a big spat after some white guy steps on Buggin Out's brand new Air Jordan's? In the Chicago Sports Review, Dayn Perry assesses the cultural implications...

    Blog | March 20, 2007
  16. Dave D'Alessandro: Vince Carter Said to be Divorcing, Could Have ...

    Henry Abbott

    Dave D'Alessandro has been on Vince Carter like white on rice ever since Vinsanity got to New Jersey. D'Alessandro's Carter information is almost always solid. And he tossed this little tidbit onto the end of an article about Jay Williams (who, by th...

    Blog | August 24, 2006