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  1. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 6 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  2. But can Barack Obama rap?

    Henry Abbott

    In GQ, Will Leitch hangs out with Derrick Rose. The star of the Chicago Bulls remembers a time when Barack Obama was no big deal: "I remember when he wasn't our president, when I was a kid, when he'd just be walking down the street, a state senator. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  3. Sports betting hedge fund closes

    Henry Abbott

    In 2004, Mark Cuban wrote a blog post about his plans to open a hedge fund that specialized in one thing: betting on sports. His rationale was a good one: Many Wall Street investments are gambles by another name. And at least in sports there is re...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  4. Tip one back with Aubrey McClendon

    Henry Abbott

    Doubtless the NBA would have preferred that Thunder minority owner Aubrey McClendon not choose this week -- the week the league's long-running claims of owners in financial pain are on trial in the minds of players, and that Wall Street is covered in...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  5. Jason Fry on Osama Bin Laden

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Fry, baseball blogger at Faith and Fear in Flushing, worked across the street from the World Trade Center in 2001, and still lives in Brooklyn. Last night he was watching baseball on ESPN when he heard news of Osama Bin Laden's demise, and w...

    Blog | May 02, 2011
  6. The unkept promise of Greg Oden

    Henry Abbott

    Photo courtesy of Tom LipmanStarring in street clothes, once again: The 2007 top NBA pick, Blazer Greg Oden. Greg Oden is everything he has been accused of being. He has missed so many games as to be certifiable as a horrible disappointment. (Is the...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  7. Toronto is just fine with Joey Dorsey

    Henry Abbott

    Joey Dorsey is from a part of Baltimore that, he says, is tougher than what was portrayed in "The Wire." And there have long been players who grumbled that Toronto was not for them -- for one thing the city lacks a certain street cred. But Dorsey ...

    Blog | October 25, 2010
  8. If players don't stop whining

    Henry Abbott

    They're going to get a lot of technicals. David Biderman of the Wall Street Journal did some tallying, to see how often players did things in past games that would be technical-worthy under the new rules: We looked back at two NBA Finals contests fr...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: "Kings forward Omri Casspi said Thursday he was 'hurt' after learning that a mural featuring his likeness was defaced with a swastika. The incident at 16th and R streets in midtown Sacramento is being investigated...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Academics studied international rugby referees and found evidence of national bias. Javier Espinoza of The Wall Street Journal: "In the Super 14 rugby union competition, for example, the study found that the home team would win only in 38% of the cas...

    Blog | July 30, 2010
  11. I'm worried about Baron Davis

    Henry Abbott

    He's playing chess in Washington Square Park and then he decides to go to The Cage -- the West Fourth Street basketball courts. So he takes a subway? Google maps will tell you those two places are a block apart, and there is no subway. But the music ...

    Blog | January 12, 2010
  12. The Steve Nash Charity Soccer Game in New York City

    Henry Abbott

    It's back on again this year, for the night before the draft. Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m., at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chrystie and Houston streets in New York City. Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Jason Ki...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  13. Pat Riley and Phil Jackson on Stan Van Gundy

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Barra in the Wall Street Journal quotes Pat Riley saying, essentially, that Stan Van Gundy is more responsible for the Magic's success than Dwight Howard: "He's one of these coaches," says Mr. Jackson, his Lakers counterpart,...

    Blog | June 09, 2009
  14. Notes from Nuggets Practice

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LOS ANGELES -- Half an hour after the Denver Nuggets landed at LAX around noon, they were on the Lakers' home floor at Staples Center in their street clothes. While Nene, wearing slides, took some shots, Carmelo Anthony r...

    Blog | May 18, 2009
  15. The Street Stops Here

    Henry Abbott

    What are the chances of this? Second TrueHoop post in one day (after this) featuring a trailer for a basketball-related documentary addresing the perils of drugs and violence in America's cities. This one. "The Street Stops Here" is abo...

    Blog | May 08, 2009
  16. The Michael Lewis Beat Continues

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz On this afternoon's All Things Considered, NPR correspondent Scott Horsley uses Michael Lewis' February piece on Shane Battier in the New York Times as a springboard to discuss how compensation on Wall Street rewards ...

    Blog | April 02, 2009