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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: The Lin phenomenon crossed the border Tuesday, when he beat Toronto with a last-second 3-pointer and won ovations from Raptors fans. He is stirring passions in China, Italy, Germany and anywhere basketball is playe...

    Blog | February 16, 2012
  2. 3-D All-Star in an Italian movie theater

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Andrea e-mails about going to see the All-Star game in 3-D at a movie theater in Italy. I'm amazed, and David Stern must be delighted, to hear that a tape-delayed exhibition game is a big draw in Italy, even late on a school night. An...

    Blog | February 22, 2011
  3. Video: Steve Nash's charity soccer game

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Jennings lived in Italy, and had a pair of soccer cleats custom made for him as a gift from his shoe company. Those two facts tell us nothing real about his soccer skills, but nevertheless I entered the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  4. Looking Good: Brandon Jennings

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress has just spent some time in Italy, watching the young American point guard Brandon Jennings practice: Pitted against one of the best defenders in Europe in American guard Ibi Jaaber, Jennings gets to wherever he wants...

    Blog | May 14, 2009
  5. Petteri Koponen Signs with Virtus Bologna

    Henry Abbott

    Petteri Koponen, the 6-5 Finnish point guard who was a 2007 first-round pick of the Portland Trail Blazers, has signed a four-year deal with Virtus Bologna of Italy. His agent, Marc Cornstein, says the deal has buyouts every summer which would make i...

    Blog | August 21, 2008
  6. Italian Backboard, Meet Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Video I have never seen before, of Michael Jordan shattering a backboard onto the heads of competitors in a 1986 Nike exhibition game in Italy. A man named Juan Martin posted it to YouTube, and says he shot the video himself for Spanish television, a...

    Blog | April 23, 2008
  7. Watching the Big Three

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Ray Allen were on TV together yesterday, playing their first exhibition game of the season against the Raptors in Italy. It wasn't as sloppy as a lot of preseason games, and Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, in particular...

    Blog | October 08, 2007
  8. Now Starting for Your Pallacanestro Virtus Roma All-Stars...

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Stephon Marbury's recent public dalliances have been nothing if not interesting. Today, as a guest author in the New York Post's Knicks Blog, Marbury professes an urge to play ball in Italy: "When my contract is up in two...

    Blog | July 18, 2007
  9. He is Mike Conley and I Am Chad Ford

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford is in Italy, so I have the honor of keeping the seat warm on the Daily Dish podcast for a few days. My first guest is Mike Conley, Sr., who is the NBA's newest agent. Working with Bill Duffy, Conley is representing Greg Oden an...

    Blog | June 12, 2007
  10. The Best Young Europeans

    Henry Abbott

    Coaches and other experts from 22 countries were asked by El Mundo FIBA to choose the top ten young European basketball players of 2006. They are as follows (with a grab bag of links): Spain's Rudy Fernandez (YouTube) Italy's Andr...

    Blog | January 19, 2007
  11. Brian Shaw Explains Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    Roland Lazenby's talk with the Laker assistant (who played a season with Kobe Bryant's dad in Italy, and has known Bryant since the 1980s) covers a ton of ground. For instance, Shaw totally confirms the notion that Larry Bird and Kevin McHale weren't...

    Blog | November 29, 2006
  12. U.S. Hangs on Against Italy, Remains Undefeated

    Henry Abbott

    It almost didn't happen that way. The Big Lead explains: When Dwight Howard nearly leaped over an Italian player in the second quarter and landed on his back, we considered a "WAKE UP, PEOPLE, TEAM USA IS IN TROUBLE!" post. With Howa...

    Blog | August 23, 2006
  13. Raptors Hire Maurizio Gherardini

    Henry Abbott

    He's Andrea Bargnani's boss in Italy, and one of the most respected GMs in the world. Here's the news of the hire. Gherardini comes up a fair amount in Ian Thomsen's profile of Bargnani. Here are some favorite quotes: "You can see that ...

    Blog | June 22, 2006