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  1. One decision Barack Obama won't delegate

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters The baller-in-chief picks the teams. If you're a prisoner hoping for leniency from the judge, research shows it'd be good for you to get a morning appointment. Later in the day, after making lots of decisions, jud...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  2. The art of irony

    Henry Abbott

    A while ago, Malcolm Gladwell penned a Grantland story building an impassioned case that it's a bit silly to judge NBA teams strictly as businesses, because they exist in part simply to be fun for their owners. Gladwell describes the "psychic value" ...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  3. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers know how to slow down Chris Paul, but don't do it consistently. A judge's decision for the NFL players is widely seen as a win for NBA players, too. On the one hand, it gives players the opportunity to break up their union with the convi...

    Blog | April 26, 2011
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Webber's takeaway from some controversy surrounding the Fab Five: "Basketball talent is basketball talent, no matter if it comes from the suburbs or the city. Take the time to know and understand me before you judge me. Only God can do that. Ro...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  5. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A question for Laker fans: Is it good or bad when Kobe Bryant goes rogue and shoots a ton? The answer seems to be: Good when the shots go in. But, of course, that's not fair. Drunk drivers often get home safely, you know? But what you have to judge i...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  6. Taking the bounce out of banned shoes

    Henry Abbott

    If internet traffic is any judge, people are excited about the idea of spring-loaded shoes designed to help you jump higher. Do they work? It's unclear. (Chris Ballard dug in pretty deep some time ago, and found mixed results.) A story about th...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  7. From wrongly convicted to rightly rewarded

    Henry Abbott

    He has been locked up for 29 years for a rape that, DNA evidence now shows, he did not commit. The judge who set him free cried on the bench when faced with Ray Towler, who loves to paint and says he may move to Cincinnati. He also may be in line for...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  8. Gilbert Arenas on the lunatic fringe of comedy

    Henry Abbott

    Legal analyst and journalist Lester Munson hits the nail on the head when he says prosecutors have been "prodigious and occasionally masterly" in building the case that the judge should decide to jail Gilbert Arenas at his sentencing this afternoon i...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  9. The NBA's fastest man

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images Chris Paul's teammate, rookie Darren Collison, says the contest is over. There are several different ways to judge speed -- with or without the ball, for instance. Or over the full length of the court, or slicing thr...

    Blog | March 15, 2010
  10. What is that in Gary Payton's living room?

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott I'm going with video poker machine, but you be the judge. And if you're wondering why, my guess would be: Because the house never loses, and Gary Payton loves to win....

    Blog | December 16, 2009
  11. Not Off the SEC's Hook: Mark Cuban

    Henry Abbott

    A judge had dismissed the SEC's insider trading case against Mark Cuban. It seemed like it was over. But ... the government is now pressing on in appeals court. No one seems to dispute that Cuban had a call from an executive in a company that he ...

    Blog | October 08, 2009
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Olympiakos is coming to Ohio to play the Cavaliers, and there will soon be a judge's ruling to determine whether or not they'll have to leave behind some little things like ... their team plane ... to satisfy former player Chris Morris' a...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lawyer Michael McCann (of Sports Law Blog and Sports Illustrated) has published a draft of a fairly lengthy paper examining Judge Sonia Sotamayor and her record in sports law. McCann was on the legal team that represented Maurice Clarett when he sued...

    Blog | July 14, 2009
  14. Saturday Night Live-Blogging

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Welcome to All-Star Saturday night. Since my spirit is dampened by the exclusion of Steve Novak from the Three-Point Shootout, and I've never forgiven the judges for robbing Dominique Wilkins of the 1988 Slam Dun...

    Blog | February 14, 2009
  15. Amare Stoudemire's Throwback Look

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Sandy points out that with the safety glasses on, Amare Stoudemire looks a little like James Worthy. And some of their full-extension finishes look much the same, too. You be the judge (Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images): &nbsp...

    Blog | October 21, 2008
  16. Report: City and Sonics Settle

    Henry Abbott

    Shortly before Judge Marsha Pechman was to deliver a ruling on whether or not the Sonics must honor their lease in Seattle, Jim Brunner of the Seattle Times has word of a settlement: A settlement has been reached in the Sonics lawsuit, Seattle City ...

    Blog | July 02, 2008