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  1. Chris Paul's Crafty Jump Ball

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul is so good. You don't need me to tell you that. By the measure of adjusted +/- he is essentially without equal. And behind Paul, on the night he set a remarkable steals record, the Hornets came back to get one of the most meaningful wins o...

    Blog | December 18, 2008
  2. The Salvatore Side of the Story: A 2006 Jump Ball the Suns Hate

    Henry Abbott

    This is the third installment in a series based on a recent interview with NBA referee Bennett Salvatore. Go back to the first and second posts for more on Salvatore. In the 2006 playoffs, Game 4 of the first round series between the Lakers and the S...

    Blog | November 15, 2007
  3. The Jordan All-American Classic

    Henry Abbott

    Botched layups, a botched national anthem, a seven-footer losing a jump-ball to a 6-4 guy (because of a referee's botched toss) and boos for the players committed to Duke. Nothing like a big event in New York city! DimeMag has the skinny....

    Blog | April 24, 2006
  4. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    People are acting like Luol Deng just came out of nowhere, but it ain't so. An NBA traveling absurdity. Goran Dragic gathers the ball on the run, steps off his left, lands on his left, and then jumps off his right. It's an obvious travel. However, ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  5. Longest jumper in NBA history?

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images From half-court, most players heave the ball. But LeBron James is not most players. At the end of the third quarter on Sunday night against the Bulls, LeBron James pulled up for what looked to be more or less a jump sho...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  6. Game Over

    Henry Abbott

    Writer Sherman Alexie emailed me a pretty amazing little story about playing pickup ball with an NBA-level player: Back in the mid 1980s, when I could still run and jump, I played at the Green Lake outdoor courts here in Seattle. I spin dribbled pas...

    Blog | March 06, 2008