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  1. HoopIdea: Swift justice for dirty play

    Henry Abbott

    On video, it looks like strategy. Stephen Curry, the NBA's newest and slightest superstar, who has been killing the Nuggets on ankles so brittle he recently tweeted "no ankle left unturned lol," was minding his own business, jogging through the la...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. No time to be timid on flopping

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern opened the Finals with a press conference that was scathing on the topic of flopping, saying: "Flopping" almost doesn't do it justice. Trickery. Deceit. Designed to cause the game to be decided other than on its merits. We'll be looking ...

    Blog | July 20, 2012
  3. Pity the fighters

    Henry Abbott

    Nikki Boertman/NBAE/Getty Images In trades, like one for Hasheem Thabeet, the Blazers quit competing. We like sports because they are like life, but cleaner, with pretty uniforms, clear rules, in-your-face competition, instant justice and winners d...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "First of all, Bud Selig would never have issued an ultimatum. Are you listening, David Stern? Baseball's 16-year labor peace has come about, in part, because Selig insisted the lines of communication remain ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  5. David Stern brushes off new Donaghy book

    Henry Abbott

    The Donaghy scandal has had a lot of talk, and fragments of insight, but for the first time this week it has an authoritative book, thanks to two years of research from Penn State associate professor of criminal justice Sean Patrick Griffin. That ...

    Blog | February 20, 2011
  6. Kendrick Perkins' delayed justice

    Henry Abbott

    Jim Rogash, Getty Images Sport Did the Celtics have to be without Kendrick Perkins for most of Game 5? After the NBA rescinded one of his two technical fouls from Game 5, Kendrick Perkins will be in uniform but on thin ice for Friday night's Game 6...

    Blog | May 27, 2010
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel: "The Atlanta Hawks might yet win this thing and probably should. They still have the size, the athleticism and, most important, the home-court advantage. But if there were any justice in a league that could care ...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "No, the Rockets didn't take the Astros flawed blueprint and turn it upside down. GM Daryl Morey's goal was simple. He wanted every acquisition player to be one the Rockets would have for the lon...

    Blog | August 27, 2009
  9. Secret Video of Jason Williams' Knick Workout

    Henry Abbott

    Real time doesn't do it justice. It's amazing to watch one of the NBA's great ball-handlers work in slow motion. In all seriousness, this is from Kottke and it's actual video of actual robots! When they come for our jobs, apparently ...

    Blog | August 04, 2009
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ryan Greene of the Las Vegas Sun: "If there's any true justice in professional sports, the NBA Las Vegas summer league's single-game scoring record will belong to Anthony Morrow forever. Morrow, Golden State's 6-foot-5 second-year gu...

    Blog | July 17, 2009
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "Trevor Ariza makes the Rockets younger, faster and better. He fits with the way Rick Adelman wants to play. Sometime next season, we're going to see Tracy McGrady, Carl Landry, Aaron Brooks and Ariza le...

    Blog | July 03, 2009
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "Chris Bosh is 25 years old. He's 6-10. He's 23 points and 10 rebounds a night. He's a great kid. He's a Texan, too. (Actually, he's from Dallas, which, sort of makes him a Texan. No ...

    Blog | June 30, 2009
  13. Dikembe Mutombo: "For Me, Basketball is Over."

    Henry Abbott

    The Oregonian quotes Dikembe Mutombo: "I'm going to need surgery. For me, basketball is over. I cried so much about it when I was laying on the floor." The Houston Chronicle's Richard Justice writes: His 18-year NBA career end...

    Blog | April 22, 2009
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "Funny how things work out. General manager Daryl Morey, who has done a phenomenal job rebuilding the roster around Yao Ming, signed Von Wafer because 'the scouting reports and data lined up.' &#...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  15. Call Tracy McGrady Amazing, But Don't Call Him MVP

    Henry Abbott

    Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle's Richard Justice wrote: They are a team in every sense of the word, a really good team, a smart, resourceful and gritty team. Don't lose sight of the bottom line with these Rockets. There's one other thing to...

    Blog | March 17, 2008
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "This is the one the Rockets might remember after all the others are a distant memory. This one tested their resolve unlike the others. This one was about grit and will and all those things championship teams...

    Blog | March 13, 2008