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  1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks Dwight Howard

    Henry Abbott

    This is an interesting and strong criticism, which points out an important issue in how we assess players. As a baseline: Let us all agree Kareem is right. Dwight Howard has flaws that are fairly easy to spot. That's the simple part. The much m...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on youth, LeBron

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently spoke to top high-school players. Over the weekend, the NBA Players Association recently concluded their camp for high-schoolers on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesvi...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  3. Now Lobbying, via Twitter, for a Head Coaching Job: Kareem Abdul-...

    Henry Abbott

    A series of Twitter posts from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in response to J.A. Adande's story about who might succeed Phil Jackson one day as Laker coach: I just read the ESPN story on who will replace Phil & I c that alot of u think I would be a ...

    Blog | August 19, 2009
  4. Magic and American Myth

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz On its surface, David Halberstam's "The Breaks of the Game" tells the story of how the Portland Trail Blazers, just two years removed from an NBA championship and with all the makings of a dynasty, fell back to earth. But ...

    Blog | August 14, 2009
  5. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Leon Powe's outsized heart moves to Cleveland. Kurt Rambis brings his pedigree and eyewear to the Twin Cities. And Mike Miller stretches the boundaries of social media. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog: "Leon Powe is about as good as an unders...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  6. Magic Johnson's Baby Hook

    Henry Abbott

    I remember this like it was yesterday. An amazing NBA moment. But only watching this new commercial in beautiful super slow motion do I realize: Whoa, how freaking open was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar! One of the greatest scorers in NBA history was 100% all ...

    Blog | May 22, 2009
  7. A Few More Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Christopher, reacting to an earlier link to a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tribute: "OK, here's my take on the SkyHook: It may have been the single greatest offensive weapon in sports history. Really -- not only because of the truly sick numbe...

    Blog | December 02, 2008
  8. Student Ronny Turiaf on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar the Teacher

    Henry Abbott

    New Warrior Ronny Turiaf is blogging on Golden State's official website, and in his first post (from China!) he talks about one of his great mentors from his Laker days: I have to tell you that yesterday at practice I got to see my man Kareem Abdul ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  9. The Good Old Days Weren't So Different than Today

    Henry Abbott

    Matt from Basketbawful e-mails: You might have noticed I've been running a Worst of Celtics-Lakers series on my site. I sometimes find myself -- like many other fans, bloggers, writers, etc. -- flipping out over hard fouls, freethrow discrepancies, ...

    Blog | June 05, 2008
  10. Thoughts about Olympics and Politics

    Henry Abbott

    In the L.A. Times, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar remembers 1968, when he was very sympathetic to calls for some black American athletes to boycott the Olympics in Mexico City. Then Abdul-Jabbar wonders about Beijing 2008: Here we are 40 years later and we are...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  11. Andrew Bynum 2.0

    Henry Abbott

    How did the injured center get so good, so fast, earlier this year? His mentor, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, tells's John Hareas that Bynum could always play, but this year he gained confidence: It really had to do with the fact that all of a sudden...

    Blog | April 16, 2008
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Knicks take one on the chin from the comic book world.If a love of catfish were ever to get a player ejected, it might happen like this. Noodling with historical MVP votes to determine that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar might have been the most consis...

    Blog | February 26, 2008
  13. "There is No Book on Choosing an Agent"

    Henry Abbott

    People like to take advantage of rich athletes. They always have. One reason they like to do that so much is because a lot of people have been successful at it. Many very wealthy athletes don't have the inclination to manage their own money, and are ...

    Blog | December 05, 2007
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Greatest center of all time. A big ol' ranking that I got to vote on, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comes out on top. On Chad Ford's podcast I make the case that Bill Russell is the man. If being the greatest winner in team sports history doesn't ...

    Blog | March 06, 2007
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is on video talking at length about what's afflicting the NBA, NBA players, and black Americans. The video is in several segments. I recommend letting the first one play and then roll into the other four. He's one part old-school ...

    Blog | February 28, 2007
  16. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on the Harlem Renaissance in His Soul

    Henry Abbott

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's On the Shoulders of Giants, which I believe is both a Spike Lee documentary (having trouble fact-checking Lee's involvement) and a book, is about basketball, jazz, and the multifaceted fruit of the Harlem Renaissance. Some...

    Blog | January 15, 2007