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  1. Your Second-Favorite Team

    Henry Abbott

    NBA fandom usually begins with the love of a team. My love of the NBA, for instance, springs directly from a childhood spent listening to Blazer games on my Walkman. But ... don't you have a backup team? A team you kind of keep an eye on? It'...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  2. Blake Griffin: Working Like Crazy

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Moments prior to Blake Griffin's NBA debut, the Los Angeles Clippers' brass was lined up courtside, smiling widely like expectant parents. And if the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas weren't a smoke-free facility, the...

    Blog | July 14, 2009
  3. The Back of the (Really Large Manila) Envelope Guide to the Las V...

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Experiencing hoop withdrawal? If you've got 15 bucks, you can settle in for 55 Summer League games live from Las Vegas over the next ten days. This year's event includes the top prospects, some old familiar faces, a...

    Blog | July 09, 2009
  4. Kobe Bryant's Double Vision

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In Game 5, the Lakers cracked the code on the offensive end. They discovered that the Nuggets were giving them swaths of open space in the halfcourt, much of it the result of double-teams. The Lakers' offense is predicate...

    Blog | May 30, 2009
  5. The Return of the Lakers' Big Men

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz What little symmetry that exists between the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets in their Western Conference Semifinal series can be summed up by a desperate call to pound the ball inside! That's what Rockets fans wer...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  6. The Deep End of the Rotation: Assessing Playoff Benches

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz You know the sequence well: It's the start of the second quarter in a pivotal playoff game. We see repeated camera shots of the best players in the NBA, and they're ... resting on the bench. Fans know those players ne...

    Blog | March 16, 2009
  7. NBA: No Bodies Available

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The playoff run is heating up. It's a fan's dream, with top teams in both conferences jockeying for position with the postseason looming. And yet ... as Stephon Marbury (a player deemed unsuitable to be a New York Kni...

    Blog | March 09, 2009
  8. Live-Blogging: Boston at Los Angeles Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz For the New Orleans-Orlando thread, click here. For the San Antonio-Phoenix thread, click here. Pre-game BOS-LAL Notes: The Celtics have won 10 straight road games, which is tied for their second-longest in...

    Blog | December 25, 2008
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Arnovitz of ClipperBlog: "Baron Davis exists in an entirely different orbit. He's a premier, image-conscious athlete who is militantly protective of his brand, which makes his choice of the Clippers all the more remarkable. I don't think Dav...

    Blog | July 02, 2008