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  1. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nate Silver on the B.S. Report suggesting kids should learn math by doing fun stuff like playing fantasy sports. The Hawks' defense is wonderful and here's why. Celtics, meet the 3-point line. Hornets247 has a cool new design, and mad insight i...

    Blog | November 30, 2012
  2. The video story of Game 1

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has created a stunning video, with all kinds of access. A poignant moment comes from Dwyane Wade talking to his teammates pre-game: This is it. That is what we dreamed about since we was kids, all our lives, getting to this moment. So let's ...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  3. But can Barack Obama rap?

    Henry Abbott

    In GQ, Will Leitch hangs out with Derrick Rose. The star of the Chicago Bulls remembers a time when Barack Obama was no big deal: "I remember when he wasn't our president, when I was a kid, when he'd just be walking down the street, a state senator. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  4. The Spurs deliver Christmas

    Henry Abbott

    This time of year there are all kinds of events where NBA players hang out with kids, sign autographs and hand out gifts. There's usually some corporate sponsor and some media and the worry that the whole thing is as much about making them look good ...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Danny Chau has reviewed Jerry West's new memoir on Hardwood Paroxysm, and tallied a nice collection of oddities: "West was a churchgoer as a kid, but instead of finding peace with God, he found church bingo -- another excuse to fire up his competitiv...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  6. Baseball and WNBA join anti-bullying campaign

    Henry Abbott

    This Spring, the NBA had a series of opportunities to think about homosexuality. In April, Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 for using a gay slur, ironically about the same time Grant Hill and Jared Dudley appeared in a PSA advising kids to keep the ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  7. Bullying on video

    Henry Abbott

    There's a video making the rounds today on Twitter and Facebook, and it has delighted everyone from sportswriters to NBA players. In it, a scrawny mean kid does some classic bullying of an overweight kid. Who takes it. And takes it. We kn...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  8. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Cleveland Frowns: "Whatever else about this losing streak, it makes it harder to think of LeBron as a 'traitor' or as a 'quitter,' and easier to think of him as a kid, imperfect like anyone else, who mostly just wanted to win NBA titles, and, right o...

    Blog | February 11, 2011
  9. So, what's Power Balance?

    Henry Abbott

    Little bracelets and stuff. If you have children, you may know a thing or two about Silly Bandz, which are basically shaped rubber bands kids trade. Same kind of deal, only instead of two bucks a dozen, they're 30 clams each. If you're just joinin...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Fate can have a crazy, cruel side. When in a nasty mood, it sends wicked twists. Caron Butler won't let karma break him, even though his knee buckled in front of his family, friends and a couple of hundred kid...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  11. The kid in the front office

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News transcribed new Warrior owner Joe Lacob's chat with reporters. It's a good read. Lacob seems to be doing a great job of straddling the line between good old-fashioned, high-testosterone, cage-rattling sports ...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  12. MRSA makes germophobes look genius

    Henry Abbott

    You know those people who don't have kids, but carry wipes anyway? Or those who squeal with delight at the sight of a Purell dispenser? People who fall asleep at night obsessing about the door knob they touched exiting the gas station bathroom? I ...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  13. LeBron James' family staying in Ohio

    Henry Abbott

    For those who travel by private jet and own multiple homes, it's hard to say where they really live. One important measure, however, is where their kids go to school. And according to an interview with Savannah Brinson -- the mother of LeBron Jame...

    Blog | August 09, 2010
  14. Anti-LeBron James beyond all sense

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a very normal video of an NBA player hooping it up with some little kids at some summer camp last week. There's a regular mix of letting the kids do their thing, and then also wowing them with some dunks and showy moves -- the things everyone ...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  15. Why did nobody want Michael Beasley?

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Beasley has been talking to his new fans in Minnesota. He has always had a ton of charisma and lots to say. For instance, he says "people don't know I'm actually a good guy. I actually love kids and dogs and long walks in the park and stuf...

    Blog | July 16, 2010
  16. The Celtics' missing player

    Henry Abbott

    Comedian Mike Birbiglia did not play for the Celtics in Game 7 -- or any game, for that matter. But not for lack of preparation: Every kid who grew up in the 80s in Massachusetts thought they could be Larry Bird. The legend of the Celtics superstar ...

    Blog | June 18, 2010