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  1. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "The main question was simple, an oft-repeated theme -- Is Kobe Bryant shooting too much? -- as that and other related questions flew in abundance after the Lakers practiced Monday, a day after another embarra...

    Blog | January 04, 2011
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Why did Kobe Bryant shoot two 3s so quickly in the final minute? Probably because he was playing for an extra possession, as the clock approached 24 seconds left in the game. Plus/minus is imperfect, and lacking in some ways. One of the things it h...

    Blog | November 15, 2010
  3. Kobe Bryant: strained right groin muscle

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande After Kobe Bryant missed 15 of 20 shots and came out with two minutes remaining in the Los Angeles Lakers' 101-91 loss to the Houston Rockets Sunday night, Lakers coach Phil Jackson revealed that Bryant has a groin injury. Offici...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  4. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday I blogged a little about Kobe Bryant. To the many Bryant fans who reached out convinced that I had been excessively negative: Ask fans of any celebrity ... if the people "going after" your hero are using evidence-based analysis an...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  5. Kobe Bryant: Rival of Your Life

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Scocca, writing for, makes the case that Kobe Bryant is "the perfect foil for every sort of rivalry." For instance: Dynastic? Tim Duncan's Spurs have four rings to Kobe's three. Cryptodynastic? The critically acclaime...

    Blog | May 28, 2009
  6. 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
  7. Houston Gets Defensive

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LOS ANGELES -- During the hour or two prior to tipoff, it's typical for NBA teams to have game tape on the locker room monitor. Most of the time, it's footage of the basic network broadcast with no extras -- but not f...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  8. Moneyball Comes to the NBA, Literally

    Henry Abbott

    "Moneyball" is shorthand for the advanced use of statistics in sports. It's also a book, of course, about the Oakland A's, by Michael Lewis. Lewis is the king of writing about this kind of stuff, but has not done so in basketball. U...

    Blog | February 14, 2009
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "With all the recent talk about Andrew Bynum's contract status, little attention has been paid to Kobe Bryant's possibilities after this season. Talk about options. Bryant has many, all of which lead to a win-...

    Blog | October 24, 2008
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Amazing amazing amazing video of Rocket players imitating Dikembe Mutombo. Via Odenized. Blogger MVP rankings have been going on for a while, and LeBron James is winning at this point. Kobe Bryant is second, Chris Paul is third, and Kevin Garnett is...

    Blog | March 11, 2008