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  1. Not Having Finger Surgery: Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    From Kobe Bryant's official website: After seeking numerous opinions from hand specialists, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to forgo surgery on his right pinkie. Fresh off his Olympic Gold Medal performance in Beijing, Bryant expressed that he d...

    Blog | September 09, 2008
  2. Team USA, Thankfully, Has No King

    Henry Abbott

    In recent years, Team USA used to worry about who was "the man." And Team USA lost to just about everybody, jacking "hero" shots over the outstretched arms of defenders, then predictably going into scoring droughts, and coming in sixth, or third, or ...

    Blog | August 21, 2008
  3. Team USA: Yes, We're Drug Tested

    Henry Abbott

    A few days ago, the bullets referenced an article on drug testing that wondered aloud what would happen to a player's eligibility to play for their home league if they failed drug test while playing in the Olympics. A TrueHoop reader responded by e-m...

    Blog | August 15, 2008
  4. Tuesday Olybullets

    Henry Abbott

    To me the calling card of Team USA thus far has been forcing turnovers, mainly in the backcourt. Angola had as many turnovers as field goals. Most of these come from Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and t...

    Blog | August 12, 2008
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bud Shaw of The Plain Dealer: "Kobe Bryant might enjoy rock-star status in China, but LeBron James is the face and voice of this basketball redemption as evidenced by his 18 points, six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and zero turnovers in a rou...

    Blog | August 11, 2008
  6. So, Is Team USA Muzzled, Or Not?

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have said things about how marvelous the U.S. is, in that we do not muzzle our players nor hinder their freedom of speech. (That was in the same report where all the players parroted, almost to the word, Colangelo'...

    Blog | August 08, 2008
  7. Kobe Bryant: I'll Get the Hand Operation in September

    Henry Abbott

    In a video on his blog, Kobe Bryant says he can't miss the Olympics, because he has been looking forward to them for a long time. So the operation that the team would like him to have now, he will instead have shortly before next season. I admire his...

    Blog | February 27, 2008
  8. Team USA Optimism

    Henry Abbott

    Forum Blue and Gold likes what he's hearing about Team USA: namely that Kobe Bryant might be on the squad. There's also a thoughtful discussion of what it will take to make the 2008 American Olympic team a winner. Here's a highlight: By the way, I do...

    Blog | August 31, 2005
  9. Now Entering a Contract Year: Manu Ginobili

    Henry Abbott

    One of my favorite moments of "Kobe Doin' Work" is when the camera catches Manu Ginobili sitting on the San Antonio bench, injured, and Bryant says: "That's a bad boy, right there." That's respect. The Spurs' stell...

    Blog | June 09, 2009