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  1. The NBA's best coaches

    Henry Abbott

    Who are the best coaches in the league, David Thorpe?...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  2. Openly gay player not so distracting

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images In Brooklyn, Jason Collins is making history evidently without harming the team. NBA front office people, even the ones who swore they were socially progressive, fretted -- in various unattributed conversatio...

    Blog | March 21, 2014
  3. Travis Tygart, USADA head, questions NBA's drug testing program

    Henry Abbott

    U.S. Anti-Doping Agency head Travis Tygart says it is not difficult for NBA players to beat the league's drug-testing program.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2014
  4. Meet the new NBA

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Bill HaberNew commissioner, new rules.David Stern is from the Napoleon Bonaparte/Danny DeVito school: small man, big impression. He may not be large, but he's gargantuan. On the flight to New Orleans for the first Sternless All-Star Game ...

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  5. Not the Heat we know

    Henry Abbott

    They have won titles with super-athletic, league-leading team defense starring LeBron James as defensive player of the year candidate. That's not how it's going down this year....

    Blog | February 11, 2014
  6. Roy Hibbert's return to third grade

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA says the third-graders at the Paramount School of Excellence in Indianapolis had no idea Roy Hibbert was coming to school. The results are wonderful, and will debut on TV later today....

    Blog | February 07, 2014
  7. Not the same Tyson Chandler

    Henry Abbott

    The Knicks have one of the league's best defenders back on the court, but the effect is nothing like it once was. David Thorpe examines. ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  8. The invisible battle

    Henry Abbott

    Almost every possession of every NBA game, the two teams fight and scrap for a precious strip of territory that runs right down the middle of the floor. David Thorpe narrates the battle. ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  9. James Harden settles in as a star

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Sport"I'm still new to this whole 'star player' thing" says the Rockets' leading scorer, James Harden.The most famous beard in the NBA was getting a touch-up, and it needed it: In minutes, it would be starring in a major ad ...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  10. Bring on the 4-pointers

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Haberstroh has a HoopIdea for incoming NBA commissioner Adam Silver....

    Blog | January 30, 2014
  11. Under-the-radar stat leaders

    Henry Abbott

    Who leads the league in field goals made per minute? How about points in the paint? David Thorpe discusses some surprising names in lofty places....

    Blog | January 27, 2014
  12. The odd lottery

    Henry Abbott

    The idea is that the NBA draft will help the weaker Eastern conference catch up to the West. And it might. But ... some good West teams will be rewarded with much better picks than they'd get in the East. Here I reiterate a point I first learned abou...

    Blog | January 24, 2014
  13. Too many games hurt NBA's regular season

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA is winning. It's already a "global money machine," according to Forbes, and new TV deals will only make that sweeter. Not to mention, it's fun! The NBA's young players include an embarrassment of promise -- not just "plenty years left" sta...

    Blog | January 23, 2014
  14. Chad Ford mocks the 2014 draft

    Henry Abbott

    Can we still call it the Andrew Wiggins draft, even if a lot of teams would draft Joel Embiid higher? Chad Ford on forecasting one of the best drafts in a long time....

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  15. The NBA's "global money machine"

    Henry Abbott

    In Forbes' 2014 ranking of team values, the NBA is said to have become a "global money machine," with almost every team making money and franchises like the Knicks, Lakers and Bulls worth more than a billion dollars each. Editor Kurt Badenhausen expl...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  16. Lessons from the Winter Forecast

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat will have to turn it on to get back to title form, and looking at the battle for West playoff spots, David Thorpe reminds us not to sleep on the Timberwolves....

    Blog | January 21, 2014