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  1. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  2. LeBron James' post-decision interviews

    Henry Abbott

    After revealing that he would play for the Miami Heat in a conversation with Jim Gray, LeBron James was interviewed by Michael Wilbon: LeBron, congratulations on making your decision. Let's go back to the point where you talked about this being a ...

    Blog | July 09, 2010
  3. The game plan doesn't change in a day

    Henry Abbott

    Elsa/NBAE/Getty Images The summer of 2010 was always about finding the team with the best vision of the future. Everything about LeBron James' free agency plan changed as the Cavaliers were eliminated by the Celtics: No way he'd head back to Clevel...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "For years, LeBron James has said he doesn't believe in pressure as a disarming answer to any question that includes the word itself. Of course this isn't true. In fact, he's somewhat of an expert...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  5. "I love Cleveland, I love Ohio, and I'm not going anywhere."

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James at a political rally. Notice, he also apparently knows the hours of the local voter registration office by heart. Well done. Now, is this really true? Is he really not going anywhere? He's the same guy who a few weeks before the Ol...

    Blog | October 06, 2008
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Team USA's Complicated Relationship with Human Rights

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James a few weeks ago said on ESPN, and the people at Aid Still Required told me recently, that the Beijing Olympics will be a time to make some big political points about Darfur and some other issues. There was talk of a meeting among NBA pla...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  11. About that Strange Quote from Nike's CEO Mark Parker

    Henry Abbott

    In the Wednesday bullets, I linked to a China Daily article by Zhao Rui which included this bizarre quote attributed to Nike CEO Mark Parker (talking about LeBron James): "I'm proud of watching him play. I'm mad about him," he said. "I think he is m...

    Blog | October 19, 2007
  12. Report from Shanghai

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Mac Lotze lives in Shanghai where he attended the Cleveland Orlando game, and emails the following report: The basketball-crazed city of Shanghai got their money's worth. With LeBron James forcing the ball a little too much to try and...

    Blog | October 17, 2007
  13. Is that Darfur Letter a Slam Dunk?

    Henry Abbott

    (Brace yourself. This is easily the most academic, international, and dense post in TrueHoop history.) Charles P. Pierce writes on Slate that LeBron James has clearly erred by not signing on to his teammate's Darfur activism. In April, Ira Newble, a...

    Blog | June 07, 2007
  14. Larry Platt Profiles LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    The editor of Philadelphia magazine, Larry Platt, is an accomplished NBA writer. (I'm constantly amazed that his book about Allen Iverson, Only the Strong Survive, isn't discussed more often. It completely changed how I see Allen Iverson.) In an unda...

    Blog | February 06, 2006