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  1. The origin of "no layups"

    Henry Abbott

    Dean Oliver (pioneer of NBA advanced stats, author of the seminal book "Basketball on Paper," former member of the Nuggets brain trust and current Director of Production Analytics for ESPN Stats & Information) once had a website where he wrote ab...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Mitchell of The Philadelphia Inquirer: New Sixers center Andrew Bynum will head to Germany in early September to have the same experimental procedure on his knee that Kobe Bryant, Grant Hill and Alex Rodriguez have undergone, according to a West...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Banner No. 7," Brian Scalabrine said in a rousing pregame speech thanking fans. The next chapter of this condensed, lockout-shortened season begins at noon Saturday against the 76ers, who dropped to the eighth sp...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: The Memphis Grizzlies clinched a second-straight trip to the playoffs Wednesday night by defeating the New Orleans Hornets, 103-91. And if it wasn't exactly a surprising development for Rudy Gay and company, it...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvery Araton of The New York Times: "Doing it by yourself is for when you're young, when you're 22, 23," Wade said after the Heat absorbed 39 points by Carmelo Anthony through three and a half quarters before limiting him to an after-the-fact 3-poi...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star: Coach of the Year? Frank Vogel's got a case. He's got an even stronger case to have that third year, now a team option, fully guaranteed by upper management. What else do they need to see? He has taken a wounded,...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: By the next day, when Daryl Morey listed the Rockets' trade deadline acquisitions without mentioning Fisher at all, then refused to answer any questions about him, it was clear that when Dragic took a seat, F...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: Carmelo Anthony appeared disengaged for most of the night, shot poorly (2 for 12) and came up empty when he returned for the final four minutes of the game after the Knicks' bench got them back in the game. He finis...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Calkins of The Columbian: For those wondering what has been going through Brandon Roy's head since announcing his retirement in early December, one of his thoughts was recently revealed: A comeback. While he did not say definitively that he woul...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: Even though Kevin Love would have been a restricted free agent and not likely to leave next season, the Wolves had to send a message to Love, his teammates and fans that they were committed to keeping him as a core...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: While injuries are a big part of any NBA season, a compacted schedule increases the number of games lost to aches and pains that ordinarily might be nursed on days off. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram coun...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: Trading Cousins would be dumber than the dumb things Cousins does that get him in trouble. It would be a panic move, not a panacea. It would be an attempt at a quick fix that removes the foundation of a rebuilding...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: Derrick Rose has agreed to a five-year, $94.8 million contract extension, and the Bulls will make the formality official at a Wednesday news conference at the Berto Center, sources told the Tribune. "It's somethin...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: After the stunning news Saturday that forward Jeff Green would miss the season because of an aortic aneurysm, yesterday the reaction of the Celtics was one of relief that the condition was detected, and gratitude th...

    Blog | December 19, 2011
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Jovic of Fox 8: "So far this season the Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary football team has been ready for anything that came their way on the football field, that was until Tuesday. Members of the state's third ranked Division III team were shocked whe...

    Blog | October 05, 2011