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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Berman of the New York Post: "Amar'e Stoudemire said last night if the NBA lockout wipes out the season, he believes the players will form their own league instead of trying to catch on in Europe. 'If we don't go to Europe, we're going to start ...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "When Kevin Durant strolled into the Pyramid, a hoodie covering his head, his eyes glued to the floor, the fans here for the Drew League-Goodman League exhibition affair began to stir. Durant was on the cam...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  3. Sticking point: Competitive balance

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport Championships. In the NBA, very few teams win them. Can that be fixed? NBA owners and players are in New York fighting about money. And, maybe, one other thing. More than 90 days into the lockout, and more t...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Louise Watt of The Associated Press: "Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games. 'What's the point of watching NBA now?' asked an online user c...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan and Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has taken an unusual step to try to strengthen his ailing right knee, undergoing an innovative procedure in Germany about a month ago, according to four people f...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  7. The NBA pivots on parity

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport Sports are most exciting -- and evidently most profitable -- when no one knows who's going to win. Last week we mentioned a project we have in the works: the Idea Machine. When we get it going, some of the ideas g...

    Blog | April 20, 2011
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If the Hornets' home attendance doesn't pick up, the team could, according to an executive, break its lease. Which could create no small amount of turmoil. Oh, hey, would you look at that, here's Lenny Wilkens saying he has been talking to people abo...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Branch of The New York Times: "For the founders of a fledgling athletic-shoe company, there is only one thing better for business than having an N.B.A. star endorse your new shoes: have the league say the shoes will not be allowed on its courts ...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  10. Jeff Ma on The House Advantage

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Ma wrote a book called "The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business." It is not about LeBron James. It's about the math he learned at M.I.T. and how he learned to apply it to beat casinos at blackjack in college, and then lat...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  11. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Fingerhut, a young man from St. Louis, whose dad raised him on loving the Celtics, decided to take his dad to a Celtics/Pacers game for Christmas. As a special treat, Joe wrote all kinds of letters, e-mails and faxes basically begging to be able ...

    Blog | September 24, 2009