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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times: "Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    George Will of The Washington Post: "The NBA's dispute, which has already caused cancellation of the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season, at a cost of perhaps $500 million, illustrates an agreeable truth: Man is an economic animal...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant's following on Twitter has more than tripled since the two-time NBA scoring champ arrived in Oklahoma City in July of 2008. At the moment, he is roughly 40,000 followers short of 1 million, a mark reached by...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  5. 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
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Here's the true sign that at least part of the NBA season appears in jeopardy. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly reached a verbal agreement to play with the Italian professional basketball team Virtus Bologna....

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  7. NBA owners' bargaining positions

    Henry Abbott

    Steven Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images Adam Silver and David Stern present a united front, but the truth is more complex. The way the NBA tells it, all 30 owners are perfectly united, on every issue from hard caps to revenue sharing. Of course, it can...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "Kenneth Faried plays basketball the way he lives his life -- unwavering, headstrong and proud. And he comes to town carrying an amazing life story in his gym bag. ... The Nuggets' Chris Jackson found solace by be...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  9. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  11. Gilbert Arenas and winter knees

    Henry Abbott

    Gilbert Arenas recently claimed that cold weather mucked with his basketball performance. It's just one of those things that Arenas says, in all his glorious wackiness. Right? Maybe not. Here's a little graph showing he's actually not so goo...

    Blog | February 07, 2011
  12. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    (They would have been earlier bullets, but my computer and I? We're not getting along today.) If Shaquille O'Neal isn't going to dunk this ball, what is he going to dunk? Jason Richardson once wanted to play in the NHL. The Charlotte Observer's ...

    Blog | December 10, 2007