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  1. Is Kobe Bryant right about AAU?

    Henry Abbott

    Largely yes, says AAU coach and ESPN Insider David Thorpe....

    Blog | January 05, 2015
  2. Kobe's shot selection ailing Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Haberstroh says Kobe Bryant is taking shots a historic rate -- and it's hurting the Lakers so much that, despite his incredible talent, the team performs better when he is on the bench....

    Blog | November 19, 2014
  3. Lakers aren't attracting stars with Kobe

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers have long been a magnet to the NBA's biggest names, but it's getting tough to find elite players who want to share the court with Kobe Bryant....

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  4. Is Kobe Bryant the reason for the Los Angeles Lakers' downfall?

    Henry AbbottPHOTOGRAPH BY ANDREW D. BERNSTEIN/NBAE/GETTY IMAGES

    He is arguably the greatest player in the history of the Lakers' franchise. He is also destroying it from within.

    Eticket | Conversation | October 20, 2014
  5. Is Kobe's #NBArank right?

    Henry Abbott

    Last year, when #NBArank rated Kobe Bryant the NBA's 25th-best player, there was outrage. This year, he's ranked much lower....

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  6. Why Mike D'Antoni ditched the Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan on what went wrong in L.A. and what's next for Mike D'Antoni....

    Blog | May 01, 2014
  7. In their dreams

    Henry Abbott

    Who do the Sixers dream of drafting? What about the Bucks, Magic and Celtics? And have the Lakers already identified their man? We ask Chad Ford....

    Blog | March 18, 2014
  8. Phil Jackson doesn't know everything

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson is the Winston Churchill of the NBA. He won the biggest wars with a combination of old-school toughness and new-school guile. Victory in hand, the dominant equation for both became: Big mouth + bigger ego = the verbal victory lap. Any...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  9. Epic trade deadline

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN Insider Chad Ford predicts an "epic trade deadline" because of this NBA season's strange set of circumstances where many teams are tanking, and thus are willing to part with talented players....

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  10. 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
  11. Race to the bottom

    Henry Abbott

    Would an injured Kobe Bryant help or hurt the Lakers' chances of a top pick? Can the Pelicans lose enough games to get into the top five so they won't have to give the 76ers their 2014 draft pick? Chad Ford on tanking....

    Blog | January 20, 2014
  12. When Derek Fisher won his job

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson came to the Lakers in 1999 with a hard-won reputation for preferring big guards. Meanwhile, the point guard he found in L.A., Derek Fisher, wasn't just little, but he was also, up to that point, not known as a shooter. Looking back no...

    Blog | January 08, 2014
  13. Renting a starting spot

    Henry Abbott

    Around the league players like Darren Collison, Kosta Koufos and Kendall Marshall are filling in for injured stars. David Thorpe on the art of being a fill-in. ...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  14. Accidental tankers

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says the Kings are in a sweet position to win a top draft pick, even though they've been trying to win games. Meanwhile, simulations show it's increasingly unlikely any team other than the Bucks, Jazz, Cavaliers, Kings, 76ers, Lakers or Mag...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  15. Andrew Bynum's clever deal

    Henry Abbott

    Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum has been a so-so player at best, but in the new CBA his contract has special value -- because now even the richest teams feel financial pressure, and his deal offers relief. ...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  16. Bad contracts, bad decisions

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan has identified some of the NBA's worst deals, and amazingly, almost all of them looked bad on the day they were signed, which is not flattering to NBA front offices. ...

    Blog | January 02, 2014