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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Garza of The Sacramento Bee: "During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual q...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  5. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers. He teased Neil Olshey, the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich draws up the play of the year, and gets Tim Duncan all alone under the hoop for the key bucket of a close win. Other teams could undoubtedly do some of what the Clippers did to beat the Heat. Ryan Gomes explains the specifics. Name...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  7. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst on Erik Spoelstra: "His most impressive work, without much doubt, has been the past two weeks. After the Heat lost five of eight games, some of them in terrible fashion, Spoelstra not unexpectedly found himself dealing wit...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Will Kendrick Perkins play? By raw plus/minus, Perkins is the best Celtic in the playoffs. Smart thinking about what the Celtics can do differently in Game 7. Darius from Forum Blue and Gold: "Artest consistently forced Pierce to his left hand an...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dallas fans, you will never get a better guide to the eccentric personalities of your new Mavericks than this tremendous post from Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog. An extremely fun read about a team that used to be funny. Lakers say Kobe Bryant ...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  10. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He want...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Pau Gasol broke his left middle finger while practicing with the Spanish national team in Seville and underwent surgery Monday, Lakers spokesman John Black said. It's unknown how long Gasol mig...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz As of right now, the small-market Jazz are carrying at least $94 million (maybe more) in salaries and potential luxury tax payments into next season. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune asks, "Nobody from the organizat...

    Blog | July 23, 2009
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Mitch Kupchak is responsible for building the 2009 champions except for Kobe Bryant. 'Yes, but it's not one person doing this, it's an organization working together,' Kupchak said. Yes, bu...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I was out of my office for 12 days of the NBA Finals. Before I left, I had planned to water the hell out the three plants that have been to my left, clinging to life, for four years. Opening the office door, I worried I might encounter death. But you...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  15. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A respected Columbia professor disputes the findings that trailing at halftime makes a team more likely to win. Andrew Gelman's rebuttal is over my head, but seems to boil down to different ways to interpret the same data, and he includes this in...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Network gangs up to deliver a killer set of suggestions to reform All-Star Weekend. D-League All-Stars vs. Rookies, anyone? What's bigger: Stephon Marbury's annual salary ... or double the combined salaries of the entire WNBA? I...

    Blog | February 03, 2009