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  1. New Jersey invokes the mercy rule

    Henry Abbott

    The New Jersey Nets have played their last game in the Garden State, and there was a bit of a sendoff. Sometimes I wonder why people love big, gauzy ceremonies and the like. But I realize one good reason for them is that if the faces of the franch...

    Blog | April 24, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Kiszla of The Denver Post: "The Nuggets think nobody loves them. That explains why what amounted to an apology by the NBA was so right and so necessary. Hey, didn't Carmelo Anthony walk out on Denver so his wife could be one of the beautiful peo...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  3. Vote Derrick Rose for love of the game

    Henry Abbott

    This MVP debate is exciting, impassioned and great for basketball. The three major candidates -- the Bulls' Derrick Rose, the Heat's LeBron James and the Magic's Dwight Howard -- are all amazing, deserving, hard-working and thrilling. How fortunate f...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  4. The 2010-2011 TrueHoop NBA Scrappers

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images If you like havoc, you'll love Tony Allen. What do you really love about basketball? What are your favorite moments? When are you most thrilled? I love a lot of stuff about the game but way up high on the list is: re...

    Blog | April 08, 2011
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "On the day after, Timberwolves forward Kevin Love smiled and told everybody not to weep for him. 'With the way people were texting me last night, you would have thought a family member died,' he said after practice o...

    Blog | March 15, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "As both the English poet Chaucer and the British folk group Chad and Jeremy declared so many years apart, all good things must end someday, and so went Kevin Love's 53-game double-double streak in Sunday's dishearten...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  7. Rondo assists in stealing the show

    Henry Abbott

    The teams with the NBA's two best records met Wednesday as the San Antonio Spurs visited the Boston Celtics. Despite Manu Ginobili scoring 24 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter (career high for fourth quarter), the Spurs lost their second str...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  8. Sloan just never stops winning

    Henry Abbott

    Often overshadowed by his coaching counterparts (including now ex-Bobcats coach Larry Brown), Jerry Sloan moved up the appreciation scale after working his 2,000th NBA game on Wednesday night. Sloan moved into third place on the all-time NBA coach...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  9. Some players love to move

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images Active big man. Very active big man. Like all East Coast League Pass junkies, I watch a lot of NBA basketball in a state of extreme fatigue. Any interrogator worth his salt knows that's a good way to get people to s...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Throughout much of an hellacious, historic night at Staples Center on Thursday, the Lakers have rarely been so human. Yet in the end, awash in confetti and love and a giant ball of gold, they have rarely been ...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  11. Your Second-Favorite Team

    Henry Abbott

    NBA fandom usually begins with the love of a team. My love of the NBA, for instance, springs directly from a childhood spent listening to Blazer games on my Walkman. But ... don't you have a backup team? A team you kind of keep an eye on? It'...

    Blog | August 21, 2009
  12. David Thorpe Loves Joakim Noah's Foul

    Henry Abbott

    You can see it at about the 2:30 mark of this video. In a nutshell, with the Bulls up one and the game clock in its final seconds, Paul Pierce made his way with the ball towards the elbow, shadowed by Kirk Hinrich. Joakim Noah -- who had been watchin...

    Blog | April 20, 2009
  13. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McManamon of The Akron Beacon Journal: "The Cavs are going to offer LeBron James the biggest contract possible. He has said over and over he loves playing here, though few people seem to want to listen to him. So he'll make gobs of money here...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  14. Bill Simmons: Basketball is at a Crossroads

    Henry Abbott

    Watching O.J. Mayo put Bill Simmons into a "my word the future of basketball is selfish and bleak" funk that even Kevin Love couldn't get him out of. These kinds of criticisms of basketball are not new, of course, but Simmons says it better, and mana...

    Blog | March 29, 2007
  15. Advertising on TrueHoop

    Henry Abbott

    Ahh, dear reader, a question: would you love TrueHoop just as much if it had some sponsorship? Here's the deal: TrueHoop has never had any advertising. (The only revenue it has ever generated was enough to buy one nice book through the Powell's Book...

    Blog | May 08, 2006
  16. Lance Uppercut Loose in the Locker Room

    Henry Abbott

    The man is funny, and he loves him some Blazers. He won some kind of competition whereby he got to ask several questions to Sebastian Telfair and Zach Randolph (with a team handler at his elbow). I'm proud to say that he actually consulted me before...

    Blog | April 11, 2006