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  1. How to be Dwyane Wade, circa 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images The reason he's not scoring 30 a night: Team. Regular TrueHoop readers know one of my favorite topics is the idea that while it takes all kinds of stereotypically macho things like toughness and guts to win basketba...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  2. Get on the bus with Royce White

    Henry Abbott

    In sports, a world of the most masculine men out there, it should be no surprise that sometimes things get so macho that they depart entirely from reality. Of course some players are scared. Of course some players are gay. Of course some players a...

    Blog | October 04, 2012
  3. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Another story of some macho college basketball coach allegedly crossing the line in heinous ways. (Via J.A. Adande's Twitter feed.) That it happens sometimes does not shock me. It's an industry with little oversight and huge stakes that attracts and ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  4. Chris Bosh and the "Bosh Spice" nickname

    Tom Haberstroh

    When Chris Bosh speaks to the press, his tone and rhetoric often seems to take the form of a confessional. He wears his emotions on his figurative sleeves, which partially explains why he's such an easy target for macho-obsessed fans. Whereas most...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  5. The opposite of macho

    Henry Abbott

    At the MIT Sloan Sports Conference last month, I made a presentation about how bad decisions in sports skew macho, video of which is now online. If you read "Moneyball," the concept was not necessarily to use modern statistics to identify a partic...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  6. The problem with macho decisions in hoops

    Zach Harper/Daily Dime Live

    Being a guy is a weird thing. You are almost playing a part in how you're supposed to act in life. Be tougher than the hurt. Never back down from anything. Don't show people you're scared. Our existence is almost built out of acting the part of a s...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  7. Brett Favre and Cal Ripken own impressive sports streaks. These a...

    Patrick Hruby

    Page 2 compiles the most memorable dubious sports streaks.

    Story | Conversation | October 28, 2010
  8. Kobe Bryant isn't macho enough for you?

    Henry Abbott

    It was linked in yesterday's bullets, and all over Twitter, but if you haven't seen it yet, you might want to check out the White Hot Kobe Bryant photo shoot from the L.A. Times magazine. Basically, it's Bryant in the kind of high-fashion getup th...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  9. New Kamenetzky Brothers Land O'Lakers PodKast: On injuries, Final...

    Brian Kamenetzky

    PODCAST Andy and Brian talk about Monday's Finals rematch between the Lakers and Magic with the L.A. Times' Broderick Turner, mull over recent injuries, the win over Dallas, and play Quien es Mas Macho? Kobe Bryant, John McClane, or a man who wr...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  10. ? Quien es Mas Macho, Kobe o _______?

    Andy Kamenetzky

    There's been a lot of talk these days, and rightfully so, about Kobe Bryant toughing out severe back spasms during a win over the Dallas Mavericks. It's just one of countless times over his career where Kobe triumphed in a showdown with pain. He's ge...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  11. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Drew Gooden is my kind of guy: Hair thinning to the point of having to shave the whole dome. Lang Whitaker of SLAM spills the beans that Gooden's macho, Jordanesque hairline had earned him the nickname "Recede Wallace." Also, an update on Gooden's on...

    Blog | October 31, 2008
  12. To Be Macho All the Time is to Lie

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA locker room is an amusement park of testosterone. Like eighth grade, it's all about how big your subwoofer is, if you know what I mean.But of course, natural machismo comes, at best, in spurts. Like when you're all hopped up on adrenaline, vi...

    Blog | March 28, 2007
  13. Spike Lee on "Macho Bull" in the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    George Vecsey has a nice column in today's New York Times about when Spike Lee showed his Hurricane Katrina documentary to the New York Knicks. There is a lot of talk about charachter, including Isiah Thomas saying that he believes "if you can m...

    Blog | October 29, 2006