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  1. The long game is the only game

    Henry Abbott

    Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images A grueling, long slog ... success in the NBA is a marathon. Pitch black outside and in. Wind blowing, rain falling. The clock says a little before 5 a.m. I click off the alarm that hasn't gone off yet, swing my leg...

    Blog | September 04, 2012
  2. Limits of human performance

    Henry Abbott

    Stu Forster/Getty Images Sport Ana Dulce Felix at the finish line of the 2012 Olympic marathon in London. People just get better and better at things. That's the trend. That underlies a lot, frankly, including the Olympics -- and the idea that t...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  3. Rest in the name of victory

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Dineen/NBAE/Getty Images "Finish off the Pacers," I imagine Coach Thibodeau insisting, "then hit the beach." As a guy on a path to run his first marathon this year, I've been reading about distance running, and that conversation veers quickly ...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  4. William Wesley in the spotlight

    Henry Abbott

    We had friends over for New Year's, the night of December 31, 2005. As midnight approached, I had a little anxiety: I needed a good resolution. I wasn't about to announce, half-drunk, some promise I'd never keep, like running a marathon or whateve...

    Blog | June 22, 2010
  5. The Testimony of Seattle's Basketball Poet Laureate

    Henry Abbott

    Author Sherman Alexie -- who was called as a witness during the Sonics' trial -- has written a massive list of 61 things he learned from the emotional marathon of watching the Sonics leave town. It was just published in the local paper the Stranger. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2008
  6. The Draft is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop at the Draft Blogging and blogging and blogging the 2008 NBA Draft. Selected recent posts: * The Big Apple Wants O.J. * Will Michael Beasley Prank David Stern? * Thursday Bullets * Trade Talk * Chatting wit...

    Blog | June 26, 2008