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  1. When players talk like stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Martin spreads the gospel of team offensive efficiency at Timberwolves' media day: It's a proven fact, if you hit a high free-throw percentage and you hit a lot of 3-pointers, then you're going to have one of the best offenses in the league. T...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: "Don't let Derrick Rose fool you. Don't let his occasional lapses back into aw-shucks mode obscure what he calmly -- presciently? -- said way back on Sept. 27 during Bulls' Media Day festivities. 'Why can't I be t...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  3. When There's a Blackout in Cleveland

    Henry Abbott

    The power failed during the Cavaliers' media day, and the Plain Dealer's Brian Windhorst immediately tweeted: "An omen?" A laugh line in most of the U.S., Vince Grzegorek of knows it's far more grave in this corne...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Marcus Thompson II of The Oakland Tribune: "Any hopes the Warriors might have had for a drama-free start to the season were put to rest at Monday's media day. Stephen Jackson stuck by his comments about no longer wanting to play for the Warr...

    Blog | September 29, 2009
  5. Media Day Roundup

    Henry Abbott

    This post will be updated throughout the afternoon. Corey Brewer says that to him, Manu Ginobili is the toughest guy to guard in the NBA. Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo, as quoted by @StackMack on Twitter: "I ran out of players to trade.&qu...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  6. The Wind Blow!!! My Flat Top Swang!!!

    Henry Abbott

    The headline is the text on one of DeShawn Stevenson's new custom wristbands. Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog was at the Wizards' Media Day, taking pictures of wristbands: "What the hell does that mean?" Brendan Haywood asked, when I showed him...

    Blog | September 26, 2008
  7. Kobe Bryant: Not Holding Out

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant, according to people on the scene, has reported for duty and is at Lakers' media day as we speak. I wonder if Bryant will give us real insight into his thought process at this point. Essentially none of his demands have been met, and he w...

    Blog | October 01, 2007
  8. Suns Training Camp Webcast

    Henry Abbott

    It's nuts. They have hours and hours of webcasts going already, and they haven't even played a game yet. I just watched almost two hours of web coverage from media day on Here are some things that caught my eye: Mike D'Antoni doesn't ...

    Blog | October 02, 2006
  9. The stealth Mavericks

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Dallas coaching consultant Tim Grgurich talks to players -- and not to the media. If things break a certain way in Miami this evening, this day will go down as one of the greats in Dallas sports history. If so,...

    Blog | June 12, 2011
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "For wisdom, maturity and leadership, our new basketball hero is... Dirk? Rick? No. Mark Cuban, you the man. The man who went to LA for four days, was the center of Southern California media attention, ...

    Blog | May 06, 2011
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ken Berger of "The developments in New Orleans on Monday had all the hallmarks of modern-day damage control: A rosy statement via Twitter, some positive spin in a media availability session that was noticeably devoid of actual informat...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  12. Marquis Daniels and Twitter 101

    Henry Abbott

    The other day, Utah Flash owner Brandt Andersen told Salt City Hoops that if he were advising an NBA player, he'd tell them to avoid social media: I love Twitter; I love reading what these guys are saying. It's great for fans, and it&#...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  13. A Few Points on Twitter and the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Where do you begin to write the history of pro sports and social media? That's debatable, but for me it was a day in 2007 when I read Curt Schilling's personal breakdown of his start against Kansas City: Starte...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  14. Spoken Like a Big Man

    Henry Abbott

    Dwight Howard has spent a lot of his career overflowing with youthful enthusiasm. But he's sounding more and more like an adult these days. Consider these comments from today's meet-the-media session: I thought he was exceptional, for a 23-ye...

    Blog | June 10, 2009
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    So far this season, when coaches have been fired, the replacements haven't fared well, either.I have seen various media mentions in recent days that the Suns are now playing better defense than they did under Mike D'Antoni. To which I say: Really? Su...

    Blog | December 15, 2008
  16. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Weird day today. I'm at a meeting the NBA is putting on for the media, where a lot of referees are explaining difficult calls to those of us who are not referees. Interesting stuff. Jerry Brown of the East Valley Tribune: "'By the time training camp...

    Blog | September 24, 2008