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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer: If you want to write off Michael Jordan as the guy who shouldn't be wearing a hockey jersey in Chicago when his NBA team is withering back in Charlotte, more power to you. If you want to conclude Rod Higgins is...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: John Wall squared up against the player whose career he would most like to duplicate and did his best to trade him acrobatic layup for head-scratching layup. And for a half, Wall held his own against Derrick Rose, ...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: The Washington Wizards are off to their worst start in franchise history, and with each loss Coach Flip Saunders and his players find it harder to explain or excuse the struggles. They are the third-youngest team i...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Cunningham of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: As the NBA prepares to belatedly open team training camps Friday, there is one cautionary lockout tale that still resonates years later. Fans dread it could happen to a player on their favorite ...

    Blog | December 05, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Lacy J. Banks of the Chicago Sun-Times: "When Michael Jordan was leading the Bulls to six championships, he was media-friendly. You could always get an interview with him. He knew that the more exposure he got, the more it helped the many products he...

    Blog | February 16, 2011
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "Don't get too caught up with what the Wizards received or didn't receive for Gilbert Arenas on Saturday because acquiring Rashard Lewis from the Orlando Magic was not the primary goal in this endeavor. This was al...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The NBA and the Washington Wizards are hoping Gilbert Arenas will be able to reconnect with fans more through his actions than his words. The three-time all-star is returning after serving a 50-game suspension and...

    Blog | September 23, 2010
  9. Fred Whitfield: Mainstay of Michael Jordan's inner circle

    Henry Abbott

    Kent Smith/NBAE/Getty Images The president of the Bobcats, and a longtime Michael Jordan confidante. Fred Whitfield is the president and C.O.O. of the Bobcats and has been trusted by Michael Jordan for more than three decades. They met when Jordan ...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The best thing about the reunion of Michael Jordan and Kwame Brown with the Charlotte Bobcats is that both men are in completely different places right now. Jordan isn't trying to scratch a final itch while provin...

    Blog | August 26, 2010
  11. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post: "If Magic Johnson turns out to be right, Tuesday night, May 18, 2010, will have been an enormous night for the Washington Wizards. This isn't like the Washington Redskins making noise in the offseason. One playe...

    Blog | May 19, 2010
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wilbon of The Washington Post: "When Antawn Jamison drove away from Verizon Center in his Bentley he was leaving basketball purgatory in his rearview mirror. The Wizards, for the foreseeable future, are the minor leagues of pro basketball, ri...

    Blog | February 18, 2010
  13. The tales of Abe Pollin's life

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott On his podcast, Bill Simmons once interviewed NBA Commissioner David Stern, and they had this exchange: Who's your favorite owner? The guy that you point to and say, "That's how you run a team." I actually have three favorites: B...

    Blog | November 24, 2009
  14. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Scott Miller of The Washington Times: "David Falk has changed -- or at least his motives have. The man who built Michael Jordan, made record deals and represented some of the game's biggest stars isn't a superagent anymore. He isn't ...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  15. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Astute TrueHoop reader Michael points out that if Ron Artest was in the game where the guy got stabbed with the table leg, then he was 11 at the time. Michael also points out, though, that Artest did not specify he was playing in that game. Another T...

    Blog | May 08, 2009
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "The Wizards vs. the Cavaliers had become a rite of spring as the teams met three years in a row, with Cleveland winning each of the playoff series. The series have had some hotly contested games, controversia...

    Blog | April 03, 2009