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  1. Stern mulls a huge innovation

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images The NBA's leaders are considering game-changing video innovations. David Stern's NBA has been aggressively progressive, moving early on everything from globalization, a number of race issues, women in sports, drug testing ...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe: The Celtics are not expected to have Avery Bradley for the rest of the season because of a left shoulder injury. A source close to Bradley told the Globe that the percentile is in the "high 90s" that Bradley will be...

    Blog | May 24, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "Michael H. Goldberg, executive director of the NBA Coaches Association since 1978, isn't holding his tongue or pen. Goldberg wrote an open letter addressed to the NBA and the players, urging both sides to ret...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times: "Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  5. Billy Hunter: Billionaires run amok

    Henry Abbott

    The executive director of the Players Association, Billy Hunter, is on the B.S. Report today with Bill Simmons. He said that as soon as his players said they wanted to compromise, he would get them a deal. But at the moment the rhetoric sounds nothin...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "To all NBA players who stand unified against the godless owners, read these words of warning from a former NHL player about the reality of losing an entire season: 'It's not worth it. Get a deal done,' form...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  7. The NBA clings to a fragile position

    Henry Abbott

    Give them credit, they have been consistent. The NBA owners have always said that they want two things from a new CBA: To adjust player salaries so that owners stop losing money, and to change some other aspects of the league's financial underpinn...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    George Will of The Washington Post: "The NBA's dispute, which has already caused cancellation of the preseason and the first two weeks of the regular season, at a cost of perhaps $500 million, illustrates an agreeable truth: Man is an economic animal...

    Blog | October 17, 2011
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times: "When Kevin Durant strolled into the Pyramid, a hoodie covering his head, his eyes glued to the floor, the fans here for the Drew League-Goodman League exhibition affair began to stir. Durant was on the cam...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant's following on Twitter has more than tripled since the two-time NBA scoring champ arrived in Oklahoma City in July of 2008. At the moment, he is roughly 40,000 followers short of 1 million, a mark reached by...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Since Isiah Thomas' arrival in 2009 as coach at Florida International University, there has been more than a touch of suspicion from local NBA fans about what exactly the Hall of Fame guard was up to ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  12. Sticking point: Competitive balance

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport Championships. In the NBA, very few teams win them. Can that be fixed? NBA owners and players are in New York fighting about money. And, maybe, one other thing. More than 90 days into the lockout, and more t...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "Here's the true sign that at least part of the NBA season appears in jeopardy. Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly reached a verbal agreement to play with the Italian professional basketball team Virtus Bologna....

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  14. NBA owners' bargaining positions

    Henry Abbott

    Steven Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images Adam Silver and David Stern present a united front, but the truth is more complex. The way the NBA tells it, all 30 owners are perfectly united, on every issue from hard caps to revenue sharing. Of course, it can...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hochman of The Denver Post: "Kenneth Faried plays basketball the way he lives his life -- unwavering, headstrong and proud. And he comes to town carrying an amazing life story in his gym bag. ... The Nuggets' Chris Jackson found solace by be...

    Blog | July 04, 2011
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011