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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: The Oklahoma City Thunder forward is too brilliant a ballplayer to have not taken his rightful place among the game's all-time greats. On Sunday, in the 61st NBA All-Star Game, Durant did just that. The same silky s...

    Blog | February 27, 2012
  2. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Editorial page staff of The Times-Picayune: "Mr. Stern and the league played an important role in the Hornets' return to New Orleans post-Katrina. The league also brought the NBA All-Star game to New Orleans in 2008, and metro residents are thankful ...

    Blog | December 07, 2010
  3. NBA All Star Game 2007 Will Be In Las Vegas

    Henry Abbott

    In the press conference today, Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman, former mob lawyer, stood next to NBA Commissioner David Stern and told people how to make money betting on All-Star Games: I have to say as an aside, to the commissioner, that this is a bi...

    Blog | August 05, 2005
  4. It's Starting to Look Like Las Vegas

    Henry Abbott

    There are a lot of stories out there saying the 2007 NBA All-Star game will be in Las Vegas. There are so many prostitutes at All-Star weekend (I am not kidding, it's like a hooker trade show in the hotel lobby), I guess they figured they'd hold the ...

    Blog | August 01, 2005
  5. Rookie-sophomore teams pickup-style

    Henry Abbott

    This is a fantastic idea. From an NBA press release: NBA All-Star 2012 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will introduce an exciting new format to a game that has historically featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores....

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  6. 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
  7. Ten for ten dunkers

    Henry Abbott

    This is not the real dunk contest. But at the 2010 All-Star Game in Los Angeles they will have the second-annual dunk contest seeking four of the best dunkers from outside the NBA, which happens separately and promises to be entertaining again. Th...

    Blog | September 02, 2010
  8. 2010 NBA Playoffs: Dwight Howard of Orlando Magic won't be suspen...

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA will not suspend Orlando's Dwight Howard for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals for his flagrant foul in Game 2.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010
  9. Trouble in the middle of the Suns

    Henry Abbott

    Barry Gossage/NBAE/Getty Images With the game on the line, the Suns couldn't keep the Blazers out of the paint. Amare Stoudemire is a certain kind of NBA big man. Call him an All-Star. Call him a multi-talent. Call him a bucket-getter, a shooter an...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  10. Houston Rockets make history while missing the playoffs

    Henry Abbott

    This morning Houston Rockets' general manager Daryl Morey said on Twitter that the Rockets are the best NBA team ever without an All-Star. Wow. Really? Could that be so? The Rockets are 40-38 right now, with games against the Bobcats, Suns, Kings ...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  11. Fun with the ESPN Trade Machine: OKC Thunder possibilities

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan The Oklahoma City Thunder are nine games over .500 coming out of the All-Star break and riding a six-game winning streak, and they also happen to be one of the few NBA teams under the salary cap. They're also holding some nice...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  12. The Arnovitz Eight: All-Star Reform Done Right

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop's Kevin Arnovitz is in Phoenix enjoying All-Star Weekend as it is now -- and dreaming about how it might be. He writes: Of all the events that have sprung up around the NBA's All-Star Game, none has captured fan interest more than t...

    Blog | February 13, 2009
  13. A Conversation with Alonzo Mourning

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Alonzo Mourning called it quits yesterday. The seven-time NBA All-Star goes out as the Miami Heat's all-time leader in games played, points, rebounds, blocked shots, and field-goal percentage. He battled oppo...

    Blog | January 23, 2009
  14. Bitter Denver Fan

    Henry Abbott

    In many ways you'd think these would be the good times for fans of the Denver Nuggets. Two All-Star Starters, some thrilling and heated rivalries, and a place in one of the hottest conference battles in NBA history. The Nuggets are three games out of...

    Blog | February 26, 2008
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe just called with a great idea. Instead of the All-Star Game, the NBA should have a mid-season elimination tournament. Two teams get a bye in the first round, so it's essentially like the Sweet 16. Amazing. Let's not forget this idea. It ...

    Blog | March 15, 2007
  16. Tracy McGrady is Wary of All-Star New Orleans

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Grange of the Globe & Mail reports on comments McGrady made today: Count Tracy McGrady as concerned about the National Basketball Association taking their All-Star Game to New Orleans next season. Concerned enough that the Houston Rocket...

    Blog | February 28, 2007