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  1. The digital democracy of NBA All-Star voting

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Voting by Twitter, Facebook, SMS, web and more, oh my! OK, maybe it has been a decade since my hairline receded so much I started shaving my head as a defense mechanism. Maybe the term "arthritis" does get thro...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  2. 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
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: And now, as Orlando gets ready to have the time of its life during this NBA All-Star Weekend, Pat Williams continues to fight for his own survival. "I've got a lot more life to live," says Pat, the co-founder, fa...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  4. 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
  5. Rick Welts, out of the closet

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Welts is not just the president of the Suns, but also an NBA figure who matters, having left a lasting impact from his time in the league office -- for instance in creating NBA All-Star Weekend as we know it. He's also -- after putting in lon...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Evan Turner: Big numbers vs. little defenders

    Henry Abbott

    M. Haubs of the Painted Area has watched a ton of Evan Turner video, and he is skeptical that Turner, some people's favorite player in this draft, will ever become an NBA All-Star. Part of the reason is that it's hard to be an elite NBA player withou...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  8. NBA All-Star Los Angeles 2011

    Henry Abbott

    That's what it says on the backdrop in front of which David Stern is about to hold a press conference....

    Blog | June 07, 2009
  9. 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
  10. Ritchie Knows How Gilbert Arenas Can Make A Lot of Money

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Ritchie has been thinking, and e-mails: I'm not sure what the rules say about this but can we possibly see something play out where an NBA All-Star will don the uniform of a different country a la Becky Hammon of the WNBA? I'm thinki...

    Blog | September 04, 2008
  11. That's entertainment? All-Star Game was a dud

    Henry Abbott

    Even the players were not too happy with the quality of play at the All-Star game in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2007
  12. Howard's sticker slam wins buzz but not contest

    Henry Abbott

    While Gerald Green was winning the dunk contest trophy, Dwight Howard walked off with the "did you see that?" award.

    Story | Conversation | February 17, 2007
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    NBA All-Star Weekend is all about this kind of stuff. Afterthought for almost everyone there: the game. There is usually someone who is just happy to be on the team, who goes to bed early and plays hard. (For instance, when Jamaal Magloire made the t...

    Blog | February 06, 2007
  14. NBA All-Star Weekend Parties

    Henry Abbott

    I just got a spam comment promoting a website called It's timely. In light of the recent talk about William Wesley as a party promoter, and the discussion FreeDarko started about All-Star Weekend, this site really hammers home the magn...

    Blog | January 19, 2006
  15. Denver Columnist: Nuggets in the Artest Mix

    Henry Abbott

    Here's what Denver Post columnist Mark Spears says today: The Nuggets are now major players in the Ron Artest sweepstakes, according to an NBA source Monday. The Indiana Pacers are expected to deal the controversial Artest, a 2004 NBA all-star, in t...

    Blog | December 27, 2005
  16. 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