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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Kidd made one of the dirtier NBA plays I have ever seen. It doesn't fit the Kidd narrative -- teammate, leader, assist man -- so people just kind of forget it. The occasion of remembering this is that the guy he hurled at the floor out of the s...

    Blog | September 27, 2010
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Rahat Huq of Red94: "Tyreke Evans became just the fourth player in NBA history to average 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists during his rookie season. The achievement conjured memories of Steve Francis who was often lauded for his averages of 20-6...

    Blog | April 13, 2010
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    You ever wonder where NBA nicknames come from? There's actually a minor deity that creates them from scratch, and bestows them in dramatic fashion. Not all assists are created equal. If I draw a double-team in the lane, and shovel a pass to an unco...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  4. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James is on pace to get more assists per game than any forward in NBA history. Kevin Martin and Aaron Brooks will start together for the first time tonight. What will that be like? A clue comes from when Martin played with Mike Bibby in Sacr...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  5. NBA's true Superman

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Shaquille O'Neal? Dwight Howard? One longtime NBA observer says that actually neither can rightfully claim Superman status in the NBA. LA-based agent Lon Rosen -- with an assist from his son Brian -- just reminded me that on...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  6. Name that player

    Henry Abbott

    There's an NBA player who had these per game stats in the month of January: 32 points Eight rebounds Three assists 52% field goal shooting 53% 3-point field goal shooting 90% free-throw percentage The answer is after the jump. Cl...

    Blog | February 09, 2010
  7. The psychology of pace

    Henry Abbott

    Players in the D-League want to be noticed. In the game of getting called up to the NBA, how many points, rebounds and assists you get matters. So, you can forgive players for hurting their teams at time by being selfish, for instance by taking sh...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  8. Discount Assists

    Henry Abbott

    In the Wall Street Journal, David Biderman writes an important article detailing why many NBA people don't care all that much about assists. He outlines some of the problems: For reasons that are unclear, a notably higher percentage of baskets ...

    Blog | April 01, 2009
  9. The Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    The Thunder supporting cast should assist on more shots. Phil Jackson has earned a lifetime achievement award. And Jahidi White is on Wizznutzz's short list for Best NBA Player in a Lead Role: Kurt Helin of Forum Blue & Gold: &quo...

    Blog | January 24, 2009
  10. LeBron James' Football Commercial

    Henry Abbott

    I wrote about this yesterday, and linked to some still photos from the ad in which the NBA's biggest star joins the NFL. Now, with the blessing of State Farm, here is the full video of the LeBron James' big announcement advertisement: Assist...

    Blog | January 17, 2009
  11. Micheal Ray Richardson on Eddie Griffin and Addiction

    Henry Abbott

    Once one of the best basketball players in the world -- he once led the NBA in both steals and assists -- Micheal Ray Richardson lost control of his demons and was eventually banned from the NBA for his addictions just eight years after he was drafte...

    Blog | August 22, 2007
  12. Dwyane Wade Shoots Commercials with Spike Lee, LeBron James Fans ...

    Henry Abbott

    Two e-mails from the last few hours. First , a press release from PR man Paul Jackiewicz, working for Converse. With an assist from filmmaker Spike Lee, Converse will introduce its newest signature shoe for NBA Finals MVP Dwyane Wade, called WADE 1....

    Blog | September 26, 2006
  13. Random Things from Last Night's Box Score

    Henry Abbott

    Last night Kevin Burleson (yes, he's an NBA player) had 7 assists and no turnovers in 14 minutes against the San Antonio Spurs. Put that in your "per 48 minutes" calculator. In the same game, Beno Udrih shot 7-11 with 8 assists, scoring 17 points in ...

    Blog | January 25, 2006
  14. Name Your Own Obscure Statistical Ranking

    Henry Abbott

    This funny little gizmo lets you rank NBA players by whatever crazy category you can dream up. "The awesomeness indicator"--which is (assists / turnover) * points--is an early favorite....

    Blog | December 31, 2005