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  1. Five Spaces on the MVP Ballot

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman (who covers Miami, and is therefore no doubt biased towards the Heat) theorizes about which five players will make this year's NBA MVP ballot.So, beyond Nash, Nowitzki, Bryant and Billups, who? LeBron James? Allen Iverson? Paul ...

    Blog | March 10, 2006
  2. 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    Kawhi Leonard was a candidate for Finals MVP, and he's only 14th on the list of elite young NBA players compiled by ESPN Insiders David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan. That means a lot of things, including that good times are ahead for the NB...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. Tyson Chandler, speaking freely

    Henry Abbott

    Robyn Beck/AFP Tyson Chandler brought respectable D to the offensively gifted Mavericks. The result: a title. Dirk Nowitzki was the MVP of the Mavericks, the Finals, and by most accounts the NBA's best player in the entire playoffs. But to Nowit...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  4. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    M. Haubs of the Painted Area makes a case for Sam Presti as this season's MVP: "With each passing game, the Oklahoma City Thunder look more and more like a legitimate threat to win the 2010-11 NBA championship. This isn't supposed to be happening. Th...

    Blog | April 28, 2011
  5. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A treasure trove of opinions arguing that Derrick Rose is or is not the leading candidate for MVP. I think it's an accomplishment for Rose to even get into conversations like this, no matter your criteria. He's a pretty bad defender on the NBA's seve...

    Blog | January 26, 2011
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Paine of Basketball-Reference has numbers showing that a few years ago, Gilbert Arenas was an MVP candidate, and the most efficient high-usage player in the NBA. Now? "If Arenas was still the Gilbert of old, this would have been just the kicksta...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  7. GMs picking against LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Covatta/NBAE/Getty Images General managers predict Kevin Durant will be the 2010-2011 MVP. Every preseason, the GM Survey offers insight into the thinking of executives around the league. This year the survey sends a strong message...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  8. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Trudell of the Lakers' website with Phil Jackson's response to hearing that Pau Gasol had called himself "very very" tough: "Two very's is too many. He's very tough. Not two very's." NBA fans get to play a role in choosing the League's MVP. N...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    After all the Michael Beasley turmoil this off-season, and talking to so many people he's close to ... I have to say that I am 500% rooting for that guy to have a great year. He's mega-talented, and could be an MVP-type NBA player. It's a...

    Blog | October 06, 2009
  10. Age Limits vs. Finals Reality

    Henry Abbott

    A Tennessee Congressman, Steve Cohen, called the NBA's age limit "a vestige of slavery" and unfair in many ways. NBA Commissioner David Stern, who would be the MVP of any college debate team, retaliated by pointing out that Congress its...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News: "Since we entered the new millennium, only one player has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player Award, then earned a championship ring. Tim Duncan's second NBA Finals MVP trophy meant more to him on June...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  12. Watch Chris Paul Fouling Bruce Bowen

    Henry Abbott

    If you read today's bullets, you remember Ron Hitley of Hornets247 complaining about a skirmish between Chris Paul and Bruce Bowen. I just watched it, and you can too. Here's what I saw: One of the gems of the NBA, young Chris Paul -- tiniest of MVP ...

    Blog | March 13, 2008
  13. How to Be Steve Nash

    Henry Abbott

    You want to be two-time MVP of the NBA? Work on that jumper. Do those push-ups. Get the mad handle. But, also, according to Steve Nash, figure out how to be a good mother. That's his word. Steve Nash was on Charlie Rose, and talked at length about hi...

    Blog | August 28, 2007
  14. Help Kevin Garnett Find a New Home

    Henry Abbott

    If you have a player like Kevin Garnett--that is, an MVP-type big man--many people believe you simply should never trade that guy. And it's hard to find examples from NBA history of teams trading away super-talented big men and then becoming great. I...

    Blog | March 22, 2007
  15. Best Quotes so Far

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Forrester at compiles some of the best quotes of the season so far. Here are two of my favorites from his list: "Typical NBA punch. In hockey, your own team would beat you up for that." -- Two-time MVP and proud Canadian Steve...

    Blog | February 02, 2007
  16. 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