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  1. TrueHoop TV: Rookies on rookies, part 2

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. We published Part 1 earlier. In Part 2, t...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  2. Rookies on rookies

    Henry Abbott

    The 2013 NBA rookie class met at the Knicks' training facility on Tuesday to have their pictures taken for their rookie trading cards. We asked them to show off some of their knowledge of past NBA rookies. Here is Part 1 of what they told us. The ...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  3. Who said that? Rookie edition

    Henry Abbott

    As selections were made in Thursday's NBA draft, rookies met the media, and had a lot to say. Here are ten quotes from ten top NBA rookies. See if you can figure out who said each one. Answers at @TrueHoop on Twitter. "All the talk about my no...

    Blog | July 02, 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. Throwing Science at Gatorade

    Henry Abbott

    After yesterday's sports drink discussion, I got an e-mail this morning from Dr. Robert Portman--the pied piper of the new breed of sports drinks. I first met him a few years ago when he was addressing NBA rookies about nutrition. Now he's banging th...

    Blog | August 17, 2005
  6. Books for Rooks

    Henry Abbott

    More good stuff from NBA's Finest. Her synopsis of NBA Rookies is pure gold. Here's a highlight: The subject of books comes up. Emeka says he's reading Digital Fortress, a Dan Brown book, and asks if anyone read The Da Vinci Code. Andre and Devin pip...

    Blog | July 18, 2005
  7. TrueHoop TV: Big Rookie Finds

    Henry Abbott

    It's hard to find a productive NBA big man. But the Celtics, Thunder and Nets pulled it off, with unheralded rookies Vitor Faverani, Steven Adams and Mason Plumlee playing well. David Thorpe on big men most of the league missed....

    Blog | December 03, 2013
  8. A new season for Royce White

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Matt Slocum One of the stranger attempts to make the NBA continues in Philadelphia. Royce White's rookie season could have scarcely gone worse. Drafted in the first-round by the Rockets a year ago, he failed to appear in a single game whil...

    Blog | October 02, 2013
  9. TrueHoop TV: Royce White rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

    Rockets rookie forward Royce White has yet to play a regular season NBA game because of an enduring negotiation with his team about caring for his anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder. But, in a breakthrough, White says he's due to take the floo...

    Blog | February 11, 2013
  10. Will Royce White ever play in the NBA?

    Henry Abbott

    Rockets rookie Royce White was on SiriusXM's "Off the Dribble" explaining the state of his NBA career. Host Justin Termine asked what the chances are that White will never play in the NBA. White responded: "Well, you know, that's a good questio...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  11. Lillard lessons

    Henry Abbott

    Blazer rookie Damian Lillard drained a 3, with the final seconds ticking off the clock, for the win. About six weeks into his NBA career Lillard's on video doing something most NBA players never do. Just like that he is a made man in the NBA's cru...

    Blog | December 17, 2012
  12. "Too real" sex talk connects with rookies

    Henry Abbott

    Tony Gaskins is a former college football player and current Christian motivational speaker who preaches, among other things, about the perils of pre-marital sex. He stood before a room of 60-or-so players at the NBA Rookie Transition Program on Sund...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  13. Rookies, in transition

    Henry Abbott

    NBAE/Getty ImagesNBA rookies Austin Rivers, left, and Anthony Davis, second from left, at the Rookie Transition Program in New Jersey. The road from being a young boy with a hoops dream to an NBA player takes many twists and turns. For the 2012 d...

    Blog | August 21, 2012
  14. Blake Griffin, open to anything

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Rookie of the year and dunk machine Blake Griffin says he is open to playing overseas. There was very little happening in the NBA late Friday afternoon when Blake Griffin livened things up around the TrueHoop offi...

    Blog | August 01, 2011
  15. Timofey Mozgov: Blake Griffin almost jumped over me

    Henry Abbott

    I have already embedded this video once, but just in case you missed it, or even if you didn't: Watch Russian Knick rookie Timofey Mozgov, the dunkee, in that video. Playing in his 12th NBA game, the poor guy looks a little stunned. Later, ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Smith of the Toronto Star: "A pick-up game of basketball could end up costing Raptors rookie Ed Davis more than a month of his NBA career. Davis, injured playing with fans last Wednesday night, had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Monda...

    Blog | September 21, 2010