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  1. John Stockton is good at almost everything

    Henry Abbott

    The legendary Utah Jazz point guard can nail a clutch 3, run like the wind and protect toddlers from wildcats. Tougher, for the Hall-of-Famer, however: driving dump trucks, keeping his Toyota Corolla insured and reading fine print....

    Blog | November 01, 2013
  2. Phil on new basketball common sense

    Henry Abbott

    Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA TODAY Sports Phil Jackson's coach, Red Holzman, preached lessons that sync with today's stat geekery. Praise be, in this confusing new world of basketball evidence, to those few special hoops topics with clarity. Talk to the...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Nene sat out the final game of pool play for Brazil on Monday with soreness in his left foot, but the Wizards have been monitoring the injury and remain optimistic that it will not be a problem when training camp b...

    Blog | August 07, 2012
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard told Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry during a face-to-face meeting in southern California on Wednesday that he still wants ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: While the clock ticks toward 11:01 p.m. Tuesday night on the Wolves' pursuit of Nicolas Batum, Kevin Love's clock is ticking toward 2015 on David Kahn and Glen Taylor. Strong-armed into taking that four-year contract ...

    Blog | July 09, 2012
  6. Getting the calls

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images A few games into the playoffs, Lionel Hollins and the Grizzlies are best at getting to the line. The Clippers are winning a reputation as some of the league's most consistent and spectacular floppers, which m...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Sometimes, life - and basketball - imitates Saturday morning wrestling. The Memphis Grizzlies did a little pile driving of their own Wednesday night, coming off the ropes to defeat the Los Angeles Clippers, 105...

    Blog | May 03, 2012
  8. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 6 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  9. Delonte West goes all kindergarten on Gordon Hayward's ear

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas has the story behind one of the oddest plays of the year, which you can see on video, where Delonte West goes well out of his way, in a dead ball moment, to stick a pointer in an opponent's ear: Delonte West joked that he w...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvery Araton of The New York Times: "Doing it by yourself is for when you're young, when you're 22, 23," Wade said after the Heat absorbed 39 points by Carmelo Anthony through three and a half quarters before limiting him to an after-the-fact 3-poi...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: This was the game Lakers fans had been awaiting, hoping their team could turn into something special. Shrug off a season of only mildly inspirational play. Win a big road game. Have someone grab 30 rebounds. T...

    Blog | April 12, 2012
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: Zach Randolph couldn't make it to shootaround Monday morning because someone rammed into the back of his Dodge Challenger on Bill Morris Parkway. The Grizzlies' power forward complained of minor back soreness ...

    Blog | April 10, 2012
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune: The Bulls took their recent spate of slow starts to a new low Sunday afternoon, missing 11 of their first 12 shots, committing seven first-quarter turnovers and trailing 27-6 at one point. "It's a big concern," co...

    Blog | April 09, 2012
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: In an attempt to generate more revenue, the NBA is pondering the idea of placing ads on the jerseys of every player from the 30 teams. This transition could create approximately $31.18 million in revenue i...

    Blog | March 28, 2012
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: The Pacers didn't hide their feelings about Monday's game against the Miami Heat. They didn't use the standard cliche often heard from athletes, "It's just another game." It wasn't just another game for the Pacers...

    Blog | March 27, 2012
  16. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jimmy Smith of The Times-Picayune: Playing in the Crescent City for the first time since the Hornets were eliminated in Game 6 of the first round of the Western Conference playoffs last April against the Lakers, Chris Paul made his only appearance of...

    Blog | March 23, 2012