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  1. I don't think we're in Iowa anymore

    Henry Abbott

    On his GQ blog, Nick Collison recently divulged that one of his favorite things about being in the NBA is getting to know people from all over the world. For instance, even though he is from Iowa Falls (population: approximately one New York City ...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Trailer for a very cool-looking documentary on New York City pick-up basketball. Kenny Anderson, Fly Williams, God Shammgod, Homicide, Kenny Smith, Smush Parker, Headache, Julius Erving, Pee Wee Kirkland and others. What you might already be thinking...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  3. Udonis Haslem on labor talks

    Henry Abbott

    After attending his first collective bargaining session on Friday, the Miami Heat's Udonis Haslem spoke briefly to a small group of reporters on a New York City sidewalk: Everybody wants a deal, but it's another thing to see it. I see that everyon...

    Blog | September 30, 2011
  4. Digging deep to share revenue

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Lakers owner Jerry Buss is being asked to contribute as much as $50 million a year. The ongoing labor talks in New York City are just one of the tenacious negotiations David Stern has on his hands. Another -...

    Blog | September 13, 2011
  5. Asphalt summer of love

    Henry Abbott

    In The New York Times, Earl Wilson pens a love letter to the public tennis courts of New York City, which includes an NBA-tinged memory from decades ago: When I got to the tennis courts, players were sitting around. I guessed they were waiting for ...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  7. LeBron James vs. Frederic Weis at MSG Aug. 15?

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan As a follow-up to my report earlier this week that Team USA plans to hold training camp in New York City this summer, word came out through the French newspaper L'Equipe today that France is likely to be the Americans' opponent. ...

    Blog | January 30, 2010
  8. Put Your Questions to NBA Draft Prospects

    Henry Abbott

    We're at ESPN Zone in New York City, where several NBA draft prospects will be stopping by. Kevin Arnovitz and I will be asking them all kinds of questions, including yours. The chat, including the place where you should submit your questions, is...

    Blog | June 24, 2009
  9. The Steve Nash Charity Soccer Game in New York City

    Henry Abbott

    It's back on again this year, for the night before the draft. Wednesday, June 24, at 6 p.m., at Sara D. Roosevelt Park Chrystie and Houston streets in New York City. Steve Nash, Tony Parker, Jason Ki...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  10. Cleveland, Let's Hear It

    Henry Abbott

    This Wednesday, LeBron James will, once again, play in New York City. Cleveland shudders. Last time that happened, he made leading comments about a future in New York, the Knicks cleared cap space, and more and more New Yorkers started talking about ...

    Blog | February 02, 2009
  11. Agents Making the World a Better Place?

    Henry Abbott

    When I was in college at NYU, I played pickup basketball in New York City. It was pre-Guiliani, and games were pretty wild. I remember more than once standing around waiting for a player who was off somewhere re-upping the amount of cocaine in his bl...

    Blog | October 21, 2008
  12. Soccer Stars: Steve Nash, Baron Davis, Thierry Henry and Company

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein has word that Steve Nash and many of his friends -- including several NBA players, and some of the best soccer players on the planet -- will be playing a soccer game tomorrow afternoon in New York City to raise money for charity. It...

    Blog | June 24, 2008
  13. What it Means to Be Calvin Klein

    Henry Abbott

    Did you know New York City has a "Calvin Klein Law" that imposes stiff penalties on those who intrude on the playing area of major sporting events? Yes, it's named for the fashion designer. Ian Begley of the New York Daily News tells the story ...

    Blog | March 06, 2008
  14. Now Growing Up in Real Time: Lance Stephenson

    Henry Abbott

    I just got an email about Born Ready. It's an online video series that will document the ongoing junior season of 17-year-old New York City high-school point guard Lance Stephenson in near real time. Wow, that is really something. One of the ch...

    Blog | January 03, 2008
  15. RIP Rodney Parker

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Telander's "Heaven is a Playground," based on his experiences on the streets of New York City in 1974, is right up there with the best basketball books of all time. And while it's a story rich with Brooklyn, the street, and basketball players, i...

    Blog | December 17, 2007
  16. Joining TrueHoop in Times Square: Quentin Richardson

    Henry Abbott

    Tomorrow, Tuesday, at 6:30, at the New York City ESPN Zone on Broadway at 42nd street will be TrueHoop's first ever real public get together. If you go the ESPN Zone website you can, until some point late tonight, make a reservation for a table, or y...

    Blog | October 22, 2007