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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Garza of The Sacramento Bee: "During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual q...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  3. 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
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers. He teased Neil Olshey, the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  5. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst on Erik Spoelstra: "His most impressive work, without much doubt, has been the past two weeks. After the Heat lost five of eight games, some of them in terrible fashion, Spoelstra not unexpectedly found himself dealing wit...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dallas fans, you will never get a better guide to the eccentric personalities of your new Mavericks than this tremendous post from Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog. An extremely fun read about a team that used to be funny. Lakers say Kobe Bryant ...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  7. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Network gangs up to deliver a killer set of suggestions to reform All-Star Weekend. D-League All-Stars vs. Rookies, anyone? What's bigger: Stephon Marbury's annual salary ... or double the combined salaries of the entire WNBA? I...

    Blog | February 03, 2009
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes of different kinds of genius -- some that work quickly in youth, and others that take time to sort themselves out. Sometimes there are NBA players, I think, (Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace come to mind)...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  9. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Before too long, I know I'm going to have to guess at which team will win the NBA title. And when I do that, I'm going to have to really stare into my soul and wonder: Do I believe in New Orleans? That team was magnificent last year, and ought to be ...

    Blog | September 04, 2008
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    A. Sherrod Blakely of Booth Newspapers: "A sign-and-trade would be especially beneficial to the Hawks, who fear Josh Smith might sign a one-year qualifying offer, play out this upcoming season and become an unrestricted free agent next summer. For De...

    Blog | July 28, 2008
  11. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The newest issue of HOOP magazine has a great little tale about the Hawks having a team ping pong tournament. I was going to quote Al Horford -- who says he won every game against all-comers for months in advance -- describing how the whole organizat...

    Blog | July 22, 2008
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jazz vs. Lakers Kurt Kragthorpe of The Salt Lake Tribune: "This was the Jazz's best shot, the game they will remember all summer. Wednesday's Game 5 of their playoff series with the Los Angeles Lakers will tease them, bother them, torture them every ...

    Blog | May 15, 2008
  13. Martha Burk: Don't Expect Madison Square Garden to Change

    Henry Abbott

    If you read my last post, you know that I have been wondering about Madison Square Garden. Let's assume the jury was right, and the work environment there is pretty much scandalously terrible for women. What forces might be in play to make it better?...

    Blog | October 03, 2007
  14. Who's Going to Clean Up Madison Square Garden?

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's J.A. Adande can't believe David Stern isn't going to reprimand or punish Isiah Thomas, James Dolan, or Madison Square Garden: He holds players accountable for what they wear to the games, what lines they rap in a recording studio, how they be...

    Blog | October 03, 2007
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul on the brainy comedic NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." He says he wasn't allowed to play basketball unless he had a 3.0 GPA. He also says he gives his dad no freebies when they play each other. And he still feels like throwing up at the...

    Blog | September 17, 2007
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When he played for Villanova, Allan Ray (later of the Celtics and now playing for Lottomatica Roma) endured one of the nastiest moments in basketball history when his eye popped out of his head. It was on international television -- you can probably ...

    Blog | August 15, 2007