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  1. Unbroken Bull

    Henry Abbott

    Joakim Noah says losing Derrick Rose to injury and Luol Deng to trade has been a challenge, but he still believes Chicago is on the path to a title....

    Blog | February 17, 2014
  2. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  3. Kobe will control

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty ImagesBuilding around Kobe comes with the cost of alienating everyone from Phil Jackson to Dwight Howard.Dwight Howard and Chris Paul were both free agents this summer and might have joined forces on the Los Angeles Lakers, sou...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  4. What you should be mad about now

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/Getty Images Free agency distasteful? Dwight Howard disrespected? Tales from emails.People are mad! And they have email accounts! Below is some of the back-and-forth from my inbox today, starting with a reader named Josh, a professor ...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  5. Just play basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/Getty ImagesPhil Jackson says this is not the game Dr. James Naismith envisioned.A year and a half into HoopIdea, our motto, more than ever: "Basketball is the best game ever. Now let's make it better." The fun comes from the fact that ...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  6. Four thoughts from a great hoops night

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty ImagesLeBron James and the Heat must find the energy to outhustle Joakim Noah's Bulls. Write it down. Things got incredibly real in the 2013 NBA playoffs on May 6. If you weren't feeling it after Saturday's Bulls-Nets ...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  7. Hero Ball devoured the Rockets

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images Late in close games, including against the Lakers on Wednesday, the Rocket offense stagnates. The Rockets had a shot against the banged up Spurs. That's the thinking. But there's no worse West draw than opening ...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  8. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul, James Harden, LeBron James, Kenneth Faried and Joakim Noah. Would make sense as a most entertaining team, but it's actually presented as a guess at the NBA's smartest players. Kind of like the honor roll students who are also fun at a par...

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  9. Dwight Howard on the ground floor

    Henry Abbott

    Jim Rogash, Noah Graham NBAE/Getty Images He is not jumping like he used to, but Dwight Howard has been magnificently productive anyway. Nobody knows what to make of the things Dwight Howard says. He loves attention and will clown around to get it....

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  10. Joakim Noah teaching peace

    Henry Abbott

    Hats off to a crew that includes Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Ed Pinckney, Quentin Richardson, Isiah Thomas and many others for putting a lot of heart into a multi-faceted effort to address gang violence in Chicago. The NBA and its players are into an...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  11. Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, contrasts in leadership

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham, Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images In firing up teammates, the Lakers' two leaders could not have more different styles. Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash together are really something, as a backcourt. The point guard playing alongside the shooti...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  12. Arron Afflalo is ready for his close up

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The UCLA formula for NBA success : Earn minutes with defense, use the time to perfect offense. "It's so crazy," says the Denver Nuggets' Arron Afflalo, who was D'ing up Kobe Bryant in Game 7 just a few weeks ago. "The ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  13. Do teams need to flop?

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images Charges are prime flop opportunities. With Derek Fisher on the Thunder, the Lakers hardly take any. As Dave McMenamim reported on ESPN LA, Kobe Bryant says he is against flopping and does not intentionally take charges...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  14. Five big points from one big night

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The JaVale McGee show did not end with the final buzzer. JaVale McGee and the power of suggestion It was undeniably the most important game of JaVale McGee's young career, and among his very finest performances. 21 ...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  15. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger (Insider) says the Bulls can get back into their series against the Sixers -- playing without Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah in the regular season they were much better than this. "The Bulls have to start Taj Gibson -- who is one of thei...

    Blog | May 08, 2012
  16. What happened to picks?

    Henry Abbott

    The best thing to notice in those highlights, to me, is Joakim Noah's reaction after Luol Deng's game-winning layup. That's a man who loves the game. But watch again, and note the first play in the highlight package. There's Deng working a left si...

    Blog | January 04, 2012