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  1. Chris Paul on family

    Henry Abbott

    GQ assigned Steve Marsh to do a story on Chris Paul, and Paul invited the writer to hang out with him for a bit. Only, instead of inviting Marsh to his Bel Air mansion, but to his parent's wedding anniversary in a North Carolina banquet hall. M...

    Blog | September 19, 2012
  2. Sources: Josh Howard, Jazz meeting

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN News Services: SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz met with Josh Howard Tuesday in North Carolina, according to sources close to the situation. The Jazz hope the veteran small forward will bring leadership and toughness to their young li...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  3. Greetings from Sunny Charlotte

    Henry Abbott

    Thanks to the magic of air travel, short sleep, and media credentials, I am not at my desk at all. Instead I am sitting in the 100 level of the Charlotte Bobcats Arena in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina, where many many hours from now the Orlando ...

    Blog | December 14, 2007
  4. Brandan Wright has a Blog, Knows No Warriors

    Henry Abbott

    The Warriors traded one of their best players, Jason Richardson, for the draft pick that became University of North Carolina big man Brandan Wright. At the time, many expected Wright not to stay in Oakland, thinking he might be packaged to Minnesota ...

    Blog | August 14, 2007
  5. The Highlight of Brandan Wright's Night

    Henry Abbott

    ... was being selected by Michael Jordan (and getting to play in North Carolina): "You know, a guy like him picks you," he says, "obviously he sees something in you. I just think he has a lot of confidence in my game and what I can do." Or, as is now...

    Blog | June 29, 2007
  6. Tayshaun Prince's Kentucky Dream Date

    Henry Abbott

    The best game of Tayshaun Prince's college career started in incredible fashion. Thanks to Ben for sending this unedited video of the first few minutes of a December 8, 2001 game between Prince's Kentucky and rival North Carolina. It's less than thre...

    Blog | August 24, 2006
  7. The Adam Morrison Commercial

    Henry Abbott

    The hairest bobcat in North Carolina looks pretty good in these new EA sports commercials. I actually like the other one better, the one about crying. But this one's good too....

    Blog | June 29, 2006
  8. College Coaches Don't Love the NBA Age Limit

    Henry Abbott

    A lot of people think the new NBA age limit will help college basketball. College coaches like North Carolina's Roy Williams don't think so--and they are adjusting to the reality of spending three years recruiting players who will play for only one y...

    Blog | July 25, 2005
  9. 2005 Rookies Don't Impress Shoe Companies

    Henry Abbott

    Nike, Reebok, Adidas et al are underwhelmed by this year's rookie class, and according to Liz Mullen in the Sports Business Journal that's reflected in the numbers: Marvin Williams, the North Carolina forward picked second in last month's NBA draft w...

    Blog | July 13, 2005
  10. Jason Quick on Chris Paul

    Henry Abbott

    The tremendous Chris Paul feature in today's Oregonian has an anecdote any Chris Paul supporter should know by heart. It's about Paul's grandfather, Nathaniel Jones, who was the first black person to own a gas station in North Carolina: On Nov. 15, ...

    Blog | June 23, 2005
  11. Draft Posturing or Playing Chicken

    Henry Abbott

    In the lead up to the draft, a lot teams enlist the media in manipulating things to their advantage. It's good theater. In The New York Times today, Milwaukee GM Larry Harris is waxing poetic about North Carolina freshman Marvin Williams: "Marvin i...

    Blog | June 10, 2005