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  1. My Brother's Keeper

    Henry Abbott

    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan drops by to talk about President Barack Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative....

    Blog | February 14, 2015
  2. One decision Barack Obama won't delegate

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters The baller-in-chief picks the teams. If you're a prisoner hoping for leniency from the judge, research shows it'd be good for you to get a morning appointment. Later in the day, after making lots of decisions, jud...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  3. Jeremy Lin among Time's 100 most influential

    Henry Abbott

    Time has named the most influential 100 people in the world. The list includes Barack Obama, Mitt Romney and the like ... and one NBA player. It's not LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard or even union president Derek Fisher. Tha...

    Blog | April 18, 2012
  4. But can Barack Obama rap?

    Henry Abbott

    In GQ, Will Leitch hangs out with Derrick Rose. The star of the Chicago Bulls remembers a time when Barack Obama was no big deal: "I remember when he wasn't our president, when I was a kid, when he'd just be walking down the street, a state senator. ...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  5. At All-Star in spirit: Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Epstein of Politico: Obama rounded a day of travel that included a speech on energy policy and two fundraisers in the Miami area with a third fundraiser, at the home of Dallas Mavericks player Vince Carter. Carter welcomed the president to ...

    Blog | February 24, 2012
  6. President Obama talks a little trash

    Henry Abbott

    Last week in Boston President Obama discussed Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "Some of you might have known that Arne used to play professional basketball in Australia," explains Obama. "He was on the Harvard basketball team -- was a star there. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    At a fine arts event in Boston, President Obama thanks the city for "giving" Tom Thibodeau to the Bulls. "The Wire" gets a little too real ... the convicted murderer who played a murdering drug dealer in the show is arrested as part of a real drug ...

    Blog | March 10, 2011
  8. Barack Obama vs. an NBA lockout

    Henry Abbott

    No, I have not seen the President say anything about preventing a lockout. But as it looks increasingly like there will be a deal to preserve the George W. Bush era tax cuts for the very richest Americans, it occurs to me that maybe, just maybe, t...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  9. Bill Russell to receive the Medal of Freedom

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Viser of the Boston Globe reports: Obama will name Russell as one of the recipients of a 2010 Medal of Freedom, according to a White House official. He joins a range of others, including former President George H. W. Bush, Chancellor Angela Mer...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  10. The hoops takeover is nearly complete

    Henry Abbott

    Elizabeth Warren was recently selected by President Obama to set up a new federal consumer bureau. As it happens, this latest arrival in the Obama administration joins Obama himself, education secretary Arne Duncan and several others hoopsheads ru...

    Blog | September 20, 2010
  11. Marv Albert on interviewing Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Official White House photo by Pete Souza On the White House basketball court, with the basketball president. Marv Albert sat down with the Commander-in-Chief for a conversation about basketball that will be part of TNT's broadcast of Game 4 of the ...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  12. Magic Johnson on Barack Obama's trash talk

    Henry Abbott

    Magic Johnson, as quoted by Mike Trudell on, talking about meeting Barack Obama: It was really a special moment in time that I'm going to always remember that the President of the United States trash-talked Magic Johnson. And me restraini...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz The conversation between 3 Shades of Blue and Memphis Grizziles owner Michael Heisley continues. Heisley speaks about the trials of being a small-market team. Money quote: "Quite frankly free agents don't want to come to small m...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  14. NBA Tweets of the day

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Brandon Jennings: "Oh yea forgot to till yall I was at the white house, chillin with Obama. He actually know who I am. That's crazy." Charlie Villanueva: "The antibiotics are kicking in, its helping me clear the congestion in my...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  15. The NBA Rookie Pay Scale on Wall Street?

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Michael Eisenberg writes on Seeking Alpha: President Obama's administration could learn a lot about salary caps from the NBA and NFL and in the process can help America turn on the innovation engine that America really needs to cl...

    Blog | October 21, 2009
  16. Obama Predicts Cavaliers vs. Lakers Finals

    Henry Abbott

    Cavalier fans have been getting along nicely with a bit of an us-against-the-world mentality. But lately there have been some serious blows to that underdog mentality, including the most powerful man on the planet saying (in March!) that your team is...

    Blog | March 31, 2009