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  1. Congratulations, James Dolan

    Henry Abbott

    On Hardwood Paroxysm, Noam Schiller documents the lurching of the Knicks: Odds are, Mike Woodson's future becomes Mike Woodson's past very quickly. The Knicks are in no position to do anything more substantial than a respectful first round surrender...

    Blog | March 15, 2012
  2. Champions of basketball

    Henry Abbott

    The Plain Dealer's Bill Lubinger profiles a Cleveland-area team that has defied all odds: Every player is 80 or older. They call themselves the Oldies but Goodies: The Oldies' 10-man roster is mainly players from Greater Cleveland, Toledo and Michig...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  3. Is the season already over for some NBA teams?

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger's playoff odds are up and running, and while there's plenty of interesting stuff to notice (Miami, Boston, San Antonio and ... Chicago are the four teams given a 100 percent likelihood of making the playoffs, the Sixers are expected to...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  4. Study on referees and race still dogs NBA

    Henry Abbott

    D. Lippitt/Einstein/NBAE/Getty Images In 2007, David Stern staked out a position that is increasingly at odds with the evidence. When The New York Times published the preliminary results of research about referees and race by economists Joe Price a...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  5. Jeff Ma on The House Advantage

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Ma wrote a book called "The House Advantage: Playing the Odds to Win Big in Business." It is not about LeBron James. It's about the math he learned at M.I.T. and how he learned to apply it to beat casinos at blackjack in college, and then lat...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  6. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A strong case that NBA teams trailing in close games should foul earlier. The Celtic defense experiments with the tactic of overloading the side of the floor with the ball. John Hollinger's NBA Playoff Odds tool is full of information. As of toda...

    Blog | March 26, 2010
  7. Plenty of heroes in Houston vs. Denver

    Henry Abbott

    Holy cow, what a game. Denver's hoping to catch the Lakers for the West's top spot, while the Rockets are in "one game at a time" mode, praying to sneak in as the eighth seed. Everything was high octane. John Hollinger's Playoff Odds give the Rock...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  8. Two thoughts about players, agents and the NCAA

    Henry Abbott

    Honest agents Alonzo Mourning wrote a book called "Resilience" a few years ago. There's a passage where he talks about getting to know the doctor who would lead his recovery from kidney disease: Somebody asked, "Well, Doctor, what are the odds of [...

    Blog | February 26, 2010
  9. William Wesley, human fortune cookie

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Simmons, on All-Star Weekend in Dallas: We're standing with a young player who wants the night to keep going. The young player pushes to find another bar even though the odds are against it. Uncle Wes makes a face. He's squashing this right now...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It's weeks before the All-Star game, and John Hollinger's playoff odds are already saying that nine teams -- nearly a third of the League -- are essentially out of the running for the playoffs. The Wizards are given about a 5% chance of making it. Tr...

    Blog | January 22, 2010
  11. The Houston Rockets Beat the Odds

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz In an interview with Jason Friedman published yesterday at Rockets.com, Daryl Morey says unequivocally of LeBron James: Yes, he's the best player in the league - by a good margin, I think. If you had first pick in ...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  12. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "The Nets were once considered the odds-on favorite to get James, possibly the game's most transcending player. He is a close friend to the rapper Jay-Z, a part-owner of the Nets. But the team's planned move to ...

    Blog | November 18, 2008
  13. 2001, When the Near-Perfect Lakers Almost Imploded

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant's too selfish. He doesn't know how to succeed in a team concept. He's at odds with the coaching staff and his teammates. He's playing too hard. He has blinders on. Kobe Bryant's the best player in basketball, and the Lakers are holding ...

    Blog | June 10, 2008
  14. Three Phoenix Mistakes

    Henry Abbott

    Credit the Spurs with a marvelous against-all-odds come-from-behind double overtime win against Phoenix. There is a ton to say about this amazing game, but through it all, three times I found myself looking at something Mike D'Antoni was doing and wo...

    Blog | April 19, 2008
  15. Hollinger's Playoff Odds: Celtics, Lakers Most Likely to Make Fin...

    Henry Abbott

    The Celtics, according to John Hollinger's giant machine, are about 60% likely to make the Finals. The Lakers are second, at about 25%. You know the NBA is loving that -- a Lakers/Celtics Final? Short of the next Michael Jordan, that's about as good ...

    Blog | March 24, 2008
  16. Fear the Jazz

    Henry Abbott

    Have you seen John Hollinger's Playoff Odds lately? That thing is pretty new, so I don't feel like I have a relationship with it yet. But it sure is interesting. I find myself staring at it frequently, wondering what it might see that the regular sta...

    Blog | January 28, 2008