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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: The men's basketball team is considered royalty, swooned over by star-struck global media. The women's team has a 34-game winning streak, an unprecedented amount of star power, and is treated like they're playing ...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times: Dissenting voices of a proposal to build a new arena in the Sodo District designed to lure the NBA back were nowhere to be found at Occidental Park on Thursday. Instead, a two-hour rally organized by Chris Hansen, t...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  5. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian T. Smith of The Salt Lake Tribune: In one of the most memorable contests in Jazz history, Utah fell 139-133 in quadruple overtime to Atlanta at Phillips Arena. It was the only four-OT game in the Jazz's 38 years as a franchise, and the first in...

    Blog | March 26, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant brought the team with the NBA's best record to his home town, and the expectation was that it would be a pushover against the team with the league's worst record. But Wal...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  7. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "Lead negotiators for the N.B.A. and its players union will hold a bargaining session next week - just the second since the lockout began - with an unofficial deadline fast approaching to save the start of training...

    Blog | August 26, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With the door to the NBA that swung open nine years ago closed to him, Yao Ming on Wednesday chose 'a new life.' Yao announced his retirement in a ceremony and news conference in Shanghai, citing the repeate...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A beautiful, must-watch video on the history of the crossover. Allen Iverson is fantastic talking about when he famously crossed up Michael Jordan: "The craziest thing about it is I hit him with my best move ... and he still almost blocked it. ... th...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Some of the basketball cognescenti still are unwilling to call the Spurs for what they really are. And that's a dynasty in the truest since of the word. Although they have never won back-to-back NBA title...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Though it might take one more win, Kevin Durant has already conceded the tournament MVP to Luis Scola, which should look nice in his trophy case, along with two Spanish League MVPs, and a Tournament of Ameri...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  13. 10 Things to Watch in the World Championships

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Ricky Rubio will be fully empowered to drive the Spanish team's attempt to knock off Team USA. Basketball's World Championships (maybe the last ones ever ... the name will likely be changing to the World Cup) b...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  14. Team USA: The undeserving favorites

    Henry Abbott

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Team USA are on the court in Las Vegas to begin preparations for the World Championships that begin August 28 in Turkey. The players still in the mix for the national team include Kevin Durant, who is a virtual lock to be...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  15. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "The Knicks' off-season has created much discussion but little movement, with the organization at a standstill with its own free agents and others while it teeters between the incremental moves of the prese...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  16. Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Thought that occurred to me last night: Has Dirk Nowitzki ever played better? I know he is a legend for Game 7 against the Spurs in 2006 when he had 37 and 15. But last night he was making key defensive plays once in a while, too! He shot the lights ...

    Blog | May 12, 2009