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  1. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Tony Parker shook hands with the Spaniards, then made one, final Olympic gesture. He smashed his goggles onto the floor. A few hours later, near the same spot where pieces of plastic had skidded, Manu Gino...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  2. Limits of human performance

    Henry Abbott

    Stu Forster/Getty Images Sport Ana Dulce Felix at the finish line of the 2012 Olympic marathon in London. People just get better and better at things. That's the trend. That underlies a lot, frankly, including the Olympics -- and the idea that t...

    Blog | August 06, 2012
  3. Who runs the summer?

    Henry Abbott

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images The NBA has reason to think beyond the Olympics -- but questionable right to keep players away. READ PART ONE: "Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?" The first time the NBA spoke in any detail about pulling back fro...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  4. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Charles F. Gardner of the Journal Sentinel: One interesting point on the current Olympic Games in London: this time the Bucks have zero players competing. That's a marked contrast from the 2008 Beijing Games when Michael Redd was playing for the U.S....

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. 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
  7. TrueHoop TV: Sarunas Marciulionis

    Henry Abbott

    While the U.S. Olympic dream team was cruising through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, another team was inspiring a nation like never before. For the newly liberated Lithuania, this tournament was a first and long-needed chance to demonstrate nationa...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  8. An international brouhaha

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban told CBS Sports' Ken Berger the other day that he'd like to take elite summer basketball away from the Olympics. Cuban's idea, which has fallen on deaf ears with the ever more globally minded commissioner, is to buy out the various nation...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  9. Pau Gasol: World-beater

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Jay Aych, The Painted Area Team USA got its redemption with Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008. On Sunday, Team Espana got its redemption with Eurobasket gold in Katowice, Poland. Pau Gasol: On top of the basketball world. ...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  10. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Ivan Carter of The Washington Post: "Caron Butler has never been to Barcelona before, but he does remember an image of his childhood idol, Michael Jordan, that was taken during the 1992 Barcelona Olympics when Jordan and the Dream Team dominated the ...

    Blog | October 17, 2008
  11. Not Having Finger Surgery: Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    From Kobe Bryant's official website: After seeking numerous opinions from hand specialists, Lakers guard Kobe Bryant has decided to forgo surgery on his right pinkie. Fresh off his Olympic Gold Medal performance in Beijing, Bryant expressed that he d...

    Blog | September 09, 2008
  12. Manu Ginobili Needs Surgery

    Henry Abbott

    Manu Ginobili has had the same heel injury since the playoffs, and Coach Gregg Popovich reportedly urged the Spurs' guard not to play in the Olympics unless it was better. He did play in the Olympics, helping Argentina to bronze, but new tests show t...

    Blog | August 29, 2008
  13. Lithuania, Basketball Heaven

    Henry Abbott

    In these past Olympics, Lithuania came in fourth. Just behind Argentina, Spain and the United States. That's no surprise. The Lithuanian team is always in the hunt. It's worth noting the sizes of these nations, however. The United States is the plane...

    Blog | August 26, 2008
  14. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Robert e-mails about the FIBA rankings: "It's ironic that right after this Olympic tournament, the U.S. men actually dropped out of first place in the FIBA world rankings, being surpassed by Argentina. Through all their recent disappo...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "There is no better way for Jason Kidd to bow out of international basketball, having earned his second gold medal Sunday while extending his record to 56-0 in Olympics, Olympic qualifying and exhibition game...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  16. CrazyLiveBlogOlyBullets

    Henry Abbott

    There is a big game starting shortly. The United States vs. Argentina in the semifinals of the mighty Beijing Olympics. The winner gets to play for national glory and gold medals. The loser gets to enjoy being called "the Redeem Team" (again, if it's...

    Blog | August 22, 2008