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  1. What delights Chris Paul

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images "I hate that in a couple months these guys are going to be my enemies," says Chris Paul. "The bond and the camaraderie," says coach Mike Krzyzewski of the 2012 Team USA, "I would take ours over anybody." "We...

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Geoff Calkins of The Commercial-Appeal: Go ahead, roll your eyes if you like. But if you saw this game - if you heard the players talking about it afterward - you'd understand. For American players, a gold medal doesn't compare to an NBA title. But i...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "Really glamorous, I know." Puking during workouts as an essential part of being an Olympic athlete. Strongly in favor of a real basketball world cup: Bill Simmons. Talk that it's a "natural metamorphosis" for Kobe Bryant to accept a smaller role...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and James Harden take the beach volleyball court against the best women's pair ever and lose. It all happened moments before Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings took the court for a late-night Olympic match (which...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Benjamin Hoffman of The New York Times: As great as Jeremy Lin has been, as fantastic of a story his life is, the Linsanity phenomenon may have reached its apogee when talk began of adding him to the United States Olympic roster. Lin has shown himsel...

    Blog | February 23, 2012
  13. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Os Davis of BallinEurope: "Lithuania is as basketball crazy as the reputation. Man, after barely squeaking by unheralded Great Britain last night, the streets were full of partiers -- one game and it was Canada after an Olympic hockey win. Gotta love...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: "Chris Mullin became a Hall of Famer for winning two Olympic gold medals, being selected to five All-Star teams and joining forces with Tim Hardaway and Mitch Richmond to form the high-scoring, entertaining trio '...

    Blog | August 11, 2011
  15. 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
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Isola of the New York Daily News: "Jonathan Bender, who turns 29 next month, worked out for the Knicks last summer but didn't feel he was physically ready to make a commitment. But after extensive training with Charles Austin, a former Olympic ...

    Blog | December 14, 2009