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  1. Six quick Friday thoughts

    Henry Abbott

    It is a great credit to the incredibly skilled players of the NBA that games essentially never end eighth-grade style, with somebody dribbling the ball off his foot and out of bounds. But nobody's perfect, right Paul Pierce? In the most fun thing y...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    James Harden and Jeremy Lin on video, talking about "Ron" Jeremy, Harden as a cranky video game player, and Lin's perfect math test. Malcolm Lee, you're working hard, trying to get up to speed as a Timberwolves injury replacement in this toughest o...

    Blog | November 27, 2012
  3. Arron Afflalo is ready for his close up

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The UCLA formula for NBA success : Earn minutes with defense, use the time to perfect offense. "It's so crazy," says the Denver Nuggets' Arron Afflalo, who was D'ing up Kobe Bryant in Game 7 just a few weeks ago. "The ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. NBA Wildcats might go 0-66

    Henry Abbott

    I always like it when the old-school basketball wisdom and the new-school analytics are in perfect synchronicity. Stan Van Gundy scoffs at the notion the Kentucky Wildcats could beat an NBA team, saying: "I mean, people will say, 'Oh, Kentucky, yo...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  5. NBA Today: Royce Webb on HoopIdea

    Henry Abbott

    On Monday I was in Bristol, and in the cafeteria at lunch things got pretty exciting discussing HoopIdea, and ways the NBA should change to make a better, more exciting game. Tim Duncan is essentially a perfect basketball player. But very few peop...

    Blog | March 08, 2012
  6. Perfect finish for Lakers

    Henry Abbott

    I've been complaining that Kobe Bryant is reluctant to hit the open man with the game on the line -- which makes it easy for the defense to know where to focus their efforts: On Kobe! Which is exactly what the Mavericks did Monday night. With the gam...

    Blog | January 17, 2012
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Everyone is worried about Chris Paul's knees. Are they like Brandon Roy's? A useful, plain-English summation of the available knowledge. Verdict: His knees aren't perfect, but they're nowhere near Roy's either. The guy with the reputation as the mo...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  8. The post is not the priority

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport LeBron James already has a go-to crunch time move -- imagine if he perfects it. As far as I can tell, Steve Kerr started it, and it's everywhere now: LeBron James ought to spend the entire summer working on his po...

    Blog | June 15, 2011
  9. Watching Wade, and worrying

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Ehrman/NBAE/Getty Images Early in Game 1, Dwyane Wade lacked explosiveness, and was blocked often. With a minute and a quarter left in Game 1 of the 2011 NBA Finals, the Dallas Mavericks trailed by eight and needed a perfect play. Point guard ...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  10. Brian Shaw has a perfect memory

    Henry Abbott

    But he would simply love to forget the summer of 1993, when he lost his mother, father, sister and friend....

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  11. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Well, his hindsight is perfect. Jerry West in March: "If they're healthy, the Lakers will win the title." Jerry West on Monday talking to Dan Patrick: "I didn't like this team from the start of the year. I didn't think it was well-equipped to win ano...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  12. The geek after party

    Henry Abbott

    A while ago, for no good reason other than it seemed to bring the universe into more perfect alignment, we declared that Jumbling Towers -- a fantastic St. Louis foursome who happen to be really into hoops -- was TrueHoop's official house band. (If y...

    Blog | February 08, 2011
  13. Putting the Heat on the Lakers' defense

    Henry Abbott

    The 7-0 Lakers have been, essentially, perfect this season. Their offense has been by far the NBA's best and their defense has been pretty darned good even without Andrew Bynum. It is hard to find anything to complain about. But Ed in Arcadia i...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  14. Bill Walton remembers Maurice Lucas

    Henry Abbott

    On the Blazers' official website, Bill Walton remembers his deceased former teammate Maurice Lucas, whom he calls "better than perfect on all fronts." Walton writes: In our first meeting he told me we were going to win the NBA Championship -- that s...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Cote of The Miami Herald: "The gleaming Maserati, so gorgeous in the showroom, so perfect to look at, hit the road for the first time Tuesday night, and the engine hiccupped a little, and the brakes squealed some. The ride is going to be fine. N...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal: "Mo Williams' flight into Cleveland on Sunday was four hours late. Turns out, it was perfect timing. The travel delay allowed Williams to unexpectedly bump into LeBron James at Hopkins airport for a clear-the-...

    Blog | August 31, 2010