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  1. What good is parity?

    Henry Abbott

    Parity. The league needs parity. It is taken as gospel that having weak teams start the season out of the running for a title, and having a few teams take home all the rings, is trouble for any league, especially the NBA. It's even worse when you ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  2. Len Bias and the war on drugs

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Len Bias as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft. His death changed Colombian history. Jeff and Michael Zimbalist's "The Two Escobars" -- an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary that first aired June 21, 2010 -...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  3. Soccer's elegant development solution

    Henry Abbott

    The world's finest young athletes in most sports -- those with pro prospects -- make money from their valuable work. But not in basketball and football, oddly. For some reason (these sports are among the blackest, it's hard to dismiss race as a...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  4. Watch your head

    Henry Abbott

    The NFL is going through some soul-searching right now, thanks to new awareness about the long-term dangers associated with football's many hard collisions to the head. As a basketball fan, it's tempting to wag a finger and say something like: See...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  5. Video: Steve Nash's charity soccer game

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Jennings lived in Italy, and had a pair of soccer cleats custom made for him as a gift from his shoe company. Those two facts tell us nothing real about his soccer skills, but nevertheless I entered the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  6. It's about the portions

    Henry Abbott

    Many times on TrueHoop, we have discussed the fact that NBA players love the Cheesecake Factory. There are many theories as to why. Comedian Mike Birbiglia (who is not in the NBA, and with good reason) also travels a lot. He writes that his lov...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  7. Study: Bigger athletes seem more aggressive

    Henry Abbott

    In a study of soccer, a natural human tendency to see bigger people as more aggressive seems to translate into referees' whistles. Basically, researchers found that smaller players can get away with more physical play than taller players. One o...

    Blog | January 25, 2010
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune: "LeBron who? At the end, after the gap closed, it was all Sundiata. A troop of no-names, as it turned out, killed the king. All along, the Jazz knew if they could beat the team with the best record in the leagu...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Wallace of The Miami Herald: "Players and coaches said Alonzo Mourning already is having an impact in his new role as Miami's vice president of player programs. Mourning watched Thursday's practice with other members of the Heat&...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  10. Coleman Collins on the Merits of Charity Soccer

    Henry Abbott

    D-League player and TrueHoop contributor Coleman Collins, who has written about such things as Paris, Monaco, Germany, and Iran, reports now from Chinatown. My two favorite sports are basketball and soccer, for a number of reasons, but the main one ...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  11. Randy Smith: Athlete Turned Baller

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Obscurity has been one of the hallmarks of the NBA franchise born as the Buffalo Braves in 1970, which later became the Clippers. No player personified that anonymity more than Braves star Randy Smith, who died Thursday from ...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  12. Marc Stein on his Time in the Soccer Spotlight

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein was at last Thursday's NBA draft. But his heart wasn't. His heart was still in the aftershocks of the emotional earthquake of Wednesday, which was the greatest sporting day of Marc Stein's life. As part of a charity event, Stein ...

    Blog | June 30, 2008
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of the Akron Beacon-Journal: "James scored just 14 points on a woeful 4-of-16 shooting, which indicated just how off his normal production he was as he struggled to find space to operate. Unlike previous games in these playoffs when t...

    Blog | June 08, 2007
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri: "...in basketball the word 'intangible' appears to mean 'contributions that are not scoring.' In other words, a player's tangible contribution is scoring, and intangible is everything else." That's so true. And as further...

    Blog | March 13, 2007
  15. Professor Chad Ford on Peace and Hoops

    Henry Abbott

    (Via sports law) Chad Ford, late of ESPN and now of Brigham Young University-Hawaii will soon step to the podium in Oregon at the Willamette Law Review Symposium to deliver a lecture I'm interested in called "Peace and Hoops: Basketball as a Ro...

    Blog | March 17, 2006