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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Staff of The Commercial-Appeal: The Grizzlies now have two Las Vegas summer league most valuable players on their roster. Second-year guard Josh Selby dominated the past week with his scoring and shared MVP honors with Portland rookie Damian Lillard....

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  2. Players may earn plenty this year

    Henry Abbott

    Those of us lucky enough to have jobs are, for the most part, paid every two weeks or so. So when we hear about NBA players missing paychecks, we tend to think of those missed paychecks being two weeks' worth of money, flushed. It's not exactly so...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: "Hired-gun lawyer David Boies late in the day on Monday announced the players were withdrawing that lawsuit filed in Northern California last week and consolidating it with the one they filed in Minneapolis at the sam...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  4. Count on 50/50, despite talk

    Henry Abbott

    For a period during these NBA collective bargaining talks, the players built a lot of strong rhetoric around the idea of needing 53 percent of basketball related income. That was about five weeks ago. Since then, there have been mediators, ulti...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  5. What is there to talk about?

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty ImagesClues to the negotiations' next steps, from Billy Hunter's Thursday speech. Leaders of the NBA and the players' association are back at it once more, less than a week after the best efforts of one of the world's most re...

    Blog | October 26, 2011
  6. Tip one back with Aubrey McClendon

    Henry Abbott

    Doubtless the NBA would have preferred that Thunder minority owner Aubrey McClendon not choose this week -- the week the league's long-running claims of owners in financial pain are on trial in the minds of players, and that Wall Street is covered in...

    Blog | October 07, 2011
  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

    Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: "During the lockout, NBA teams can't execute player transactions, communicate with or even comment on players. But league scouting departments still are busy at work, and the past several weeks in Europe offered...

    Blog | July 27, 2011
  9. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "More than 100 N.B.A. employees were laid off this week, heightening the sense of economic distress as the league's owners and players haggle over a new labor agreement. ... Adam Silver, the N.B.A.'s deputy commiss...

    Blog | July 15, 2011
  10. CBA talks marching to an NFL schedule

    Henry Abbott

    The heads of the NBA and the Players Association: Are meeting face-to-face roughly every week, and have scheduled two full days of talks for early June. Have been careful not to leak the contents of these latest talks. Say that they realize "...

    Blog | May 19, 2011
  11. An NBA hard cap is nothing new

    Henry Abbott

    A week ago Billy Hunter, executive director of the National Basketball Players Association, explained that -- despite what you may have heard about franchise tags, age limits and superstars flocking together -- the real issue driving the ongoing coll...

    Blog | March 25, 2011
  12. Yao Ming and friends in Taipei

    Henry Abbott

    Yao Ming and a cast of NBA players -- Brandon Jennings, Aaron Brooks, Chase Budinger, DaJuan Summers, Hasheem Thabeet, Jeremy Lin etc. -- played in Taiwan a few weeks ago. Australian hoops writer Anton Trees was there, and provides the following acco...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  13. Anti-LeBron James beyond all sense

    Henry Abbott

    Here's a very normal video of an NBA player hooping it up with some little kids at some summer camp last week. There's a regular mix of letting the kids do their thing, and then also wowing them with some dunks and showy moves -- the things everyone ...

    Blog | August 03, 2010
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Heisler of the Los Angeles Times: "Don't we know you from somewhere? The day will come when Kobe Bryant won't be Kobe Bryant, but it wasn't Tuesday, when the Lakers' wounded franchise player emerged from a three-week funk to bail out the franchi...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  15. Anthony Roberson Looks Ahead

    Henry Abbott

    By Kevin Arnovitz It's a tough week for non-rostered players trying to hang on with NBA teams. The vast majority of them will be clearing out their lockers and packing up their belongings. Such was the case on Monday for NBA veteran Anthony Robers...

    Blog | October 20, 2009
  16. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Terry Foster of The Detroit News: "Michael Jordan will go into the Hall of Fame next week (Sept. 10-12) as perhaps the greatest and most marketable player of all-time, but he won't go in as a friend of the Pistons. The rivalry between the Pi...

    Blog | September 03, 2009