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  1. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Sansevere of the Pioneer Press: The Minnesota Timberwolves have been busy lately signing players they hope can lift them into the playoffs. Nobody in the organization is hoping for that more than president of basketball operations David Kahn. BS:...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times: Dissenting voices of a proposal to build a new arena in the Sodo District designed to lure the NBA back were nowhere to be found at Occidental Park on Thursday. Instead, a two-hour rally organized by Chris Hansen, t...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  3. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A beautiful, must-watch video on the history of the crossover. Allen Iverson is fantastic talking about when he famously crossed up Michael Jordan: "The craziest thing about it is I hit him with my best move ... and he still almost blocked it. ... th...

    Blog | May 25, 2011
  4. When Pau Gasol talks trash

    Henry Abbott

    Pau Gasol's nature is to be measured in his comments, about just about anything. With microphones around, he is borderline humble. But in the lead-up to Game 7, he did remind people on Wednesday that he has more than a little relevant experience. I ...

    Blog | June 17, 2010
  5. The game plan doesn't change in a day

    Henry Abbott

    Elsa/NBAE/Getty Images The summer of 2010 was always about finding the team with the best vision of the future. Everything about LeBron James' free agency plan changed as the Cavaliers were eliminated by the Celtics: No way he'd head back to Clevel...

    Blog | May 14, 2010
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "For years, LeBron James has said he doesn't believe in pressure as a disarming answer to any question that includes the word itself. Of course this isn't true. In fact, he's somewhat of an expert...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  7. Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Thought that occurred to me last night: Has Dirk Nowitzki ever played better? I know he is a legend for Game 7 against the Spurs in 2006 when he had 37 and 15. But last night he was making key defensive plays once in a while, too! He shot the lights ...

    Blog | May 12, 2009
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Gail Goodrich writing in the Los Angeles Daily News: "There really is no other way to describe the Lakers' performance in Game 6 other than to say it was pathetic. It was a complete embarrassment to go into a game of that magni...

    Blog | June 19, 2008
  10. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "Embrace it. Ogle it. Relish it. But, above all, believe it. The Boston Celtics did not just win franchise championship No. 17 last night. They snatched it. They swallowed it. They demanded it. So th...

    Blog | June 18, 2008
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Celtics vs. Lakers Bob Ryan of The Boston Globe: "That was all prelude to the 'Leon Powe Show' in the first 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter. Powe brought the crowd to its feet on the first Boston possession when he beat the shot clock with an a...

    Blog | June 09, 2008
  12. Is that Darfur Letter a Slam Dunk?

    Henry Abbott

    (Brace yourself. This is easily the most academic, international, and dense post in TrueHoop history.) Charles P. Pierce writes on Slate that LeBron James has clearly erred by not signing on to his teammate's Darfur activism. In April, Ira Newble, a...

    Blog | June 07, 2007