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  1. 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
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    John Rohde of The Oklahoman: The Beatles managed to stay together for 10 years (1960-70). If you believe some people, The Heatles might only stay together another 10 days (2010-present). When free agents LeBron James and Chris Bosh decided to join Dw...

    Blog | June 11, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Greg Stoda of the Palm Beach Post: LeBron James can't keep doing this. It's too much to ask of even of him. Much too much. James has an incredible engine, but it's going to give out running at the rpm it's generating. James won't admit to fatigue - s...

    Blog | May 16, 2012
  4. Getting the calls

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images A few games into the playoffs, Lionel Hollins and the Grizzlies are best at getting to the line. The Clippers are winning a reputation as some of the league's most consistent and spectacular floppers, which m...

    Blog | May 09, 2012
  5. TrueHoop's Stat Geek Smackdown 2012

    Henry Abbott

    Welcome to Year 6 of the TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Neil Hayes of the Chicago Sun-Times: Derrick Rose's groin and Rip Hamilton's shoulder aren't all the Bulls must monitor closely during a nine-game dash to the playoffs. The Bulls have the most victories in the league (43), but it's not nitpicking to ...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "LeBron James still looks back, but only fleetingly. Instead, his primary focus is on bigger and better things for himself and his team. Speaking Monday in his native Akron, Ohio, where he was hosting ...

    Blog | August 09, 2011
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Garza of The Sacramento Bee: "During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual q...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  9. Dirk Nowitzki on fleeing the Finals

    Henry Abbott

    Cathrin Gilbert of the German magazine Spiegel has done a fascinating interview with Dirk Nowitzki, where he says things like he can't fathom why people with as much money as him would clutter up their lives hawking watches and the like. He also talk...

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News: "Dirk Nowitzki's legacy, something he has never been concerned with and is even less consumed with now that he's a champion, can no longer be doubted. His career may have started as a soft European. But he's ev...

    Blog | June 14, 2011
  11. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban via Twitter: "this will sound weird. Im laying in bed. with the trophy next me.#dreamcometrue" Mark Cuban via Twitter: "cant sleep. just thinking. In the immortal words of Sarah Melton....#woohoo ! #MFFL #NBACHAMPS ! Say it again #NBACHA...

    Blog | June 13, 2011
  12. Saturday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It's an open question whether or not there really are people who perform better than others in crunch time. Basically, it's almost impossible to find evidence of teams or players who consistently outperform what you'd normally expect. One exception, ...

    Blog | June 11, 2011
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Floyd Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Game 5 was all about The Four Js. Three Mavericks. Four Js. That is Mavs guards Jason Terry, Jason Kidd and J.J. Barea, for all of you scoring along at home. And that unlikely trio, at least in t...

    Blog | June 10, 2011
  14. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Heika of the The Dallas Morning News: "Mavericks GM and president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson stopped by practice on Wednesday and had some interesting opinions on a lot of topics. ... Can you put into perspective what Dirk has done i...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Gil LeBreton of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Desperate times call for desperate lineup changes. Desperate rebounding. Desperate fourth-quarter defense. For the Dallas Mavericks, facing a nine-point, fourth-quarter deficit, times were desperate. The...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  16. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Cam Inman of The Oakland Tribune: "This is a familiar storyline to the Bay Area, and a recent one, too: A franchise stuck in a playoff drought just hired a first-time coach who happens to be a former player and licensed minister. Let's hope Mark Jack...

    Blog | June 07, 2011