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  1. Basketball Poetry

    Henry Abbott

    "The Crossover" is a novel made up of basketball poems, and the author is a guy in a Heat hat who might make you cry....

    Blog | March 21, 2014
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  3. Warriors-Spurs Preview

    Warriors-Spurs Preview

    Preview | May 13, 2013
  4. Lockout hell, Raider Nation, and the triumphant return of the D'A...

    Katie Baker

    All that and more in this week's Bake Shop mailbag!

    Story | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  5. A poem for Shaquille O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images The year: 2000. The king of the basketball world: Shaquille O'Neal. As usual, I lost a bet. This time the circumstances were cloaked in stat geekery, and maddening. But the end result is: Shaquille O'Neal contributed mo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  6. Sherman Alexie on aging, and Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The mighty thrills of NBA basketball never last forever. Writer Sherman Alexie spends a lot of time thinking about basketball and some time thinking about aging. Both ideas appear in this poem, inspired by Kobe Bryant:...

    Blog | April 11, 2011
  7. A Sherman Alexie poem about Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    Today, writer Sherman Alexie read Kobe Bryant's arguments about taking the final shot. Then Alexie wrote this poem: In Response to Kobe Bryant's Suggestion that I'd Choose Him to Take the Last Shot if My Life Was on the Line Here's the thing, ...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  8. Sherman Alexie on basketball in prison

    Henry Abbott

    Writer Sherman Alexie says he's going to visit a prison to play basketball. (Chris Ballard once wrote memorably about doing something similar.) Alexie wrote a little poem about it, which he is nice enough to let us publish here on TrueHoop: Pri...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  9. Gallo: It's time for 'Twas the Night Before Free Agency

    DJ Gallo

    'Twas the Night Before Free Agency, when all through the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2010
  10. A father and the Celtics, in rhyme

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Giles Li, a Celtics fan, new father, and blogger wrote a poem: Life, Love, and Basketball (a sestina) For a lifetime, this has been his team. Seventeen championships -- four of which he has seen -- they are without peer. An o...

    Blog | June 14, 2010
  11. The TrueHoop Network Expands: Welcome Rockets Buzz

    Henry Abbott

    You know I love the Houston Rockets. (I just finished writing a little internet love poem to them.) The truth is they're one of the NBA's most fascinating teams. Things happen differently in Houston. They have two of the NBA's biggest sta...

    Blog | February 26, 2009
  12. Warrior Misery Poem

    Henry Abbott

    From YaoButtaMing at Golden State of Mind: I'm sad I'm hurt I'm disappointed I'm without comfort I'm shedding My tears Down my warriors Team shirt 49 win season With what to gain? A lottery pick For a future sidekick?...

    Blog | April 15, 2008
  13. A Sherman Alexie Original Hoops Poem

    Henry Abbott

    The other day writer Sherman Alexie emailed me a funny little anecdote about playing pickup basketball with former NBA player James Bailey. Thinking about it got him writing, and now he has an original poem on the topic that I am delighted to share: ...

    Blog | March 10, 2008
  14. The TrueHoop Blogroll Just Exploded

    Henry Abbott

    Yup. I blew it up. What used to be massive novel is now just a 12-line poem. It was painful, frankly. Some of those people I cut, at least temporarily--they're friends.But this is for the best. That blogroll has been an embarrassment for a while. Yes...

    Blog | March 20, 2007
  15. Luis Scola in Rhyme

    Henry Abbott

    The European Basketball site BasketSession has a little poem, by Julien Debove, about Luis Scola. Here's an excerpt: They say he's 6'9 and he plays atrocious D. They even drafted him 50 freaking picks after Tskitishvili. But he would score 20 a ni...

    Blog | March 09, 2007
  16. A Sherman Alexie Poem About Basketball

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | January 03, 2007
  17. Where'd That Soccer Ball Come From?

    Henry Abbott

    A high school teacher in Oregon gives his students a look at where athletic supplies come from, and in the essay he wrote about the experience, Nike looks terrible. The essay is a little overbearing for my tastes (a line of a poem: "Michael Jordan so...

    Blog | February 18, 2006