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  1. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Diane Pucin of the Los Angeles Times: "Bob Costas, the television sports analyst widely considered one of the best in the country, was no different from many athletes, sports fans and basketball experts 20 years ago Monday when Magic Johnson held a n...

    Blog | November 07, 2011
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Mac Engel of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "To all NBA players who stand unified against the godless owners, read these words of warning from a former NHL player about the reality of losing an entire season: 'It's not worth it. Get a deal done,' form...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Since Isiah Thomas' arrival in 2009 as coach at Florida International University, there has been more than a touch of suspicion from local NBA fans about what exactly the Hall of Fame guard was up to ...

    Blog | October 03, 2011
  4. NBA owners' bargaining positions

    Henry Abbott

    Steven Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images Adam Silver and David Stern present a united front, but the truth is more complex. The way the NBA tells it, all 30 owners are perfectly united, on every issue from hard caps to revenue sharing. Of course, it can...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "Doc Rivers thought he had waltzed around using the 'S' word during a very damning halftime talk. But no translation was needed for the subdued players sitting in front of him. After watching Ray Allen fall head-firs...

    Blog | March 22, 2011
  6. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: "When the final buzzer sounded, Jason Richardson clasped both sides of his head. Jameer Nelson pumped his right fist and turned toward Dwight Howard. The two co-captains exchanged high-fives. Coach Stan Van Gundy...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  7. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    (They would have been earlier bullets, but my computer and I? We're not getting along today.) If Shaquille O'Neal isn't going to dunk this ball, what is he going to dunk? Jason Richardson once wanted to play in the NHL. The Charlotte Observer's ...

    Blog | December 10, 2007
  8. Las Vegas Set to Have TWO NBA-Ready Arenas?

    Henry Abbott

    Yesterday the people who own Harrah's and a good chunk of the Las Vegas strip announced plans to build their own arena just off the strip. That's a piece of news! And they say they have had discussions with the NHL and the NBA (but could make i...

    Blog | August 23, 2007
  9. Portland Fans: This is Serious

    Henry Abbott

    Here's the good news: Portland has young talented players and the future is bright. Depending what happens in the draft, potentially really bright. But the ownership end of things remains a pretty solid mess. As far as I know, no one has been able...

    Blog | January 12, 2007
  10. Juan Dixon is Getting Ready

    Henry Abbott

    The new Blazer guard just got married. Juan Dixon tells Jon Siegel of the Washington Times that he is "a man" now. And he's a man with a new secret weapon: Canadian training techniques. The 6-foot-3, 164-pound combo guard has had an unusual workout r...

    Blog | August 18, 2005