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  1. NBA's new playoff flopping rules

    Henry Abbott

    A press release from the NBA: The NBA has set the league's anti-flopping disciplinary schedule to be used during the 2013 Playoffs, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations Stu Jackson announced today. "Flopping" is defined as any phys...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  2. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brooklyn-based actress Rosie Perez remembers meeting Joe Johnson, from a press release about "The Association: Brooklyn Nets" premiering on NBA TV next Tuesday: "I said, 'My goodness, you talk slow as hell.' He said, 'Yeah, you just say whatever come...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  3. Rookie-sophomore teams pickup-style

    Henry Abbott

    This is a fantastic idea. From an NBA press release: NBA All-Star 2012 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will introduce an exciting new format to a game that has historically featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores....

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  4. TrueHoop TV: Mark Jackson on crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    Form a Golden State Warriors press release: The Golden State Warriors have named Mark Jackson, a 17-year NBA veteran as a player and current ABC/ESPN broadcaster, as the team's new head coach, it was announced today. Jackson becomes the 24th head c...

    Blog | June 06, 2011
  5. Frontline digs into NCAA business

    Henry Abbott

    Remember Lowell Bergman? He's the TV producer who Al Pacino portrayed in "The Insider." Here's the promo for his upcoming Frontline documentary, which includes names like Joakim Noah and Sonny Vaccaro, and is described in a PBS press release like ...

    Blog | March 17, 2011
  6. Behold: The 4-pointer

    Henry Abbott

    Maybe the greatest basketball quote of all time comes, of course, from Antoine Walker. He was once asked why he shot so many 3s, and he responded "because there are no 4s." At least, that's how it used to be. Consider this press release about t...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  7. Off to the Knicks game, or not

    Henry Abbott

    William Vanderson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Asbestos suit, anyone? Oh, Madison Square Garden. From a Knicks' press release: Following last night's Rangers game, during overnight maintenance of Madison Square Garden, which included cleaning as...

    Blog | November 02, 2010
  8. Bill Walton: Back pain nearly led to suicide

    Henry Abbott

    In a column that reads a tad like a press release for some new medical procedure, Bill Walton delivers some very serious news. "It got to the point where my life wasn't worth living. I was standing on the edge of the bridge, figuring it was better t...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ramona Shelburne of "I've seen a lot of press releases in my career. What the Clippers sent late Tuesday afternoon -- a sharp-tongued, 230-word document titled 'CLIPPERS, DUNLEAVY SEVER TIES' -- was not a press release. It was a m...

    Blog | March 10, 2010
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A suggestion, via Twitter, that a Bryon Russell vs. Michael Jordan match may be in the works. LeBron James is coming to New York ... to promote the movie "More Than a Game." A Nike press release about the visit (taking place this Sunday), ...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  11. LeBron's Unnecessary Autobiography

    Henry Abbott

    The book is about LeBron James and the success and friendship he enjoyed in high school. It's called "Shooting Stars," (excerpted here) and was written by LeBron James and Buzz Bissinger. A press release says it's "a story of friendship, perseverance...

    Blog | September 03, 2009
  12. NBA Plans a "Major Announcement"

    Henry Abbott

    An NBA press release: WHAT: Major NBA Announcement WHO: David Stern, NBA Commissioner Timothy J. Leiweke, President & CEO AEG Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles Jan Perry, Councilwoman Ninth District WHEN: Sunday...

    Blog | June 06, 2009
  13. Congratulations to Candace Parker and Shelden Williams

    Henry Abbott

    From a Goodwin Sports Management press release: Candace Parker gave birth to a baby girl today at 11:29am. It is the first child for the WNBA MVP/ROY and husband Shelden Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 6...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  14. A Very Sad Press Release

    Henry Abbott

    From the Larry H. Miller Group of Companies: SALT LAKE CITY (February 20, 2009) -Larry H. Miller, husband, father, grandfather, a well-known entrepreneur, community advocate and humanitarian, died from complications due to type 2 diabetes today, at ...

    Blog | February 20, 2009
  15. Getting Beneath the Surface

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz When the press release came across my email, my initial reaction was "Wha?!" Right Guard was teaming up with the Salvation Army to put on a fantasy basketball camp for kids living in shelters. The lede in the pre...

    Blog | February 14, 2009
  16. On the Loose: Larry Brown

    Henry Abbott

    The Philadelphia 76ers announced today that Larry Brown has resigned as Executive Vice President. From the press release: In January of 2007, Brown rejoined the Sixers organization as Executive Vice President, less than six years removed from coachi...

    Blog | April 24, 2008