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  1. Donaghy scandal's ringleader speaks

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano James "Baba" Battista refused to talk to the FBI. Out of prison, he's unloading in a new book. In 2007, when it was all fresh, David Stern called the Tim Donaghy referee betting scandal the "worst situation that I have ever ...

    Blog | February 17, 2011
  2. 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
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Fred Girard of the Detroit News has a remarkable account of why it is, exactly, that Robert "Tractor" Traylor is going to prison. It's not so much, Girard reports, that Traylor helped a drug dealer launder money by buying property with ill-gotten cas...

    Blog | April 09, 2007
  4. Can It Be Called an Asylum If No One Gets Better?

    Henry Abbott

    Joey from Straight Bangin' I have always found the notion of inmates running an asylum to be curious. When I think of inmates, I am reminded of Simon Adebisi-type criminals who need to be in prisons. And when I think of asylums, I am reminded of J...

    Blog | July 10, 2006
  5. Reggie Evans Goes for the Gold

    Henry Abbott

    Denver's Evans redefines the term "under-handed" with a prison-yard boxout assault on Chris Kaman's nuggets. Here's video (UPDATED LINK) but you can't really call them "highlights." Chris Tomasson reports: "He went behind m...

    Blog | April 30, 2006
  6. NBA and NFL Anti-Hero Children's Book

    Henry Abbott

    This is from the blog promoting Bobbee Bee the H.A.T.E.R.: With the drop out rate at an all-time high, the rise of gang-activity increasing, the prison industrial complex growing, the zero tolerance policy being enforced, resegregrated school distric...

    Blog | April 28, 2006
  7. Dajuan Wagner's Stepdad

    Henry Abbott

    Dajuan Wagner's father, Milt Wagner, is a longtime friend of William Wesley's. His mother, Lisa Paulk, is said to be very nice. His stepfather, Leonard "Pooh" Paulk got life in prison last month, after being busted as a drug kingpin with Camden-wide...

    Blog | January 06, 2006
  8. Payton, Cassell, and Caffey Going to Court

    Henry Abbott

    Strippers, nightclubs, and a night out in Toronto gone wrong. Via Reuters, ESPN says Gary Payton could face up to ten years in prison. In April 2003, Payton, along with then teammates Sam Cassell and Jason Caffey, were charged after an altercation w...

    Blog | July 01, 2005