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  1. Jonathan Abrams, the book

    Henry Abbott

    Former New York Times and current Grantland basketball writer Jonathan Abrams takes the time to do things right, digging in deep to tell us amazing stories, like one of the first and still the best Royce White profile, the definitive guide to Stephen...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: Power Balance Pavilion isn't the Pentagon, but given DeMarcus Cousins' history, his recent outburst and repeated trade demands - as related Sunday by Kings coach Paul Westphal - sort of fit the profile. Sort of. R...

    Blog | January 02, 2012
  3. Score like Arron Afflalo

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger has written profiles of every NBA player. On the Nuggets page (Insider), he has this to say about Arron Afflalo: Afflalo really stepped up his offensive game this past season, getting more aggressive attacking off the dribble and draw...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  4. Champions of basketball

    Henry Abbott

    The Plain Dealer's Bill Lubinger profiles a Cleveland-area team that has defied all odds: Every player is 80 or older. They call themselves the Oldies but Goodies: The Oldies' 10-man roster is mainly players from Greater Cleveland, Toledo and Michig...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  5. Not your typical pickup game

    Henry Abbott

    HoopSpeak's Beckley Mason on his high-profile pickup game in Bangladesh: Five local soldiers surrounded our bench in camouflaged body armor, MP5 sub-machine guns slung over their shoulders and Glocks on their hips. Snipers paced the nearby rooflines...

    Blog | October 19, 2011
  6. Erik Spoelstra's hoops roots

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Arnovitz has written a tremendous must-read profile of the reclusive Heat coach. Here Erik Spoelstra describes his first practice: "I don't even know what kind of offense I'm going to run and how to organize a team. I had balls flying all ove...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  7. Tom Thibodeau, mentor

    Henry Abbott

    Ben McGrath of the New Yorker recently wrote a tremendous profile of Texas Legends coach Nancy Lieberman. It has a great cameo by Tom Thibodeau: Earlier in the week, Lieberman had cold-called Tom Thibodeau, the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, and a...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  8. William Wesley and John Calipari

    Henry Abbott

    S.L. Price's Sports Illustrated profile of Kentucky coach John Calipari is exhaustively reported and wonderfully told. It also includes one of the rarer baubles in sports -- on-the-record quotes from William Wesley. This passage includes something co...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  9. Prokhorov's models: Part of the act?

    Henry Abbott

    In a massive profile of the Nets' Mikhail Prokhorov, The New York Times' Chip Brown suggests the stunning young women who feature so prominently in the narrative of Prokhorov's life may be there, in no small part, for appearances: I asked about the ...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  10. David Stern's doom and gloom takes a $100 million hit

    Henry Abbott

    In the Sports Business Journal, John Lombardo writes that the NBA season tickets are selling like hotcakes. Fueled by an offseason of high-profile player moves, the NBA will begin the 2010-11 season next month with more than $100 million in new full...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  11. A Supreme Court nominee, scrapping

    Henry Abbott

    In The New York Times, Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Katharine Q. Seelye and Lisa W. Foderaro profile Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan, and wouldn't you know it, basketball's part of the politics story once again: She went on to win two plum clerkships, fir...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  12. Pau Gasol, quasi-surgeon, miracle worker and organ donor

    Henry Abbott

    In Sports Illustrated, Lee Jenkins profiles Pau Gasol, who is fascinating. The article proves the Laker big man really can play many different roles: At Children's Hospital he met with doctors in a conference room, quizzing them about their treat...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  13. In the helicopter with Kobe Bryant

    Henry Abbott

    Writer J.R. Moehringer -- he of The Los Angeles Times, then "The Tender Bar," and Andre Agassi's memoir "Open" -- has written an amazing Kobe Bryant profile that appears in the March issue GQ (and online -- a tad PG-13). The profile tells the stor...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  14. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    John Canzano of The Oregonian: Can we trust Greg Oden? I wondered about that on Tuesday while we sifted through the Oden fallout. Certainly there was disappointment in learning that a high-profile professional athlete would be dumb enough to put hims...

    Blog | January 27, 2010
  15. Basketball power broker

    Henry Abbott

    In the current New Yorker, Carlo Rotella profiles Arne Duncan, who is portrayed as possibly the most powerful education secretary in U.S. history. Duncan has been making news in basketball circles lately for some comments he made about big changes...

    Blog | January 26, 2010
  16. Late Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Using Laker titles as a guide to the stock market. The Cavaliers are better when Shaquille O'Neal is on the bench. Brandon Jennings threatens to stop tweeting. Really good Will Bynum profile. Dick Jerardi of the Philadelphia Daily News with a...

    Blog | December 18, 2009