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  1. Joakim Noah teaching peace

    Henry Abbott

    Hats off to a crew that includes Joakim Noah, Taj Gibson, Ed Pinckney, Quentin Richardson, Isiah Thomas and many others for putting a lot of heart into a multi-faceted effort to address gang violence in Chicago. The NBA and its players are into an...

    Blog | September 26, 2012
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Al Iannazzone of Newsday: Carmelo Anthony winced and grimaced because of his strained right groin, but also smiled and bounced around as if pain free as he and the Knicks were putting a hurting on the Magic. Anthony had 25 points in one of his best a...

    Blog | March 29, 2012
  3. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Dzen of The Boston Globe: Celtics guard Rajon Rondo chose to avoid the media after putting up 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 15 assists in 40 minutes vs. the Bulls Sunday afternoon. Rondo's done the same thing in the past after big games, choosing ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  4. Lockouts need coffee

    Henry Abbott

    The writers on the sidewalk were, as usual, putting together a pool. It's a dollar a head, and the game is to guess at precisely what time David Stern will address the media. Worth noting: Those who had covered multiple lockouts were guessing late...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  5. Bring on your backroom deals

    Henry Abbott

    I believe in transparency. I believe in building consensus. I believe in square deals, and keeping your word. But for the moment, I'm putting all that aside and cheering heartily for the opposite: secret, backroom, fat cat powerbroker wheeling a...

    Blog | August 30, 2011
  6. Putting draft prospects to the psych test

    Henry Abbott

    The Mavericks -- the only NBA team with a full-time sports psychology coach -- operated with ruthless efficiency down the stretch, while the Heat lost a championship to an odd case of acute crunch time passivity from LeBron James. The era of sport...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  7. Nothing hurts like driving to the rim

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty LeBron James and Dwyane Wade could be adding years to their careers by playing together. Dirk Nowitzki is putting the ball on the floor and finishing hard at the rim. He's as mobile as ever. NBA players at this sta...

    Blog | May 23, 2011
  8. Rick Welts, out of the closet

    Henry Abbott

    Rick Welts is not just the president of the Suns, but also an NBA figure who matters, having left a lasting impact from his time in the league office -- for instance in creating NBA All-Star Weekend as we know it. He's also -- after putting in lon...

    Blog | May 16, 2011
  9. Players as presidents

    Henry Abbott

    John and Dave Hendrie of the blog RFH Collective are putting some serious work into a project comparing NBA stars to U.S. presidents. The first in their series pairs a retired All-Star and former NBA executive with a deceased president. Here's your c...

    Blog | April 19, 2011
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "For a moment, I thought about putting on a plastic poncho and borrowing a pair of Kirk Hinrich's goggles for fear of getting soaked with a champagne shower. But after the Wizards finally won their first road game ...

    Blog | February 14, 2011
  11. Putting the NBA to the fat test

    Henry Abbott

    Hayes Davenport of CelticsHub, evidently lacking appropriate hobbies, spent a lot of time calculating NBA players' body mass index. What he found was that -- assuming the published heights and weights of NBA players are correct -- the Clippers are...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  12. Friday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Grange of the Toronto Globe and Mail, on Chris Bosh: "His dreams of national exposure are turning into the nightmare of being exposed; his too-slow-rotations, excused in Toronto when he was putting up big numbers at the other end, make him su...

    Blog | November 12, 2010
  13. Putting the Heat on the Lakers' defense

    Henry Abbott

    The 7-0 Lakers have been, essentially, perfect this season. Their offense has been by far the NBA's best and their defense has been pretty darned good even without Andrew Bynum. It is hard to find anything to complain about. But Ed in Arcadia i...

    Blog | November 09, 2010
  14. Putting Russian on the ball

    Henry Abbott

    A few months ago, I went to Bristol for some meetings and things. NBA editor Royce Webb invited me to a pickup hoops game in the evening, which was a lot of fun. Webb has a bunch of nifty ways of scoring the ball -- all manner of runners, leaners ...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  15. Putting the rest issue to rest

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande The reason teams should be allowed to hold out players whenever they want are as simple as A, B, C. Antawn Jamison. Brandon Roy. Carlos Boozer. They participated in late-season games and suffered an ankle, meniscus and o...

    Blog | April 15, 2010
  16. Yes, I picked the Blazers

    Henry Abbott

    Yes, I picked the Blazers to beat the Suns in seven. Yes, I'm the only writer who picked Portland. Yes, I'm the rare sportswriter who makes his team allegiances known, and thats' my team. No, putting all that together doesn't mean I'm a mer...

    Blog | April 15, 2010