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  1. Thunder not caring enough, or too much?

    Henry Abbott

    A quick spin through the media reaction to the Heat's Game 3 win reveals a theme: The Thunder need to care more, embrace the moment, play for today, fire all of their guns, be more rageful, raise the adrenaline level, go harder ... It's a juiced u...

    Blog | June 18, 2012
  2. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "Late Monday morning, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tweeted that he was going to appear Monday night on 'Piers Morgan Tonight' to 'raise some hell on politics, the economy and whatever he throws my way.' Instea...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The telethon to raise money for NBA players. Video of one of the best runs of the summer. James Harden, J.R. Smith, Cuttino Mobley, Kenneth Faried, Bobby Brown, musician Chris Brown and many others in intense highlights. Join me on HoopSpeak Live...

    Blog | August 04, 2011
  4. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press: "Few will raise their voices if Richard Hamilton is traded. It won't trigger the volatile reaction of when Chauncey Billups was dealt for Allen Iverson in 2008. The Pistons were good then -- not 12-26 -- and far ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  5. Can bitter competitors be profound friends?

    Henry Abbott

    This is some video from the ESPN 30 for 30 documentary, "Unmatched," that first aired last night. Even this short promo raises several meaningful, even life-changing questions. For instance: How did the filmmakers get such clean audio from tha...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  6. A Good Look for the Mavs

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande LOS ANGELES -- The Dallas Mavericks beat the Lakers in Staples Center, they shot 32 free throws to the Lakers' 14, and still Dallas owner Mark Cuban had an issue to raise with the league office afterward. He wants to see if his t...

    Blog | October 31, 2009
  7. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Ramona Shelburne of the Los Angeles Daily News: "There is only so long a guy can be someone else's right-hand man. So many times he can receive pay raises or be mentioned as a possible successor. Sit in that chair too long and you become a c...

    Blog | August 13, 2009
  8. Kevin Pelton on Blake Griffin

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus watched presumed top overall pick Blake Griffin like a hawk during his Final Four performance. He saw plenty to like in the Oklahoma star, especially explosiveness around the basket. But he also raises some conce...

    Blog | April 06, 2009
  9. Barcelona Food Labs, Kobe Steak, and the MVP Race

    Henry Abbott

    The other day, I linked to a video about the kind of ham that Jose Calderon raises on his farm back in Spain. If you keep watching, though, you'll see that it is actually not really a video about ham, but instead about the extraordinarily nontrad...

    Blog | March 24, 2009
  10. A Flicker of Life for Seattle Fans

    Henry Abbott

    Behold Washington State Senate Bill 6116, which proposes a hotel tax to raise money for things like stadiums. It'll need a lot of love to make it into law, but if it does, there is a hope Key Arena could get the public part of the public/private ...

    Blog | March 05, 2009
  11. The Financial Meltdown vs. the NBA's Return to Seattle

    Henry Abbott

    SuperSonicSoul, reacting to recent news from the governor's office in Washington: ... when the liberal governor of a left-wing state calls for a quarter-million reduction in health care expenditures and skips pay raises for teachers, even an out-of-...

    Blog | January 07, 2009
  12. Soccer Stars: Steve Nash, Baron Davis, Thierry Henry and Company

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein has word that Steve Nash and many of his friends -- including several NBA players, and some of the best soccer players on the planet -- will be playing a soccer game tomorrow afternoon in New York City to raise money for charity. It...

    Blog | June 24, 2008
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    How to raise your child to be a Celtic-loving barbarian. Now hiring: the Pistons. Now on the job market: Flip Saunders. Jason Quick of The Oregonian: "The Trail Blazers on Tuesday will begin workouts for draft prospects, bringing in point g...

    Blog | June 03, 2008
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Oklahoma City voters vote overwhelmingly to raise and spend $121 million or so on arena upgrades and a practice facility for an NBA team to be named later, but likely named the SuperSonics. Steve Kerr tells ESPN's Chad Ford that the Suns have lacked...

    Blog | March 05, 2008
  15. Big Day in Oklahoma City

    Henry Abbott

    If the Sonics are to leave Seattle, it will be for a city that is freer with the tax dollars. Is Oklahoma City that kind of place? Voters will decide that today, when they vote on a measure that would extend a current tax to raise more than $100 mill...

    Blog | March 04, 2008
  16. Marc Stein: No Twelve-Foot Rims for Dwight Howard

    Henry Abbott

    That had been his secret weapon for the dunk contest: raise the rim super high. But Stein reports that the NBA won't go along with that idea: Orlando sources report that Howard has been practicing a couple wicked maneuvers that might inject this dyi...

    Blog | February 16, 2007