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  1. The greatest dunker ever

    Henry Abbott

    At the 2000 Slam Dunk Competition in Oakland, Vince Carter cast a spell on every basketball fan. Amin Elhassan shares his memories of that contest....

    Blog | February 15, 2014
  2. 25 under 25

    Henry Abbott

    Kawhi Leonard was a candidate for Finals MVP, and he's only 14th on the list of elite young NBA players compiled by ESPN Insiders David Thorpe, Kevin Pelton and Amin Elhassan. That means a lot of things, including that good times are ahead for the NB...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  3. How to come from nowhere

    Henry Abbott

    Arturo Presotto/Iguana Press/Getty Images You've probably never heard of Gal Mekel, but your NBA team probably has. The Jazz were the first team to notice. Then the Timberwolves, Bucks, Pacers, Hawks, Grizzlies, Mavericks and others. Now many teams...

    Blog | June 25, 2013
  4. How the lottery lost its cool

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Nobody has done better at it than the Cleveland Cavaliers, but even they don't swear by the lottery. It's a weird kind of party, the NBA draft lottery. The 2013 version began on the Good Morning America's re...

    Blog | May 21, 2013
  5. Twitter NBA name mash-up game

    Henry Abbott

    [View the story "The NBA name game" on Storify]...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  6. Phil Jackson's next move

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson is in the news every day. Will he return to the NBA? What does he want? Where will he land? Would he run a good front office? Will he coach? Marc Stein and David Thorpe weigh in....

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  7. Kobe Bryant rap battles, sort of

    Henry Abbott

    On Grantland, Thomas Golianopoulos has an outrageously insightful tale about Kobe Bryant's secret history as a rapper. It's a fun read all around, and makes clear that his much-publicized effort with Tyra Banks demonstrated only a fraction of his ski...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  8. TrueHoop TV: Jamal Crawford remembers

    Henry Abbott

    Jamal Crawford has scored 40 points or more eight times in his career. In a little TrueHoop TV game show, Kevin Arnovitz resolved to test Crawford's memory of those games -- Crawford came up with eight answers, and a nice little Michael Jordan anecdo...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jalen Rose says the Spurs must deal (Insider): "I don't believe the Spurs will win the West with [Tiago] Splitter as their second-best big man." Don't count on a big San Antonio move, however. The Clippers were just 6-6 without Chris Paul, which do...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  10. TrueHoop TV: All-Star Saturday

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | February 17, 2013
  11. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dirk Nowitzki to Grantland's Zach Lowe: "I'm such a dork, still. This is my 15th year and I still sit, when my wife's asleep, I sit there and watch League Pass. I do it from sometimes 9 p.m. till 12:30 a.m., until the West Coast games are over. I was...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  12. HoopIdea: Reduce head injuries

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Pensinger/Getty ImagesThe NBA isn't doing everything it could to prevent blows like this one. For a "noncontact" sport that allegedly doesn't have a concussion problem, basketball sure does feature a lot of blows to the head. A partial list ...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  13. TrueHoop TV: Dwane Casey rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | February 07, 2013
  14. TrueHoop TV: Dwane Casey on Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | February 06, 2013
  15. TrueHoop TV: Marc Stein on Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | February 01, 2013
  16. Six thoughts about trading Rudy Gay

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images Rudy Gay, an electric scoring talent who has underachieved, is headed to the Toronto Raptors. Marc Stein is reporting that the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to send Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto in exchange for ...

    Blog | January 30, 2013