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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jennifer Garza of The Sacramento Bee: "During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual q...

    Blog | July 06, 2011
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times: "With an expected NBA lockout looming, Clippers point guard Mo Williams was already planning for the future the other day, suggesting a solution for the (potentially) homeless NBAers. He teased Neil Olshey, the ...

    Blog | June 16, 2011
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich draws up the play of the year, and gets Tim Duncan all alone under the hoop for the key bucket of a close win. Other teams could undoubtedly do some of what the Clippers did to beat the Heat. Ryan Gomes explains the specifics. Name...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick Hayes of PistonPowered: "Bill Laimbeer is a tough subject for me. I firmly believe he is one of the most underrated players of his era who, because of his reputation as an instigator (and punching bag of Robert Parish), never gets the cre...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A respected Columbia professor disputes the findings that trailing at halftime makes a team more likely to win. Andrew Gelman's rebuttal is over my head, but seems to boil down to different ways to interpret the same data, and he includes this in...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson has really impressed me by having the guts to really rest Kobe Bryant heading into many fourth quarters. What impressed me even more yesterday was that the Lakers outscored the Jazz during that rest yesterday. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Pistons vs. Sixers Bob Wojnowski of The Detroit News: "The young and impetuous must be dealt with severely, or they never learn. The Pistons tried to play nice with the 76ers, but play time is over. This first-round series should be a mismatch, and i...

    Blog | April 24, 2008
  10. Late Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has had many posts through the years questioning the ban of high-schoolers from the NBA. Here's an article along those lines from Brandon Hoffman on RealGM: "Mike Dunleavy, son of a long-time NBA head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. played three yea...

    Blog | April 09, 2008
  11. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The researcher whose study says NBA referees demonstrate racial bias has been attacked by the NBA as malinformed, claiming they have better (but private) information that proves him wrong. In a must-read Lester Munson article on ESPN.com, Wolfers say...

    Blog | May 07, 2007
  12. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    (By the way, there's a new category over there: "Daily Bullets")All ye who are now joining the Golden State bandwagon: here's a little video lesson on the 1975 Golden State Warriors, which features Rick Barry's Chris Webber moment. There's actually a...

    Blog | April 30, 2007
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ten great Shawn Kemp dunks that will make you love life. Michael McCann on tanking. One way to make sure it doesn't happen: make every rookie a free agent. Worth discussing! I'd add some wrinkles like a salary cap, and an ability for teams to pay loc...

    Blog | April 06, 2007
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A handy guide to the week in European basketball, by Julien Debove of BasketSession.com, expressed in terms of jazz musicians. Maccabi Tel Aviv, for instance, is Chet Baker: "It's uneasy to guess watching the clip that Chet Baker's b...

    Blog | November 14, 2006
  15. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Ten Commandments of Pre-Season. In a word, calm down. Except for injuries, nothing much that happens at this time of year means all that much. Dave from Blazers Edge points out: "The classic example is the 1996 Indiana Pacers who, after goin...

    Blog | September 14, 2006
  16. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    This story was on TrueHoop ages ago, and now it's in the Wine Spectator: Gregg Popovich, winemaker. One of my favorite beat writers, Brian Windhorst, is on SportsBloggersLive, and so was "Big Oily" Oleksiy Pecherov. O.J. Mayo holds ...

    Blog | July 07, 2006