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  1. The rap on Anthony Bennett

    Henry Abbott

    Anthony Bennett's a gifted new breed scoring power forward who has a good relationship with Cavaliers coach Mike Brown. Few expected him to go first overall. Speaking the day before he became the top overall pick, Bennett addresses the notion that he...

    Blog | June 27, 2013
  2. The education of Thomas Robinson

    Henry Abbott

    For SLAM magazine, Tzvi Twersky has written one heck of a story about the Kings' Thomas Robinson, who is known for the story of his mother and grandparents all dying in short order while he was in college, for his relationship with his little sister ...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  3. Derek Fisher takes on Billy Hunter

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport A long-tense relationship explodes. Back in the lockout, a common theme was that David Stern was looking to massacre, destroy or otherwise obliterate the National Basketball Players Association. It was never ...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  4. NBA Today: Dwight Howard, playoff mania

    Henry Abbott

    Today's NBA Today podcast does not lack ambition. We open with David Thorpe getting into the nitty gritty of Dwight Howard's back, and relationship with the Magic, which are both in need of repair. Then Thorpe sticks around as we head off on an od...

    Blog | April 20, 2012
  5. Daryl Morey can't talk tanking

    Henry Abbott

    On, Jason Friedman asked the Rockets general manager, Daryl Morey, what he thought about tanking. His response had a lot to do with his relationship with the league office, a little to do with pornography and nothing to do with the GM'...

    Blog | April 04, 2012
  6. The changing relationship between owners and media

    Henry Abbott

    A fascinating discussion from Wizards owner Ted Leonsis, about why he blogs. For most of us, it's valued frank talk about the status quo, and the relationship between the media and teams. But for owners, it's also a fascinating look at what your job ...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  7. Kobe Bryant destroyed Wall Street

    Henry Abbott

    Poor Kobe Bryant. Even though he has proved himself to be the emotional and intelligent leader of the NBA's best team over the last two seasons, and one with deep connections and good working relationships with the likes of Derek Fisher and Phil J...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  8. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Harvey Araton of The New York Times: "Willis Reed believes that an important part of the 1970 team's legacy and special relationship with its fans was the developmental process from the time he was drafted in 1964. Like David Lee, Reed endured losing...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Abrams of The New York Times: "A person close to Gilbert Arenas who spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to disrupt a relationship said Arenas used practical jokes to combat insecurity. Arenas used what he considered slights -- he w...

    Blog | January 04, 2010
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott We'll be hearing about the happy marriage between Stephen Jackson and the Bobcats, and I'll be remembering when Stephen Jackson was enthusiastic about his great relationship with Warriors president "Bobby" Rowell, and Rowell was e...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  11. The Ties that Bind Larry Brown to John Kuester and Everything

    Henry Abbott

    A few years ago, a friend suggested I make a big chart like the cops use in mob movies. All those photos, with all those lines showing the structure of relationships among networks of people. Only instead of researching a crime family, I should chart...

    Blog | July 07, 2009
  12. Things Are Complicated for One James Harden Fan

    Henry Abbott

    An anonymous TrueHoop reader, and former die-hard Sonic fan writes about his complicated relationship with NBA basketball as of last night: How is it even possible for an Arizona State fan to not enjoy NBA Draft night 2009? Let me tell you. As a big ...

    Blog | June 26, 2009
  13. When Bill Russell Writes About Red Auerbach

    Henry Abbott

    One of the most examined relationships in basketball is the one that resulted in the sport's greatest dynasty -- that between Red Auerbach and Bill Russell. Bill Russell just published a book describing that relationship from the inside, remember...

    Blog | May 05, 2009
  14. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN the Magazine's Chris Broussard talking to LeBron James (also, includes good notes of James' relationship with his high school librarian at St. Vincent St. Mary): "Some Clevelanders may not see it, but LeBron says he's as loyal a...

    Blog | January 28, 2009
  15. Team USA's Complicated Relationship with Human Rights

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James a few weeks ago said on ESPN, and the people at Aid Still Required told me recently, that the Beijing Olympics will be a time to make some big political points about Darfur and some other issues. There was talk of a meeting among NBA pla...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  16. The Relationship Between New Orleans and Basketball

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | February 15, 2008