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  1. Tolerance is great, conviction is better

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images When he coached the Knicks, Isiah Thomas said he'd "make damn sure" a gay player would be welcome. Five years ago, when retired NBA player John Amaechi came out of the closet, just about the whole NBA was asked to imag...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  2. 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
  3. David Stern predicts openly gay players

    Henry Abbott

    3,600 is a big number. That's roughly how many men have played in the NBA through the years. None has ever come out of the closet while playing. Just about every two years we get hints as to why: In his 2007 book, retired player John Amaech...

    Blog | April 15, 2011
  4. NBA block vs. charge is different

    Henry Abbott

    It's befuddling to everyone from casual fans to coaches. Veteran referee Joe DeRosa retired from the NBA and tells Vindy.com's Greg Gulas that reffing some college games has reminded him that the block/charge call is not the same everywhere. "The...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  5. Dwight Howard and Adonal Foyle in Haiti

    Henry Abbott

    Last weekend, Adonal Foyle and Dwight Howard made a trip to visit Haiti, in conjunction with the fund Dwight Howard set up to assist in Haitian relief efforts. Foyle, who retired this summer as a player for the Magic and has taken a new job as the te...

    Blog | September 24, 2010
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Fred Mitchell and David Kaplan of the Chicago Tribune: "For years, there have been whispers around the NBA that Michael Jordan first retired from the league in 1993 to play baseball because of his heavy involvement in gambling. Ron Shelton, who direc...

    Blog | August 24, 2010
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Sheridan of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The 76ers staged a very moving tribute to Allen Iverson last night. It was a perfect way to induct a retired superstar into the team's Hall of Fame: sold-out arena, stirring highlight video, the works. Exc...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  8. Jason Richardson on hanging up his #23

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Via Twitter -- where, ironically, Jason Richardson's name is JRich23: Getting lots of tweets about changing my number 4 MJ. Im all 4 it he's the greatest player to ever play. NBA should of retired 23 yrs ago....

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  9. Magic and Bird: The Past On the Present

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande Despite the tone the title of their new book, "When the Game Was Ours" might indicate, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson are not a couple of grumpy old men who think the NBA might as well have folded after they retired. In a promotion...

    Blog | November 02, 2009
  10. Your Nightmare Defender: Alvin Robertson Edition

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Something curious happened as we made the rounds in Phoenix, asking current and former players about the guy they'd least like to see defending them in a life-or-death possession. Three different retired NB...

    Blog | February 15, 2009
  11. Darius Miles, Cap Space, E-mails, Oh My!

    Henry Abbott

    This Darius Miles situation is a mess. Before we get to talking about threatening e-mails and all that, let's back up for a minute, and all agree on one thing: Darius Miles is not, and should not be, medically retired. Portland's claim, suppo...

    Blog | January 09, 2009
  12. Who Is That Guy? Hoops Quiz Question #10

    Henry Abbott

    The challenge, as explained here, is to name the retired NBA players in this photo (the final in a series of ten, after this, this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this) in the comments below. Answers Wednesday morning. All photos were taken i...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  13. Who Is That Guy? Hoops Quiz Question #9

    Henry Abbott

    The challenge, as explained here, is to name the retired NBA players in this photo (the ninth of many, after this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this) in the comments below. Answers Wednesday morning. All photos were taken in late August by ...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  14. Who Is That Guy? Hoops Quiz Question #8

    Henry Abbott

    The challenge, as explained here, is to name the retired NBA players in this photo (the eighth of many, after this, this, this, this, this, this and this) in the comments below. Answers Wednesday morning. All photos were taken in late August by Dexte...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  15. Who Is That Guy? Hoops Quiz Question #7

    Henry Abbott

    The challenge, as explained here, is to name the retired NBA player in this photo (the seventh of many, after this, this, this, this, this and this) in the comments below. Answers Wednesday morning. All photos were taken in late August by Dexter Jone...

    Blog | September 02, 2008
  16. Who Is That Guy? Hoops Quiz Question #5

    Henry Abbott

    The challenge, as explained here, is to name the retired NBA players in this photo (the fifth of many, after this, this, this and this) in the comments below. Answers Wednesday morning. All photos were taken in late August by Dexter Jones at the Lege...

    Blog | September 02, 2008