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  1. In the NBA, dirty play wins

    Henry Abbott

    As a former nemesis of Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, and many others, Bruce Bowen was long one of the NBA's nastiest defenders. Years after retirement, his most dangerous plays still draw traffic on YouTube. And even Bowen thought Dahntay Jones crossed...

    Blog | March 14, 2013
  2. Chamique Holdsclaw on Pat Summitt

    Henry Abbott

    One of the best players ever to suit up for Tennessee, Chamique Holdsclaw, wrote about her coach and friend, Pat Summitt, for theGrio.com, on the occasion of Summitt's retirement. It's a story about how basketball facilitates bonds that can be especi...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  3. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Calkins of The Columbian: For those wondering what has been going through Brandon Roy's head since announcing his retirement in early December, one of his thoughts was recently revealed: A comeback. While he did not say definitively that he woul...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  4. The NBA's China evolution

    Henry Abbott

    China Photos/Getty Images Yao Ming's retirement caused the demise of the NBA in China. Or not. Jeremy Lin's agent says he hasn't slept in days, fielding calls with business opportunities. Knicks games are being added to broadcasts all across Asia. ...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  5. NBA commissioner David Stern hints at retirement

    Henry Abbott

    In announcing a new collective bargaining agreement, commissioner David Stern also predicted it would be the final NBA labor deal before he steps down.

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2011
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "With the door to the NBA that swung open nine years ago closed to him, Yao Ming on Wednesday chose 'a new life.' Yao announced his retirement in a ceremony and news conference in Shanghai, citing the repeate...

    Blog | July 20, 2011
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Good to see the NBA gave its blessing for the Rockets to attend Kevin Martin's wedding and Yao Ming's retirement announcement. Martin was married to his longtime girlfriend Jill Adler last weekend and with t...

    Blog | July 19, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Louise Watt of The Associated Press: "Yao Ming's expected retirement could diminish the NBA's once-burgeoning popularity in China, with many fans saying they would no longer watch games. 'What's the point of watching NBA now?' asked an online user c...

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  9. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Webber says he's doing what he can to keep the Kings in Sacramento, in no small part so he doesn't become, like Gary Payton, a guy who has no arena where his jersey can hang in retirement. Meanwhile, the Kings coverage today could hardly be any...

    Blog | April 13, 2011
  10. Russell, Jordan and paradoxical legacies

    Henry Abbott

    A pet theory of mine has always been that Michael Jordan was responsible for the really boring basketball that took over the NBA after his retirement. Here's how it goes: Jordan really made GMs value cutting-edge athleticism and athletic training....

    Blog | October 08, 2010
  11. Now starring as Michael Jordan: Allen Iverson

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images Allen Iverson says he just had a large amount of fluid drained from his left knee. By Henry Abbott An aging superstar, after trying retirement on for size, finds a new team. Despite everything he has ...

    Blog | December 14, 2009
  12. Bryon Russell, back in Michael Jordan's face

    Henry Abbott

    Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty Images Michael Jordan has already been called out of retirement once to show Bryon Russell who's boss. By Henry Abbott I was in Chicago in 1994 ... and at this time I had no thoughts of coming back and playing the ...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  13. Time for Iverson to pass to Jennings

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande Allen Iverson's retirement announcement didn't unleash a powerful emotional reaction from me because I don't think we've seen the last of him and because, as it dawned on me Wednesday night, we've already seen the next of him: Bran...

    Blog | November 26, 2009
  14. The Heart Condition that Forced Cuttino Mobley into Retirement

    Henry Abbott

    This is a few days old, but I'm seeing it for the first time today (via Neil Paine). Very interesting indeed:...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  15. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Israel Gutierrez of The Miami Herald: "This is going to feel different than most of the jersey retirements you might have caught on television. And it's not just because Zo (Alonzo Mourning) is our local hero, or because, outside of football...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  16. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Ziller of Sactown Royalty on the retirement of Shareef Abdur-Rahim: "Not 100 players in the history of the NBA have averaged more points per game than Shareef. Only 76 players have a higher career PER, only 78 have more defensive rebounds, only 8...

    Blog | September 23, 2008