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  1. Refereeing the future

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA's competition committee is meeting this week, and David Stern says they'll be discussing profound changes to refereeing, for instance with a room full of officials reviewing calls off-site on video in real time. We asked one of the most respe...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: What Jason Collins is facing

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz has been out of the closet, and going to work at NBA stadiums (and yes, in locker rooms) for years. In his experience, how can Jason Collins, now that he's out, really expect to be treated?...

    Blog | April 30, 2013
  3. Jordan Crawford and his "steez"

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog asked Jordan Crawford why he wears sunglasses in the locker room after games. Crawford said it was just part of his "steez." Steinberg did not know this word. After getting a lesson in '90s music, he asked ju...

    Blog | November 02, 2012
  4. Jalen Rose cost Kobe Bryant a Finals game

    Henry Abbott

    I remember it like it was yesterday. Indianapolis, 2000, and the Lakers' training staff covered the window to a training room with paper -- no small amount of work, it was a big window -- to keep reporters from seeing where Kobe Bryant was receiving ...

    Blog | September 18, 2012
  5. "Too real" sex talk connects with rookies

    Henry Abbott

    Tony Gaskins is a former college football player and current Christian motivational speaker who preaches, among other things, about the perils of pre-marital sex. He stood before a room of 60-or-so players at the NBA Rookie Transition Program on Sund...

    Blog | August 22, 2012
  6. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune: Brandon Roy on Tuesday left the Timberwolves cap that he wore so briefly so long ago back home in his mother's Seattle living room, but he officially, finally returned six years later to the NBA franchise that drafted...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Bradley of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: It took Danny Ferry a week to turn a franchise going nowhere into one with room again to grow. It took him a week to reach an agreement to send Joe Johnson to the Nets for a bunch of guys whose princi...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles Times: As often as the headlines go sour in professional sports, what a kick to hear Coach Vinny Del Negro walk through the locker room singing, "It's a miracle." Del Negro stopped to crack: "I just got a text from Mike...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  9. Danny Ainge: No Rajon Rondo trade

    Henry Abbott

    From ESPN.com news services: Danny Ainge didn't leave himself any wiggle room Monday night when the topic of persistent trade rumors involving Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo arose. "Rondo's not being traded," Ainge, Boston's president of bask...

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  10. Owners on David Stern's CBA

    Henry Abbott

    In today's New York Times, Mark Heisler reports on an exchange, between Clippers owner Donald Sterling and NBA commissioner David Stern, from the early days of the NBA labor negotiations: Several people in the room, none of whom wanted to be quoted ...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  11. Throwing rocks

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Freeman/NBAE/Getty Images George Cohen doesn't just have to unite the people in the room. The billion-dollar question is: What's happening inside George Cohen's mediation sessions? But the real money in this $20-plus billion deal might res...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  12. 60 blocks north of reality

    Henry Abbott

    I almost asked the question. There we were, in the carefully lit conference room of a very nice midtown hotel. Rows of pitchers filled with ice water lined up on a white tablecloth at the back. Take a drink, and there's no place for dirty glasses....

    Blog | October 05, 2011
  13. Not much to celebrate

    Henry Abbott

    NBA and union negotiators met for hours on Thursday. The league has very nice offices with big meeting rooms, but they don't meet there. The union also has very nice offices with big meeting rooms, but the two sides don't hold big meetings there, ...

    Blog | September 23, 2011
  14. Jay-Z as hoops recruiter

    Henry Abbott

    There's some concern about hip hop mogul -- and minority Nets owner -- Jay-Z's appearing in the Kentucky locker room to congratulate various Wildcats on their tournament win. The notion that Jay-Z may have been recruiting lottery picks would be tough...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Le Batard of The Miami Herald: "I understand why people would wonder now about the Miami Heat's mental toughness as inexplicable losses stack up, the locker room weeps and the national narrative from a laughing America becomes about an inability ...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  16. Kobe in crunch time: Blazers believe

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant and the Lakers dispatched with the Blazers in crunch time -- storming back at the end of regulation, and then taking the game in overtime. In the Portland locker room post-game, Ben Golliver of BlazersEdge brought up the idea that Bryant...

    Blog | February 24, 2011