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  1. President Prokhorov wouldn't own Nets

    Henry Abbott

    It has been an exciting aspect of NBA life that the owner of the Nets, Mikhail Prokhorov, is challenging Vladimir Putin for the Russian presidency. The idea of an NBA team being owned by the president of Russia is more than a little interesting for a...

    Blog | February 06, 2012
  2. Robert Horry: Shaq vs. Kobe is all Phil

    Henry Abbott

    In Russia, Robert Horry suggests that originally, Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant got along beautifully until Phil Jackson intervened. Horry has been in Russia and was interviewed by On his blog Rush'n Hoops, journalist Alexander Chern...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  3. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat sold LeBron James on stability and loyalty, and because of how he was raised -- with little stability -- that had real appeal. Many suspect there was some tanking in the Russia-Greece game yesterday. Here's what Jay Aych of the Painted Are...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  4. Spain Gets Off the Schneid

    Henry Abbott

    After sleepwalking through the preliminary and qualifying rounds, Spain showed up to the knockout stage of Eurobasket '09 with a fury. The Painted Area has the full story of the Spaniards' win over France and Serbia's mild upset of Russia: P...

    Blog | September 18, 2009
  5. Russia's Richest Man, A Cash-Strapped NBA Team

    Henry Abbott

    Reuters has been reporting on the possibility that billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov might infuse the Nets with the capital they need to become a presence in Brooklyn. A spokesman for Prokhorov's Onexim investment vehicle confirmed on Thursday it ha...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  6. How You Watch Basketball

    Henry Abbott

    --Tomsk, Siberian Federal District, Russia --Spring Lake, New Jersey Please email us your photos from watching the Finals tonight at The guidelines: Tell us where you are! Include the city an...

    Blog | June 11, 2009
  7. Ex-Hornet Pargo signs one-year, $3.5 million contract with Russia...

    Henry Abbott

    Jannero Pargo has just signed a one-year contract with the Russian club Dynamo Moscow. Sources say the deal will be worth $3.5 million after Russian taxes have been paid.

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2008
  8. Flirting with the Guys with the Deep Pockets

    Henry Abbott

    Did you see Kobe Bryant joking with reporters that he would play in Russia for $40 million a season? Then there is word that LeBron James would consider playing overseas for $50 million? Josh Childress' signing with Olympiacos has changed the way peo...

    Blog | August 05, 2008
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "Watching Dwyane Wade in Sunday's 89-68 Olympic exhibition victory over Russia, it has become evident that one thing hasn't changed amid the Heat's guard's offseason revival: The kid loves to gamble fo...

    Blog | August 04, 2008
  10. Ruble City

    Henry Abbott

    There are some seriously rich people in Russia. But how they got rich ... many of them do not want to say. One of them, Shabtai von Kalmanovic, has done time in Israel for spying, and may or may not have made his money from diamonds, or South African...

    Blog | March 26, 2008
  11. Spain Falls to Russia, Capping a Magnificent EuroBasket

    Henry Abbott

    Everyone I know who was there says this tournament was well worth the trip, mainly for a fantastic performance. So many subplots. Jose Calderon can clearly now shoot. Viktor Khryapa is good. (And remember Sergei Monia?) Lithuania, Russia, Spain, and ...

    Blog | September 17, 2007