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  1. Gary Payton, Still Fighting for Seattle

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Robinson of Save Our Sonics has been the voice of fans of Seattle basketball. Over the weekend, Robinson posted this on his blog at I want to thank Gary and Monique Payton for so graciously allowing us into their home today....

    Blog | September 14, 2009
  2. The Sonic solution

    Henry Abbott

    green straw project from Mr Ben Weber on Vimeo. Actor and writer Ben Weber grew up in Seattle, loves NBA basketball and hates Howard Schultz. And he's ready to do something about it....

    Blog | September 24, 2012
  3. Dialing the Help Line

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton lost his treasured Seattle Supersonics this year. But there's an ancillary benefit for the rest of us -- Pelton will have more time to apply his otherworldly basketball analytics to the rest of the league. ...

    Blog | November 10, 2008
  4. Oklahoma City's Play for the Hornets

    Henry Abbott

    A lot has been written about Clay Bennett, Oklahoma City, and the demise of NBA basketball in Seattle. But there have also been all kinds of gaps in the story (for instance, did you know that the whole process was touched off by a phone call from Dav...

    Blog | October 27, 2008
  5. The Testimony of Seattle's Basketball Poet Laureate

    Henry Abbott

    Author Sherman Alexie -- who was called as a witness during the Sonics' trial -- has written a massive list of 61 things he learned from the emotional marathon of watching the Sonics leave town. It was just published in the local paper the Stranger. ...

    Blog | July 31, 2008
  6. NBA Blogger Previews: The Northwest

    Henry Abbott

    All coordinated by Jeff from CelticsBlog: Utah Jazz Daily Basketball Taking it to the Rack Basketball John Seattle Supersonics Sonics Central Portland Trail Blazers TrueHoop The Inferno Timberwolves TWolves Blog &n...

    Blog | October 22, 2007
  7. Great Email

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Daniel writes: Just wanted to tell you that the new Band of Horses album, Cease to Begin, has a song called "Detlef Schrempf" on it. It has nothing to do with him or basketball. They were formed in Seattle though, so I guess that's w...

    Blog | October 09, 2007
  8. Sherman Alexie Wants You to Save the Sonics

    Henry Abbott

    The self-described 78th best writer in America makes the case that NBA basketball and Starbucks Coffee are both delicious and in their way good for Seattle. His sprawling article (thank you Sean) covers a ton of ground, but here's a favorite section:...

    Blog | November 11, 2006
  9. Venti Frustration: Seattle Fans Get PR Mush Instead of a Basketba...

    Henry Abbott

    It's one thing to get screwed. It's a whole different thing to get lied to and insulted to boot. Columnist Steve Kelley explains how he thinks things will turn out, and I bet he's right: More likely, 2006-07 will be a lame-duck season. Bennett an...

    Blog | July 19, 2006
  10. Jason Terry's Perspective

    Henry Abbott

    Have you noticed how hungry he has been, how poised? I didn't know he had it in him. Then I read Steve Kelley's column today in the Seattle Times, and realized there are some great reasons Terry is not daunted by the Finals: playing basketball is har...

    Blog | June 15, 2006
  11. Why Suzy Q. Homemaker Doesn't Like the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Look, fistfights are not the worst thing around. They have always been part of sports. They are present in every aspect of basketball--practices, games, showering. There was another one last night, between Orlando's Keyon Dooling and Seattle's Ray A...

    Blog | January 12, 2006
  12. WIRED on Dean Oliver

    Henry Abbott

    Thanks to Kerry Seed for pointing out this WIRED article that chronicles how it is basketball stat guru Dean Oliver came to work for the Seattle Sonics. According to writer Hugo Lindgren, it all has to do with team President and CEO Wally Walker. Wal...

    Blog | November 09, 2005
  13. Ray Allen is the Man

    Henry Abbott

    Two of Seattle's three best players are out, but the one who matters most is doing a yeoman's job of keeping the SuperSonics alive. Being in great shape is an underappreciated part of basketball, and it's part of why Ray Allen is able to dominate th...

    Blog | May 16, 2005