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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Made my day: Amazing comedy of Shawn Marion, Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler getting confused about the lockout, going to a middle school lock-in. Carmelo Anthony stops by Sports Illustrated to publicize his shoe. Instead, in a great little moment, h...

    Blog | October 12, 2011
  2. Cappie Pondexter vs. Sebastian Telfair

    Henry Abbott

    The WNBA star crushes Sebastian Telfair in terms of shoe brightness, and does very well at basketball too. On YouTube, commenter Mbenz27: "I'm willing to bet 99 percent of all people couldn't beat her one-on-one without playin' some hacking defens...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  3. What Andray Blatche did to deserve that

    Henry Abbott

    The filthiest Gilbert Arenas revelation ever has nothing to do with guns, and a lot more to do with Andray Blatche's shoe. The one Arenas pooped in. This is not some crazy allegation. Arenas has admitted it, and discussed it more than once with...

    Blog | November 11, 2010
  4. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    John Branch of The New York Times: "For the founders of a fledgling athletic-shoe company, there is only one thing better for business than having an N.B.A. star endorse your new shoes: have the league say the shoes will not be allowed on its courts ...

    Blog | October 21, 2010
  5. Taking the bounce out of banned shoes

    Henry Abbott

    If internet traffic is any judge, people are excited about the idea of spring-loaded shoes designed to help you jump higher. Do they work? It's unclear. (Chris Ballard dug in pretty deep some time ago, and found mixed results.) A story about th...

    Blog | October 20, 2010
  6. If these shoes work, the NBA has to ban them

    Henry Abbott

    Sports Illustrated's Chris Ballard has been testing out some shoes that claim they can make you jump higher, thanks to some kind of high-tech spring built into the sole. The NBA may ban them -- which would surely be amazing for sales, as a powerfu...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  7. Basketball Junkie

    Henry Abbott

    Ben Steele, of the blog Order of the Court, discusses the best basketball documentaries ever. He goes into some detail discussing Between the Madness, which is the story of Jerry Tarkanian's Fresno State teams. The conversation, however, turns to sho...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  8. Video: Steve Nash's charity soccer game

    Henry Abbott

    Brandon Jennings lived in Italy, and had a pair of soccer cleats custom made for him as a gift from his shoe company. Those two facts tell us nothing real about his soccer skills, but nevertheless I entered the Sara D. Roosevelt Park, just south of ...

    Blog | June 24, 2010
  9. Longest jumper in NBA history?

    Henry Abbott

    Joe Murphy/NBAE/Getty Images From half-court, most players heave the ball. But LeBron James is not most players. At the end of the third quarter on Sunday night against the Bulls, LeBron James pulled up for what looked to be more or less a jump sho...

    Blog | April 27, 2010
  10. On young people, violence and hoops

    Henry Abbott

    The story of basketball is millions of stories. But a huge percentage of those stories originate in some of the worst neighborhoods in America, where violence is a major factor in daily life. In 1995, as a college senior, I hosted an interview sho...

    Blog | April 01, 2010
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Hunt of the Journal Sentinel: "So you're John Salmons, the best Milwaukee import since Bavarian hops, and you're going back and forth in the fourth quarter with Joe Johnson like Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins, matching the Atlanta guard sho...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  12. LeBron's new shoes say, 'I Love New York'

    Henry Abbott

    By Royce Young I have no idea what LeBron James plans to do this summer. I'm not smart enough to speculate nor do I really want to even try. I'm perfectly content with just waiting and seeing. But you must admit, things like his new shoe (which ha...

    Blog | December 31, 2009
  13. Sonny Vaccaro: Brandon Jennings broke the mold, part one

    Henry Abbott

    Sonny Vaccaro is very proud of the fact that he has played a major role -- for instance, by promoting young players and getting shoe companies to sponsor coaches -- in building up NCAA basketball to be the massive business that it is today. But th...

    Blog | November 19, 2009
  14. Ron Artest's baseline play

    Henry Abbott

    Laker Ron Artest stood on Trevor Ariza's foot, which happens. The Rocket's shoe came off, which also happens. As the play moved away from that part of the court, both players stooped to pick it up, which is all still routine. Artest -- the player who...

    Blog | November 16, 2009
  15. The Kevin Durant Conundrum

    Henry Abbott

    There is almost no one like Kevin Durant. You can make a case he was the best freshman player in the history of the NCAA, and in the two years since he has only gotten better. He's 6-9. He moves like a gazelle. No one can stop him getting his sho...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  16. Sonny Vaccaro Will be Heard

    Henry Abbott

    When the Derrick Rose SAT story was all the rage, I reached out to Sonny Vaccaro, legendary insider of basketball, summer camps and the basketball shoe industry. Vaccaro was reportedly an influential force in Rose's life back when he was in high ...

    Blog | September 01, 2009