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  1. TrueHoop TV: How we see Austin Rivers

    Henry Abbott

    Amin Elhassan has a fascinating discussion of Austin Rivers' game. A lot of people say things about Rivers related to his dad ... as if being the son of Doc Rivers would make Austin better at things like defense, moving the ball or picking good shots...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  2. Where did J.R. Smith go wrong?

    Henry Abbott

    Son of a coach who learned to make free throws by the age of three. A player whose teammates loved him, who won like crazy, and who got to practice early and stayed late. A player who'd give you the shirt off his back. A player who not only never mis...

    Blog | September 21, 2012
  3. Doc Rivers' pro-grade parenting

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Lai/US Presswire Doc Rivers' son, Austin, is bound for the NBA after being selected 10th overall by the Hornets. NEWARK, N.J. -- The Detroit Pistons had just selected Andre Drummond ninth overall in the 2012 NBA draft. The New Orleans Hornets...

    Blog | June 29, 2012
  4. The Boston/Austin Rivers conundrum

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images With his son in the draft, it's not hard to guess who he'd like the Celtics to pick. Chad Ford's first 2012 mock draft came out the other day (Insider), and it projected the Celtics to pick Kentucky power forward Terre...

    Blog | March 30, 2012
  5. The balling son of 9/11

    Henry Abbott

    On the Paris Review website, Thomas Beller writes of playing in a game memorializing a fabulously wealthy man who died on 9/11. That man's son joined the game, touching off inner turmoil for Beller, who -- unlike a lot of his compatriots of the court...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  6. One last comeback: Dajuan Wagner

    Henry Abbott

    Matthew Stanmyre of the Star-Ledger catches up with Dajuan Wagner, who was the Cavaliers' lottery pick in 2002 but at 28 -- after an unbelievable series of medical setbacks -- is spending most of his time at home with his five-year-old son. "He's ne...

    Blog | March 16, 2011
  7. A second chance at the NBA, through a son

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew Wiggins is just 15 years old, and by all reports an amazing and gifted basketball player in the mold of his favorite player, Kevin Durant. (YouTube has plenty of evidence.) It's way too early to worry about the NBA. But it's something he sa...

    Blog | December 06, 2010
  8. Happy ending for a sad young Laker fan

    Henry Abbott

    FanHouse's Rob Peterson is a Bucks fan. But his five-year-old son loves the color yellow, and has decided to root for the Lakers. Peterson writes that they had this exchange last night, before the boy went off to bed in tears: "Will you root f...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  9. NBA's true Superman

    Henry Abbott

    By Marc Stein Shaquille O'Neal? Dwight Howard? One longtime NBA observer says that actually neither can rightfully claim Superman status in the NBA. LA-based agent Lon Rosen -- with an assist from his son Brian -- just reminded me that on...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  10. Two ideas that could go together

    Henry Abbott

    In Sunday's New York Times, there was a bit of a rant from Alison Hendrie -- freelance writer and mother of a high-school aged basketball player. She was pleased to find a place online where her son's games were discussed. And, predictably, disgus...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  11. Tyson Chandler's guide to parenting

    Henry Abbott

    The Bobcats' big man -- who is hoping to return soon from a stress reaction in his foot -- has a blog where we writes about all kinds of things, including his teammates, his daughter and, in particular, his son. Tyson Chandler writes: This little gu...

    Blog | January 21, 2010
  12. Tuesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Steinberg of the D.C. Sports Bog tells of Gilbert Arenas' dad on the D.C.'s 106.7 the Fan. Guest host Brendan Haywood asked Arenas about those who criticize his son for getting injured to much: "'Well, they should talk about...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  13. Jermaine Taylor Makes Good

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Timothy Varner of 48 Minutes of Hell. Woody Allen likes to tell a joke. A mother and the local priest go to see her son's boxing match. Through the opening rounds the mother is horrified to see her son get clobbered by his opponent, a m...

    Blog | August 07, 2009
  14. Shaquille O'Neal, Live

    Henry Abbott

    You can listen to his Cleveland press conference right now. He says "my sons actually love LeBron more than they love me." He says he'll be in great shape. "I'll be ready. There's nothing to talk about." Dwight Howard ...

    Blog | July 02, 2009
  15. Luke vs. Bill Walton, in Open Letters

    Henry Abbott had Luke and Bill Walton write open letters to each other, in honor of Luke's first title. It's 99% pure father-son championship-inspired love-fest. It's well worth the read, for various nuggets like this: Bill used to write ins...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  16. Avery Johnson Sounds Like a Devin Harris Guy

    Henry Abbott

    You can listen to Avery Johnson's first interview, post-firing, with Galloway and Company. He says that his son had an accident at school, and had to be taken off on a stretcher. That's the most pressing thing, no doubt, although Johnson says he'll b...

    Blog | April 30, 2008