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  1. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Dallas fans, you will never get a better guide to the eccentric personalities of your new Mavericks than this tremendous post from Dan Steinberg of the DC Sports Bog. An extremely fun read about a team that used to be funny. Lakers say Kobe Bryant ...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  3. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He want...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  4. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "David Stern is playing tough with the NBA referees. You could argue it is long past time. The lack of consistent officiating in the NBA is the dynamic that never goes away. It is the dynamic that drives coache...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Pau Gasol broke his left middle finger while practicing with the Spanish national team in Seville and underwent surgery Monday, Lakers spokesman John Black said. It's unknown how long Gasol mig...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  6. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Network gangs up to deliver a killer set of suggestions to reform All-Star Weekend. D-League All-Stars vs. Rookies, anyone? What's bigger: Stephon Marbury's annual salary ... or double the combined salaries of the entire WNBA? I...

    Blog | February 03, 2009
  7. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Caron Butler is Tuff Juice. In some places, writes the DC Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg, Tuff Juice is also a shot of Bacardi 151 mixed with sports drink and grapefruit juice. As Butler maniacally chews on the things, I'm thinking this might be ...

    Blog | January 08, 2009
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes of different kinds of genius -- some that work quickly in youth, and others that take time to sort themselves out. Sometimes there are NBA players, I think, (Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace come to mind)...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Beno Udrih makes Kobe Bryant fall over, which gets him almost enough good karma to overcome the play later in the game when he gave the Lakers a layup while taking some time to yell at Jason Thompson.Layoffs at the NBA.Links to some of the best sport...

    Blog | October 13, 2008
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Before too long, I know I'm going to have to guess at which team will win the NBA title. And when I do that, I'm going to have to really stare into my soul and wonder: Do I believe in New Orleans? That team was magnificent last year, and ought to be ...

    Blog | September 04, 2008
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jazz vs. Lakers Kurt Kragthorpe of The Salt Lake Tribune: "This was the Jazz's best shot, the game they will remember all summer. Wednesday's Game 5 of their playoff series with the Los Angeles Lakers will tease them, bother them, torture them every ...

    Blog | May 15, 2008
  12. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    We hear from Commissioner Stern quite often about how trustworthy NBA officials are. Why not, then, trust officials to use their discretion to decide when and when not to use video instant replay? Why such strict rules -- especially when they create ...

    Blog | May 06, 2008
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Jackson has really impressed me by having the guts to really rest Kobe Bryant heading into many fourth quarters. What impressed me even more yesterday was that the Lakers outscored the Jazz during that rest yesterday. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake...

    Blog | May 05, 2008
  14. Late Wednesday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has had many posts through the years questioning the ban of high-schoolers from the NBA. Here's an article along those lines from Brandon Hoffman on RealGM: "Mike Dunleavy, son of a long-time NBA head coach Mike Dunleavy Sr. played three yea...

    Blog | April 09, 2008
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Paul on the brainy comedic NPR show "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me." He says he wasn't allowed to play basketball unless he had a 3.0 GPA. He also says he gives his dad no freebies when they play each other. And he still feels like throwing up at the...

    Blog | September 17, 2007
  16. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A really good Eddie Griffin article by Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia Inquirer remembers one of the great moments of his young life: when his AAU team beat local rival Dajuan Wagner's team: "'He'd give you the shirt off his back,' said John Lucas, t...

    Blog | August 27, 2007