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  1. The Sports Guy Wants His Moses Malone

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Simmons is not happy with my all-time best center picks, and it looks like I'm out of his "five": Tonight's Legal Seafoods trivia question: Who's the only person who won consecutive MVPs playing for two different teams? That's easy: ...

    Blog | March 08, 2007
  2. Thursday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott's NBA page from a dark period in Blazer history. It's rare you see a photo in which ever single person in the photo has consternation etched clearly in their faces. That's back when Bill Simmons was still the "Boston Sports Guy." A...

    Blog | January 04, 2007
  3. Sports Guy: Vince Carter is a Wus

    Henry Abbott

    The real story behind this Bill Simmons anecdote is that it's time to learn the name Quentin Ross. Two weeks ago, I attended a Clips-Nets game two days after Vince Carter tweaked his back in Utah. Knowing Vince would play, knowing the Clips would sti...

    Blog | February 08, 2006
  4. How bad are the Sixers?

    Henry Abbott

    In the Grantland video below, Jalen Rose picks the stripped-down Sixers to be the worst team in the NBA. Bill Simmons says it'll be the Suns or Sixers. Hard to find real argument ... ... except from the Wages of Wins, where Arturo Galletti has a s...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  5. Substance of interest: Testosterone

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop has been investigating PEDs and the NBA all season. The next in a series: Thanks to Lance Armstrong, Bill Simmons and others, NBA fans are thinking about performance-enhancing drugs in new ways. And if the comments on or Twitt...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "Really glamorous, I know." Puking during workouts as an essential part of being an Olympic athlete. Strongly in favor of a real basketball world cup: Bill Simmons. Talk that it's a "natural metamorphosis" for Kobe Bryant to accept a smaller role...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  7. Malcolm Gladwell says we have two choices

    Henry Abbott

    Now that our celebrity athletes have almost no privacy at all, what do we, as fans, do with all that information? In a must-read Grantland conversation with Bill Simmons Gladwell lays out a choice: My problem, though, is that we've moved past exposi...

    Blog | June 07, 2012
  8. Bill Simmons on tanking

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea has a lot of roles. One is to attempt, as best we can, knowing darned well we'll fail constantly, to acknowledge, curate and promote the many great ideas made public before we got started. And when it comes to re-imagining the NBA, Bil...

    Blog | April 03, 2012
  9. The race to look reasonable

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Sport There is only one calm voice in the NBA labor wars right now, and it belongs to David Boies. David Stern can, at times, be a conciliatory and thoughtful kind of guy. He can play the reasonable card when he choos...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  10. Billy Hunter: Billionaires run amok

    Henry Abbott

    The executive director of the Players Association, Billy Hunter, is on the B.S. Report today with Bill Simmons. He said that as soon as his players said they wanted to compromise, he would get them a deal. But at the moment the rhetoric sounds nothin...

    Blog | October 24, 2011
  11. NBA negotiations in a handy chart

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader David created a chart of the two sides' collective bargaining offers to date. The other day, on Bill Simmons' podcast, NBA Commissioner David Stern wondered why the players had scoffed at the owners' offer to cut player salaries just...

    Blog | August 25, 2011
  12. The keynote panel from MIT Sloan

    Henry Abbott


    Blog | March 08, 2011
  13. TrueHoop at MIT

    Henry Abbott

    For the next couple of days, TrueHoop will be a hive of geeky activity. Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Cuban, Bill Simmons, Jeff Van Gundy, Daryl Morey, R.C. Buford, Wyc Grousbeck and Joe Lacob are just a few of those who will be speaking at the fourth ann...

    Blog | March 04, 2011
  14. Justin Bieber plays basketball

    Henry Abbott

    Justin Bieber took the court in the All-Star celebrity game, and he was not the best player on the court -- he missed eight of his eleven shots, had some frustration fouls and was a liability on defense. He wasn't the biggest, either. But thanks to f...

    Blog | February 19, 2011
  15. Calling all stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    The MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference will be in Boston March 4 and 5 this year (and they're boasting speakers like Malcolm Gladwell, Mark Cuban, Bill Simmons and Jeff Van Gundy). But the deadline to submit papers to the conference is in the n...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  16. The NBA matters again

    Henry Abbott

    I fetched the paper from the sidewalk in front of my house early Sunday. Of course, I'm a sports section guy, but this one weekend -- the first without work intrusions since the beginning of the playoffs way back in whatever month that was -- was dif...

    Blog | July 12, 2010