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  1. What matters at the NBA combine

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford on what's at stake for draft prospects as they are measured, interviewed and tested by NBA teams in Chicago....

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  2. Detroit Pistons: Big-time tanking

    Henry Abbott

    Henry Abbott and Chad Ford discuss why Detroit has as much at stake as any team in the tanking sweepstakes....

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. TrueHoop TV: Game 7

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe on LeBron James, Roy Hibbert, Dwyane Wade, Paul George, Chris Bosh, big-game mentality and what's at stake for the Heat and Pacers in Game 7. And who will win....

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  4. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Another story of some macho college basketball coach allegedly crossing the line in heinous ways. (Via J.A. Adande's Twitter feed.) That it happens sometimes does not shock me. It's an industry with little oversight and huge stakes that attracts and ...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  5. TrueHoop TV: Kings slipping out the back door?

    Henry Abbott

    The Sonics got so much attention as they parted with Seattle. Now the Kings and Sacramento are going through a dance with similar stakes, and ... well what is going on exactly? On TrueHoop TV we catch up with James Ham. He's a killer blogger for t...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  6. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I know a lot of fans are really bitter about the lack of NBA basketball. And I respect that. I'm one of them too! But my main thought has been: Be glad if only your entertainment life is at stake here. For the players and the owners and all kinds of ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  7. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times: "No. 46 just bought out the Lakers' No. 32. Magic Johnson will forever be connected with the Lakers, but he can't be called part-owner of the team any longer. Johnson sold his 4.5% ownership stake in the franc...

    Blog | October 19, 2010
  8. Nike has a lot at stake in free agency

    Henry Abbott

    Even though David Stern says the meeting won't happen, there has been a lot of excitement about the idea of this summer's top NBA free agents discussing with each other where they might end up playing next season. There are all kinds of people in ...

    Blog | June 04, 2010
  9. The TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown: The Finals

    Henry Abbott

    The experts have made their picks. The NBA title is at stake in these Finals, but the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek title is not. Jeff Ma sewed that up in the last round, thanks in no small part to his consistent belief in the Boston Celtics. What ma...

    Blog | June 03, 2010
  10. Intuition vs. data in the Smackdown

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Ma has already won this year's TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown, by virtue of the fact that he has an eight point lead on Kevin Pelton, with only seven points remaining at stake. His victory was built on a new approach. In year's past he has done...

    Blog | June 01, 2010
  11. Checking in with the stat geeks

    Henry Abbott

    As the first round takes shape, a quick peek at how things are shaping up for the contestants in the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. In some of the series, there is little at stake. For instance, all eight contestants picked the favored Cavalie...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  12. The New Orleans Hornets without George Shinn

    Henry Abbott

    Amid reports that George Shinn may be selling his majority stake in the New Orleans Hornets to minority owner Gary Chouest has Ryan Schwan of Hornets247 affixing his research hat. First, he found that the most common criticism of Shinn -- that he'...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  13. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "The stakes for the coaches are also much higher. In 1986, coaches earned an average of $200,000, and no one used an agent. Then Lenny Wilkens hired Lonnie Cooper and secured a $600,000-a-year deal with the Cavalier...

    Blog | December 29, 2008
  14. Foot Injuries in Large Athletes, a Primer

    Henry Abbott

    Today Greg Oden is getting an MRI on his right foot. What does that mean? What's at stake here? Here are the clues: The team has said that he has a mid-foot sprain and that x-rays were inconclusive. There is video. Blazer broadcaster Mike Barrett, wh...

    Blog | October 29, 2008
  15. Off to Dallas

    Henry Abbott

    Tonight the Dallas Mavericks will host the Los Angeles Lakers. Lots at stake in yet another playoff-type game in the West. And I'll be there! I'm on a plane set to take off for Dallas as I write. Certainly, the game is a big draw. But let's be honest...

    Blog | March 18, 2008
  16. Brian Davis, Potential Owner/Scrimmager

    Henry Abbott

    Remember Brian Davis, former Duke player and current would-be co-owner of the Memphis Grizzlies? (His group's bid to take over Michael Heisley's stake can be matched by Heisley's co-owers, who still have some time to make up their minds.) Basketb...

    Blog | October 17, 2006