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  1. The direction of the Grizzlies

    Henry Abbott

    CEO Jason Levien (who was on TrueHoop TV the other day enjoying his franchise's place atop ESPN the Magazine's Ultimate Standings list) talks about tweaks to the Grizzlies' roster, the team's style of play this season, coaching, finances and prospect...

    Blog | September 19, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: Grizzlies top Ultimate Rankings

    Henry Abbott

    Memphis Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien is delighted the Memphis Grizzlies topped ESPN the Magazine's Ultimate Standings list. And a tiny bit surprised. ...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  3. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Times: "With NBA lockout in effect, did Mark Cuban break rules by standing on stage w/ Mavericks players at ESPYS?" Michael Lee of The Washington Post: So, does Mark Cuban get a $1 million fine for shaking hands with ...

    Blog | July 14, 2011
  4. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Livingston of The Plain Dealer: "In the last two minutes Tuesday night, the fans weren't in their seats at The Q. They were standing in front of them, yelling until they were hoarse, red-lining the scream machine. The din rattled memories of whe...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  5. Jazz in the balance

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Daniel finds a certain kind of perfection in the Western Conference standings. In the early going, the Jazz have been fantastically average: They have two wins. They have two losses. They have won one game at home. They have los...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  6. The Smackdown's final standings

    Henry Abbott

    On Thursday night, thanks to a Derek Fisher 3 and some Sasha Vujacic free throws, a result was determined in dramatic fashion. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, Kevin Pelton has won second place in the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. Jeffrey Ma had...

    Blog | June 18, 2010
  7. Not the beautiful game

    Henry Abbott

    Stephen Dunn/Getty Images Sport The best players in the world, standing around. Derek Fisher was trying to find Pau Gasol in the post. There were about five minutes left in a one-point game. Gasol is one of the most talented big men in the world. I...

    Blog | April 21, 2010
  8. Bill Walton: Back pain nearly led to suicide

    Henry Abbott

    In a column that reads a tad like a press release for some new medical procedure, Bill Walton delivers some very serious news. "It got to the point where my life wasn't worth living. I was standing on the edge of the bridge, figuring it was better t...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star: "In the moments after Chris Bosh became the first Raptor to score 10,000 NBA points on Wednesday night, the Toronto all-star was feted with an impromptu standing ovation from the announced crowd of 18,441. Alert obse...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  10. William Wesley, human fortune cookie

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Simmons, on All-Star Weekend in Dallas: We're standing with a young player who wants the night to keep going. The young player pushes to find another bar even though the odds are against it. Uncle Wes makes a face. He's squashing this right now...

    Blog | February 16, 2010
  11. Standing ovation as NJ Nets get first W

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The generously-listed crowd of 12,131 gave the Nets a standing ovation tonight as they snapped their season-opening 18-game losing streak with a 97-91 win over the Bobcats. And truth be told, they deser...

    Blog | December 04, 2009
  12. Brandon Roy can stand where he wants for the anthem

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott In today's Oregonian, John Canzano points out that Brandon Roy is in the habit of leaving the court and standing in a hallway under the stands during the national anthem. Roy says he does not do it to protest anything. He does it b...

    Blog | November 25, 2009
  13. Three Deep Thoughts

    Henry Abbott

    Deep Thought #1 As of 2001, the NBA has a rule that bans a defensive player from standing in the lane for more than three seconds without guarding somebody. The whole idea is to make the game fun to watch. It stops defenses from packing the paint, a...

    Blog | June 01, 2009
  14. What Once Was, and What Might Be

    Henry Abbott

    Two moments from last night's play that you just know had to be a little hard: Ex-Starbury He's all alone. Standing there, on the left wing. Eager. It's not his turn. (Will it ever be his turn again?) For now, it's certainly not. And...

    Blog | April 24, 2009
  15. Speaking on Behalf of a Western Underdog

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers are the favorites to win the West. That's an easy call -- they have no real peer in the standings. They are by far the most likely, out of the eight teams, to win. But are they likely to win the West? That's a little different. If ...

    Blog | April 09, 2009
  16. A Little Change

    Henry Abbott

    At the request of a TrueHoop reader, we changed the TrueHoop navigation. Now there is a bar up there that lets you link to all the other NBA content on ESPN.com like the standings, scores, stats and all that. Makes all kinds of sense. It comes with a...

    Blog | April 08, 2009