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  1. Stephen Curry's street cred

    Henry Abbott

    He golfs in Scotland. His wife has her Martha Stewart-style YouTube channel. But Stephen Curry insists none of this causes him grief at work....

    Blog | August 13, 2014
  2. TrueHoop TV: Jerryd Bayless on the new Grizzlies

    Henry Abbott

    The guard says the team is playing a new style, that he has no beef with ex-coach Lionel Hollins, and that he might be the best pingpong player in the NBA....

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  3. 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
  4. Six quick Friday thoughts

    Henry Abbott

    It is a great credit to the incredibly skilled players of the NBA that games essentially never end eighth-grade style, with somebody dribbling the ball off his foot and out of bounds. But nobody's perfect, right Paul Pierce? In the most fun thing y...

    Blog | January 25, 2013
  5. Steve Nash and Kobe Bryant, contrasts in leadership

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham, Rocky Widner/NBAE/Getty Images In firing up teammates, the Lakers' two leaders could not have more different styles. Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash together are really something, as a backcourt. The point guard playing alongside the shooti...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: What Oklahoma City did in those final 120 seconds was nothing short of sensational - especially given the style of play this ballgame had been in the first 46 minutes. The Thunder stormed back from a late seven-poin...

    Blog | May 17, 2012
  7. Rookie-sophomore teams pickup-style

    Henry Abbott

    This is a fantastic idea. From an NBA press release: NBA All-Star 2012 will play host to the BBVA Rising Stars Challenge, which will introduce an exciting new format to a game that has historically featured NBA rookies facing off against sophomores....

    Blog | February 07, 2012
  8. NBA Today: clutch Kobe Bryant vs. Chris Paul

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Two crunch-time standouts, with contrasting styles, face off in L.A. Chris Paul and Kobe Bryant could not have more different approaches to crunch time. Chris Paul says he shoots only when open and is mostly lo...

    Blog | January 13, 2012
  9. How LeBron James and Dwyane Wade run

    Henry Abbott

    Claus Andersen/Getty Images Sport Many runners land on their heels, but an expert notes that LeBron James is an exception. The other day, I wrote about how the book "Born to Run" has changed my running style. Proponents of such changes make big ...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  10. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    According to a litigation and labor attorney from Chicago, today's NBA is actually very similar to the league's golden era of the 1980s. Unfortunately, today's NBA audience seemingly wants NFL-style parity. Speaking of the 1980s versus today, SI.co...

    Blog | December 30, 2010
  11. The danger of thinking

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe is not a trainer who thinks every player should have the same shooting form. (As proof, I'll offer his client Kevin Martin, who -- I think you'll agree -- has a famously unique shooting style.) However, he will absolutely yell correction...

    Blog | August 05, 2010
  12. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger (Insider) has just written one of the most insightful basketball things I've read in a long time. He notes that two offenses -- the Hawks' and Blazers' -- are among the most efficient in the NBA with a similar style. They slow the pace...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  13. Still no timetable for Suns' Lopez

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PORTLAND -- Robin Lopez worked out at the Suns' Game 6 shootaround Thursday, but don't expect any Brandon Roy-style dramatic returns anytime soon. The bulging disk in his back pinched a nerve and caused a loss of strength in his ...

    Blog | April 29, 2010
  14. Suns not sweating tempo battle

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PHOENIX - You won't see any greater contrast in styles than the Blazers-Suns series offers. Portland is the ultimate walk-it-up, grind-it-out squad, playing the NBA's slowest pace in 2009-10 after laying the second-slowest a year...

    Blog | April 17, 2010
  15. The robots are coming, and they're cranky

    Henry Abbott

    When the topic of Moneyball-style stat-geekery comes up, that's what people are scared of, I think: The automation of every damned thing. They're scared that if spreadsheets drive decisions, something important and human will be lost forever, to the ...

    Blog | March 17, 2010
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Bud Shaw of The Plain Dealer: "The Cavs need Shaquille O'Neal to win a title, make no mistake. If he misses eight weeks, though, he could still return during the postseason. In the meantime, you'll see more of the style of play on display in the seco...

    Blog | March 01, 2010