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  1. HoopIdea: Swift justice for dirty play

    Henry Abbott

    On video, it looks like strategy. Stephen Curry, the NBA's newest and slightest superstar, who has been killing the Nuggets on ankles so brittle he recently tweeted "no ankle left unturned lol," was minding his own business, jogging through the la...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: LeBron James' test

    Henry Abbott

    In his book "Relentless," legendary NBA trainer Tim Grover talks about what motivates his superstar clients Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade. Then he talks about different character types, the highest of which, in his judgment, is what he ...

    Blog | April 27, 2013
  3. Superstar whistles, irate people

    Henry Abbott

    Marc Serota/Getty ImagesWhen superstars attack, whistles blow and everybody gets upset -- but for different reasons.Superstars, on video, getting fouled. That's what I've been watching. Every single time, for instance, that Chris Paul has been fo...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Daryl Morey's moment

    Henry Abbott

    The Rockets recently found the superstar they have long sought, in James Harden. Deals for Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik are looking good. They just won a monster game against the Thunder. Leslie Alexander recently said he'd extend Daryl Morey's contract....

    Blog | February 21, 2013
  5. Another superstar joins another super team

    Henry Abbott

    Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images If Dwight Howard's a Laker, the thinking goes, somebody must be blamed. Why not David Stern? Dwight Howard is a Laker, and that's prompting strong reactions. In Los Angeles, Steve Nash is grinning. Mitch Kupchak, ...

    Blog | August 14, 2012
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Disgruntled superstar Dwight Howard told Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan and assistant general manager Scott Perry during a face-to-face meeting in southern California on Wednesday that he still wants ...

    Blog | July 26, 2012
  7. Larry Bird vs. Michael Jordan's cooler

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Larry Bird cared little about Michael Jordan's superstar snack stash. In 1998, Larry Bird coached Michael Jordan in the All-Star Game at Madison Square Garden. The next year he published a book with Jackie MacM...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  8. Closers aren't everything

    Henry Abbott

    Dan Lippitt/NBAE/Getty Images With this tough make, Kobe Bryant tied the game late against the Pistons on Tuesday. Now on ESPN.com is an article I wrote for ESPN The Magazine about how silly it is to put the game in the hands of your superstar. Syn...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  9. TrueHoop: Rose truly a unique superstar

    Henry Abbott

    The story of Derrick Rose is one of ferocity. He powers his way to the hoop, and once there, jumps over people and dunks. In one recent ad campaign, he was portrayed as a bull. Not a Chicago Bull, but an actual bull, weaving his way through the bu...

    Blog | February 29, 2012
  10. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Berry Tramel of The Oklahoman: "Kevin Durant on the silver screen? Uh, let me think about that one. The Thunder superstar is finalizing a deal to star in a major Warner Brothers film, according to our man Darnell Mayberry. I've got to say, I didn't s...

    Blog | August 23, 2011
  11. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Kobe Bryant isn't really sorry for using a homophobic slur, and that's worse than saying it. The Lakers superstar was in the middle of a tantrum during Tuesday's game against San Antonio, when he angrily w...

    Blog | April 14, 2011
  12. Lessons from an insane Greek stadium

    Henry Abbott

    Vladimir Rys Photography/Getty Images European teams have no clue how to ride superstar players, and maybe that's a good thing. When I first met Stephen Danley, he played forward for the Penn Quakers. He graduated in 2007, and has since been a Mars...

    Blog | April 01, 2011
  13. Carmelo Anthony: Superstar?

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Unlike small forwards Kevin Durant and LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony has a refined post game. Points per game. By this measure, Carmelo Anthony, with his career 25 points per game scoring average, is a superstar...

    Blog | January 18, 2011
  14. John Hollinger on Joe Johnson's big bad deal

    Henry Abbott

    The stat geeks have always said not to pay Joe Johnson like a superstar, and now that the Hawks are poised to do just that, John Hollinger (Insider) does some more explaining as to why that's a bad idea: Virtually every shred of evidence indicates t...

    Blog | July 05, 2010
  15. On signing, and trading, a superstar

    Henry Abbott

    If you run a team like, say, the Raptors, Cavaliers, or Suns, and you think you're going to lose Chris Bosh, LeBron James or Amare Stoudemire, the strategic move is to sign that guy and trade him. By any rational analysis, that's 100% the best thi...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  16. The owners: A free agency scorecard

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Martinez, Getty Images Sport Passionate and deep-pocketed, Mark Cuban is seen as one of the best owners to play for. As ESPN's Marc Stein has written, perhaps the most important person in a free agent superstar's future is his next owner. Co...

    Blog | June 28, 2010