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  1. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    James Surowiecki of the New Yorker says it's time to legalize sports gambling: "The leagues insist that legalized betting will make people suspect that games are fixed, thus harming their brands. Yet in Vegas billions are wagered legally on sports ev...

    Blog | February 04, 2013
  2. Hard-line owners sniffing victory

    Henry Abbott

    Most casual observers believe, I suspect, that NBA owners have their fingers crossed Tuesday, hoping that players will take the league's offer that is set to expire Wednesday evening. The players' union has called this an excessively harsh deal an...

    Blog | November 08, 2011
  3. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    David Berri on Huffington Post: "One might suspect that the NBA has been impacted by the recent recession. But the NBA claims it is not just the recession. The NBA claims the league has lost money in every year of the just expired CBA. One should no...

    Blog | September 09, 2011
  4. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Would you trade Derrick Rose for Rajon Rondo, straight up? I suspect fans in both Boston and Chicago would both instantly say "hell no" which makes it ... interesting. People often make the case that where you play makes no difference to how famous...

    Blog | January 14, 2011
  5. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The Heat sold LeBron James on stability and loyalty, and because of how he was raised -- with little stability -- that had real appeal. Many suspect there was some tanking in the Russia-Greece game yesterday. Here's what Jay Aych of the Painted Are...

    Blog | September 03, 2010
  6. Gregg Popovich, Workout God

    Henry Abbott

    A Spurs video from the archives. It says the video is from 2007, but I suspect it's actually from 2006, when the team held training camp in France (check out the court -- it has temporary NBA court markings laid over the FIBA lines) and went on t...

    Blog | October 02, 2009
  7. Portland's Pursuit of Paul Millsap: Sincerity or Strategy?

    Henry Abbott

    In the next couple of days, everyone I have talked to suspects, Utah will match the offer that the Portland Trail Blazers have made to Paul Millsap, and the whole thing will be seen as no big deal. Except in Utah, where they will feel like victims, b...

    Blog | July 16, 2009
  8. Mark Cuban and Kenyon Martin, Still Trying to Find the High Road

    Henry Abbott

    Look, I know, I do it too. In the heat of the moment, any one of us might say something childish that we regret. There's a little playground, I suspect, in just about everyone who loves sports. But that's it. A bad moment. Then you apologize,...

    Blog | May 18, 2009
  9. The Last Days of Louis Amundson's Flowing Locks

    Henry Abbott

    The energetic young Sun has been fingered as the primary suspect in a heavy duty popcorning of Shaquille O'Neal's van. (Filling the car with popcorn, by the way, accounts for, I think, 95% of NBA pranks.) O'Neal is on Twitter and on...

    Blog | April 14, 2009
  10. A New Way to Think About Salaries

    Henry Abbott

    Cost per minute. Ross Siler of the Salt Lake Tribune and I talked about it yesterday. Few fans and reporters, and I suspect only some teams and agents, factor in how many minutes a player delivers over a season. Yet clearly, a durable player is more ...

    Blog | December 05, 2008
  11. The Calculus of a Crossover

    Henry Abbott

    You know how Allen Iverson tends to spend a lot of time noodling with the ball on the perimeter, teasing his defender? Don't you wonder what's going through his mind at that time? I think a lot of people suspect he is merely trying to embarrass his o...

    Blog | December 01, 2008
  12. Now Playing Well

    Henry Abbott

    A new NBA season is like a big wrapped present. And now this NBA season is partially unwrapped. Between all of us reading this right now, I suspect we have watched every single game of the season so far. Not many people can say that. So what I'...

    Blog | November 20, 2008
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Potential future NBA draftees to watch for in the Olympics.Team USA does not exactly blow away Australia, even though Andrew Bogut sat out resting a suspect ankle.Yahoo's Kelly Dwyer on team USA's tune-ups: "Back-door screens still kill Team USA, and...

    Blog | August 05, 2008
  14. Dirk Nowitzki, David West, and Revenge

    Henry Abbott

    Weirdest moment of the weekend. It started simply. Dirk Nowitzki and David West were scrambling, and Nowitzki's elbow tagged West in the head. I watched the replay several times, and really can't tell if it was intentional or not. I tend to suspect n...

    Blog | April 21, 2008
  15. Lakers at Mavericks

    Henry Abbott

    First half thoughts: The defense was suspect, the offense was creaky, and no Maverick looked particularly fiery.By the end of the first half, with the home team down nearly twenty, the stadium was filled first with boos from Dallas fans, and then a ...

    Blog | March 18, 2008
  16. A Good Day for John Canzano

    Henry Abbott

    The Oregonian columnist called for Steve Patterson's job ages ago, and now Patterson is finally gone. I have to suspect that Canzano has been writing this column in his head for months. One fascinating passage: As Patterson spoke on Thursday, onl...

    Blog | March 02, 2007