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  1. Behold: The 4-pointer

    Henry Abbott

    Maybe the greatest basketball quote of all time comes, of course, from Antoine Walker. He was once asked why he shot so many 3s, and he responded "because there are no 4s." At least, that's how it used to be. Consider this press release about t...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  2. The Best Basketball Photo

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande First of all, enough with the nonsense that the picture of Tiger Woods' flubbed chip shot headed straight toward the camera is the greatest sports photos of all time. It doesn't even belong in the same gallery as the Bobby Orr Stanl...

    Blog | October 05, 2010
  3. How many Steve Nash high-fives per game?

    Henry Abbott

    All Hail Jess the Suns intern for one of the greatest internet videos ever. Before you watch it, take a guess at how many times per game Steve Nash high-fives Suns teammates. Yes, Jess counted: I learned about that video from the Caltech basketb...

    Blog | April 26, 2010
  4. Best dunks in Nuggets history

    Henry Abbott

    I just learned the Nuggets went years under Doug Moe, starring Alex English, with hardly any dunks at all. But for a team with a lost dunker's decade, they sure do well in the conversation of greatest dunks of all time. There's the whole catalog o...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Over the next few days, the tributes to Michael Jordan will be glowing and abundant. And that's precisely as it should be. He is one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, arguably the best, a...

    Blog | September 11, 2009
  6. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Terry Foster of The Detroit News: "Michael Jordan will go into the Hall of Fame next week (Sept. 10-12) as perhaps the greatest and most marketable player of all-time, but he won't go in as a friend of the Pistons. The rivalry between the Pi...

    Blog | September 03, 2009
  7. How to Make One of the Greatest Draft Picks of All Time

    Henry Abbott

    Frank Layden had a feeling, in a Chicago elevator, that John Stockton was special. (Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images) The 16th pick. Right now it's projected to be James Johnson, or maybe Omri Casspi. Just imagine if either one went on ...

    Blog | June 25, 2009
  8. Bobby Knight and Those Rabbits

    Henry Abbott

    Lately I have talked to several people about some of the greatest sportswriting of all time. There are so many great articles out there. One of them that I just read for the first time is Frank Deford's 1981 Sports Illustrated profile of then Indiana...

    Blog | September 15, 2008
  9. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Greatest center of all time. A big ol' ESPN.com ranking that I got to vote on, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar comes out on top. On Chad Ford's podcast I make the case that Bill Russell is the man. If being the greatest winner in team sports history doesn't ...

    Blog | March 06, 2007
  10. Michael Jordan Game-Winners

    Henry Abbott

    This video is said to be the ten greatest Jordan game-winning shots of all time. One thing I noticed: they're all longish shots off the dribble. Even Michael Jordan--perhaps both the greatest darling of referees, and the greatest at-the-rim finisher ...

    Blog | October 04, 2006
  11. Heaven is a Playground

    Henry Abbott

    Back around Thanksgiving, I put together a list of the ten greatest basketball books of all time. Someone using the name "Lovetron" posted the following comment. Dude! How can you do a list like this and fail to include Rick Telander's "Heaven Is a P...

    Blog | April 06, 2006