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  1. Welcome, Beckley Mason

    Henry Abbott

    Today is Beckley Mason's first day at ESPN.com. You may know Beckley as the guy who founded HoopSpeak or HoopSpeak Live, has filled in here on TrueHoop, has hung with the king of summer hoops, or contributes regularly to 5-on-5 and TrueHoop TV. In...

    Blog | February 13, 2012
  2. The King vs. the Custodian

    Henry Abbott

    Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Battling a sinus infection, Dirk Nowitzki needed all the help he could get. He got some from "the custodian." In the ant farm that is bowels of an NBA arena players, league officials, team staffers, media types and VIP fans s...

    Blog | June 08, 2011
  3. A poem for Shaquille O'Neal

    Henry Abbott

    Vince Bucci/AFP/Getty Images The year: 2000. The king of the basketball world: Shaquille O'Neal. As usual, I lost a bet. This time the circumstances were cloaked in stat geekery, and maddening. But the end result is: Shaquille O'Neal contributed mo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  4. Kobe Bryant talks crunch

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kobe Bryant rejects talk that he's not the best clutch player in the NBA. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski gets Kobe Bryant to address the suggestion that Bryant's not the king of crunch time: "People kind of get bo...

    Blog | February 10, 2011
  5. Forget Kobe Bryant, isolations are the issue

    Henry Abbott

    I've been enjoying the metric ton of fascinating reaction to last Friday's story about how Kobe Bryant is not the king of crunch time. Plenty more to come on TrueHoop on this. But what mattered most, to me, about that post, is that we have lear...

    Blog | January 31, 2011
  6. Chris Ballard faces the king of Pop-a-Shot

    Henry Abbott

    If you are a basketball fan with a television you probably know about Ricardo the busboy, who has humiliated one NBA star after another on Jimmy Kimmel Live. The game is Pop-a-Shot, or a variation thereof, the basket-shooting game you find in bars...

    Blog | January 05, 2011
  7. I can see clearly now the king is gone

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images There are office windows behind that banner. D.X. Ferris of Clevescene.com interviewed people who work in Cleveland's Landmark Office Tower that, until recently, had been swathed in one of the most famous bits ...

    Blog | August 05, 2010
  8. It's good to be the king

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern likes to say that he works for the owners. And on paper he does, but things are often different in practice. For instance, in March 2009, as Marc Stein reported at the time, the league sent owners a memo making a request: Don't talk pu...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  9. That looks like the king of crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    It has been said many times that Kobe Bryant is the best crunch time player in the world. And he may well be. But the argument is usually supported with highlight reels, which are a great way to wow people. But if you're trying to tell me he's the be...

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2010
  10. Now that looks like the king of crunch time

    Henry Abbott

    It has been said many times that Kobe Bryant is the best crunch time player in the world. And he may well be. But the argument is usually supported with highlight reels, which are a great way to wow people. But if you're trying to tell me he'...

    Blog | March 05, 2010
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Gordon Monson of The Salt Lake Tribune: "LeBron who? At the end, after the gap closed, it was all Sundiata. A troop of no-names, as it turned out, killed the king. All along, the Jazz knew if they could beat the team with the best record in the leagu...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  12. 2010 is the king of free agency, but 2011 is no slouch

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Among 2011's potential unrestricted free agents: Carmelo Anthony Tim Duncan Tony Parker Pau Gasol David West Caron Butler Leandro Barbosa Shane Battier Michael Dunleavy, Jr. Nene Kendrick Perkins Jamal Cra...

    Blog | November 05, 2009
  13. Moneyball Comes to the NBA, Literally

    Henry Abbott

    "Moneyball" is shorthand for the advanced use of statistics in sports. It's also a book, of course, about the Oakland A's, by Michael Lewis. Lewis is the king of writing about this kind of stuff, but has not done so in basketball. U...

    Blog | February 14, 2009
  14. Playing Pickup Against LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    The brand new GQ magazine features a massive Joel Lovell story about the recent time when Lovell and a handful of GQ creative types piled into a van and drove to Ohio to play a game of five-on-one against ... LeBron freaking James. Five vs. the King,...

    Blog | January 13, 2009
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    There's a column in Chicago today, by Rick Morrissey of the Tribune, ripping Joakim Noah for various things. One of the criticisms is that he is not productive: "Noah's supporters say he's a monument to hustle. No. He's the king of looking like he's ...

    Blog | January 05, 2009
  16. Defense is a Mindset

    Henry Abbott

    Or so they say. And the king of that mindset, they also say, is Scott Skiles, who recently became head coach in defense-challenged Milwaukee. So, after one short-handed preseason blowout loss to the Timberwolves, how is that mindset in Milwaukee? Fra...

    Blog | October 08, 2008