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  1. The softer side of Kevin Love

    Henry Abbott

    Here's where I'd normally explain what you're about to see. But in this case I really can't explain it at all, other than to say it involves Kevin Love, ironic humor, J.J. Barea's love of quiet, good deeds and a mellow vibe....

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  2. Things to know about George Cohen

    Henry Abbott

    He is highly respected: The two sides of a labor dispute agree on little in public, but nobody will say anything negative about George Cohen. When he mediates, he usually comes up with a deal, although sports impasses are trickier and he was already ...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  3. Watch that playing time

    Henry Abbott

    Back in January, I dug deep into the issue of minutes. The key point is that it has been seven years -- before changes in refereeing inspired intense, frenetic, ball-side loading helping defenses -- since any star playing huge minutes has won a title...

    Blog | April 11, 2012
  4. Lockouts: Not just for sports anymore

    Henry Abbott

    In the heat of the NBA lockout, I was pursuing a story about the role of race in the talks. Fascinating stuff that almost nobody will discuss on the record! On one side of the bargaining table almost everyone is white, and on the other side of the ta...

    Blog | January 23, 2012
  5. John Hollinger beat Vegas

    Henry Abbott

    The blog Weak Side Awareness did all kinds of fancypants research and figured out that John Hollinger is going to live out his days on the island of his choosing. Not really. Hollinger is keeping his day job. But should he ever seek work in the wo...

    Blog | December 23, 2011
  6. What's in it for the players

    Henry Abbott

    David Stern predicts owners will support this "tentative agreement" and it's not just because his side won almost all the important concessions. It's also because he has done his homework, including years of gathering their opinions and, for good ...

    Blog | November 26, 2011
  7. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Ronald Tillery of The Commercial-Appeal: "Michael H. Goldberg, executive director of the NBA Coaches Association since 1978, isn't holding his tongue or pen. Goldberg wrote an open letter addressed to the NBA and the players, urging both sides to ret...

    Blog | November 21, 2011
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Howard Beck of The New York Times: "This round of negotiations is being conducted with small groups on each side. Stern was joined by Silver, the San Antonio Spurs owner Peter Holt - who heads the N.B.A.'s labor relations committee - and the league's...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  9. If basketball means anything to owners ...

    Henry Abbott

    ... missing a season now would be sheer lunacy. As the two sides make their latest negotiations push in New York, there will be real residual complaints from both sides of the table. But the idea that any of them could be worth shutting down the l...

    Blog | November 09, 2011
  10. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic: "It is hard for most Suns fans to muster some dislike for Steve Nash, but the NBA lockout puts all owners and players on the public's bad side. Nash gets it. Fans have his sympathy. He even thinks they are right. Ho...

    Blog | November 03, 2011
  11. The best arguments of owners and players

    Henry Abbott

    After more than 40 meetings, hundreds of hours of talks, and dozens of press conferences, the NBA and the Players Association have made hundreds of different arguments for their respective positions. These are the five strongest points from each side...

    Blog | October 25, 2011
  12. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald: "There are still major steps to be taken, but sources last night indicated that NBA owners and players are inching closer to labor peace. ... George Cohen has requested the sides observe a confidentiality order, bu...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  13. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "When negotiations ended after 13 hours spread over two days, with little meaningful progress shown in all these months, the NBA and its players blamed each other. Both sides were right. They are both to blam...

    Blog | October 11, 2011
  14. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Lost in the shuffle of 50/50 revenue talk: League offered players the right to get out of a deal after seven years. I'm told both sides would have the right to opt out at that point. If we assume that in seven years the league will have incredible na...

    Blog | October 06, 2011
  15. NBA lockout -- David Stern on starting season on time says everyt...

    Henry Abbott

    Both sides in the NBA labor negotiations agree that if the owners and players do not make significant progress in CBA talks soon, then logistics will dictate that the scheduled Nov. 1 start of the regular season will become impossible.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2011
  16. NBA negotiations in a handy chart

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader David created a chart of the two sides' collective bargaining offers to date. The other day, on Bill Simmons' podcast, NBA Commissioner David Stern wondered why the players had scoffed at the owners' offer to cut player salaries just...

    Blog | August 25, 2011