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  1. NBA committee to address flopping

    Henry Abbott

    Flopping has become a very big topic in the NBA lately. For years the toughest anti-flopping rhetoric has come from Jeff Van Gundy. But these days, NBA Commissioner David Stern is giving the ESPN commentator a run for his money. (To Stern, the word "...

    Blog | June 13, 2012
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "Some of the basketball cognescenti still are unwilling to call the Spurs for what they really are. And that's a dynasty in the truest since of the word. Although they have never won back-to-back NBA title...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  3. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Steve Nash says some sunny things, but there's no getting around the word "deficiencies" that he used in discussing the Suns roster. Tony Parker seems to think Tim Duncan's clock is ticking pretty loudly. What would Red Auerbach make of advanced ...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  4. If a Superstar Gets Dunked On In the Woods ...

    Henry Abbott

    Gary Parrish of CBSSports wrote yesterday: The word when I arrived at the LeBron James Skills Academy was that Monday's best highlight came in a pick-up game featuring the college players and James himself. According to the collection of NBA sco...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  5. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst of The Plain Dealer: "For years, LeBron James has said he doesn't believe in pressure as a disarming answer to any question that includes the word itself. Of course this isn't true. In fact, he's somewhat of an expert...

    Blog | May 29, 2009
  6. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    John DeShazier of The Times-Picayune: "The word 'pathetic' is too kind. The Hornets scored 15 in the first quarter, 39 in the first half and while that constituted improvement for them, Denver was little more than amused - but, not threa...

    Blog | April 28, 2009
  7. Tom Tests the Hot Hand

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Tom has been very interested in this hot hand talk. A big hang-up for Tom, and a lot of people has been the word that the groundbreaking recent study fixated on how likely a make was to be followed by a miss. As if two shots captured ...

    Blog | April 24, 2009
  8. Tackling Assertions that TrueHoop Recently Started Sucking

    Henry Abbott

    One of the things that differentiates a blog from other media is that it is a conversation. It's not The Word From Upon High. It's a blogger making a case, as a human. Then other humans -- commenters, e-mailers, and other bloggers -- respond....

    Blog | March 19, 2009
  9. Something NBA Players Should Never Do

    Henry Abbott

    John Hollinger has been reviewing all kinds of NBA contracts signed this summer, and in the process managed to be (I'd bet) the first and last person to sneak the word "zorbing" into an ESPN.com article. (Except for, I guess, me, right now.) (This is...

    Blog | September 09, 2008
  10. So, Is Team USA Muzzled, Or Not?

    Henry Abbott

    Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have said things about how marvelous the U.S. is, in that we do not muzzle our players nor hinder their freedom of speech. (That was in the same report where all the players parroted, almost to the word, Colangelo'...

    Blog | August 08, 2008
  11. Can't Believe I Used a "Rumble of Thunder" Headline Yesterday

    Henry Abbott

    Because it would really be perfect for this post. See, a really pressing question facing the NBA is: What music are they going to play to get fans fired up in that Oklahoma City stadium? Becaue the word "Thunder" (aw, come on, don't we finally really...

    Blog | August 07, 2008
  12. No Longer Supersonic

    Henry Abbott

    They took the word "Seattle" away back in March. But now it doesn't say "Supersonics" on what used to be the Supersonics website either. (Via NewsOK.com's Tony Mejia.) The Seattle Supersonics really are no more. Until further notice, it's the "NBA ...

    Blog | July 09, 2008
  13. Call Tracy McGrady Amazing, But Don't Call Him MVP

    Henry Abbott

    Over the weekend, the Houston Chronicle's Richard Justice wrote: They are a team in every sense of the word, a really good team, a smart, resourceful and gritty team. Don't lose sight of the bottom line with these Rockets. There's one other thing to...

    Blog | March 17, 2008
  14. One Thing that New Sonics Website Doesn't Have

    Henry Abbott

    Is the word "Seattle." Take a look. As TrueHoop reader Eric pointed out, that word is just not in any prominent places. The logo they use is a stripped down version that also omits the name of the city. And unlike a lot of team sites, this one sure d...

    Blog | March 04, 2008
  15. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle: "Sometimes a city is lucky enough to have a professional athlete who's a role model in every sense of the word. That's what Yao Ming has been during these six seasons with the Rockets. It's hard to imagine an...

    Blog | February 27, 2008
  16. Marc Stein: Kidd Trade Back On

    Henry Abbott

    Somewhere in New Orleans arena, the East All-Stars are gathered in their locker room. Jason Kidd is among them, with the word "East" on his chest. But as ESPN's Marc Stein tells it, if this game were held tomorrow night instead of tonight, Kidd would...

    Blog | February 17, 2008