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  1. Top-Ranked Sophomores

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe says Anthony Davis is the best player in the NBA's sophomore class, but he's injured at the moment. That created a sophomore-ranking dilemma between Blazer Damian Lillard and Piston Andre Drummond, who vied for the top spot....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. Clean athletes for tough tests

    Henry Abbott

    Andy Lyons/Getty Images U.S. sprinters face far more sophisticated testing than NBA players. Not long after track and field implemented a new kind of testing, three sprinters, including top American Tyson Gay, have failed tests for performance enha...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on youth, LeBron

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently spoke to top high-school players. Over the weekend, the NBA Players Association recently concluded their camp for high-schoolers on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesvi...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  4. Jerry West on help

    Henry Abbott

    "Athletes who are at the top of their profession, they're wired differently." Legendary NBA player and executive Jerry West is talking about Kobe Bryant. As GM of the Lakers, West brought Bryant west to Los Angeles. Bryant brought West NBA cham...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  5. Small salaries will increase superstars' power

    Henry Abbott

    You don't have to be able to throw a rock very far to hit somebody worried about the power now in the hands of NBA superstars. Top players gathering in places like Miami and New York! Billionaire owners grovelling for the services of players like ...

    Blog | February 28, 2011
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A little quiz. The following players are (in no particular order) all currently in the NBA's top 20 for what statistic? Richard Jefferson, Shannon Brown, Josh Smith, Jodie Meeks, Al Farouq-Aminu, DeShawn Stevenson, Chris Paul, Carlos Arroyo and Arron...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  7. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Tim Griffin of the San Antonio Express-News: "It's been a fashionable topic of discussion this season about how far Tim Duncan's performance has dropped this season. Considering that Duncan will go down as one of the top 10 players in NBA history, a ...

    Blog | December 01, 2010
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis Star Tribune: "Bill Duffy, a member of Jim Dutcher's greatest recruiting class when he coached the Gophers, is now one of the top-rated agents in the NBA, representing players such as Steve Nash of the Phoenix ...

    Blog | July 27, 2009
  9. Wayman Tisdale Made Music

    Henry Abbott

    Wayman Tisdale died this morning at the age of 44. The 6-9 former Pacer, King and Sun, who was 1985's second overall draft pick, is up there with Magic Johnson and Bill Bradley, at or near the top of the list of NBA players who achieved great suc...

    Blog | May 15, 2009
  10. A Proposal: Eliminate a Fifth of the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    Dave from BlazersEdge wants you to close your eyes, and imagine a world where every NBA team plays its closest rivals six times each. Where every team has at least one more top quality player. Where players play fewer minutes, play fresher and harder...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  11. Dave Bing is Tough

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Bing was a great NBA player. He is also quite probably the most talented business executive of all former NBA players. (He's now running for mayor of Detroit, too.) But on top of that, he's an inspiration to anyone anywhere who has ever had an e...

    Blog | December 15, 2008
  12. In Appreciation of Tayshaun Prince

    Henry Abbott

    Tayshaun Prince is one of my favorite NBA players. Right up there near the very top of the list. (I have written about this before.) So I was especially ready to receive this e-mail from TrueHoop reader Brad. Tayshaun Prince may be one of the most u...

    Blog | November 13, 2008
  13. Tough Night for Ray Allen

    Henry Abbott

    After an NBA Finals game, a superstar like Ray Allen will typically hear from his coach, shower, get dressed, and then run a gauntlet of post-game interviews. It could be an hour or two from the end of the game until top players head home. But tonigh...

    Blog | June 16, 2008
  14. Four Questions About Recruiting and O.J. Mayo

    Henry Abbott

    Can we admit now that, for NBA-bound players, most universities are not the chaste playgrounds of amateurs? I know, this O.J. Mayo thing is but one set of allegations, about one player. But stick that on top of every other story you have ever heard ...

    Blog | May 16, 2008
  15. Euroleague Coaches on Team USA

    Henry Abbott

    The Euroleague website quotes top European coaches talking about the NBA and Team USA. Neven Spahija of Maccabi Tel Aviv had some of the most interesting things to say: "We learned again that we can compete with American players and teams....

    Blog | October 05, 2006
  16. The Life of LeBron James

    Henry Abbott

    Basketbawful has news of his visit to Baruch College for a photo shoot for that New York Times magazine PLAY: The site refers to James as "one of the top basketball players in the world and a popular member of the NBA's Cleveland Cavaliers,&quo...

    Blog | September 25, 2006