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  1. Andrew Wiggins is No. 1

    Henry Abbott

    After watching a ton of NCAA tournament games, David Thorpe says Andrew Wiggins is the clear No. 1 draft pick....

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  2. Draft madness

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford says that no matter what NBA GMs tell you, there's nothing like playing well in the NCAA Tournament to move up the draft board....

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  3. Dinner with C.J. McCollum

    Henry Abbott

    C.J. McCollum could have entered the draft a year ago, after he led Lehigh to a tournament win over Duke. None other than Mike Krzyzewski called him the best player on the court that day. The NBA was waiting for him. But McCollum went back to scho...

    Blog | June 26, 2013
  4. Doc Rivers in high school

    Henry Abbott

    Charles Pierce, writing for Grantland, remembers the first time he saw Doc Rivers play. It was at a high-school tournament in Boston, against a team from New York: Rivers had pulled a muscle the night before and played the first half with his leg ti...

    Blog | October 23, 2012
  5. TrueHoop TV: Sarunas Marciulionis

    Henry Abbott

    While the U.S. Olympic dream team was cruising through the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, another team was inspiring a nation like never before. For the newly liberated Lithuania, this tournament was a first and long-needed chance to demonstrate nationa...

    Blog | March 06, 2012
  6. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  7. Jay-Z as hoops recruiter

    Henry Abbott

    There's some concern about hip hop mogul -- and minority Nets owner -- Jay-Z's appearing in the Kentucky locker room to congratulate various Wildcats on their tournament win. The notion that Jay-Z may have been recruiting lottery picks would be tough...

    Blog | March 30, 2011
  8. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Thamel of The New York Times: "Kevin Durant, the tournament's most valuable player, scored 28 points to lead the United States to an 81-64 victory and its first world championship since 1994. In pounding his chest in celebration after two clutch...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  9. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: "Though it might take one more win, Kevin Durant has already conceded the tournament MVP to Luis Scola, which should look nice in his trophy case, along with two Spanish League MVPs, and a Tournament of Ameri...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  10. John Starks on bowling, education, Spike Lee, James Dolan and hec...

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images The Knick legend does not brag about his bowling game. Tuesday evening, at Lucky Strike on the West Side of Manhattan, John Starks is hosting his first annual John Starks Celebrity Bowling Tournament. It's not ...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  11. Mark Warkentien's play-in tournament

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott The spiral bound document says "Make Every Game Count: The NBA Play-In Tournament." It's a proposal to take the eighth and last playoff spot in each conference and, instead of awarding it to the eighth team, making it the first ...

    Blog | October 29, 2009
  12. Clash of the EuroTitans

    Henry Abbott

    Eurobasket is really heating up. In a few hours France -- the undefeated team starring the remarkable Tony Parker -- will meet Spain, which is everyone's presumed favorite in this game and the tournament. The Painted Area's Jay Aych wri...

    Blog | September 17, 2009
  13. Eurobasket Day 1 Recap

    Henry Abbott

    The Painted Area is keeping a close eye on all the action in Poland, where Spain took a spill and Turkey came up big in the tournament's first day: GROUP C: Serbia 66, Spain 57 Nenad Krstic: Thundering to the rack for Serbia against Europ...

    Blog | September 08, 2009
  14. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Janis Carr of The Orange County Register: "The Lakers staged a half-hearted tribute for Kurt Rambis on Saturday in front of a few dozen fans who happened by the main court of the 3-on-3 tournament. I mean, come on. Here's a guy who not only ...

    Blog | August 17, 2009
  15. My Underdog: Tyson Chandler

    Henry Abbott

    It's kind of a stupid thing, really. In general, when making predictions, you want to pick favorites. Favorites usually win. But anyone who has ever filled out an NCAA Tournament bracket (and by that I mean every living American and then some) kn...

    Blog | April 16, 2009
  16. PeacePlayers: The Tournament

    Henry Abbott

    I invented that "Basketball Does Good" category over there mostly to write about PeacePlayers International, which does so many great things encouraging young people, through basketball, to overcome differences in areas of conflict. In the ...

    Blog | April 07, 2009