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  1. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The name Lynyrd Skynyrd is -- who knew? -- a mocking tribute of a high school basketball coach named Leonard Skinner. David Berri says that the best power forward in Blazer history was not my candidate, Maurice Lucas, but Buck Williams. The differe...

    Blog | September 22, 2010
  2. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco Chronicle: "There were no balloons, no confetti and no video tributes. Just as they had for so many of his previous 1,332 victories, things went exactly how Warriors coach Don Nelson planned it on the night he becam...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  3. Late Monday Mini-Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    At various times, Gerald Wallace has led the NBA in various obscure stats. Today, he adds one more title: Most tribute songs by this guy. LeBron James came out angry against Portland. He was motivated -- powering his way to the hole several times e...

    Blog | January 11, 2010
  4. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Phil Sheridan of The Philadelphia Inquirer: "The 76ers staged a very moving tribute to Allen Iverson last night. It was a perfect way to induct a retired superstar into the team's Hall of Fame: sold-out arena, stirring highlight video, the works. Exc...

    Blog | December 08, 2009
  5. C.J. Watson OK with giving up No. 23; Toney Douglas not so sure

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan If a LeBron James-inspired petition is ever actually circulated among NBA players who wear No. 23, asking them to give up that number as a tribute to Michael Jordan, C.J. Watson of the Golden State Warriors would be in favor of i...

    Blog | November 13, 2009
  6. An Allen Iverson Tribute from Manny Ramirez

    Henry Abbott

    It wasn't clear, when Allen Iverson made his rant about practice, just how memorable that would prove to be. Here's Manny Ramirez from the weekend, and for the second time, and just for fun, here's the funky remix....

    Blog | October 12, 2009
  7. "Smoking, Drinking and Flopping"

    Henry Abbott

    From the archives, a nice little tribute to Vlade Divac. They ask Del Harris if he taught Vlade Divac how to flop. He cracks up. "Did I teach Vlade Divac how to flop? Are you kidding me? He came over here and taught the whole NBA how to flop.&qu...

    Blog | October 07, 2009
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Over the next few days, the tributes to Michael Jordan will be glowing and abundant. And that's precisely as it should be. He is one of the greatest basketball players of all-time, arguably the best, a...

    Blog | September 11, 2009
  9. 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
  10. The Tribute to Overtime Known as Bulls vs. Celtics

    Henry Abbott

    When people play like Joakim Noah -- with constant energy, but not all that much polish -- the idea is that the constant effort pays off. Boy did it ever. He works a thousand straight plays trying to create havoc however he can, and comes up with not...

    Blog | April 30, 2009
  11. A Few More Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Christopher, reacting to an earlier link to a Kareem Abdul-Jabbar tribute: "OK, here's my take on the SkyHook: It may have been the single greatest offensive weapon in sports history. Really -- not only because of the truly sick numbe...

    Blog | December 02, 2008
  12. Dennis Johnson Tribute Video

    Henry Abbott

    I just shared this video with Bethlehem Shoals from FreeDarko who can't believe that the soundtrack is Green Day. Fair point. But great video all the same. Turn the sound off......

    Blog | March 01, 2007
  13. The Red Auerbach Tributes

    Henry Abbott

    That man was clearly an incredible winner, and deserves every drop of ink being spilled in his honor. However, I have interviewed Red Auerbach, and judging from the half-hour or so that I spent talking to him on the phone? He didn't give two craps...

    Blog | October 31, 2006
  14. "Remember When" YouTube Stuff

    Henry Abbott

    Dajuan Wagner in high school. Kenyon Martin in New Jersey. A Robert Horry tribute. A Patrick Ewing tribute. Derek Anderson (who was just cut by the Heat) back when he was healthy and athletic. This category was practically invent...

    Blog | September 13, 2006
  15. UnWilted

    Henry Abbott has a big-daddy tribute going to Wilt Chamberlain, as this would have been his 70th birthday. Well worth a look, especially for all the video, including: Not only did Wilt Chamberlain still have a room at his parents' house well into h...

    Blog | August 21, 2006
  16. Arvydas Sabonis Video Tribute

    Henry Abbott

    Turns out the big fellow is all over YouTube. I've always said: when they get the cloning thing down, I'll start my own nation with 12 young Saboni, and we'll win Olympic gold every four years. Some favorite videos: An incredible no-look pas...

    Blog | August 02, 2006