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  1. The MVP is in trouble

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Durant finally earns his first MVP award just as his Thunder wrestle with a blowout loss to the Clippers and emerging questions about their title chances....

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  2. TrueHoop TV: Rocky start for coach Kidd

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Marc Stein on the young coach's early troubles in Brooklyn, and updates on Omer Asik and Lamar Odom....

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  3. TrueHoop TV: Thunder trouble

    Henry Abbott

    David Thorpe has his doubts the Thunder can even beat the Rockets, let alone win a title. And Russell Westbrook's injury is only part of the story....

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  4. Playing too much to win it all?

    Henry Abbott

    Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE/Getty Images If heavy minutes hurt title chances, Kevin Durant and the Thunder are in trouble. Nine seasons and counting. That's how long it has been since an NBA player won a title after playing more than 3,000 minutes in...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. Billy Hunter at the end of the line

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick McDermott/Getty Images Even if the union leader can avoid criminal charges, NBA players deserve better. In spring 2012, players union president Derek Fisher sounded the alarm about troubles at the National Basketball Players Association, in...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  6. HoopIdea: Leave that ball alone

    Henry Abbott

    Amir Johnson does not have a reputation as a hot head, nor does he have a history of getting in trouble, yelling at people or, indeed, throwing mouthpieces at referees. But he does have a history of fondling the NBA basketball between free throws....

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Small thought while watching Kobe Bryant play for Team USA: If I ever have knee trouble, my first call would be to Germany. Essential to the leaping-Bryant story, though, is that he says he has lost a ton of weight. I genuinely believe many players w...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  8. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nobody disputes they are the best in the world at what they do, as they can prove in any individual contest. But sometimes all those individual geniuses have trouble with the teamwork. That's how more than a few NBA teams have fallen apart, but it's ...

    Blog | July 23, 2012
  9. Metta World Peace on Mike Brown's physique

    Henry Abbott

    In his exit interview, Metta World Peace was asked about coach Mike Brown. Compared to Phil Jackson, he said, it was a "drastic change." But then World Peace went to some trouble, apparently to make clear he was not blaming his coach for the La...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  10. Lockout leftover: playoff back-to-backs

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA has gone to some trouble to tamp down suggestions that the compressed, post-lockout schedule has changed much of anything. What's an extra game or two a month, they say? Just the other night, for instance, Commissioner David Stern deflecte...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of The Sacramento Bee: Trading Cousins would be dumber than the dumb things Cousins does that get him in trouble. It would be a panic move, not a panacea. It would be an attempt at a quick fix that removes the foundation of a rebuilding...

    Blog | January 03, 2012
  12. Innovation's last stand

    Henry Abbott

    The NBA and the Players Association will reconvene next week. When the June 30 deadline passed, and NBA owners locked out players, people focused on the fact that the NBA and its players had labor trouble. But that never struck me as the import...

    Blog | July 29, 2011
  13. What good is parity?

    Henry Abbott

    Parity. The league needs parity. It is taken as gospel that having weak teams start the season out of the running for a title, and having a few teams take home all the rings, is trouble for any league, especially the NBA. It's even worse when you ...

    Blog | June 21, 2011
  14. Tuesday Finals Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Windhorst on the whirlwind of the last year in LeBron James' life. Good stuff. As the Maverick defense rotates, they try to keep Dirk Nowitzki from guarding anybody who'd get him into foul trouble. All this talk about the Heat players who'l...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  15. When trust is shallow, is trouble deep?

    Henry Abbott

    The Lakers trailed by six or eight points for much of the second half of Game 2, but it was always likely the defending champions would close that gap. It was just a matter of time ... Until, of course, Jose Juan Barea's screen-and-roll show took ...

    Blog | May 05, 2011
  16. More Quentin Richardson, please

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Pelton of Basketball Prospectus writes: Tuesday's game turned early because of foul trouble, but not the way you'd imagine. It was the Magic that saw two starters sidelined by a pair of quick fouls, which proved a blessing in disguise. Hedo...

    Blog | April 27, 2011