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  1. First Cup: Wednesday

    Nick Borges

    Des Bieler of The Washington Post: On Monday, Paul George posted a photo of a Ferrari 458 on Instagram, along with this caption: "Shoutout my guy @roadstarrmotorsports for gettin me right again.. He hooked this one up! Although I can't drive for a wh...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  2. C.J. McCollum's #WorldCup takeover

    ESPN.com

    Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum will be doing player interviews at the 2014 NBA Draft (7 ET, ESPN and WatchESPN), but before he made his way to Brooklyn, his attention -- like that of many other Americans -- was focused a bit further south...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  3. Patrick Patterson went to the World Cup

    Patrick Patterson

    You know who'll be watching USA vs. Germany? Patrick Patterson. The Toronto Raptors power forward is just back from Brazil, where he took in the World Cup and got a first-hand lesson in fan passion. He kept a journal for ESPN.com. The best thing a...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  4. Steve Nash's bite-free soccer match

    Christopher Chavez

    NEW YORK -- On the eve of the NBA draft, Dirk Nowitzki, Wilson Chandler and Steve Nash traded in their dunks for cleats at Sara D. Roosevelt Park in New York City for the seventh annual Steve Nash Foundation Showdown. Nash, who grew up playing soccer...

    Blog | June 26, 2014
  5. Kobe Bryant talks World Cup with Varejao

    Anderson Varejao has been serving as something of a World Cup correspondent for the NBA in his native Brazil. In the following clip (transcribed below), he sits down with Kobe Bryant to discuss the Los Angeles Lakers guard's passion for soccer, his e...

    Blog | June 25, 2014
  6. What the NBA can learn from other sports

    Michael Regan

    Michael Regan is the head of sports science at Catapult, an Australian athletic tech company. Athletes can have all the desire, all the technical ability, all the intangibles, all the game metrics, but if they are physically incapable of performin...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  7. Finding an identity under the flannel

    Daniel Nowell

    The Rose Garden is no longer. This summer, Portland's arena -- one of the few left without a corporate sponsorship -- was folded into the flock. The Portland Trail Blazers now play in the Moda Center. Elsewhere, the Blazers' business team, just in it...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  8. First Cup: Thursday

    Nick Borges

    Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post: Son of a gun. They really did it. The Nets are really going to introduce Jason Kidd this afternoon at 2 p.m. at Barclays Center. They really are going to reach back to the most glorious moments of their NBA history,...

    Blog | June 13, 2013
  9. That's a lot of injuries

    Henry Abbott

    A who's who of NBA players are on the shelf. A team made of Russell Westbrook, Derrick Rose, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Rajon Rondo, Danny Granger, David Lee, Danilo Gallinari, Amare Stoudemire, and Lou Williams would contend. Instead all those players...

    Blog | April 26, 2013
  10. Big changes coming in international game

    Marc Stein

    Soccer-loving NBA fans know exactly what it means when you hear soccer folks talking about an "international break." NBA fans who aren't familiar with the term will start to hear it more and more as we inch toward 2017. FIBA announced this we...

    Blog | November 16, 2012
  11. Who runs the summer?

    Henry Abbott

    Christian Petersen/Getty Images The NBA has reason to think beyond the Olympics -- but questionable right to keep players away. READ PART ONE: "Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?" The first time the NBA spoke in any detail about pulling back fro...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  12. Is the NBA divorcing the Olympics?

    Henry Abbott

    David Ramos/Getty Images The battle is on to control stars like LeBron James and Deron Williams in the NBA offseason. David Stern has been musing for months: Maybe it's time to take a page out of soccer's playbook by holding the best players in the...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  13. Thanks, Coach Vogel. Now what?

    Henry Abbott

    HoopIdea began with the conviction that NBA basketball was the best game ever, but could be even better. To that end, we opened channels of communications to ESPN.com readers, to hear how they thought the game could be better. You know what they w...

    Blog | May 14, 2012
  14. Five for Friday

    Beckley Mason

    Welcome to Five for Friday, where every week we post some of the best HoopIdeas we get from readers through comments, e-mail and Twitter. In honor the recently departed regular season, some ideas that call for its restructuring. I particularly lik...

    Blog | May 11, 2012
  15. HoopIdea: An entirely different NBA season

    Sandy Weil

    Sandy Weil is the Director of Analytics at Sportsmetricians Consulting, the researcher behind groundbreaking hot hand research and a repeat contributor to HoopIdea. Let's face it: the middle of the NBA season can be a dull time. But it could be...

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

    Henry Abbott

    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News: Coaches torture themselves over success, and Gregg Popovich has been lately. He's been wondering out loud among his staff that, well, wouldn't it be better to lose a game? "That's why," one of his assistan...

    Blog | May 08, 2012