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  1. Deron Williams, blogging from Turkey

    Henry Abbott

    Can't remember him ever to be that communicative from Utah or New Jersey. But now that he's in Istanbul, Deron Williams has tapped into his inner Hemingway: I made the choice early and just went all in. My wife kind of sold me on it rather than m...

    Blog | October 20, 2011
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Bill Plaschke of the Los Angeles Times: "Kobe Bryant might feel that's an important statement, but he needs to let a 27-year-old guy like the New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams make that statement in Turkey. Williams does not have the immediate champio...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  3. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Miller of The Orange County Register: "Reports indicate Bryant is, in fact, interested in playing in Turkey. His representatives even initiated contact over there. So our question is this: Why? Why exactly would Bryant desire to put more mileage...

    Blog | July 22, 2011
  4. Deron Williams' sweet move

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images If players are still locked out this fall, Deron Williams will reportedly take his game to Turkey. Today there are reports that Deron Williams and Zaza Pachulia could be teammates this fall ... in Turkey. I ...

    Blog | July 07, 2011
  5. Allen Iverson says he has lots of money

    Henry Abbott

    Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images The thinking has been that Allen Iverson is playing in Turkey because he's desperate for cash. Robert Huber of Philadelphia Magazine flew to Istanbul to spend some time with Allen Iverson: After practice, I follow him...

    Blog | January 03, 2011
  6. So this is Christmas: behead your own turkey

    Henry Abbott

    Garrett Ellwood/NBAE/Getty Images Warriors coach Keith Smart knows that in hoops, it doesn't pay to be sentimental about holidays. Christmas and basketball go together, in a way. Plenty of families will have a game on the TV the afternoon of Decem...

    Blog | December 23, 2010
  7. A cup of coffee in the NBA, a cup of corn in Turkey

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images In early October, Tony Gaffney was in uniform in Boston. Now he's writing from Ankara, Turkey. Less than a month ago, Celtic Tony Gaffney was, perhaps more than any NBA player, living his dream. He had grown up ...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Wayne Winston's power rankings show the U.S. and Turkey to be the top two teams at the World Championships. It would be a dream final, for the favorites and the home team to face off before an amazing crowd in Istanbul. Racial stereotypes in NBA ho...

    Blog | September 08, 2010
  9. Why don't NBA fans sing?

    Henry Abbott

    Did you read Chris Sheridan's TrueHoop post about the crowd in Turkey? A crowd of 15,500 sang in unison, belting out the theme song of the Turkish national team -- "12 Giant Men" -- beginning at the end of the third quarter and continuing right on i...

    Blog | September 07, 2010
  10. Michael Heisley talking turkey

    Henry Abbott

    Thank you, Grizzlies owner Michael Heisley, for going on Chris Vernon's radio show in Memphis. There were all kinds of interesting little tidbits here and there -- insight into why he has not signed Xavier Henry yet, what the team was thinking sig...

    Blog | August 23, 2010
  11. Team USA: The undeserving favorites

    Henry Abbott

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski and Team USA are on the court in Las Vegas to begin preparations for the World Championships that begin August 28 in Turkey. The players still in the mix for the national team include Kevin Durant, who is a virtual lock to be...

    Blog | July 21, 2010
  12. Hedo Turkoglu and Raptors making amends

    Henry Abbott

    Not too long ago, Hedo Turkoglu went on NTV SPOR in Turkey to say that he did not want to return to the Raptors. As free agency shakes out, the Raptors' need for a small forward to replace the disgruntled Turkoglu -- who would presumably be headin...

    Blog | July 01, 2010
  13. Bill Walton trivia

    Henry Abbott

    As I learned from reading Jackie MacMullan's When the Game Was Ours, the night after winning a title with the Celtics in 1986, Bill Walton spent the night alone, in someone else's kitchen, listening to the Grateful Dead and sipping Wild Turkey. Wh...

    Blog | March 11, 2010
  14. Turkey's best basketball, marred by violence, again

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Turkey is home to some of the world's best professional basketball. Two days ago, for instance, rivals Galatasaray and Fenerbahce squared off, and the court was littered with past and future NBA players. The Bulls have high hopes f...

    Blog | November 17, 2009
  15. Eurobasket 2009 Day 3 Recap

    Henry Abbott

    The preliminary round of Eurobasket 2009 is in the books. The Painted Area has watched every second of every game, and tells us who's moving on to the qualifying round. GROUP D: Turkey 87, Poland 69 Had a NBA vibe with a ton of post-ups for bo...

    Blog | September 10, 2009
  16. 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