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  1. Board games

    Henry Abbott

    Chad Ford drops by to discuss the latest updates to his NBA draft Big Board, including Joel Embiid's rise into the top three, a top-10 freshman at UCLA and, of course, Andrew Wiggins....

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  2. TrueHoop TV: How not to recruit

    Henry Abbott

    Coleman Collins, joining us from France where he's playing professionally, remembers the time his Virginia Tech team trusted him to wow visiting recruit Luc Richard Mbah a Moute. Long story short: Luc Richard chose UCLA....

    Blog | October 08, 2012
  3. Arron Afflalo is ready for his close up

    Henry Abbott

    Noah Graham/NBAE/Getty Images The UCLA formula for NBA success : Earn minutes with defense, use the time to perfect offense. "It's so crazy," says the Denver Nuggets' Arron Afflalo, who was D'ing up Kobe Bryant in Game 7 just a few weeks ago. "The ...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  4. John Wooden defines success

    Henry Abbott

    I know, I know, this has been written about a zillion times. He has volumes and volumes on the topic. But as we're thinking about great achievements in college basketball, here's a line from a TED talk the great UCLA coach gave in February 2001. ...

    Blog | March 14, 2011
  5. Jason Kidd: Magic Johnson cheats

    Henry Abbott

    That's a joke! He didn't exactly say that. In this short video, Jason Kidd remembers when he first met Magic Johnson. Kidd was a high-schooler visiting Los Angeles to play pickup basketball with NBA players at UCLA. Johnson was a legend. Kidd h...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  6. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin Sherrington of The Dallas Morning News: "After Houston and UCLA played the Astrodome in 1968, before the biggest crowd to watch a college basketball game, a record that held for 14 years, the college game would never be the same. Question: Now ...

    Blog | February 15, 2010
  7. Can Lou Williams Hold Down the Point for the Sixers?

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Andre Miller's departure from Philadelphia left a vacuum at the point guard for the Sixers. The team selected UCLA point-leaning-combo guard Jrue Holiday with its first round draft pick, and has now named 22-year-old, fif...

    Blog | August 18, 2009
  8. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz The Blazers have found an individual to accept their money. The Sixers drafted Jrue Holiday out of UCLA, but will clearly need to fortify things at the point. Will Big Ben return to Detroit and retire as a Piston? ...

    Blog | July 24, 2009
  9. Renardo Sidney's Money Picture

    Henry Abbott

    Renardo Sidney is one of the best high school players in the country ... and yet recently USC and UCLA withdrew their scholarship offers to him. Sidney's now on a path to attend Mississippi State. But even that school is promising a non-trivial p...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  10. Praying with Hakeem Olajuwon

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Ghaith has been reading a lot about Hakeem Olajuwon today, on the day of his induction into the Hall of Fame, and was inspired to send the following e-mail: It was my freshmen year at UCLA (1998). Two things to know about me: I'm Mu...

    Blog | September 05, 2008
  11. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kelly Dwyer A good interview with Kevin Love, the incoming UCLA freshman that Bill Simmons is in love with. He plays basketball, too.Nine-year old video of current Grizzlies Pau Gasol and Juan Carlos Navarro (number seven) gettin' jiggy wi...

    Blog | September 06, 2007
  12. Agent Keith Glass Isn't Thrilled with the State of the NBA

    Henry Abbott

    He's an agent who has written a book. He says the players are overpaid, the play isn't team-oriented, and ratings are declining. He's Larry Brown's lifelong friend (his dad is Brown's agent) and a former Brown assistant at UCLA. Glass was interviewed...

    Blog | February 28, 2007
  13. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Video of high-schooler Kevin Love shattering a backboard (thanks Casey). He'll be at UCLA next year, and the NBA I'd bet a year after that... The whole Steve Blake thing made sense because he was going to pass the ball to all of Denver's scorers....

    Blog | January 15, 2007
  14. Ryan Hollins Dunks the Holy Living Crap Out of the Ball

    Henry Abbott

    Memo to rookies: if you're going to tear the basket down, first make certain there isn't an assistant coach standing under it. You might be wondering, who is Ryan Hollins? He's that athletic 6-11 guy from UCLA. Assistant Jeff Capel is report...

    Blog | October 04, 2006
  15. Good Jordan Farmar Story

    Henry Abbott

    In case you didn't get the skinny yesterday, Nate Jones has known Farmar for a long time. One of his stories starts like this, and it starts in a hotel lobby after a big UCLA win: Jordan looked relieved that he would finally get a chance to just rela...

    Blog | June 29, 2006
  16. Jordan Farmar Declares for the Draft

    Henry Abbott

    Nate Jones has some pretty damn good insight on the announcement that UCLA's Jordan Farmar is declaring for the NBA draft. It starts like this: Yesterday when I heard the news that Jordan Farmar had decided to declare for the NBA draft I had a variet...

    Blog | April 21, 2006