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  1. Bill Walton remembers Maurice Lucas

    Henry Abbott

    On the Blazers' official website, Bill Walton remembers his deceased former teammate Maurice Lucas, whom he calls "better than perfect on all fronts." Walton writes: In our first meeting he told me we were going to win the NBA Championship -- that s...

    Blog | November 08, 2010
  2. Bill Walton: Back pain nearly led to suicide

    Henry Abbott

    In a column that reads a tad like a press release for some new medical procedure, Bill Walton delivers some very serious news. "It got to the point where my life wasn't worth living. I was standing on the edge of the bridge, figuring it was better t...

    Blog | April 19, 2010
  3. 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
  4. Bill Walton and inflatable Ben Wallace

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott There once was a time when the entire basketball blogosphere would fit in a VW bug, if you packed those bloggers tightly. I'm talking ages ago. Like, maybe, 2005, when there were about two dozen people blogging hard about the NB...

    Blog | December 10, 2009
  5. Where to now for Portland?

    Henry Abbott

    By John Hollinger PORTLAND -- It was perhaps the ultimate irony: On a night where the Blazers wore their retro uniforms from the 1970s, their star center fell to a season-ending injury. As it was with Bill Walton and Sam Bowie, so it goes with Gre...

    Blog | December 06, 2009
  6. John Wooden is 99

    Henry Abbott

    Happy Birthday, coach. His family says they will celebrate quietly. The tallest of his red-headed former pupils, Bill Walton, has written Wooden a heartfelt and funny letter full of memories and ... play-by-play of some of Walton's favorite new a...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  7. Bruce Bowen: NBA Archetype

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Kevin Pelton writes that Bruce Bowen's legacy is a complicated one -- charitable spirit, borderline dirty player, hopeful symbol for the undrafted and, of course ... I would also say Bowen brought a certain level...

    Blog | September 04, 2009
  8. Luke vs. Bill Walton, in Open Letters

    Henry Abbott

    NBA.com had Luke and Bill Walton write open letters to each other, in honor of Luke's first title. It's 99% pure father-son championship-inspired love-fest. It's well worth the read, for various nuggets like this: Bill used to write ins...

    Blog | June 17, 2009
  9. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Thoughts, euphoria, grudging respect, and sober analysis of the Lakers' 15th NBA Championship from around the TrueHoop Network: Rob Mahoney of Hardwood Paroxysm: "Focusing on individual storylines and details can be a fantastic enterprise, ...

    Blog | June 15, 2009
  10. The Lakers Pick a New Strategy, and Roll

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz LOS ANGELES -- When a team like the Lakers runs such a recognizable, well-defined system like the Triangle Offense, it's always striking when they depart from it. Normally, a team makes a drastic adjustment because the de...

    Blog | June 05, 2009
  11. Sometimes it is Good to be Annoying

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Shelley Smith, reporting from Los Angeles, where the Lakers and Nuggets will play Game 2 tonight. The Lakers lead 1-0: In Game 7 against the Houston Rockets on Sunday, the Lakers' Bench Mob got plenty of garbage time -- and that's ...

    Blog | May 21, 2009
  12. Notes from Laker Shootaround: Lamar Odom to Start?

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Shelley Smith reports from Laker shootaround. Lamar Odom is likely to start in place of Andrew Bynum. Phil Jackson says "we're thinking about it." Two sources close to Odom say he will start. Also Jackson said Luke Walton wi...

    Blog | May 06, 2009
  13. Kobe Bryant's Throat, and More

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Shelley Smith checks in from the Lakers' practice, where there are concerns about the readiness of Kobe Bryant, Luke Walton and Andrew Bynum. Smith writes: Los Angeles Lakers' coach Phil Jackson said after the team's shootarou...

    Blog | May 04, 2009
  14. Springtime in Lakerland

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN's Shelley Smith reports on the attitude at the Laker practice facility in El Segundo yesterday: Lakers forward Luke Walton poked his head out of the weight-room door gazed out onto the court. The Lakers had just finished a highly-spirited 90...

    Blog | April 17, 2009
  15. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    The acquisitions of John Salmons and Brad Miller have the Bulls poised for a #7 seed. Phil Jackson is looking toward the playoffs with a shorter bench rotation. Is the Suns' dismal record on Turner Network Television going to cost them a postseas...

    Blog | March 27, 2009
  16. A Smart Debate About Amateurism in March Madness

    Henry Abbott

    The New York Times has assembled many different voices -- including Bill Walton, and a favorite basketball writer in Stephen Danley, who until recently played for Penn -- to open once again (sing it with me now -- you know the words!) the debate abou...

    Blog | March 19, 2009