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  1. Jason Collins is not Brittney Griner

    Henry Abbott

    So odd to me, that people wonder why Jason Collins' coming out made bigger waves than Brittney Griner's. Well, gather 'round, because I'm about to explain. How many WNBA players are out? As of 2005, Michele Van Gorp, Sue Wicks and Sheryl Swoop...

    Blog | May 01, 2013
  2. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Argentina's national team has an incredibly special place in modern basketball history, as they proved in winning the FIBA Americas tournament. A whole mess of insight into Jerry West on the internet. Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News dips ...

    Blog | September 12, 2011
  3. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune "There are no collective bargaining talks currently scheduled in a lockout that will be four weeks old on Friday. Most league observers assume that, unlike the NFL, the NBA will miss games. Some owners have told Co...

    Blog | July 26, 2011
  4. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Nets part owner Jay-Z has one of those lyrics from his drug dealing days where he gives the address of his old "stash spot," an apartment building where he really lived in Brooklyn (and where he is said to have been a good neighbor). New York City M....

    Blog | July 05, 2011
  5. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Gregg Popovich draws up the play of the year, and gets Tim Duncan all alone under the hoop for the key bucket of a close win. Other teams could undoubtedly do some of what the Clippers did to beat the Heat. Ryan Gomes explains the specifics. Name...

    Blog | January 13, 2011
  6. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst on Erik Spoelstra: "His most impressive work, without much doubt, has been the past two weeks. After the Heat lost five of eight games, some of them in terrible fashion, Spoelstra not unexpectedly found himself dealing wit...

    Blog | December 10, 2010
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Patrick Hayes of PistonPowered: "Bill Laimbeer is a tough subject for me. I firmly believe he is one of the most underrated players of his era who, because of his reputation as an instigator (and punching bag of Robert Parish), never gets the cre...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  8. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Will Kendrick Perkins play? By raw plus/minus, Perkins is the best Celtic in the playoffs. Smart thinking about what the Celtics can do differently in Game 7. Darius from Forum Blue and Gold: "Artest consistently forced Pierce to his left hand an...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Kobe Bryant called Hakeem Olajuwon, and Mark Berman of MyFoxHouston reports on the tutorial that followed: "'He gave me the biggest compliment,' Olajuwon said. '(He said) You are the best (at the) mid-post and post move. He want...

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  10. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Tom Knott of The Washington Times: "David Stern is playing tough with the NBA referees. You could argue it is long past time. The lack of consistent officiating in the NBA is the dynamic that never goes away. It is the dynamic that drives coache...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  11. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    I was out of my office for 12 days of the NBA Finals. Before I left, I had planned to water the hell out the three plants that have been to my left, clinging to life, for four years. Opening the office door, I worried I might encounter death. But you...

    Blog | June 16, 2009
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    A respected Columbia professor disputes the findings that trailing at halftime makes a team more likely to win. Andrew Gelman's rebuttal is over my head, but seems to boil down to different ways to interpret the same data, and he includes this in...

    Blog | March 18, 2009
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The TrueHoop Network gangs up to deliver a killer set of suggestions to reform All-Star Weekend. D-League All-Stars vs. Rookies, anyone? What's bigger: Stephon Marbury's annual salary ... or double the combined salaries of the entire WNBA? I...

    Blog | February 03, 2009
  14. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    In the New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell writes of different kinds of genius -- some that work quickly in youth, and others that take time to sort themselves out. Sometimes there are NBA players, I think, (Antonio McDyess and Rasheed Wallace come to mind)...

    Blog | October 14, 2008
  15. Ritchie Knows How Gilbert Arenas Can Make A Lot of Money

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Ritchie has been thinking, and e-mails: I'm not sure what the rules say about this but can we possibly see something play out where an NBA All-Star will don the uniform of a different country a la Becky Hammon of the WNBA? I'm thinki...

    Blog | September 04, 2008
  16. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    A. Sherrod Blakely of Booth Newspapers: "A sign-and-trade would be especially beneficial to the Hawks, who fear Josh Smith might sign a one-year qualifying offer, play out this upcoming season and become an unrestricted free agent next summer. For De...

    Blog | July 28, 2008