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  1. One decision Barack Obama won't delegate

    Henry Abbott

    Pete Souza/The White House/Reuters The baller-in-chief picks the teams. If you're a prisoner hoping for leniency from the judge, research shows it'd be good for you to get a morning appointment. Later in the day, after making lots of decisions, jud...

    Blog | September 13, 2012
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    It says here that Kobe Bryant has been wearing an over-sized oven mitt to protect his wrist. Can somebody please take photos of this? In The New York Times, Howard Beck quotes Tyson Chandler on missing the Mavericks' White House visit: "'It was dis...

    Blog | January 10, 2012
  3. Bill Russell to receive the Medal of Freedom

    Henry Abbott

    Matt Viser of the Boston Globe reports: Obama will name Russell as one of the recipients of a 2010 Medal of Freedom, according to a White House official. He joins a range of others, including former President George H. W. Bush, Chancellor Angela Mer...

    Blog | November 17, 2010
  4. Marv Albert on interviewing Barack Obama

    Henry Abbott

    Official White House photo by Pete Souza On the White House basketball court, with the basketball president. Marv Albert sat down with the Commander-in-Chief for a conversation about basketball that will be part of TNT's broadcast of Game 4 of the ...

    Blog | May 24, 2010
  5. Notes from a Laker road trip

    Henry Abbott

    ESPNLosAngeles' Dave McMenamin has just published a diary from the Lakers' long road trip. There's all kinds of interesting stuff. One fascinating moment comes when the team met the President: 1:54 p.m. Eastern time - East Room: The White House, ...

    Blog | February 03, 2010
  6. NBA Tweets of the day

    Henry Abbott

    By Henry Abbott Brandon Jennings: "Oh yea forgot to till yall I was at the white house, chillin with Obama. He actually know who I am. That's crazy." Charlie Villanueva: "The antibiotics are kicking in, its helping me clear the congestion in my...

    Blog | December 03, 2009
  7. Shaquille O'Neal vs. the Secret Service

    Henry Abbott

    Newsweek's Holly Bailey writes: For days, Shaq has been talking up a personal experiment: Is he so famous that he can just walk up without an appointment and get into the White House? He took an impromptu survey Friday on a DC sports radio show....

    Blog | July 27, 2009
  8. A White House Angle to a Bulls vs. Cavaliers Matchup

    Henry Abbott

    If you look at the standings, very few first-round matchups are easy to predict. Everything could change just about all over the NBA. One of the best guesses, however, is that the Cavaliers will be the first seed in the East, facing the eighth-placed...

    Blog | March 25, 2009
  9. The First Fan Gets to Know the Bulls

    Henry Abbott

    John Jackson of the Chicago Sun-Times explains you don't have to win a title to get a team trip to the White House. Barack Obama's hometown team, the Bulls, got the invite and visited yesterday. Word is Obama may be attending the Wizards vs. ...

    Blog | February 27, 2009
  10. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Did you know there already is a basketball court at the White House? It's outdoors. But still ... not bad. Tyrus Thomas! His next matchup with LeBron James will be must-watch, because last night Thomas got himself on the short list of defenders ...

    Blog | January 16, 2009
  11. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald: "The Celtics, as is the custom for any major professional sports champion in this country, will be honored by President George W. Bush in the East Room of the White House this afternoon. The reigning NBA title-holder...

    Blog | September 19, 2008
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Cavaliers consultant, statistical expert, economics professor, and adviser to the White House (this might be the only place where his titles go in that order) Dan Rosenbaum presents a working version of a fascinating paper he is working on with Dave ...

    Blog | December 12, 2007
  13. Looking Bad In Latin America, George Bush Drops the Name "Manu"

    Henry Abbott

    As if he's not busy enough making the NBA look good, now San Antonio's Manu Ginobili is being used by the White House in an oddball attempt to make President Bush look better in the eyes of Latin Americans. From an AP report on the Business Week site...

    Blog | November 05, 2005