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  1. What part of LeBron James quit?

    Henry Abbott

    The theory is that LeBron James lost his will to win in the playoffs last year. But the evidence, as amassed by Jeff Fogle of Hoopdata, is that he lost his shooting ability -- only in games with shorter rest. In other words, he shot perfectly well...

    Blog | May 04, 2011
  2. TrueHoop TV: Strauss rapid fire

    Henry Abbott

    Ethan Sherwood Strauss on who'll win the West, when the Lakers will be back in the Finals and which NBA player he'd pick to help decorate his home. ...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  3. What will decide the Finals?

    Henry Abbott

    Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images SportIf anyone tells you they know who'll win, they're lying. It's guesswork, even for Gregg Popovich.You're going to hear a lot about what it's going to take to win this championship, which will be deliciously -- for NBA fa...

    Blog | June 17, 2013
  4. TrueHoop TV: Finals questions

    Henry Abbott

    Why not have LeBron James check Tony Parker? Will Tim Duncan guard Chris Bosh at the 3-point line? Who's going to win? Talking 2013 NBA Finals with Ethan Sherwood Strauss and Graydon Gordian....

    Blog | June 04, 2013
  5. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman: Oklahoma City withstood the stubborn San Antonio Spurs down the stretch on Monday night to take a 108-103 win in Game 5 inside the AT&T Center. A win in Game 6 on Wednesday will crown the Thunder as Western Conf...

    Blog | June 05, 2012
  6. NBA Today: Luc Richard and David Thorpe

    Henry Abbott

    Why can't Dwyane Wade score? Are the Heat done? If they lose to the Pacers, will they break up the team? Who's going to win the West? Who's going to win the East? And, most importantly, who are the best NBA players who can't jump? Serious playo...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  7. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Ricky Rubio and Kobe Bryant talking a little London 2012 trash to each other. Rubio says Bryant will get the silver, Bryant says if he wins, he wants the keys to Barcelona. (Also beefing: Derrick Rose and ... Frank Vogel.) Food Republic's Jason Kes...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  8. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Well, his hindsight is perfect. Jerry West in March: "If they're healthy, the Lakers will win the title." Jerry West on Monday talking to Dan Patrick: "I didn't like this team from the start of the year. I didn't think it was well-equipped to win ano...

    Blog | May 10, 2011
  9. Day 10 Las Vegas summer league roundup

    Henry Abbott

    The most dramatic shot of the Las Vegas Summer League came at the buzzer of the 58th and final game -- a side-winding heave by Mark Tyndale to give the D-League Select a 79-78 win over the Clippers: How will Larry Sanders' game fit in with...

    Blog | July 18, 2010
  10. Mismatches are not magic

    Henry Abbott

    A lot of people will tell you that mismatches are the story in the NBA. One favorable matchup can win you a game. Or not. Early in the Sixers loss to the visiting Blazers, Portland had an obvious mismatch. The 6-7 Martell Webster was being guar...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  11. The U.S. Secretary of Education talks basketball development

    Henry Abbott

    (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Arne Duncan would like more college students to have the athletic experience he had. The negotiations for the NBA's next collective bargaining agreement will be mainly about money. (Owners, who have been dipping into thei...

    Blog | January 15, 2010
  12. A Quarter-Century Later, Kurt Rambis Takes Out Kevin McHale

    Henry Abbott

    Kurt Rambis will reportedly replace Kevin McHale as the head coach of the Timberwolves. In Game 4 the 1984 NBA Finals, the Celtics needed the win of their season. They had given up home-court advantage and trailed 2-1 to Magic Johnson's Lakers. L...

    Blog | August 10, 2009
  13. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel: "Get used to it LeBron. Get used to it Kobe. Get used to NBA. This could be the beginning of your worst Dwightmare. One more win. One more win over the Cleveland LeBrons and Dwight Howard will finally begin ...

    Blog | May 27, 2009
  14. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    The Hornets prevail in a must-win game over the Spurs, in which Bruce Bowen records a DNP-CD. Stephon Marbury is starting to figure out his role with the Celtics, while Iverson will have to adjust to his in Detroit. Read all about "Sixth Men: Pa...

    Blog | March 30, 2009
  15. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    We've been waiting a long time for this Greg Oden vs. Kevin Durant matchup. And here's how it's going to go: Durant will have the better stats, but Oden will get the win. The Thunder have to be drained after this close game with Denver. ...

    Blog | February 06, 2009
  16. Late Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader and food blogger Noah Galuten wonders if it's time to blow up the Suns: "They are pretty clearly not going to win a championship this year. Player values will only drop as the season progresses. So is it time to make some moves, keep ...

    Blog | December 01, 2008