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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. TrueHoop TV: Brittney Griner, NBA player?

    Henry Abbott

    After Mavericks owner Mark Cuban mused about seeing her in a Mavericks uniform, Amin Elhassan, -- formerly of the Suns front office, and a one-time video coordinator for the world champion Phoenix Mercury -- considers how Baylor's Brittney Griner mig...

    Blog | April 05, 2013
  3. TrueHoop TV: Tamika Catchings Story Time

    Henry Abbott

    Story Time is a new fixture of TrueHoop TV. We are used to having interesting basketball people offer opinions and insight. This is their chance to simply tell a good story. Thrilled to kick off the series with the great Tamika Catchings of the In...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  4. Chamique Holdsclaw on Pat Summitt

    Henry Abbott

    One of the best players ever to suit up for Tennessee, Chamique Holdsclaw, wrote about her coach and friend, Pat Summitt, for theGrio.com, on the occasion of Summitt's retirement. It's a story about how basketball facilitates bonds that can be especi...

    Blog | April 19, 2012
  5. Cappie Pondexter vs. Sebastian Telfair

    Henry Abbott

    The WNBA star crushes Sebastian Telfair in terms of shoe brightness, and does very well at basketball too. On YouTube, commenter Mbenz27: "I'm willing to bet 99 percent of all people couldn't beat her one-on-one without playin' some hacking defens...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    If you need to convince your children that penmanship matters, here's something to try: Poor handwriting on a birth certificate changed Shane Battier's family name from "Battle" to "Battier" and they just went with it. Beckley Mason of HoopSpeak on...

    Blog | August 24, 2011
  8. Baseball and WNBA join anti-bullying campaign

    Henry Abbott

    This Spring, the NBA had a series of opportunities to think about homosexuality. In April, Kobe Bryant was fined $100,000 for using a gay slur, ironically about the same time Grant Hill and Jared Dudley appeared in a PSA advising kids to keep the ...

    Blog | August 12, 2011
  9. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    And they say lockouts are boring. If you're an adult, and don't mind hearing Ron Artest talking about how he became so strange (it's some combination of hallucinatory and pornographic, perhaps with some truth sprinkled in), this is really not boring....

    Blog | July 11, 2011
  10. 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
  11. TrueHoop TV: Nancy Lieberman

    Henry Abbott

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    Blog | June 08, 2011
  12. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Jack McCallum spent the better part of a year with Mike D'Antoni's coaching staff, and wrote a book about it. That book was not flattering to the notion that Amare Stoudemire would ever lead a great team, or anything like that. Five years have passed...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  13. Friday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Most NBA players eat terribly. I guess, in that, they're like a lot of young Americans. But not Steve Nash! He gets most of his calories from fruit, vegetables and nuts. And he has had surprising NBA longevity. I can tell you that years ago, on the a...

    Blog | September 17, 2010
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Trying out for the Sparks' practice squad

    Henry Abbott

    Writer D.J. Foster, a regular contributor to ClipperBlog and ESPNLos Angeles, tried out to be part of the Los Angeles Sparks' practice squad. It would have been a cool opportunity to share the court with transcendant players like Candace Parker. F...

    Blog | April 26, 2010