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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Elliott Teaford of the Los Angeles Daily News: "Pau Gasol broke his left middle finger while practicing with the Spanish national team in Seville and underwent surgery Monday, Lakers spokesman John Black said. It's unknown how long Gasol mig...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  10. 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
  11. Congratulations to Candace Parker and Shelden Williams

    Henry Abbott

    From a Goodwin Sports Management press release: Candace Parker gave birth to a baby girl today at 11:29am. It is the first child for the WNBA MVP/ROY and husband Shelden Williams of the Minnesota Timberwolves. The baby girl weighed in at 7 pounds, 6...

    Blog | May 13, 2009
  12. Every Team Needs a Kim Perrot

    Henry Abbott

    You have probably seen the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. There's a new one by Pat Williams, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen called "Inside Basketball." It has more than a hundred anecdotes from the likes of Michael Jordan,...

    Blog | February 27, 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. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Caron Butler is Tuff Juice. In some places, writes the DC Sports Bog's Dan Steinberg, Tuff Juice is also a shot of Bacardi 151 mixed with sports drink and grapefruit juice. As Butler maniacally chews on the things, I'm thinking this might be ...

    Blog | January 08, 2009
  15. 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
  16. Still Making People Mad: The WNBA

    Henry Abbott

    A couple of WNBA TrueHoop posts last week inspired a whole bunch of e-mail. The vast majority of them are not from the group of men I was really talking about: Those who are mad the WNBA exists. Many dislike the WNBA for some other, less passionate r...

    Blog | October 13, 2008