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  1. Yao Ming China Unicom Commercial

    Henry Abbott

    So high-concept I haven't the foggiest what the take-away message is (best guesses: "holding a basketball makes people go into hyperdrive," "yes, you can play basketball on the roof of the train," or "Yao Ming, with a full he...

    Blog | September 18, 2006
  2. Secretary of hoops

    Henry Abbott

    Former professional basketball player and current U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says you can tell a lot about a person's character by how they play hoops....

    Blog | March 14, 2014
  3. DeMarcus Cousins, fully developed

    Henry Abbott

    There has been debate about the temperamental Sacramento big man DeMarcus Cousins in the past. But if you don't like how he plays now, says David Thorpe, there's something wrong with you....

    Blog | January 14, 2014
  4. On behalf of skywalkers

    Henry Abbott

    But for the fact that it happened in preseason, this play is about as awesome as NBA basketball gets. Hats off to you, Mr. Glen Rice Jr. This unplanned, acrobatic, final-second, putback, game-extending psychoslam? This is precisely what people buy...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  5. TrueHoop TV: Not about X's and O's

    Henry Abbott

    Adonal Foyle says by this time of year it's not about coaching heroics or new plays. It's about keeping calm and doing what you know you can do. He also says the best thing LeBron James can do is show Roy Hibbert who's boss....

    Blog | June 03, 2013
  6. Will Royce White ever play in the NBA?

    Henry Abbott

    Rockets rookie Royce White was on SiriusXM's "Off the Dribble" explaining the state of his NBA career. Host Justin Termine asked what the chances are that White will never play in the NBA. White responded: "Well, you know, that's a good questio...

    Blog | January 03, 2013
  7. The first official floppers

    Henry Abbott

    Step right this way, Jose Juan Barea and Donald Sloan. There has been flopping in the NBA since the beginning, but you two are the first players to ever be officially identified by the league as floppers. The plays were fairly routine. Young Caval...

    Blog | November 05, 2012
  8. Careful what you pay for

    Henry Abbott

    Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images Gerald Wallace can produce a lot -- but no role player's worth what the Nets have reportedly offered. Deron Williams, Roy Hibbert, Steve Nash ... free agency is like Christmas! Players you hated to play against...

    Blog | July 03, 2012
  9. The war of words: Game 3

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kevin Durant's Thunder and LeBron James' Heat both sound ready to play as hard as ever. ERIK SPOELSTRA: When you're knocked down to the canvas, that ain't easy. When you're in a position where you're expected t...

    Blog | June 17, 2012
  10. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When your PER is higher than your age, you're Kyrie Irving. Or a short list of other players. Also, free agency has been the bane of Cleveland fans. But now that the Cavaliers have Kyrie Irving, the kind of player anyone would want to play with, free...

    Blog | May 15, 2012
  11. Delonte West goes all kindergarten on Gordon Hayward's ear

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Caplan of ESPNDallas has the story behind one of the oddest plays of the year, which you can see on video, where Delonte West goes well out of his way, in a dead ball moment, to stick a pointer in an opponent's ear: Delonte West joked that he w...

    Blog | April 17, 2012
  12. Heavy minutes hurt title chances

    Henry Abbott

    AP Photo/Jae C. HongIron men: Kobe Bryant and Luol Deng play heavy minutes, which may hurt their teams in June. Let's say you are asked to make a huge presentation -- the most important of your year, and maybe your career -- in June. What can you...

    Blog | January 19, 2012
  13. Name the crimes of David Stern

    Henry Abbott

    The night of The Decision, I was blown away at the vitriol surrounding LeBron James. He didn't play where you wanted him to play. He had a TV show. Bummer. It still amazes me how fired up that makes people. I wrote a post asking people to name the cr...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  14. A player the NBA could not afford

    Henry Abbott

    He didn't even play high school basketball, let alone college, but it didn't matter. In the memories of those who were present at the time, Joe "The Destroyer" Hammond killed some of the best in the world at the Rucker league in the Harlem of his you...

    Blog | August 03, 2011
  15. Monday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    The idea is out there that you draft Jan Vesely for his ability to shoot. This is some weird stereotyping of Euros, or something. But for the record, in catch-and-shoot situations, he is, statistically, about as bad as they come. In Euroleague play l...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  16. Now ready to be a role player: Allen Iverson

    Henry Abbott

    In an emotional must-read talk with Tzvi Twersky of SLAM, Allen Iverson says he would do whatever it takes to get back into the NBA, and if that doesn't work he'll play somewhere else. Some snippets: On cornrows: "I had my cornrows; now you see p...

    Blog | June 07, 2011