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  1. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Keyon Dooling is speaking up about the fact that he was molested in his youth. A very powerful story and must-watch. As many as one in six men are rape victims in their youth, according to experts. Katie Couric asked Dooling if other NBA players had ...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  2. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    When LeBron James talks about the great things that happened for him in the Chicago of his youth (going to Tim Grover's gym, meeting Michael Jordan and Jay-Z), that's a shoutout to William Wesley without saying the words "William Wesley," which Willi...

    Blog | December 13, 2011
  3. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on youth, LeBron

    Henry Abbott

    Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images Kareem Abdul-Jabbar recently spoke to top high-school players. Over the weekend, the NBA Players Association recently concluded their camp for high-schoolers on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesvi...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  4. The Slovenian view of Goran Dragic

    Henry Abbott

    The Suns' Slovenian backup point guard sent shockwaves through the NBA by almost single-handedly destroying the Spurs in the fourth quarter of Game 3. On Valley of the Suns, Erik Vidmar describes playing youth basketball in Slovenia with Goran "Gogi"...

    Blog | May 11, 2010
  5. Basketball Coach as Master of Everything

    Henry Abbott

    On YouTube you can watch an inspiring documentary, Salaam Dunk, about some American basketball players who have made their way to play in the Palestinian league, and to coach Palestinian youth. About 6:30 into the first episode, a local coach, Tamara...

    Blog | August 31, 2009
  6. The Celtics Catch a Glimpse of Their Future

    Henry Abbott

    The Salt Lake Tribune's Ross Siler continues his tour of the Orlando Pro Summer League. He filed this report for TrueHoop on the Celtics' youth movement: Whether they're hanging championship banners or descending on Rasheed Wallace&...

    Blog | July 08, 2009
  7. A Basketball Camp in Switzerland

    Henry Abbott

    Austin journalist Bruce Selcraig is a former Sports Illustrated investigative reporter and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Harper's and The Atlantic. He has coached youth basketball in Washington DC and Austin for nearly two decades,...

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  8. The Resolution of Pat Conroy

    Henry Abbott

    I touched on it the other day -- Pat Conroy wrote books about the painful aspects of his basketball-infused youth, and in so doing alienated his father, his school (the Citadel), and countless others. If you have read the Lords of Discipline, or My L...

    Blog | March 05, 2009
  9. 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
  10. Beating the U.S. is a Big Deal

    Henry Abbott

    A few hours before China takes a crack at Team U.S.A., let me show you some video of a Serbian youth team that just beat a youth American team. It's some awesome video of the under-19 team. Tim Brown of Oregonlive narrates by e-mail: Be sure to watc...

    Blog | August 09, 2008
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Lakers vs. Celtics Billy Witz of The New York Times: "[Inglewood Detective Scott] Collins had coached in the Police Activities League, a youth program where he had gotten to know [Paul] Pierce as a seventh grader. When he became an assistant coach ...

    Blog | June 10, 2008
  12. Research: Young Players Seeing More Playoff Minutes

    Henry Abbott

    I have been writing plenty about youth in these playoffs. Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard, Carl Landry, Rajon Rondo, Julian Wright, Al Horford ... there have been so many young players playing well. Reigning king of the stat geeks, Justin K...

    Blog | April 29, 2008
  13. Michael Lee on Caron Butler's Youth

    Henry Abbott

    Much has been written on All-Star Caron Butler's troubled youth dealing drugs and getting in trouble with the law. The Washington Post's Michael Lee has a fascinating new account, which includes the tale of a police officer who found drugs in Butler'...

    Blog | February 17, 2008
  14. Rafer Alston's Youth

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Jason sent over the link to a pretty amazing Tom Friend profile of Rafer Alston that was in The New York Times in 1994. Back then Alston was yet another Junior College basketball enigma -- a guy who could play basketball with the best...

    Blog | January 18, 2008
  15. Ron Artest Starts His Post-Brawl Community Service

    Henry Abbott

    It's at Mathis Community Center, which is right there by one of the only other things I can name in Detroit: 8 Mile. The Free Press reports: The Saramento Kings forward is scheduled to spend five days, beginning Wednesday, working with youths at ...

    Blog | August 16, 2006
  16. Jackie MacMullen: No Iverson, Please

    Henry Abbott

    She's a great columnist. She makes the point that getting Allen Iverson could mess up a pretty nice little youth movement in Boston, in a number of ways. For instance: ... it sure seems like a mixed message to put the future of the franchise in Ive...

    Blog | June 30, 2006