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Blog Post Archive

Thursday Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

John Hollinger (Insider) has just written one of the most insightful basketball things I've read in a long time. He notes that two offenses -- the Hawks' and Blazers' -- are among the most efficient in the NBA with a similar style. They...Show More Summary

From wrongly convicted to rightly rewarded

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

He has been locked up for 29 years for a rape that, DNA evidence now shows, he did not commit. The judge who set him free cried on the bench when faced with Ray Towler, who loves to paint and says he may move to Cincinnati. He also may be in line for a seven-figure settlement from the state. Show More Summary

Still bickering about LeBron James' "travel"

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

The topic simmers on. One of the shortest posts in TrueHoop history was a link to a Hardwood Paroxsym story about a move LeBron James made in the third quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 2 loss to the Celtics. The point of the Hardwood Paroxysm...Show More Summary

First Cup: Thursday

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic: "Los Suns avoided a public relations nightmare. They shook off the jitters and beat the Spurs at their own game, scratching out a 110-102 victory in Game 2. They seized control of a Western Conference showdown, and in the process, they raised the spirits of a bickering city. Show More Summary

Chris Bosh, dumped by a Raptor fan's tweet

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Like some other free agents to be (cough, LeBron, cough) Chris Bosh has been a bit coy about his next move. On Twitter, the free agent-to-be has mused about where he should play next. He made a splash visiting with the Lakers. The more LeBron James has refused to promise he'll stay in Cleveland, the more Cleveland has wanted him. Show More Summary

Wednesday Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Bret Lagree of Hoopinion: "Mike Woodson removed Al Horford, fresh off a dominating Game 7 performance against the Bucks and arguably Atlanta's best player for the entirety of the first-round series, just 5:44 into the game because......Show More Summary

First Cup: Wednesday

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel: "Who knew that the Orlando Magic would end up taking another day off? They certainly couldn't have expected it to be this easy or their play to be this crisp once they blew off the cobwebs. ButShow More Summary

Phil Jackson on his future...and leaving politics in the past

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By J.A. Adande When Jeanie Buss said last week that Phil Jackson would coach next year, “Whether it’s here or someplace else I don’t know”, it wasn’t what she said so much as that she said it. My sense was that it was a hollow negotiating tactic. Show More Summary

Van Gundy chimes in on possibility of Riley coaching again

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By Chris Sheridan ORLANDO - If there's one man out there who can empathize with Erik Spoelstra regarding the limbo-like situation he now finds himself in, it is the man who was forced to step aside the last time Pat Riley decided to return to head coaching. Show More Summary

The broken face of the playoffs

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty Images Injuries are more the rule than the exception for top players in the 2010 playoffs. There was a moment shortly before halftime on Monday night when the Suns' Goran Dragic barreled headlong into Tim Duncan's carefully sleeved left knee. Show More Summary

Expect more smallball from Suns-Spurs

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

By John Hollinger PHOENIX – Here's a trend from Game 1 you can bank on for the rest of the Western conference semifinal series between Phoenix and San Antonio: starters Antonio McDyess and Jarron Collins will be nowhere to be found by crunch time. Show More Summary

Tuesday Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

John Krolik of Cavs: The Blog, on the Celtics' Game 2 domination of the Cavaliers: "Enough with the elbow. Screw the elbow. First of all, the Cavs weren’t winning this game if LeBron had three healthy elbows. Second of all, LeBron is 48 hours removed from taking over a game. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant isn't macho enough for you?

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

It was linked in yesterday's bullets, and all over Twitter, but if you haven't seen it yet, you might want to check out the White Hot Kobe Bryant photo shoot from the L.A. Times magazine. Basically, it's Bryant in the kind of high-fashion getup that is absolutely normal in fashion magazines, but pretty unusual for athletes. Show More Summary

First Cup: Tuesday

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Rick Telander of the Chicago Sun-Times: "Here's what's ugly. John Paxson hired Vinny Del Negro two years ago, even though Del Negro had never coached a game at any level. A lot of people wondered about that. Paxson assured all doubters that this was a great hire. Show More Summary

Carlos Boozer's crunch time defense

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

A nice illustration of Carlos Boozer's indecisive defense in crunch time, which contributed to three good looks for Kobe Bryant, and the game....

John Hollinger leads the Smackdown

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

As I have mentioned, in the first round, every single participant in the 2010 TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown picked the Cavaliers, Magic, Hawks, Celtics and Lakers to win in the first round. So the action came down to the Spurs vs. Mavericks, Nuggets vs. Show More Summary

The business of owning an NBA team in 2010

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

For most of my life, the general consensus has been that owning an NBA team was one of the sweetest deals out there. Almost no matter what you did, you would make money. Even the Clippers were in the dough! Even if you had to dig inShow More Summary

Monday Bullets

4 years agoBasketball / NBA : TrueHoop

Kobe Bryant says he has no interest in coaching or running a team after his playing days are over. How it is the NBA came to have those promos with players talking over video, to a pulsing beat. (You know the ones...) I can't shake the feeling the idea for those NBA promos was touched off by D.J. Show More Summary

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