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A Head Full of Dreams

slamonline.com — NBA executives had no idea how to judge a string bean Kobe Bryant two decades ago when he declared for the pros. Sure, he was the son of an ex-NBAer in Joe "Jellybean" Bryant and dominated competition at his Pennsylvania suburban high school.
Feb 04, 2016

Can't wait for @Jpdabrams' new book, Boys Among Men. It's gonna crush. This excerpt got me even more pumped: slamonline.com/a-head-full-of…

BOYS AMONG MEN by Jonathan Abrams

kirkusreviews.com — How teenage basketball stars transformed the NBA. Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Tracy McGrady, Dwight Howard, and LeBron James defined basketball in the post-Michael Jordan era. They entered the NBA straight from high school, and while some of them struggled early on, all went on to become All-Stars, to become unimaginably wealthy, and to help the game recover from doldrums that set in after Jordan's retirement.
Jan 15, 2016

2 months shy of pub date for 'Boys Among Men.' Here's a starred review on it from @KirkusReviews kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @Jpdabrams: 2 months shy of pub date for 'Boys Among Men.' Here's a starred review on it from @KirkusReviews kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @Jpdabrams: 2 months shy of pub date for 'Boys Among Men.' Here's a starred review on it from @KirkusReviews kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j…

Jan 15, 2016

RT @Jpdabrams: 2 months shy of pub date for 'Boys Among Men.' Here's a starred review on it from @KirkusReviews kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/j…

The Greatest Team That Never Was

grantland.com — Ralph Sampson spoke briefly at a press conference one day before being inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He mentioned hearing people say that he'd disappeared of late. "How could a 7-foot-4 person disappear?" he asked. How indeed?

Life After Tayshana: Coping With the Aftershocks of a Tragedy

grantland.com — Tayshana Murphy would have just competed in the recent NCAA women's basketball tournament. She'd be one step closer to a college degree. She'd be making a name for herself and ensuring her future. That was the future she had planned, the path Taylonn Murphy, her father, knows she would have followed.

Contributor Bios "

grantland.com — The numbers show that Russell Westbrook became one of the NBA's most efficient assist men last season. Now that Kevin Durant is back healthy, the Thunder could be better than ever
Oct 30, 2015

Grantland's list of contributors -- immense talent here: bit.ly/1WlVg7F

Oct 30, 2015

RT @katz: Grantland's list of contributors -- immense talent here: bit.ly/1WlVg7F

Oct 30, 2015

RT @katz: Grantland's list of contributors -- immense talent here: bit.ly/1WlVg7F

Oct 30, 2015

RT @katz: Grantland's list of contributors -- immense talent here: bit.ly/1WlVg7F

Oct 30, 2015

RT @katz: Grantland's list of contributors -- immense talent here: bit.ly/1WlVg7F

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Ball in the Family

grantland.com — During the rocky beginnings of his pro career, when Austin Rivers was running low on both confidence and playing time, he would seek advice from an NBA head coach - but not the one he played for. That's one of the benefits of being Doc Rivers's son.
Oct 14, 2015

New story: how Austin Rivers, under his dad's tutelage, hopes to turn around his NBA career grantland.com/features/ball-…

Oct 17, 2015

This story about Doc and Austin Rivers reads like a native ad sponsored by the Rivers family apple.news/A686Lbd8wP-qI_…

Oct 17, 2015

RT @Jpdabrams: New story: how Austin Rivers, under his dad's tutelage, hopes to turn around his NBA career grantland.com/features/ball-…

Oct 20, 2015

I dug @Jpdabrams' story on Austin Rivers learning how to be himself again under his father's watchful eye: grantland.com/features/ball-…

After the Rupture

grantland.com — Wesley Matthews sprinted down the right sideline, cradled Damian Lillard's outlet pass, and spotted Dirk Nowitzki. It was early March and the Portland Trail Blazers were engaged in a sluggish back-and-forth with the Dallas Mavericks. I'm going to swing on the rim, Matthews said he thought upon seeing Nowitzki between himself and the basket.

Nuzzel Now Supports AMP

blog.nuzzel.com — Nuzzel is pleased to announce that both Nuzzel for iPhone and Nuzzel for Android now support Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), a new open standard for mobile news articles led by Google.Nuzzel users can now experience instant loading in our mobile apps of any news articles that implement the AMP HTML

Dallas Mavericks Basketball Clubhouse

espn.go.com — The Mavs' new point guard has seen his numbers decline over the past few seasons. Can playing in his hometown rejuvenate his career? See where he landed in today's rankings, which list Nos. 111-120. #NBArank: Day 9
Oct 02, 2015

There has been some tinkering at ESPNDallas.com. Best link for my Mavs coverage is the team clubhouse page: espn.go.com/nba/team/_/nam…

Oct 09, 2015

@Mike_Page10 If you are referring to the D-Will tweet, that's the whole update. Short/sweet. Best Mavs link is here: espn.go.com/nba/team/_/nam…

No, Mobile News Alerts Don't Really Have To “Get...

blog.nuzzel.com — Last week, Julia Greenberg from Wired wrote an interesting story titled “All Those Mobile News Alerts Are Getting On Your Nerves”:Mobile news alerts are becoming the norm. … Many of you hate them so much so that you've turned all alerts off. But even if you do get them, you don't really like them.
Sep 10, 2015

Me letting Nuzzle be one of the few things I let buzz my phone isn’t unique… blog.nuzzel.com/post/128718111…

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Feb 09, 2016

RT @CrownPublishing: Start reading BOYS AMONG MEN, @jpdabrams book about the NBA prep-to-pros: twitter.com/Jpdabrams/stat…

Feb 09, 2016

Want an exclusive excerpt from 'Boys Among Men?' It's pretty easy... boysamongmen.com/special-offer

Feb 08, 2016

@ThomasBruch not a lot on Shaun. I felt like I had gotten his story into that Grantland article

Feb 08, 2016

4) An outtake of Moses Malone’s interview of the portion that wasn’t used for the book: boysamongmen.com/blog/extracont…

Feb 08, 2016

3) Please bookmark boysamongmen.com. We’re going to have giveaways/exclusives/updates and other good stuff on the site.


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