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TrueHoop [1] is an award-winning blog which covers the sport of basketball, primarily the National Basketball Association. The blog, which has been in operation since May 15, 2005, was one of several blogs honored with the 2005 "Best of the Web award" issued by Forbes Magazine [2] The site has linked to or referenced by many notable publications and organizations, including NBA.com, LATimes.com, and CNN/SI.com, and ESPN.com, and has been praised by notable sports columnsists such as Chad Ford, Chris Sheridan, and Kelly Dwyer.[citation needed] The site has been noted for its investigations into the affairs of William Wesley, a noted (and somewhat controversial) NBA facilitator.[3] A weblog (now more commonly known as a blog) is a web-based publication consisting primarily of periodic articles (normally, but not always, in reverse chronological order). ... Sara Giauro shoots a three-point shot, FIBA Europe Cup for Women Finals 2005. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (136th in leap years). ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Alternate meaning: For the Boston Brahmin family associated with John Forbes Kerry, see Forbes family. ... Chad Ford is an American sports journalist who has worked for ESPN Insider since 2001. ... William Wes Wesley is a mysterious figure involved in the National Basketball Association, who is said to be associated with many of the leagues most prominent players, including Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James. ...

TrueHoop is written by Henry Abbott, a sportswriter and journalist originally from Portland, Oregon; though now living in New Jersey. Abbott has written more than a dozen cover stories, more than a hundred feature articles, and a regular column, and is published in such sources as the official NBA Finals program, Inside Stuff, HOOP, and Men's Journal.[4] Abbott is a founding partner (along with his wife) in Gekko Productions, a media company which writes creative copy for blogs, advertisements, and speeches, and other language-based media. He graduated with a degree in journalism from New York University.[5] Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Nickname: Location in Multnomah County and the state of Oregon Coordinates: Country United States State Oregon County Multnomah County Incorporated February 8, 1851 Government  - Mayor Tom Potter Area  - City  145. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Logo of the NBA Finals The NBA Finals (previously the NBA World Championship Series) is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... Mens Journal Mens Journal is an American magazine founded in 1992 that caters to 25 to 49 year-old men. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and more broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution in New York City. ...

In February, 2007, it was announced that TrueHoop was purchased by ESPN.[6] ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


  1. ^ http://myespn.go.com/nba/truehoop TrueHoop home page
  2. ^ http://www.forbes.com/bow/b2c/review.jhtml?id=7839] Forbes Magazine
  3. ^ http://www.truehoop.com/cat-who-is-william-wesley.html TrueHoop.com: Who is William Wesley?
  4. ^ http://www.truehoop.com/cat-about-henry.html TrueHoop.com: About Henry
  5. ^ http://www.gekkoproductions.com/gekkos_h.html Gekko Productions: Henry Abbott
  6. ^ http://www.truehoop.com/leaguewide-issues-70363-major-announcement-truehoop-is-becoming-part-of-espn.html#discussion



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