A lot of people have said nice things about TrueHoop since it started in May 2005. Having no shame, I decided to compile some of them here:
"I'm really impressed with it. My roots were in the blog world pre-ESPN and I've always had an affinity for guys who go out and do it on their own. Yours is, honestly, the best I've seen in the NBA world."
--ESPN's Chad Ford
"Been reading your site religiously...You do a very nice job. Keep it up."
--ESPN's Chris Sheridan
"I will never turn down an opportunity to praise TrueHoop."
--Deadspin's Will Leitch
"I do frequent and enjoy the hell out of your site."
--SI.com Columist Kelly Dwyer (who gave me permission to quote him here so long as I include that he has "a musky, Victor Mature-like scent.")
"How good is Abbott’s blog? Well, let’s put it this way: If you don’t read True Hoop, you can hardly consider yourself an NBA fan."
--Sam Amico of the Pro Basketball News
"One of my first stops on my daily tour of the NBA."
--ESPN.com NBA Editor Royce Webb"Was taking my weekly scroll through your compendium of truthiness, and happened upon the notice that you just had your first-year anniversary. Belated happy birthday to youse guys, and thanks for the great work."
"Just wanted to drop a note to tell you how great I think TrueHoop has become... a must see on a daily basis."
--Roland Beech of 82games.com
"Thoughtful, engaging news and commentary on the world of professional basketball."
--Paul M. Schwartz of Forbes.com
"TrueHoop.com is the finest NBA blog on the internet."
--Jamie Mottram, AOL's Sports Bloggers Live host and Mister Irrelevant blogger
"My close personal friends know that the very first thing I do when I awake in the morning is check out Henry Abbott’s TrueHoop. OK, that’s not entirely true. The very first thing I do is feed the dog and cats, search for some pants, check my email and Google myself to see if David Laing’s been talking shit about me again. But the 5th thing I do every morning is check out Henry Abbott’s TrueHoop."
--Can't Stop the Bleeding
"Most prolific NBA blogger can do it all: investigative reporting, media commentary, and basketball analysis."
--Jason Gurney of LowPost.net
"Spotted another typo..."
--TrueHoop commenter MaxPowar