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Friday, April 14, 2006
Praise for TrueHoop

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." 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." 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."

--Newark Star-Ledger's Dave D'Alessandro 

"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

"Thoughtful, engaging news and commentary on the world of professional basketball."

--Paul M. Schwartz of

" 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

"Spotted another typo..."

--TrueHoop commenter MaxPowar