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TrueHoop is a 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[1] The site has linked to or been referenced by many notable publications and organizations,[2] including,, and CNN/, and has been praised by notable sports columnists such as Chad Ford and Chris Sheridan.[3] The site has been noted for its investigations into the affairs of William Wesley, a noted (and somewhat controversial) NBA facilitator.[4]

TrueHoop is written by Henry Abbott, a sportswriter, journalist, and stand-up comedian, originally from Portland, Oregon who now lives in New Jersey. Abbott has written more than a dozen cover stories, more than a hundred feature articles, a regular column, and is published in such sources as: The Onion, the official NBA Finals program, Inside Stuff, HOOP, and Men's Journal.[5] 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.[6]

On February, 2007, it was announced that TrueHoop was purchased by ESPN. ESPN later expanded TrueHoop to a blog network, consisting of many contributors and blogs.[7]

In addition to the blog, there is a "TruehoopTV" category of video and podcast content.

On April 28th, 2017, it was announced that ESPN would be firing Henry Abbot and discontinuing the TrueHoop TV podcast, which was produced by the producer Jade Hoye.

Regular contributors[edit]

  • J.A. Adande
  • Chad Ford
  • John Hollinger
  • Marc Stein
  • David Thorpe
  • Brian Windhorst
  • Black Tray (Not an actual black tray)
  • BIG Wos (For a maximum of 30 minutes) aka Robot Wos
  • Mariano Bivens (Where there's a Monta there's a way)
  • Amin Elhassan (HATE HARD, Name dropper)
  • Kaileigh Brandt (Smart)
  • Zach Harper (Ding King)
  • Tim MacMahon (Banned)
  • Tom Haberstroh aka The Big Number
  • Kevin Pelton (Android 2.3 Gingerbread)
  • Rachel Nichols ("Friend" of the pod)


  1. ^ " File Not Found". 
  2. ^ "TrueHoop". 
  3. ^ "Praise for TrueHoop". Blog entry. ESPN/HenryAbott. Retrieved 3/7/2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ Who is William Wesley?
  5. ^ About Henry
  6. ^ Gekko Productions: Henry Abbott
  7. ^ ESPN Launches a Blog Network

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