Found December 15, 2011 on Basketball ]
PLAYERS: David Stern
David Stern faces the same problem as the commissioner of every other pro sports league operating in North America, save the NFL.

Stern on stars who strong-arm

Fans in a growing list of cities are upset that superstars under contract have been holding franchises hostage. Carmelo Anthony had the Nuggets in the palm of his hand last season. Dwight Howard is turning the screws on the Magic right now. And Chris Paul just forced the Hornets to trade a superstar they would have preferred to keep. It's a complex issue I have written about...

The NBA needs basketball

I don't even remember what the question was, but David Stern's answer smacked me upside the head. "Welcome to the NBA!" he blurted out on Wednesday evening's Chris Paul conference call, "where life is a continuous negotiation." Too true! Too amazingly true. That's all it has been, lately. Life is a continuous negotiation, especially if you&...

Does Anybody Like NBA Commissioner David Stern?

With the NBA now crammed into a 66-game regular-season schedule, Garnett fears that teams have not been given enough preparation for a Christmas Day kickoff. “Timing is everything,” Garnett said. “Chemistry is something that you don’t just throw in the frying pan and mix it up with another something, then throw it on top of something, then fry it up and put it in a tortilla...

Dontrelle Willis Wasted No Time Getting Into Phillies Gear, Also Weighs In On David Stern

Dontrelle Willis is not wasting any time. He has already changed his Twitter picture and is now sporting Phillies gear. We all know the lefty already loves Philly. The D-Train also weighed in on David Stern doing whatever he wants these days. David stern cold as ice lol basically saying" I'm do what I now what " #nba — Dontrelle Willis (@D_Train35) December 17, 2011

Lack of ownership beneficial in NBA: Bill Livingston

NBA Commissioner David Stern vetoed a multiple-team trade that would have sent Chris Paul to Hollywood's Team, he then played kingmaker. The commissioner brokered a fine deal in its own right, bringing good players and a primo draft pick, belonging to the Timberwolves in 2012, to the owner-less New Orleans Hornets.

Lamar Odom Felt Disrespected By Lakers Handling of Him

By blocking more than one Chris Paul trade proposal, David Stern and the NBA owners have done more than just annoy CP3. They have strained relationships between a number of players and their ownership groups across the league.  Professional athletes know they are part of a business, but that doesn’t make being told to pack [...]

David Stern thinks you can get off his back now for the Chris Paul trade

The NBA held a conference call Wednesday night to discuss the trade of Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers for Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman, and a first-round pick. The call was as much for the league to try and spin the damage control caused by the league’s…

Paul deal to Clippers redeems Stern

In the end, the Chris Paul trade to the Clippers serves both the Hornets and the league best, says Ian Thomsen. Beleaguered commissioner David Stern redeemed himself with this deal.
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