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Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
I think David Stern’s tenure can be summed up by the various reactions to his announced retirement. All the top basketball writers had their take on Stern’s tenure, some of it laced with their personal experience dealing with a man that was strong-willed and often a bully.
Mitch Lawrence, New York Daily News - Lawrence focused on some of what Stern didn’t get right. Leaving Vancouver, the Seattle Supersonics debacle, handicapping defenses, lack of a franchise tag on players and his power grab were the focus of his piece. I can’t argue with Lawrence on any of these points, although I’m not sure the Vancouver move is something that was egregious as they were 27th of 29 teams in attendance their last season (2000-2001). The lockout probably is mostly to blame for the death of basketball in Vancouver.
Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports - Probably the harshest of all the retrospectives. Wojnarowski believes Stern was in the right place at the right time, and most anyone could have benefi...
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NBA Commissioner David Stern put his foot in his mouth right before the start of the 2012-13 NBA season Tuesday night. He confused Hurricane Sandy — which crippled the East Coast this week — with Hurricane Katrina, the Category 5 storm that devastated the Gulf Coast in 2005.
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David Stern may have had a senior moment on Tuesday night. Speaking before the Heat and Celtics tipped off in their first game of the new NBA season, the commissioner offered his thoughts to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. The only problem? He mistakenly called it “Hurricane Katrina.”
“Before we begin, I know that everyone here and everyone watching has in their thoughts...
NBA Commissioner David Stern had a bit of a slip-up before awarding the Miami Heat players and coaches with their NBA Championship rings Wednesday night when he referred to Hurricane Sandy as "Hurricane Katrina".
Stern was trying to have NBA fans acknowledge the people impacted by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. However, Stern's mistake made things a bit...
David David David. You're just never gonna get anything right huh. Stern was doing the NBA champion Miami Heat ring presentation tonight before the Heat play the Celtics and confused hurricane Katrina with hurricane Sandy. This isn't 2005 my friend. Not really a huge deal, but clearly the fans are gonna jump on this guy for any little mishap. Check out the mess up in...
The first verbal blunder of the NBA season came from NBA commissioner David Stern during the Miami Heat ring ceremony.Before the starting the event, Stern wanted the people within American Airline Arena to have the people in the East Coast currently devastated by Hurricane Sandy in their thoughts.Sadly for Stern, he accidentally said "Hurricane Katrina":(Courtesy of Deadspin)
NBA commissioner David Stern made a monumental mistake while addressing the crowd at AmericanAirlines Arena prior to the Miami Heat game on Tuesday. Stern, who recently announced his plans to step down in 2014, sent his best wishes for those suffering from the wrath of "Hurricane Katrina". Oops. I'm guessing what he was referring to there was the hurricane crippling...
David Stern refers to Hurricane Sandy as Katrina.
David Stern's replacement is David Stern's Penis.
Eat ****, haters, because the NBA tipped off last night! Did the Cavs start the season with a victory? PROBABLY! Before Iceman and I get into our season predictions, allow me a minute to talk about that shocking and huge trade of James Harden on Saturday. First of all, the timing is more than just a tad odd. Second, I’m...
Steve Keane and I kick it off by discussing the Islanders move to Brooklyn. Is the brand damaged for good? Hear our thoughts.
David Stern will retire as NBA commissioner on February 1st, 2014; how will history view his performance?
Finally, we discuss FOX coverage of the World Series. Hint: too many crowd shots and Erin Andrews.
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