Found May 01, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
If you enjoy watching all your favorite NBA players compete in the Olympics, you better get your fix in this summer because you may not get to see them play for gold medals in the future if David Stern has his way.
The NBA commissioner said on the radio this week that he would prefer to have a system like soccer where basketball at the Olympics is restricted to athletes under 23 years old.
“My own view is that post-London, we should be thinking about what soccer does and make it 23 and under,” Stern told ESPN Radio’s Colin Cowherd on Monday.
Stern was asked if the NBA encourages players to compete in the Games and said no.
“No, we stay out of it. The problem is that it’s so (ingrained) into the international players that they just always play. And so we were contemplating, even back in the day when we thought we maybe wouldn’t allow NBA players to go, that would have deprived us of Yao Ming because the Chinese government never would have let him come to play (in the NBA). A...
BEST OF MAXIM
As the hue and cry has reached a fevered pitch that this season's spate of injuries -- Dwight Howard, Derrick Rose, Chauncey Billups, LaMarcus Aldridge etc. -- is due to the condensed schedule, David Stern borrowed an old political trick.
Find a weapon of mass distraction.
And so after adamantly stating that the schedule has "zero" relation to ligament strains, stretches...
David Stern disputed the growing speculation that the NBA's lockout-shortened season have contributed to major injuries.
In 2005 NBA commissioner, David Stern, implemented a mandatory dress code for all players giving the NBA a much-needed makeover. Since the sartorial standards took effect, players have stepped up their style game and fashion has become an integral part of NBA culture. Post-game appearances evolved from a fashion free-for-all into fashion showcase. In the time since, a growing list...
Nick Gilbert won two more contests of chance last week, as he properly identified which side would be facing up when a couple critical coins first left David Stern's hand. As a result of the more valuable toss, the Cavaliers now sit with the third best chance of drafting Anthony Davis. Or, the second best chance to lose out on AD and get my guy Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. [random...
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If you check the site every day, you know my stance on the Fall of the New Jersey Nets, and you know my stance on the profits of the National Basketball Association.
Despite both, I’ve decided to run post this for two reasons:
I love design (despite having no formal training)
I can’t let David Stern ruing #GotEmCoach
PROS: I clearly...
EL SEGUNDO, CA -- Since the Lakers were embarrassingly swept out of last season's NBA Playoffs by eventual champion Dallas in the second round, nothing has been easy for the 16-time NBA Champions.
Following a work stoppage, the negated trade with New Orleans (at the time owned by the league and run by David Stern) for All Star point guard Chris Paulwho ended up down the hall...
With the sudden suicide of NFL legend Junior Seau on Wednesday, concerns about concussions in sports have reached an all-time high. While the reasons behind Seau’s decision to take his own life may never be known, there are many who believe his suicide could have something to do with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a condition caused by repeated brain trauma that can...
David Stern hates gambling.
How stupid do you feel that you didn't vote Lebron James to win MVP this season like Bill Simmons? Plus, you now find out that NBA MVP voters, who bet on Lebron, are voting Lebron James as MVP too. Mark it down, for the next 3-4 NBA seasons thousands of NBA fans are putting their money on Lebron for MVP.