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Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans. It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday night. We begin with Joakim Noah and his 2007 attempt to gain a year of eligibility at Clown College/become a villain in the 1990 live action version of “Dick Tracy.” (above) This picture of Samaki Walker in his 1996 draft night get-up…remember Fly Guy’s talent competition “poem” in “I’m Gonna Git You Sucka.” After seeing Jalen Rose’s 1994 ensemble, I don’t believe the Michigan Wolverines Fab 5 got a lot of money under the table any more. No one who has a lot of money at the time would ever wear this. Yet another reason to make fun of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Raymond Felton (a bust if there ever was on

Don't confuse these people with the new NBA commish

Last night was a touching draft for the NBA, as Commissioner David Stern announced the 2013 draft picks for the last time. In fitting form, the fans gave Stern the booing, we’re sure deep down he’ll miss, before giving him a standing ovation for 30 years of (Overall)  solid service. While Stern has caught some heat for intervening a bit too much in the league, it has run like...

Stern eggs on crowd at NBA Draft

David Stern definitely didn't go out quietly during his final NBA Draft. The NBA commissioner, who is completing his 30th and final year running the league, egged on the Brooklyn crowd during Thursday's proceedings at the Barclays Center. And the fans were more than willing to oblige, serenading Stern with boos each time he announced a pick. David Stern trolled the Brooklyn...

David Stern Puts Boo-birds Down With Amazing Diss

To say David Stern got booed last night is like saying a couple people in the country hate Obama. This guy got roasted. Every time he stepped to the podium, every time they said his name. But it was all in good fun if you can believe that. And Stern, in his 30th and final NBA draft, loved every minute of it. But that’s not to say he let the fans off without a good ribbing. Check...

Stern basks in the boos at NBA draft

The boos didn't bother David Stern one bit. The outgoing NBA commissioner was booed and jeered at the Barclays Center every time he took the stage at his last NBA draft - and he seemed to bask in it. Several times Stern smirked and paused to let the booing last a little longer, and he even egged the crowd on with subtle hand gestures that seemed to say, `Bring it on.' ...

Video: David Stern embraces boos during final draft

Thursday's NBA Draft marked the 30th and final in David Stern's tenure as NBA Commissioner.And it will certainly go down as memorable in more ways than just being Stern's last draft as the league's head man.It offered a shocking first overall pick, a countless number of trades, and a heavy contingent of boos, among others.The act of booing Stern at the NBA Draft has...

David Stern trolls crowd during 2013 NBA Draft

In what may be the best moment of the night, NBA Commissioner David Stern epically trolled the crowed at the Barclays Center.  The crowd has been booing him all night, and prior to announcing the Washington Wizards pick at #3, Stern said “I can’t hear you.”  Major props to Stern for acknowledging the booing and giving some back to the crowd.

NBA Commissioner David Stern announces final draft pick, Hakeem Olajuwon shows up

NBA Commissioner David Stern came to the podium to announce his final draft pick ever.  The Phoenix Suns took Nemanja Nedovic and David Stern came out to a standing ovation. Stern announced that Deputy Commissioner Andrew Silver would take over as the new NBA Commissioner and the fans promptly started booing Silver.  Silver then said they had a surprise for Stern and Hakeem ...

2013 NBA draft: Green room invites

The green room invites have been announced for this year's NBA draft. These are the players who sit immediately in front of the stage trying not to look nervous, and then get the iconic handshake with commissioner David Stern once they've been picked. Thirteen players have been invited. This typically means that the vast majority will be lottery picks. The farthest a...

Video: Gorgui Dieng Being Drafted

If for some reason you missed the NBA Draft last night and haven’t caught on to the whole DVR thing just yet, here is video footage as Gorgui Dieng gets drafted. I love that Gorgs will always be tied to one of the best troll jobs from David Stern at his last NBA Draft. We’ll have more content posted later this afternoon with how both Dieng and Siva will fit with their respective NBA teams.

Study: NBA aces diversity test

The NBA remains the industry leader among men's professional sports leagues for racial and gender hiring practices, according to a study released Tuesday. The University of Central Florida's Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the NBA an A in a report on its hiring practices, with an A+ in the race category. The league slipped from an A- to a B+ in gender hiring...

2013 NBA Draft: Boston Celtics Links

Paul Pierce shakes hands with David Stern after being selected by the Celtics with 10th pick in 1998 NBA Draft.The 2013 NBA Draft begins Thursday night at 7 EST on ESPN. Here at CelticsTown, we’ll be live-tweeting the draft and we’ll have a live chat/open thread for you to follow along and chat with us during the draft.The Boston Celtics currently hold the 16th overall pick,...

The 19 International Players Who Stole The 2013 NBA Draft

When we look back on this 2013 NBA Draft, there are a couple highlights that will come to mind… Anthony Bennett going No. 1 overall to Cleveland, that tiny Boston Celtics hat sitting aloft Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira’s stellar afro, and Hakeem Olajuwon’s gracing the draft stage and embracing the outgoing David Stern as the commish made his final selection call of his 30-year...

Adetokunbo’s amazing rise from Greece to a projected NBA first round pick

Sometimes the best part about the NBA Draft is the backstories that accompany the young on-court talent we have all been discussing over the last few months. And come Thursday night in Brooklyn, the best backstory could easily belong to Giannis Adetokunbo.Not only has the 18-year old who recently became a Greek citizen and sent NBA head coaches, scouts and executives flocking...
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