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MIAMI The Heat will enjoy as much as possible being handed rings Tuesday night. But they would find it a lot more fun if the Charlotte Bobcats were in town.
Instead, the Miami players, after getting their championship bling from NBA commissioner David Stern, will have to face Boston in the regular-season opener at AmericanAirlines Arena. Yes, the Celtics who are still seething from losing to Heat last June in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals.
I wish that was one of the rule changes, said Heat guard Dwyane Wade. I wish we could do it the night before.
For now, NBA officials are much more worried about flopping. But the league at least this time is allowing teams a 15-minute warm-up period after the lengthy ring ceremony rather than making them come out to play immediately.
Still, its not going to be easy for the Heat, who, after dispatching Boston, beat Oklahoma City 4-1 in last Junes NBA Finals. They remember how they felt about losing to the Mavericks in the 2011 Finals...
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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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