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We have a full program for the latest edition of Sports Media Weekly. Ken Fang of Fang’s Bites and I start the show by talking more ratings numbers, this time for the NBA Finals and the U.S. Open Golf Championship. We then look at the sports radio battle last week between NBA Commissioner David Stern
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MIAMI -- David Stern is determined to stop the floppers, even if it takes until the next morning. The NBA commissioner says too many players are deceiving referees into calling fouls by falling down. So he and the league's newly reformed competition committee met Monday for a discussion about how it can be prevented. One option, Stern said, is a "postgame analysis"...
It looks like the most important thing on NBA commissioner David Stern’s agenda for the offseason is getting rid of flopping. Stern formed a special “competition committee” this year made up of coaches, owners and general managers to make it easier to get new rules and regulations passed. They have a number of items on their plate this summer which include broadening...
During halftime of game 3 of the NBA finals, ESPN’s Mike Wilbon interviewed Commissioner David Stern. Wilbon asked Stern about the conspiracy rumors that surrounded the NBA draft lottery with the newly sold New Orleans Hornets – owned for a year and some change by the NBA. A recipe for theories and rumors of impropriety – [...]
Nobody likes a flopper. The whole idea of an NBA athlete 6-6 or taller opting not to block a shot, and instead attempting to stand still and take a charge, is weak in and of itself. Player control fouls are a necessary evil, however, so you can't exactly eliminate them.
Flopping, on the other hand, does need to be eliminated. I was actually at a recreational summer league game...
David Stern and the league’s competition committee (which includes Doc Rivers) are mulling ways to deter flopping:
The NBA commissioner believes too many players are deceiving referees into calling fouls by falling down, or flopping. So he and the league’s newly reformed competition committee met Monday for a discussion about how it can be prevented.
One option, Stern said,...
Has this ref earned his bonus from David Stern yet today? [Follow me @TravisHouser]
The basketball World Cup does exist already. It is the FIBA World Championships that take place every four years (the next one is in 2014 in Spain). For the U.S., the Olympics are the be-all and end-all for international basketball. Thanks to the compilations of "Dream Teams," the Olympics captured American fans' imaginations.
That era is ending though.