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Long before David Stern became the Commissioner of the Association, he went to law school, passed the bar and was a practicing attorney for many years. One would rationalize that with his background as an attorney, that he would think through all the ramifications of his actions; before making any decision. However, by deciding to fine the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 when head coach Gregg Popovich decided to send four of his stars back home, rather than travel to Miami and take on the Heat, he has opened up a huge can of worms.
“USA Today,” reported Tuesday evening that a fan who attended the contest that night, has filed a class-action suit against the Spurs, for depriving him the chance to see San Antonio at full strength. Another attorney, Larry McGuinness filed the suit against the Spurs, claiming economic damages, because San Antonio took the floor with Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Danny Green and Tony Parker went back home to rest before San Antonio hosted the Memphis Grizzlies o...
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It is getting close to a year before David Stern steps down from his perch as the NBA's commissioner. For as much as Stern has accomplished, there is still the feeling that a lot of work is left to do. One of Stern's biggest legacies in his quarter century as the league's commissioner is the growth of the game globally. Assisted by the growth of international brands...
NBA Commissioner David Stern has no problem with teams aiming microphones at their own players during games. If anything, he wants more mikes on the court.
Talking ahead of the New York Knicks' game in London against Detroit on Thursday, Stern shrugged off a report that MSG chairman James Dolan used listening devices at Madison Square Garden to record everything said to and...
”Anything that is said on the court is really subject to being picked up,” Stern said. ”For my money, I’d like to see the audio track of our games be a little bit more robust, anyway…If anything, there are going to be more mikes around the game rather than fewer.”
“And we encourage all of our teams to mike the court as best they can,” Stern said. “If a team does...
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson says he has received approval from NBA Commissioner David Stern to present a counteroffer to the league from investors who would keep the Kings in California's capital city.
Speaking at the annual State of Downtown Breakfast on Tuesday, Johnson says the city is in a ''six-week sprint'' to put together a proposal for the NBA'...
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson said Tuesday he has been given permission by Commissioner David Stern to present a counter-offer for the Kings NBA franchise directly to the league's board of governors. The Maloof family, which owns the Sacramento Kings, reportedly has received an offer of $525 million from a group that wants to buy the team and move it to Seattle. Johnson...
Sacramento’s Mayor Kevin Johnson is taking his fight to keep the Kings in California’s capital city to NBA owners.
Speaking at the annual State of Downtown breakfast on Tuesday, Johnson said he has received approval from NBA Commissioner David Stern to present a counteroffer to the league from buyers who would keep the team in Sacramento. He said the city is in a “six...
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News broke yesterday on ESPN and several other outlets that a Miami-based attorney and Heat fan was filing a class action lawsuit against the San Antonio Spurs for violating Florida's deceptive and fair trade practices law.
Kiko Martinez, a friend of Project Spurs and writer for the San Antonio Current interviewed the fan, Larry McGuinness about his reasons for the lawsuit...
Two people familiar with the decision say the Maloof family has agreed to sell the Sacramento Kings to a Seattle group led by investor Chris Hansen.
The people spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Sunday night because the deal is still pending approval from the NBA Board of Governors.
One person said the Maloofs are selling all 65 percent of their share for...
The San Antonio Spurs have already drawn the ire of David Stern this season. Now the team may have to fight its case in court as well.
ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell reports that Miami-Dade County attorney Larry McGuinness has filed a class action suit against Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, claiming that he and other fans “suffered economic damages” when Popovich chose not to play Tim...
Gregg Popovich made news and angered David Stern when he benched Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Danny Green in a nationally televised game against the Miami Heat. Stern eventually fined him, although Popovich has been known to do this somewhat regularly to keep his key players fresh for the end of the season.
Understandably, some Heat fans were disappointed that they...