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Dwyane Wade credits David Stern’s dress code for improving his style

Few things have been mocked quite like the NBA dress code for players put in by former commissioner David Stern. Stern had hired a Republican consultant to help make the NBA “more red state friendly.” Which sounded a lot like code for making the game less hip-hop, less urban, and less black. It’s a perception in some quarters that the league has tried to battle since the 1970s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade says David Stern impacted NBA fashion

Fans have seen NBA players take their wardrobe to different levels. Some of the people think they’re too outlandish. Some people think they’re too colorful for their own tastes. And some people actually dig it. Dwyane Wade has a theory about this. From USA Today: NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern might be responsible for the fashionable basketball players in the NBA – well, at...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Envisioning an Under-23 World Cup

Which 12 players would be chosen if the World Cup were an U-23 event? In 2012, former NBA Commissioner David Stern made headlines when he proposed Olympic basketball shift to an U-23 model. In a situation similar to soccer, many of the NBA’s top stars would have been protected from injuring themselves while playing on the national level. In addition, according to Stern, such a...
Via The Lottery Mafia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Has Adam Silver made his first mistake? On sleep?

It is hard to argue that Adam Silver’s tenure as commissioner of the NBA since February has been anything but flawless. Since taking over for David Stern, Silver has shown a willingness to take on new ideas and approach longtime problems in the NBA with fresh ideas. He has been willing to listen to players and take bold steps to position the league for the future. He has dealt...
Via Bloguin Best
8 days ago  |  Discuss

David Stern mentions several Celtics in his Hall of Fame Speech

Eloquent as ever, former Commissioner David Stern, accepts his induction into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Stern gives 15 minute speech, and mentions his first impact moments, working with the NBA , revolved around the racial tensions of the 1960's and how Bob Cousy and Bill Russell working together…
Via CLNS Radio
August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

David Stern presents Top 10 on ‘Late Show with David Letterman’

David Stern swung by "Late Show with David Letterman" to present a Top 10 list of things he learned in his 30 years as NBA commissioner.
Via Gamedayr
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: David Stern has some trouble drinking out of a water bottle

Outgoing NBA Commissioner David Stern was in the Barclays Center crowd Thursday night as the Brooklyn Nets hosted the Los Angeles Clippers. TNT television cameras found Stern and put him on the air just as he was taking a sip from a water bottle, and managed to capture the awkward moment when Stern choked as he apparently drank too much too fast.How's that for bad timing?Video...
Via Holdout Sports
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

NBA sends anti-bullying memos to teams in response to Dolphins

Looking to avoid any controversies like the one currently embroiling the Miami Dolphins, the NBA reminded all its teams on Friday that bullying and hazing will not be tolerated. The NBA sent a memo to all 30 teams citing specific acts that would violate league policy, ESPN.com reports. The memo specifically mentions the situation involving Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, and...
Via NESN.com
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

David Stern given David Stern bobblehead by Adam Silver (photo/GIF)

Just because: the David Stern bobblehead. pic.twitter.com/w6F3h8eVrq — Howard Beck (@HowardBeck) October 23, 2013 With his retirement getting nearer and nearer, longtime NBA commissioner David Stern currently presided over his last preseason Board of Governors meeting. To commemorate the occasion, Adam Silver, Stern’s hand-picked replacement who has been well-groomed for the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

David Stern takes shot at NCAA

NBA commissioner David Stern, architect of the "one-and-done" rule, joined the pay-for-play debate this week with a bold offer to potential recruits: Play for me and you'll not only get paid, but you'll also get a better education. "I'm very proud of the development league. It's working. That march is continuing," Stern told Jonathan Feigen of...
Via Fox Sports
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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