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Box Score 7/19: The shadow of the trade deadline begins to fall over baseball

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while trying not to get our hopes up over Pirate wins ahead of the trade deadline.Happy birthday today to LaMarcus Aldridge, Adam Morrison, Fedor Tyutin, Rick Ankiel, Scott Walker and Vitali Klitschko. On this date in 1991...
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David Stern on “idiot” Bryant Gumbel: “I have done more for people of color than he has”

Former NBA commissioner David Stern has been the focus of plenty of criticism over the years, but some of the harshest and most backlash-provoking came from HBO Real Sports host Bryant Gumbel during the 2011 NBA lockout, where Gumbel said on his show that Stern was “infamously egocentric” and that he “has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation...
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June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Adam Silver: NBA rethinking one-and-done rule

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has never been one adverse to change since he took over for David Stern. For the most part, it has helped the Association move on from a bygone era that saw popularity dwindle. We can conclude the on-court product has played a role in this, but Silver’s leadership has also been a strong point for the NBA.It now looks like Silver himself is prepared...
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May 31, 2017  |  Discuss

David Stern: Lakers could have had Chris Paul, GM panicked

David Stern says that the Los Angeles Lakers still could have acquired Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets in 2011, but their GM panicked.In Dec. 2011, New Orleans, Houston and the Lakers agreed to a trade that would have sent CP3 to the Lakers. The Hornets did not have an owner at the time, so as commissioner, Stern reviewed the trade and rejected it for “basketball reasons...
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May 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Roger Goodell encourages boos from Philly draft crowd

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell apparently recognizes how most NFL fans feel about him.Taking a page out of the David Stern playbook, Goodell encouraged the boos from the Philadelphia fans in attendance for Thursday’s NFL Draft: Goodell must have known that the boos were coming because he wasted no time egging on the fans. This is actually a tradition for most sports commissioners...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

David Stern blasts Nets for resting starters

Resting players is a major topic in the NBA right now and former commissioner David Stern has finally weighed in on the matter.In some ways, resting players is part of a playoff team’s strategy down the stretch and a byproduct of the NBA’s brutal schedule. Teams want to win titles and entering the playoffs well-rested can help.But for teams out of the running there is little...
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April 26, 2017  |  Discuss

Steve Kerr spoke with Adam Silver about Warriors’ travel schedule

The brutality of the NBA schedule has once again become a hot button issue with Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr resting all of his top players for a nationally televised game against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday on the second end of a back-to-back. But apparently Kerr had already raised the issue with commissioner Adam Silver several months prior.According to Tom Haberstroh...
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March 11, 2017  |  Discuss

David Stern to give speech in support of legalized sports gambling

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken in his support for legalized gambling across the United States, and that fight has received an unlikely ally – Silver’s predecessor, David Stern. At the Global Gaming Expo, held in Las Vegas near the end of September, Stern will be a featured speaker and will discuss the future of sports betting and gambling.  During his...
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August 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA commish David Stern defends daily fantasy sports

Ex-NBA commissioner David Stern defended the controversial daily fantasy sports industry at the Sports Business Journal Intercollegiate Athletics Forum in New York on Thursday. "The current issues around it are ridiculous,” Stern told reporters. “It's clearly a game of skill." The NBA, which Stern was commissioner of from 1984 to 2014, has embraced daily fantasy sports the...
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December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Friends urging David Stern to run for mayor of NYC

By Steve DelVecchio From NBA commissioner to Mayor of New York City? That’s what some friends are hoping will happen with David Stern. The New York Post is reporting that friends are pushing the former NBA commissioner to run for mayor of the city. A friend cites Stern’s toughness, popularity, and background as a native New Yorker as reasons why he would be a great fit as...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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