Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

Recently, I was watching John Oliver’s piece about stadiums in the United States and he mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks were threatening to move to Seattle - the former home of the Supersonics. This week we'll be giving the Emerald City a reason to stop crying into their Kevin Durant Sonics jerseys and a glimpse into what a future team in Seattle will look like.  The threat...
Via The Sports Quotient
6 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Not Prepared to Change “Hack-a-Shaq” Rules Right Now

Among the most contentious issues during the 2015 NBA Playoffs has been the league-wide use of Hack-a-Shaq, a strategy meant to put bad free-throw shooters on the line to limit opposing team’s offensive possessions. We have seen this utilized against the likes of DeAndre Jordan, Josh Smith and Dwight Howard, among others, during the playoffs. While it’s legal in the grand scheme...
Via Sportsnaut
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

David Stern, Carmelo Anthony invest in same fantasy eSports startup

You may not have heard of AlphaDraft, but some important people have. Those people include former NBA commissioner David Stern and current Knicks star Carmelo Anthony. Both of whom recently invested in the startup AlphaDraft. Here is a nice summation from GeekWire.com:If you're actually learning how to play (because, let's be honest, it does seem pretty fun), here's a video AlphaDraft...
Via Fox Sports
May 19, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA to Play League’s First Ever Games in China

Adam Silver picked up right where David Stern left off, in putting the globalization of the NBA as top priority. For the first time in league history, NBA games will be played in China. During the preseason this coming October, […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Expansion Cleveland Cavaliers of 1970: Bill Fitch Establishes a Culture

Shaping the culture of any group can be an elusive endeavor. Just as with corporate entities, athletic teams are partly defined by written and unwritten rules of how their members work with each other and outsiders. Do you recall… NBA commissioner David Stern’s announcement, from New York’s Madison Square Garden:  “With the first pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, the Cleveland...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

'Finger in the ****' Gov. Christie doesn't trust 'bait and switch' NBA commish Adam Silver

NBA Commissioner David Stern scolded Governor Chris Christie way back in 2012 for a deposition the governor had filed then to allow sports betting in the state of New Jersey.Stern stated that New Jersey “has no idea what it’s doing” by seeking to allow the betting, reported Yahoo! News. The scolding by Stern, as well as Christie’s deposition, were the latest in an ongoing...
Via Bob's Blitz
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering the Malice at the Palace 10 years later

It was around this time a decade ago that the worst fight in NBA history broke out. It was November 19, 2004 to be exact and it as a day that will not be easily forgotten. It is the reason you see so much security at NBA games and the reason that officers are on the court during every timeout and in between quarters. Not only did that fight change the NBA as we know it, but it also...
Via Crossover Chronicles
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA All-Star Ballot Expanded to Include Every Player

It hasn’t even been a year since Adam Silver took over for David Stern as NBA commissioner, but it feels as if he’s made more changes in this time than Stern has over the past several years. It gives you […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver's Life Just Got Harder

Singing Their SongSo the NBA signed a monster new deal with ESPN and TNT, driving $2.66B in annual revenue starting in 2016-17. or nearly triple the amount that the league currently rakes in from TV and digital rights. Now, let's be clear about where the money is going to come from: every single man, woman and teenager that pays, or is impacted by, a cable bill. That money has to...
Via Five Tool Tool
October 07, 2014  |  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
September 19, 2014  |  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 Crossover Chronicles
September 12, 2014  |  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
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

David Stern gives another non-answer about why nothing had been done about Donald Sterling before

David Stern is now in the Basketball Hall of Fame. He did a ton for the NBA, helping to solidify it as one of the major sports in the country, as well as getting some serious recognition around the world.There's no question he deserves enshrinement.That's not to say Stern doesn't have a few skeletons in his closet, however. One of the bigger ones being that the league did nothing...
Via Celtics Life
August 13, 2014  |  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

Richmond goes into hoops Hall of Fame; Stern heads class

  The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is welcoming its class of 2014. Former Golden State star Mitch Richmond was the first to be inducted in a ceremony at Symphony Hall in Springfield on Friday night. Next up was Gary Williams, who coached Maryland to 11 consecutive NCAA tournament appearances and the 2002 national championship. Former NBA commissioner David Stern was...
Via AP on Fox
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Stern leads 10 in basketball Hall of Fame class

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is welcoming its newest group of inductees. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern led the class of 10 that received its membership blazers on Thursday. The induction gala is Friday night down the street from the hoops shrine. Also in the class of 2014 are former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond and NCAA...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA: Time for Cleveland to move on

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has crowned a new champion, and is now preparing for another wild offseason, spearheaded by yet another LeBron James decision. This time, it does not appear that he has the type of options available to him as he had in the summer of 2010.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
June 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

NBA TV documentary: 1984 draft, greatest of all-time; Akeem, Jordan, Barkley, and Bowie (Sorry, Portland)

Promising documentary on tap for tonight. Here’s the rundown from NBA TV: ***** Three decades later, the 1984 NBA Draft class still stands as arguably the finest in league history.  NBA TV Originals’ latest film, “THE84DRAFT” — set to premiere Monday, June 9, at 9 p.m. ET — will reflect on the historic ’84 class, spotlighting the iconic players it produced and...
Via Sherman Report
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bob Ryan compares Heat-Spurs game 1 to Celtics-Lakers 1984 finals heatwave game

Click to play video on Boston.com (Sorry, the Globe doesn't let you embed videos!)Before the start of this year's NBA finals, many have noted the similarities between the 2014 Miami Heat-San Antonio Spurs series and the 1984 finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers. A few days ago on Reddit, a much-discussed topic stated:In 1984, the Celtics and Lakers did battle...
Via Celtics Life
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Thunder Agree to Play Games 3 and 4 as Heat Scout Team to Help Spurs Prepare for NBA Finals

After a humiliating 35-point Game 2 defeat to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals that saw them fall down 2-0 in the series, the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed to finish out the series in a manner that will help the Spurs prepare for the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. “Sometimes you have to know when you’re defeated and we are,” said Thunder forward Kevin...
Via Sports Pickle
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Who's No. 1? For NBA's worst, that is the question

Welcome to the NBA Draft Lottery, where the worst in the world get their day in the sun. Actually, that's not entirely fair. The Milwaukee Bucks aren't the worst in the world -- just in pro basketball. And while the Bucks have the greatest odds of winning Tuesday night's event, their shot to land the No. 1 overall pick is really somewhat long. After all, the team with the worst record...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Scott Souza of MetroWest Daily News: Adam Silver did more to Help Save the NBA in Twenty Minutes than David Stern did in Twenty Years

Celtics reporter since 2005, Souza said Commissioner Adam Silver was looking out for players in a way that David Stern never did.
Via CLNS Radio
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Pressey: Adam Silver Proving ‘David Stern Left The Game In Good Hands’

WATERTOWN, Mass. – Phil Pressey watched the Donald Sterling saga this week with intrigue, just like everyone else associated with the NBA. But he never considered what would be a suitable punishment for the Los Angeles Clippers owner before NBA commissioner Adam Silver handed down a lifetime ban Tuesday. “It’s not for me to judge,” Pressey said. “I just let it go, let...
Via NESN.com
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Stern 'Delighted' About Silver's Work As NBA Commissioner

David Stern praised the work of Adam Silver and said he is proud of his successor as commissioner of the NBA. Silver banned Donald Sterling as owner of the Los Angeles Clippers after Sterling's racist remarks. "He and I worked together for 22 years," Stern said on Thursday. "I told everyone he was going to be great at his job and I'm delighted to see that I was right." Stern said...
Via RealGM
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

King Adam's First Act

David Stern became the NBA’s fourth commissioner on February 1, 1984, but if you ask a common fan what his first act as commissioner was, they’d probably say something relating to the 1985 NBA Draft Lottery. Stern’s lottery, the first of its kind in any sport, gave equal odds to every non-playoff team for the No. 1 pick and, by extension, prized center Patrick Ewing. Eventually...
Via The Sports Post
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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