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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...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles Brandon Boykin With the NBA Style Flop (Video)

David Stern is going to come out of retirement to fine Boykin.
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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September 19, 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...
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September 19, 2014  |  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...
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September 14, 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...
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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...
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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...
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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…
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

David Stern inducted into HOF

Flanked by Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Bill Russell, David Stern entered the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promoting the NBA and deflecting attention from himself and his impact on the game of basketball and the league. "I think the future is incredibly bright," the former commissioner said at the Springfield Symphony Hall on Friday night. "The reason...
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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...
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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...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame 2014

The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame 2014 class will witness ten pioneering figures enshrined into immortality by virtue of leaving an indelible imprint on the sport of basketball on August 7-9. This year’s Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame class includes David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Sarunas Marciulionis, Mitch Richmond, Nathaniel ‘Sweetwater’ Clifton, Nolan Richardson...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

This CP3 – “SternCheated” Lakers Jersey Is Fantastic

I need 100 of these David Stern cheated the Lakers jerseys immediately. I am not a bitter Lakers fan at all, sort of. #vegas pic.twitter.com/mCEz0N21gE — Abe Schwadron (@abe_squad) July 27, 2014 Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Silver And The NBA Are Tossing Around The Idea Of A Midseason Tournament

It is becoming increasingly clear that Adam Silver is going to be a sports commissioner to watch. Taking over for David Stern was no easy task but Silver has since quickly managed to begin crafting a legacy of innovative thinking and bold ideas to differentiate himself from his predecessor. One huge idea that Silver is considering is adding a midseason tournament. Silver said the...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Worst NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)

Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans. It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday...
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June 26, 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.
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June 23, 2014  |  1 Comment

Adam Silver: Air conditioning issue not handled well in Game 1 of NBA Finals

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who succeeded David Stern on Feb. 1, said Sunday night that the breakdown of the air conditioning during Game 1 “is certainly not one of my prouder moments of my short tenure” and “wasn’t handled perfectly.” Silver said that a few minutes before Game 1, the league was told that one of the main circuits that controls the water pump had broken...
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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...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s Scientific Proof That The Spurs Will Win In 7 Games

The NBA Finals are set to (finally!) tip-off on Thursday, and there’s plenty of in-depth analysis — and super-duper in-depth analysis — out there that will help you decide on a winner. However, if you’re into coincidence and superstition, this is the only analysis you’ll need: In 1984, the Celtics and Lakers did battle in that year’s NBA Finals. The Celtics were 62-20...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pending Clippers owner was FURIOUS at David Stern last year

Steve Ballmer was furious at David Stern last year Pending Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer wanted to be an owner pretty bad in years past. In fact, Ballmer was part of the group that wanted to buy the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle just last year. When that fell through, Ballmer was left with just a dream of owning an NBA franchise. But that dream quickly became...
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June 02, 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...
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May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide To The NBA Draft Lottery

David Stern might be out of the NBA, but that’s not going to stop us from participating in a tradition like no other: the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery Conspiracy Theory Extravaganza. Remember, any team that didn’t make the playoffs has a shot at the #1 overall pick, so your team is definitely going to get the #1 pick (even you, Phoenix, and your 0.5% chance!). Also, here’s your friendly...
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May 20, 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.
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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...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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