Portland Trail Blazers & The Wild Wild West Offseason

The 2013-14 NBA season ended in very dramatic fashion, and the offseason has become almost equally entertaining. Eight Western Conference teams entered the playoffs last year, and while none of them have made wholesale changes, they each at least tried to make a big splash, several of them landing at least one big-name free agent, or are rumored to be in trade talks with elite players...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Was that REALLY the type of attention the NBA wanted?

Long time commissioner David Stern left the National Basketball Association earlier this year. Behind him, he leaves a league that will see a salary cap reach an all-time high in the first season after he left. He also left behind a league with shorter contracts, opt-out clauses and free agency which gives players, not owners the power. As we watch the drama that is NBA Free Agency...
Via 110 Nation Sports
11 days ago  |  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...
Via The Sports Bank
26 days ago  |  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
29 days ago  |  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

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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...
Via Celtics Life
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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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...
Via Sports Pickle
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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 20, 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...
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...
Via RealGM
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver pulls the NBA into a new era

David Stern was a money grubbing, evil, evil, man who answered to nobody. He screwed the players in the last lockout, and his high regard for his corrupt refs is legendary. Silver in his short time has done so much to write some of the wrongs from the Stern era. A 30 year era at that. Sterling was a know racist during Stern's tenure, but Stern looked the other way. Silver wasn...
Via Celtics Today
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

David Stern Must Be Glad Adam Silver is the Commissioner Right Now and Not Him

David Stern walked away from the NBA in February leaving his deputy--Adam Silver--in charge. After watching the mess involving Clippers owners Donald Sterling play out all day Saturday he has to be glad that he walked away when he did.Because it is hard to see how this mess can end well.@christiangorgyWith anyone and everyone calling for action there was no way that Silver could...
Via FatManWriting
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Nick Young dunks Iggy Azalea into a tub of water

So, how do you think Swaggy P’s spending his offseason? Well, he appears to have traded dunking the ball on the court for dunking Iggy Azalea into a tub of water. And, hey, that’s not a bad trade at all – even David Stern wouldn’t veto this one. In a video posted by Iggy today, Young is shown throwing a ball at a target while the singer sits on a seat above a pool of water...
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April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Silver says NBA could help college players

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is an advocate for raising the league's age limit, and he thinks his latest idea may help players want to stay in school a little longer. Silver, who replaced David Stern in February, said subsidizing college players may be a concept that's worth exploring. "Rather than focusing on a salary and thinking of them as employees, I would go to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Basketball HOF Class Announced Featuring Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Ritchmond, David Stern

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame named its 2014 Hall of Fame class on Monday to be inducted on August 8 in Springfield, Mass. The list of inductees features Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Ritchmond, David Stern, Nolan Richardson, Gary Williams, Bob Leonard, Nat Clifton, Sarunas Marciulionis, Guy Rogers and the early ’70s AIAW National Championship teams of Immaculata University...
Via Basketball Bicker
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

David Stern, Zo highlight Hall of Fame Inductees

Former @NBA Commissioner David Stern officially welcomed to the Basketball Hall of Fame #HOF2014 http://t.co/UIae1JRUoF — Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 7, 2014 We are proud to announce 7-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning as a #HOF2014 inductee — Basketball HOF (@Hoophall) April 7, 2014 We welcome 6-time NBA All-Star Mitch Richmond as a #HOF2014 inductee — Basketball HOF...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Ads likely coming to NBA jerseys

Last week, commissioner Adam Silver was at a sports business conference sponsored by IMG and the hot-button issue of advertisements on jerseys came up. Unlike David Stern, Silver has spoken very openly about his league since taking over as commissioner and has shown an open mind to doing business in new ways. That includes putting advertisements on jerseys. Something he estimated...
Via Orlando Magic Daily
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Money of the NBA

Although David Stern may not be the most popular guy to basketball fans, he is certainly leaving the NBA in pretty good shape. Since falling into the hands of Stern in 1984, the NBA has done a lot of growing, both domestically and internationally. In fact, the playoffs are now broadcast live in 215 countries around the world. So, while NBA teams begin to look toward the quickly-approaching...
Via NBAtipoff
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Are Sponsor Logos On NBA Jerseys A Good Idea?

David Stern is gone, and it is now Adam Silver’s turn to grow the NBA. His latest idea includes the notion that in just five years, sponsor logos on NBA jerseys will be a thing. While this could explain (at least partially) why sleeves have appeared more and more throughout the NBA, the ads on jerseys are coming regardless, because C.R.E.A.M. Currently on the NBA’s roster of...
Via Sports Mockery
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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