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The NBA continues to have a tortured relationship with race

The majority of the NBA is black. Let us get that out in the open. There is no denying it. There is no avoiding it. There is no getting around it. Yet, for much of the NBA’s existence that is exactly what some have tried to do. When you look through NBA history — I mean, really examine it — much of the business model has dealt with many of the financial problems that soon-to...
Via Crossover Chronicles
20 minutes 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
1 day 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 Crossover Chronicles
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Why 30 Years Ago Today Was the Best Damn Day Ever

CHICAGO, IL — September 12, 1984 will forever go down as the most important day in the history of the Chicago Bulls. The magnitude of this day changed the sports landscape in the City of Chicago forever. On this day, Michael Jeffery Jordan signed his first NBA contract with our very own Chicago Bulls. It was a 5-year guaranteed contract with two option years. The total for signing...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver Believes Legal Sports Betting is ‘Inevitable’

I understand, the job of a pro sports league commissioner is to always be seeking ways to increase the league’s overall revenue, however the negative results of doing something like making sports betting completely accessible and legal could outweigh the positive. I’ll explain later. At Thursday,’s Bloomberg Sports Business Summit in New York, new NBA commissioner Adam Silver...
Via BlackSportsOnline
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Silver Considering Moving Games To 10AM

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been making some big moves since taking over for David Stern. His newest move for the League, may include plans to move gametimes to the early morning. With China being the second biggest market for the League, the move makes sense. In an interview with Ira Winderman Silver stated: “Maybe when the audience gets big enough in China and you’re...
Via Geeks and Cleats
11 days ago  |  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...
Via Celtics Life
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Basketball Hall Of Fame Highlights

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern and seven-time NBA Alonzo Mourning are two of the nine people that were inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Friday, August 8th in Springfield, Ma. Also honored; Nat Clifton – he along with the former NBA Commissioner are going into the Hall of Fame in the “contributor” category. Four players including Mourning...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
August 11, 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

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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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

Official NBA ball will now feature the league’s twitter handle

credit: cbssports.com The NBA has fully embraced social media and has effectively used it to reach out to millions of NBA fans across the globe. In an increased effort to solidify itself as the most social media savvy league, the NBA will now feature its twitter handle @NBA on the official game ball starting next season. Tell us why YOU are the biggest NBA fan & you can win...
Via Pass The Pill
August 01, 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
Via Next Impulse Sports
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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
July 16, 2014  |  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
July 11, 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...
Via The Sports Bank
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.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 09, 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...
Via Sports-Kings
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

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

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
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