Will expanding NBA All-Star rosters really make the game any better?

The NBA produces one of (and arguably the best) All-Star festivities year in and year out. It has something for everybody, whether it be the slam dunk contest, the rising stars challenge, or simply the game itself. However, discussions surrounding the intricacies of the All-Star Game have received much more criticism, and have come under a much greater microscope in recent times...
Via The Comeback
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The trickle-down effect of Kobe being listed in the frontcourt in All-Star voting

The NBA opened up the 2016 All-Star voting on Thursday, and arguably the biggest surprise was that Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant was listed as a frontcourt player.Bryant, of course, has been listed as a shooting guard since he entered the league in 1996, but because of the rapid development of Jordan Clarkson, he’s moved up to small forward this season. According to...
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December 10, 2015  |  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

Much ado about little: College football’s Selection Sunday can learn from basketball

Selection Sunday used to be the sole province of college basketball, but last year, college football joined the party. The announcements of seedings and matchups might have pertained to a final four and not a 68-team field, but the suspense was considerable when the 2014 College Football Playoff quartet was unveiled. Viewers didn’t know if Ohio State, Baylor, or TCU would grab...
Via Awful Announcing
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where the Celtics are going global

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. One thing NBA commissioner Adam Silver has continued from his predecessor David Stern is the league’s dedication to expanding its brand internationally. They have flurried Europe and Asia with regular-season...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

David Stern tried to convince Jazz owner to stay open to moving team

It's hard to imagine an NBA without the Utah Jazz. And it's even harder to imagine Salt Lake City without its beloved basketball franchise. Yet if late Jazz owner Larry Miller had listened to David Stern, the Jazz might not be in Utah.Bryan J. Miller, son of Larry, has a new book out featuring 99 inspiring stories from his father's life. And in one publicly available excerpt, former...
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November 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam Silver on hack-a-player rules: My inclination is not to change it

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been open for change since he took over that role from David Stern in 2014. For Silver, it's been all about moving the NBA into the future.Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that changes to the Association's "hack-a-player" rules are going to be made any time soon.Speaking to ESPN Radio's "Mike & Mike" Tuesday morning — just hours before the NBA...
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October 27, 2015  |  Discuss

David Stern caused a lot of confusion after some comments he made about FanDuel

If you have watched the NFL or college football at any point this season, you have seen a lot of commercials about fantasy football. FanDuel and DraftKings are the notable commercials that I see on a regular basics baiting fans to join their site and win some money. While fantasy football is getting bigger by the minute, a former sports commissioner might have leaked some information...
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September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Real Madrid president wants his team in NBA

The president of Real Madrid has his eyes set on some big goals. Specifically, Florentino Perez would like to get his team into the NBA. “I would love to have Real Madrid play in the NBA,” Perez said in a radio interview via ABC Spain. Perez also said he intends to speak with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver about the matter when the Boston Celtics come to Spain in October to face...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Low Points In the History of the NBA on TV

Ed Note: Our continued walk down memory lane of NBA broadcasting continues courtesy our friends at Crossover Chronicles. Even today, it seems that a 9:05 or 9:10 p.m. Eastern time start to an NBA Finals game is a little too late. Yes, people live on the West Coast — I’m one of them, here in Seattle — but is it really asking too much to have an NBA Finals game (and an NCAA tournament...
Via Awful Announcing
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: David Stern being pushed to run for NYC mayor in 2017

By David Cunningham Former commissioner David Stern entered the NBA Hall of Fame in 2014, but now he might be entering a different distinguished hall: the New York City Hall. The 72-year-old reportedly is being urged by friends to run for New York mayor in 2017, per New York Post contributor Richard Johnson. Current Mayor Bill de Blasio’s re-election appears unlikely, and friends...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Low Points In the History of the NBA on TV

Even today, it seems that a 9:05 or 9:10 p.m. Eastern time start to an NBA Finals game is a little too late. Yes, people live on the West Coast — I’m one of them, here in Seattle — but is it really asking too much to have an NBA Finals game (and an NCAA tournament national championship game) start no later than 8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific? Will the poor souls in Los Angeles...
Via Crossover Chronicles
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

5 Low Points In the History of the NBA on TV

Even today, it seems that a 9:05 or 9:10 p.m. Eastern time start to an NBA Finals game is a little too late. Yes, people live on the West Coast — I’m one of them, here in Seattle — but is it really asking too much to have an NBA Finals game (and an NCAA tournament national championship game) start no later than 8:30 Eastern, 5:30 Pacific? Will the poor souls in Los Angeles...
Via Bloguin Best
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Friends of David Stern are urging him to run for mayor of New York

Ever since Adam Silver took over as NBA commissioner, you really haven’t heard anything about the man he replaced. David Stern retired after being the longest-serving commissioner in professional sports. Just when we thought that Stern was out of the spotlight, it looks like he might be making a return to it. According to Richard Johnson of the New York Post, friends of Stern...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Friends encouraging Stern to run for NYC mayor

Mayor of New York would be a tough gig. Standing up before an unsatisfied public and getting booed at speaking events. Constantly promising to fix the Big Apple’s problems without really knowing if they will ever be fixed. Sitting courtside and acting like you are actually enjoying a Knicks game. Who on earth could handle that? Hey, David Stern’s got some free time on his hands...
Via Fox Sports
August 20, 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

David Stern Being Urged to Run for Mayor of New York

Adam Silver has done so much in his short time as NBA commissioner, that he’s making us quickly forget about David Stern. Out of sight, out of mind. The transition was smooth and seamless. But apparently, the former commish is […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

By PJ Benasillo 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...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

NBA May Change Playoff Seeding Format

Addressing the media before Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Oakland on Thursday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver opened up about the possibility of overhauling the league’s playoff seeding process (via Pro Basketball Talk). “We are very focused on the divisional seeding process, and I think we are going to take a very close look at whether we should seed at least 1 through 8 by conference...
Via Sportsnaut
June 05, 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

You Are CRAZY If You Believe That the NBA Forced Michael Jordan To “Retire”

It defies all logic, reason and common sense, yet many people still think that David Stern and the NBA made Michael Jordan retire in 1993 because of his gambling habits. We all know that Jordan retired due to his father’s terrible death and decided to play baseball. Yet there are still a large number of people who just don’t buy into that no matter how much sense reality makes...
Via Sports Mockery
April 03, 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

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
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