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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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Robinson says resting players is no big deal

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has no issues sitting players in order to rest them for the marathon that is the NBA and as well as the postseason. Pop even goes as far as to sit players in national televised games, much to the displeasure of former NBA Commissioner David Stern and even […]
Via Project Spurs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

16-Year-Old SuperSonics Fan Writes Letters To All 30 NBA Teams, Timberwolves Send Him Half-Assed Response

Redditor sibewolf, a 16-year-old from Bellingham (Wash.), has spent roughly half his life wandering the mean streets of the Pacific Northwest without an NBA team to root for, ever since David Stern and Clay Bennett conspired to pack up the Seattle SuperSonics and move them away in 2008. After all these years, sibewolf decided to Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Popovich’s Resting Strategy Being Viewed Differently By NBA

The NBA office has been pretty clear on their feelings towards the San Antonio Spurs’ head coach Gregg Popovich and the resting of his players. The point was visibly clear back in 2012, when former NBA commissioner David Stern fined the Spurs $250,000 for resting starters for a game against the Miami Heat. Now it […]
Via Project Spurs
24 days ago  |  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

Just Some Asshole Chillin’ With A Couple Of SuperSonics Fans

Not pictured: David Stern getting shanked in the parking lot five minutes later. [Reddit] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
November 18, 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

Byron Scott on Lakers-Paul trade: Damn it, David Stern

The Los Angeles Lakers could certainly use Chris Paul at the moment. Instead, thanks to former commissioner David Stern, the Clippers have been the recipient of Paul’s services the last several years. Before the 2011-2012 season, the Lakers landed Paul in a trade with New Orleans but Stern vetoed the deal. This allowed the Clippers to jump into the Paul race and eventually land...
Via Pass The Pill
November 03, 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 Bloguin Best
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 Crossover Chronicles
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

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

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

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
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