Skip to content

David Stern

  1. Quote of the day: David Stern, still plenty condescending

    Oct 4, 2012, 5:59 PM EST

    David Stern

    “Actually, many players have said, that’s great,’’ Stern said about the reaction he’s gotten so far. “Now we can make the game about basketball talent rather than acting talent. “I think the players association has a different perspective. I guess they like acting. But we think we have the greatest athletes in the world playing…

  2. NBA Players union to file grievance over new flopping rules

    Oct 3, 2012, 7:34 PM EST

    Josh Smith, Paul Pierce, flop

    When asked, players generally have been supportive of the new NBA anti-flopping rules and fines that were announced by the league office on Wednesday. Because they all think they have been victimized by floppers (but would never do it themselves). The players’ union, not so happy. The union has filed a grievance with the league…

  3. Report: NBA nearing new policy on flopping penalties

    Sep 27, 2012, 7:54 PM EST

    Image (1) Nba_logo-thumb-250x250-17150-thumb-250x250-17151.png for post 3595

    Last season, concerns about flopping rocketed up the list of NBA issues. It’s not like flopping was anything new to the NBA, but it was in the spotlight and gathering attention. Basketball was drawing soccer comparisons. And if there is one thing David Stern can’t tolerate, it’s the image of the NBA being sullied (lockouts…

  4. Comcast-Spectacor hasn’t spoken with Kings at all, arena project barely off the ground

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:53 PM EST

    georgemaloofeminem

    Unless there is more to come in the next few days, the Virginia Beach arena press conference didn’t do much to sway the overwhelming opinion that the Sacramento Kings are nowhere near moving there. There were no Maloof appearances, but president of Comcast-Spectacor Peter Luukko spoke to the Virginia Beach city council in support of…

  5. Jordan, Carmelo do some fundraising with President Obama

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:55 PM EST

    US-VOTE-2012-DEMOCRATIC CAMPAIGN

    Just like you and I, the people around the NBA care who is president. And while you can’t draw hard and fast lines, a quick look at who donated to whom shows players pretty much lean Democratic and front office/ownership leans Republican. Democrat Barack Obama used some of that player star power for a series…

  6. FIBA head says no to under-23 Olympics basketball

    Aug 17, 2012, 8:33 PM EST

    (From L) US centre Anthony Davis, US gua

    David Stern and the NBA owners are going to have a much tougher hill to climb to sell the idea of an under-23 Olympics tournament than they thought. They can’t just lock everyone out until they get their way this time. The players hate the idea and spoke out unanimously against it. Fans hate it…

  7. Note to Stern: Fans really liked, tuned in for Olympic hoops

    Aug 14, 2012, 9:22 PM EST

    US guard Kobe Bryant (C) celebrates with

    David Stern and the NBA owners don’t care what you think about an under-23 Olympic basketball tournament, because to them it’s about another way to make money off the players and you. This is all about money for them not whether it is good for the sport. If the ratings here on NBC are any…

  8. Rest of world not really thrilled with under-23 Olympics idea

    Aug 8, 2012, 9:20 AM EST

    Nike Athletes Wear Their New Uniforms and Footwear For The London 2012 Olympic Games

    After the Olympics end the discussion of whether future games should follow the soccer model and be an under-23 event will grow louder. But a lot has to happen to pull it off. FIBA has to buy in. The elite players have to by in (they have the ultimate power because if the elite players…

  9. USA Basketball’s Colangelo lobbying owners against Olympic age limit

    Aug 2, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Olympics Day 4 - Basketball

    In the end, the debate about installing a 23-and-under age limit for the Olympics is about money. It will get framed other ways, but it’s always about money. NBA owners don’t want “their” players wearing themselves down and risking injury in a summer tournament — unless they are getting a piece of the profits, of…

  10. Owners expected to vote on several rule changes Thursday

    Jul 19, 2012, 6:20 PM EST

    NBA-referees-

    David Stern tried to streamline — or gain more control over, if you prefer — the NBA Rules Committee. Rather than having to wrangle 30 independent-minded general managers, Stern put together a new hand-picked competition committee of coaches, players and GMs. One where he was more likely to get his ideals accomplished. But the owners…

  11. Video: David Stern is amused by being booed at NBA Draft

    Jun 29, 2012, 1:12 PM EST

    2012 NBA Draft

    It is an annual tradition, like overpriced water at the Coachella music festival. Fans at the NBA Draft boo NBA Commissioner David Stern with gusto. Stern seems amused by it and starts trolling the crowd, really dragging out the “champion Miami Heat” line and at one point putting up his hand to his ear like…

  12. NBA considers penalizing floppers day after incident

    Jun 19, 2012, 10:32 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    David Stern does not like where all this flopping is going. You can like to believe that its because Stern cares about the integrity of the game, I tend to believe he doesn’t like the PR hit the league has been taking on the issue, but either way he wants to crack down. That may…

  13. Stern is going on a “stop flopping” crusade, will look at rules

    Jun 14, 2012, 9:10 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Oklahoma City Thunder - Game One

    Flopping in the NBA is not a new issue — Vlade Divac mastered it long ago — but it has become a bigger topic of discussion in the last year. Talk about flopping is seemingly everywhere and suddenly there are people wondering if there is more flopping in the NBA or international soccer. David Stern…

  14. David Stern, Jim Rome interview on lottery turns nasty

    Jun 13, 2012, 6:07 PM EST

    David Stern

    David Stern is on his “ain’t the NBA swell” media tour, having a press conference before Game 1 in Oklahoma City and doing a few other select media outlets. That included the Jim Rome show, the very popular, syndicated radio show with the man who parlayed that into an ESPN and now CBS television show.…

  15. Stern says owners would not approve Sacramento move. Yet.

    Jun 13, 2012, 9:48 AM EST

    George Maloof, Gavin Maloof, Joe Maloof

    I keep waiting for it. You keep waiting for it. Pretty much the entire city of Sacramento keeps waiting for it. While the owners the Maloof brothers keep saying they do not plan to move the Kings out of Sacramento, nobody believes them. They need a new arena but the family has killed not only…

  16. David Stern focused on some serious NBA rule changes

    May 31, 2012, 8:04 AM EST

    NBA Commissioner Stern participates in a panel session at The Cable Show in Boston

    There was a time — all the way back to last year — when if David Stern wanted to get an NBA rule changed, he had to convince a majority of NBA general managers to go along with him. So Stern changed the rules. There is a new NBA Competition Committee, handpicked by Stern, which…

  17. Video: Warriors owner Joe Lacob talks move to San Francisco

    May 22, 2012, 4:20 PM EST

    Joe Lacob, David Stern, Ed Lee, Peter Guber

    The Golden State Warriors pulled out the dog and pony for a show on what they hope will be the new home of their team in five years — Piers 30/32 in San Francisco. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was there, David Stern was there, the wind off the bay was there as always. The…

  18. Warriors to make plans for San Francisco move formal

    May 22, 2012, 12:42 PM EST

    Warriors logo

    Everyone has known for a year that the Golden State Warriors new ownership wanted to move the team out of Oakland to a new arena in San Francisco. It was no surprise when word leaked over the weekend that a plan was well along in the works. At a press conference Tuesday the Warriors will…

  19. Documentary released profiling grassroots effort to keep Kings in Sacramento

    May 16, 2012, 11:47 AM EST

    take my life

    I called it ‘watching your own funeral,’ but instead of a eulogy there was Fan Appreciation Night. Instead of a pall-bearer, there stood Kobe Bryant. You could’ve written the story of Sacramento’s fight to keep their team with a scalpel, but in this open-heart surgery there would be no anesthetic. The Lakers were in town,…

  20. David Stern talks flopping, doesn’t really say much

    May 14, 2012, 4:34 PM EST

    David Stern

    David Stern has the politician’s gift of being able to talk about something without really saying anything. So it was when he got asked about the flopping by ABC’s Lisa Salters during Game 1 between the Heat and Pacers Sunday. Flopping was an issue in this series because Pacers coach Frank Vogel started working the…

  21. Maloofs send ex-FBI agent to snoop on local Sacramento businesses

    May 14, 2012, 10:21 AM EST

    worried george

    During last year’s playoffs, the Maloof family sent an attorney to an Orange County Register reporter’s home to collect evidence. The evidence in question was audio of Phil Jackson comparing the embattled family to unpopular former Dodgers owner Frank McCourt. While the Maloofs may have wanted observers to believe they were merely protecting their image,…

  22. Should Olympic basketball be under-23 like soccer?

    May 2, 2012, 8:10 AM EST

    Olympics Day 16 - Basketball

    This summer, the United States will send it’s best 12 best basketball players to London to represent our nation in the Olympic Games. Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban hates the idea, and he’s not alone. This summer will be the 20th anniversary of the original Dream Team and for some the bloom is off the rose.…

  23. League takes safe middle ground with 7 game World Peace suspension

    Apr 24, 2012, 9:29 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Los Angeles Lakers

    In the end, David Stern and the NBA played it down the middle. They played it safe. Seven games for Metta World Peace’s dangerous elbow to the head of another player, one that left James Harden with a concussion. Don’t say mild concussion — there are no mild brain bruises. Seven games is safe, defensible.…

  24. New Orleans to host 2014 NBA All-Star Game

    Apr 16, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    1208_french-quarter-new-orleans_540x380

    UPDATE 4:30 pm: Break out the beads, David Stern has made it official — the 2014 NBA All-Star Game will be in New Orleans. “There is no better place to celebrate and showcase the NBA than in New Orleans, a city with a rich tradition of hosting major events that is second-to-none,” Stern said. “Our…

  25. With Sacramento arena deal all but dead, Stern says league has done all it can

    Apr 13, 2012, 4:15 PM EST

    David Stern

    David Stern’s press conference Friday afternoon sounded a whole lot like a eulogy for the Kings in Sacramento. Stern said Friday afternoon following the two-day NBA Board of Governor’s meeting that a handshake deal reached All-Star Weekend to get a new arena built in Sacramento was basically dead. While he would not use that exact…

Featured video

Can Rockets, Grizzlies keep up hot starts?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. D. Rose (8255)
  2. D. Wade (7934)
  3. K. Durant (7069)
  4. R. Westbrook (5936)
  5. T. Jones (5695)
  1. P. Gasol (5678)
  2. N. Young (5303)
  3. R. Gay (5231)
  4. B. Beal (5020)
  5. J. Calderon (5011)