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  1. Winderman: Hats players put on at NBA Draft may just be loaners

    Jun 24, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    The greatest concern among leading NBA Draft prospects is not a wardrobe malfunction or even having to work for Donald T. Sterling. No, it’s lice. Because tonight’s draft, like most, likely will require a significant amount of re-gifting when it comes to the hats handed to first-round picks by Commissioner David Stern, especially with the…

  2. Union says NBA may have been profitable. This lockout is going to suck.

    Jun 14, 2010, 4:06 PM EDT

    In his press conference before Game 1 of the NBA finals, David Stern stood by his assertion that NBA owners have been bleeding money. That the business model has to change, that there need to be cutbacks on salaries negotiated. That the league as it operates now is bad business. Manure formed by uncastrated adult…

  3. NBA Finals, Lakers Celtics: Celtics minority owner confronts David Stern after Game 3 over officiating

    Jun 10, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

    Plenty of people watching the NBA Finals have wanted to yell at NBA Commissioner David Stern about it. Celtics minority owner Jim Pallotta did just that after Game 3. He confronted Stern and said the officiating was an embarrassment to the league. That likely means a fine is on the way, and maybe a healthy…

  4. David Stern is just fine with the officials, what are you talking about?

    Jun 9, 2010, 3:39 PM EDT

    If there is one thing the NBA loves, it’s when the officials become the story. Fans are talking about it. Players have been fitted with the shock-collars of heavy fines, which were applied liberally in the first rounds so now guys hold their tongues. The coaches try to be subtle. Doc Rivers was ironically complaining…

  5. No change is imminent, but league could revisit rules concerning technical foul-induced suspensions

    Jun 4, 2010, 12:52 PM EDT

    If Kendrick Perkins so much as utters the phrase, “How dare you! My last screen was not moving, it was positively refulgent!” or “You insufferable dandiprat, rescind that call, forthwith!” he could find himself suspended for a game in the NBA finals. That’s a pretty harsh punishment for a few crude words and some minor…

  6. David Stern says NBA tickets are affordable

    Jun 4, 2010, 12:07 PM EDT

    Proof positive that David Stern has not had to pay for an NBA ticket for years: He defended the price of tickets. He then walked into a game where the average seat being resold was $610 a seat. And you can bet a lot of people close to the action would love to have paid…

  7. David Stern didn't and wouldn't have stopped the free agent summit

    Jun 4, 2010, 10:39 AM EDT

    Enforcing tampering rules practically begs for a witch hunt. At some point everyone is culpable, and questions of who is punishable under NBA rules can start to get a little fuzzy as the types of personnel accused of tampering become more and more diverse. It makes sense that players under contract could be accused of…

  8. Dwyane Wade will not get fined for his tampering comments

    May 28, 2010, 3:33 PM EDT

    NBA owners and executives are now treating the words “LeBron James” like they would treat the Hantavirus  — staying the hell away from it. Not the player, they all want to talk to him and sell him on why he needs to come to their fair town. But before July 1 they are afraid to…

  9. Kareem thinks the NBA age limit should be 21

    May 13, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT

    Right now, you have to be 19 to be drafted into the NBA (your high school graduating class has to be one year removed plus you need to be 19 by the end of the year). David Stern has suggested that he’d like to see that number at 20. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar says he’d like it…

  10. Is the sale of the Hornets stuck? Nah, probably just David Stern trying to speed it up.

    May 11, 2010, 5:35 PM EDT

    UPDATE: 5:35 pm: Hornets president Hugh Webber said that the ownership transition will be completed soon. A statement via Mark Spears at Yahoo. “Goal of both parties is still to finalize all the legalities and announce a deal sooner than later… Day to day execution of plans including the search for a head coach has…

  11. David Stern on LeBron: "Hopefully, he'll stay."

    May 4, 2010, 9:53 AM EDT

    I don’t know if you’ve heard this, but LeBron James can be a free agent this summer. No, really. He can be. The media is ignoring this little story, but it is true. (Before you write something in the comments, read that paragraph again in a sarcastic voice.) Since everyone else in America had weighed…

  12. David Stern wins: Stan Van Gundy to stop talking about referees

    Apr 25, 2010, 10:16 AM EDT

    Call him heavy handed, but David Stern gets results. He gets what he wants. He tells coaches to stop complaining about the referees, throws out a couple of fines and…. Stan Van Gundy said he is done talking about the referees during the playoffs, as the Associated Press reported. “I’ve been fined for saying how…

  13. Phil Jackson: David Stern can be a little heavy handed

    Apr 23, 2010, 6:05 PM EDT

    You didn’t really think Phil Jackson — make that the recently fined Phil Jackson — was going to let David Stern’s “I should have suspended them to start with” comments go unchallenged, did you? That’s not how Phil works. Here is the transcript from Scott Howard-Cooper at NBA.com’s Sekou Smith’s Hangtime Blog. “I think when…

  14. David Stern can see retirement, and probably a little condo in Florida, in his future

    Apr 23, 2010, 1:18 PM EDT

    When David Stern took over as commissioner of the NBA, Ronald Regan was an active president not an airport. Apple had just introduced the first Macintosh, not the iPad. Footloose was a brand new movie, not a musical. Larry Bird (the player not the team president) would lead his Celtics over Magic Johnson (the player…

  15. David Stern complains about all the complaining

    Apr 22, 2010, 11:08 PM EDT

    Players are complaining about refs, Commissioner David Stern is fining them. Coaches are complaining about the refs, Stern is fining them. I think if he could fine this and other blogs, he would. But in comments to the media before the Lakers/Thunder game, he admitted that Pandora’s Box is open and the toils and sickness…

  16. Players union may now seek collusion charge

    Apr 16, 2010, 5:22 PM EDT

    David Stern announced good news for teams and players today — that the salary cap next year is probably going to be $56.1 million, several million higher than expected. That’s more money to spend this summer. But the players union sees nefarious deeds afloat. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo was first with the news. After the…

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