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  1. Maloof press conference a how-to-guide for burning bridges in Sacramento

    Apr 13, 2012, 2:51 PM EDT

    worried george

    That press conference was so George Maloof. The nearly 90-minute presser was everything a good old fashion PR nightmare should be. It started as a PowerPoint presentation delivered in monotone prose by Maloof attorney Barry McNeil, and ended in a classic George Maloof back-and-forth with media members that bordered somewhere between ‘desperate’ and ‘tirade.’ The…

  2. Fate of Kings in Sacramento to be decided in New York hotel

    Apr 10, 2012, 12:21 PM EDT

    maloofs-kings

    The NBA owners are getting together in a mid-town Manhattan hotel this week, and not just to give us all lockout flashbacks. (Quick, get Larry Coon to order some pizza!). It’s time for the Board of Governor’s meeting (which is a fancy way of saying all the owners get together and vote on stuff). It…

  3. Mark Cuban would like to see NBA age limit increased, too

    Apr 6, 2012, 1:14 PM EDT

    Mavericks owner Cuban waves to fans before the start of Mavericks versus 76ers NBA basketball game in Philadelphia

    A. Owners love the idea of a higher age limit in the NBA — it gives them more time to see how a player matures, allows more time to scout them so taking the player is less of a gamble, and it lets the NCAA do a couple years of marketing to create names for…

  4. David Stern still wants to add a year to the age limit

    Apr 3, 2012, 6:11 PM EDT

    Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant

    From the AP: The league wasn’t able to change its draft eligibility rules during collective bargaining last year. The rules require an American player to be 19 years old and a year out of high school. The players’ association would only agree to form a committee to discuss changes, and it is unlikely to consent…

  5. Mark Cuban: Still a fan of putting ads on NBA Jerseys

    Mar 28, 2012, 1:35 PM EDT

    WNBA Sue Bird Ad jersey

    I hate to tell you this, but it’s going to happen someday — there will be corporate advertising on NBA jerseys. How soon may be decided when the Board of Governors (read: the owners) meet next month to discuss league business. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has been pushing for the idea for a while…

  6. David Stern takes a shot at the NCAA when asked about “one and done” players in college basketball

    Mar 28, 2012, 3:28 AM EDT

    NBA All-Star Weekend

    David Stern has some ideas about how to solve the problem of so-called “one and done” players at the college level — you know, guys who go to school for just one year simply because the NBA’s age limit makes it impossible to declare for the draft straight out of high school. But they aren’t…

  7. David Stern: An anchor of legacy

    Mar 22, 2012, 11:10 AM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks

    This isn’t the David Stern we thought we knew. Or maybe it’s not the David Stern he wanted to be. Or maybe it’s not the David Stern who actually is David Stern. The National Basketball Association has been under the care of Stern since 1984,with Stern having worked with the league in some capacity since…

  8. Report: Stern done after 2014

    Mar 3, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    David-Stern-all-star-2012

    The New York Daily News reports that the current plan is for Stern to inform the owners that he will step down after two more seasons, presumably after the 2013-14 season. From the Daily News: Insiders say that David Stern is planning to tell NBA owners at their April Board of Governors meeting that he’s good…

  9. Kobe’s concussion symptoms linger, may keep him out Wednesday

    Feb 28, 2012, 9:52 PM EDT

    2012 NBA All-Star Game

    Normally, Kobe Bryant will play through anything — broken finger, torn wrist ligaments, even a broken nose can force him into street clothes. But the league’s new, stricter concussion policy may force him to sit out Wednesday night when the Lakers kick off the second half of the season against Minnesota. Kobe is still feeling…

  10. Stern says Sacramento arena deal comes down to paying up

    Feb 25, 2012, 9:14 PM EDT

    NBA All-Star Weekend

    It’s all about the money. It’s always been about money when it comes down to getting a new arena built in Sacramento and keeping the team in that city. But now it has come down to pulling out the checkbooks and committing to dollars and the negotiations are intense. When David Stern talked about issue…

  11. Stern says sale of Hornets could be complete in few weeks

    Feb 22, 2012, 1:37 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    In a lead up to All-Star Weekend, NBA Commissioner David Stern sat down with David Aldridge of TNT/NBA.com for an interview, one which covered everything from the level of play this season to Jeremy Lin. Because all NBA conversations must now by law include Jeremy Lin. But maybe the most interesting quote was when Stern…

  12. Stern, Stockton ask Karl Malone, Jazz owner to end feud

    Feb 6, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT

    Karl Malone

    Karl Malone and Jazz owner Greg Miller have been going at it. Malone said in an interview that Deron Williams got Jerry Sloan fired and management didn’t back their long-time bench leader. Malone also said had to buy a ticket to get into a Jazz game after Jerry Sloan’s retirement. Miller was on twitter saying…

  13. Mark Cuban isn’t happy with the officiating. Stunning.

    Feb 2, 2012, 1:32 PM EDT

    Mark Cuban Dan Crawford

    Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban has a valid point — by my subjective measures the officiating seems to be worse this season. Cuban certainly has objective measures — he’s got guys breaking down the numbers — ones I’m sure show up in David Stern’s inbox quite often. Cuban told ESPNDallas.com he is not happy with the…

  14. Report: Stern clears way for Hornets to offer Eric Gordon four-year deal

    Jan 25, 2012, 8:08 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    Eric Gordon went with a nice leveraged move Tuesday — he went public with the information he had been told that any potential extension to his rookie deal was in the lap of David Stern. (Remember that the league owns the Hornets right now, so Stern gets the final say on these kind of things.)…

  15. Report: Eric Gordon contract extension in Stern’s hands

    Jan 24, 2012, 8:10 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    The Hornets have lost eight straight (in a heartbreaking way on Monday) and it looks like they will be without Eric Gordon for at least three more weeks due to his bruised knee, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo. Gordon had more tests done Monday by a specialist in New York and the report is…

  16. David Stern doesn’t see what the big deal is about players leaving their teams

    Jan 22, 2012, 7:00 PM EDT

    David Stern

    In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, David Stern put on the old jousting tights and once again decided to do a little dance around the media. In a wide ranging interview, Stern discussed his relationship with ownership, old and new, the effect of the lockout on injuries (surprise, he says there isn’t one), and…

  17. Video: Kobe Bryant talks Chris Paul to the Clippers

    Dec 16, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant

    Kobe Bryant actually is pretty spot on here — the lockout really was about the owners fighting amongst themselves as much as it was about anything else. And when those owners saw the big market, powerhouse Lakers about to land Chris Paul they flipped out — that is what killed the first three-team deal where…

  18. David Stern thinks you can get off his back now for the Chris Paul trade

    Dec 15, 2011, 1:45 AM EDT

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    The NBA held a conference call Wednesday night to discuss the trade of Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers for Eric Gordon, Al-Farouq Aminu, Chris Kaman, and a first-round pick. The call was as much for the league to try and spin the damage control caused by the league’s…

  19. Chris Paul traded from New Orleans Hornets to Los Angeles Clippers

    Dec 14, 2011, 7:30 PM EDT

    Chris-Paul-lakers-trade-killed

    The NBA has approved the trade sending All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the New Orleans Hornets to the Los Angeles Clippers. The trade, first reported by ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, brings guard Eric Gordon, forward Al-Farouq Aminu, center Chris Kaman and a first-round draft choice to New Orleans.  Here’s what ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reported on the trade:…

  20. Chris Paul trade talks stalled, Hornets say they are in no rush

    Dec 14, 2011, 4:50 PM EDT

    Chris Paul

    Taking a page out of the Orlando Magic (and before them Denver Nuggets) playbook, when major talks stall out New Orleans Hornets GM Dell Demps says he is in no rush to make a decision. Chris Paul trade talks between the Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers have stalled out, according to David Aldridge at NBA.com.…

  21. NBA League Pass price remains similar despite fewer games

    Dec 14, 2011, 11:08 AM EDT

    NBA And Players Representatives Meet To Discuss Possible Settlement

    It’s all about the money. The lockout was largely about money. Cramming 66 games into a condensed schedule was all about the money (revenue for owners, paychecks for players). Every move the NBA makes is about money. And as another reminder of that — and a big middle finger to hardcore fans — the league…

  22. Chris Paul update: Clippers waiting for league, Lakers trying to get back in

    Dec 13, 2011, 9:02 PM EDT

    Chris Paul, Quincy Pondexter

    The entire Chris Paul saga reminds me of the NBA lockout, just flipped on its head. In the lockout, the owners and league made wild demands of the players, and since the owners had the leverage they got most of what they wanted (they got the money, which is what mattered most). With CP3, the…

  23. The tangled web of Chris Paul, David Stern, and the blockbuster trade that wasn’t

    Dec 12, 2011, 2:57 PM EDT

    Chris-Paul-lakers-trade-killed

    Last Friday, David Stern — acting as some amalgam of both owner of the New Orleans Hornets and commissioner of the NBA — put the kibosh on a trade that would’ve sent Chris Paul to the Lakers, brought Luis Scola, Kevin Martin, and Lamar Odom to the Hornets, and shipped Pau Gasol to the Rockets.…

  24. Report: Lakers, Rockets, Hornets talking reworking Chris Paul trade

    Dec 9, 2011, 4:47 PM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul

    This could get interesting. And it could provide David Stern a “face saving” way out of his public relations disaster. The Lakers, Hornets and Rockets are talking again about ways to sweeten the three-team trade vetoed by Stern yesterday, tweeted Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo (who has been on top of this story from the start).…

  25. David Stern releases statement on Chris Paul trade veto

    Dec 9, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    NBA Commissioner Stern speaks to reporters in New York

    Here is the official statement from David Stern on his veto of the NBA trade that would have sent Chris Paul to the Lakers in a three-team deal. “Since the NBA purchased the New Orleans Hornets, final responsibility for significant management decisions lies with the Commissioner’s Office in consultation with team chairman Jac Sperling. All…

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