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Monday, November 24, 2014

Articles tagged: David Stern

Deron Williams Calls David Stern a ‘Bully’ for Blocking Trades

After a tumultuous week that saw Chris Paul traded to the Lakers, then denied for “basketball reasons,” Deron Williams summed up what a lot of players and fans were probably thinking about the NBA’s commissioner. “You’re fighting a bully,” Williams said according to the NY Daily News. “David Stern is a bully, you can’t really…Read More

Bryant Gumbel: David Stern Is Eager to be Viewed as a ‘Plantation Overseer’

Bryant Gumbel received attention five years ago when he suggested NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue had players association leader Gene Upshaw on a leash. Now he’s going after another leader in a sports labor debate: NBA commissioner David Stern. In his closing monologue on HBO Real Sports Tuesday, Gumbel charged Stern with holding up progress in…Read More

David Stern Quietly Warns Stan Van Gundy to Shut Up

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy has never been afraid to speak his mind. If he thinks a player took a flop, he lets everyone know about it.  When he takes issue with the way suspensions are handed out in the postseason, Stan rants about that, too.  After hearing his most recent comments, the Commish…Read More

Donald Sterling Reportedly Said He Wanted to Fire David Stern

Right now we’re going to be taking a trip in the way back machine, but it should be fun. According to Mark Heisler of the LA Times, about a year or so ago at an owners meeting in Las Vegas, Commissioner David Stern (who in case you didn’t know, is employed by the owners), asked…Read More

NBA Trying to Prevent Players from Calling the Shots

I don’t know if Danny Ainge started the whole “super team” era or not by getting Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen to join Paul Pierce in Boston three years ago, but it seems like it’s starting to become a problem for Commissioner David Stern and the NBA.  Since the beginning of NBA free agency about…Read More

David Stern Approves Heat Super Team

Whether you are among LeBron James‘ now seemingly loyal few, or air mailing your old “23” jersey to Cleveland to be thrown on the bonfire, there’s no doubt that King James has come under some, I’ll say, deserved criticisms for the way his free agency culminated. On Monday, James found one carefully phrased criticism pointed…Read More

David Stern Laughing at Bulls’ Pick?

That’s what some people on twitter are thinking about Commissioner David Stern, given the way he announced Chicago’s selection of French Guiana player Kevin Seraphin in the first round of the NBA Draft. Other people think Stern was laughing because he thought he would mispronounce Seraphin’s name. For instance, FantasyDaddy said on twitter “My Loser…Read More

Ralph Nader Wants Changes in the NBA, Wants to Create Fan Union

Ralph Nader was well ahead of the curve, jumping all over the officiating for Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals in 2002 — the series brought into question by Tim Donaghy (least we suspect). He sent a letter to David Stern following that game and wasn’t satisfied with Stern’s response. And as you could…Read More

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