TAG: Adam Silver

Latest News, NBA / Apr 22, 2014 / 10:50 am

Masai Ujiri Fined $25,000 For “F*** Brooklyn” Comment

Masai Ujiri

Masai Ujiri (Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports)

Masai Ujiri, the first-year Toronto Raptors GM who made headlines with his pre-game comment about Brooklyn in front of a pumped up Toronto crowd before Game 1, is going to be a little lighter in the pocketbook. The NBA has fined him $25,000 for this “F*** Brooklyn” exaltations in Maple Leaf Square on Saturday. Read More »

NBA / Apr 14, 2014 / 3:00 pm

What The 2014 NBA Playoffs Would Look Like With The Best 16 Teams

Adam Silver

Adam Silver (Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports)

The playoffs are starting soon, and most teams have only one or two games left before the regular season ends on Wednesday, April 16. But the Conferences are still lopsided: a .500 team, the 40-40 ‘Wolves, would be the 8 seed in the East and challenging for a 7-seed. Instead, they’ve already been eliminated from the playoffs in the West. The Suns and Grizzlies battling over the final playoff spot out West, would be battling for home-court advantage in the East. During a recent Spurs game, new commissioner Adam Silver said the commissioners office will “take a fresh look at” the format that grants playoff berths to the top eight teams in each Conference. We’re jumping the gun and matching up the best 16 teams — regardless of Conference — for the playoffs this year. Read More »

NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 2:15 pm

How To Fix The NBA: A New, March-Styled League Cup Tournament

Kevin Durant, LeBron James

Kevin Durant, LeBron James (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The most exciting and thrilling sporting event every year is the NCAA tournament. Year in and year out the entire country is captivated by the 68-team field fighting to survive and advance through the win or go home tournament. The Madness is not only wildly popular and successful because it brings the best players and teams–along with some intriguing underdogs–from around the nation to play for the NCAA championship, but also because it uses an awesome format. It is time for the NBA to follow suit. Read More »

NBA, Style - Kicks and Gear / Apr 6, 2014 / 12:00 pm

Valar Morghulis: What NBA Players Need To Know To Win The Game Of Thrones

Game Of Thrones--Joffrey

The fourth season of Game of Thrones premieres on HBO tonight and we couldn’t be more excited. Not only is it an addicting show, but the return of Daenerys, Tyrion and that despicable boy king we all love to hate also means we’re closing in on the best point of the NBA calendar. Yes, winter is coming but so are the NBA Playoffs. Read More »

College, NBA Draft / Apr 3, 2014 / 6:10 pm

Dime Q&A: Seth Davis On Final Four & Why He’d Take Jabari Parker No. 1

Seth Davis

Seth Davis (Sean Dougherty/USA TODAY)

With the Final Four just days away, Dime had the opportunity to speak with Seth Davis, renowned college basketball reporter for CBS Sports and Sports Illustrated. We discussed a range of issues, including highlights from March Madness, NBA Draft prospects and the league’s age-minimum. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Mar 24, 2014 / 12:30 pm

Adam Silver Plans To Meet With LeBron James About Sleeved Jerseys

Tiago Splitter, LeBron James

Tiago Splitter, LeBron James (Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

The NBA’s use of sleeved jerseys has worked up players and fans on both sides of the issue. But most agree, from both a fashion and a player standpoint, they aren’t the best iteration of an NBA uniform. The most well-known and vocal of critics, LeBron James, will have a chance to air some of his grievances with the feel of sleeved jerseys when he meets with commissioner Adam Silver this summer. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 19, 2014 / 11:54 pm

Report: Adam Silver Says Corporate Logos On NBA Jerseys “Inevitable”

Adam Silver

Adam Silver (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver spoke at the 2014 IMG World Congress of Sports presented by SportsBusiness Daily/Journal and said the use of coporate logos on jerseys is “inevitable” and that it would “most likely” come within the next five years. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Mar 2, 2014 / 2:30 pm

Final Ballad For Bubba Chuck: Sixers Retire Allen Iverson’s Jersey

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

At its core, Philadelphia is a blue-collar town with an attitude that can only be described as defiant. Despite being the original capital of the United States and a cultural landmark in more ways than one, the residents live with a permanent chip on their shoulders. Insults from national media and out-of-towners are hurled at the City of Brotherly Love on a regular basis–most stemming from decades old tales of fan disobedience–and the inhabitants respond with measured rage, asserting that those who don’t live here simply don’t get it. Read More »

All-Star, NBA / Feb 12, 2014 / 3:00 pm

20 Things To Look Forward To During NBA All-Star Weekend

Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard (photo. adidas Basketball)

The 63rd NBA All-Star Weekend will take place in New Orleans, bringing some of the biggest stars in sports and entertainment together. It is a time for players to have some down time and fun from their grueling schedules while fans get the opportunity to watch some of their favorite players on the same court.

What sets the NBA apart from other major sports that have All-Star events is that there is constant entertainment and events provided. The weekend ignites with a glimpse of the future stars of the league in the Rising Stars Challenge Friday night. All-Star Saturday night is perhaps the most entertaining venue throughout the whole weekend. The Shooting Stars Competition, Skills Challenge, Three-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are all events that make up the night. All the parties, festivities and concerts Saturday night lead up to the game on Sunday. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 1, 2014 / 10:24 am

Spalding Releases New Adam Silver Game Balls

Adam Silver Ball

Adam Silver Ball (photo. Spalding)

Today marks the first where Adam Silver will be commissioner of the NBA. We acknowledged David Stern‘s impact yesterday, but now it’s Silver’s league. As such Spalding, the official game ball of the NBA for 30 years — as long as Stern served, has issued 72 new game balls to each of the 30 NBA teams to be put into play beginning today, Saturday, February 1. Read More »