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College / Aug 12, 2014 / 3:30 pm

40 Minutes of Hell: The Complicated Legacy Of Nolan Richardson

Nolan Richardson

Nolan Richardson was on fire.

It was Friday night in Springfield, Mass. at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremony, an evening that was ostensibly about honoring former NBA greats Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond, as well as newly retired Commissioner David Stern. Read More »

NBA / Aug 12, 2014 / 12:45 pm

David Stern Explains Why He Didn’t Deal With Donald Sterling During His Tenure

Adam Silver, David Stern

Last Friday, former NBA commissioner David Stern was officially inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. In an interview yesterday, he was asked why Donald Sterling remained owner of the Clippers during his entire tenure. Read More »

2012 Free Agency, Video / Aug 9, 2014 / 2:15 pm

David Stern Thanks The NBA World In Gracious Hall Of Fame Speech

David Stern

David Stern (USATODAY)

It’s safe to say that no Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee has had a panel of welcome presenters like Bill Russell, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, longtime deputy commissioner Russ Granik, and Bob Lanier. Former NBA commissioner David Stern, though, isn’t the Hall’s typical honoree. In a gracious speech that belies his egotistical reputation, Stern accepted his Hall of Fame induction by highlighting the people and events that made his 30-year run as head of the league so historic. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 13, 2014 / 11:15 am

Report: Donald Sterling Hires Private Eyes To Investigate Silver & Owners

Donald Sterling

Four days after withdrawing support of the Los Angeles Clippers sale to Steve Ballmer, league pariah Donald Sterling has taken new measures to fight back against the NBA. According to NBC and the Associated Press, Sterling has hired four teams of private investigators to investigate Adam Silver, David Stern, and the league’s 29 other owners. Read More »

Latest News / May 19, 2014 / 3:15 pm

The NBA Will Implement Centralized Replay Review Next Season

Doc Rivers

It appears the NBA will implement a centralized instant replay review system for next season. The idea was originally brought up towards the end of David Stern‘s tenure as commissioner, and after several controversial replay decisions in these playoffs, Adam Silver appears ready to find a more efficient replay process. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Apr 8, 2014 / 10:00 am

Stern, Alonzo Mourning & Mitch Richmond Highlight 2014 Hall Of Fame Class

David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond

The NBA announced today in an official release the 10 newest members to be enshrined this Aug. 7-9 as the Hall of Fame class of 2014 inductees. The announcement included the just-retired former commissioner, David Stern, seven-time all-star for the Hornets and Heat Alonzo Mourning, and four-time all-star, sharpshooting Warriors and Kings wing, Mitch Richmond. 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 »

Video / Mar 11, 2014 / 11:30 am

The 10 Most Awkward NBA Interviews

Russell Westbrook

NBA players are known to provide highlights on the hardwood, but some of the entertainment slips behind the scenes as well. In light of Ken Griffey Jr.‘s painfully uncomfortable interview on SportsCenter last week, Dime has counted down the ten most awkward NBA interviews. Read More »

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

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

Damian Lillard

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

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 »