TAG: David Stern

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

David Stern, Alonzo Mourning, Mitch Richmond (Derick E. Hingle, Kirby Lee, Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

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

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 »

instagram, NBA, Smack / Jan 31, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Mark Cuban & David Stern Actually Love Each Other

David Stern, Mark Cuban

David Stern, Mark Cuban (photo. Instagram/mcuban)

There are millions of things we’d like to talk about concerning David Stern‘s last day as the commissioner of the NBA. Aside from the impact he had on the game and league we all love, there is plenty more to write about the man who has helmed the NBA for as long as we’ve been alive. But we thought we should pass along perhaps the biggest surprise of all among the (largely) laudatory Stern paeans we’ve been reading today. Long-time Stern foil Mark Cuban is actually pretty tight with the commish, and it’s not such a big surprise as Stern revealed to Turner Sports’ Ernie Smith in a sitdown interview on NBA TV looking back on his storied career. Read More »

NBA / Jan 31, 2014 / 3:35 pm

Looking Back At The Impact of David Stern

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David Stern (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY Sports)

Today is David Stern‘s last as the comissioner of the NBA. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will take the reins starting next week, but in the mean time, lets take a look back at all that Stern has accomplished during his record 30-year run as the captain of the NBA ship. There aren’t many people that could have done such an amazing job promoting the NBA, and fewer still that could have survived and mollified the occasional hiccups that come while running a professional sports league over the last three decades. Read More »

Smack / Jan 30, 2014 / 11:15 am

David Stern Presents The Top 10 On The Late Show With David Letterman

David Stern

The longest tenured sports commissioner in history, David Stern, will officially cease to be the NBA’s commissioner starting this weekend. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver will take over more formally during the NBA’s All-Star weekend in New Orleans two weeks from now, and so Stern is doing the media rounds. He appeared on David Letterman to announce the “Top 10 things he’s learned in 30 years as NBA commissioner.” Read More »

Latest News / Jan 22, 2014 / 5:13 pm

Forbes Ranks Knicks Most Valuable NBA Team; Bucks Are Least Valuable

Metta World Peace, Jeremy Lin

Metta World Peace, Jeremy Lin (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Whether they’re rolling the red carpet out for A-list celebrities or shirking their duties on the court, Forbes’ annual valuation has the Knicks ranked as the most valuable team in the NBA for the second year in a row. The Lakers finished second, and so the drum beats on for large market teams in the NBA, regardless of win-loss record. Read More »

NBA / Oct 28, 2013 / 12:30 pm

The 10 Biggest Storylines Of The NBA Season: David Stern & The End Of An Era

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With the NBA season only a day away from officially starting, you’ve probably noticed we’ve been pumping out enough preview content to bury even Hasheem Thabeet. Over the past week, we’ve been taking a look at the 10 biggest storylines of the 2013-14 season. Today, we’re talking about David Stern and the end of an era… Read More »