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

Mark Cuban & David Stern Actually Love Each Other

David Stern, Mark Cuban

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

David Stern

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

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 »

NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 9:30 pm

[Photo] NBA Owners Give David Stern Bobblehead Doll In His Last Season As Commissioner

David Stern Bobblehead

Earlier today, David Stern completed his last preseason Board of Governors (BOG) meeting in New York. Somewhat poetically, the owners voted to change the Finals format that Stern originally altered back in his second year in the league. To commeorate Stern’s 30 years at the helm of the NBA, the owners gave him, what else, a bobblehead doll. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Oct 23, 2013 / 8:00 pm

Report: Board of Governors Unanimously Vote To Change NBA Finals Format

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David Stern and the 30 NBA owners met for the Board of Governors (BOG) meetings in New York today (we weren’t invited). The owners voted on whether they would change the NBA Finals format from a 2-3-2 home/away to the previously used 2-2-1-1-1. The change has happened with the board voting unanimously to make the change. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Sep 30, 2013 / 10:30 am

Report: League Likely To Approve Change In NBA Finals Format

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson

In 1985, after Boston’s former coach and resident genius Red Auerbach complained about all the cross-country travel associated with the current NBA Finals schedule (where Boston was playing L.A.), then-new commissioner David Stern decided to adopt the 2-3-2 format. Now, after the Competition Committee voted unanimously to switch back to the 2-2-1-1-1 format on Sunday, it appears the change back is coming. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Aug 27, 2013 / 11:30 am

David Stern Mandated Mikhail Prokhorov & James Dolan Meeting Last Season To Squash NYC Beef

Nets, Knicks

New York City is embroiled in a basketball renaissance with the Nets moving to Brooklyn and acquiring Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett this off-season and the Knicks winning their first postseason series since 2000. But they haven’t been playing nice in the press, and NBA commissioner David Stern has taken steps to squash any festering animosity between the team’s owners. Read More »

NBA, NBA Draft, Video / Jun 28, 2013 / 10:25 am

Hakeem Olajuwon Surprises David Stern As He Calls His Final NBA Draft Pick

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There was a lot to like about the NBA Draft last night. Tons of surprise picks and deals, a great environment in Brooklyn and an excellent signoff by NBA Commissioner David Stern made it one of the most memorable draft nights of our careers. [Check out which WWE personality reminds us most of David Stern]

It was Stern’s 30th NBA Draft, and the fans made it memorable, booing him sarcastically with more fervor than ever before, to send him off in style. Check out Stern’s last draft pick and the Hakeem Olajuwon retro surprise that was waiting for him. Very cool: Read More »