The NBA is about the players, and nobody understood that better than commissioner David Stern, who is retiring Saturday after exactly 30 years on the job.
The change will take effect with this season’s finals after it was approved during the preseason board of governors meetings.
The league last split sites for its midseason showcase in 2010, when the Saturday events were in the Dallas Mavericks’ arena and the game was held at the Cowboys’ stadium.
“I didn’t set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport,” Collins wrote in Sports Illustrated. “But since I am, I’m happy to start the conversation.”
De Blasio believes that holding the event at Barclays Center would be terrific for the continued growth and development of Brooklyn, but he also vehemently opposes MSG owner James Dolan being rewarded with the game.
I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.
Thursday’s Nets-Knicks opener at the Barclays Center has been rescheduled to be played on November 26.
All in all, until Stoudemire gets back, here’s how I see Woodson breaking down the 240 minutes available in an NBA game.
NBA Commissioner David Stern will retire in February 2014, 30 years after he took charge of the league. He will be replaced by Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver.
David Stern’s recent appearance on Jim Rome’s radio show made headlines because the commissioner didn’t like the fact that Rome had the nerve to ask him about the draft lottery.
The easy people to blame for the pending NBA lockout are the faces of each side: David Stern, Adam Silver, Derek Fisher and Billy Hunter. The truth is that if it was up to those four men, this deal would have been done a long time ago.
As NBA players and owners wait to see who will blink first, fans are stuck staring at a blank calendar.
Could it be? Might the 120-day NBA lockout be coming to an end?
Sure, they already canceled two weeks of the season. But there’s renewed optimism that the NBA can squeeze in an 82-game season if a deal to end the lockout is reached soon.
After another long day of negotiations, NBA players and owners left with nothing more than plans for another meeting.