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Retiring NBA Commissioner David Stern Leaves A Lasting Legacy

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.

01/31/2014

Australian and English cricket fans observe a minute's silence to mark the passing of former South African president Nelson Mandela on Dec. 6, 2013. (Photo WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Sporting Tributes For Nelson Mandela

The former South African president, Nobel Peace Prize winner and anti-apartheid leader died Thursday at the age of 95, leading to a vast outpouring of tributes from the world’s best-known athletes and top sporting bodies.

12/06/2013

LeBron James during the 2013 NBA Finals (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Finals Format Changed To 2-2-1-1-1

The change will take effect with this season’s finals after it was approved during the preseason board of governors meetings.

10/23/2013

MSG (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images), Barclays Center  (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

MSG, Barclays Center To Co-Host NBA All-Star Weekend In 2015

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.

09/25/2013

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Sports Verdict: Who’s The NBA’s Biggest Villain? LeBron James Vs. David Stern

As the feats, and really the legend of LeBron James grows ever larger, he has begun to transcend the game itself, much to the dismay of many fans. Consequently, is he, or Commissioner David Stern, the greatest villain currently in the NBA?

05/23/2013

LeBron James of the Miami Heat poses with head coach Erik Spoelstra, left, and team president Pat Riley after being named the 2012-2013 NBA MVP. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

LeBron James Earns NBA MVP, Anthony Collects One First-Place Vote

LeBron James was a near-unanimous MVP, earning 120 of 121 first-place votes. Carmelo Anthony picked up one first-place vote.

05/05/2013

Jason Collins (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

After Coming Out, Jason Collins Needs A New NBA Home

The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any differently.

05/01/2013

Jason Collins of the Washington Wizards rebounds against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on April 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Jason Collins Becomes 1st Active Male Athlete In 4 Major American Pro Sports To Come Out

“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.”

04/29/2013

Eddie Jordan (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Report: Rutgers Offers Men’s Basketball Head Coaching Job To Eddie Jordan

In the wake of Mike Rice being fired, Rutgers University has offered the head coaching position of the men’s basketball team to Lakers assistant coach Eddie Jordan, sources told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

04/12/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Urges NBA To Hold All-Star Game At Barclays Over MSG; Rips James Dolan

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.

02/25/2013

Alex Rodriguez (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Ray Lewis (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) and Ryan Braun (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images)

Giglio: From Angst To Acceptance — Stop Caring About PEDs In Sports

The drugs are evolving. The conversation must follow suit. It’s time to stop the anger and disappointment that spews everywhere from airwaves to columns to happy hours.

02/08/2013

David Stern (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Stern: NBA Could Begin Testing Players For HGH As Early As Next Season

The NBA, for the most part, has managed to avoid the major performance-enhancing drug scandals that have plagued the NFL and Major League Baseball over the last decade. Commissioner David Stern is hoping to keep it that way.

02/07/2013

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Schmeelk: Spurs’ Head Coach Gregg Popovich Is In The Right

Gregg Popovich only has one job: winning a championship.

11/30/2012

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Lichtenstein: Bettman Criticism Useless As Screaming At Puppets

Gary Bettman is the owners’ puppet, serving as their public mouthpiece.

11/12/2012

Brook Lopez and Deron Williams. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Nets Open Barclays In Style, Defeat Raptors In Home Debut

The Nets opened the Barclays Center in winning fashion as they defeated the Toronto Raptors 107-100.

11/03/2012

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