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.
It’s more than acceptable to dislike Rodriguez, but acting as if his punishment and process should be different than that of any other player because of his paycheck, accolades or insecure personality is ridiculous.
“(It’s) horrible,” Cuban said. “I think it’s disgraceful what Major League Baseball is trying to do to him. Look, it’s not that he doesn’t deserve to be suspended. He does … (211 games), that’s personal.”
Kidd has heard the talk. There’s a date — in 2013-14 or perhaps the following season — when he’d be allowed to suit up on a 10-day contract and hit the court. Don’t count on it.
Kidd was introduced on Thursday as the new coach of the Brooklyn Nets, less than 24 hours after he was hired by the franchise that he led to its greatest NBA success.
WWE is joining with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes to launch Superstars for Sandy Relief.
Eccentric Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban didn’t take the bait when asked about Deron Williams’ decision to remain with the Nets instead of joining the Mavericks. Instead, he ripped the Nets for their approach to the salary cap.
A perilous eight-game swing west of Brooklyn? Forget those warnings of impending doom from both critics and fans — like me.
In the end, the Nets are going to have to live with Stan Van Gundy, Jeff Van Gundy or Nate McMillan as the head coach. All of those candidates give the Nets more than nice-guy Avery. None of them would give them as much as Jackson.
“It hurt my feelings, because I felt that we had developed a relationship, and I thought that he was committed to the organization,” Cuban said.
With stars on both sides, the Knicks-Nets rivalry is sure to entertain on the court. Off it? Prokhorov has that covered.
David Stern may push for a change in the future that would turn the Olympics into a competition for players who are 23 years old or under, keeping older players from getting hurt and might even make the games a bit more competitive.
There were two notable holes in the first round of the NBA Draft, both of our beloved basketball teams.
Hey, maybe that giant birthday card worked.
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