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Chris Paul Makes For an Unusual Famous Players Union President

Posted on 22 Aug, 2013, by in NBA

It was quite a big surprise to see Chris Paul win the vote for the new president of the NBPA, elevated from his role as a vice president in the union. It’s even more of a surprise to see an NBA star in his prime taking the role and the responsibility of being the voice of the players. More

Joakim Noah Forced by NBA (David Stern) to Change Clothes

Posted on 5 Feb, 2013, by in NBA

Big brother, which in this case is David Stern, or whoever the NBA dictator has watching players’ outfits these days, made another case for very weird decision making, forcing Joakim Noah, who wasn’t on the roster for the Chicago Bulls’ loss in Indiana against the Pacers, to change his clothes in the middle of the game. More

San Antonio Spurs – Still Waiting for Manu Ginobili

Posted on 6 Dec, 2012, by in NBA

Besides getting fined and making David Stern very angry, how are the San Antonio Spurs doing? Pretty great. They’re now 15-4; Tony Parker is having another one of those seasons when he’s an outside MVP discussion, averaging 18.3 points and 7.3 assists. Tim Duncan is looking young again, with 18.8 and 10.1 rebounds per game. Only Manu Ginobili is kinda drifting away from the “big” status. More

David Stern – A Timeline of an NBA Commissioner Career

Posted on 27 Oct, 2012, by in NBA

The NBA has certainly changed, mostly for the better, during David Stern’s 28 years at the helm, as commissioner of the league. It’ll be an even 30 once he retires, and despite all that he’s done (along with getting the right kind of start to promote), there’s a feeling that his last few years at the job hurt his early days achievements. More

David Stern vs NBA Stars

Posted on 18 Oct, 2012, by in NBA

David Stern has a new plan to improve the NBA and enrage the stars, those guys people pay the money to see all at once: Put a time limit on pre game rituals, aimed at everyone, including some big names like LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade. More

NBA Flopping – The Beginning of the End

Posted on 28 Sep, 2012, by in NBA

One thing you have to commend the NBA far – they never stop trying to improve the way their product is perceived and after flopping seemed to be getting out of hand, just a bit too much last season, David Stern decided it’s time for the league to step in and begin punishing players after games for it. More

What David Stern Wants to Change in the NBA

Posted on 13 Jun, 2012, by in Featured

Was the 2011-2012 NBA season a good one? David Stern certainly thinks so. He’s got NBA Finals with the league’s biggest stars; The Heat-Celtics series broke ratings records, and despite all the doom and gloom predictions of the lockout, it seems that the lockout didn’t kill the interest in the NBA. More

How Long Should Metta World Peace Be Suspended By the NBA?

Posted on 24 Apr, 2012, by in NBA

Metta World Peace, the player formerly known as Ron Artest, is in a place he knows all too well. With everyone wanting to see him suspended for a very long time for his hit on James Harden during the Lakers’ win over the Thunder on Sunday night. More

Cancelling the Lottery Might Stop NBA Tanking

Posted on 18 Apr, 2012, by in NBA

Tanking is one of the illnesses of professional basketball, professional sports in general. The chase for Andrew Luck in the NFL was another example of how the draft, combined with bad seasons, just doesn’t give these teams an incentive to win. The NFL doesn’t have a lottery, but usually, one player doesn’t change the fate of a franchise. More

Mark Cuban vs The NBA and David Stern, Episode 1000

Posted on 15 Feb, 2012, by in NBA

Mark Cuban does make good points regarding the mistakes done by the league’s executives, chiefly David Stern. But going off on how Chris Paul should have stayed with the Hornets instead of getting traded at all? Simply sounds like Cuban trying to get under Stern’s skin, and asking for another fine probably. More