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  • Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp

    Why I hope Donald Sterling fights the NBA to the last gasp
    Few things are as disgusting as the sight of a big business enterprise swaddling itself in morality and sanctimony, proclaiming its high ethical standards.  I'm looking at you, NBA. The National Basketball Assn. has been showered with praise for the...
  • The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?

    The NBA won't tolerate racism, so why does the NFL tolerate 'Redskins'?
    Now that the NBA is addressing ownership problems that fester behind closed doors, will the NFL step up to deal with a problem in plain sight? After NBA Commissioner Adam Silver determined that Clippers owner Donald Sterling was the voice on the audio...
  • NBA and players are in accord on Donald Sterling, but will unity last?

    Shortly after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver issued an unprecedented lifetime ban for Clippers owner Donald Sterling on Tuesday, the Clippers delivered a three-word response on their website: "We are one." The same could be said for the NBA and the...
  • Mark Cuban gives struggling couple their dream wedding

    Mark Cuban gives struggling couple their dream wedding
    Mark Cuban likes giving money away. We've known that for years. He's been fined nearly $2 million during his 14 years as owner of the Dallas Mavericks, but that hasn't stopped the billionaire from running his mouth. But sometimes Cuban finds much...
  • Silver does the right thing

    Silver does the right thing
    Adam Silver did the right thing. The NBA Commissioner did the only thing he could do with racist Clippers owner Donald Sterling. Silver banned Sterling for life for bigoted comments caught on tape. Sterling cannot attend games, cannot walk into...
  • Sterling-Silver: Longtime Bully Toppled By Skinny New Guy

    Sterling-Silver: Longtime Bully Toppled By Skinny New Guy
    Adam Silver answered the weight of sports history with the required precision of an accomplished lawyer and the inspired vision of a proud American. The NBA commissioner picked up that great weight of history high overhead Tuesday and dropped it on Donald...
  • We Can All Learn From This

    We Can All Learn From This
    I admire NBA commish Adam Silver for taking charge and doing what needed to be done quickly. Former commish David Stern would’ve never done such a thing. He spent most of his term coddling both the players and the owners. He made them rich beyond...
  • Teel Time: One-and-done flawed but not ruining college basketball, NBA

    Teel Time: One-and-done flawed but not ruining college basketball, NBA
    Like most I talk to or correspond with, I dislike the one-and-done rule that has governed college basketball and the NBA since 2006. Intended to prevent misguided high school seniors from declaring for the NBA draft, the policy has benefited no one. But...
  • Letterman skit featuring ex-NBA boss David Stern a little surreal

    Letterman skit featuring ex-NBA boss David Stern a little surreal
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has drawn praise from all quarters for his banning L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling from the league for life over recorded racial comments that were leaked to the media. But what about Silver's predecessor, David Stern, who...
  • NBA tried to oust Donald Sterling in 1982 over recorded comments

    NBA tried to oust Donald Sterling in 1982 over recorded comments
    This isn’t the first time the NBA has moved to oust Donald Sterling as Clippers owner. A special committee of six NBA owners unanimously recommended Sterling’s removal in September 1982. Created after Sterling’s aborted attempt to...
  • Peeling Back Another Layer Of Racism Thanks To The Foul Donald Sterling

    Peeling Back Another Layer Of Racism Thanks To The Foul Donald Sterling
    President Barack Obama was correct when he said that when ignorant people want to advertise their ignorance, you don't really have to do anything. You just let them talk. In that sense, Donald Sterling, an octogenarian racist, is the easy part. If the...