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David Stern

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Donald Sterling's past may speak to a present course with NBA

    Donald Sterling's past may speak to a present course with NBA
    Donald Sterling's statements left fellow NBA owners cringing. He didn't deny what surfaced on an audio recording — words the wealthy owners were sure had cast a bad light on all of professional basketball. One NBA insider predicted the Clippers...
  • Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers

    Trainer Gary Vitti suffers through a painful season with the Lakers
    Gary Vitti's workspace at the Lakers' training facility is surrounded by a life-size skeleton, detailed charts of the human muscular system and books about tendons and ligaments. Lots of books. The medical library came in handy this season as the Lakers...
  • Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

    Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer
    Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011). Now he has all the leverage, becoming a free agent in July and enduring questions about his final days ever with the...
  • The right side of history [Commentary]

    The right side of history [Commentary]
    When you read about this nation's past, it is quite obvious what the phrase "right side of history" means. We know, for example, that abolitionists, women's rights organizers and civil rights activists were on the right side of history. And quite often we...
  • Joakim Noah grieving the loss of his mentor Tyrone Green

    To understand the impact and influence Tyrone Green had on Joakim Noah, just go back to Noah's 2007 draft night. Wearing seersucker, a bow tie and an exuberant smile, Noah, minutes after he shook then-Commissioner David Stern's hand and walked offstage,...
  • With Kobe Bryant ailing, Lakers to be absent from All-Star game

    With Kobe Bryant ailing, Lakers to be absent from All-Star game
    The Lakers will be represented at the NBA All-Star game, but not on the court. Kobe Bryant was recently voted in by the fans as a starter but a knee injury will force him to sit out on Feb. 16. No other Lakers were named to the Western Conference...