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?
The NBA fined the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 on Friday for sending four players home Thursday before their game Thursday night in Miami.
NBA Commissioner David Stern and Jim Rome got into a heated exchange on the conspiracy of fixing the lottery that granted the first pick to the NBA-owned New Orleans Hornets.
David Stern said Wednesday the elbow that Metta World Peace used to give James Harden a concussion was “recklessly thrown” and the Los Angeles Lakers forward’s history absolutely weighed into the suspension.
David Stern has made it pretty clear that the end is near for him in the commissioner’s seat. He stressed at All-Star Weekend that he would not be around for the next collective bargaining agreement, whether that comes in 10 years, or six.
Even with a flurry of moves around the NBA, the focus remained on the deal that didn’t get done.
NBA Commissioner David Stern blames “greedy” agents for trying to scuttle a new labor deal and believes they are trying to push their clients into a “losing strategy” of decertification.
NBA players made it clear Tuesday: No deal. No fear of Commissioner David Stern’s ultimatum, either.
David Stern has started up another media tour, taking his message to radio shows, TV shows, podcasts and basically anyone who will listen. He’s not so much trying to go for the PR spin this time though. He’s just trying to speak to the rank and file players. He’s trying, desperately, to make a deal.
Los Angeles Lakers All-Star guard Kobe Bryant and his backcourt mate, National Basketball Players Association president Derek Fisher, are ready to accept a 50/50 split of Basketball-Related Income with the NBA’s owners. The NBPA’s official proposal as of Friday stood at 52.5 percent for the players.
Without a deal, Stern must decide whether to add more cancellations to the two weeks that have already been lost.
The New York Daily News is reporting that the NBA will cancel two more weeks of the season on Tuesday.
NBA owners and players ended negotiations after about five hours Thursday, and no further discussions were scheduled.
After 24 ½ hours of meetings with NBA owners and players over two days, George Cohen went to the only place someone hoping to cling to some shred of sanity would go.
NBA players and owners are meeting with a federal mediator, and Commissioner David Stern believes more games could be canceled if there isn’t movement toward a new labor deal.