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In His Last NBA Draft As Commissioner, David Stern Trolled Like A Champ

This time next year there will be a new NBA commissioner. David Stern, who has headed the league since 1984, will step down in February 2014, making this NBA Draft his last. He made it count.


Carmelo Anthony Suspended One Game For Waiting For Kevin Garnett In A Bunch Of Places

Listen, we don’t know for sure whether or not Carmelo Anthony’s wife LaLa Vasquez tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios. We do know, however, that you don’t say that kind of thing to another dude about his wife. Because he will seek you out — on the court, in the hallway, outside the locker room and near the bus. And then he will be suspended for it.


What Happened Last Night: David Stern Robs San Antonio, David Wright Robs The Mets

Friday night featured a full slate of relatively boring NBA action and not much else, but a couple of big stories emerged among the clutter of Indiana at Sacramento, Phoenix at Toronto, and so forth. In a week where we had two winners of the $550 million Powerball jackpot, two more people were able to cash in for no good reason in a big way.


David Stern Said The Spurs Will Be Sanctioned For Benching Their Big Three

Gregg Popovich, coaching mastermind that he is, went over his schedule at the beginning of the season and determined games in which he would bench some of his aging stars.

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ESPN Has “No Balls Whatsoever”: Did Stan Van Gundy Lose Out On A TV Gig Because Of David Stern?

Stan Van Gundy’s handshake deal with ESPN has fallen through, and now there are whispers that NBA commissioner David Stern played a part in killing the deal. Van Gundy is pissed, and made some very interesting comments about the Worldwide Leader in Sports. Those comments, after the jump.


NBAPA Head Billy Hunter Got A Raise For Ruining The 2011-12 Season

What do you get when you lead a poorly-organized NBA Players Association union strike directly responsible for a quarter of the regular season to be cancelled? Apparently, a $600,000 raise.

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David Stern Wants An Age Limit On Olympic Participation, And Kobe Bryant Thinks That’s “Stupid”

David Stern recently suggested that 23 should be the age limit for Olympic basketball participants. Kobe Bryant, NBA superstar and resident team old guy, didn’t take kindly to that suggestion.


The Nintendo Version Of The 2012 NBA Draft Is Fantastic

From the fine folks at SB Nation comes this stupendous 8-bit re-imagining of the NBA Draft. And there’s even an upset at #1! Expect a seething 1988 Michael Jordan to put up 5,000 shots tonight while muttering “Bowser…Bowser” under this breath. [SB Nation on YouTube]

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