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Longtime NBA Referee Dick Bavetta Retiring
July 31st, 2014 at 6:06 PM
When it comes to referees, umpires and officials most are fairly nameless. The ones who are known are either recognized because they are perceived as cool or because fans thing they are bad at their jobs. Over the years, Dick Bavetta has been both. Some, even within the NBA, believe...

Commissioner Adam Silver Wants NBA to Rival NFL’s Popularity
July 4th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has done nothing but a great job since taking over for David Stern. He took a swift and strong stance against Donald Sterling, he's practiced open communication with the NBA players, he's tried to grow the game with use of additional games abroad and he...

New York Knicks’ Phil Jackson Fined for Tampering
June 3rd, 2014 at 1:25 PM
Tampering is one of those things in sports that leagues frown on and nearly every team does in one way or another. It's one of those things that teams universally understand is part of the rules but don't take overly seriously. Phil Jackson can consider this a small lesson as...

NBA Looking to Increase Age Limit and D-League Salaries
April 23rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
The NBA is all about controlling their players. David Stern wanted to control how players acted, what they wore and then how old they had to be to enter the NBA. That's resulted in players wearing suits and watching what they say in fear of paying fines. It's also created...

NBA Discussing Changes to Playoff Format
April 11th, 2014 at 9:46 AM
Every single post-season there are complaints about how the NBA conducts its playoffs. However, the scrutiny this season has the NBA thinking of changing its format. The NBA’s playoff always have incredible matchups. Sometimes it's the games assumed to be poor matchups that produce the best results. However, with the large disparity...

Adam Silver Replaced as NBA Deputy Commissioner by Mark Tatum
January 30th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
David Stern's time as an NBA Commissioner pretty much come to an end. His replacement, is the ever popular Adam Silver who served as his Deputy Commissioner since 2006. As Silver readies himself to fully step into the position as new Commissioner of the NBA he has endorsed Mark Tatum to...

New York Knicks’ Jeremy Tyler a Cautionary Tale
August 10th, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Recently, Knicks 101 reported that the New York Knicks had signed promising big man Jeremy Tyler to a two-year contract. Previously, Tyler's claim to fame was his decision to leave high school and forgo playing college basketball for the chance to play professionally overseas. As is clear by how raw...

New York Knicks’ Jason Kidd Sees Eye to Eye with Gregg Popovich When It Comes to Resting Veterans
November 30th, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Despite what commissioner David Stern may believe, resting your players is completely legal. However, when San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich decided to send Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Danny Green back to Texas before the team faced the Miami Heat Thursday night everyone around the NBA...

The New York Knicks Select Kostas Papanikolaou from Greece
June 29th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The NBA Draft is an exciting night for fans. It's the night where fans get to watch and hope and think of the possibilities of the future for their favorite teams. It's a night where some fans walk away excited and others walk away disappointed, mad and confused. Thursday, it...

Is Decertification a Real Option for Players to End the NBA Lockout?
November 7th, 2011 at 5:19 PM
Throughout the process of the NBA lockout there have been whispers of possible decertification.  However, those whispers have been widely dismissed up till now.  While pre-season games were canceled the Union held strong.  When NBA Commissioner David Stern canceled the first two weeks of the regular season the Union stood...

Bryant Gumbel Unfairly Labels NBA Commissioner David Stern
October 24th, 2011 at 7:00 PM
The NBA lockout has caused controversy several times.  The owners side led by NBA Commissioner David Stern has made jabs at the players union throughout the media and the NBPA led by Executive Director Billy Hunter and President Derek Fisher have done the same.  Now some are making this more...

Last Ditch Meeting Before Losing Regular Season Games
October 9th, 2011 at 11:16 PM
The NBA and the players union have agreed to meet one last time before the Monday deadline to begin cancelling regular season games.  The meetings are taking place in New York City and it's clear that both sides are feeling the urgency to to get an agreement done. ***PHOTO1*** The meeting started...