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Ads on NBA Jerseys Inevitable Under New Media Rights Deal
October 13th, 2014 at 10:52 PM
When the discussion of ads being put on NBA jerseys comes up fans envision Nascar paint jobs. However, things don't have to be so dramatic. In fact, European basketball teams have had ads on their jerseys for years. Under the newly signed media rights deal ads on NBA jerseys is...

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 to Co-host 2015 NBA All-Star Game with Brooklyn Nets?
April 21st, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Commissioner David Stern is quite prideful about the NBA All-Star activities. The 2015 All-Star Game is only being bid on by two teams, the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets. That puts the NBA in a position to choose between two of their big market teams that just so...

Sundays New York Knicks Game in Jeopardy Because of Snow
February 8th, 2013 at 4:52 PM
There's already plenty of people concerned about the possibility of poor weather during next years Super Bowl in New Jersey but it isn't often that rain, ice or snow is a factor in professional basketball. However, the snow storm that is currently devastating the east coast has the NBA wondering if...

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...

Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade Donates New York Knicks Game Check to Charity
November 2nd, 2012 at 11:09 PM
If you're a New York Knicks fans there are just a few things that become automatic to you. Patrick Ewing is a basketball God. Madison Square Garden is the greatest sports arena in the world. New York is the Mecca of basketball. Most importantly, you should hate the Miami Heat...

Commissioner David Stern Envisions a Great Rivalry Between New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets
June 7th, 2012 at 11:08 AM
The New York Knicks and the New Jersey Nets have always been a local rivalry because of their closeness in proximity. However, that rivalry will be taken to the next level as the Nets move from New Jersey to Brooklyn next season. The move has the NBA and Commissioner David...

Will Back-Channel Negotiations End the NBA Lockout?
November 20th, 2011 at 9:00 AM
The NBA lockout has left the 2011 season in jeopardy.  Now that the players have decided to leave the negotiation table and take to the court room to get their money even the most optimistic of NBA fans are wondering when they might see basketball again.  Publicly both sides refuse...

CBA Proposal That Could End the NBA Lockout
November 14th, 2011 at 10:54 AM
Today the players are meeting to discuss and hopefully vote on the newest CBA proposal .  The owners are warning that this will be the last proposal where the players make 50% of the Basketball Related Income (BRI).  It is also very likely that if the two sides can't agree on...

Could NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter Be Replaced by Isiah Thomas?
November 13th, 2011 at 10:06 AM
As the NBA lockout has continued cracks have began to show in the foundation of the players union.  The leadership of National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) executive director Billy Hunter has been called into question by many of the players he represents.  While the disillusion has also spread towards NBPA president...

The Players Dilemma: Take the Deal or Decertify
November 8th, 2011 at 3:06 PM
Tuesday is a big day for both NBA players and owners as they have come to a fork in the road and have to make a decision which way to go: do the players take the deal that NBA commissioner David Stern has offered (a 50/50 split in revenue) or...

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...

The Qualifications of Mediator George Cohen
October 20th, 2011 at 5:05 AM
The NBA lockout has reached a point that Commissioner David Stern and NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter can't negotiate alone.  We all know they have their assistants and and co-negotiators but now there is a government appointed mediator named George Cohen involved. ***PHOTO1*** Mr. Cohen was named the director of the Federal...

United States Mayors Getting Involved in the NBA Lockout
October 16th, 2011 at 10:35 PM
While the NBA lockout continues fans have heard from players and owners.  Now the government is beginning to take notice and voice their opinion on the Billionaire versus Millionaire stand-off. ***PHOTO1*** The mayors of fourteen NBA cities sent a letter to NBA Commissioner David Stern and NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter hoping the...

NBPA Executive Director Billy Hunter on WFAN with Mike Francesa Today
October 13th, 2011 at 7:21 AM
National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Billy Hunter was on Mike'd Up with Mike Francesa on WFAN this afternoon.  He had interesting things to say about the NBA lockout.  These are some of the facts, according to Mr. Hunter. ***PHOTO1*** (Basketball Related Income, BRI) The NBA made $4.6 Billion last season. The previous CBA...

First Two Weeks of the NBA Regular Season Canceled
October 11th, 2011 at 7:10 AM
Well, its official.  After weeks of negotiations including two very long days Sunday and Monday Commissioner David Stern has officially canceled the first two weeks of the 2011 NBA regular season. ***PHOTO1*** After representatives from both sides of the CBA dispute met for seven plus hours today in New York City no agreement...