Important NBA Voices Begin Agitating For A Shorter Season

The book on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver reads that he is an innovator, more open to radical change than expected from somebody whose most salient job responsibility is protecting a multibillion dollar industry. And now that Silver has kicked Donald Sterling to the curb and signed a new media rights deal, he's… » 10/16/14 1:28am 10/16/14 1:28am

Paul George's Injury Has Some In The NBA Rethinking International Play

Paul George's catastrophic leg injury was horrible for him, of course, but rough too for the Pacers and for the NBA, which will be without him for a year. So it's not a surprise that everyone's reconsidering the calculus of international basketball, in which a whole bunch is risked for very little reward. » 8/04/14 9:19am 8/04/14 9:19am

The Man Who Helped Bring Down Donald Sterling Is An Asshole, Too

If you were watching closely, you might've seen Kevin Johnson, the former NBA guard who's now mayor of Sacramento, sitting courtside at Staples Center during Game 4 of the Clippers-Thunder series. His arm was around his wife, Michelle Rhee, and the two seemed to preside over the action, conspicuous by design—their… » 5/15/14 4:11pm 5/15/14 4:11pm

The Technicality That Will Allow The NBA To Get Rid Of Both Sterlings

With all of Adam Silver's stern talk in his press conference announcing Donald Sterling's lifetime ban, it appeared the process of removing Sterling's ownership interest would be swift. However, not much in the way of action has happened since then. This SI report mentions an interesting technicality that may explain… » 5/15/14 12:19pm 5/15/14 12:19pm

Adam Silver Will Not Discipline Donald Sterling Yet

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver finally spoke about the racist remarks made by Donald Sterling and uncovered by TMZ, but he is not prepared to discuss or levy any sanctions against Sterling. He did note that Sterling has agreed not to attend the playoff game in Golden State tomorrow. The league will investigate the… » 4/26/14 9:23pm 4/26/14 9:23pm

David Stern Called In Sick To The NBA Negotiations Today

David Stern has been working late nights this week, as the NBA negotiations with federal mediator George Cohen have stretched into 15- and 16-hour days. The commish is beleaguered and tired and now he has the flu. Deputy commissioner Adam Silver told the press today that Stern would be "an active participant" in the… » 10/20/11 3:45pm 10/20/11 3:45pm