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No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm

Basketball Players Spent Their Wild And Crazy All-Star Saturday Meeting…

Wojnarowski reports that Billy Hunter's dismissal, widely presumed to be an inevitability after the myriad scandals that recently punctured his cocoon of power, was voted on and affirmed by a group of NBA players this afternoon. A bit more on the meeting that sealed his fate once and for all: » 2/16/13 5:35pm 2/16/13 5:35pm

NBA Players Association Tells Its Corrupt Boss To Go Away

NBAPA head Billy Hunter, lately revealed to the general public to be a nepotism-loving, watch-gifting union boss in the Tammany style, is on indefinite leave as of yesterday. The NBAPA hired outside counsel, likely in advance of an attempt to oust Hunter permanently, while Hunter declared the NBAPA's actions against… » 2/02/13 11:30am 2/02/13 11:30am

NBA Players Association Head Billy Hunter Once Used $22,000 Of Union…

The NBAPA's board recently commissioned a independent review of the record of noted nepotism-abuser Billy Hunter, who has been union head for 16 years. Though the review found that his actions fell short of illegality, it did reveal a few odd pieces of information about the judgment of Hunter, the man that guided the… » 1/20/13 2:48pm 1/20/13 2:48pm

Report: Billy Hunter Moves To Push Derek Fisher Out As Union President

Can't say this one comes as much of a surprise, but NBA Players Association honcho Billy Hunter has finally started his move to force out union president Derek Fisher, a guard for the Oklahoma City Thunder, after five years on the job. Theoretically, Fisher has two years remaining in his role as union president, but… » 4/20/12 12:10am 4/20/12 12:10am

Here's The First Authentic Smile In Los Angeles Since The Birth Of The…

The Lakers threw Derek Fisher a party upon his return to Los Angeles, only to see their esteemed guest have his cake and eat it too. The Thunder escaped from L.A. with a 102-93 victory, and Fisher played his part by scoring seven points in his first seven minutes of action after entering the game in the second… » 3/30/12 9:00am 3/30/12 9:00am

Cheer Up, Lamar Odom And Derek Fisher: Kobe's Going To Bring You Back…

The Lakers are like a progressive, experimental insane asylum already run by the insane, but then the incarcerated insane take over from the insane running the place, and agree to a power-sharing program where nobody's quite sure which of the insane people are in charge. All of which is to put this in context: Kobe… » 3/29/12 1:15pm 3/29/12 1:15pm

Bill Clinton Cameoed At Today's Fruitless Lockout Negotiations

Let's take a brief respite from Penn State-related news to check in on the second-most miserable topic in today's sports coverage: the NBA lockout! If you've been following even from afar lately, you probably know that Bobcats owner Michael Jordan ruffled some feathers last week when he emerged as an outspoken… » 11/08/11 7:20pm 11/08/11 7:20pm

The Delayed Start Of The NBA Season Gets The Taiwanese Animation…

In Taiwanese animators's perception of the current NBA lockout, commissioner David Stern wields a chainsaw, cries when the Detroit Pistons flat-line in a hospital bed, guards Derek Fisher and gay marries Time Warner Cable. Also, LeBron James wears a lil-boy crown and gets shattered-backboard dunked on in Taiwan. » 10/12/11 9:00pm 10/12/11 9:00pm