// David Stern

Rajon Rondo Suspended One Game, Won’t Play Against Knicks

Rajon Rondo was suspended one game without pay this afternoon by the NBA for, “making contact with an official and failure to cooperate with a league investigation.” Rondo bumped into an official after a controversial offensive foul call during the second half of Saturday night’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. At the time of the […]

Stern’s Fining of Spurs Sets Dangerous Precedent for Celtics, NBA Coaches

David Stern has done it again. The NBA commissioner’s latest misguided show of power was his decision to fine the San Antonio Spurs $250,000 for doing a “disservice to the league” by resting four starters for last Thursday’s game at Miami. In that game, Gregg Popovich, one of the NBA’s most decorated coaches, managed to show […]

Players and Owners End Lockout, Approve New Collective Bagaining Agreement

After 161 days of mind-numbingly frustrating and utterly juvenile bickering between NBA players and owners, the two sides officially ratified the new, 10-year collective bargaining agreement. Finally, finally, the lockout is over. The Final Numbers WEEI.com’s Paul Flannery reported Thursday that the new CBA includes a $58.044 million salary cap, with a luxury tax level […]

NBA Lockout Ending, Season Set to Open on Christmas

On the heels of Thanksgiving, NBA fans have one more reason to give thanks: Christmas came early this year. After meeting for over 15 hours on Friday, the NBA and the National Basketball Players’ Association reached a tentative agreement in the wee hours of Saturday morning to finally end the lockout after 149 days. Excluding […]

NBA Lockout Rant: Sorting Out the Mess

What a mess this has become. Have two people ever deserved each other more than David Stern and Billy Hunter? First you have Stern who not only has no control over his owners, but he also has no idea how to sell an offer. Giving everyone the idea that his latest offer was an ‘Ultimatum’ […]

NBA Canceled Through December 15: Is Damage Irreversible?

The NBA officially canceled games through December 15 on Tuesday, killing 26 percent of the season. The cancellation came on the same day that the NBPA decertified, with 15 players joining class-action antitrust lawsuits against the league. With players seeking over $6 billion in damages, it would take a very player-favorable deal to get everyone […]

NBA Lockout Update: Games Cancelled through November

“It’s not practical, possible or prudent to have a full season now.” Not exactly the words NBA fans were hoping to hear from Commissioner David Stern at the end of Friday’s meetings between the players’ union and the owners. Following the latest breakdown at the negotiating table, Stern has officially cancelled games through November 30th, […]

NBA Lockout Update: Bitter Edition

After over three months of stalled negotiations, the players’ union and owners brought in federal mediator George Cohen on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the hopes his oversight could help the two sides resolve their stalemate and end the lockout. In the end, 30 hours of meetings over three days turned out to be just like […]

NBA Players And Owners Meet At Negotiating Table

NBA owners and players met Wednesday for about six hours in an attempt to get the proverbial ball rolling at the negotiating table and hopefully lay the ground work for a new CBA. This was the first bargaining session since August 1 and only the second since the lockout was imposed. Union President and Lakers […]

David Stern Talks to Bill Simmons About the NBA Lockout

It has been incredibly hard to find solid information on the NBA lockout these days. It still seems like the two sides are far apart, and to be honest it doesn’t look like either Billy Hunter or David Stern are taking the conversations seriously yet. Thankfully, David Stern was on the B.S. Report with Bill […]

NBA Owners Lock Out Players At 12:01 A.M. Friday

For those of you who see everything going on with the NFL lockout and think, “I need more lockout,” the NBA is set to feed your addiction. At 12:01 a.m. on Friday the NBA’s current collective bargaining agreement expires and the NBA owners informed the players association that the league will institute the second professional […]

David Stern Speaks About Technical Rules

NBA referees will be much more harsh with technical fouls. Referees are now encouraged to call techs on absolutely nothing, and fines and suspensions aren’t far behind. The game’s going downhill, especially with a new collective bargaining agreement to go over. What could possibly go down as the new rules create a kid game where […]

Tech-Talk: How the New Rules Could Ruin the NBA

The whistle from an NBA referee is an unmistakable sound if you’re a basketball fan. Regardless of whether you’re going to like the call or not, it means the game has to be stopped, everything has to be put on hold for a couple of free throws, a turnover, a timeout, whatever. What’s even worse […]

Pierce’s Buzzer-Beater Has Celtics Thinking Sweep

Paul Pierce scored 32 points, including a buzzer-beating 21-foot jumper, helping the Boston Celtics defeat the Miami Heat 100-98 at America Airlines Arena in Miami on Friday night. Through the first three quarters of the game, it was a familiar re-run episode of Celtics vs. Heat. Boston’s “Big Three” and Rajon Rondo, all in double-figures, […]

NBA Threatens Criticism of Officials With Suspensions

NBA Commissioner David Stern is fed up with constant complaining about referees and officiating, calling it “corrosive” to the game. He is now threatening to suspend players and coaches who do so instead of the standard $35,000 fine. This announcement came in the wake of fines against Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy and Forward Matt […]