David Stern is scheduled to retire in February of 2014. He will never have to work another day in his life once he does. Frankly, he probably hasn't had to work for the last 15 years at least. From what we know about the NBA's commissioner, though, he's not the type of person who likes to sit around. Show More Summary
Commissioner David Stern, who is presiding over his last finals after 30 years on the job, has watched the league's television channel - NBA TV - grow from just an idea to a full-fledged production that is celebrating its 14th year of broadcasting at the NBA Finals.
Draft night is a special time for possible NBA entrants, but it's also a special night for the people attending the event. They get to boo David Stern and their favorite team, should they end up displeasing the fans. Simply tossing a "B" followed by a bunch of "O"s out at him every time Stern steps to the podium is a bit excessive. Show More Summary
When David Stern steps up to the podium and gets ready to announce the start of the 2013 NBA draft, each and every team will have a top target in mind. Well, a top realistic target. All 30 teams in the NBA would love to get a shot at...Show More Summary
A week before Kanye West's new album Yeezus is thrust upon the world, the New York Times published an incredible interview with the rapper, who many consider one of the (if not the) biggest cultural icon of the 21st century to date. Toward the end of the interview, Kanye talks about his place in society and history. Show More Summary
Outgoing NBA commissioner granted an interview to Lee Hawkins of the Wall Street Journal on June 7, and Hawkins asked him about Bryant Gumbel’s characterization of Stern as a “plantation overseer” during the most recent contract negotiations with the NBA players union in 2011. Show More Summary
During an interview with Lee Hawkins of the Wall Street Journal, NBA commissioner David Stern called Billy Corben's 30 for 30 documentary Broke mildly racist. Actually, it's a lot of money for any socioeconomic group. So it wouldn't be fair to think about the image of a poor black kid from the ghetto. Show More Summary
It's a situation the Treasury has always dealt with pretty flawlessly, but it appears the NBA will have an issue: how to transition out a signature on your currency. The government deals with money, the NBA with basketballs. This week,...Show More Summary
David Stern spoke at length to the media on hand for what will be his last NBA Finals as commissioner. He was colorfully candid as he fielded questions about both this championship series and the state of the sport as it prepares to move forward without him. Show More Summary
Prior to the 2012-13 regular season, the NBA installed a penalty system in an attempt to prevent flopping. The Association defines a 'flop' as any physical act that appears to have been intended to cause the referees to call a foul on another player. Show More Summary
Commissioner David Stern said the NBA's flopping penalties aren't strong enough to stop the act, though he doesn't know if the league will strengthen them.
David Stern thinks that when it comes to the NBA Finals, his last might be the best.
The Indiana Pacers forced an unlikely Game 7 against the Miami Heat on Friday Night, ensuring that at least one more game will take place before the NBA Finals. That's good news for David Stern, good news for TNT, but more so than anyone else, by a long shot, that is incredible news for the San Antonio Spurs. Show More Summary
June is finally here, meaning it’s time to take another glimpse at the 2013 NBA draft via an updated mock with selections for each team in the first round. With less than a month to go before commissioner David Stern hits the podium and begins calling names, there shouldn ’t be many major slips or rises up the big board. Show More Summary
NBA Commissioner David Stern says Miami forward Chris Andersen's shove of Indiana's Tyler Hansbrough in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals merited an ejection.
Oh, the NBA draft lottery. Minnesota Timberwolves fans have come to accept that David Stern's cruel little game of ping-pong balls is just as harsh as a Minnesota winter. The squad will select No. 9 this year in a less-than-stellar draft. Show More Summary
It seems that the NBA playoffs bring out the floppers in even the best players. LeBron James, Tony Allen and Derek Fisher are a sample of these athletes turned thespians. NBA commissioner David Stern is not happy with these flops and has laid the smack down on a few players. Show More Summary
In Slate’s Arrested Development TV Club, two fans will IM about each episode of Season 4 once they finish watching it. Today interactives editor Chris Kirk and senior project manager David Stern discuss Episode 4, “The B. Team.”
Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a blowout—the Heat and the Pacers never stood a chance against a superstar crew featuring Joey Crawford, Rodney Mott and Derrick Stafford Tuesday night. We can pick this one up before the most egregious 24-second violation in recent memory, going back a short jaunt with a timeout call from Erik Spoelstra. Show More Summary
Through the 1990s and early 2000s, being a first-team All-American required some experience on the college level. David Stern changed that with the NBA’s age limit. From 1990 through 2006, there was not one freshman on the Associated Press All-American first-team. Show More Summary