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China denies telling NBA to fire exec over Hong Kong tweet

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:14 PM

A foreign ministry official denies NBA commissioner Adam Silver's claims that China asked the league to fire a controversial Rockets executive

Photo by Hector Retamal AFP

Spurs coach Popovich 'thrilled' by NBA stand in China row

Oct 10, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Amid a rift that threatens the NBA's lucrative business in China, coach Gregg Popovich praises NBA commissioner Adam Silver for coming out 'strongly for freedom of speech'

ALL PRAISE. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says Silver has been ‘a heck of a leader.’  Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Chinese media slam NBA 'about face' on Hong Kong

Oct 09, 2019 - 2:41 PM

As the NBA insists it won't apologize for a controversial Hong Kong tweet, Chinese media say there's now 'little room for reconciliation'

FIRESTORM. James Harden and the Houston Rockets – who are in Japan for preseason events – get a lot of backlash in China. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

Warriors investor says sorry to Raptors guard Lowry

Jun 08, 2019 - 9:42 AM

'What I did was wrong and there is no excuse for it,' says Warriors part-owner Mark Stevens, who shoved and cursed at Raptors' Kyle Lowry in Game 3

REMORSE. Warriors investor Mark Stevens says he takes full responsibility for his actions toward Kyle Lowry. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images North America/ AFP

NBA boss Silver suggests knockout-style tournament

May 10, 2019 - 4:28 PM

'As a league we may need to revisit the number of games we play,' commissioner Adam Silver says of the NBA's 82-game schedule

INNOVATION. As NBA superstars like LeBron James and James Harden turn the All-Star game into a mere highlight show, league commissioner Adam Silver says it may be time to try other concepts. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA commissioner open to ideas on solving Davis-like trade issues

Feb 18, 2019 - 2:13 PM

Anthony Davis' public demand for a trade has become an ongoing soap opera for the NBA as the Pelicans failed to make a deal before the transfer deadline

ROOM TO IMPROVE. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the league can do a better job in issues that play out publicly. File photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP


Wade, Nowitzki All-Star inclusion a fan idea

Feb 18, 2019 - 7:37 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the All-Star stint of icons Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki came from an email suggestion

ICONS. NBA veterans Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki spice up the All-star showcase. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Kanter's assassination fears taken seriously by NBA – Silver

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:15 AM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he'll do everything in his power to ensure the safety of Knicks star Enes Kanter

TARGET. Turkey-born Enes Kanter believes he has been a target following his controversial feud with Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

NBA commissioner Silver contract extended to 2024

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:15 AM

Adam Silver becomes the 5th league commissioner to serve beyond a full decade

DEDICATED. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been working for the league in various capacities since 1992. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

Virtual championship, real ambition as NBA launches eSport league

May 01, 2018 - 8:03 AM

A total prize pool of $1 million is up for grabs in the league featuring 17 of the 30 NBA franchises

PIONEERING. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says the NBA 2K League will have ‘a new generation of athletes.’ Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images/AFP

NBA says they've 'doubled down' on referee training as complaints mount

Jan 12, 2018 - 8:56 AM

Draymond Green charges that officials are 'ruining the game' by targeting particular players

GAME CHANGER. NBA commissioner Adam Silver says "nothing has really changed" other than scrutiny towards the officiating. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

League, players announce NBA All-Star overhaul

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The 2018 NBA Season will see the scrapping of the Eastern Conference vs Western Conference format of the All-Star game

CHANGE. "I promise this time that next year's will be different." Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America/AFP

NBA reforms draft lottery to discourage tanking

Sep 29, 2017 - 1:05 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver was also given the power to slap teams with a hefty fine for sitting healthy players.

CHANGING THE ODDS. The Philadelphia 76ers have rebuilt through the draft lottery. Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images/AFP

NBA must focus more on developing Chinese players - Silver

Jun 02, 2017 - 12:59 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver wants to know why a country of 1 3 billion people doesn t have any

TALL ORDER. With Zhou Qi about to enter the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver says "It frustrates me that there are no Chinese players in the NBA right now." File photo by AFP

Silver attempts to broker peace deal in Oakley, Knicks feud

Feb 14, 2017 - 1:33 PM

NBA Commissioner Silver appeared to have brokered a peace deal after meeting Oakley and Knicks team owner Jim Dolan in New York along with Michael Jordan who took part via a conference call

PEACE. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, seen here during the NBA Global Game London 2017 basketball game on January 12, 2017, is trying to broker a peace deal between Charles Oakley and the New York Knicks. Glyn KIRK / AFP

Silver says 'tremendous progress' on new NBA labor deal

Oct 22, 2016 - 3:17 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver is confident the players and owners can avoid the first league shutdown since 2011

CLOSE TO DEAL. Adam Silver is confident that a deal can be worked out before December 15 which would prevent a work stoppage. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA All-Star Game stripped from Charlotte ends up in New Orleans

Aug 20, 2016 - 12:34 PM

The 66th NBA All Star Game will be staged on February 19 at the home arena of the New Orleans Pelicans

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA to move All-Star Game from Charlotte over LGBT law

Jul 22, 2016 - 10:10 AM

The league will make an announcement on the new location of the All Star game in the coming weeks

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA: Silver wants more balance after Durant move

Jul 13, 2016 - 4:36 PM

The NBA commissioner expresses concern at the signing which creates another super team

WARRIORS UP. Kevin Durant shakes up the NBA by joining Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Silver eyes NBA All-Star Game in Europe but not soon

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:57 PM

The NBA could experiment with its popularity abroad by hosting its mid season festivities to Europe

ALL STAR IN EUROPE. The NBA All-Star Game could be headed across the Atlantic some day. Photo by Dan Anderson/EPA

Next Yao Ming won't come from 'fairydust', says NBA commissioner

Oct 14, 2015 - 3:52 PM

I believe that we’ve just scratched the surface of basketball’s popularity in China says NBA commissioner Adam Silver

GREAT WALL. Yao Ming, seen in a file photo from 2003, put China on the international basketball map during his tenure with the Houston Rockets. Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Pelicans' Davis pulls out of All-Star game

Feb 12, 2015 - 8:11 PM

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver names Dirk Nowitzki as replacement for the injured Anthony Davis

New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis (L) tries to block a shot against Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (R). Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

NBA commissioner calls for legalized sports betting

Nov 14, 2014 - 3:31 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver called for changes to US laws that ban gambling on sports events in most states saying American attitudes have changed regarding such betting

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver is in favor of legalized gambling on sporting events. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA salary cap fight looms as union boss launches attack

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:55 AM

Thirty more owners can come in and nothing will change These players go? The game will change says NBA players union executive director Michele Roberts

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver shot back at Michele Roberts, saying the salary cap system has been the basis for the league's growth. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Atlanta Hawks apologize to players, city for racism row

Sep 14, 2014 - 1:58 PM

We ask our fans to continue to support our players as we all learn through this process says owner Steve Koonin in the letter

NBA: Ferry steps away from Hawks' operations

Sep 13, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Head coach Mike Budenholzer will take over the operations of the team

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks as the Hawks introduce their NBA draft picks during a press conference in 2013. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

NBA commissioner doesn't think Ferry should be fired for racist remarks

Sep 11, 2014 - 3:59 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says he does not think Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry should be fired for making racist remarks against player Luol Deng

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry speaks as the Hawks introduce their NBA draft picks during a press conference in 2013. Photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

LeBron gets Love, but does he get away with tampering?

Aug 13, 2014 - 4:32 PM

LeBron James may get his wish to play with Kevin Love in Cleveland but did he violate the league s tampering policy to get him there?

NOTHING BUT LOVE. Kevin Love and LeBron James, seen here after winning the 2012 Olympic basketball gold, will make a fearsome combination in Cleveland. That’s if their trade isn’t blocked due to the NBA’s no-tampering rule. Photo by Friso Gentsch/EPA

Andrew Wiggins selected number one in NBA Draft

Jun 27, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers dipped into the Canadian talent pool for the second straight year by making Andrew Wiggins the top pick in the NBA Draft

Andrew Wiggins (R) poses with NBA commissioner Adam Silver (L) after being selected number one overall by the Cleveland Cavs. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Mavs owner Mark Cuban stirs Sterling controversy with racial commentary

May 23, 2014 - 1:13 PM

If I see a black kid in a hoodie and it s late at night I m walking to the other side of the street said Cuban when asked about stereotyping in America

MAVERICK ATTITUDE. Mark Cuban is as loud away from the arena as he is at the game. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Sterling: 'I wish I had just paid her off,' report says

May 03, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Donald Sterling the embattled owner of the Los Angeles Clippers banned for life by the NBA after making racist comments has broken his silence about the scandal

STERLING REGRETS...WRONG THING. Screen grab from TNT

NBA: Disgraced Clippers owner 'will be forced out'

May 01, 2014 - 10:08 AM

One NBA owner says the owners will likely vote 29 0 to force Donald Sterling to sell the LA Clippers as celebrities like Oscar de la Hoya Magic Johnson and P Diddy line up to buy the team

LA Clippers Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the team will try to remain focused on the playoffs amidst a storm of bad publicity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA: Strong action against Sterling buoys Clippers past Warriors

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:36 PM

With the rapturous support of home fans the Clippers came through for a 113 103 triumph over the Warriors for a 3 2 series lead

EMOTIONAL VICTORY. Jamal Crawford (R) celebrates with fans, who came out and supported the Clippers amid emotional turmoil, after Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life from the NBA for race remarks. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA bans Clippers owner Sterling for life over race remarks

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:54 AM

Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned from the NBA for life Tuesday by league commissioner Adam Silver after he made racist comments that sparked a national firestorm

LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for his racial rant. Screen grab from TNT

NBA: LA Clippers owner's racist rant draws condemnation from Obama, Jordan

Apr 28, 2014 - 5:53 AM

US President Barack Obama and NBA legend Michael Jordan joined the growing list of those who have condemned the racist remarks attributed to Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling

SOUND CLIP. LA Clippers Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and the rest of the team will try to remain focused on the playoffs amidst a storm of bad publicity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

Holding Court - New NBA commish Silver eyes changes

Mar 05, 2014 - 3:37 PM

New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has only been on the job a little over a month but he s already eyeing major changes to the league Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes

SILVER RUSH. New NBA commissioner Adam Silver has big shoes to fill after taking over for David Stern a month ago. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA Commissioner Stern to resign

Oct 26, 2012 - 2:21 AM

Long time NBA Commissioner David Stern set to resign on 30th anniversary of his appointment