David Stern - updates

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NBA players, referees to wear black bands as Stern tribute

Jan 04, 2020 - 8:26 AM

A commemorative black band will be part of game uniforms through the NBA Finals

GAME CHANGER. David Stern turned the NBA into a global sporting powerhouse. Photo by EPA

Stern's NBA legacy lives in league's global superstars

Jan 02, 2020 - 12:23 PM

A basketball fan who used to work in his dad's deli, David Stern turned the NBA into a global sport and business empire like nothing else America had ever seen

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 17, 2008 All Star East MVP LeBron James stands with NBA Comissioner David Stern following the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans, Louisiana at the New Orleans Arena. - David Stern, who masterminded the NBA's growth into a global sports powerhouse while serving as commissioner from 1984 to 2014, died on January 1, 2020 after suffering a brain hemorrhage last month. He was 77. (Photo by Timothy A. CLARY / AFP)

Magic, Jordan among NBA stars 'devastated' by Stern's death

Jan 02, 2020 - 9:36 AM

'Without David Stern, the NBA would not be what it is today,' says six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan. 'I wouldn't be where I am without him'

ICONIC. In this file photo taken on May 21, 1996, NBA commissioner David Stern congratulates Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan during the 1996 MVP trophy presentation. Photo by Brian Bahr/AFP

NBA mastermind David Stern dead at 77

Jan 02, 2020 - 7:46 AM

'Because of David, the NBA is a truly global brand – making him not only one of the greatest sports commissioners of all time but also one of the most influential business leaders of his generation'

MASTERMIND. In this file photo taken on June 6, 2013 David Stern, Commissioner of the National Basketball Association, addresses a press conference prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Former NBA Commissioner Stern still in 'serious' condition

Dec 18, 2019 - 10:21 AM

David Stern remains in serious condition following an emergency surgery to address a sudden brain hemorrhage

SERIOUS CONDITION. Former NBA Commissioner David Stern remains under the care of his loved ones. Photo from Wikipedia

Ex-NBA commissioner Stern undergoes brain surgery

Dec 13, 2019 - 12:35 PM

Former NBA commissioner David Stern undergoes emergency brain surgery after collapsing at a New York restaurant

Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Mourning, Richmond inducted to Hall of Fame

Apr 08, 2014 - 1:58 AM

Former NBA stars Alonzo Mourning and Mitch Richmond were among five inductees announced Monday for enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame

ZO WORTHY. Alonzo Mourning is one of 5 inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame this year. Photo by Rhona Wise/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

Holding Court - David Stern's legacy

Feb 26, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Former NBA commissioner David Stern may not have been everyone s cup of tea but there s no denying his impact on the sport s globalization Columnist Bert Ramirez analyzes how he changed the game forever

DECOMMISSIONED. Former NBA commissioner David Stern may have ruffled more than a few feathers, but his tenure saw the sport rise to unprecedented popularity. Photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

NBA: Pelicans' Anthony Davis replaces Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game

Feb 08, 2014 - 2:41 PM

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was named Friday by NBA commissioner Adam Silver to replace injured Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in next week s 63rd NBA All Star Game

HEY NOW YOU'RE AN ALL-STAR. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (right) will replace Kobe Bryant on the All-Star squad. Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: David Stern ends historic 30-year run as commissioner

Jan 31, 2014 - 5:11 PM

David Stern steps down Saturday after 30 years as commissioner of the NBA a reign that saw him transform the league from a downtrodden afterthought into a global sporting powerhouse

DECOMMISSIONED. David Stern on the dais during a press conference before the NBA All-Star weekend last year in Houston. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

After Game 4 win, Bosh gets $5000 fine for flopping

Jun 15, 2013 - 3:24 PM

Miami s Chris Bosh will have additional worries coming into the NBA Finals Game 5 against the San Antonio Spurs

SLAPPED. NBA has fined Chris Bosh for flopping midway in the second quarter in Heat's 109-93 win over the Spurs. Photo from NBA's Facebook page.

Hibbert fined $75,000 for gay slur

Jun 03, 2013 - 11:38 AM

Roy Hibbert was fined 75 000 for his gay slur during the post game conference after their Game 6 win

FINED. Hibbert was billed $75, 000 for his homophobic comments. Photo from the Indiana Pacers' Facebook page.

NBA: Sacramento keeps Kings

May 16, 2013 - 1:16 PM

The NBA Board of Governors rejected the planned move of the Sacramento Kings to Seattle

HOME OF THE KINGS. NBA governors voted to keep the team in California. Photo from Sacramento Kings' Facebook page.

Kings to stay in Sacramento - NBA committee

Apr 30, 2013 - 2:45 PM

An NBA relocation committee has recommended that the league s board deny the Sacramento Kings bid to relocate to Seattle

STAYING. After the decision, Sacramento now is likely to retain its Kings for next season. Photo from Kings' Facebook page.

NBA: Spurs fined for resting stars

Dec 01, 2012 - 3:42 PM

NBA commissioner David Stern slaps the San Antonio Spurs with a 250 000 fine after the club rested a number of their top players in a game against the Miami Heat

NBA: Spurs face sanctions for resting star players vs Miami

Nov 30, 2012 - 3:53 PM

NBA commissioner David Stern said San Antonio would face substantial sanctions for resting so many star players at once including Tony Parker Manu Ginobili and Tim Duncan in their game against Miami Heat

NBA league, players donate to Sandy relief efforts

Nov 02, 2012 - 10:44 AM

National Basketball Association club owners and players combined to donate 1 million to the American Red Cross and other organizations assisting in the recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy

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