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Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

Donald Sterling and the L.A. NAACP: names forever joined in infamy

May. 8 | The specter of racism has long haunted professional sports. Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA team the L.A. Clippers, is proving how wrong those are who deny racism exists anymore. Having held his race attitudes during his 30 years of ownership —...

Here we go —  Finals even 1-1!

Here we go — Finals even 1-1!

Jun. 12 |     MIAMI — Covering my 25th NBA Finals and the very last for legendary Commissioner David Stern, I have to be prepared for the unexpected, like being in the middle of tropical storm Andrea, which caused flooding in many areas of south...

To flop or not worries men more than women players

To flop or not worries men more than women players

Jun. 12 |     “Flopping” has been a part of basketball since the Flintstones. Lately it’s become a hot issue for NBA male players, but in the W there appears to be little concern. This season, 19 NBA players were warned about flopping, which is...

It’s Heat vs. Spurs  in NBA finals

It’s Heat vs. Spurs in NBA finals

Jun. 5 |     Thursday, June 6 the  begin in Miami for the third-straight year. The Miami Heat have won the Eastern Conference and will play for the Larry O’Brien Trophy against the San Antonio Spurs. Miami was pushed to the limit a seventh and...

West is best in NBA All-Star shootout, 143-138

West is best in NBA All-Star shootout, 143-138

Feb. 20 |   HOUSTON — When you get four starters in an All-Star game from the same city, that’s a big advantage. And boy, did the West make the East stars pay for the third straight year. The West stars shined the brightest in a 143-138 shootout in...

Another strong-arm tactic to divert taxpayer dollars to franchise owners’ bottom line

Another strong-arm tactic to divert taxpayer dollars to franchise owners’ bottom line

Feb. 20 |     Short of a new building, local taxpayers should pay for improvements to the downtown arena where the Minnesota Timberwolves play, according to NBA Commissioner David Stern. These “Stern comments” came a couple of weeks ago prior to...

The lockout is over — and the robber barons win again

The lockout is over — and the robber barons win again

Dec. 21 |     The NBA’s new 10-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) is now in place. Among its key provisions is a near-even split of the oft-mentioned and hotly contested Basketball Related Income (BRI). The owners got a 10 percent raise...
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