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What if the NBA Had a Black Commissioner in 1981?

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.29.2014 | Sports
Dave Hollander

What if in 1981, when Sterling first bought into the league, the NBA commissioner had been African-American? Would a black NBA commissioner have specially sensed exactly who Sterling was? It could have happened.

Stern's Basketball Legacy Not One to Celebrate

Ken Reed | Posted 05.14.2014 | Sports
Ken Reed

Go ahead and enshrine David Stern in the sports marketing Hall of Fame if you'd like. But don't suggest the game of basketball is better off because of the role he played.

Jordan Schultz

NBA Commissioner: Jersey Sponsorships Are 'Inevitable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 02.25.2014 | Sports

Adam Silver has officially begun his tenure as NBA commissioner. Silver, 51, has worked for the league since 1992 and brings an energy and approachabi...

30 Years of NBA Success: Started in a CBS Sports Truck in '83

Terry Lyons | Posted 04.16.2014 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Their boss, a guy named Ted Shaker, saw the same thing Stern saw in the discarded gem the NBA property had become. The game needed a little polish, a fresh coat of paint or luster and it needed someone to give it a chance.

A New Era Has Begun

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 02.01.2014 | Sports

NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Silver has become the NBA's fifth commissioner. The NBA posted a picture on its Twitter account Saturday of Silv...

WATCH: David Stern Delivers Hilarious Top Ten List On Letterman

Posted 01.30.2014 | Sports

David Stern visited the "Late Show With David Letterman" on Wednesday night to present the "Top Ten List" of things he learned during his 30-year tenu...

David Stern Gave Mark Cuban What He Wanted

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Sports

Mark Cuban got what he wanted. A few days after the Dallas Mavericks owner said he wanted to get fined one last time before David Stern officially ret...

Honoring Nelson Mandela: Retiring No. 27

Jill Weinberg | Posted 03.02.2014 | Sports
Jill Weinberg

If the criteria for retiring a jersey include an introspective imperfection, selfless sacrifice for the betterment of the team and contributions to elevating the organization then Mandela certainly embodied these traits on a very global scale.

Cop Killer Gets Death Penalty

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 09.23.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK — A New York City street gang member was sentenced to death on Wednesday in the execution-style slayings of two undercover police offic...

Jordan Schultz

NBA Draft Grades: Anthony Bennett Chosen First, Nerlens Noel Slides And Trades Galore

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.29.2013 | Sports

The NBA Draft has come and gone ... just not necessarily the way we had envisioned it taking place. It was a shock to many that Anthony Bennett was dr...

David Stern Statement On Jason Collins

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 04.29.2013 | Sports

NBA Commissioner David Stern was quick to show his support for Jason Collins on Monday. Not long after the 34-year-old NBA center came out as gay, Ste...

Enjoy Kobe's Live Tweets for as Long as You Can: How Kobe Bryant Killed It on Social Media

Ben Heisler | Posted 06.22.2013 | Sports
Ben Heisler

Kobe did what he does best on Sunday afternoon, captivating NBA audiences everywhere. And this time, he didn't even need a court to do it. Handles were active, #hashtags were a-plenty.

NBA Player With Mental Illness: 'The League Wants Me Gone'

Posted 03.18.2013 | Sports

Houston Rocket and mental health advocate Royce White joined HuffPost Live Monday to talk about an issue he believes is completely misunderstood in pr...

Of All Things NBA All-Star 2013

Terry Lyons | Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

This weekend is NBA Commissioner David Stern's last NBA All-Star Game where he will sit in the driver's seat in the same manner that astronaut Neil Armstrong sat in the commander's seat of Apollo 11.

Unacceptable?

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 11.30.2012 | Sports

Does NBA Commissioner David Stern rescind his pre-game apology to fans after the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat treated them to a nip-and-tuck battl...

Heat Avoid Loss To Short-Handed Spurs

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 01.29.2013 | Sports

MIAMI — The NBA plans to make San Antonio pay for resting four starters. The Miami Heat almost could not....

The NBA Has Tabled Discussions About Sponsorship Logos on Game Jerseys

Misha Hyman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Misha Hyman

Imagine the Los Angeles Lakers having a GEICO logo on their purple and gold jerseys. Or adorning AT&T on their green and whites.

David Stern Can't Keep His Storms Straight

The Huffington Post | Kavitha A. Davidson | Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

Less than a week after he announced he would be retiring in 2014, NBA Commissioner David Stern made an ill-timed gaffe Tuesday night, failing to keep ...

WATCH: David Stern: Obama's 'Not That Good' At Basketball

Posted 10.27.2012 | Sports

David Stern, the NBA commissioner, weighed in recently on President Barack Obama's basketball game. And he wasn't too complementary. "He's not t...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 12.26.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Linebacker "Honey Badger," 2011 Heisman finalist Tyrann Mathieu, was arrested on a marijuana charge along with three former LSU teammates. Mathieu was kicked off the team in August for failing drug tests.

David Stern's Big Announcement

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 12.25.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK — David Stern spent nearly 30 years growing the NBA, turning a league that couldn't even get its championship series on live prime-time...

NBA Cracking Down On Flopping

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — The NBA is about to act in hopes of stopping the floppers. Spokesman Tim Frank said Thursday the league is fin...

Notes From the NBA Draft

Thomas Alter | Posted 08.29.2012 | Sports
Thomas Alter

The Hornets don't count, because the team that ended up with Anthony Davis was destined to be the clear winner of the draft. With Jared Sullinger, Fab Melo and Kris Joseph, Danny Ainge drafted three accomplished, tough college players who fit roles for Doc Rivers' squad.

Nine Lives: Athletes, Coaches On Impact Of Title IX

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 06.23.2012 | Sports

-- Title IX was initially intended to give women more opportunities in higher education, with access to athletics a mere side effect. By opening the ...

Time To Punish Flopping In NBA?

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 06.19.2012 | Sports

ESPN commentator and anti-flopping crusader Jeff Van Gundy thought Boston's Mickael Pietrus should have been fined a million dollars for what he thoug...