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Essay: The Hubris Of David Stern

December 12, 2012 Leave a comment

“A man cannot become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.”
— Aristotle

Every man has a dream. Not every man shares the same fate. Some men are blessed to achieve and prosper, but some are doomed to fail, despite their best efforts or good intentions. While it is impossible for an outsider like me to truly understand what drives David Stern, his actions speak for themselves.

When I look at David Stern, I see a man who once told Bill Russell’s dying wife about the plan to rename the NBA Finals MVP trophy after Russell — which let her know before Russell did. I see a man who moved a team from the nation’s 14th-largest market to the 45th-largest, and led the NBA to intervene against a 2008 legal attempt by Howard Schultz to keep the team in Seattle.

Stern’s entire career has been a wave of questionable events and conspiracy theories, which have covered what good things he actually did. He’s forced outsiders to feel different emotions. For me, it’s pity. Pity that this man will probably never get his due credit for the amazing turnaround and stewardship of the NBA. David Stern is a hero. But he will not be remembered as one. Read more…

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Recommended Reading: The Nefarious David Stern

December 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Recommended Reading is a daily (occasional) rundown of truly superb NBA related literature, pictures, and videos. Some is brand new, others are timeless. Enjoy!

7th Inning Sketch: Everyone involved in this picture is very talented and very cool (except for David Stern, of course).

HoopSpeak: The death of Brandon Roy’s career is one of the greater tragedies manifested by the sport of basketball. A player like him should never be forgotten.

Grantland: Once again, David Stern is just sucking it up hardcore.

The Classical: One more time…ladies and gentleman, David Stern!

TrueHoop: A breakdown of the one question every basketball fan is asking: Who’s out of shape?!

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Show of Hands: Who’s To Blame For Two Weeks Of Cancelled Games?

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Show of Hands is a feature involving you (the loyal reader) and your valuable opinion. From time to time, questions will be raised in an effort to explore the many various topics our beloved NBA has to offer. Don’t be shy; have a look and place a vote. 

 

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