David Stern has been the NBA Commissioner for 30 years and his reign as the NBA's top guy is gonna end in a couple of days.
So, he's basically doing whatever he wants to do. Last night he went on "The Late Show With David Letterman" and read the top ten.
The battle between the NBA and the San Antonio Spurs hit a new low. Upon hearing the news that Gregg Popovich had sent Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, and Danny Green back to Texas before the Heat game, Stern vowed "substantial sanctions" would be headed San Antonio's way.
World Peace is something that we all envision happening, but is certainly an unrealistic possibility. Ron Artest who changed his name to Metta World Peace last year, has always been a clown and has had difficulty staying out of trouble. The Los Angeles Lakers have been fortunate up until now because World Peace has played solid and been relatively trouble free during his tenure with the team.
At the close of shop today, it looked like Chris Paul was headed west to play for the Lakers. Los Angeles was set to ship Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom to New Orleans for Chris Paul.
New Orleans and Houston were then going to do their own thing with a bunch of other players...
Now that it is all over, basketball fans will look back at the 2011 NBA Finals and remember this as a colossal failure for the Miami Heat. I would rather look back at a fantastic run for the Dallas Mavericks and a well deserved title for the first time in franchise history.
This weekend, much of the attention of the sports world will be in Los Angeles, California for NBA All Star Weekend. NBA Commissioner David Stern has already expressed his concern over the trade rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony.