National Basketball Association (NBA)
- Homepage: http://www.nba.com/
November 2012: "He knows that no assets are more precious to Stern than his negotiated television deals, which he views as the N.B.A.’s lifeblood. Back in the 1990s, Stern and the Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf wound up in a litigious row over Reinsdorf’s refusal to remove his team’s games from free national cable television in what Stern saw as unhealthy competition with the league’s network deals."http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/sports/basketball/spurs-coach-gregg-popovich-makes-a-point-to-commissioners-chagrin.html
March 2012: "The disclosure has ignited controversy among football fans nationwide -- and Tuesday, former NBA star Charles Barkley said he had taken part in a bounty program during his basketball playing days in the 1980s."http://www.cnn.com/2012/03/06/sport/saints-bounties/index.html
November 2008: "But plenty of players seem to believe that the screams work. For them, it is an N.B.A. axiom: yelling is the result of contact, and contact results in a foul call."http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/sports/basketball/19shout.html
June 2008: "That's what Tim Donaghy, the rogue referee who is fast becoming commissioner David Stern's worst nightmare, has brought about with his stunning accusations of biased officiating, fixed playoff games and other improprieties. He has put it all in play -- all the suspicions, all the skepticism, all the whispers that something about the NBA just doesn't feel completely on the up-and-up."http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/phil_taylor/06/11/donaghy/index.html
July 2007: NBA referee Tim Donaghy is under investigation by the FBI for allegations that he bet on games that he officiated over the past two seasons and that he made calls affecting the point spread in games, multiple sources said.http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2943095
May 2007: An academic study of the National Basketball Association, whose playoffs continue tonight, suggests that a racial bias found in other parts of American society has existed on the basketball court as well.http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/02/sports/basketball/02refs.html?ex=1335844800&en=747ca51bedc1548d&ei=5124&partner=digg&exprod=digg
May 2006: Major League Baseball Advanced Media is not making a copyright claim to the statistics themselves; a 1997 decision in the United States Court of Appeals involving the National Basketball Association ruled sports statistics to be public-domain facts that do not belong to the leagues.http://www.nytimes.com/2006/05/16/sports/baseball/16license.html
May 2002: Professional league of American basketball.
Role Name Type Last Updated Member (past or present) Atlanta Hawks Organization May 21, 2011 Member (past or present) Boston Celtics Organization May 21, 2011 Member (past or present) Charlotte Bobcats Organization Jan 18, 2008 Member (past or present) Chicago Bulls Organization Aug 19, 2005 Member (past or present) Cleveland Cavaliers Organization Dec 1, 2012 Member (past or present) Detroit Pistons Organization May 6, 2011 Member (past or present) Los Angeles Lakers Organization Apr 24, 2007 Member (past or present) Miami Heat Organization Jun 11, 2008 Member (past or present) Milwaukee Bucks Organization Feb 7, 2006 Opponent (past or present) National Labor Committee, The (NLC) Organization Feb 29, 2008 Member (past or present) New York Knicks Organization Jul 11, 2007 Member (past or present) Oklahoma City Thunder Organization Jul 9, 2012 Member (past or present) Orlando Magic Organization Aug 31, 2007 Member (past or present) Phoenix Suns Organization Aug 17, 2007 Member (past or present) Portland Trail Blazers Organization May 21, 2011 Member (past or present) Sacramento Kings Organization Jun 11, 2008 Member (past or present) San Antonio Spurs Organization Jun 11, 2008 Member of (past or present) Sports Technology Alliance Organization Oct 27, 2008 Member (past or present) Washington Bullets Organization May 21, 2011 Member (past or present) Washington Wizards Organization Jan 10, 2007 Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Tim Donaghy Person Jul 28, 2007 Organization Head/Leader (past or present) David J. Stern Person Jul 28, 2007
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 30, 2012 Spurs Coach Puts His Team First, Much to Commissioner’s Chagrin
QUOTE: In fining the Spurs $250,000 Friday, Stern insisted that Popovich had disrespected the game and its fans by resting his best players while fielding a short-handed squad....Playing a fourth game in five nights, he did what he has done before: sent home his three veteran stars — Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker — and added Danny Green, a starting guard, for good measure.
New York Times Mar 06, 2012 Saints admit to 'bounty' program
QUOTE: The New Orleans Saints admitted Tuesday to paying bonuses for hits that would knock opposing players out of a game....former NBA star Charles Barkley said he had taken part in a bounty program during his basketball playing days in the 1980s.
CNN (Cable News Network) Jul 28, 2009 State officials seek sports betting to boost revenue
QUOTE: Now officials in Delaware and New Jersey, facing their own budget problems, say it's time for a bolder move: full-scale, legalized sports betting... The plans are being resisted by the nation's four major pro sports leagues — the NFL, the NBA, the NHL and Major League Baseball — as well as the NCAA.
USA TODAY May 18, 2009 What You Don't Know Might Kill You: SUPPLEMENTS Would-be experts and untested products feed a $20 billion obsession with better performance across all levels of sports
QUOTE: Despite the move into the mainstream the [sports-supplement] industry remains fertile ground for kitchen chemists with little or no formal education in science or nutrition—and in some notorious cases former steroid users and dealers...
Sports Illustrated (SI) Nov 19, 2008 Fouled While Grunting
QUOTE: the shrieks, cries and shouts of N.B.A. players as they try to put the ball in the basket. In part, the emoting is designed to deceive, with players trying to persuade referees they were fouled in the act of shooting, even if they were not.
New York Times Oct 24, 2008 Debate to delay 'white space' vote heats up
QUOTE: Google and Microsoft, support the use of "white spaces," because they believe the spectrum can be used to help deliver new wireless broadband services. After more than four years, and over 30,000 filings by the public, broadcasters now accuse the commission of a rush to judgment on the white spaces.
CNET Jun 11, 2008 More fuel for the fire: The NBA's perception problem keeps growing (The Hot Button)
QUOTE: That's what Tim Donaghy, the rogue referee who is fast becoming commissioner David Stern's worst nightmare, has brought about with his stunning accusations of biased officiating, fixed playoff games and other improprieties. He has put it all in play -- all the suspicions, all the skepticism, all the whispers that something about the NBA just doesn't feel completely on the up-and-up.
CNN (Cable News Network) May 24, 2008 Web Site Puts Focus on the Fix in Sports Bets
QUOTE: Last Monday, a report commissioned by the major tennis governing bodies recommended that 45 matches played in the last five years be investigated because betting patterns gave a “strong indication” that gamblers were profiting from inside information. And those matches, the report said, may be only the tip of the iceberg.
New York Times Aug 17, 2007 Referees Could Face Discipline From N.B.A.
QUOTE: The federal investigation into National Basketball Association gambling is generating information about other referees that could lead to disciplinary action short of criminal charges...
New York Times Aug 13, 2007 The Color of Health Care: Diagnosing Bias in Doctors
QUOTE: A new study... provides empirical evidence for the first time that when it comes to heart disease, bias is the central problem...
Washington Post Jul 20, 2007 Donaghy under investigation for betting on NBA games
QUOTE: The FBI is investigating allegations that veteran NBA referee Tim Donaghy bet on basketball games over the past two seasons, including ones in which he officiated.
ESPN Jun 30, 2007 Under NFL Rule, Media Web Sites Are Given Just 45 Seconds to Score
QUOTE: [It’s] a move designed to protect the Internet operations of [the NFL’s] 32 teams...[but] the policy, announced last month with little fanfare, has frustrated journalists, who say it constricts the public's access to information...
Washington Post May 15, 2007 Major Sports Team Up to Battle Drugs: Professional, Amateur Governing Bodies to Tap Federal Resources
QUOTE: The unprecedented collaboration is indicative of an emerging consensus among sports bodies that the use of performance-enhancing substances is a mounting health and legal concern that potentially threatens the multibillion-dollar professional sports industry in the United States.
Washington Post May 02, 2007 Study of N.B.A. Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls
QUOTE: A coming paper by a University of Pennsylvania professor and a Cornell University graduate student says that, during the 13 seasons from 1991 through 2004, white [NBA] referees called fouls at a greater rate against black players than against white players.
New York Times Jan 07, 2007 The Scold
QUOTE: Dick Pound, chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and global evangelist for the cause of pure sport ... believes deeply in the grandeur of sport, less so in the goodness of athletes .... [Lance] Armstrong says he believes Pound and WADA have run roughshod over his and other athletes’ rights, and he is not alone in that criticism.
New York Times May 16, 2006 Baseball Is a Game of Numbers, but Whose Numbers Are They?
QUOTE: Major League Baseball Advanced Media, which purchased the players' Internet and wireless rights from the players union in January 2005 for $50 million over five years, contends that the players' identities are being exploited in a business venture distinct from conventional journalism.
New York Times Jan 29, 2006 Turning Promise Into a Commodity: Nigerians Who Dream of Playing Pro Basketball Often Become Pawns in an Unregulated International Market
QUOTE: The two dozen or so Nigerians who, like Obi, are recruited to the United States each year with the promise of playing high school and college basketball often find themselves pawns in an unregulated international market.
Washington Post Oct 23, 2005 Opinions on the NBA's Dress Code Are Far From Uniform
QUOTE: Stern's possible concern that the NBA's image problems could alienate corporate sponsors and affect future network television contracts may have outweighed his desire for his players to be respected as individuals...
Washington Post Oct 14, 2005 League's Dress Code Doesn't Suit Everyone
QUOTE: Commissioner David Stern has pushed...to establish a strict off-court dress code specifically for inactive players on the bench and players at team functions and road trips...players have already begun preparing for the change, but the reaction has been mostly negative.
Washington Post Jul 23, 2005 Workers Rights Group Says NFL, NBA Jerseys Are Manufactured in Sweatshop
QUOTE: NBA and NFL jerseys are being manufactured in a Honduran factory where workers who earn 19 cents per garment in sweatshop conditions are producing $75 jerseys...
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