NBA owners, players and coaches are taking sides in the 2012 U.S. presidential election, with players and coaches favoring incumbent Democrat Barack Obama and most owners supporting Republican challenger Mitt Romney. According to research by HoopsHype.com, the largest individual donation was $15,000 (to the Romney campaign) by Michael Gearon of the Atlanta Hawks’ ownership group. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey donated $8,500 to the Romney campaign (outspending his colleague in Boston, Danny Ainge, by $6,000), and $7,500 Romney donations were made by
Serge Ibaka deal is 4 years, $48 million, league source tells Y! Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) August 18, 2012 No NBA journalist breaks more news that Adrian Wojnarowski, who is finally flying back from Europe after covering the Olympics. (ESPN loathes him and fears him, FYI. And legend has it that Woj abhors the WWL — just a little inside info courtesy of this independent yet knowledgeable site). Woj’s latest scoop is a big one, because it ensures that every member of the
FIBA Secretary General Patrick Baumann FIBA has spoken. And their message to NBA Commissioner David Stern is this: We’re not changing the Olympics, bub. In an in-house interview with FIBA.com, secretary general Patrick Baumann took a strong stance against changing to a 23-and-under rule, which Stern and NBA owners are pushing for. Baumann said such a change would actually give the United States an unfair advantage because of the advanced developmental system in the U.S. compared to other countries. “There is
So I’m taking my daughter to school and look over to see a bus with smoke coming out of it and I see this ha instagr.am/p/Oby9z1rZ_J/ — Shelden Williams (@SheldenWilliams) August 17, 2012 How does that bus not get pulled over each and every single day?
The LeBron James haters include Osama Bin Laden’s translator. Seriously. Carlos Warner of Akron, Ohio, is a lawyer representing Muhammed Rahim, an Afghan who translated for deceased former al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Rahim, who is imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, sent a letter to the Washington Post detailing his client’s complaints about his confinement. He also took a shot at James. “Dear Mr. Warner!” he wrote in a declassified letter. “Lebron James is very bad man. He should apologize to the city of Cleveland.” Warner, speaking to
NEW YORK — The NBA today released its 2012 preseason schedule, which tips off Friday, Oct. 5, in Istanbul when the Boston Celtics take on Turkish basketball powerhouse Fenerbahce Ulker at Ulker Sports Arena. The preseason schedule features nine games played internationally, with single games in Barcelona, Berlin, Istanbul, and Milan. Following the game in Istanbul, the Celtics move on to Milan to play EA7 Emporio Armani Milano at Mediolanum Forum on Oct. 7. Dirk Nowitzki leads the Dallas Mavericks to Berlin where
TWITTER VOICES HEARD: all @sixers fans invited to attend open Bynum/JR press conference this week. Season/20/10 tix holders reserved area. — Adam Aron (@SixersCEOAdam) August 13, 2012Well, it should be quite a welcome for Andrew Bynum in Philly. Sixers CEO Adam Aron listened to his tweeps, who were asking for access, and invited season-ticket holders to come view Bynum’s introductory press conference. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of a team doing that.