Over the All-Star break, news broke that longtime Los Angeles Lakers owner Dr. Jerry Buss had been hospitalized and was battling cancer. Monday, Dr. Buss passed away. [Heisler on Buss: As owners go, he stands alone] Many NBA players (former and current), owners and personnel sent their regards via Twitter.
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
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.