David Stern

Kobe Bryant joins elite club on 30,000 points

Kobe Bryant prepares to dunk in a game where he passed 30,000 points for his career. Photo: Reuters

Before Kobe Bryant had even turned in his latest dominant performance, NBA commissioner David Stern sought him out to offer a congratulatory handshake for the extraordinary scoring milestone the Lakers star was about to surpass.

Friday, 7 December, 2012, 3:04am

NBA season to kick off with Miami as favourites

LeBron James

LeBron James had yet to claim an NBA championship when he arrived in Miami two years ago, boldly predicting multiple title runs with Heat teammates Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.

30 Oct 2012 - 3:00am

Right field: Contemplating the legacy of David Stern

NBA Commissioner David Stern announces retirement. Photo: AFP

There will never be another commissioner like David Stern. Never. The NBA owners will make certain of that. A few weeks back we wrote about how the dictatorial behaviour of the commissioners of the NBA, NHL and NFL were behind the recent shutdowns of their game and Stern was identified as the archetype of the non-accountable league boss.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:32am

Short Sport, October 27, 2012

Stern to step down as NBA commissioner

27 Oct 2012 - 4:15am