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04 Jun 2009 22:34


Sports: LeBron fined $25 G’s. Guess he’s not getting the gold-plated iPhone.

  • He asked that I express to the media, the Magic and the fans his apology, and particularly the young fans, because he knows he has a responsibility to all of our fans, and that sportsmanship is appropriate whether you win or whether you lose.
  • NBA Commissioner David Stern • On LeBron James’ $25,000 fine for not shaking hands or talking to the media after the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Orlando Magic in the NBA playoffs. It’s his first incident, ever. We blame ourselves for his misconduct. We set the example. Give us the fine, David! WE’RE SORRY!!!!!! • source

02 Jun 2009 22:13


Sports: The NBA would like to have a word with LeBron James

  • Everything’s big when you follow the NBA, so I’m going to step back and ask not to be pushed too hard right now [on the incident]. I’ve got a few irons in the fire.
  • NBA Commissioner David Stern • On the “Handshakegate” drama facing LeBron James after he failed to shake hands or talk to the media after Cleveland’s playoff-series-losing loss to the Orlando Magic the other night. Despite the drama, James, one of the league’s biggest teddy bears, would not be fined. “We haven’t had any issues with him before at all,” said NBA spokesman Tim Frank. • source

31 May 2009 10:47


Sports: Sorry your season went up in smoke, Lebron James. :(

23 May 2009 12:50


Sports: We dislike LeBron James because he’s better than us

Freakin’ showoff, having to hit all those last-second buzzer beaters to win games. WTFever man. source

18 May 2009 10:23


Sports: Congrats to the Bahstin Celtics for blowing it to the Orlando Magic

  • “Every time we got it down to seven or four they made another big shot,” said Doc Rivers. “I mean, they’re a hell of a basketball team, and they played probably their best game.”
  • Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers • Whose team went from force of nature to merely pretty good in the last year. Granted, losing Kevin Garnett to injury didn’t help their cause, but let’s just say we expected better of them. • source

11 May 2009 21:19


Sports: Yo, Glen Davis! I know you won – but DON’T PUSH MY SON!

  • The NBA makes it clear to not cross the sideline. If I cross that line, the NBA will take away my tickets. It’s a double standard.
  • Fan Ernest Provetti • Who had a bit of an emotional moment after the Boston Celtics’ Glen Davis, in a fit of passion after hitting an amazing game-winning shot last night, pushed Provetti’s son Nicholas on the way to celebrate with his teammates. Provetti sent an angry letter to the NBA claiming Davis was a “raging animal with no regard for fans’ personal safety,” but later backed off that claim after he was asked about it later. • source

10 May 2009 23:36


Sports: “Big Baby” Glen Davis saves the day for the Celtics

In terms of sheer quality of play and excitement, it’s becoming very hard to top the first two rounds of the Celtics’ playoff run. Go Glen! source

24 Mar 2009 10:09


Sports: Stan Van Gundy tries starting Patrick Ewing drama with the Knicks

  • They honor him, but while they’ve got a lot of ex-players in their organization, they’ve never made any move to try to hire him. That to me is amazing.
  • Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy • On his assistant Patrick Ewing, a major star for the New York Knicks in the 80s and 90s. Despite this (and a pretty pathetic recent history), the Knicks have made no attempt to make Ewing a part of the team’s staff or management. Well, at least he’s big-upping a big man instead of tearing one down. • source

05 Mar 2009 10:06


Sports: Amusing catfight #2: Shaq Vs. Stan Van Gundy

  • Flopping to me is doing it more than one time, and I realized when I tried to take the charge, as I went down, I realized that that play reminded me of his whole coaching career.
  • Shaquille O’Neal • On allegations by Stan Van Gundy that Shaq flopped during a game against Van Gundy’s Orlando Magic. O’Neal went further, saying that his former Phoenix Suns coach was a “master of panic” that screwed up their playoff run last season. Best part: He repeated his comments for members of the press who were late to hear him say it the first time. • source

15 Feb 2009 16:49


Sports: Shaq looks back on his pretty awesome career

  • … Jon Koncak signed for $5 million a year and I said to myself, ‘If this guy can get $5 million a year, I’ve got to get 15.’
  • Shaquille O’Neal • Talking about his initially modest salary requirements (well, for the NBA) and his legendary soon-to-end NBA career. He’s been in the league 17 seasons and is about to play his 15th All-Star Game. Also, back in the day, he broke a couple of backboards. • source