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Adam Silver — Donald Trump controversy ‘discouraging’

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — After talking to an angered Masai Ujiri, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said President Donald Trump’s reportedly vulgar comment on immigration “is discouraging” but will not deter the work of the NBA and NBPA in creating real change in communities. “I certainly understand how upset he is as an immigrant to this country […]

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NBA JAM’s silver anniversary could resurrect the franchise

When NBA Jam creator Mark Turmell first began working on the legendary video game in 1993, there was one major challenge: He wasn’t a big NBA fan at the time. So Turmell sat down with sound designer Jon Hey in January 1993 and pored through the rosters they received from the NBA. The two would […]

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver, NBPA executive director Michele Roberts to tour National Civil Rights Museum as part of events to honor MLK

NBA commissioner Adam Silver and National Basketball Players Association executive director Michele Roberts will tour the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis as part of a series of weekend events to honor the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s death. It is the latest display of the NBA and NBPA’s stated commitment to […]

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Commissioner Adam Silver says NBA considering G League team in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — The NBA is considering putting a G League team in Mexico, a potential way to gauge the feasibility of an NBA franchise there. Commissioner Adam Silver also announced plans to launch an NBA Academy in Mexico’s capital during a news conference Thursday night before the Brooklyn Nets played the Oklahoma City Thunder. […]

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Adam Silver, NBPA chief discuss one-and-done draft rule with Commission on College Basketball

11:48 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN With momentum gathering to reshape the one-and-done draft entry rule, NBA commissioner Adam Silver and NBPA executive director Michele Roberts met with the new Commission on College Basketball in Washington on Thursday, league sources told ESPN. Silver and Roberts delivered the league and union perspectives on issues facing the basketball […]

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NBA commissioner Adam Silver discusses playoff reseeding

SHANGHAI — NBA commissioner Adam Silver acknowledges that the league will “continue to look at” the possibility of reseeding teams 1-16 in the playoffs, regardless of conference affiliation. In the wake of changes to the All-Star Game earlier in the week, in which players will be selected by captains and will be selected in a […]