Adam Silver Rumors
Before the season, NBA commissioner Adam Silver said perception of the Warriors’ and Cavaliers’ dominance was not good for the league. But the actual dominance of Golden State (10-0 in the playoffs) and Cleveland (9-0 in the playoffs)? Silver on ESPN: It’s not a concern. I think that we should celebrating excellence. People are already anointing these teams as dominant and franchise teams.
Adam Silver: on the other hand, I look at the Golden State Warriors that hadn’t won a championship in 40 years. The Cavaliers, of course, won last year and had never won a championship before in this league. As you know, you look back at the historic franchises in this league – Celtics with 17 championships, Lakers with 16. I think they have a long way to go before we put them in that category.
The elite training center, located at Jaypee Greens Integrated Sports Complex in Delhi National Capital Region, will train top male and female scholarship players selected through a countrywide search with NBA-level coaching. India, which has more than 1.3 billion people, has the potential to be “the next China for the NBA,” NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum told ESPN.
The NBA Academy, a league-funded residential program that provides prospects with training and school, hopes to add to that list even though basketball is a relatively new sport in India. “Look, clearly cricket is the No. 1 sport here in India,” said Tatum, who attended the academy’s opening with NBA India Managing Director Yannick Colaco. “So, the cultural challenge is that growing up, basketball wasn’t necessarily taught and played at the youth level. But we are actually investing a ton into making sure that more kids are being given the opportunity to play basketball, particularly in school.”