Adam Silver Rumors
Rockets guard Chris Paul, the president of the National Basketball Players’ Association, would not share his position or the union’s on the idea of having the draft of All-Star teams to be made by captains Steph Curry and LeBron James public. NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been opposed, despite the clamoring to have the selections Asked if he expressed his opinion, Paul said, “Yup.” Asked if he would share what he said, Paul said, “Nope.”
Paul is considered as influential among union membership as any player, but would not say if the Players’ Association was opposed to making the selections public, or even televising them, or if it followed his recommendations when the format was changed. “I don’t know,” Paul said. “They know (his opinion.)”
The Vertical: “People are going to lose their cool in the heat of the moment, but I think they need the ability to step back and say, ‘We’re all part of the same NBA family, this is a great league and we need to support each other.'” — Adam Silver on the tension between players and referees
David Morrow: NBA, Verizon announce major partnership. Verizon and NBA expand multi-platform content and technology partnership with new innovation component Yahoo Sports to provide access to live NBA League Pass games in the U.S. as well as highlights, originals, and lifestyle programming NEW YORK — Verizon and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced an innovative, multi-year partnership that will deliver one of the most comprehensive video streaming offerings of NBA content —from live out-of-market games via NBA League Pass to highlights, fantasy basketball, original programming and more — on Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Fantasy and across Verizon’s family of media brands.
As part of the partnership, beginning with NBA All-Star 2018 in Los Angeles, the NBA and Verizon will unveil a series of innovative collaborations leveraging Verizon’s leading 5G network and technology designed to deliver premium NBA content and unique fan experiences. In addition, the NBA and Verizon will work together on enhanced global Yahoo Fantasy experiences, including a new, simplified Official NBA Fantasy format, flexible entry for fans to start their fantasy season at any time, and customized fantasy highlight packages.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The NBA’s investigation into the Clippers-Rockets tomfoolery began late Monday night and continues into today, league sources tell ESPN. There will be no shortage of punished individuals.
“It’s not a tyrant running the NBA,” Malone said. “We respect our players, and we want them to have a voice. We want them to use their voice, hopefully, in a respectful manner. … Our commissioner (Adam Silver) wants the players, the coaches — everybody who works under the NBA umbrella — to feel together and unified and to embrace everything out there.”