Ira Winderman: Spoelstra on David Stern, “He brought this game to a global level.” Cites his father bringing Sabonis and Petrovic to NBA. “Just a commanding leader.”
Tim Bontemps: The NBA says in a statement that David Stern remains in serious condition following his brain hemorrhage last Thursday.
Vincent Ellis: NBA commissioner Adam Silver pulled aside #Mavs owner Mark Cuban and #Pistons owner Tom Gores at halftime last night to update them on the condition of former NBA commissioner David Stern. The group performed a short prayer. Stern underwent emergency brain surgery Thursday.
Owner Mark Cuban, who butted heads with the commissioner often during the early year’s of Cuban’s ownership, was visibly shaken by the news. “It’s heartbreaking,” he said. “We’re pulling for David. He’s incredible. There aren’t enough superlatives to describe how I feel about him and what he means to me. All of which have nothing to do with basketball. He’s just a good guy. “He was incredible to me. Even when he was yelling at me.”
Marc Stein: The NBA just announced that former commissioner David Stern suffered “a sudden brain hemorrhage earlier today for which he underwent emergency surgery.” “Our thoughts and prayers are with David and his family,” Commissioner Adam Silver says
January 16, 2022 | 9:44 pm EST Update
Shams Charania: The Lakers plan to sign forward Stanley Johnson to another 10-day contract on Monday, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
January 16, 2022 | 6:59 pm EST Update
Anthony Chiang: Heat injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. Raptors: Bam Adebayo is questionable to make his return. But Kyle Lowry is listed as out because of personal reasons.