NAMES IN THE NEWS
Published February 8, 1996
In an live chat on the league's Web site, NBA.com, Commissioner DAVID STERN was asked his opinion about DENNIS RODMAN. Stern: "I really do believe that he's having an All- Star season, although he wasn't selected, and I prefer him as a platinum blonde" (THE DAILY)....Time Warner Sports President SETH ABRAHAM dedicated the HBO documentary, "The Journey of the African-American Athlete," to the late ARTHUR ASHE. Abraham: "He was my only hero, so this is my thank-you and my farewell." The film premiered last night in Washington, DC (WASHINGTON POST, 2/8)....TOM CRUISE will play a sports agent in a film based on real-life agent, LEIGH STEINBERG, called "Jerry Maguire" (MIAMI HERALD, 2/7).