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Is The Shortened NBA Season The Cause For Growing Player Injuries?
Published January 19, 2012
ROSE-COLORED GLASSES: In Philadelphia, Bob Cooney notes NBA Commissioner David Stern attended the Nuggets-76ers game last night at Wells Fargo Center and sat with team Owner Joshua Harris. While the 149-day lockout “certainly soured some fans, Stern painted a rosy picture of his league.” Stern: "It's been a pretty good start to the season. I was asked how we measured and one measure is attendance, another is ratings, locally and nationally, and another is merchandising. And in all areas we're doing robustly.” He added, "The Sixers sort of announced their presence in the playoffs last year. This is just a continuation and is very gratifying to see the fans responding the way they are. I know that television ratings are up like 60 percent here and attendance is going to go through the roof in terms of increase in attendance. So it's very exciting” (PHILADELPHIA DAILY NEWS, 1/19).