Quote of the Day

"If done correctly, it can be NBA-owned and operated and have the potential to be just as large as the World Cup of soccer. That is a product, in my opinion, we want to own, not share."
-- Mavericks Owner Mark Cuban, on the possibility of the NBA creating and controlling a World Cup of Basketball. (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 6/19)
Wednesday June 20, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 200 Print This Issue

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  • New World Order

    Stern reportedly is pushing the NBA’s stars to participate in the world championships

    The NBA for months "has been discussing an end to the Olympic basketball Dream Team movement and delivering its superstars to a proposed rebranding of the world championships called 'The World Cup of Basketball,'" according to Adrian Wojnarowski of YAHOO SPORTS. Sources said that NBA Commissioner David Stern has been “vague on the league’s motivation for pushing to enter an under-23 team for future Olympics and shifting the sport’s biggest stars to participation in the world championships, but the change of course is largely motivated by financial benefits.” For the use of its “most marketable players, the league office and many NBA owners are determined to create a financial partnership with FIBA for a World C ...

  • Snack Attack

    Eli Manning becomes Dunkin' Donuts' latest athlete endorser, signing a three-year deal that will include ads and promos in the N.Y. metro area.

  • 'Cats Pajamas

    Bobcats Unveil New Uniforms

  • Bird's Eye View

    Is U.K. ban on Nike Twitter campaign the start of new scrutiny of social media efforts?

  • Getting A Jump

    Dale Jr. is one of NASCAR's "most valuable assets" and his recent win could give the racing series a much-needed boost at the gate, on TV.

  • Paper Trail

    Bill banning paperless tix gets OK from N.J. Assembly Committee.

  • Flying High

    Boeing hopes deal with Ernie Els will help appeal to int'l customers.

  • Keep On Truckin'

    Thunder's merch company turns food truck into mobile store.

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