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Video: Darren Rovell talks to David Stern on Sports Biz

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Darren Rovell spoke with commissioner David Stern this week as part of Stern’s massive media tour. In this conversation, Rovell talks to the Commissioner about competitive balance, the luxury tax, and the contentious state of the NBA Lockout.

There have been a lot of questions about why Stern has decided to pursue such an aggressive approach in the press. After all, the owners don’t need public sentiment. Their customers will not go somewhere else. If there are professional basketball fans left after the lockout, they will be NBA fans. Stern has made noise about it being because of Billy Hunter’s rhetoric and that of the agents in the NBA, but it reeks more as a preventative measure to keep interest. Even if people are disgusted, they’re still talking about the NBA if Stern’s in the media. Harder when it’s just reports from a boardroom.

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Hezonja throws down one-handed dunk in preseason debut

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Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in this year’s draft, has never lacked for confidence. The Croatian guard made his pro debut in the Magic’s preseason game against the Hornets on Saturday and did this:

Between Hezonja, Elfrid Payton, Victor Oladipo and Aaron Gordon, the Magic have a nucleus of young players that has the potential to be a lot of fun. Even if they’re still a few years away from contending, they’re definitely going to be a League Pass favorite this year.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist suffers dislocated shoulder in preseason game

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Preseason is only just getting underway and there’s already a potentially serious injury to report. In the game between the Hornets and Magic on Saturday night, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was taken to the locker room after suffering a right shoulder injury. The Hornets announced that he was then taken to an Orlando-area hospital for follow-up x-rays:

A few hours after the game, the Hornets announced that Kidd-Gilchrist has a dislocated shoulder:

Depending on the severity of the injury, he could miss a few weeks or a few months. Hopefully, it’s the shorter end of that timeline. We should know more on Sunday.