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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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Dwyane Wade on lockout: “We may lose a year”

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Dwyane Wade took time out from pointing fingers at David Stern on Friday to talk with Darren Rovell, the CNBC sports business guru who has a fun new show on Versus, “Sports Biz: Game On” (he comes from a different perspective than most sports talk shows).

And like he did with Stern, Wade pulled no punches. He thinks the lockout could cost the NBA an entire season.

Wade’s playing the hardliner, I get that, but still this can’t make a hoops fan feel good.

 

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