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  1. Sacramento Kings fans, thank David Stern

    Mark Kreidler

    Because David Stern's vote counts more than the other votes, because Stern is the ultimate "first among equals" in the NBA, it bears at least passing note that it was he, in the end, who made Sacramento happen.

    Story | Conversation | March 01, 2012
  2. Kevin Love's stomp not surprising in shortened NBA season

    Mark Kreidler

    Temper, in most cases, is likely to be short this NBA season. Kevin Love's case was obvious, but he isn't alone, and he won't be the last to lose it on the court during a compressed schedule.

    Story | Conversation | February 07, 2012
  3. Chris Paul trade veto indicates new NBA labor deal changed nothin...

    Mark Kreidler

    Whatever the owners tried to tell themselves, the players or the fans about the new labor agreement, the one thing it most assuredly does not is prevent the rich from getting richer.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2011
  4. The NBA draft is Thursday, another perfect day in which all is ri...

    Mark Kreidler

    Kyrie Irving won't be the only one with stars in his eyes on NBA draft day. The rest of us get to feel good at the draft, too. So bring on all the upside, even if it only lasts for a little while!

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2011
  5. The NBA's Kings played what likely was their last game in Sacrame...

    Mark Kreidler

    A city said goodbye to its team on Wednesday amid tears and resignation. And in a sign of the times, the likely transition from the Sacramento Kings to the Anaheim Royals was captured on reality TV.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2011
  6. Duke University's Kyrie Irving has declared for early entry to th...

    Mark Kreidler

    Kyrie Irving played only 11 games at Duke before he decided to jump to the NBA, and yet it's probably the right move. For him. But for the game of basketball? Maybe not so much.

    Story | Conversation | April 09, 2011
  7. Denver Nuggets coach George Karl feeling the love

    Mark Kreidler

    Coach George Karl who practically made a living out of being irascible now finds himself a person in whom others invest hope.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2011
  8. Carson Palmer's leverage: money Cincinnati Bengals paid him

    Mark Kreidler

    Carson Palmer is under contract. It's a deal he signed. He feels stuck in a lousy situation, which many of us probably can identify with, and he wants a way out, but he signed a deal.

    Story | Conversation | March 02, 2011
  9. MLB labor negotiations start promisingly compared to NBA, NFL

    Mark Kreidler

    First, give MLB's politicos credit where it is due. Point A: The sport is entering a labor negotiation. Point B: Nobody is talking about Armageddon.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2011
  10. Phil Jackson's comments about NBA games on a Christian holiday mi...

    Mark Kreidler

    From anyone else, those comments about NBA games on Christmas Day might seem loaded with implication. But from Phil Jackson? Well, consider the source.

    Story | Conversation | December 23, 2010
  11. Clippers owner Donald Sterling hasn't earned right to heckle Baro...

    Mark Kreidler

    Donald Sterling's gutter-sniping at Baron Davis has to be placed in the context that this is Donald T. Sterling doing the carping and not some, you know ... actual decent owner. And that's genuinely too bad.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2010
  12. NBA commissioner David Stern might not be serious about contracti...

    Mark Kreidler

    Contraction in the NBA? Not going to happen. But as the season starts and the posturing on a new CBA begins, David Stern's suggestion looks like one smooth move.

    Story | Conversation | October 26, 2010
  13. Raymond Domenech, Phil Jackson, Mike Brown, Doc Rivers: Coaches g...

    Mark Kreidler

    The disagreement between player Nicolas Anelka and French coach Raymond Domenech wasn't private for long. Coaches today find they control less and less of the story.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  14. World Cup replay? MLB, NBA offer lessons to naysayers, Mark Kreid...

    Mark Kreidler

    There isn't a system in any sport or league that is without its detractors. But if soccer is waiting for its Armando Galarraga moment to spur it on to the use of the best technologies available to ensure fair results, it is already four decades late.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2010
  15. LeBron James free-agency campaign: Please shut up the politicians...

    Mark Kreidler

    Politicians should butt out of the campaign to land free agent LeBron James and leave the politicking to the fans.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2010
  16. Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Joe Johnson colluding?

    Mark Kreidler

    When Dwyane Wade talks about sitting down with LeBron James and Joe Johnson (and perhaps Chris Bosh), he is absolutely suggesting that a tiny handful of elite players could conspire to determine the future of the NBA.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2010