Call me sentimental, but I am going to miss David Stern as the NBA commissioner. I know he hasn’t been the perfect commissioner, having gone through two work stoppages in my lifetime and making decisions for “basketball reasons.” But without him, the game of basketball would not have grown to the way it has become today.
If anything, his positives outweigh negatives in his career. Simply look at how he put together the Dream Team and made international appeal to basketball real. That alone made the NBA such a great global market. That alone makes him a great commissioner.
I can’t ignore the fact that the officiating has been poor and there are possibly conspiracy theories out there. But I can’t say no to the first sport I fell in love with the the commissioner that made it possible. So thank you David Stern! Continue your work and finish strong in February. You’ve done good for the NBA.
I’ll give them props for not using a generic font, but instead use the team’s workdmark for all of the caps. That’s the only thing that looks good everything else is a disaster.
Looking at the above Kings design, we have some design flaws that can be avoided. First of all, it’s a snapback with the snaps being two different colors. That doesn’t look good. Whatever happened to flex fits?
Under the brim, I have no idea why they stuck with this template. It kind of reminds me of that zubaz design they were pushing in college. And the logo under the brim is OK, but it really doesn’t need to be there.
I don’t know what David Stern was thinking, putting his hand up to his ear as the fans booed him at the draft. Egging on a fanbase like that isn’t a very good idea. And it doesn’t help when the league has been under scrutiny in recent years:
Suspicion of a fixed NBA lottery
Nixing a trade due to “basketball reasons”
Forcing players to wear suits on the bench
He’s like Vince McMahon. He’s the boss that everyone hates but you have no other choice. Without Stern, there is no basketball, so in a sense, the fans need the man they hate. But as much as these fans love their ball, they hate the way the league is going.
I think what the Warriors have here is a player that’s a little similar to Dorell Wright, but I think this guy has a better jumper. Hopefully this is a great building block to a team that hopes to have a healthy Stephen Curry and Andrew Bogut.
Wright’s future appears to be almost over and I am just hoping that the team is now going in the right direction. That is if there are no distractions.
#30: C Festus Ezeli – Raw talent, so hard to see where he’ll play out.
#35: F Draymond Green – Been watching him since his freshman year. Huge fan and he’s very talented.
#52: C Ognjen Kuzmic – Another center that needs to bulk up.
** Surprised that the team didn’t add a point guard to backup the oft-injured Stephen Curry.