Daily Press Links - May 8, 2014
**NOTE: The news clips and articles listed don't necessarily reflect the views or beliefs of the Cleveland Cavaliers or their Basketball Operations staff, partners, or sponsors.**
Sound familiar? Andrew Bynum excused from Indiana Pacers for remainder of season
Author: Jodie Valade
Publication: The Plain Dealer
"CLEVELAND, Ohio – Surprise, surprise. It seems Andrew Bynum has worn out his welcome in Indianapolis, too.
The former experimental Cavaliers center – who was suspended from the team in late December and then traded in January – will miss the remainder of the season with the Indiana Pacers, the team announced this morning before their Game 2 Eastern Conference semifinals contest against the Washington Wizards.
"We want to thank Andrew and our medical staff for trying to get the issues with his knee resolved," said Larry Bird, Pacers President of Basketball Operations, in a statement. "We wish him the best in the future."
It all sounds just a bit familiar." - CLICK HERE for the full story.
Show on the Road
Author: Joe Gabriele
"When the NBA Playoffs continue this week – after completing what many fans and experts agree was the wildest first round in postseason history – you’ll see action in some of the league’s loudest and most traditional venues.
Like our other local beat reporters, I’m lucky enough to have covered the Cavaliers in every arena in the league. And like visiting reporters who travel to Cleveland and Quicken Loans Arena, I’ve observed some interesting things about almost every stop.
If you’ve never been to some of these arenas or cities, here are some random observations (that, of course, do not necessarily reflect the views of the Cleveland Cavaliers LLC)." - CLICK HERE for the full story.
Bob Finnan: Former Cleveland Cavaliers center Andrew Bynum exhausting chances
Author: Bob Finnan
Publication: The News-Herald & The Morning Journal
"The Indiana Pacers, just like the Cavaliers before them, were mesmerized by Andrew Bynum’s immense size, talent and potential.
And, just like the Cavs, they couldn’t wait to wash their hands of the affair.
The Pacers parted ways with the 7-foot, 294-pounder on May 7 when they announced he will miss the remainder of the season. He was sent home.” - CLICK HERE for the full story.
NBA owners meet again to update Clippers situation
Author: Brian Mahoney
Publication: Associated Press
"NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners went back to work Wednesday on Commissioner Adam Silver's desire to end Donald Sterling's ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers.
The advisory/finance committee held its second conference call in the past two weeks, reviewing the timing and process for forcing Sterling to sell the franchise following his lifetime ban for making racist comments.
League spokesman Mike Bass said in a statement that the committee also discussed the search for a new CEO and got an update on Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum's visit with Clippers employees. The owners plan to meet again next week.” - CLICK HERE for the full story.
Shelly Sterling plans to keep Clippers
Author: Ramona Shelburne
"LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Clippers co-owner Shelly Sterling confirmed Wednesday that she intends to keep ownership of the team in her family, despite the NBA's move to oust her estranged husband, Donald Sterling, who was banned for life by commissioner Adam Silver last week in the wake of racist remarks he made that were published by TMZ.
Shelly Sterling has been a co-owner of the Clippers with her husband since 1981 and is one of two alternate governors. The other, team president Andy Roeser, began an indefinite leave of absence Tuesday. The team is owned by a family trust.
"Commissioner Silver made it clear, that when he announced sanctions against Donald, that the NBA was taking no action against me or my family," Shelly Sterling said in a statement given to ESPN." - CLICK HERE for the full story.