Latest Adam Silver News

Mavs retiring Nowitzki's 41 in January when Warriors visit

Nov. 19, 2021 15:01 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are retiring Dirk Nowitzki's No. 41 when Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors visit in January. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to attend the Jan. 5 ceremony honoring the only player in league history to play 21 seasons...

After Kanter's Tibet comments, Celtics blacked out in China

Oct. 21, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

Chinese broadcaster and NBA partner Tencent is not showing current or archived Boston Celtics games on its platforms, in apparent response to comments that Celtics center Enes Kanter made to advocate Tibetan independence. Kanter, as part of a series of social media posts,...

To jab or not to jab? Vaccinations still hot topic in sports

Oct. 19, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman let out a faint cough and assured those seated at least 6 feet away that it was allergies, not COVID-19. He had tested negative for the coronavirus three times in the previous week. It allowed the fully vaccinated 69-year-old the opportunity...

The NBA at 75: From a very modest beginning, to a behemoth

Oct. 19, 2021 13:17 PM EDT

It started in 1946 with 11 teams and 160 players. The shot clock was nearly a decade away, the 3-point line was a couple generations away. Buildings were smaller. So were the players. And it wasn’t even called the National Basketball Association. The NBA, 75 years ago,...

NBA preview: Silver says he hopes Irving gets vaccinated

Oct. 18, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

Adam Silver, the basketball fan, would prefer to see Kyrie Irving on the court again with the Brooklyn Nets as soon as possible. Adam Silver, the NBA commissioner, would prefer to see Irving vaccinated. Silver said Monday he hopes Irving — one of...

Chicago uses stellar defensive effort to rout Phoenix 86-50

Oct. 16, 2021 01:03 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Kahleah Copper provided the offense and the Chicago Sky used a dominant defensive effort to move within a win of the franchise’s first WNBA championship. Copper scored 20 of her 22 points in the first half and Chicago routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 on...

Kyrie Irving skips COVID jab and benches himself - for now

Oct. 13, 2021 09:50 AM EDT

It’s hard to know where Kyrie Irving is getting his vaccination information. Hope it’s not the same sources that had him convinced for a while the Earth was flat. True story. So maybe it wasn’t much of...

At Earl Monroe high school, students major in basketball biz

Oct. 06, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver told a group of high school students Wednesday that for every player in the league, there are 100 jobs connected to pro basketball. Those students are learning skills that may someday help them get one. ...