Players made a mockery of NBA All Star voting

Players made a mockery of NBA All Star voting

Players made a mockery of NBA All Star voting Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 24 January 2017 A third of the players didn’t even vote for LeBron James In my mind, I delude myself into thinking the NBA doesn’t do much for me. However, I find myself...
An NFL Minor League. Smart. Very Smart

An NFL Minor League. Smart. Very Smart

An NFL Minor League. Smart. Very Smart Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 18 January 2017 An NFL minor league would help the battle against CTE Think again if an NFL minor league seems like a stupid idea. It will happen. As a matter of fact, I believe it is a...
Tim Duncan, the quiet superstar

Tim Duncan, the quiet superstar

Tim Duncan, the quiet superstar Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 12 July 2016 Tim Duncan was an unique superstar Less than a week ago, I wrote about Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder. If you missed the blog, my position rested...
Durant moves on but something is lost

Durant moves on but something is lost

I’ve never been much a fan of the NBA. For me, college basketball has always seemed the truer sport. Teams feel different. With college ball, you can recognize a club by the defenses or offenses they play. Not true with the NBA. Most teams look and play the same...
How LeBron went from villain to hero

How LeBron went from villain to hero

How LeBron went from villain to hero Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 June 2016 LeBron was about his hometown fans this season How did LeBron James go from villain to hero? Maybe those are stark definitions, but I don’t sense the same nationwide...
Steph Curry has stayed true to himself

Steph Curry has stayed true to himself

Steph Curry has stayed true to himself Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 11 May 2016 Steph Curry is, in a word, fun Steph Curry won the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for the second straight year, becoming the first unanimous MVP in league history. That feat...
Enjoy Stephen Curry

Enjoy Stephen Curry

In the “Get of my lawn!” segment of the week, former NBA great Oscar Robertson claimed that today’s players and coaches don’t know a thing about basketball, directing his criticism toward current MVP Stephen Curry. Robertson was always a cantankerous cuss, even during...
Why the NBA needs to come down hard on Donald Sterling

Why the NBA needs to come down hard on Donald Sterling

Why the NBA needs to come down hard on Donald Sterling Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 28 April 2014 Because the NBA does not need this owner I’m not normally an NBA fan, but I did turn on the Clippers-Warriors playoff game in Oakland on Sunday. I must admit...
Jeremy Lin is the change the NBA brand needed

Jeremy Lin is the change the NBA brand needed

Jeremy Lin is the change the NBA brand needed Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 20 February 2012 Why? Because he’s fun. A curious thing is happening in the NBA. As you may know, I have virulently detested the current situation of the National Basketball...
The greatest success for Michael Jordan? His brand.

The greatest success for Michael Jordan? His brand.

The greatest success for Michael Jordan? His brand. Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 29 November 2011 His silhouette alone is a brand equity As a player, Michael Jordan was a complete NBA player — the best ever? Quite possibly. Whether gliding from the free...
The marketing of LeBron James and the Miami Heat

The marketing of LeBron James and the Miami Heat

The marketing of LeBron James – where it stands now Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 13 June 2011 Now that the Miami Heat have been vanquished… I’m not here to pile on LeBron James and the Miami Heat for all the reasons we’re all suggesting today...
Nike ad does LeBron James no favors

Nike ad does LeBron James no favors

Nike ad does LeBron James no favors Tom Dougherty, CEO – Stealing Share 1 November 2010 The response to criticism comes off as arrogance There are some in the sports world calling the new Nike ad, featuring LeBron James in an attempt to rescue his image after...