Nets Ban Gambling on Team Flights
I, of course, don't have to spend four hours on a plane 50 or 60 times a year. But the ban sounds smart. This isn't the first gambling-related incident the league has faced, and as agent Mark Bartlenstein points out in being quoted by the Times, all this gambling can't be good for relationships or, in the cases of the poor card players, the pocketbook.
I'm not sure a team-by-team policy will have the same impact a leaguewide ban would. The Kings, for instance, won't lay down a gambling ban until the NBA mandates one. (Kings owners Joe and Gavin Maloof belong to the ownership group of The Palms casino in Las Vegas, and have been outspoken in their opinion intra-team gambling is harmless.)