The AP reports: On the subject of the NBA’s infatuation with pre-game pyrotechnics, smoke and noise, commissioner David Stern was loud and clear: He’s had enough. “I think they’re ridiculous,” Stern said Monday before Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics second-round playoff series. “I think that the noise, the fire, the smoke, is a kind of assault that we should seriously consider reviewing in whether it’s really necessary given the quality of our game.” His comments came just a few minutes before Cleveland’s over-the-top player introductions, which include fire - hot enough that fans can feel the heat in the stands - shooting out of four swords on the scoreboard.