David Stern would have to be classified as a man of a certain age. Yesterday he was on the radio with Jim Rome. Rome can be a jerk and he asked Stern if the NBA draft was rigged? A ridiculous question and Stern responded with a ridiculous reply. Stern asked Rome if he had stopped beating his wife.Was Stern’s response insensitive or appropriate? http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2012/06/david-stern-asks-jim-rome-if-hes-stopped-beating-his-wife/1?csp=Dailybriefing
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NBA Commissioner David Stern asked reporter if “he had stopped beating his wife”,,,sarcastic retort or out of bounds?
When you watch the NBA playoffs do you expect to hear political statements? No, but last night Charles Barkley made one. What should be done about it? Share your thoughts.
This is not political this is simply cute. I love it when the players bring their kids to the post game interviews. Chris Paul asks his son to make the Blake face, named after his teammate Blake Griffith. It’s good for a Monday morning chuckle. Happy Monday!
The NBA has suspended Ron Artest for 7 games without pay for the vicious hit on James Harden. That means he will miss the last game of the season and the first 6 games of the playoffs. Artest has been suspended a number of times, and you have to wonder if suspension is the deterrent that he needs. Should they have done more? Keep in mind if he had done this same thing let’s say in the grocery store he probably would have been arrested. What do you think?
A few years ago Ron Artest was an Indiana Pacer. During his tenure as a Pacer he was sitting on a scorer’s table while a play was being discussed and a spectator poured soda on him. Artest retaliated and a fight ensued. Artest was suspended for 69 games which actually was the remainder of the season. I believe that Artest never should have gone after the fan, but I also don’t believe by purchasing a ticket that you have the right to violate a player. Since that incident Artest has undergone anger management and changed his name to reflect his new persona: Metta World Peace. Well yesterday Mr. Peace must have stayed home and told Ron Artest to suit up. Metta took a cheap shot and leveled Oklahoma Thunder player James Harden with his elbow and once he was assessed a flagrant foul and immediate ejection he tried to feign innocence by saying he was actually celebrating his dunk. Come on Ron, I mean Metta, I mean Mr. Cheap Shot. Whatever he wants to be called it does not matter what he did yesterday on the court would be classified as assault on the streets and what he demonstrates is he changed his name, but he like the leopard can not change his spots.
One question: why?
An ESPN analyst described the Knicks loss as “chink in the armor”. We all know this is a commonly used phrase to describe something that just is not right, but is it racially insensitive to the Knicks newest Asian star? Tell me what you think
Bryant Gumbel speaking on the NBA lockout is the latest person to compare their plight to slaves. Let’s not get this thing twisted the NBA players are millionaires with a few exceptions, but even the exceptions make mush more than the average middle class worker. The owners who sign the check are the members of the 1% club. David Stern the commissioner has shown no love lost for the players, but let’s not liken him to a slave overseer. Let’s keep this conversation based on the problem at hand–the lockout. The NBA players are paid to play a game they in no way can be compared to slaves. This is simply a ridiculous analogy.
Charles Barkley says he does not tweet. He said if you wake up in the morning and you want to know what he doing you are an “idiot”, but is celebrity watching the only reason people tweet? Twitter is a news source. So is Barkley simply a grumpy old man or does he have a point.