Real Sports’ anchor, Bryant Gumbel went in on NBA Commissioner David Stern on the Tuesday night program;

“Stern’s version of what’s been going on behind closed doors, of course has been disputed,” Gumbel said Tuesday night on HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.”

“But his efforts were typical of a commissioner, who has always seemed eager to be viewed as some kind of modern plantation overseer treating NBA men as if they were boys.

“It’s part of Stern’s MO. Like his past self-serving edicts on dress code or the questioning of officials, his moves are intended to do little more than show how he’s the one keeping the hired hands in their place.

“Some will cringe at that characterization,” Gumbel continued,” but Stern’s disdain for the players is as palpable and pathetic as his motives are transparent. Yes, the NBA’s business model is broken, but to fix it, maybe the league’s commissioner should concern himself most with a solution, and stop being part of the problem.”

Bam. I don’t see Stern as a guest of Real Sports anytime soon.  Gumbel has declined media attempts to contact him regarding his statements.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...