I used to H A T E Stern. After all the BS we went through he is by far my favorite Commissioner of any sport ever. Stern's a G.
THANK YOU DAVID STERN! This can't be said enough! He saved the NBA in New Orleans, not only keeping it out of the hands of an owner who would move the team, but putting in place a Marketing group to help move the product locally, to helping get a better TV deal done. And Last but not Least vetoing that Terrible 1st CP3 trade that would have given us the 3 over 30 players with high salaries in a new NBA CBA market. I mean his actions gave us Anthony Freaking Davis! Good gosh! Are these Lakers fans on this board posing as Hornets fans?
NBA Commissioner David Stern made his first visit this season to the New Orleans Arena Wednesday night and raved about the progress the franchise has made under owner Tom Benson.
Before attending Wednesday night’s game against the Lakers, Stern toured the construction site that will house the Hornets’ new practice facility and business offices at the Saints complex in Metairie. Construction at both facilities is expected to be completed by next season.
``We’re very pleased on the behalf of the NBA to see what they’re doing out there at the Saints’ practice facility,’’ Stern said. ``They are building a headquarters to house the Hornets staff, they building a new practice facility. They’re using both organizations to help the other. We couldn’t be happier and it’s good that we’re here. I’m delighted to be here to take in the game.’’
Stern is only a G because New Orleans still has a basketball team... that is the only valid reason I have seen on here, which is fine and all, but you still dont see the big picture, the bigger markets still rule the NBA, coaches get fined for coaching, fines and suspensions are a joke.
Im looking at this from a Hornets/Pelicans fan standpoint, not a New Orleans fan standpoint
Vinny you must be butt hurt the Nets are now in Brooklyn lol
I dont think the Saints "deserved what they got," but this probably isn't the place to have that discussion.
Suspensions are a joke.. just like the ones the Saints got. You contradict your own statements.
Again, just re-enforcing my point. You THINK you know but you have no idea. Please don't comment on things involving New Orleans when you have no clue. I don't care what standpoint you're looking at it from.
So much tension.
Vinny, dnt be such a bubblegum head.
I don't know how anyone can say Stern is the worse commissioner. How about Gary Bettman and the NHL. This is his third lockout, and it's about to be the second full season lockout. That's just terrible. Goodell is just worried about avoiding lawsuits, and his tenure as commissioner has done nothing to enhance the game of football. I'd say he has diminished football. No one wants these thursday night games where only a few people can watch, and no one wants 18 regular season games when all you preach is player safety. I don't care one bit abou MLB, so I say Stern is at least better than the NHL and NFL Commissioners.
They set up a bounty system to get players hurt(the thing the NFL is trying to avoid)
I like Sean Payton but his one season suspension was warranted, he is the coach, he shouldn't allowed that to happen.
Payton/Saints didnt get fined for resting their players... now did they?
The oh so clever manipulations designed to turn the sheeple's opinions in a specific given way like saying their investigation went over 50,000 pages of documents for evidence...which gets shortened erroenously to 50,000 pages of evidence. Using the word bounty ad nauseum that no other image but a certain one is conjured in people's minds. And that's just how they manipulated the people through clever wordplay.
Not the place, but how can you believe hook, line, and sinker that we intentionally targeted players when the purest evidence of all is that none of the 'going after the outside ACL' stuff actually happened? Where are all the injuries if there was a bounty program? Pay for play, whatever. Not legal, fine, lose draft picks. But lose our coach for a season? A complete travesty. I hope the trial completely rips to shreds every piece of "evidence" Goodell drums up.
Vinny again..you think you know but you have no idea. Don't believe everything you read.
There are signs all over the city here which i think applies to you, me, and everyone
"Think that you might be wrong"