David Stern: winning friends and influencing people as usual

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:15 pm
How dare the speaker of the house cast aspersions on the NBA? :shock: I am probably in the minority on this board, but I never got why taxpayers should foot the bill for sports arenas for professional teams, esp. when those teams charge outrageous prices from 5 bucks for a water to $100 for a decent seat. Amazing how capitalists all become socialists when it comes to funding the wet dreams of the wealthy. To move Seattle to Oklahoma City, at the same time Stern is targeting China as the big new market, is so clueless it is beyond comprehension.

Here's the article:

http://canadianpress.google.com/article ... buS1eCxipA
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 12:43 pm
Not surprising. Actually, it's pretty similar to what happened in Vancouver with the Grizzlies. Seems like it's Sterns M.O.

Worst thing is that he even threatens the city, with that comment saying that "he sees no way the league would ever return to the city".
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:21 pm
haha, his main argument is that Seattle will never have an NBA team. His main point? "That would be too bad."
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 10:24 pm
I read that a few days ago.

The point that solves all this is - The nba has to fund things like arenas for the teams, as they make obey out of it all. If teams don't have money, player's salaries have to decrease. I remember back in 1992/93, Jordan had the highest salary at 4 million, then followed by about five Centers, including Ewing, Olajuwon and Robinson, all at over 3.5 million. In the few years after that, the highest salaries exploded to now over 20 million! The fans are the ones getting charged for it all and it just doesn't make sense and will someday, sooner rather than later, devolve
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:33 am
It's weird, in that Stern seems to have really poor PR instincts right now. His persona is associated with the game and I bet if you did a marketing survey, it is a negative, like Bud Selig and Gary Bettman.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:37 am
David Stern is a fraud as NBA Commisioner. I'm tired of learning to live with it. 7-game suspensions, technical fouls for clapping, and constant freebee passes for proven cheaters like Bruce Bowen, along with a broken system that employs crooked referees with zero incentive not to make a horrid call... it all just adds up to what can only be describe as an all-time low in the game's integrity.

Sure, David Stern is a global marketing whore that can get ratings and money, but he's seriously destroying the game that I love. "Flopping", by itself, should have been dealt with immediately. Stern cares nothing about the game of basketball and is purely a businessman. That disgusts me.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:11 am
yeah, but he serves at the pleasure of the owners, so clearly he is pursuing their agenda. Or at least the agenda of a majority of owners.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:25 am
coltraning wrote:yeah, but he serves at the pleasure of the owners, so clearly he is pursuing their agenda. Or at least the agenda of a majority of owners.



And that is what counts most in this corporate ruled world :wink:
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:46 am
migya wrote:
coltraning wrote:yeah, but he serves at the pleasure of the owners, so clearly he is pursuing their agenda. Or at least the agenda of a majority of owners.



And that is what counts most in this corporate ruled world :wink:

yup - John Lennon said it best all those years ago in working class hero, and no one has said it better:

"keep you doped on religion and sex and TV
and you think you're so clever and classless and free
but you're still ****ing peasants as far as I can see"

Or as David Mitchell said "whenever tyranny becomes accepted as ordinary its victory is assured". Now where's my hi-def TV, goddamn it!
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