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Fresh update on "david stern" discussed on Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure
"Here's Greg Matt's big Night for the Bucks, says the Eastern Conference leading Philadelphia 70. Sixers Visit Milwaukee for the first of back to back games Milwaukee begins today 3.5 games behind Philly for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Both teams entered tonight's game and different positions the six years hoping to have a healthy contingent. The Bucks are nobody on the injury reports want to talk about it, Ted, I'm pumping it up way more than you know, the players would as a fan That's going to be exciting. I am excited for Thursday and Saturday because, remember the first time the bus played the victory's joy Lynn beat without this is a different scenario, but sideline reporters or a Stevenson questionable for the six years tonight guard Ben Simmons Small forward to buy his Harrison shooting guard. Seth Curry Coverage begins tonight at 5 30 on WTMJ. Quiet day for the Brewers, who returned to the Midwest following a three game. That series sweep of the Padres. Milwaukee will be in Chicago to face the Cubs beginning Friday afternoon would say it's been a fun. One last three days, The group has played really well and in a tough environment to play against the good teams, so It's a, uh it's been a fun three games to watch. Um, particularly without Some guys who are banged up right now, and it's a good way to start the road trip. Where was president of baseball operations? David Stern's Brewers manager Craig Counsell expects to have second baseman Kolten Wong back from the injured list in time for Friday's game. And best of luck to the Badgers women's volleyball team tonight taking on Texas and the semi finals of the Women's Final Four championship game will be played campaign took mats I should say will be played. On Saturday. The Badgers are the top overall seed. They could go this whole thing without having lost all year. That's amazing, pristine record, and I'm always used to seeing Penn Stater. Yes, Stanford and right, all right. It's a little different from that regard, but the Badgers have really built something here. They've got a quality program. This is not just a one year wonder if they were in a similar position. Just a year ago. So anybody thinks Barry Alvarez is lame duck. We've been trying to get Barry Alvarez on the show, and they told us we'll get him on this afternoon show, But he's with the team right now is traveling with the team. He's fired up now that they've made it this far, and all this week has been eaten up by their success. We're hoping next week. But he is I'm told all in on this volleyball program. It is with them. That's good stuff. 4 48 it WTMJ speaking all in. If it's business in Wisconsin, he is always all in he is Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce President Tim Sheehy. He's with us. It's today's talker up next, Your Milwaukee Bucks are back on the home.
Fresh update on "david stern" discussed on Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure
"For an update from the Gruber law opposite one call. That's all sports desk Here is Greg Matic. The Bucks are coming up two days off the Philadelphia 76 years played and lost last night to the Phoenix Suns. The two teams will meet tonight in Milwaukee. The Bucks 3.5 games back in the sixties for the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoff race. Tonight is Game one of the back to back So Philly Gonna stay in Milwaukee following tonight's game for a Saturday afternoon match up. Look at the injury report. It's not yet been submitted for either team. Not exactly sure who's going to play tonight who might be held out. The Bucks are favored for what it's worth. Coverage of tonight's game begins at 5 30 on WTMJ. The Milwaukee Brewers reinstate capture Jacob Nottingham from the 10 Day injured list and then designated for assignment, meaning he's off the 40 Man roster. 2021st round draft pick Eric Mitchell will begin his pro career with the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, the Brewers class high, a affiliate on the field. Milwaukee begins a three game series in Chicago at Wrigley Field against the Cubs Friday afternoon. Brewers had the best record in the NL Central. Third best team E R. A in all of baseball, with Corbin Burns leading the way in the area of 30.37. I think everyone recognizes what Corbin is doing right now, and everyone appreciates it. I don't think we've seen something quite like this. I haven't been around a pitcher who's who's been on the run like this the start of the season. In my career, and it's a lot of fun. There was president of baseball operations David Stern's from Wisconsin's Morning news and in the NFL. Some rules are changing. John and who sets will be implemented in advance of the upcoming season. Taunting will be among the points of emphasis for the upcoming season. Overtime games in the preseason are a thing of the past before too long. The preseason will also be a thing of the past. Every last rules for players with regard to Jersey numbers so linebackers can now wear one through 59 or 90. Through 99 defensive backs can go as high as 49. Same is running backs. What? Why? What? What? Well, first off, Why did they have that system? Then why are they changing? Well, the system has long been archaic. If you ask me they're expanding it because more and more players are on the practice squad right that the rosters air just larger than they ever have been. And if you have to pluck a player from the practice squad, he has to have a number on there just aren't a lot of numbers available anymore. Within the confines of what was part of the rules passed, so you might have a linebacker. We're number two. Running around on the fields. Yeah, that Z kind of fun. I got a problem with that is a college component to that. Yeah, That's because college rosters air so significantly large. But, yeah, Who knows? You have a quarterback wearing 99. So the quarterback rules are the same that that still is a one through 19 deal. You can't wear zero and quarterbacks can't be in the twenties or above. Mm. Remember Doug Flutie was 22 in college? Yeah, You're right. That stands up bust. Wow. Interesting history. 48. Wtmj bucks talk up next. It's Buck's insiders with the legendary Marcus Johnson. Right after the break the latest on what you need to know about your Milwaukee bucks..
Milwaukee Brewers designate Smoak for assignment, add Vogelbach
"To play first base for the Brewers moving forward. I think we got indication based off. The comments made by David Stern's Tio Tom had recorded the Journal Sentinel earlier today, but we don't know for sure. Now, when the Brewers that designated for assignment Justin Smoak, and at the same time bring in another first baseman, and Daniel Vogel back, I think it's there's a logical thing that says, OK, smoke out Vogel Bach in he's going to be the guy over at first base. I don't think it's gonna work out that way. Because just based off the comments that Stern's made earlier today, it really sounds like Jed Jerko is going to be the guy who's going to be given the first opportunity to play first base a lot. Not There's going to be the every day guy, but he's might be the closest thing that the Brewers have to it, and Jerko is mainly face left handers. This year. There has been There's a good chance that you listening to this right now might be kind of throwing your hands up in the air going Finally, because I could tell you just seeing what I see on Social media. There have been a lot of people that have been calling for Jerko to play more often. In fact, it kind of goes back to a bigger question, and we've discussed this before on Brewer's extra innings. When you've got historical data. And then you've got, like right now Data. How do you How do you juggle those two things against each other? And that's why Jerko has played so much against left handed starters because from you look at what he's done over the course of his career. A and he he has done has been very successful against lefties not as successful against righties now this year that hasn't held up he hasn't been given is many opportunities against right handers. But he said, Okay, success against right handers this year and he's been okay against ah, against lefties as well. And that's that's kind of where where it's been at for this year. Now he's going to be given an opportunity to face righties and lefties. That's going to be his job. I would think again. I'm just kind of reading between the lines and seeing what David Stern said earlier today. It really feels like Jed Jerko is going to be given that first opportunity to be the guy who plays first base a lot. It's a
Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy suffers heart attack during team workout
"Things sports at 5 15 a member of the Brewers coaching staff recovering today following a heart attack over the weekend, with the brewer's not playing against the Cardinals over the weekend as a result of the Corona virus. The team holds a workout on Saturday, reportedly during the work. Bench coach Pat Murphy suffers a mild heart attack. He was transported from Miller parked a freighter hospital where, according to general manager David Stern's, he had a stent installed. He is expected to make a full recovery, but it's unknown when
Lorenzo Cain takes advantage of baseball’s more flexible opt-out rules
"Centerfielder Lorenzo Cain opting out of the rest of the 2020 season, a statement from the president of Brewers baseball operation and general manager David Stern says. Lorenzo Cain has informed us that he will not participate for the remainder of the 2020 season. We fully support Lorenzo's decision and will miss his talents on the field and leadership in the clubhouse.
Draft date set; Goodell warns of public discussion
"Roger Goodell sent out a memo tonight. I'm recording this like six o'clock tonight. The memo basically said the draft is happening. The date is not being changed so just proceed as normal given the circumstances in Roger. Goodell's memo this what you have to wrote the draft. He served a warning to those around. The League criticizes the League. Stance goodell wrote public discussion of issues relating to the draft serves no useful purpose in his grounds for disciplinary action. I love that that to me reminds me a lot of David Stern. Listen we can all be critical of Roger Goodell over the years. He's done some stupid things. But that's that's what the commissioner needs to say. The corona sucks for everybody. We're not changing the draft. Shut up about it and figure it out.
Luka Doncic Agrees to a Shoe Deal With Jordan Brand
"In sneaker news. I remember the last time he was here. We spoke about sneaker news. Where we're Luke assign back? Well guess what Luka has made a decision and he has gone with her to Jordan brand people third third Jordan brand Jordan brace our joining and the thing about it I loved was the outfit that he dropped. Take a look at this outfit the day. Eight after signing those Georgia ones were absolutely Chris Have Cream colored little Hinson to blow. It was not nice way to come out though I mean he said you know this is coming out party. Say I'm here. Yeah exactly now. We wanted him to sign up. The places hopefully hopefully could have been Lebron's I you know I cited or Adidas Puma as we even do some of those out there but with him signing and we Jason Tatum with the Jordan Braid with Zion Williamson with the Jordan brand my question to you who gets a signature shoe. I is a great question. And I'M GONNA go with Luca and the reason why I say Lucas Lucas absolutely plan lights out. The right lightweight triple double machine. He's in a great team in Dallas. He's the front runner for maybe even. MVP keep up these debts. And I'm sure that's part of his conditional contract for Jordan that he he played excellent. And you know Georgia's not the type of person that's going to give anybody anything before they deserve it absolutely. I think it's going to hurt Zion with him being out for the year or they say that you know he should be you back shortly him being out for the year. I think that's going to hurt him. Jason Tatum played lights out basketball but is not on a local level and to be honest with you out of all three Luca and pretty much the most marketable NBA player right now. Even though there's been a lot of changes in the NBA. Luca is a player that all of America is comfortable celebrated celebrated and if you understand what I'm celebrate anywhere in America in Iowa they comfortable having a Luca poster as well as a in New York City. They're comfortable having a local post. I can agree with that. I can agree with that but he also he has a certain trauma bite himself. He's a fan favorite and I just don't see The two guys beat him up. Well I won't be coming to Luca ones who
Saturday Sports: NFL Playoffs, Remembering David Stern
"And be our sports correspondent Tom Goldman joins me now good morning Tom happy new year Layla happy new year so okay so we're excited the playoffs are starting with the teams that play is opening weekend aren't ones will likely see later on in the season is that right I want to make sure you really are excited very X. you know in recent years that has been the case that the teams playing this opening weekend aren't the ones we'll see later on since the twenty thirteen season the two teams that played in the Super Bowl did not play on this first weekend the so called wild card weekend and all those Superbowl teams had buys the first week now there are of course were exceptions the the last team that played on while Kerr week wild card weekend and made it to the Superbowl the Baltimore Ravens in the twenty twelve season in fact the rate of the ravens won that Superbowl two so do any of this weekend's teams have a chance to run the table like the rave instead well you know all of them believe they do but realistically one or two I would say the New Orleans Saints they're playing very well they're a team to keep an eye on and of course you can never rule out the New England Patriots winners of six Super Bowls since two thousand two including last season although the patriots have looked a little less than a dynasty in the last month or so the patriots so we can't we can't talk about the patriots without talking about Tom Brady might this be it for him well you know the patriots host Tennessee tonight this is the first time in a decade New England is playing on a wild card weekend an indication the pats haven't been as my eighty this season if they are truly vulnerable and they lose to Tennessee it could be Tom Brady's last home game and that would be a big deal he's forty two although he said he wants to keep playing pass the season he could be a free agent at season's end and if the patriots don't re sign him and decide to go younger at quarterback and start a new era then Brady could sign with another team now that said new England's favored tonight the patriots would love nothing more than to quiet the doubters and start the March to yet another super ball but you know it's a game people may want to watch just in case so let's have it and take a minute to talk about NBA commissioner David it's turned he passed away on new year's day what are your thoughts on his legacy no well it was a vast legacy his impact was profound and thirty years as as commissioner which ended in twenty fourteen you know I think it's worth recalling nineteen ninety one when the great Lakers player Magic Johnson told the world he was HIV positive stern and braced magic at a time when the world wondered whether it was safe to even touch people who are HIV positive red aids the publican NBA sponsors were wary but stern supported magic he paved the way for him to play in the nineteen ninety two all star game and the ninety two Olympics for magic was a star in that star studded Dream Team stern educated himself and teams and players about the disease and you know a lot of this whole process helped change the conversation and attitudes about HIV and aids that's NPR sports correspondent Tom Goldman thanks Tom you're
"david stern" Discussed on Mickstape: The Barstool Basketball Podcast
"We these nine tree. We'll get to God. I know who before we get out of here the NBA lost one of the most important figures. They've ever had had a very young age. which is weird to say because David Stern was old my entire life at least old in the face on the only time Davis young news like MJ draft? Like the little thin right. That's the only time he ever looked not Seventy five years. He only looked young when they'd flash back to like any draft in the eighties. Okay as the whole time I was conscious. Should he looked exact same But David Stern 'cause I saw some people today trying to take away some of his granola people but some people trying to take away some of his credit where they were like Manley trying to give this guy credit for coming into the League. Saying time is Larry Bird Magic Magic Johnson. What's enrolling Michael Jordan and it's like e F assure the players like players helps and he is the the first one to give them credit for helping but the way he stacked those players on TV? Look at the national schedule this year looking at last look how bad. They are at televising using games nationally. Just the match ups they pick the fact that they went from tape delayed finals which is still something that doesn't make sense of my brain tape delayed. They'd finals to be in like all right. Every time it's national and we get two games. Celtics play the Lakers GonNa play the second game always always Thanksgiving in the NFL man right and it works air work. What are you know? He had the great fortune of rolling like that right into Michael Jordan. Who took the league internationally? But I believe starring was very Vogel and getting the Olympics To change their. They're fucking rules so that the press play. That's great. Yeah that's the Dream Team. which yeah which took it like Jordan on the Bulls obviously was going to be as sensation that was everywhere but the dream teams would lodge that internationale and all those guys but they headed in college? It's like okay. Yeah we saw Jordan and you were eighteen. Now it's like oh they're coming back as all these guys have won. MVP Magic Ambert right. That was big fucking deal and I don't know Howard back roads? Some really good a lot of people right in really good things with David about David Stern And in a very One of the first various selfish thoughts I had was mad. He was someone I always wanted to talk. OCTO and didn't get the chance to. They're not stopping would have been dope stars. Incredible I'll say about start the then then I'm saying it'd be again the Knox like he didn't handle the Donald Sterling Situation Right That's again Sim. Up that in the dress code of ethics bullshit the up and as limit ethic is bullshit. I see why they did both of those correct but I disagree but just about every we sat on radio is like he came in at a time. Where if he was like eighty Lee needs some fixing he was like yeah? No we're GONNA fix it. The Patrick Ewing New York. This works by trust me a swear to God. This is weird. I don't know you don't think he'd be just as successful in Dallas. It's no I don't ask Bob. I doubt also time he came in it was was Jordan. Magic Bury it was also the drug air so he walked dead into the Games on tape. delay 'cause players fucking coat down so he like lived through that he also he was the commissioner of the NBA needed for that type of growth Batman on over. I'm much more scared of David Stern considerably more scared of David Stern. Yeah Howard Beck was considered David a friend but if you have problem with AIDS on my front door with the smoke I can't remember who who I think it was. It was Zach Lowe or somebody that level of access said that he loved pigs in a blanket. He's basically Clem yeah and like they had an NBA draft lottery party. Where they didn't have and it was like he bitch debt? Everybody like did not breathe profanities profanity for like ten minutes. And then a second stop and just went live is like I'm David Stern and they were like. That's David David Stern I asked for one. God One Guy Ed have Susan one thing right and the Charlotte Hornets wanted to get the buy just. TV starnes moods never rattled and embiid for that level of growth the international and the players afraid of sturm. Oh Yeah I think you need that to certain extent yes oh like goodell took him and fire. Yeah like they think he's a clown like afraid of him. Susan it's kind of a fear. It's like they've got such a client. I don't know what he's going to get it. Might he might throw me out. Miami raise. I don't know what's going on. Yeah like do things. Stern was like. Listen Jordan BR I. I can't have you hidden hotlines on your own team. You just got to lay low for you know what I'm saying. It hurts me to do. This starts my pockets. Like the The Tampere thing Joe Smith. He's got like I really GonNa make me do something dumb. You gotta get caught now. I gotTa take all your first round clips so him being like the right amount of bully the right amount of hustler and seeing the vision the NBA wouldn't be where it is like if you switched him in silver right now I don't know where the NBA's right now honest guy and silvers great. Yes yeah. Silver is great but I think part of the reason my grades because he worked under stern for so he gets to be good cop because stern was like I'll be back on like to everybody. But I've thrive in the shit like Liz. Unlike at the core mush it just like a Jewish lawyer lawyer from Jersey. Like math. Like you going by Columbia Law Degree Columbia. Yeah the original smart man he also oversee Wnba Jelly or you think those could have been done differently in hindsight the but take to even bring those to be right. So David Stern will be missed. I think it'll be missing the short term to even unjust fair Silverado. Call in and be like. Hey what should I like. I'm sure he leaned on him at some of these decisions. He's made recently. Yeah like that's it's like. It feels like he's been out of the NBA life for so long with us. Commissioner twenty fourteen which was just not long ago I read. I read something to like. When the Hornets ownership agreed to move to New Orleans like that very day he started working on plans to keep basketball in Charlotte which he didn't have to do? Yeah I got a pregnant Seattle thing to in terms of his Knox but no now. That's why I was and I was interested to see how people went about writing this just because he wasn't perfect when right when someone dies you WanNa just harp on AH failures. That sucks has not nice thing to do especially when he had so many successes so I thought a lot of people handle it really well just. I didn't read any for that. I was like. Oh this is good so I've only read a couple but so far they've all been pretty more more glowing lot more like personal personal like Howard. Backs is really good because it was his experiences with him And I think it humanized more than anything he oversaw to lockouts as. Wow Aw within like ten years fifteen years which is insane and then ninety nine he. It didn't look like it was going to his Howard Beck wrote about this 'cause like early in the lockout. It reached out to lead. Never talked to him before he reached out up to the League office to be like. I'd like to date star and then randomly one day like months later. He got a call from stern and like not from his office office just from him and he was like this. Is David Stern hardback. was like full fucking Shit. Who is David Stern back? It was like Oh fuck Sir Sir turn on nineteen ninety nine laptop which probably took like twenty minutes to turn on and he said David Stern was like yeah. We're GonNa Anna. You're the players association with this final with this offer and tell them if they don't accept this offer the next one's going to be substantially lower in fact was like Why do you think that's going to work? If they don't like this offer there's surely GonNa Turn Down Lower Offers and starring was like I didn't realize you negotiated. Ah We contracts before I picked. You're just let me go back to bed. How we fuck my wife back yeah? That's the saddest thing US getting a chance of rain debt by David Steiner. This awesome May. No you slept. Tell me tell me how to oversee international expansion. I'll take my answer offaire idiots and I'm just like service to start just like that Rome interview that everyone was post and when he asked about because that's something like I could see myself doing. He just he just knew who Jim Rome was and he's okay. Yeah you still beating your wife. Would imagine. Gazelle was on like France today. Just like he's still beating the Shit Outta. I told you about listen. That's David Stern as old you. lured lawyer tricks man. That's gyp stern a desert. Listen you know it's really David David Steinberg David Right. But he had concerns a legend. He will be missed. The human the commissioner woody. What are they gonNA name after? Probably this wack ass tournament. Oh God oh you talk about. This is what he would have won David stearns like no no I would not put it on my name. I don't I don't know what's what's unnamed like all star Game Mvp. Now that's gotta be named that. Because like he's preceded by Larry O'Brien whose it's got one. He's got that locked up way. NBA Athlete. There's not enough honestly. No it's not yes. That's that this new tournament the NBA All Star Game. It didn't happen to. I'm surprised it's not sponsored. Honestly the All Star game the All Star game. MVP comes not the key star gaming VP. Might be now. I think it's like it's brighter. Some shape prelic horizon for because you can't take finals. MVP from Russell. No and there's entity is the probably Alirio that's the actual title Trophy Right. Yes that's cause like eat in the conference championships. That's not enough view now unless you both of them after the Davis East end the winner. The it's the Maurice Potter Loft Trophy. He was the first commissioner. So you're not getting that but I like Whoa wait a minute. The name of the trophy was the Walter a brown trophy until eighty four. And then it changes as Larry O'Brien changing again.
Black band on uniforms to commemorate Stern
"Well the NBA is preparing a tribute to the late commissioner David stern Yumi watch is reporting that the NBA will honor the memory of former commissioner David stern with commemorative black bands on players' uniforms for the rest of the season stern passed away Wednesday three weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage inside New York City restaurant he was seventy seven years old it's unknown when these black bands will start to appear but they do present some irony as the former commissioner fought to keep corporate sponsored patches in manufactured logo's off of jerseys a move that was eventually greenlit by current commissioner Adam silver back in twenty seventeen besides players referees will also where the bands to honor
Black band on uniforms to commemorate Stern
"All the NBA is preparing a tribute to the late commissioner David stern watch is reporting that the NBA will honor the memory of former commissioner David stern with commemorative black bands on players' uniforms for the rest of the season stern passed away Wednesday three weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage inside New York City restaurant he was seventy seven years old it's unknown when these black bands will start to appear but they do present some irony as the former commissioner fought to keep corporate sponsored patches in manufactured logo's off of jerseys a move that was eventually green with by current commissioner Adam silver back in twenty seventeen besides players referees will also where the bands to honor
NBA commissioner David Stern towered over the league he built
"The basketball world is mourning the death of former NBA commissioner David stern stern spent thirty years as commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power stern died after suffering a brain hemorrhage December twelfth by the time he left in twenty fourteen a league that had struggled for a foothold had grown into a more than five billion dollar a year industry lebron James put stern at the same level with the man who created the game coming up with this number suite you
"david stern" Discussed on The Full 48
"In the first place. We've been looking at them as being one of the visionary visionary marketers of our time you know the the embry an MBA is entertainment vehicle the NBA as As marketing powerhouse as all of these things so much that came from David obviously a staff that he assembled over time as well that the league back in the early days was very small. I mean it was. It was a handful. The people basically around him but yeah he just obviously had great instincts for all this and so again when people think about public demeanor anything about his combativeness and and You know kind of dictatorial style. At times and how arrogant he could come off like. I think there's a part of David that you know. There was a little bit of pro wrestler in there. He likes to perform for the cameras. he the swagger came naturally to him but I think he played it up because it it it suited him he enjoyed Royd it. He loved playing the part of the villain and I think also being combative. While part of his nature was also it was beneficial to the League especially during the times when it needed that most they had to fight to get the attention fight to to to get the following and fight to stay alive at times and then fight to overcome whether what other was subtle or not so subtle racism or overcome scandals at times or overcome recessions or mouth of the palace whatever it was you you need. Somebody who's fierce I think is David so again one of these things that over time your first impression has got God God just do dial it back a little bit like. Do you have to be this suspicious about an overtime. You start to think. Well you know what this actually may be serves a purpose And it's not to wash away all of it and there are times you can bullying and certainly be very hard on some people who worked for him but even the last day of the text I've gotten from people who worked for him who were just gushing with with praise for him and appreciative of things that I and others wrote about him because it doesn't matter how much he might have ruined them at times to they respected the hell out of him and they they too understood. This always came from a place of wanting the best for the league. And you know it's it's striking to see the players who were battling with them in in you know to lockouts over twenty something years or whatever and many other battles in between all those players coming out on twitter and praising David and and you charing their warm wishes and memories of him Because like David they understood that okay when it's time for collective bargaining we're going to beat the shit out of each other and we're GonNa do we have to do and it's GonNa get ugly times and then we shake hands at the end and it's done and we're partners again and I think David understood that really. Well I think that's why unlike maybe bud SEGER bigger Roger Goodell or other commissioners who are often you know Vilnai's and and don't have that other side don't like there is no no one's saying yeah. Yeah but they also in David's case you know we we could all be you know we beat them up to at times but but right now all we can think of as as what a great impact he made because we I think there was a totality of David that was was balanced. And when you sit down to write and I'm sure most of us were asked to to write something soon after he was stricken with the brain hemorrhage And I'm sitting there for like half hour looking at an empty screen saying you know. Where do I begin and what I want this to be Want to be honest We all you know I cover the pretty much the totality well the totality of his thirty years as commissioner. And so I told a little vignette from one of those lockouts where Let me just digress for a minute where Because in the early years David before the labor disputes after the salary cap you know was was put in and the drug testing testing and all that there were a whole bunch of years. Where David almost you know? He was like the every man. Commissioner there really was this sense I mean. Most commissioners we know worked for the owners right. And they're all called commissioner but not David he was David Right. There was a sense that David was everyone's commissioner. The he represented the players earlier because he wasn't he was fiercely defended everyone and it's all about like pushing that sport into the mainstream. That kind of vended you know when the lockout started happening because the pie got bigger and the players association said we want a bigger slice and all of that which was inevitable but after this one a lockout and I remember which one it was mid nineties Michael Jordan got involved. David Falk was pulling strings behind this behind behind the scenes and Jordan got involved and started like attending some meetings to Barney. Meetings and and Jordan was famously are famously honestly a political and not activist and but he got involved in this one and somebody in the media. I don't remember the national media personnel. who was basically Kally said Jordan's involvement was the equivalent of a drive by shooting right and so after they settled it? I asked David like what you make of that comment about this drive-by shooting and David said fuck the people who say that stuff. That's Code Code. So how many years was that before. Laura Ingram you know and shut up and dribble David onto that stuff very early but at the same time you know he just gotten you know through a bare knuckle collective bargaining with the with the players association. He was doing his job but it was as the League became more successful and it was more revenue at stake. It became harder to see him as the Everyman Everyman Commissioner because the owners were afraid that the players are gonNA wind up getting too much of the of the Pie and the inevitable battles ensued. But David you no. He walked that fine line. He had to walk that fine line for thirty years of defending promoting the players understanding understanding that this was a sport that could really sore on the strength of of the athlete's visibility the fact that they were practically naked on the court and you can see their faces unlike football and the fans the law ball fans are so close and such telegenic sport. He understood that you know oh earlier than most that this was a sport that could really sell on the strength and visibility and popularity of its stars but at the same time he had to be mindful of a country that is he liked to say was hardly post racial and that was a shifting. Nothing line you know so like malice at the palace was a threat to those who be quick to judge and demonize young black males. who were you know Oh? The video was circulating like wildfire. That game was on a Friday night and it ended like just in time for the eleven o'clock sportscenter there were battles battles Galore. Even in the stands back in the old days in the sixties the old guys like Paul Silas. We'll talk about it with pride about the kinds of fights they had but this one and was going coast to coast on eleven o'clock sportscenter and David knew they were going to be repercussions so of course. There was that that notorious press conference two days later in Madison Square Garden where he was asked. You know who voted. You know who decided was vote on how nuclear to go. Oh on run our test and he said the vote was one nothing you know and in effect he was saying that you know I'm the one taking responsibility for this but again he was always walking that line. You know I think the way I phrased it today in my column was you know stand proud or pander and and that was a difficult choice and many people criticize them particularly as the years went on and David got older and grayer and looked more like a guy who was just a You know an old guy get off my lawn kind of Guy Dress code whatever it was but it was a tough line to walk and I think you know we saw how how difficult that line is to walk when there's so much revenue at stake as we saw in the recent China thing when guys like Lebron who are socially socially active and outspoken suddenly had to be careful about what they said. Not that I'm suggesting it was his obligation to speak out for the Hong Kong on protest is but there were serious consequences if he did. And that's what David always had to consider. And I think you know sometimes in now and this kind kind of pisses me off. Not that he was he was wrong. You know I disagree with many of his of his things and argued with them but in later years when people were really like like even Bryant Gumbel calling on the Modern Day plant a would be plantation owner or something like that was really kinda gross. Because you know suddenly unle there. Was this purity test for someone like David Stern to have to have to take and the the totality of his career was suddenly being overlooked and we. We know that many of much of the criticism in today's social media world is in a vacuum. You know it's one issue and your entire career. Rear is dismissed because you fail the purity tests on that one issue. Yeah now it's an unfortunate byproduct elect of us all living in the social media age and it's sometimes interesting to to think about how much worse something like Mouse Palate. Have benefited happened in the twitter age at predates twitter by about three years. I can only imagine how much worse that would have been in. How much Worse the outright of just overt racism would have been in response to that You're calling today or at least on. I think it's online now. Probably be tomorrow morning's paper but so actually I think around us in order in this morning the problem how David Stern navigated race in the NBA. A is the the headline on it and you know they race in the NBA are inextricable. Because this is a league that for you know certainly all of my lifetime It's it's been seventy five percent black and has had to deal with on various levels all of this country's ills and You you know issues with concern rates this this. This country is still hasn't grappled well with with race and and so David his legacy on that subject. I think shouldn't be that complicated. Because he was such a great advocate for and he was the first to push back against and he always would say when I took over everybody said the League was quote Unquote Unquote to black. That was a thing he actually had to battle against was to convince White America. That this this league that these players were you know were. I don't know what he had to commit some of it but it was that they weren't too black did league wasn't too That was an actual thing. It sounds ludicrous to think about now. But that was an actual issue. He had to deal with and then when it came to things like whether it was the tros sprewell choking. PJ CARLESIMO whether it's the mouse the palace because people would immediately portray this or start to put it in a racial context. David was the one as loudly as aggressively as possible. Saying pushing back against anybody who started to say that that that the NBA League of thugs the NBA's League of gangsters the NBA is this so he was such a strong advocate for his players. And pushing back doc against racial bias and racially charged portrayals and yet because of the the dress code because he had to be the disciplinarian because is that was his job so long suspension for spree. Will there along suspension for our test. I do think that his is record. Race sometimes got distorted and I thought the other place where it gets distorted sorted in when I wanted to talk to you about is Donald Sterling so Adam silver takes over and immediately the tapes of Donald Sterling saying all these awful racist things come out and silver silver has the means to now oust Don Sterling and immediately. It was well Adam silver got this done in like two months on the job and what. Where was David Stern? These last a couple of decades I have my own opinion on it but I want to ask you open ended..
How NBA commissioner David Stern helped shape the league
"This is a very sad day for the NBA For anybody associated with the League I think for anybody who is a fan of this league fan of the game. Ah Game of basketball period Here or anywhere around the world because David Stern was. I don't WanNa say singularly but certainly of very much responsible for everybody around the world Loving and appreciating this game being able to see this game the expansion of this game and David Stern of of course is No longer with US and Kind of knew this day was coming a few weeks ago when we got the news that he had suffered a brain hemorrhage throughout all of that I kind of stubbornly Felt like this is David Stern. He'll come out of it. I can't imagine I I can't imagine the League has already you've been without him. I can't imagine the world without David Stern and I'm still not sure how to process that. But I did know that when the moment came to have a podcast to discuss thus David stearns legacy and all the complexities of the man That the first person I would wanNA talk to the person sitting across from me in the studio right now. That's my good. The friend former colleague at the New York Times and of course hall of Famer Basketball Hall of Famer Harvey Aronson. Thank you for being good to be here good to be here solemn occasion I I agree and But it's good to be here. Thank you this is. This is tough so we were talking about this a little bit before we started recording and as I just said I can't imagine it's just the the idea that David Stern would Just that he's that he's not among still. There are certain people who you have in such high regard who are such titans titans who are such just just giants of their field or of the world at large that I feel like they're almost unkillable. David Stern like I would not bet on the David Stern versus death. I'm betting on David. Stern like literally going to punch death in the face and said get the fuck Outta here. I ain't ready yet and I I truly I believe these last few weeks ever since the news of the brain hemorrhage that he was going to rally because he is he's as we know he's a fighter and he's stubborn as hell and I figured that would be That would apply across the board and Yeah I still. I still can't quite believe he's gone. You have known him much longer than I have starting in late Seventies. He made his presence felt he was. He was lead counsel will when he came over from his law firm. Proske our rose in these four. Names and FRESCA Rosen Mendelssohn. I always forget the third one pro scour they always I was just called but he made his presence felt around the league and particularly with the media long before he became deputy commissioner in the early eighties and then commissioner in Nineteen Ninety Four. And you know I always found it interesting especially as we went on into the ninety s and into the new century that people looked at the NBA. And they would say you know. David Stern became commissioner. Larry Bird and Magic Magic Johnson entered the League one thousand nine hundred nineteen eighty season and it was a rocket to the moon right from there. And you know it's just a revisionist sense of history because David did not become commissioner until Nineteen eighty-four and bird and magic. Were already in the League. For four years the league was still a very troubled entity. You know almost you know almost a half decade into the bird magic era. There are a lot of issues. There were teams that were said to be on the verge of close of folding there was no salary cap op. There was no drug testing drug plan. A lot didn't happen until David actually became commissioner but those of us who cover the league regularly knew to him and I knew him I knew him from being around but I got my first as we all know our first David Stern phone call. Aw when I was working at the New York Post and I want to say it was probably around. Nineteen eighty one. Maybe and. He's he's Deputy Commissioner Deputy Commissioner or just about to become deputy commissioner and I I had decided as the Knicks beat writer that I was going to befriend Larry Fleisher. Who is the director of the Players Association and fancied myself as pro-labor Grew up in a labor union household and I was going to side with the players before for even knew anything right so I actually let turned over. My story wasn't a column. I think it was a story. Larry Fleisher who proposed doing away with the entire entire NBA draft. Why do we need to draft right? And I'm like you know that makes that makes a lot of sense to me so I write this evolutionary even now much less and you know for several years I kind of win alone and you can kind of make an argument for it. You know. Sort of a free enterprise system right but I wrote the story and David Stern and get a call the next day from Secretary and I pick up the phone and like I said I probably met him three or four or five times and and I answered the phone and he said he gets on and he goes this harvey and I said yes and he goes. I'm going to educate to. I'm going to educate you you for a few minutes. You fucking idiot and we went from there you know. He was merciless but yet always I pulled it back just enough to make you know that you know there's a possibility of lack of actual relationship here. But that was my first recollection of my have of my first. I Real David Stern W up and renew phone call and we all got those. I considered it. I don't know what point I realized is. This was the badge of honor. But this is a badge of honor. And it's funny harvey when we just seeing all the twitter tributes reading everybody's calms the last twenty four hours and we all have as as journalists. Cover this league so much. The same story these very very similar stories of our relationships with David these kind of love hate push rush poll frienemie type relationships where he was both In some ways mentor and Educator especially for you and Ah David our little closer in age so for some of us who came up and he was already well established as the commissioner for a long time before I come into the League or others is that WHO's pieces of red. He's very much kind of almost father figure and besides that he's the keeper of of all the NBA's history and secrets secrets and everything. So he did he would take on this role of like I want to educate. It's funny that he's saying this to you who was basically his almost pure at that point of. He's still doing his job job. He's not even commissioner yet and and you're covering the league but like that's just who he was I guess from the beginning and it certainly is the experience that I had with him and we all yes at some point. Got f-bomb to desk us. I'm glad we can curse on my podcast because David Stern wouldn't have wanted it any other way than for us to say fuck a few times because it was certainly one of his favorite words I I do think that it was probably very different to work for David. I mean reading a lot of the posts today on facebook and twitter twitter from people like Terry Lions and who's part of the communication staff for many years You know saying things like you know you you you didn't arrive at the NBA. Until David Curse you out in for doing something or doing something wrong and our cases I think it was a different different dynamic because to certain extent we did hold some leverage in power. David was marketing his league and it was important Kim particularly in the early years. You know to get the kind of press that he wanted for the sport and the kind of coverage for the athletes. He was trying to sell. So I think to a certain to a certain extent that you know that pullback from the total annihilation that David was capable of was inevitable because he wanted to Always maintain that relationship I remember in one of the Ninety S lockouts. He had a press conference was an update In the middle of lockout and the Times who's had a sign just kind of out of the Blue Murray Chasse who was a chroma generally baseball writer writer and columnist to cover the NBA lockout and Murray was long known to be essentially an ally of the Baseball Writers Association Association. I mean practically slept with ball them going too far but with G.. Those guys I mean it was. He was clearly pro row union in just about everything he wrote and Murray had written a series of articles for the Times that were clearly anti-star anti league and supporting the players. And I remember I was talking to David but after the press conference and Joel Lipman one of the attorneys attorneys with standing nearby and David started to say something to me. That sounded like you know one of these. I'm going to tell you in confidence. You know what's really going on. And y'all grabbed him by the arm and said David David Wait. Wait wait and David turned around and looked at Joel and said this is not Murray. Hey this is harvey and implicit in that or not. So implicit was the notion that I'm on their side. Not that I'm always going to write it the way they want want. I'm one of the regulars. There was a real difference if you one of the regular news who covered that sport and he kind of understood because I I will say this. We all WANNA be impartial. You'll want to write what we think. But it's particularly in the early eighties. Through the the end of that decade as League began to push more and more higher and higher and out of that ditch that it was in you know in the late seventies that all of us who covered the league felt a real pride that we were part of something that was growing. That was something special and David Sense that in all of us I could name you know whether there is Bob Ryan Alien Verizon you know Jan Hubbard Jack McCallum. I think it was. I think he looked at us. Not Addis he's guys or his writer so we're going to. You know who are going to adhere to is disciplined. Alright well what he wanted to but ultimately that we were pro. NBA Hey we believed in the product and we loved it we love the sport and believe in it and that was the difference. I think some of that changed in the later years when he felt this. There was some people coming along. Who are sort of interlopers? Who didn't necessarily have the League's best interest at heart? You know it's interesting too because you're describing you know a- and a general atmosphere in terms of the media and the sports world in general that that I think maybe a lot of my listeners or a lot of fans today probably don't have a true understanding of just because it was a very different world back then basketball was a distant third at best and you know baseball was still the national pastime and football was already a Bima and the NBA. You know forget whether the teams that were possibly going to fold in in the early eighties. When David I took over as commissioner it just the sport as a whole just didn't have the foothold in the capture of the of the collective the public's imagination that it has today this sport is a global a phenomenon of its own and that wasn't the case back then so it was probably really important and earlier on for David to to be able to identify that right? That's a that those of you covered league on a regular basis. Did so because you believed in basketball and believe in the NBA is a sport that that it wasn't just this little niche sport in America that would forever be overshadowed by football and baseball that it was that it had its own distinct identity in promise and and could be on on equal footing with those sports. I mean today. We don't have that discussion that the NBA is here and it is huge and it is to be reckoned with maybe the predictions of overtaking the NFL were a little premature but the NBA. It's I think people today might take for granted not realizing ising how far it had to come and so I think probably did shape a lot of how David saw the coverage and why he was so protective of it and when you talk about or any of US talk about David Redeeming us out and dropping dropping f bombs and whatever else. It's not because it was ever personal and it's not because we had fucked up that badly. Although occasionally we might have. David was just very protective protective of an advocate fierce advocate for his league. And so that's why I didn't mind badge of honor thing is like I kind of understood where he was coming from after awhile now cinder understood that if I pushed back and held my ground and especially if I did have a solid ground extent.
"david stern" Discussed on GSMC Basketball Podcast
"Today we'll be talking about the great David Stern in his impact in the world of basketball and sports as a whole because he has passed away. we'll see how mel's returned to Madison Square Garden went. We'll see some some big games in the east and the West before we're doing a quick injury update and then we'll end the show with some predictions of how big games over the next few days will pan out now as I stated David Stern ex-commissioner of the NBA has passed away. happen January first. Twenty twenty the first day of the New Year At seventy seven years old We talked about him cope podcasts. Go and just kind of what he means the whole basketball community a- and knowing how much impact he's had throughout his tenure as commissioner the reason why he passed away he was hospitalized three weeks ago due to a sudden brain hemorrhage and he was rushed to the hospital and had to do emergency surgery his surrounded by family and he will will be remembered as one of the greatest commissioners in all sports. Not just basketball. Because of the impact he had for the for the organization and just in the community. He has well. He really was a pioneer. That took a sport that was not taken seriously at all and moved it into becoming a global game probably the biggest global game behind behind soccer. Because you know soccer the biggest sport worldwide for sure. He's put basketball in that conversation and he he was a big reason why it's so successful. Today he took over in one thousand nine hundred four Back when basketball really was just yes and afterthought I mean picture this you know how big you know basketball is now in. Every game is televised a million people will watch in tune in and the NBA playoffs are a big deal especially the NBA finals. But back in the day a lot of games including playoff games and championship games. Those role on tape delay so the Games happen and then they were replayed later on. They weren't even alive so they really just. They had no time mm-hmm slots for basketball. 'cause people didn't care enough to tune in and watch. I think a lot of this has to do with the fact that during the seventies you know it had a lot of issues like drug issues. Choose an ice and stuff I believe so Davidson was a big part of you know creating new drug policies in turn. NBA something that a lot of people in America could tune in and relate to and watch and be entertained and not have this negative stereotype around the sport that had had in years past so he did a great job doing that and like I said he he really was a pioneer he drove the NBA to global popularity He he used stars of the League to draw attention to the game basketball. Because I think a lot of people overlook the fact that there were just so much talent in just so much watch to marvel at when watching basketball and a big focal point for David Stern. During this time was the dream team he really really pushed that Dream Team of ninety two That you know went on to do great things not just for America on the global stage which is basketball. As a whole I'd had players like Barkley Bird. Magic M J just so many More Stars Even Molin Colin Golden State Warrior was on there too so it was it was a team star studded amazing players. Probably the best best. The best team ever assembled you know people. Some people argue. You know a newer age with Kobe. Bryant Lebron James Dwayne Wade and all those players put the original Dream Team will always be famous. Not just because they're so good because of what they stood for it really started to grow the interest globally because of of the national stage. You know you have USA USA team they go on to win gold as everyone starting to look like oh the US are big deal in basketball in the US is a big deal. It's not just you know something to overlook and that really is the case because back then it only about eighty countries would show the NBA and today there are two hundred and fifteen urged to hundred fifteen countries that tune in and watch the NBA. So so he really helped grow the League as well during his ten years. Seven teams joined the League and sixteen relocated. So there's a lot of movement during in his tenure and a lot of growth as well so this you know the NBA wouldn't have been this grand western conference in Eastern Conference rivalry if it wasn't for him He also helped not only in the NBA but in the women's sports as well he helped the creation of the WMBA WNBA only had its first season in nineteen ninety seven. Think about that for a minute before. Nine hundred ninety seven women didn't have the opportunities to play this sport on a grand stage. Sure there were probably big leagues. You know that weren't they just weren't to the level of the NBA. Were and David Stern realized this in a time where you know. It wasn't necessarily pressing to push for women's rights to play in a sport. You know that was mostly taken over by men so for him to be before his time and pushed for this. WNBA IT'S A. It's a great thing to put on his resume and it just shows the character. He is and the ambition that he has. He also helped create the Development League back now known as the G. League which is another great feat because Dachas creates even more possibilities to play and gives more players out of college a chance to get into the NBA. At some point. And I think the Developmental League is really growing in terms of its ability to produce produced players that can really make an impact in the NBA. A great example. In fact is Quinn Cook. Couple of years ago Golden State Warriors had a lot of injuries including steph curry and Quinton Cook came up from the NBA and completely took over that Golden State Warriors Team and carried them throughout a good portion of the Regular season to keep golden state you know from being a laughable team because they really had no stars at the time the kind of looking like they were kind of looking like how how they look right now just not very team and he came out of nowhere and change things around so this G. League has really started to grow really starting to grow potential for even better production in the future During David Stern's tenure he increased TV revenue from ten million a year. Just ten million ten nine hundred million dollars a year. That's a huge huge leap and a lot of it has to do with with with him. He's the one that pushed the the brand. And really you know really push the idea of it. Being a star studded league really embraced his the players that he had in his league He made it all about them and you know made it okay for them to have their own brands. Michael Jordan wouldn't be who he is without without the Jordan brand and that was that was able to become a thing because of David stearns vision of where he wanted the NBA to go and how he wanted it to be a global market and just focus on the stars of his league and he did a great job doing that There's an outpouring of support of course from all kinds kinds of people in the basketball community. have a couple of quotes here that I'd like to read Wnba Commissioner. Cathy Engelbert I hope. I said that. Correctly She said quote. We are deeply saddened by the passing of NBA. Commissioner David Stern the W will forever be grateful for his exemplary leadership and vision that led to the founding of our league his steadfast commitment to women's sports was ahead of its time and has provided countless opportunities as for women and young girls who aspire to play basketball. He will be missed and that just goes back to my point this is this is a great example. He was ahead of his time and he created so many new opportunities for women and young girls to aspire to play basketball whether or not there are women are not so. That's a big big deal and the commissioner rightfully so tipping her hat to him hoping rest in peace. Lebron is well He. He had a quote that that I really liked. He's a quote. Thank you for your commitment to the beautiful game of basketball. That's changed so many young adult slash kids lives and more importantly your vision Asian to make our game become worldwide was vision. Only you can make up and you did just that making the game. The greatest sport in the world. Michael Jordan is another player that showed his support said quote without David's during the NBA would not be what it is today. He He guided the League through turbulent times and grew the league into an international phenomenon. Creating opportunities that you could have never imagined before his vision and his leadership provided on the global stage that allowed me to succeed. David had a deep love for the game of basketball and demanding. Excellence from those around him and and I admire him for that. I wouldn't be where I am without without his eye out. And and then my during goes on to say his deepest sympathies to his family and his wife of course and he you know it's simply put. He truly made basketball become one of the best and popular games in the world and he really made millions. You know for everyone especially the players just care about the sport a lot more. It grew the brand and so it is you know with a heavy heart that he does pass away and I would like to say. I hope that he rest in peace. He obviously will be very missed by the community so many more stars in analysts analysts and people around the NBA and people around the sport of basketball gave their support as well on twitter on their news stations. So on and so forth so he he had a big impact And Yeah I hope he rest in peace and we all thank him for what he's done for the sport of basketball coming up next. We're GONNA talk about mellow returning to Madison Square Garden. Only.
"david stern" Discussed on The Jump
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"david stern" Discussed on The Jump
"ESPN and the ESPN APP. Sixers take on the rockets at eight. PM Eastern then the Lakers host eighties former team. The PELICANS at Staples Center coverage begins. They'd be a countdown at seven. All right it's cliched on here on on the jump. Zach Levine said about his preseason predictions the Bulls would make the plows quote. I think we should be right in that hunt that the Bulls are two games out of the eight spot in the East East. You see them making it into the I think anything can happen in the east I just love the emergence of Zach Levine. I think he's finally on People's radar known. How talented is for a long time? Former British Albuquerque's a tremendous player. We definitely should be an all star this year and if you can get his team to the playoffs that's a big big heart. A big jump young play hard. You got Carter junior in there you mark going in and they're chasing Orlando is going to be without Jonathan Isaac. It seems for a little bit here with an injury so maybe that's enough to get them over the hump. I don't know who shot that. Insult Jerry champion. I don't look now. But the spurs a back in the spot on the West Day where we to quit the spurs was like the zombies. They are it came back. Well there's I never for that program of course but lamarcus Aldridge still finds his spots on the court Ford Motor Roads and is not an analyst extreme. I should say but he can find ways to be effective and you have one of the best coaches and basketball and quite quite frankly in a week and western conference. It's not like they're trying to be like the thunder years ago. We get forty eight wins. You could probably get in the playoffs of forty one. Forty forty two wins this year. I mean you can never count team out I think they've built something over there that sport self but I don't think they're any kind of contention to advance it. They do make the playoffs but I definitely think they have a chance to make the playoffs. All right the Knicks won. Don't adjust your cows. The Knicks won three straight games and are six six under interim head coach. Mike Miller Matt Matt is that a real hope we see come through Madison Square Garden. Dolan still there. Yes he is. I just like I mean I. It's just unfair fair to the players. You know what I mean like. They're they're talented guys. You know you can't speak for management You know three games in a row. I'm sure they're happy. They're playing well but they definitely do have a few cornerstones that they're starting to realize the team. Yeah we're talking about missile Robinson earlier in the show. Some of these younger guys still playing for bribes figuring out what is to be a professional guy like Mike Miller his first shot at the big time. I don't think they're gonNA make some sudden surge in be beating the Bulls for a playoff conversations. But they're gonNA be better than had been. I like how you put a Matt. It's Nice for the people involved made enough for the team as a whole but definitely for for the players for Mike Miller to give them the decisions.
"david stern" Discussed on The Jump
"The jump recommends today for today. Excuse gives me Adrian piece on how David Stern was a force of nature story includes Paschal turned himself in some of the League's biggest names in reaction to events surrounding the career of the legendary former. Commissioner join us to discuss stern next job in his thirty years as Commissioner David. Stern made it possible for the NBA to scramble from the brink of bankruptcy and irrelevance to position of global significance unthinkable in the dark days of the late nineteen seventy s and early. Early nineteen eighty s was beset by drug problems teams. Were going bankrupt in the finals. Run tape delay that stunning wing reversal of fortune is why stern will be remembered as perhaps the greatest leader of any sports league ever. Of course the League's rebirth can't be attributed solely early to stern savvy and toughness. It wasn't stern after all fashion from play the transcendent Larry Bird Magic Johnson rivalry. It wasn't stern when viewed Michael Jordan with his gifts either but make no mistake. There might be no other sports executive ever so deftly utilize the tools. WHO's at his disposal? No other commissioner who so clearly recognized and exploited the resources of his sport stern in charge the NBA called itself l.. Fantastic but it was really a star factory. The lead market is stars to the Hilt No league ever better mastered the art of marketing. I'm David Stearns. NBA At its inception years. Before the advent of the Internet not to mention twitter or instagram the slam dunk contest. Was it's a phenomenon. must see event created by stearns..
"david stern" Discussed on The Jump
"Again though Robin Lopez and things got heated. He said something to is just GonNa Dump Donald. Who Saturday you on our answers right after the break but first the top bar district replant from two thousand three featuring a moist Outta my and being contested status tonight the drought there in those days? Right now standing tall. I was telling you about child. Eagles old oh six ouch. That's third travel of the night. Normally I get on his case for being a complete numskull but tonight. I'm chilly Stephen. What's gotten into you? I know Oh usually I'd be off right now but I gotta tell you. This vivid seats thing has got me completely. Change takes one hundred percent authentic and I got great seats yesterday on a vivid seats at stress-free breath. Wait we put Mayo hotdog. What's the matter with you? The old Stephen Alemanno the maker Miss League. It's a maker Miss League. I have no idea may miss. It's a maker measly. Why was Brandon Ingram so matt Make Sharing Mark at eight twenty two minutes last night this behind the back. Diamond transition transition was the best and the light. They've seen improvement from fools as a point guard. I think what's key. He's a Combo Guard. And that's what is so important in today's NBA NBA. You don't need a guy who can only set people up the can also score. Not Guy could only score also set people up it will allow him to play in any sort of office as he moves for his career. OR MAYBE IT'LL BE IN ORLANDO. Maybe somewhere else I think in today's age you have to be able to do everything from the Gore position and I think I'm just happy. Just kids on the floor. You know tremendous town come out of college. Who knows what happened in Philly early? But I'm glad that he's back out there smiling and having a good time and playing the game he loves so all said all that stuff. Don't worry about the jump. Shot Plead Miss Respect not wolves rookie. Derek Cobra through down Robin Lopez and talked a little snack. Lopez's not having it and follow them all the way down court net Whose side are you taking? I've chased someone off that before into the locker room. One time and got fine heavily for I love the dunk first foremost. But if you're gonNA talk trash to someone like Robin you better be ready ready because I know he loves to wrestle. He probably likes to fight and he's just a big caveman. So you gotta be careful in pick and choose who you're talking to. What was Robbins motivation? Here did you just want to talk trash back to him in his face. I didn't quite get stock. You all the way down the fact that he kept he said something twice. I think yeah I think but I love the dunk. First and foremost Rape Down Robin the quote from his reading list. Of what the bleep did you just say. I don't know what he said right. Make box scores Middle Robinson was a perfect eleven for eleven from the field last night versus the blazers tied the Knicks record for most makes without amiss. They put more respect on Mitterrand's his name. Would we put more respect. Aspect wasn't a nick. Perhaps I do think we look at this knicks roster. Obviously they don't have Kyrie or read but someone will get this job moving forward award and they can look at it not only Mitch Robinson but Knox and Barrett and say maybe. There's something here to work with. I like Robin. He's on that deandre Jordan plan. You know stay in the Eh League and field goal percentage. He dunks everything he blocks everything. He's definitely one of the cornerstones Going forward but I just love his energy You know they're bringing him off the bench now now for that spark and that's definitely what he's given them and I mean eleven for eleven. Okay where you're raising game. Mike Crazy to say that that might be a good job. Miss Yes the dunk contest Kelly oubre and another great duck last night two weeks ago in the don't said he's not more than the in game. Don't go and not interested in the on test match. Should we put more pressure on them to enter the dunk contest. I like this kid man. I like this kid. I like his game. He's he's got a lot of slag if he doesn't want to he doesn't want to but I mean take these game dunks holiday I. It's interesting. He's shown so many versatile parts of his game. He found himself as a score come out in Kansas and then he was become a defensive play first and then you know defensive minded player first and then that we're seeing in punch with With booker over there SEASON WE'RE GONNA end in April April. Anyway you might as well do it. Though cooperation speaking opposed to dunks. Does anyone ended up in these situations more than Aaron being or they got him last night. On this you're supposed to climb the mountain if you get him. It's going to look so impressive because he looks looks like a mound of a person on and you contrast that with some big athletic or smaller athletic guy going over. And it's GonNa make for highlight reels. Instagram likes in respect them going for all these box. You'RE GONNA get dunked on when you go for these blocks but he just gets a little more than average where the blocks though are. We had a little altercation with stability. Oh uh-huh oh look how young he looks at the ball. I think he WANNA show toughness. But he's not gonNA outside me he's Russell. Russell has one of the hands on me. You know they wanNA give me run it back to the the top three most memorable on Air Bane I this game same game just saw Blake Griffin and Twenty Fifteen burs clippers game playoff gusting. Just filthy is that why he grew. The beard is himself from the old highlands number. Do you honestly the twenty eight fifteen eastern conference first round and that same it is Kinda the same dumb coming on again. I Wanna I wanNA see someone. Show me some blocks that he's had the same season number one Joel embiid and the semi needs to go hang out with check this summer learn how to heartfelt because you get nothing way not much. I'm just saying like warning dumped on a lot but I remember the morning block of tumble blocking people. You Block.
"david stern" Discussed on The Jump
"Insider David McMenamin Coming Coming Up Zion practice today for the Pelicans and told reporters that if it was up to him would've been out there two weeks ago. Zion's debut eminent. We'll discuss that out later. Bob I yesterday news broke the former. NBA Commissioner David Stern who had been hospitalized over the last few weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage on December number twelve died at seventy seven. Look if you're an NBA fan of any sort. You probably don't need me to detail. The list of accomplishments that happened on stern's watts like during the game globally by the creation Asian Dream Team and helping shepherd the League and really society at large through HIV awareness after the announcement of magic contraction of the virus. There are plenty of excellent the articles written yesterday. That will do a more thorough job than I ever can't hear Noah dissect his missteps like allowing Donald Sterling to remain a part of the NBA despite blatant and repeated the poor behaviors. Many of those same article do that as well rather than one talking about. What made stirs such intriguing and complex character? A man who's beloved by many respected by almost all despite I universally known for his Acerbic Style and the caustic wit that he wasn't shy of unleashing all sorts of targets from employees to media members. Even the owners whom he purported order to work for I wondered how many could walk that tightrope of being abrasive yet affable Being able to mercilessly mall as opponents verbally something that indeed seem to relish the opportunity to do. But you could still be thought of so far. I spoke to several people at work with stern over the years and the response was near unanimous extremely driven and wanted what was best for the NBA and would not sugar coat his messages but also the emotional intelligence to pick up the pieces afterward warriors presidency all rick rick welts who spent seventeen years working alongside stern in the NBA told me coat. Sometimes delivery would be harsh but he would always go back and put an arm around you in quote sounds the VP Mark West. Who is on the Executive Board of the Players Association during the Nineteen Ninety? Eight lockout recalled contentious perhaps even dismissive exchanges with the commissioner and the negotiations boardroom and then being approached by stern years later to discuss how to better prepare players for post playing career life. Dallas Mavericks Mark Cuban. The recipient of a lot of stern tirades a lot more or stern fines told the New York Times quote. You with incredible to me even when he was yelling at me that duality being simultaneously aggressive in carrying combined with his is incredibly sharp. Sense of humor was central to that tightrope walk between Abrasive ineffable. I like to end with a quick example of that sense of humor plate while in London held at adapt knees Brazilian resilient Fusion Restaurant Stern Open with. I'm so pleased to be here at this. Typically British establishment recipes start all right matt how NBA. He plays remember. David Stern I think the pioneer I think someone who took the league in the early eighty s which was rumored to be drug filled in two black and had a vision for it and a lot of people laughed vision but over over the years although we hit some bumps along the way globalized. The game Top players. Here's how to market themselves as brands as well and I think he did a great job for the NBA. So it's you know it's sad. Tomorrows never promised You know obviously condolences bonuses to his family but he'll definitely be missed. I remember I started my career with MBA DOT com before I s Bien and I was an NBA employees in some ways. It was the Hump a holiday Christmas party right Winter Party. And I'm in line to just get the spread and low behold David Stern is in front of me and this is a a cartoon character come to life and he had already spoken to the ground and talks about how the NBA grown. They used to rent out the top floor of a restaurant and it was just a a couple dozen people there now. They had rented out you know a banquet hall and and You know son of a Deli owner and he had never met before for up twenty four years old at the time and he goes out of his way to turn around. And I'm filling my plate. He goes get the beef. It cuts like butter. And this I love that you had that kind of every man side to him but known as a brilliant negotiator brilliant. Yeah it's crazy I think about. You asked me right before it come on there if I ever met him. I said I'm at one time. It was maybe ten seconds longer and ended it with asking. Who the BLEEP? was that no matter how I wanNA know you know. Oh you probably had more dealings than I did. He took a lot of money and that kind of happened. But I you know a few handshakes here and there you know the one time we did have a conversation I think was Going into my final year with Sacramento when he came to Sacramento to see in the new arena and everything and he walked by impacted me on the back and said the bad guy always finds a job in air quotes. I just told me you know I love your heart. Good luck this season so like I said someone that was what was best for the League and what I appreciate about the most. Because I'm similar in that way don't sugarcoat coney thing like I said you may not like what I what I'm GonNa tell you what you're going to respect the most going to give it to Real Annetta David Star gave it to you. I WanNa ask you because you covered the lockout a little bit in and that was a time where there was a lot of contentiousness between stern and the media I was talking about Buddy Eaten Strauss and he felt like a lot of it was certain. Wanted you to come back at him. He was doing that to see if you were going to try and challenge them back and that's what he relished. Did you ever have any of those kind of exchanges with them. I mean certainly he first of all eastern wrote a a wonderful piece about about Stern But you know he would he'd test you And you had to have your facts straight and you know he was willing to push to any boundary had to recall that lockout. He used the term. We're heading towards a nuclear winter that because he was basically saying ah trying to use the media in any capacity could to get the message through the players that if you keep messing around you will not get any paycheck for the remainder of the season now. I was one that was on the side of Labor in in that dispute when I was you know kind of taking my side and reporting and messing around might be might not be the right characterization. But that's what he tried to push forward because he was trying to do his job for his owners. it it's tremendous job that he did you know we talk about the game when he took over I believe NBA revenues as a whole was one hundred fifty some odd million dollars when he left his five billion dollars when that's over the span of thirty years As as far as the global game though when you talk about. There's two things that he did was. He was really instrumental in the creation of Dream Team in two was in one thousand nine hundred nine. He was one of the first outside outside professional sports entity to China and say hey where the NBA. Maybe you guys want to pay attention to us as an international perspective. Let's start there. What do you think is the biggest fingerprints that we can look at right now? I mean I mean the tent. Poles are certainly the the dream team getting behind that when pro athletes had an amateur event and yao-ming coming into the league and and him being proponent and supporter of that but now you press fast forward to today the reigning MVP COMPO- Nigerian descent. Who grew up in in Greece and Luanch? Slovenian is perhaps the most ascendant popular talent that we have that wouldn't occur and of course Dirk Nowitzki retired last year former finals. MVP Tony Parker retired. I mean who's from France and then Germany for dirk all of the the talent has made the league a better place and it's made the leap more profitable. I completely agree the the other thing. I Ah really touched by a lot of people posted on instagram accounts. Twitter accounts hey recipe. She did great things for the game. But I thought Lebron and your old buddy decent Richardson. They both had some different. which was Davis represented? That's my dream. I WANNA go on that stage and shake his hand and When I saw that it was kind of a different Kind of tribute tool in that it was more than just. Hey David Sir guy that made the NBA where it is today but You know more solar. He's symbol of not the finish line but like I made it right. No and I I heard a lot of guys speak to him as father figures. Well you know what I mean like. I said he was someone who was always there. Obviously getting your name calling lottery and shaking. His hand is kind of like A. Yeah I made it. You know what I mean. Now there's a lot of work to do. I mean I know a lot of people resonated in I and could appreciate that but like I said glowing his vision was to grow the game globally and I think it took some time he got there and he obviously left the game in great hands now now with Adam silver but I think that the growth of the game and now showing kids all around the world they actually do have a chance to play in the NBA That's only you know driving driving the fan base up in continuing to drive player salaries up so like I said a hell of a human. We're definitely gonNA miss them and Life Short man. Absolutely all right coming up timberwolves goals rookie Derek cover.
NBA commissioner David Stern towered over the league he built
"Well he made a huge impact on the NBA yesterday's death of former commissioner David stern reminds sonics fans of the role he played in relocating the team to Oklahoma City come Oscar when Hank takes a closer look when stern took over as commissioner in the early nineteen eighties he guided the NBA through a difficult period when its very existence was in peril he then turned the league into
NBA commissioner David Stern towered over the league he built
"The death of former National Basketball Association commissioner David stern is bitterly reminding Seattle sports fans of the role stern played in relocating the SuperSonics to Oklahoma City come with current hate takes a closer look when stern took over as commissioner in the early nineteen eighties he guided the NBA through a difficult period when its very existence was in peril he then turned the league into a
"david stern" Discussed on Get Up!
"Back room together staying there for another year is an opportunity to do. What's important to us and his family? which would be staying there and being with them now? Look I have no idea they gonNA do so. I'm not over here predicting things but I do think that you know what you brought up. Shefty is important. He may want to go back. Another important factor here Dylan Moses. Roses the talented linebacker who would be draft in the first round despite the injuries. He's coming back. There's some other juniors that I'm hearing about that maybe coming back for Alabama to maybe thinking. Hey maybe I could go on a national championship. Comeback was just repeat. He's got a medical checkup. You're being told on Friday that will help determine whether that blood is flowing back and I think that will help him make a business decision about whether to go out or go back as much as he wants to go right because quickly green I think at the end of the day this this really does turn into a business. Since decision. His heart tells him he wants to say Tuscaloosa if he's going to be turning down multimillions of dollars here that just maybe too hard to turn out. There was a point of the beginning of this process where I recommend to the to go back to school. I was basing that on the eroneous assumption that the injury was going to drop him down into the twenties or something as a potential drafty. If if he is going to go in the top five which is what people are suggesting that it's a completely different decision. I want every the football players into this conversation. Listen the decision to go back to school when you could be very high draft pick as a quarterback would not be unprecedented one. Peyton manning did it Peyton. Manning went back to school at Tennessee and didn't come out when he met. Liners is another one who jumps to mind. So what. What do you make of this dominique? I'll start with you when you hear a player who will likely let's call it. Be a top five draft pick but might decide to go back to school. I think that if money is your main motivation in all your decisions you can't be. You have a likelihood of making the wrong decisions so I think focusing on money would be a mistake however this is not a normal situation. You have a once in a lifetime. Tom Opportunity I think you take that leap. There's no way that he goes back to school. And if we're talking about him in the top five when he comes out after that he's not GonNa go any higher this this I know. They said he's family family oriented. This changes your family. This changes the life of the kids of your kids kids if you're able to have a successful career. Let's say God forbid he goes back to school and has a bad year that it changes everything for him and his family going forward so I'd like to see him come out assuming people still want take him. I listen up. Think that another thing. Everyone talks about like the top five. Have there have been situations where quarterbacks been outside of outside of the top five or top ten that ended up in situations that in there for the long haul. You know a big Ben Rothlisburger home accident. I mean these guys..
"david stern" Discussed on Get Up!
"Like family organization. They are a family organization. And Jason Garrett is a part of the family and because he's a part of the family it's hard to take him out of the family so this has gone on for so long you wonder if they're going to carve out a role for him to stay within the family we somehow. I don't think anybody believes that. He's staying on as the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys. That's the important piece that I want to get here. That the fact this is taking as long or comparatively long long as it is does not mean in your mind that there is a significant chance. He comes back and said I was told. There's a remote chance of that happening remote so it's not out of the question you never know. Oh but it's not likely it's not the expected outcome but I guess you can't be completely dismembered Scott. You're a man who was famous for saying can't wait so here we are waiting Dallas cowboys. Play later on that team. Does this make in the fact that he's taking three or four days is there. Is there any legitimate cause for concern. Does it matter that it's taking longer for me. Not as a player I can be concerned with. Who's my hey coach? And the time this off season I'm trying to recover. Go get my surgeries things but that sorts. But you know it's interesting you talk about. They look at them as family. But we all have family members that we don't like I mean. I wonder how Stephen Jones feels about WANNA keep Jason Garrett there and I want to know what's Jason Garrett Phillies does he want to be a coach. DOES HE WANNA move up to the management position because if he he wants to continue to be a coach and I needed decision because these jobs are going to start being filled you know very quickly and you know I don't know if Jerry Jones may be stalling because he's been rumored to go to the giants giant. You'll couple of a couple of months ago. That's it I mean. Then why won't they make the decision form so that he can know what he wants to do with his future. Well I think it's beyond that again again. The contract runs through January fourteenth. Jerry Jones feels like I've got the best job in all of sports to offer. I'M NOT GONNA lose out on a guy that I want and Jason Garrett Ah knows that he'll land on his feet and it doesn't matter how soon deck. If the cowboys.
David Stern, former NBA commissioner, has died at age 77
"Back in the mid fifties don Larsen became the only pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect game during the World Series he died yesterday at the age of ninety after battling cancer and former NBA commissioner David stern died yesterday after leading the league for more than thirty years helping to usher the game into the modern age apparently battle effects of a brain hemorrhage for several weeks David stern was
"david stern" Discussed on The Lead
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"david stern" Discussed on The Lead
"This was again part of this tension that was going on between the NBA. And it star player which culminated again the dress code in two thousand and five and you know surprisingly obviously there was tension between Alan Iverson and David Stern but in some ways there is the sense that Iverson respected. How much power David Stern wielded? Yeah I think so I think you know and that's not unique to Alan Iverson because again David it was very forceful and exuded real power. That he could get done what he said did he could get done and if you were in his way he would run over you figuratively of course and this again was not just something he did with players does well with owners. He would not bashful about threatening owners with fines and suspensions and anything and if he thought they were not acting in the best interest of the League and this is what made him unique to me amongst commissioners in all sports because you have to remember commissioners work for the owners. The owners hire them. The owners can fire them and so he certainly was a stalwart advocate for the league and for its owners but he was not afraid to challenge those owners as well so he was. He rolled with an iron fist. and IT'S A it's a testament to how much respected that the owners pretty much allowed him to do that and took his discipline without retribution. Also stern retires in two thousand fourteen And he hands the reigns of the NBA. Adam silver in a completely different state than when he took over what was the state of the NBA when David staring retired well certainly the NBA by any measure whether it's revenue or advertising dollars or TV Packages with its TV partners is ad it's not even comparable. It's like the two different businesses. I I mean the NBA is now a multibillion dollar industry on the floor the League and again. This is also something else that David Stern was central in the league. Instituted rules changes really starting in two thousand four two thousand five but even before. Then that fundamentally fundamentally changed how. The game was played on the floor in the eighties and early nineties. The the game was incredibly physical. There were fights there was a lot of holding and grappling and pushing and shoving. Especially and the pay. You would get hit. You get knocked off your feet you would get shoved to. The floor would occasionally be called for a foul for that but not always always. The rules were changed to eliminate all of that contact in the paint. It prohibited almost all contact even far from the pain. And so what happened was the game became a much more free-flowing game in which offense became came much more prevalent. And as the Games physicality departed. You saw teams begin to realize. Is that the three point. Shot was a much more important weapon to utilize on a regular basis. Then almost all two point shots it's curry hitting illusory saw scoring rise immensely so the NBA that Adam silver inherited from my from a financial standpoint from a TV standpoint from a place standpoint was light years ahead of the League. The David Stern inherited thirty years. Before and one of the major parts of David Stearns legacy is the globalization of of the game and of the league I mean he really shattered the boundaries. Of how big. And how far are we ever thought an American League can grow the NBA finals broadcast in more than two hundred countries and David Stern was also so really just one of the first businessmen at least in sports but even beyond sports to see to see China as as the next frontier. I remember one of the first interviews however did It was in college with David Stern and I asked him what's the number one thing the NBA looks for in a job candidate and he. He literally said fluency in Mandarin. And I certainly think he was among the biggest and most successful visionaries and then and you also had. NBA Games an NBA rights packages soul to international television networks and international the national into countries around the world that allowed them to broadcast. NBA Games. Live now sometimes. Those games came on because of the time difference at three or four in the morning. But you could begin to see that people were watching. You know. People were tuning into those games. I've and had so many people from around the world. Tell me how they grew up watching games late at night or watching them are taping the game and watching it the next morning morning and it was the vision. I think of David Stern to understand that basketball could have a global reach and while we certainly have seen today that there are there are unintended consequences to the global reach sometimes the fact that the NBA is a global sport and is starting being now a league in Africa. which is the first of its kind speak to that outreach? Throughout the world and really laying being the groundwork for China to become the biggest market for the NBA and the entire world where one we're a billion people watch Houston Rockets Games James Because of your meeting and finally David David Stern was was once asked how he wanted to be remembered to quote INFO. She'd Wallace that he played hard we. You're quoting sheet..
"david stern" Discussed on The Lead
"The announcement Magic Johnson tells the world that he has HIV because of HIV virus. That I have tain I would have to retire from the Lakers today. Can you just remind us how much this announcement rock to the NBA. And really the United States it was a seminal moment in sports history but I think in American in history really if you were around one thousand nine hundred ninety one the notion of what. HIV was and what aides was was completely manifestly different than it is now. It was a disease that was. Because of the still latent clear lear homophobia that was going on in our country at the time derided in viewed with scorn and viewed as something that promiscuous gay men got. There was a large segments of the population that thought they got what they deserved to be completely honest with you and also at the time there was no difference is in the minds of the public between HIV and AIDS. I just WanNa make clear first of all. I do not have the disease because I know a lot of you want to know the HIV virus. If you had any Chevy People's let you had aids and if you had ages everybody's not going to die. I plan on going on living for a long time. Bugging you guys like I've always have so you see me around. I plan on being with the Lakers and the Lee. Hopefully David have me for A. Oh Wow and so when magic Johnson announced in November seventh nineteen ninety one that he had the HIV virus. We all thought he was going to die within a short period of time and so that was a devastating blow to the NBA. Because magic doc was at the time one of the three most important people in the NBA on the three most important players. In any way I mean you have to remember. They won five championships obs- in Los Angeles with Magic Johnson as the centerpiece of that team. He was this incredibly charismatic handsome and dynamic personality that not only fans love but the media loved we all. We all were in magic spell because because he smiled and he was available and accessible so when that announcement came it was it was a gut punch for everybody body. Yeah this was very much uncharted territory. How David Stern handled all of this? I mean magic doesn't play that season. And but he's racking up these all star votes and stearns kind of left with this big decision of whether or not to have magic play in the All Star game the All Star game was in February of Nineteen. NINETY-TWO IN ORLANDO. And the problem was that even though magic had announced announced in November of the previous year that he was retiring he was still voted into the all star game as a starter by fans and in the midst of this set of Magic's peers. Were afraid to play against him because of fears about HIV there were several very public star players. Like Karl Malone like Mark Price Dead Express reservations on the record about playing same with. They're playing against someone who has HIV positive because the thought was what happens if someone gets cut. What happens if magic gets? Let's hit above the eye and starts bleeding and then his blood seeps into your into a cut that you have what happened and this was these were real real questions that real people were asking. At the time we had a player saying he wouldn't play with magic. And we said then you won't play because Magic's playing finally the League and David Stern decided that the League would honor the wishes of the fans and allow not only we allow magic to play but to start in the All Star game and what resulted was one of the most indelible moments in in NBA history. Magic was great in the game. He had twenty five points and nine assists and the unbelievable ending of the game came when magic agic in the fourth quarter and Lord knows who was ahead or behind at the time demanded the ball called over Isaiah Thomas Twenty Twenty six twenty seven feet and it went in and the game ended. It just ended at that point. I think there was fifteen seconds left in the game and it didn't matter. Everybody just stormed a four war because they wanted to hug magic and they wanted to celebrate this incredible achievement of his the deliver three straight for Johnson. And you know David. Stern turn was again central to that happening and that same year the Dream Team is heading to Barcelona. Obviously this landmark moment in basketball and under David Stearns leadership magic is allowed to play in the Olympics as well. What was the impact really the global impact of that? He was on the team. That won the gold-medal he was a central part of the Dream Team which is the greatest assembly of talent in the history of team sports and which was A true marker in terms of the growth of basketball and the growth of the NBA as an international sport because the the world was able to see it in Spain and the League left a footprint around the world especially in Europe though that led to the modern era of the NBA which led to players like Dirk Nowitzki and Powell Saul and all of the other great players. He's from international waters that came over and became stars in the NBA. That all started with the Dream Team and the Dream Team started with magic so the NBA had a huge impact on not only basketball but on the perception of what HIV meant. You know one of the most important shows that came on was a nickelodeon show that was for children for kids for young kids. Listen teenagers about HIV was Linda. eller be I remember that special. Yeah I was. I was very fortunate I was able to talk to lend l'herbe alert. Who was the host of that show and she told me that the reason that show got on the air the only reason that show got on the air because David Stern happen What was your first reaction when you found out you had the drive you the AIDS virus first reaction was? You're devastated. You're upset you disappoint because you know why me but then I think the hardest part was actually trying to prepare myself to tell my wife Tavist show about HIV four kids because they want kids to understand that just because you had HIV didn't mean you're going to die. Hello and she said they tried to call various people around the NBA. They could not get anywhere in terms of getting Magic's cooperation Russian and she and her producer called David Stern and within a few days. It was green lighted.
David Stern, former NBA commissioner, has died at age 77
"Meantime former NBA commissioner David stern died yesterday after three weeks of battling a fax from a brain hemorrhage stern led the league for more than thirty years helping to usher the game into the modern age and made some key medium part marking partnerships to David stern was
Former NBA commissioner Stern dies at 77
"The NBA begins twenty twenty in a terrible mood losing their former commissioner David stern yesterday stern suffered a brain hemorrhage in the middle of December he was seventy seven years old he is arguably the greatest commissioner in sports QC overseeing the NBA's rise from a league whose finals run tape delay to a global giants after learning of his passing there were games last night the Lakers built an early thirty six point lead in the sons but only one one seventeen one oh seven at staples lebron is latest triple double thirty one points thirteen rebounds and twelve assists the Blazers ski it is five after a one seventy ninety three loss at the NYC for some now have won three consecutive games Carmelo Anthony scored twenty six in his latest return to
Former NBA Commissioner Stern dies at 77
"Former NBA commissioner David stern dies three weeks after experiencing a brain hemorrhage in New York ESPN analyst and former Celtic Paul Pierce says stern built the league of what it is today I will always remember as well the prior mayors who helped again grow into a global iconic sports stern served as commissioner for thirty years he was
Famed pitcher who threw only perfect World Series game dies at 90
"Yesterday lost a couple big names in the sport world sports world first don Larsen the only pitcher to throw a perfect game in World Series died at the age of ninety the world is left less perfect today tweet Larson's wrapped Andrew levy don Larsen the only man to Pittsburgh game the World Series is gone goodbye my friend we will miss you he died of esophageal cancer in Hayden Ohio now pitch for seven different teams during his fourteen year career in the big leagues compiled a record of eighty one wins and ninety one losses in nineteen fifty four he went three and twenty one while making twenty eight starts with the Baltimore Orioles who just moved east from Saint Louis and been rank re christened from the Browns but on October eighth nineteen fifty six he took the mound for the Yankees in the crucial game five of the World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers he out do old Brooklyn starter sal Magli every charge toward all twenty seven batters she faced struck out seven Dodgers Yankees one two zero throwing just ninety seven pages in only going to three balls on a batter wants any of the ever seen the picture of yogi Berra leaping into Larson's arms at the final hours when the most of iconic yeah it is motos in sports history in the meanwhile MBA former NBA commissioner David stern died Wednesday afternoon yesterday afternoon he was seventy seven and he was in serious condition following surgery for a brain hemorrhage on December twelfth now he was calm commissioner of the NBA from nineteen eighty four to two thousand fourteen any that's thirty years he turned the NBA into one of the most powerful sports leagues in the world he was inducted into the basketball hall of fame in two thousand fourteen any by far the longest tenured NBA commissioner now under his leadership the NMB exploded in value in popularity in the league became a global power one of the most influential figures in the history of American sports he was a hard line hardline leader on behalf of the NBA owners his MBA locked when they locked out the players for time sorting two seasons he introduced the league's first drug testing the salary cap it and he when he wasn't that if that wasn't enough control he instituted a dress code I remember this one is to do that dress code if you're in the band she had to have a suit jacket on and assured at first it was a tie but that went away he was followed by as commissioner in two thousand fourteen by his longtime number two Adam silver who sending the edge off of stern's more reactionary policies while remaining maintaining the NBA is a global behemoth lex say what you want about David stern he did do a lot for the NBA's during a mark turning it into a global brand eighty actually help the players earn more he heard help
David Stern: Former NBA commissioner dies aged 77
"A a legendary leader for the National Basketball Association former NBA commissioner David stern has died at the age of seventy seven one David stern took over the league was in the early stages of a remarkable growth spurt with new stars like Larry Bird and Magic Johnson and a few months after stern became commissioner Michael Jordan joined the league under stir in the NBA which was primarily known in the U. S. became an international power house NBA games today are shown in virtually every country and the top players like lebron James or known around
"david stern" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Stern somehow ends up in an elevator. Her before the game with a bunch of guys wearing Celtics Jersey number thirty three hundred and he you know he started talking to them. Where are you from? And they're looking at him like we're from Indiana where Larry's friends Larry's friends and Stern said to him. You know jokingly hey manteaux Larry to take it easy. We went to series to go seven game right and you remember the story right now. I mean yeah so the Celtics Lose Games. Six and bird is furious aureus and he's hot and think about how competitive burn is and he had to sit there and watch magic win that national championship and then in his rookie year win the NBA Championship. And now he finally has a chance he's won championships too but he finally has a chance head to head to beat magic and his friends come in right after the game right. They wanted you to lend to lose. And so Larry goes off and he said I don't have it word for word but he's like they just want they want some games they can make more money while the commissioner got his wish and he's no you should never be saying that and I'm sure he's a man and he won't deny it but this is a you know he might have just been giving giving but like this is my live in like I'm trying to win this championship. Well my God. This is headline news for Slam Stern. Now remember this is stern's first first year and his first year and I said well what did you do. And he's like. Oh my God I locked myself my hotel room and thought what the hell done you know. Oh and he's decided to just you know wait and let it play out and of course it didn't hurt at all that the Celtics one in game seven any and all this twitter right so I think it was sort of all forgotten but just think how one little moment like that in today's world world could turn your reputation upside down before you've even gotten started so anyway that was his one example of like. Yeah that was one of the mistakes I made because one thing about it was was to. You know we have evidence of story and the stories. We've just told. He said what he felt. You know when we did that when we did basketball love story and we asked him about the Braun on and the decision he's like. I'm taking my talents to South Beach. I mean come on. He hated it. Oh my God he he said you know he said it because he he just had a hard time. What is it? My daughter's a speech pathologist. She calls them social sakes so she works with kids who are on the spectrum with autism and she's trying to teach them how to say something Nice even if you don't really mean so like what they do. is they wrapped up gifts for all these kids. They were bad gifts on purpose to teach them and this one little boy opened up an onion and he's looking at the onion and he's he say no thank you and she's like we're going to try it again and he opens it up and he says maybe my mom can use it to cook Christmas dinner. You know well David Stern was never going to say that he was always going to say. No thank you or maybe not even thanks just no. I don't want this. It's an onion. I'm not calling anything else. But an onions he was he was one of a kind well. Jackie thank you so much for going down memory lane and there's going to be said sadden written about David over the next few weeks but nothing will ever Even even with all the stories are about to come. You know trust me. It's it's what you don't know that would probably blow your mind that's swerdlow. I wish he had a secret diary was released but well you know what I actually had a publisher call me and say all right. Let's get you. John was David Stern. You're going to a book was David Stern's can be bestseller and so I called him and he said I'm never doing a book with anyone and not you either but the way and and not only that if you try to do it I'll never talk to you again and I'll make sure no one talks to you for the book so you should just put this idea right out of your head. Yeah there there you go to bad all right listening to the hoop collective happy new year buddy unfortunately with this sad no sad story but he left the NBA much better place than when he found it. So thank you truth there's crispy and then there's crispy try our new and improved improved Tyson crispy chicken strips crispy just got crispy..
"david stern" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"I held up pretty well until walked outside of the locker room and then my legs went weak. It was very scary moment for me. It was this guy was right in my face and and you know at the time I was to unnerved to wonder like well. Would he have done that if I was a guy. I wasn't even thinking about any ass. I didn't report it. I didn't tell anybody. Certainly enough people witnessed it. I got a call the next day. Now we don't have cell phones then there's no caller ID. I just pick got my phone stern here right mcmullen what happened. I said how did you even know about it seriously. You know of course he knows everything and I tell him and he said you. We'll get a phone call within an hour an apology from this player and I sure did sure did. Yeah he the way I was thinking about. It is you know he wasn't the MBA doesn't grow without bird. Magic doesn't grow without Jordan doesn't and grow without Lebron they are the engines the drive the growth of the NBA. But David Stern was the pilot. you know. It's hard to a place in a game that's played by great athletes. It's hard to be able to understand. Worrying executive would would would rank but at the same time time he so drove the game so drove the growth of the international part of the game. You know the Dream Team and his pushing for that that and the the result that it had The NBA moving into the Chinese market the Asian markets but also just since revolutionary was him supporting Wnba. Right Jack Absolutely. That's one of his great great moments in my opinion but see the thing that the mistake people make think Brian is when they look David Stern they sell well. Let's start. His influence starts in one thousand. Nine hundred four no way before way. Before or that in the sixties he was working for the law firm that represented the NBA. It's a whole bunch along names. I'm going to get him on. Something I froze froze goes programs. Gets somebody else yet anyway. He was a young lawyer in that firm and one of the cases that he got very early on his tenure. There was Connie Hawkins since Connie Hawkins was trying to be reinstated into the to the NBA. And for those of you who aren't familiar with Connie Hawkins. He was a very young talented New York City player who who was in his mind. Falsely Accused of point shaving. He never got to play a game in college because of it and was blackballed from the NBA. Eh because These people in New York City decided he had conspired to to shave points because he had a relationship with a known fixer and it was a case that once this barry young lawyer named David Stern started looking into it in his mind smacked of unfairness and he thought had raised even had racial racial overtones to it and he went to the on a young lawyer going to the NBA. And saying you've got to fix this. This guy belongs in the NBA. I don't know what. Oh you guys are doing here. But I've reviewed these documents. You need to get this guy back into the NBA. So that's how far back David Stearns influence in the league goes and again. Also a fierce advocate as you know for African Americans in one thousand nine hundred seventy nine Magic Johnson. Everybody knows he was drafted as the number one. Pick Go. Probably what a lot of people don't always again how antiquated the NBA was at that time. The Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers. This is no Oh lie flipped a coin to see who got to get the number one pick this number. This coin flip was done in New York City. So you had bill Sharman the Lakers in La you had. I think it was probably Rod Thorn and the and the Bulls in Chicago and there was a little squawk box that everybody was listening on a three way. squawk box because one in New York one in. So the the Commissioners O'Brien at this point like a conference call a conference call but it's this little box it was actually a little. They call the squawk box and the legal counsel for the NBA. In one thousand. Nine hundred ninety nine was David Stern who presided over this coin flip and by the way the Chicago Bulls fans all voted that the Bulls should choose heads so the Bulls tools heads and the coin came up. Tales and Magic Johnson became Laker and the Bulls. Got David Greene. So again David Stern woven into the fabric of this leak thank you know I mean and the Wnba for him was a labor of love. It was never a question of if he was going to do a men's league only when it was very very important to him as you know it it had some early success and then weighing a little bit and people refused to cover it there was there was financial issues shoes. They didn't pay the players a lot of money and people would come to him and say you know maybe not this man he he would say absolutely not look go back and look at the NBA on tape delay in one thousand nine hundred eighty the finals. It takes time I will not let these women down and I would think we can all agree that he stayed true to that. Read it to his final moments of his life while Jackie now. You're talking about David Stern. I'd like to mention that you should listen to Jeremy Shampoo who is going to be giving a remembrance of David J stern on ESPN daily podcast. That publishes on Thursday. You should be checking that out every day. Anyway it's a tremendous content from the best of ESPN that we have the devolution. Jeremy Shepherd did a terrific essay For sportscenter and we'll have more on the ESPN daily podcast. He definitely collected power. That was very important to him. In one of the ways he collected power was was when he sometimes basically put owners into position he he made deals for teams I came in and you know some of the teams were failing danger. Going out of business and so I've just saving them but in a lot of situations where he'll be basically put an owner in position he would make him a deal. He may be a stretch the rules or kicks bombed the fairway or whatever and that owner would then basically be beholden to him him and they got to the point where he had this voting block and you know in a in a Lotta ways that could have been You know a bad for the NBA could have held the NBA back. One man having too much power because while the owners technically were his bosses because of the nature of how he he made it a priority to sort of have a leverage point on them or or you know have their their their undying support but he used it to be progressive. He pushed the League Ford he when the masses when when the large portions of the League weren't in favor of something but he wanted to be done he would squeeze as it through he would get on the phone and work at. Make sure that when there was a vote it went his way but it was the progressive way to grow the league and And in that way You know he's remembered at times where people would say would be abuses of power. Some people still are. I've never gotten over the Chris. Paul well understandably right. I used to try to defend him on that because The he was he was the acting he was. He was the owner. But he you know in theory at the mandate of the other teams so the Hornets Hornets. At the time were owned by the other twenty nine teams they were sort of nationalize and the concept was that he didn't you know the other teams teams didn't favor. The Lakers getting Chris Paul and therefore it didn't happen and I sort of said you know look he was just doing the bidding of his bosses and I had somebody League office telling me Brian I appreciate you say I said it on. TV A couple of times over the years and he goes. I appreciate you say that but I happen to be standing next to David David. When we heard the trade come in and he said Hell no Chris? Paul is not getting traded. The Lakers he didn't wait. For any you didn't wait for any Any mandate and date from his His the other owners. He basically made the decision in that. Moment right right so in that case and there were times where there may have been times where he might have. I've had too much power but I thought on balance. He used power for the good of the League right. No I agree but there were four times that you know. For instance that there's sort of ongoing battle with the Spurs for instance member. It's so funny to look back now on load management right. That's really what we were talking about. As Usual Popovich was way ahead of the curve on that. Didn't bring his guys and I think it was interns mind. He didn't like it but it was also I think a personal affront. They didn't notify him ahead of time you know is that he was very prideful man and he did not like to be crossed. I've I've said this before and I'll say it again. I've met a lot of amazing people in my life but he is the smartest person I have ever met Brian. I he had an answer for everything now. The answer might not have always been correct but God forbid you challenge him which we all have done from time to time he was just. He had sharpest sharpest mind and a very very sharp edge to him as well which I think he very freely acknowledged throughout his. You know L. His tenure as the Commissioner he had some blind spots of you know you talking about the blocks the people that supported him. I don't know this for a fact that you've got to. I believe that Donald Sterling was one of them. Because why else would he have looked the other way the way he did. And that's Mark Jordan. Also so you know he he's. Nobody's nobody's perfect of course but I just what I liked about. and was there were when things matter to him like supporting women and being fair to women and whether it was a woman reporter or these WNBA players whether it was being fair to African Americans making sure they. He was so fiercely supportive and the other the other example sample. I always give his magic. Listen Magic Johnson was HIV positive. None of us understood it in fact even urban himself when he right before before he was about to go on stage to tell everybody. This is what's happened to me. He turned on and launched. Lon Rosen his agent said. Do you know what you're going to say. He said you know what I'm just is GonNa tell them I'm just gonNa tell AIDS and law and said to him urban. You don't have age. You have the virus that causes H I. I was a seventh grade or something like that right so so none of us understood the severity and David Stern was up late at night calling medical experts all over the world to try to stay one step ahead so he could understand this crisis that he was dealing with and of course when retired the first time and then came back and retired the second time and then you wanted to come back when you want to come back that first time. That's when everybody starts saying well wait a minute. The All Star Game Jackie. Right right right. The also the All Star game right but that was that was accepted because that deck didn't count. No one was a new..
"david stern" Discussed on The Hoop Collective
"Slam Jam Ben. Dick what are you doing warming up to the game. I will all the Games I watch even when I can't get tickets. It helps bring stadium atmosphere to where everyone watching all the diaper. Daddy doesn't again come on Dick. Save it for the air. We've got a game and checkout vivid seats. It's the easiest way to get all the tickets to the Games. You want to go to seats for the win baby hi there. A bit of a somber reason that we're coming to you on this podcast. We didn't have scheduled but it's Sunday night or Sunday. It's New Year's Day ain't night feels like a Sunday night but it's Wednesday night and we learned today David stirrings passing and I can't imagine anybody to you talk to about this. Who could be better than Jackie macmullan who covered the NBA for a long time. Pretty much almost the whole time just a few years after David Stern or write about the same time. David Stern became the Commissioner Jackie Right. Isn't that right. Yeah that's that's right. Do you remember when you when you met David. Stern I do that is very memorable. The details surrounding the unit are hazy. Because as people can probably guess what you just told them. I'm kind of old but some time in this kind of eighties. Probably like eighty five five. Maybe eighty six. There was this tradition. And please forgive me for not remembering it properly it was either the celtics or the NBA itself used to. This is no lie. It's so funny now. 'cause this would never happen now. They had a preseason tennis tournament and I remember they play doubles and my partner was Chris Ford of the Celtics. He was at that time. I think in assistant coach or was he still playing. This is what I mean. It's all a little fuzzy to me. So they asked me. Do you play tennis and I said well I do and they said. Do you want to go to this thing and I was a new. NBA Writer. I I was going to be you know the eleventh man we still had the legend Bob Ryan working. I was working at the Boston Globe. And we had a you know a course of people that covered the the Celtics but I was going to get to be the tenth person and I was going to get to be involved a little bit so they invited me to this tennis event and it was in New York so maybe it was an mba thing and probably someone listening. Set Me Straight. But I was nervous of course because I'm not a great tennis player I hadn't played tennis in a while. And and what do I wear. I sound like the grinch what do I wear and anyway I And so I was playing with Chris who I knew a little bit and he. He's so so great and he was trying to make me comfortable. And so we're playing and I I remember I went back and I chased down a ball. You know we were both at the net. Chris we're just GonNa stay at the net the whole time and they lobbed ball overhead overhead. I was young I was in my twenties. I was in good shape. I was still playing basketball few nights a week so I ran back and hit this. Lobbying hits darn hard it went like completely not not over just the other side of the court. He was so embarrassing and I remember there. Was I the on the on the fence fences. This is so it was very nice. Tennis Club wherever it was and all of a sudden I hear this voice. And it's a guy and he's got this hat on like a Gilligan's island hat and I hear this stern here. You might not WanNa hit it so hard next time. Now it's like no. This is the commissioner of the gate. Did I just love this thing. Like the outer space and so I just always remember it because what he was trying to do was to lighten break. The tension right I I was just young writer that everybody's looking at the only woman there and that was his way of breaking the tension. I just remembered he was a very good tennis player. By the way played a lot of tennis tennis turns time so anyway. That was the first time I met him. I met him of course dealt with many many more times after that and sometimes they were very pleasant right and sometimes they weren't as you know Brian. He was credible force in nature and I was on the wrong end of that sometimes and I remember one time. He called me into his office in New York and I thought I was. He was bringing me in there like to tell me something. Great like a scoop. And he's like what happened to you. You used to be nice seriously asleep. I'm here in your office for this. He's like yeah. You used to be nice. I said well you're never nice because he wasn't you know but he was just. It was his way of just. Let me know I'm watching you. I think I'd written something critical of the League or critical of the team and he was just let me know he was paying attention. He was always paying attention. That's that's true he He had a way he could. He could win you with a sentence sometimes a word. Yeah I met him in two two thousand three at the draft lottery. The Lebron James Draft Lottery which was at the studios in Secaucus New Jersey in the middle of the the swamp and That night to the cavs had won the lottery and the Knicks did not and shortly after after the lottery was over. The cavs were having a teleconference to discuss the victory and I don't even know I had a cell phone at the time but I I I had to go into like the NBA office to listen to the teleconferencing on my way out. I ran into David Stern like in the back offices and introduce myself to him and with the Akron Beacon Journal and he said Ha this will show everybody to think that That I fix lotteries nobody aged. NOBODY WANTED TO GO TO CLEVELAND. PEOPLE WANNA GO TO CLEVELAND. Where were you people? And you know he was he was charming about it but it was sort of his the how Oh you bet and I have many interactions with as you did well. Here's my favorite. You want to hear my favorite interactive David Stern. So it's one thousand nine hundred five there's a lockout and they're having these meetings in New York you know they're trying to rectify rectify this because this is not what the NBA does. That was the first lockout in history. I was a young wasn't a young reporter anymore but I was just starting to do more television and even though I was still working at the Boston Globe I was doing freelance stuff for ESPN. They had me do a little something. I'm embarrassed don't look it up talking to tell the name of it a little weekly. MBA report anyway. Somehow someone decided I should be at the lockout at this. This newer courthouse live. We should we do a live report from this from this courthouse in New York. And so I'm like okay. Sure so I say I forget what I don't think the lockout lockout ended because then ended on a vote. I think they were having meetings wherever anyway stern was there. And I'm standing up to do this. This live shot and they've got me position in in the hallway so it looks very regal very official and I go to do the stand up in you know got my Mike and I'm looking at the camera and all of a sudden stern walks Out and I'm doing this live shot. And he standing behind the camera like a seven year old with his fingers in his ears would lean and making faces and tried to make me laugh on live television and that was one of my favorite memories because it was so stern he he was is a lot he had moments like this people that knew him well saw these moments all the time but he was also he was testing me he was challenging me. That's what he always was doing doing with people right. He was always challenging. You making you a little bit uncomfortable and seeing how you would react tests little tests all the way through member. I was very young when I first met him. I was in my twenties. And all the way up to my fifties. This guy who I've known forever and got to like very much. Even we know there were times that he infuriated me. And I'm sure I if you're aided him but the but the these little tests they never stopped they never been you know he was listening. The people tell stories about him the the the broad spectrum where he could absolutely shoot daggers on the other hand the extreme kindness in them in two thousand eight. I got very sick and I was in the hospital for a few months over the summer and the season opener that year was the cavs is at the Celtics. Celtics got their rings that night and I made that I was able to recover enough to make the season opener which I didn't tell anybody. It was very important intimate make and before the game I was sitting in the Celtics pressroom. You know that room. Jackie that's mcdonagh pressroom writing You know before the game an hour before the game. We're so and I was just minding my own business writing my computer pewter and I felt this hand on my shoulder I turn house David Stern and he said I'm so glad to see you here. I wasn't sure we're going to have you back. And so that was very meaningful to me that he saw you know he was there to give the rings and so the fact that he came to sought me out was very meaningful then. Two years later the summer that Lebron signed signed with the heat the cavs were of course very upset about it. Basically a quasi believed that the heat retaliating so happening to is this day as a matter of fact when a team loses a free agent. There's complaints about tampering. So it wasn't unusual for it to happen and I had written kind of extensively about it and and David Stern was at the Board of governors meeting in A couple of days maybe like maybe three or four days after the decision I'd done Salat of reporting about how the cavs were upset and We're ready to go into the press conference and he walked him before I even got to the podium and he saw me just pointed at me and said You you are causing a lot of problems right now and I so could be at both ends ends of it. That's Yeah that's doing your job this job now. Of course he was the one thing that he was Without fail it was a fierce fierce advocate for women he just wouldn't stand for any impropriety regarding women. He also as we can see by the decisions he made in the Front Office of the NBA in the amount of people that he promoted and held up through his tenure as commissioner mission. But you know in the in the nineties later again memories fuzzy but I'd written a com. That was very very critical of the player. Who I'm knocking an in name? Only because after all these years we've finally buried the hatchet and every time I bring up the story it causes in problems so I'm not going to name him anymore and this story I wrote a the story was very critical of him. Very very upset of course showed up. It was the team that he was a visiting team in. Boston came to play and he confronted in the Locker Room. They're all big. They're all strong. They're all little scary when they're angry at you. Two inches from your face. He had to be separated by his teammates. It was very very unnerving experience for me..
"david stern" Discussed on First Take
"Of course but that doesn't mean that you say they can't drink alcohol on their own time particularly a league that is in bed with companies that pedal alcoholic beverages it is absurd if that's the standard that especially once marijuana's legalized to set if the is alcohol marijuana passes that threshold every credible peer review study ever done reality all is worse society hewlett and for the individual is is certainly is no better than we'd in fact it's usually worse according to every study ever done so it is studies studies have have have yet have your bettered satellite will have your back court sodden seat somebody's do you right now mess here's what i tell you well here's what i'm telling you as a fact trust me when i tell you this if you can do it recreational leave without any repercussions they will show up to the game that way so i thought well and they should they should be penalized on a case by case basis shocking to me what is david stern david stern if you show up high if it gives you know then that is a bad thing you should be changed or not play that game whatever the point is they are fine david start just as if you short drunk the same thing david stern david stern great commissioner is sitting here saying that sanjay gupta cnn report opened his eyes about medical marijuana and recreational marijuana eta that's absurd he was he was the he ran a professional sports league that that that that wouldn't allow people to do something like he had no knowledge of this the prohibition against marijuana is based almost exclusively on a government propaganda campaign that was southfield non government get your i talk about i'm so we're not talking reality rather than intake break get back to that.