David Stern commits blasphemy
Disclaimer: I am not some overreacting Jazz fan in this instance.
WTF. Just WTF, ok? For the commissioner to say this, even as a joke, is in such poor taste. Especially when his concern (and by “concern,” I mean “disregard”) for small market teams is, at present, so much in question.
Not to mention StocktonandMalone was created through divine intervention. And not to mention they were drafted by one team and were loyal to that team and each other for two decades. It’s sickening that Stern thinks it’s funny to compare them, and their legacy, and what they meant to the state of Utah, to LBJ and Bosh, who in all likelihood would’ve died playing in the 80s and 90s or been killed by their teammates for their diva attitudes and attention whoring. With Stern at the helm, it’s no wonder the league is in the state of disarray it is in today.
(Michael Anastasi is the Trib’s managing editor of Sports, Features, Photography and Production.)