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JordansBulls
11-09-2011, 02:34 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_ylt=Aska2fg_V4iXjb9HYhB9WE28vLYF?slug=ap-stern-racialcomment




NEW YORK (AP)—Magic Johnson said it’s “ridiculous” to suggest David Stern is racist, saying it’s OK to disagree with the NBA commissioner but that you “can’t attack the man and what he stands for.” Players such as Johnson and Bill Russell called the league office to support Stern, who is leading owners in a bitter dispute with the players.







NEW YORK (AP)—Magic Johnson said it’s “ridiculous” to suggest David Stern is racist, saying it’s OK to disagree with the NBA commissioner but that you “can’t attack the man and what he stands for.” Players such as Johnson and Bill Russell called the league office to support Stern, who is leading owners in a bitter dispute with the players.






“This league is more diverse than any other league and has more minorities in powerful positions than any other league,” Johnson said during a phone interview. “That’s all about David Stern and his vision and what he wanted to do. He made sure minorities had high-ranking positions from the league office all the way down to coaches and front office people.”





Johnson recalled it was Stern who offered him a place in the 1992 NBA All-Star game, even over some players’ wishes after he had retired the previous November because of HIV. And it was Stern who included Johnson that summer on the Dream Team that won the Olympic gold medal.

Badluck33
11-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Those two must not work on the plantation with Masta Stern....

ttam68
11-09-2011, 02:44 PM
Saying he isn't racist does not equal "supporting" in the broad sense during a labor negotiation

Da Knicks
11-09-2011, 03:02 PM
In all truth stern has to work with both sides, he has to save face.

ShakeN'Bake
11-09-2011, 03:05 PM
Saying he isn't racist does not equal "supporting" in the broad sense during a labor negotiation

This is true. But I think you are taking the wrong connotation of support as used here.

gotoHcarolina52
11-09-2011, 03:12 PM
Jeffrey Kessler is a dumbass.

gwrighter
11-09-2011, 03:18 PM
lol obviously stern isnt racist, not even a debate.

SteBO
11-09-2011, 03:25 PM
Poor judgement on Kessler's part really. I don't even like Stern, but he isn't a racist.

iggypop123
11-09-2011, 03:27 PM
he isnt racist, the guy just used the wrong hyperbole to make his point. but his point shouldnt be lost. its a tough situation. if you just say the are scewing the players nobody will listen. talk about plantations and race suddenly everyone listens!

ramansingh3
11-09-2011, 07:54 PM
Plain and Simple, David Stern is not a racist.

ChiSox219
11-09-2011, 08:00 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIUzLpO1kxI