David Stern was on with Cowherd yesterday discussing the whole LeBron debacle not shaking hands debacle. When asked if he wasn’t “happy” he replied by saying “I think that’s fair to say.”
However, later in the day, a spokesman for the NBA said LeBron would not be fined. This is a huge problem. There are precedents for fining players who don’t meet with the media after the game. This is your star player. The playoffs are your featured event. LeBron needs to be punished. I don’t care that some journalist think its cool that he walked off (I’m lokking at you Simmons). The same media that makes him a puppet and calls him a witness and asks if he is as good as a 3 time champion needs to discuss his feelings on losing before he was expected to. Don;t cheapen that. Don’t let him get awya with it Stern. At the very least, rip him voer the phone. You are one of his bosses, he is an employee… let him know that as an emerging leader in this business, he has to conduct himself professionally. Because he is a professional basketball player. End rant.