“This is going to be short for me. I have a game to in Oklahoma City.”
David Stern, or anyone else for that matter, deserves the benefit of doubt when a hurtful statement like that is made, which could be determined as a simple faux pas and dismissed as unintentional. But now enough time has passed that the lack of some sort of response or apology to that statement is just as classless as intending to make the statement for spiteful reasons to begin with. It further proves that Stern is the smug, petty, childlike, grudge-holding person that Seattle sports fans have learned to dislike. With Stern’s impending retirement, the NBA will have restored some of it’s dignity and Seattle’s chances of getting a team will be greatly enhanced.