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Crooked David Stern.

http://blog.seattlepi.com/sonics/2013/04/11/does-nba-commissioner-david-...

I just find it shady the way he deals with seattle... PERSONALLY seeking investors to keep the team in Sac? "Here, invest in the kings, and I'll make sure they get Andrew Wiggins and we will double your investment." Personally I just find the credibility of the league damaged. He's a little power tripping man, who somehow got pissed off at seattle and vowed to "never give them an NBA team again". I'm not saying we should get the kings, but seattle is a basketball city, and it needs a basketball team. Stern's power trip isn't going to let that happen.


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just a quick question since

just a quick question since you said you're from Seattle. What team do you root for now? Do some people still root for OKC or maybe Portland? I live in Jersey so its basically you're a sixers fan or a Knicks fan (Like myself)

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If you believe in conspiracies

If you believe in conspiracies, Sacramento haven't won the lottery since 1989 despite having one of the worst records in recent years the Kings haven't landed a top-three pick, in fact they've fell everytime since the 2009 draft lottery, they haven't won more than 30 games since their 38 game winning 07-08 season yet they haven't landed the top pick or the second or even the third? Let's not go into detail about that infamous play-off series either. It sounds to me that Stern is obligated to say this to make it sound like he's in touch with the fans and the city.

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I hate OKC and &$#%#&@! the

I hate OKC and &$#%#&@! the Blazers.

David Stern is acting like Kim Jong Un of the NBA

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This game ain't basketball

This game ain't basketball anymore it's entertainment, It's starting to get like the WWF. There ain't no real wrestling anymore either. It's all fake.

- Rasheed Wallace

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David Stern

David Stern

LeBron left Cleveland - Cavaliers get Kyrie Irving
Abe Pollin passes away - Wizards get John Wall
New Orleans potentially could have been moved. What does Stern do? Make the Hornets/Pelicans a team that an owner would want to buy by giving them the 1st overall pick, which we know, they selected Anthony Davis

Now if this trend continues... Expect the Kings to get a 1st pick this year or next year. YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST (as long as Stern is the commissioner, actually I would expect the same thing with Adam Silver too)

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dude, the magic lost dwight,

dude, the magic lost dwight, they WILL get the #1 pick. mark these words.

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I understand as a Seattle fan

I understand as a Seattle fan why you are upset at stern over this, but I dont see anything wrong or conspiracy about it. The NBA puts certain demands on all cities when it comes to keeping a team which includes having an updated arena and solid financial backing. When the sonics left Seattle, the NBA had given the city of Seattle years to approve a new arena and they didn't. So stern didn't feel obligated to keep them there. With the kings, stern was ready and vocal about supporting a move to Seattle. However now the city of sac has stepped with the money and an approved arena deal that will open up years before a new arena In Seattle can be built. The commisioner has the right to demand certain things from a city and if the city steps up and delivers on all those demands, he should never push a team out of a city. First obligation should always be to keep teams where they are. Sac stepped up and Seattle didn't at the time they lost the sonics. I do agree Seattle is clearly an NBA worthy city and now that thwy have the money and willingness to build a new arena hopefully they get a team soon.

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Wiggins

Wiggins is going to the Raptors, everyone knows that. They'll get the #1 pick and get the great Canadian. I thought this was common knowledge

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Just look at the Joe Smith contract

Just look at the Joe Smith contract to see how Stern runs the NBA. Yes Minny was caught and they were guilty but that was a massive penalty to pay and no team has ever been punished as much as they were. Then look at the 13 years in the lottery to see that they have never moved up even a single spot while teams like Orlando somehow landed the number one draft pick twice. I enjoy watching the NBA because it's like WrestleMania, as long as you know there is more entertainment than ethics you can still have a good time.

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Just look at the Joe Smith contract

Just look at the Joe Smith contract to see how Stern runs the NBA. Yes Minny was caught and they were guilty but that was a massive penalty to pay and no team has ever been punished as much as they were. Then look at the 13 years in the lottery to see that they have never moved up even a single spot while teams like Orlando somehow landed the number one draft pick twice. I enjoy watching the NBA because it's like WrestleMania, as long as you know there is more entertainment than ethics you can still have a good time.

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