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NBA Lockout: David Stern says 'I'm not scared'

Posted on: June 30, 2011 5:33 pm
Edited on: June 30, 2011 6:12 pm
 
NBA commissioner David Stern says he is not scared of an NBA lockout. Posted by Ben Golliver.

Following a bargaining session in New York City on Thursday, NBA owners informed the players that there would be a league-wide lockout, effective at midnight.

After that announcement, NBA commissioner David Stern and his deputy, Adam Silver, addressed reporters in a televised press conference.

Stern was asked what scares him about an upcoming lockout, which could result in a work stoppage and missed games if the two sides are not able to reach a compromise and create a new collective bargaining agreement.

Stern said, "I'm not scared, I'm resigned to the potential damage that it can cause to our league. As I said earlier, all of the people who earn a living from our league, as we get deeper into it, these things have a capacity to take on a life of their own. You never can predict what will happen."

During the 2010-2011 NBA season, the league enjoyed record television ratings and website traffic. A lockout, some fear, could damage that progress made and turn fans off.

Here's video of NBA commissioner David Stern saying that he is not scared.




Comments

Since: Dec 14, 2010
Posted on: June 30, 2011 7:23 pm
 

NBA Lockout: David Stern says 'I'm not scared'

he was asked what he was scared of & he replied that he wasn't scared. he wasn't asking for a medal, he simply answered a question given to him. why do you twist things around, do you work for the media?



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 30, 2011 6:30 pm
 

NBA Lockout: David Stern says 'I'm not scared'

fk Stern.  He looks like an elf



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 30, 2011 6:07 pm
 

stern the brave

stern makes millions, guaranteed from the owners---he's "not scared."  that's a brave man---should he get a medal?


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