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David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:30 pm
Edited on: October 20, 2011 5:31 pm
 
Posted by Ben Golliver

Billionaires and millions holding the sport of basketball hostage. Yes, it's enough to make you ill.

It's enough to make NBA commissioner David Stern sick too, apparently.

NBA deputy commissioner Adam Silver met with reports in New York City on Thursday to inform them that Stern is sick with the flu and was not able to attend an NBA Board of Governors meeting and will likely not be able to attend Thursday afternoon labor negotiations with the National Basketball Players Association either.

"I'm sure David's flu was not helped, his symptoms were not helped by the fact that we had several late nights this week," Silver said. "It's been a long week for anybody, but particularly with our Board of Governors meetings and the negotiations, I think he just got a little bit worn down. He's still very active in this process and I'm sure he will be addressing our committe by conference call."

Silver said he and Stern remain in constant contact. 

"He's still actively working at home, my Blackberry is buzzing on my waist as I sit here," Silver said. "Most likely [he] will not be here at the bargaining session this afternoon. But, like I said, we will be fully engaged in the committee, led by Peter Holt. He will be an active participant even though he will not be there in person."

Reports surfaced on Wednesday evening that some progress had finally been in the labor negotiations during the 24 hours of negotiations that took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Here's video of Silver's remarks.


Comments

Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:28 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

David Stern is an idiot, but who cares? So they have to wait another day or two to work on a deal that should have been done a long time ago. Big deal. It's better than having someone with the flu bring it to work and make everyone else sick. Good luck getting a deal done when everyone's keeled over a bucket or choking back their own phlegm. 



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:58 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

Too sick to sit in a meeting?

Give me a break!



Since: Nov 22, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:57 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

This lockout will be settled in 7 days or less, and they will announce that they won't be missing as many games as previosly announced. Money rules!



Since: Dec 12, 2009
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:54 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

....Just goes to show that Stern is unfit to lead this league. He is getting too old and at a time when the league needs leadership he is not there.....He has penty of money to go to the best medical facilities and to purchase the best meds....

Plus this league has supposedly lost revenue under his watch.

He is mainly responsible for this mess and time has passed him by....

Time for him to go!!!



Since: Jul 13, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:37 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

How dare you compare the great Michael Scott to the worm that is David Stern!



Since: May 2, 2010
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:19 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

David Stern = Michael Scott. What a lame ass!!



Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 2:08 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

What an unbelievable joke.  I sincerely hope that there is NO NBA season and that Stern and everyone else loses s boat-load of dough.  It will teach them a lesson.  The NBA has turned into a sad joke.....



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 1:56 pm
 

David Stern calls in sick to NBA meetings

This all could have been avoided with a $30 Flu Shot from his local pharmacist.


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