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Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:44 am
Edited on: December 9, 2011 2:19 am
Posted by Ben Golliver

NBA commissioner David Stern made the controversial decision on Thursday to step in and veto a trade that would have sent New Orleans Hornets point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. The outrage over Stern's alleged over-reaching was fast and furious online, and not just among media and fans.

Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger took to Twitter to express his mildly profane and brutally honest thoughts.

"Due to the sabotaging of the LA/NO trade by David Stern," Granger wrote, "and following in the foosteps of my athlete brethern (sic) Metta World Peace and Chad Ochocinco, I'm changing my last name to 'Stern's Bi#&h', effective immediately."

Here's the visual proof. Pretty classic. Especially cool if you happen to be an acorn or squirrel enthusiast.

Granger later clarified that he was "obviously kidding."

As both the NBA's Board of Governors and the National Basketball Players Association ratified the league's new collective bargaining agreement on Thursday, Granger's straight talk might have opened him up to a possible fine.

Tension regarding Stern's treatment of players was a hot topic during the lockout. Television commentator Bryant Gumbel criticized Stern for carrying himself like a "modern plantation overseer" and NBPA attorney Jeffrey Kessler said that Stern treated the players "like plantation workers."

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:47 pm

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

In other words "The CBA should be negotiated."  This isn't the NFL.

Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:45 pm

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

Huh?  The NBA is now a joke.  Paul will be with the Lakers next year and New Orleans will have nothing.  Also, the Lakers are in the finals every other year at least.

Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:16 pm

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

Read the article on the front page of sportsline...why should someone retype it for you? Are you that lazy?

Since: Dec 23, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:14 pm

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'


You need to get your facts straight.  The NBA cap is $58 million; the Lakers payroll is $91 million; Gasol and Odom combined salaries are $28 million.  Even if they didn't add Chris Paul or sign him to a 5 yr/$100 million contract, they are over the cap.  They cannot sign Howard or any other big name free agent next year or anytime soon.

Do a little research before you post ignorant comments. 

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 12:09 pm

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

What Trade? I feel like this 2 girls 1 cup all over again. Everyone knows what's going on but me. I need details. Please

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:49 am

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

The people who complain that this trade was fair was are morons. Had the league approved this trade with what the Lakers gave up it would've given them the cap room to resign Paul to a long term deal as well as Howard. Something like 40 million in cap space by the beginning of next year. Then we would've had another version of the Heat, this time in the western conference. It would've ended up being Lakers vs Heat in the finals for the next five years, and no one outside of those two team's fanbase wants to see that. That's why Stern stepped in and vetoed this trade. It had to be done for the sake of the leagues future.

Since: Jan 29, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:38 am

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

Can some one please tell me what the deal was? I keep hearing a deal was nixed between the Hornets and Lakers, but I have no idea what it consisted of.

Since: Sep 18, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:26 am

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

i thought the owners wanted competitive balance? this was by far a better trade for the Hornets. would it be better for Chris Paul to stay with the Hornets and walk as a free agent after the year. This would leave them without a superstar or any tradable assets. Isnt that the exact thing that caused Dan Gilbert to wright a hate filled borderline racist letter when Lebron left. "Players cant go where the want we r in control", is what Gilbert was really saying. And the whole thing about it unfair for a few teams at the top to have all the wealth is crazy. check NBA history its always been like that. Lakers, Celtics, Bulls and Spurs have a combined 43 titles. Stern and Owners where not complaining about competitive balance when Jordan was hanging banners he aquired at a time the league was more watered down than ever. Heck they even added expansion teams to dilute it more, in canada no less WTF. So if it comes to the point of the League controling where a player can be traded to, why was Gumbles comments about plantation owners out of line...Looks more like the truth.

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:19 am

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

WHAT?  Danny Granger is the classic case of a guy who would be a #3 option on a good team but plays on a bad team where he's giving the green light. 

Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 11:03 am

Danny Granger tweets: Call me 'Stern's B****'

If you think Danny Granger for STAT, Bryant, Rose or Nowitzki is a good trade your obviously an idiot!  Granger is happy in Indy and would sign a lifetime deal if the league would allow it.  He is nowhere near a star player, he is a good player putting up decent numbers on a bad team!  He is not capable of being the go to guy on a championship caliber team! 

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