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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: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:49 am

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

Is anyone privy to the parameters of Danny Granger's remaining contract, and how long he is with the Pacers. I identified him earlier as the classic instance of a star player in a smaller market that would love to beat it out of town to the Chicago/Laker/Knick/Dallas/Miami/Bo

ston fast track. When the Paul trade was negated, do not think for a minute this resonated poorly with Danny Granger. My guess is he wants out of Indianapolis so badly he can taste it.

Again, I am sorry, but the Pacers should be in the best possible position to retain him. If he should be traded to one the aforementioend teams, the player that should be returned back to the Pacers should be of equal caliber: Stoudemire, Bryant, Rose, Nowitzki, etc. Star for star trades should be the exception, as coalescing star players together with the same team is a harm to competitive balance.

Since: Apr 4, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:26 am

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

Unfair HOW????  You are obviously a FREAKIN MORON!!!!! It was COMPLETLY FAIR!!!  The Rockets got their much coveted Big man, The Lakers got their much needed point guard, and NO got much needed talent and depth and a 1st rd. pick. You obviously don't comprehend the meaning of fair.  Any way trades are not suppose to be fair. They are suppose to be in the best interests of the teams involved period. It shouldn't matter what the rest of the league thinks. They should run their teams better, scout better draft better hire better GM's. Those small market owner are hypocrites, they knew they were not buying the Celtic,or the Bulls, or the Lakers. They need to follow the blueprints left by SanAntonio and Oklahoma City!! Stern had better let this deal go through. He will end up hurtiung NO if not. This was cowardice. So when Paul leaves and NO gets nothing inreturn, then what??? AT least this trade they actually got a lot in return. I just don't understand Stern lack of a spine!!

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:16 am

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

The only team that trade was unfair to was Houston.  New Orleans (who currently only has 6 players under contract) got 2 starters, a REALLY good backup PG and a first round pick.  Odom we know.  If you don't know Kevin Martin, he averaged 20+ ppg in Sacramento two years back, and Luis Scola is a very versatile, tough replacement for David West.  The Lakers gave up who many called "the best skilled bigman in the league" (Pau should have been the MVP of the Finals two years ago), and Lamar Odom, but got back a stud. 

Houston gave up 3 guys and a first rounder for Pau Gasol - THAT seems to be the only part that confused me. 

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:12 am

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

The entire sport is a joke now! The players, the owner, the NBA wonks! All FAIL! Looking forward to a Christmas Day WITHOUT 5 NBA games to watch.

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:11 am

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

The only smart thing done by the commissioner for a long time.  That trade was so uneven I cannot begin to explain, sorry Lakers, you will have to find another way to purchase a title.

Since: Apr 19, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:40 am

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

Well said, Mr. Granger.  Hopefully there will be other remarks like this across the NBA.  Hopefully such an outrage rises up that Stern finally gets ousted.  Whether or not you agree with Gumbel's remarks is irrelevant.  The bottom line is Stern has ran the NBA into the ground.  This is just the latest example of him using his iron fist.  It has to end at some point.  Not sure how Stern has managed to stay in charge for so long.

Since: May 29, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:26 am

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

A league owned team should not make any deals(my opinion of course)i don't see that being in anybodies best interest but Dell Demps should of not been out there negotiating either.

What should of happened was they should of said we will see after the season but to have a deal in place and then pull the plug looks bad.

Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:13 am

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

All Stern did was Kill the Hornets chance of getting better. Yes I hate losing Paul. But since he was leaving anyway, why not get something for him. Stern just let Paul leave the Hornets at the end of the season as a free agent and go to whatever team he wants. How is that any different than getting traded.  And by the way, Hornets will get nothing at the end of the season for him.

Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 8:12 am

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

I have a new favorite player and his name is Danny Granger.

Since: Oct 29, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 7:51 am

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


Please refrain from ever mentioning the Gumbel comments again.  If you know any toddlers or infants, a rundown of their daily noises and utterings would be more beneficial to the board than anything Gumbel has to say.  Anyone comparing athletes making millions of dollars per year to slaves is a buffoon.    &nb


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