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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.

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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."
Comments

Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:34 am
 

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

Wasn't this said technically before the league starts back up and the lockout is lifted in the morning? I don't know how much leverage the league has here plus Granger makes like 12 million. My guess is he can afford it. haha



Since: Jun 27, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:21 am
 

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

Not enough to hand over the owners $3 Billion in the lastest CBA, but now your giving them some of your own money once your fined for this stupid comment. Enjoy the fine!


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