Well I had seen some mentions of this on Twitter, and caught the actual talking that happened, and have to say I’m actually on Jim Rome’s side with this one. He asked a fair enough question, and all David Stern had to say was I’m not going to answer that, and ask to move on.
But David Stern has always had this snarky side of him, and he took it a step further with the question “well, Jim, do you still beat your wife?” So let’s go from a remark about the NBA, which is David Stern’s company, and jump to someone that is personal and deals with a personal issue. I definitely don’t agree with something like that. I can see if you’re in that line of questioning, then things will come out.
There’s no reason at all for Stern to come out all defensive about this, and the conspiracy theorists will actually use this as fuel for their fire with the way Stern tried to side step it so much. If there’s nothing there, then say that. Or just move on.
Then Stern even throws out the remark “I’ve got more important people to talk to, like Stephen A. Smith.” Now come on, Stephen A Smith is the best way to squash this. He’s not that much above Jim Rome when it comes to throwing out thoughts and trying to get reactions. We all know what Jim Rome does, which is why people love him or hate him in my mind.
So the question is whose side are you on for this fight? David Stern or Jim Rome?