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Why Doesn’t The NBA Discipline Management Like It Does Players? November 27, 2008

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It’s no secret I love the NBA. Common knowledge. As such, I’ve been following the soap opera Stephon Marbury and the Mike D’A + the Knick Brass have been starring in regarding his playing time in the last year of his contract. I’m definitely not a Marbury fan, but I do think he’s an unquestioned, elite NBA talent who did the right thing with his Starbury shoe & apparel line; so for a fan like me, this whole situation is really, really unfortunate.

The latest episode of the drama finds Starbury seeming to refuse to play after the Knicks Brass made roster changes that left the team depleted and unable to suit the NBA-minimum number of players for a game to be played: http://blogs.nypost.com/sports/knicks/archives/2008/11/starbury_to_mik.html.

Why blog this? Because the Stern+the NBA Brass play “daddy” whenever players conduct displays a less than professional image for the NBA, but when owners and management do the same, they play mum. Believe it or not, I’m a HUGE David Stern fan. I think he’s done incredible things with moving the game forward in all its aspects. But I always thought it was a slippery slope for the NBA to start managing GROWN MEN’S choices in fashion in the name of “a better NBA”. Now that they have, why does it stop with the players? Where’s Stern now? This soap opera needs to be cancelled. Asap. None of this foolishness needs to be in my NBA rss feeds. I certainly would rather have read about some ridiculous bling-bling dripping off some 7th man’s neck rather than read about how continues to whine about the public dissing Mike D’A+Walsh do on the regular by not keeping this situation private and handled.

Stern step in. Please. And handle the business the Knicks can’t. Or won’t. The fans will thank you for it. We might even buy tix to Knicks games.

On second thought…



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